Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference
25-28 November 2019 Melbourne, Australia
Strong Foundations, Future Innovations

Full Program - Thursday 28 November

Location Room 106 Room 105 Room 104 Room 103 Room 101 & 102
8:00am Registration opens
08:30 - 09:30 Plenary 6
Genetic dissection of the Erwinia amylovora disease cycle
George Sundin
09:30 - 10:30 Plenary 7
Translational taxonomy: balancing utilitarian and theoretical taxonomies of plant pathogenic bacteria
Carolee Bull
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:00 Plenary 8
Sustainable crop protection: BioClay technology to deliver RNAi
Neena Mitter
12:00 - 12:30 Poster Session 3
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:45 Concurrent Session 5
Session Name Host Resistance and Breeding Biocontrol Lines of Defence - the Biosecurity Continuum Disease Surveys and Monitoring 2 Forest and Tree Crop Diseases
Location Room 106 Room 105 Room 104 Room 103 Room 101 & 102
Session Chair Peter Dracatos  Louise Thatcher Mark Whattam Monica Kehoe Angus Carnegie
Co-Chair Tamaya Peressini Anne Sawyer Ji Xuemei Prakash Nair Conrad Trollip
13:15 - 13:30 #26
Genome-wide association mapping for adult plant resistance to powdery mildew in common wheat
Yichen Kang
Integrated use of Aureobasidium pullulans strain CG163 and acibenzolar-S-methyl for management of bacterial canker in kiwifruit
Huub de Jong
Grapevine red blotch surveillance in New Zealand: Working in partnership to detect an unwanted pathogen
Sophie Badland
Turnip yellows virus in winter canola crops in Victoria; prevalence and incidence over multiple years
Mohammad Aftab
The emergence of  bacterial diseases of Eucalyptus due to host range expansions
Teresa Coutinho
13:30 - 13:45 #208
Resistance mechanisms and expression of disease resistance-related genes in sugarcane to Sporisorium scitamineum infection
Nural Hidayah
Successful establishment of a dieback biocontrol event in a population of Parkinsonia aculeata using a fungal bioherbicide
Victor Galea
The ever increasing spread of tropical plant pathogens
Andre Drenth
Investigating the impact of huanglongbing in Lao PDR
Nerida Donovan
Biology of aerial Phytophthora in New Zealand's plantation forests
Judy Gardner
13:45 - 14:00 #115
Harnessing genetics, genomics and pan-genomics to understand cyst nematode resistance in wheat and barley
Diane Mather
Profiling volatile organic compounds produced by Bacillus species with biocontrol properties against Leptosphaeria maculans
Sana Hanif
Filling in the gaps: Preparing Australia for the arrival of a new biosecurity threat
Craig Elliott
Increased incidence of cereal viruses in western Victoria and detection of exotic Barley virus G in Australia
Narelle Nancarrow
Ceratocystis manginecans in Indonesia
Caroline Mohammed
14:00 - 14:15 #60
Investigating the genetics underpinning adult plant resistance (APR) to tan spot (Pyrenophora triciti repentis) in wheat (Triticum aestivum).
Tamaya Peressini
Investigation of Actinobacteria as biocontrol candidates against necrotrophic fungal pathogens
Katharina Belt
Improving biosecurity outcomes through the establishment of a plant pest surveillance network in Australian botanic gardens
David Gale
Virus diseases of watermelon in southern Lao PDR and associated challenges for training on integrated disease management
Nicholas Pain
An investigation into the role of almond trunk disease pathogens in lower limb dieback syndrome
Brittany Oswald
14:15 - 14:30 #183
Fine mapping towards cloning of barley leaf rust resistance gene Rph5.e
Chris Rothwell
Plant defense-bioreporters and combined microbial omics approaches facilitates the discovery of new Actinobacteria biofungicide candidates
Louise Thatcher
Using honey bees for plant virus surveillance
John Roberts
Long-term pathogenicity surveys of Puccinia triticina underpin sustained genetic control of leaf rust in Australian wheat crops
Robert Park
Araucaria dieback- a threat to native and plantation forests
Louise Shuey
14:30 - 14:45 #131
Characterisation of genes involved in the sensitivity of barley to Pyrenophora teres f. teres toxins
