The Symposium will feature seven sessions

Session 1 Evolutionary biology : Population genetics & diversity 
Session 2 Epidemiology
Session 3 Integrated Leaf Blights management
Session 4 Pathogen genetics & genomics
Session 5 Host-pathogen interactions : cell biology & molecular mechanisms  of virulence
Session 6 Host Resistance: mechanisms, genetics, genomics & breeding
Session 7 Special Topics* 

* include themes such as wheat blast, new tools, microbial communities, genetic resources any theme that is of relevance to the community

Meeting room CHICH KHAN

DAY 1-May 11

Time Topic Speaker
07.30-08.30 Registration
08.30-09.00 Welcome/ Introductory Remarks

Session 1: Evolutionary biology : Population genetics & diversity
Co-chairs: Bruce McDonald & Amor Yahyaoui

09.00-09.45 The rapid evolution of Zymoseptoria tritici: Mapping how a dynamic genome fuels adaptation
Keynote: Daniel Croll (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
09.45-10.10 Diversity and adaptation of Zymoseptoria tritici in genetically homogeneous vs heterogeneous wheat populations Thierry Marcel (INRAE, France)
10.10-10.35 Congruent structuration of genetic and pathotypic diversities in Euro-Mediterranean populations of Zymoseptoria tritici collected on durum wheat
Emmie Dzialo (INRAE, France)
10.40-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.25 The complex genetic landscape of fungicide resistance evolution in Zymoseptoria tritici
Guido Puccetti (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
11.25-11.50 Resistance status does matter to maximise heterogeneity in selection for fungicide adaptation: an experimental evolution study of a plant pathogen (Zymoseptoria tritici)
Agathe Ballu (INRAE, France)
11.50-12.15 Evolvability potential and constraints for Zymoseptoria tritici, a major wheat pathogen under fungicide stress Cecile Lorrain (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
12.15-12.40 Pyrenophora tritici-repentis in Tunisia: Race characterization, genetic diversity, population structure and comparison with global pathogen collections
Marwa Laribi (INAT, Tunisia)
12.40-14.00 Lunch

Session 2: Epidemiology
Co-chairs: Lisen Jorgensen & Moncef Harrabi

14.00-14.45 Heterogeneities within and between Zymoseptoria tritici microhabitats: factors of diversity and drivers of adaptive epidemiological dynamics
Keynote: Frédéric Suffert (INRAE, France)
14.45-15.30 Remarkable size and genetic diversity of Zymoseptoria tritici populations in wheat: implications for epidemiology and management
Keynote: Alexey Mikaberidze (Uni. of Reading, UK)

Session 3: Integrated Leaf Blights management
Co-chairs: Frédéric Suffert & Sonia Hamza

15.30-16.15 Control of Septoria tritici blotch – how can the farmers include IPM?
Keynote: Lise Nistrup Jørgensen (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
16.15-16.40 Fungicide spraying intensity in the field drives the selection of amino acid alteration conferring resistance to Zymoseptoria tritici
Niels Frederik Vestergård (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
16.40-17.05 Prediction of wheat diseases (Zymoseptoria tritici, Puccinia striiformis and Puccinia triticina) using hyper spectral sensors in chilean environment
Dalma Castillo (INIA, Chile)
18.00-19.30 Meeting Room 1: Panel discussion
Innovative approaches in Management of Cereal leaf Blight Diseases

DAY 2-May 12

Time Topic
Speaker

Session 3: Integrated Leaf Blights management
Co-chairs: Frédéric Suffert & Sonia Hamza

08.30-09.15 The basis of sustainable management: epidemiology and population structure
Keynote: Fernanda Gamba (Uni. of Uruguay, Uruguay)

Session 4: Pathogen genetics & genomics
Co-chairs: Daniel Croll & Sarrah Ben M’Barek

09.15-10.00 Applying novel effector discovery methods and pan-genomics to improve understanding of local pathogen populations
Keynote: James Hane (Curtin University, Australia)*
10.00-10.25 Understanding the Molecular Bases of Adaptation of the Fungal Pathogen Zymoseptoria to Specific Host Species
Coraline Praz (CBGP-UPM, Spain)
10.25-10.50 Random insertional mutagenesis using TC1-mariner transposon impala in the wheat fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici
Marc-Henri Lebrun (INRAE, France)*
10.50-11.10 Coffee break
11.10-11.55 A thousand-genome panel retraces the global spread and adaptation of a major crop pathogen
Keynote: Alice Feurtey (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
11.55-12.20 Antagonist pleiotropic effects reduce adaptation of the wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici
Reda Amezrou (INRAE, France)
12.20-12.45 Histone Acetyltransferases regulate effector gene expression in Zymoseptoria tritici
Marta Suarez-Fernandez (CBGP-UPM, Spain)
12.45-13.10 ToxB sequence diversity and haplotype network in Pyrenophora tritici-repentis and other Ascomycetes species
Mohamed Hafez (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)*
13.10-13.35 Novel transposons associated with ToxA and ToxB in the tan spot fungus Pyrenophora tritici-repentis
Ryan Gourlie (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)*
13.40-14.40 Lunch
14.40-15.25 Defining the “core” infection biology of Zymoseptoria tritici through combined PAN- and Muta-genomic approaches
Keynote: Jason Rudd (Rothamsted Research, UK)
15.25-15.50 Understanding the Molecular Bases of Adaptation of the Fungal Pathogen Zymoseptoria to Specific Host Species

