Thursday, October 06, 2016

14:00-16:00 Registration
16:00 – 16:30 Opening ceremony
Plenary Session: Verticillium Disclosure
Chairs: Branka Javornik, Steven J. Klosterman
16:30 – 17:00 L-1 Keynote Lecture – Krishna V. Subbarao, USA
Verticillium Wilt Management Through Input-induced Microbial Shifts
17:00 – 17:30 Refreshments
17:30 – 18:00 L-2 Keynote Lecture: Sebastjan Radišek, Slovenia
Verticillium Wilt in Slovenian Hops – Retrospective and Future Prospects
18:00 – 18:30 L-3 Keynote Lecture: Dan O. Chellemi, USA
Management of Verticillium wilt through the integration of ecological principals
18:30 – 21:00 Welcome Reception

Friday, October 07, 2016

Session 1: Taxonomy, Genetics and Genome Evolution I
Chair: Krishna V. Subbarao, Jernej Jakše
08:30 – 09:00 L-4 Keynote Lecture: Steven J. Klosterman, USA
Root Response Genes of Verticillium dahliae
09:00 – 09:30 L-5 Keynote Lecture: María del Mar Jiménez-Gasco, USA
Advancing our understanding of Verticillium dahliae biology through genetic diversity and ecological research
09:30 – 09:50 S-1 Selected abstract presentation: Jasper Depotter, Netherlands
Population structure of the Verticillium striping pathogen of oilseed rape, Verticillium longisporum
09:50 – 10:10 S-2 Selected abstract presentation: Mélanie Mazurier, France
Genome wide analysis of quantitative disease against Verticillium wilt in Medicago truncatula
10:10 – 10:30 Refreshements
 Session 2: Taxonomy, Genetics and Genome Evolution II
Chairs: Maria Jiménez-Gasco, Branka Javornik
10:30 – 11:00 L-6 Keynote Lecture: Bart P.H.J. Thomma, Netherlands
The two-speed genome of Verticillium dahliae mediates emergence of potent virulence factors
11:00 – 11:30 L-7 Keynote Lecture: Branka Javornik, Slovenia
Evolution of virulence in the vascular wilt pathogen Verticillium nonalfalfae
11:30 – 11:50 S-3 Selected abstract presentation: Chenlei Hua, China
A Verticillium-specific protein can enter the plant nucleus and modulate the immunity
11:50 – 12:10 S-4 Selected abstract presentation: Jernej Jakše, Slovenia
Next generation sequencing yields the complete mitochondrial genoms of Verticillium nonalfalfae
12:10 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 POSTER SESSION I
16:00 – 21:00 Guided Tour of LJUBLJANA OLD TOWN and UNION Brewery

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Session 3: Virulence and Host Pathogen Interactions I
Chairs: Epaminondas J. Paplomatas, Sabina Berne
08:30 – 09:00 L-8 Keynote Lecture: Susanna A. Braus-Stromeyer / Gerhard H. Braus, Germany
Ménage à trois: Verticillium spp., plant hosts and rhizosphere bacteria
09:00 – 09:20 S-5 Selected abstract presentation: Leonie Weber, Germany
Identification and functional characterization of Verticillium effectors involved in xylem hyperplasia formation in Arabidopsis
09:20 – 09:50 Refreshments
09:50 – 10:20 L-9 Keynote Lecture: Epaminondas J. Paplomatas, Greece
Two opponents on an endless fight: plant primary metabolism and pathogen toxins
10:20 – 10:40 S-6 Selected abstract presentation: Dianguang Xiong, China
Functional analysis of a MADS-box gene VdMcm1 in Verticillium dahliae
Session 4: Virulence and Host Pathogen Interactions II
Chairs: Gerhard H. Braus, Bart P.H.J. Thomma
10:40 – 11:10 L-10 Keynote Lecture: Fouad Daayf, Canada
Verticillium dahliae’s adaptation to potato defenses
11:10 -11:30 S-7 Selected abstract presentation: Dimitris Tsitsigiannis, Greece
Novel virulence factors in the vascular wilt pathogen Verticillium dahliae
11:30 – 11:50 S-8 Selected abstract presentation: Emma Cascant – Lopez, UK
Investigating the molecular clock of Verticillium dahliae and its influence on pathogenesis
11:50 – 12:10 ADVERTISING LECTURE by Jan Pecina from Tris International SRL, Italy
Chloropicrin soil fumigation to resolve Verticillium Wilt problem in EU soils
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch
Session 5: Epidemiology and Disease Management I
Chairs: Rafael M. Jiménez-Díaz, Sebastjan Radišek
14:30 – 15:00 L-11 Keynote Lecture: Rafael M. Jiménez-Díaz, Spain
Verticillium wilt in olive: A case study on the epidemiology and management of Verticillium wilts in tree hosts
15:00 – 15:20 S-9 Selected abstract presentation: Leah Tsror, Israel
Control of Potato early dying by fungicide application during the growing season
15:20 – 15:40 S-10 Selected abstract presentation: Mehmet Erhan Göre, Turkey
Current status of Verticillium witt of cotton in the Argean Region of Turkey
15:40 – 16:00 S-11 Selected abstract presentation: Andreas Von Tiedermann, Germany
Time course of infection, seed transmission, damage potential of Verticillium longisporum in oilseed rape
16:00 – 16:20 Refreshments
Session 6: Epidemiology and Disease Management II
Chairs: Jelle A. Hiemstra, Juan A. Navas-Cortes
16:20 – 16:50 L-12 Keynote Lecture: Juan A. Navas-Cortes, Spain
A decision support system for risk based management of Verticillium wilt in olive in Mediterranean environments under current and climate change scenarios
16:50 – 17:10 S-12 Selected abstract presentation: Thaer Yaseen, Italy
Real time LAMP assay for verticillium dahliae as compared to QPCR and PCR
17:10 – 17:30 S-13 Selected abstract presentation: Karen Kirkby, Australia
Update on defoliating strain of Verticillium dahliae 1A in Australian cotton
17:30 – 17:50 S-14 Selected abstract presentation: Jelle A. Hiemstra, Netherlands
Distribution and dynamics of Verticillium dahliae in olive fields
18:00 – 19:00 POSTER SESSION II
20:00 – 23:00 SYMPOSIUM DINNER

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Session 7: Host Resistance
Chairs: Andreas von Tiedemann, Franco Nigro

08:30 – 09:00 L-13 Keynote Lecture: Longfu Zhu, China
Omics provide insights to understand cotton responsive to Verticillium dahliae
09:00 – 09:20 S-15 Selected abstract presentation: Sylvain Lecomte, France
Verticillium wilt on flax: deciphering the tolerance mechanisms through -omics approaches
09:20 – 09:40 S-16 Selected abstract presentation: Yin Song, Netherlands
Recognition of the Verticillium dahliae effector Ave1 by tomato immune receptor Ve1
09:40 – 10:00 Refreshments
10:00 – 10:30 L-14 Keynote Lecture: Francisco Javier López Escudero, Spain
The use of resistance cultivars: a key tool for the integrated control of Verticillium Wilt of Olive
10:30 – 10:50 S-17 Selected abstract presentation: Martina Rickauer, France
Medicago truncatula Verticillium resistance involves a network of co-regulated genes related to PAMP-triggered immunity
Session 8: Biological Control and Microbial Ecology
Chairs: Jesús Mercado-Blanco, Gabriele Berg
11:00 – 11:30 L-15 Keynote Lecture: Gabriele Berg, Austria
Lessons Learned from 20 year Biocontrol of Verticillium Wilt
11:30 – 12:00 L-16 Keynote Lecture: Jesús Mercado-Blanco, Spain
The tripartite interaction Verticillium dahliae-olive-Pseudomonas fluorescens PICF7
12:00 – 12:20 S-18 Selected abstract presentation: Silke Deketelaere, Belgium
The successful journey of Verticillium Vt305 from field to lab and back again
12:30 – 13:30 Refreshments
Closing Session: Verticillium subdued?
Chairs: Branka Javornik, Leah Tsror
 13:30 – 14:15  L-17 Closing Lecture: Eleftherios C. Tjamos, Greece
Progress and Challenges in Verticillium Wilt Management
14:15 – 15:00 Closing remarks