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COST Action SUSTAIN - FA1208 - Pathogen-informed strategies for sustainable broad-spectrum crop resistance

1st Annual Conference

COST FA1208 meeting 9-11 October 2013 at Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS, UK

The first annual meeting of COST Action FA1208 "Pathogen-informed strategies for sustainable broad-spectrum crop resistance" was held in Birnam, Scotland from  9-11 October 2013, uniting 77 participants from 22 countries.
   
Click here for the Abstract Book of the conference. For more information about the meeting, visit the meeting website.

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Wednesday 9th October 2013

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8:30 - 8:45
Welcome and introductory remarks

Thomas Kroj, Chair of the COST Action FA1208
John Jones, Local Organiser

WG1 - Pathogen effectors and virulence

Chair : John Jones

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8:45-9:15

MANTELIN, S.1, Thorpe, P.1,2, Cock, P.J.1, Coke, M. 2, Urwin, P.E.2 & Jones, J.T.1 (James Hutton Institute & University of Leeds, UK)

  • Identification and functional characterisation of G. pallida effectors and their host targets
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9:15 - 9:35
   
Mathieu Gourgues (INRA / University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France)

  • Two penetration specific effectors from Phytophthora parasitica modulate hormonal physiology of the host to facilitate infection.
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9:35 - 9:55

ALI AHMED, Carsten Pedersen & Hans Thordal-Christensen (Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • Functional analysis of barley powdery mildew effector candidates and identification of their barley targets.
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9:55 - 10:15

HAZEL MCLELLAN, Petra C. Boevink, Leighton Pritchard, Miles R. Armstrong and Paul R.J. Birch (University of Dundee/ James Hutton Institute, UK)

  • An RxLR effector from Phythophthora infestans prevents nuclear accumulation of two potato NAC transcription factors

  
10:15 - 10:45    BREAK
   

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10:45 - 11:15

Amey Redkar, Lena Schilling, Alexandra Matei, Christoph Hemetsberger, Ziba Ajami-Rashidi, Virginia Walbot & GUNTHER DOEHLEMANN (Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany)

  • Formation of plant tumors in the Ustilago maydis – maize interaction requires organ-specific activity of secreted effector proteins.
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11:15-11:35

 REMCO STAM, Motion, G.B., Boevink, P.C. & Huitema, E. (University of Dundee/ James Hutton Institute, UK)

  • A Phytophthora capsici CRN effector targets a tomato TCP transcription factor to affect its function.
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11:35-11:55

Kombrink, A., SÁNCHEZ VALLET, A., Faino, L., Valkenburg, D.J., van den Berg, G. & Thomma, B.P.H.J.(Wageningen University, Netherlands)

  • Suppression of Chitin-Triggered Immunity, and Other Functions of Fungal LysM Effectors.
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11:55-12:15

G. GHEYSEN, L. Bauters, S. Nowak, D. Naalden & A. Haegeman (Ghent University, Belgium)

  • Effector analysis of two different types of rice nematodes, the sedentary Meloidogyne graminicola and the migratory Hirschmanniella oryzae.

   
12:15 - 13:45    LUNCH
   

WG2 - Plant proteins and processes targeted by effectors

Chairs : Hans Thordal-Christensen & Nemo Peeters

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13:45-14:15

Dionne Turnbull, Susan Breen, Miles Armstrong, Stefan Engelhardt, Licida Giuliani, Ingo Hein, Paul Birch & ELEANOR GILROY (University of Dundee & James Hutton Institute, UK)

  • Pumped up on (brassino)steroids: the late blight pathogen manipulates the BR pathway in potato.
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14:15-14:35

ANGELA CHAPARRO GARCIA, Tolga Bozkurt, Sebastian Schornack & Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)

  • Phytophthora infestans RXLR effector AVR3a targets a GTPase involved in plant immunity.
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14:35-14:55

DU, Y. Bouwmeester, K. & Govers, F (University of Wageningen, Netherlands)

  • A novel host target of Phytophthora infestans RXLR effector.
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14:55-15:15

Giska, F., Taube, M., Piechocki, M., Hoser, R., Kozak, M., Hennig, J. & KRZYMOWSKA, M. (Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Poland)

  • Interactions of HopQ1, a type III secretion effector from Pseudomonas syringae, with host 14‐3‐3 proteins

   
15:15 - 15:45    BREAK
   

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15:45-16:15

Mark Kwaaitaal, Mads Eggert Nielsen & HANS THORDAL-CHRISTENSEN (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • Analysis of barley cell vesicle trafficking after powdery mildew invasion reveals the identity of the extrahaustorial membrane
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16:15-16:35

Jose L. Lozano-Torres, Ruud H.P. Wilbers, Sonja van Warmerdam, Anna Finkers-Tomczak, Casper C. van Schaik, Hein Overmars, Jaap Bakker, Aska Goverse, Arjen Schots & GEERT SMANT (University of Wageningen, Netherlands)

  • Secreted venom allergen-like proteins of plant-parasitic nematodes modulate defence responses in host plants
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16:55-17:15

STREUBEL, J., Pesce, C., Hutin, M., Koebnik, R., Boch, J. & Szurek, B (University of Halle, Germany, IRD Montpellier, France & U. Louvaine)

  • Rice SWEETs as virulence targets for Xanthomonas TALEs
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17:15-17:35

 Teper, D., Salomon, D., Sunitha, S., Mudgett, M.B. & SESSA, G (Tel Aviv University, Israel & Stanford University, USA)

  • Xanthomonas campestris type III effector XopQ interacts with tomato and pepper 14-3-3 isoforms to suppress effector-triggered immunity
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17:35-17:55