Andrea Sánchez-Vallet (CBGP-UPM, Spain)
15.50-16.15 Investigation of the genetic basis of symptom variability in the Zymoseptoria tritici/wheat pathosystem using automated image analysis

Jonas Anderegg (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
16.15-16.40 Dissection of wheat – Zymoseptoria tritici interactions

Kostya Kanyuka (NIAB, UK)
16.40-17.40 Coffee break/ Poster Presentation
17.40-18.05 Validation and characterization of Pyrenophora teres f. teres effectors VR1 and VR2 conferring virulence on Rika barley

Jinling Li (North Dakota State University, USA)*

Session 5: Host-pathogen interactions : cell biology & molecular mechanisms of virulence
Co-chairs: Sophien Kamoun & Mohamed Salah Gharbi

18.05-18.30   Evaluating the role of SnTox267 in virulence on wheat using confocal microscopy

Ashley C. Nelson (North Dakota State University, USA)*
18.30-18.55 SnTox5 facilitates the colonization of leaf mesophyll by manipulating the host defense response

Gayan K. Kariyawasam (North Dakota State University, USA)*

DAY 3-May 13

Time Topic
Speaker

Session 5: Host-pathogen interactions : cell biology & molecular mechanisms of virulence
Co-chairs: Sophien Kamoun & Mohamed Salah Gharbi

08.30-08.55 Untangling the ‘Gordian knot’ – How to unravel a complex fungal disease of wheat by understanding its game of effector hide-and-seek
Kar Chun Tan (Curtin University, Australia)*
08.55-09.20 The interaction between Stb20q in wheat and AvrStb20q in Zymoseptoria tritici blurs the frontier between qualitative and quantitative resistances in this economically important pathosystem
Camilla Langlands-Perry (INRAE/Arvalis, France)
09.20-09.45 Plant-plant interactions modulate wheat susceptibility to septoria
Laura Mathieu (INRAE, Montpellier, France)

Session 7: Special Topics
Co-chairs: Thierry Marcel & Andrea Sanchez Vallet

09.45-10.30 PLANT HEALTH VISION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: NEW KNOWLEDGE AND APPROACHES
Keynote: Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)
10.30-10.55 Assessment and modeling using machine learning of resistance to scald (Rhynchosporium commune) in two specific barley genetic resources subsets
Houda Hiddar (ICARDA)
10.55-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-12.00 Blast resistance in wheat
Keynote: Antonio Costa de Oliveira (Universidade Federal de Pelotes, Brazil)
12.00-12.25 Emergence of Leaf spots diseases of corn in Algeria linked to first report of three Bipolaris and two Exserohilum species highlighted new pathogens on the host
Hamida Ben Slimane (ENSA, Algeria)

Session 6: Host Resistance: mechanisms, genetics, genomics & breeding
Co-chairs: Kostya Kanyuka & Cyrille Saintenac

12.25-12.50 Challenges and prospects of durum wheat breeding program in Tunisia
Ayed Sourour (INRAT, Tunisia)
12.50-13.15 Characterisation of major genes mediating resistance to Septoria tritici blotch disease in wheat
Henry Tidd (Rothamsted Research, UK)
13.20-14.20 Lunch
14.20-14.45 Unlocking the story of resistance to Zymoseptoria tritici in Tunisian durum wheat landraces based on population structure analysis
Maroua Ouaja (INAT, Tunisia)
14.45-15.10 Functional analysis of Stb-mediated resistance mechanism(s) in wheat
Melissa Battache (INRAE, France)
15.10-15.35 Wheat Blast-An Emerging Disease Threatening Wheat Production-Opportunities and Challenges in Mitigating This Threat (Session 7)
Pawan Singh (CIMMYT)*

Session 6: Host Resistance: mechanisms, genetics, genomics & breeding
Co-chairs: Kostya Kanyuka & Cyrille Saintenac

15.35-16.20 TBA
Karim Ammar (CIMMYT)*
16.20-16.45 Discussion & Closing Remarks