MPU meetings promote dissemination of the latest scientific advances and encourage dialogue and collaboration between researchers interested in all aspects of Phytopathology, especially those from Mediterranean countries. The meeting promises to be an exciting one and many relevant plenary speakers from different areas of Plant Pathology have confirmed their participation, including the Coordinator from POnTE project and participant in XF-ACTORS Dr. Donato Boscia that will give a talk on Olive quick decline and Xylella fastidiosa in Southern Italy: the state of the art. Furthermore, several concurrent and poster sessions will be held on key topics directly related to XF-ACTORS Project including: Invasive pathogens and new emerging plant diseases; Xylella fastidiosa research in Europe; New tools in plant disease diagnosis and management; Innovative approaches for plant disease resistance, among others.
A number of abstracts presented as poster contributions will be selected for short oral presentation and discussion. Be sure to submit your abstract before the deadline of 15th of March to have the opportunity to present your research and get feedback from a broad audience of scientific peers. Participation of young researchers is strongly encouraged, and reduced registration rates are available for students and fellows.