A major scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa is to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13-15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding, the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS, and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).
The event will provide a platform for in-depth discussion on the results of research into X. fastidiosa and its vectors, in support of on-going efforts to control the European outbreaks. As well as speakers and participants from Europe, the conference will be attended by scientific experts from other parts of the world – such as Brazil and the United States – where X. fastidiosa has been present for many years.
The conference will be held at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The closure of the International Conference will be followed by the consortium annual meeting of the EU Horizon 2020 projects XF-ACTORS and POnTE. A one day meeting on November 15-16 will be jointly organized between the two Consortia, to promote and strengthen effective research collaborations and common dissemination strategies between the two projects towards common objectives.