TOLGA O. BOZKURT, Khaoula Belhaj Angela Chaparro-Garcia & Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)

  • An endocytotic pathway targeting the vacuole is re-routed towards pathogen penetration sites in Plants

    
   

Thursday 10th October 2013

WG3 - Effector evolution and diversification

Chair : Didier Tharreau

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9:00-9:20

CANO, L.M.1, Cooke, D.E.L.2, Raffaele, S.3, Pais, M.1, Oliva, R.F.4, Etherington, G.1, Birch, P.R.J.2, Coffey, M.5 & Kamoun, S. (The Sainsbury Laboratory, James Hutton Institute, University of Dundee, IRRI & U Tolosan)

  • Genome sequencing and expression profiling of emerging strains of P. infestans
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9:20-9:40

HELDER, JOHANNES, Van den Elsen, Sven, Mooijman, Paul, Kasia Rybarczyk, Landeweert, Renske & Goverse, Aska (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

  • Insights into the evolution of plant parasitism within the phylum Nematoda based on neutral and pathogenicity-related genes
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9:40-10:00

FOURNIER E, Ortega-Abboud E, Mallet L, Chiapello H., Guérin C., Rodolphe F., Gendrault A., Kreplak J., Amselem J., Philippe N., Lebrun M-H., Kroj T. & Tharreau D. (INRA/CIRAD-Montpellier, France)

  • Evolution of the pan-secretome among lineages of Magnaporthe oryzae attacking different host-plants

  
10:00 - 10:30    BREAK
  

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10:30 - 11:00

Thierry Rouxel (INRA-Grignon, France)

  • Evolutionary dynamics of avirulence genes in Leptosphaeria maculans
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11:00 - 11;30

David Cooke (James Hutton Institute, UK)

  • Tracking effector diversity in Phytophthora infestans populations
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11:30-11:50

PEETERS N, Carrere S., Anisimova M., Plener L., Cazalé AC & Genin S (CNRS/INRA-Toulouse, France)

  • Inventory and evolution of Type III effector proteins in the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex
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11:50-12:10

PEDERSEN, C., Van Themaat, E. V. L., Bindschedler, L. V., McGuffin, L., Abbott, J. C., Barton, G., Maekawa, T., Cramer, R., Lu, X., Thordal-Christensen, H., Weßling, R.2, Panstruga, R. & Spanu, P. D (Copenhagen University, Denmark, Max Planck Institute Germany, Royal Holloway University UK, University of Reading UK, Imperial College UK, Aachen University, Germany)

  • The structure and evolution of barley powdery mildew effector candidates

   
12:15 - 13:45    LUNCH
  

13:45 - 15:00

Thomas Kroj & Aska Goverse

  • Presentation of the COST Action FA1208 and discussion of upcoming events

15:30 - 18:30

Posters

  • Birnam House Hotel

15:30 - 17:00

Management Committee Meeting

  • Birnam Institute

  
  

Friday 11th October 2013

WG4 - R genes and host targets for resistance breeding and engineering

Chair : Vivianne Vleeshouwers

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8:30-9:00

VIVIANNE VLEESHOUWERS, Juan Du, Evert Jacobsen, Richard G.F. Visser (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

  • Exploiting pathogen effectors in breeding for disease resistance
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9:00-9:20

Andolfo G., Sanseverino W., Rombauts S., Van der Peer Y., Bradeen J., Carputo D., Frusciante L., ERCOLANO M (University of Naples Federico II IT, VIB Gent BE, University of Minnesota USA)

  • Overview of tomato candidate pathogen recognition genes
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9:20-9:40

Stella Cesari, Imène Abidi, Véronique Chalvon, Jean-Loup Notteghem, Jean-Benoit Morel, Ryohei Terauchi & THOMAS KROJ (INRA-Montpellier, France, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center)

  • The Magnaporthe oryzae effectors AVR1-CO39 and AVR-Pia are recognized by the rice Nucleotide Binding-Leucine rich repeat (NB-LRR) protein RGA5 through direct interaction
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9:40-10:00

Morten Lillemo (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)

  • Breeding for improved resistance to Stagonospora nodorum blotch in wheat by elimination of sensitivity to necrotrophic effectors

   
10:00 - 10:30    BREAK
   
  

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10:30-10:50

SOLÉ CASTELLVÍ M., Reschke, M., Baufumé, S, Meynard, D., Guiderdoni, E., Koebnik, R. & Boch, J. (University of Halle, Germany, IRD & CIRAD Montpellier, France)

  • Using TALENs for plant genome engineering

10:50-11:10

Urso, S., Biselli, C., Bagnaresi, P., Desiderio, F.,Orrù, L., Perrini, R., Crispino, L., Abbruscato, P., Piffanelli, P., Cattivelli, L. & VALÈ, G. (CRA-GPG Genomic Research Center Italy, DRA Rice Research Centre Italy, PTP Rice genomics unit Italy)

  • Integration of genetics and RNA-Seq approaches to dissect a durable blast resistance in rice
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11:10-11:30

BOUWMEESTER, K., Wang, Y., Weide, R., & Govers F. (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

  • Lectin receptor kinases; novel leads for disease resistance in Solanaceous crops
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11:30-11:50

SUCHER, J., Krattinger, S., Chauhan, H., Selter, S., Risk, J., Lagudah, E. & Keller, B (University of Zürich, Switzerland & CSIRO)

  • Study of durable disease resistance Lr34 wheat gene into heterologous grass species
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11:50 - 12:00

Concluding remarks

Thomas Kroj, Chair of the COST Action FA1208
Aska Goverse, Vice Chair of the COST Action FA1208

   
For more information about the meeting, visit the meeting website.