Following the Oxford International Conference on Pseudomonas syringae and related pathogens, researchers from Universidad de Malaga, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain, are organizing the next meeting in Málaga, Spain in June 2015.
The Conference will be focused on main aspects of the research on P. syringae and related pathogens, and the following themes are proposed:
a) Genomics and bioinformatics
b) Evolution, taxonomy and systematics
c) Effector function and plant responses
e) Epidemiology and disease control
g) Emerging research areas
Any other aspect could be considered into the most-related topic.
The general aim of this meeting is to bring together students, researchers and implementers dealing with all aspects of P. syringae pathovars and related plant pathogens to discuss approaches that can be taken in the different proposed themes. As in past years, we expect 100-150 participants from many countries to attend the meeting. There will be oral and poster presentations with ample discussion time.
Simultaneously, a specific session on bacterial effectors, financed by COST Action FA1208 will be included into the schedule of the conference.
REGISTRATION FEE (EURO, NOT INCLUDING HOTEL!)
Before 1st May 2015 Late
Standard 450 500
Student (proof of qualifying student status required) 350 400
Accompanying person 200 250
Standard registration includes Principal Investigators, Postdoctoral delegates, industry and students.
Registration includes book of abstracts, Internet access, session participation, lunches, coffee and tea breaks and Gala dinner.
Make payment through the web page http://psyringae2015.es
Send registration form by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before 1st May 2015.
ACCOMMODATION RATES (BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL!)
The official venue of the meeting is the NH Hotel**** Málaga (http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/spain/malaga/nh-malaga.html). However, many other hotels can be found around the venue (less than 10 minutes walking) for accommodation. Information of some of them are available at the web page of the conference. Please, proceed to the reservation at your earliest convenience since the high season in Málaga starts in June.
HOTEL VENUE AND LEISURE
NH Hotel of Málaga is situated in the heart of the Málaga city and is ideally located for enjoy additional activities before and after the meeting. You won’t regret combining this meeting with a vacation!
Malaga is strategically located in the Mediterranean seaside, at only one hour from Cordoba by train or Granada by car, and around two hours from Seville. It is a town with scenic streets where to find very nice and typical spots. Tourist information is available for Spain and Málaga (http://www.malagaturismo.com/).
Weather average for Málaga in June ranges from 17 ºC to 27 ºC, with 14 hours of sunshine, and probability of only 2 days of rain during this month. Seawater temperature would be around 22 ºC. The weather during June is ideal for outdoor activities, including hiking in the surrounding mountains, biking and swimming at the sea. Check www.aemet.es for up-to-date information on weather.
Málaga is easily reached by plane. A direct train is reaching Malaga from the airport. Additionally, high-speed trains from airports in Madrid of Barcelona can also be found. Trains are direct or with few stops from these cities to Málaga: 3.5 h from Madrid or 6.5 h from Barcelona. For train connections check www.renfe.com.
Reaching the NH Hotel Málaga is easy, with a 5-minute walk or by bus from the train station. Detailed information on reaching the Resort is available at the web page of the conference.
ABSTRACTS (deadline 17 April 2015)
A one-half A4 page abstract (< 250 words) should be submitted for all presentations (please, see template at the web page). From the abstracts, the scientific and organizing committee, and the chairmen of the corresponding session will select speakers for short oral communications (10-15 min) or posters. Selected authors will be informed regarding the oral/poster presentation assignment, by 1st May 2015. Please send abstracts by e-mail by 17 April 2015 using the web page service.
Please, follow the instruction at the web page (http://psyringae2015.es/). Information required included title, author’s affiliations and Abstract.
All talks will be presented in PowerPoint format with a projector. Please bring your talk on a memory stick and provide this at Registration OR the evening before the talk. It will not be possible to use CDs. Please, be sure that the format of your presentation is PC-compatible.
All posters will remain standing throughout the entire meeting. No oral presentations will be made for posters. Please use standard A0 format (110cm high × 90 cm wide). Adhesive will be provided in Registration packets.
Hotel booking ASAP
Deadline for submission of abstracts 17 April 2015
Deadline for payment of meeting registration fee at "early rate" 30 April 2015
Participants are notified about abstract acceptance as talk/poster 1 May 2015
Refund of registration fees (full refund minus bank charges) until 15 May 2015 (no refunds thereafter)