2011 International Plant Pathogenomics Conference

24~26,January, 2011  Shenzhen, China

On behalf of Prof. Huanming Yang, Prof. Youliang Peng and Prof. Sophien Kamoun, it is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the “International Plant Pathogenomics Conference”, which will be held from 24~26, January 2011, Shenzhen, China.

This is the first specialized conference of plant pathogenomics in the field of genomics and genetics. The meeting is jointly organized by BGI (
www.genomics.cn), China Agriculture University and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). Over 200 clinicians and scientists from all over the world, experts in the field of plant disease, are expected to attend this conference aiming at developing new and improved strategies for the genetic investigation of plant pathogenomics.

As a world-class research institution, BGI has established its own technical platforms based on large-scale genome sequencing, efficient bioinformatics analyses, and innovative genetic plant pathogenomics initiatives. China Agriculture University is a Research-Oriented University, which is in the chairmanship of 12 items in the National Key Basic Research Program ("973 Plan").  Three disciplines, agricultural science, botany and zoology, environmental ecology, are on the top 1% of the world. The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), is a world-leading institution in the field of plant–microbe interactions, and is actively involved in several plant pathogen genome sequencing projects.

We are confident that your active participation will ensure the great success of this meeting, contributing to the advancement of the plant pathogenic microorganisms and insect pests, not only in China, but throughout the world.

The BGI conference team (
meeting@genomics.org.cn) will do their best to assist your routing during the meeting and inform you of the detailed schedule in the second notification letter once some feedback from majority of the participants. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.More update information about this conference will come soon.

  Best wishes and looking forward to meeting you in Shenzhen!

Conference Time and Venue

Kingkey Palace Hotel (No.90 Yankui Road, Dameisha, Yantian District, Shenzhen, China)

Organizing Committees

China Agricultural University
The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)


1.   Evolution and direction of plant pathogenomics research
2.   Plant pathogenic organisms: Genomics research and pathogenicity mechanisms
3.   Research strategies in plant pathogenomics
4.   High-throughput sequencing in plant pathogenomics


Jan. 24
10:00~22:00 Registration  (Kingkey Palace Hotel)
Jan. 25                                                               Ballroom, -1F, Kingkey Palace Hotel
09:00-09:20 Welcome Speech   ( Jun Wang, BGI)
Session 1                                                                                                                                                                                           Chair: Prof. David S. Guttman        (University of Toronto , Canada)
09:20-10:00 Sophien Kamoun    (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom.)
Topic: Genome evolution in the Irish potato famine pathogen lineage
10:00-10:30 Youliang Peng         (China Agricultural University, China)
Topic: Identification of genes positively and negatively controlling colony growth of Magnaporthe oryzae
10:30-11:15 Group Photo & Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 Guojie Zhang            (BGI-Shenzhen, China)
Topic:Genome sequencing for leaf-cutting ant
11:45-12:15 Lijun Ma                     (University of Massachusetts, USA )
Topic: Understanding fungal biology through comparative genomics
12:15-14:00 Lunch
Session2                                                                                                                                                                                               Chair: Prof.Sophien  Kamoun        (The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK)
14:00-14:40 David S. Guttman    (University of Toronto, Canada)
Topic:PAMP Diversity in Post-Flg22 World.
14:40-15:10 Brett M. Tyler            (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech, USA)
Topic: Impact of genomics on effector biology of oomycete and fungal plant pathogens
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Ken Shirasu              (RIKEN, Japan)
Topic:Towards Understanding the Parasitism of Striga hermonthica
16:00-16:30 Hu Bin    (BGI, China)
Topic:The combination use of whole genome and transcriptome for the plant pathogens research
16:30 BGI Visiting (English, Coach waiting outside of the Kingkey Palace Reception Hall)
16:45 BGI Visiting (Chinese, Coach waiting outside of the Kingkey Palace Reception Hall)
18:00 Banquet dinner
Jan. 26                                                                                 Ballroom, -1F, Kingkey Palace Hotel
Session 3                                                                                                                                                                                              Chair: Yong-Hwan Lee   (Seoul National University Fungal Plant Pathology Laboratory, Korea)
09:00-09:40 Ralph Dean                (North Carolina State University, USA)
Topic:Next generation biology: examination of the transcriptome and proteome reveals novel insights into fungal pathogenicity of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae
09:40-10:10 Thomas Mitchell       (The Ohio State University, USA)
Topic:Whole genome approaches to understand the molecular underpinnings of virulence in the fungal pathogen of rice Magnaporthe oryzae
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Yeonyee Oh               (North Carolina State University, USA)
Topic:Functional analysis of protein ubiquitination during growth and infection related development in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae
11:00-11:30 Ryohei Terauchi       (Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Japan)
Topic:Population Genomics Elucidates Magnaporthe-Rice Interactions
11:30-12:00 Xiaolin Jiao                (Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College,China)
Topic: Ginsenosides response to two root pathogens in variously infective tissues of American ginseng root
12:00-14:00 Lunch
Session 4                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chr: Prof. Ralph Dean                     (North Carolina State University, USA)
14:00-14:40 Yong-Hwan Lee         (Seoul National University Fungal Plant Pathology Laboratory, Korea)
Topic: Pathogenomics and Bioinformatic Platforms for Fungal Plant Pathogens
14:40-15:10 Yuanchao Wang        (Nanjing Agriculture University, China)
Topic:Genome sequencing uncover a phytopthora effector Avr3b with dual role
15:10-15:40 Jinnan Hu (The Ohio State University, USA)
Topic: Rapid Sequencing Of Fungal Genomes To Elucidate The Molecular Underpinnings Of Virulence And Host Associations
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Discussion                     (Chair: Prof. Youliang Peng & Prof. Sophien Kamoun )
1. Evolution and direction of plant pathogenomics research

2. Plant pathogenic organisms: Genomics research and pathogenicity mechanisms

3. Research strategies in plant pathogenomics

4. High-throughput sequencing in plant pathogenomics
17:00-17:10 Closing Remarks

Abstract Submission

All abstracts (no more than 500 words) will be peer reviewed by the Academic Committee and authors will be notified of acceptance if they are selected to give an oral presentation.All oral presentation abstracts will be published in the Conference Book. 
Abstract submission deadline: Jan.15, 2011

The deadline of the abstract submission will be extended to 15th Jan. 2011.All submitted abstracts from the participants will be collected into the Submitted Abstract part of the conference book. 

Contact Information

Address: Beijing Genomics Institute-Shenzhen, Main Building, Beishan Industrial Zone, Yantian District, Shenzhen, China

Tel: +86-755-25273340  

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