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IPRI Workshop 2014: Marrakech, Morocco
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International Plant Resistance to Insects Working Group


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21st Biennial International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop

NEW: 2nd Announcement and Accommodations (MS Word)

Venue: Marrakech, Morocco

Date: 14-18 April, 2014

Official language: English

Organizing institutions:

  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
  • Association Marocaine de la Protection des Plantes (AMPP)
  • The International Plant Resistance to Insects working group (IPRI)
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the  Dry Areas (ICARDA)

International Steering Committee:

Anna-Maria Botha
Department of Genetics
Faculty of AgriSciences
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X1
Matieland, 7601, South Africa

Dolores Mornhinweg
Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research Unit
1301 N. Western Rd.
Stillwater OK 74075-2714

Richard O. Musser
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455

Nora Lapitan
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Mustapha El Bouhssini
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
P.O. Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria

Herb Eichenseer
Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Johnston, IA 50131-0085

Christie Williams
Dept. of Entomology
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Local Organizing and Scientific Committee:

Dr. S. Lhaloui, INRA, Settat (Chair):

Dr. M. El Bouhssini, ICARDA, Rabat (Co-chair):

Dr. S. Udupa, ICARDA, Rabat:

Dr. N. Nsarellah, INRA, Settat:

Dr. Mihi, AMPP, Casablanca:

Dr. F. Abbad Andaloussi, INRA, Rabat:

C. Kradi, INRA, Rabat:

Topics to be covered in the workshop:

  • Screening methodologies for resistance to insect pests and sources of resistance
  • Breeding for resistance to insect pests through conventional and molecular strategies
  • Mechanisms of resistance
  • Deployment strategies of resistance genes

Important dates:

  1. Second announcement: April 2013
  2. Deadline for abstracts submission: 30 June 2013

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