Abolfazl Sarpeleh
Clarifying the taxonomy of a fungus being investigated as a potential biocontrol agent for an invasive plant of beaches in Australia
Isabel Zeil-Rolfe
Phytophthora palmivora: Potential threat to Elaeis guineensis Jacq and the ensued mitigation measures
Shamala Sundram
Industry-wide survey of diseases in Australian almond orchards
Tonya Wiechel
New Zealand provenance Leptospermum scoparium (mānuka) expresses three resistance phenotypes to the pandemic biotype of Austropuccinia psidii, the causal pathogen of myrtle rust
Grant Smith
14:45 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea
15:15 - 16:45 Concurrent Session 6
Session Name Molecular Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases New Technologies and Novel Methods for Disease Control   Epidemiology and Modelling Evolution & Diversity
Location Room 106 Room 105 Room 104 Room 103 Room 101 & 102
Session Chair Cherie Gambley Ross Mann    Victor Galea Robert Park
Co-Chair Jacqui Morris Jennifer Niem   Aurelia Quade Ruvini Lelwala
15:15 - 15:30 #304
Genome-based phylogeny of phytoplasmas in coconut and banana
Lilia Carvalhais
Optimisation of cold plasma to manage Fusarium species in postharvest wheat grain
Kirsty Bayliss
Dispersal patterns of grapevine trunk disease pathogen spores in Australian vineyards
Regina Baaijens
Phylogenetic relationship between the Australian Fusarium oxysporum isolates and resolving the species complex using the multispecies coalescent model
Saidi Achari
15:30 - 15:45 #396
How phytoplasmas modulate plant architecture and promote their own spread via insect vectors
Hogenhout Lab
Selection of highly specific aptamers to detect Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium pseudograminearum
Nitin Mantri
Decision apps for managing disease in canola, wheat and mungbean
Art Diggle
A story of an evolving crop pathogen - population structure and evolution of pathogenicity in the Australian Ascochyta rabiei
Ido Barr
15:45 - 16:00 #235
Dancing with the stars: Botrytis cinerea and a novel, mechanically transmitted DNA mycovirus that it hosts mutually regulate each other's replication rates
Robin MacDiarmid
Influence of seaweed bioformulations in the management of fungicidal stress and blast disease in rice
MK Prasannakumar
Modelling long-distance dispersal of wheat rusts: towards early-warning systems
Christopher Gilligan
Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris – a genomic analysis of Australian historical isolates
Toni Chapman
16:00 - 16:15 #333
High throughput detection of Australian pea seed-borne mosaic virus populations and its molecular properties
Solomon Maina
Exploring the interactions between bacterial endophytes
and trunk disease pathogens of grapevine
Jennifer Niem
An archaeological contribution to 40+ years investigation into a 'new' disease of Australian grapes
Peter A Magarey
Elucidation of diversity of Barley yellow mosaic virus by RNA-seq analysis
Youko Oono
16:15 - 16:30 #358
Characterisation of 'Candidatus Liberibacter brunswickensis', a novel candidate Liberibacter species identified in Australia
Jacqueline Morris
Using microwave radiation to destroy macroconidia of the cereal pathogen Fusarium pseudograminearum: a hot solution?
Toni Petronaitis
Diversity and economic impact of bacterial soft rot pathogens (Pectobacterium spp. and Dickeya spp.) on potato production in the Columbia Basin, USA
Hannah Rivedal
What can we learn from population genomics studies of Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens pv. flaccumfaciens, the cause of tan spot on mungbean?
Niloofar Vaghefi
16:30 - 16:45 #31
Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3: symptoms, suppression and seasonal movement
Roshni Rohra
RNA sprays to combat plant pathogenic fungi
Anne Sawyer
Epidemiological characterisation of pasture dieback in eastern Australia
Anthony Young
Genotypic characterization of Phytophthora infestans isolates from Indonesia
Phillip Wharton
16:45 - 17:00 Closing ceremony


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