13th International Fire Blight Workshop
2.-5. July 2013, Zürich, Switzerland
Organisers: Fabio Rezzonico, Brion Duffy, and Cesare Gessler
You are cordially invited to attend the 13th International Fire Blight Workshop in Zürich, Switzerland. The meeting will cover all the aspects of fire blight research, presenting the latest advances in relevant fields such as host and pathogen genetics/genomics, host-pathogen interactions and behaviour, disease epidemiology and ecology, pathogen identification, resistance breeding, chemical/biological control and disease management strategies.
The meeting will be held 2.-5. July 2013 at the main building (HG) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Campus Zentrum) overlooking downtown Zürich. A number of rooms in nearby hotels were pre-booked for participants of Fire Blight 2013 by local organizers. The meeting site is easily accessed by a short train ride (20') from Zürich Airport (ZHR).
There will be a number of social events organized throughout the week (walking tour of Zürich old-city, dinner in a downtown beer garden, excursion to Agroscope Research Station in Wädenswil with visit to labs and orchards followed by a BBQ dinner) to give the opportunity to the participants to socialize among each other and learn more about the different aspects of life in Switzerland .
We hope that you can join us in Zürich to share the current advances in fire blight research, connect with colleagues, and visit our beautiful country.
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For questions about Fire Blight 2013, please e-mail the conference organizers. No printed materials will be sent regarding the meeting. All information will be sent via e-mail.
Fire Blight 2013
Fabio Rezzonico, meeting co-organizer
8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)44 7836331
Local Organising Committee:
C. Gessler (ETH Zürich), B. Duffy, F. Rezzonico, C. Pelludat, E. Holliger (Swiss National Competence Center for Fire Blight), and C. Enz, K. Gruber, A. Bühlmann, M. Kellerhals (Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil)
Cesare Gessler, Fabio Rezzonico, Brion Duffy, Virginia Stockwell, Antonet Svircev, Leonor Cruz, Joanna Pulawska, Maria Lopez, Hatice Ozaktan, Tim Smith, Theo Smits, Ken Johnson, Markus Kellerhals
Latest update: 8 May 2013
Registration is now open!
Please click on the following link to go to the registration page of Fire Blight 2013.
Abstract submission: in order to minimize post-submission editing, please stick to the abstract guidlines depicted below.
You can download our MS word template and modifiy it to create your abstract(s), which can be submitted along with the registration form or separately following the instructions described in abstract submission page.
Monday July 1st, 2013 (13:00-18:00)
European Union EUPHRESCO II ERA-Net Project Meeting PhytFire.
Tuesday July 2nd, 2013 (09:30-12:00)
Closing meeting of Agroscope's research program ProfiCrops (in German, with simultaneous translation in French).
(Program available soon)