On behalf of the International Parasitic Plant Society (IPPS), we invite you to the 15th World Congress on Parasitic Plants (WCPP) to be held from Sunday June 30 (arrival and registration) until Friday July 5 (morning departure) 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This meeting is organized by The University of Amsterdam (UvA) in collaboration with the IPPS and the European Weed Research Society (EWRS).
WCPP 2019 will continue the long tradition of regular meetings of experts on parasitic plants from all over the world that started in 1973 in Malta. With these meetings we stimulate the exchange of information and ideas among researchers from around the world and working on a wide spectrum of disciplines and perspectives around the common theme of plant parasitism. Conference sessions will be designed to find common interests and create synergy among the different disciplines. They will include presentations on cutting edge parasitic plants research and will cover weedy and non-weedy species, management technologies and evolution of parasitic plants.
We are looking forward to meeting researchers from all over the world for an exciting and varied scientific program. In addition to an engaging scientific program, there will be time for social events including a visit to beautiful Amsterdam. We hope you will attend the 15th World Congress on Parasitic Plants and mark the date in your calendar. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, and the IPPS and EWRS, we are looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam.
Local organising committee
Harro Bouwmeester, Teun Munnik,
Laura Wind, Benjamin Thiombiano,
Mehran Rahimi, Jos Raaijmakers,
Tadao Asami, Michael Axtell,
Hanan Eizenberg, Kirsten Krause,
Shelley Lumba, Damaris Odeny,
Julie Scholes, Thomas Spallek, Jakub Tesitel,
Mike Timko, Yuichiro Tsuchiya,
Susan Wicke, Jianqiang Wu, Satoko Yoshida
Scientific advisory committee
Salim Al-Babili, Harro Bouwmeester,
Claude dePamphilis, Airong Li, David Nelson, Steven Runo, Julie Scholes, Ken Shirasu, Philippe Simmier, Mike Timko, Maurizio Vurro, Jim Westwood, Susann Wicke, Satoko Yoshida, John Yoder, Jianqiang Wu
WCPP2019 offers an exciting and varied scientific program. In addition to this engaging scientific program, there will be time for social events.
The 15th WCPP is proudly sponsored by the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC). CRP-GLDC is a global partnership that harnesses the potential of crops to alleviate poverty, improve food security, nutrition, climate change resilience, and boost incomes in the semi-arid and sub-humid dryland agroecologies of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Congratulation to the candidates that have been selected for the WCPP2019 fellowship program.
Pradeepa Chandani, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Willy Kiprotich Kibet, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Imarhiagbe Odoligie, Edo University, Nigeria
Jhonny Rabefiraisana, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Samuel Adewale, IITA, Nigeria
Head of the Microbes & Plants Research Unit
The Arctic University of Norway
University of California, Riverside
Adjunct Professor of Weed Science
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Toronto
Designated associate professor
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules of Nagoya University
Director of Research Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA), National Research Council, Bari
Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University
Kunming Institute of Botany
Assoc. Prof. Plant Symbiosis
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan
Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University
Professor of Biology Penn State University
professor of Plant Biology at UC Davis
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Independent Research Group Leader
Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity of the University of Münster, Germany
Professor of Plant and Microbial Sciences
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech