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Introduction

Rice blast disease, caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, remains one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide. In the three years since the 4th International Rice Blast Conference (IRBC) was held in Changsha, Hunan, China, rapid progress has been made in a wide range of research topics on the biology, genomics, host-pathogen interactions, resistance, and disease management. On behalf of the 5th IRBC organizing committee, we cordially invite you to attend this exciting meeting.

2010 topics include:

  • Pathogen genomics and functional genomics
  • Pathogenesis and interaction with host-pathogen effectors
  • Host signaling and defense responses
  • Structural and functional analysis of resistance genes
  • Molecular and cellular biology of the pathogen
  • Genetic diversity of the pathogen, evolution and adaptation
  • Breeding for resistance using marker assisted selection
  • Breeding for durable resistance
  • Disease management strategies
  • Epidemiology and disease evaluation and monitoring programs

Click here for a copy of the Conference Program and Proceedings

If your presentation was not listed in the program and proceedings it has been assigned to the poster presentation by the organizing committee.

Click here for a list of the Poster Presentations

Click here for the 5th International Rice Blast Conference Poster

Call for Papers

Registration Deadline: May 28, 2010

Abstract Submission Deadline: June, 30, 2010   Note: Indicate the intention of the abstract, i.e. for presentation or for poster. Due to time constraints of the conference, some abstracts may not be presented as oral presentations - you will be notified of the decision shortly after the deadline.

Dimensions for the 5th IRBC posters must not exceed 46" wide x 46" long.

Abstract Competition: First Prize $300, Second Prize $200, Third Prize $100.

Note: Abstract competition is only for graduate students and postdoctoral research associates who will attend the 5th IRBC. Only one award can be given to any single lab if multiple abstracts are submitted from this lab.

Abstract competition chairperson: Tom Mitchell

Registration

For registration please contact Yulin Jia at yulin.jia@ars.usda.gov or Jim Correll at jcorrell@uark.edu.

Registration Fees are $300, $400 after May 28, 2010; Fees for graduate students from individual labs are as follows: 1 Student - $300, 2 Students - $500, 3 Students - $600, Each additional student over 3 is $100.

Click here for a list of registered participants as of June 23, 2010.  

Conference fee includes breakfast each day and the banquet on August 14, 2010.

Conference Reception and Award Ceremony will be held at the                   William J. Clinton Presidential Library.

Location

The conference will take place at the Peabody Hotel situated on The River Market, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Little Rock is the capital of the state of Arkansas. Arkansas produces 50% of the US rice crop. A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference (single $149, double $149, triple $159, quad $169). Click on the "Peabody Hotel" link above and once you get to their website then click on Reservations. Scroll down on the left side of the screen and enter 327580 in the "Group Number" box, click on Submit. The group's information should now appear and allow you to make a reservation at the group rates. Make your reservations by June 30, 2010 to secure these rates.

Travel

Local transportation and maps:

Please note: Foreign currency exchange is not available in the Little Rock airport.

Cost for a taxicab from the airport to the Peabody Hotel is approximately $25.

Click here for transportation information

Click here for a map from the airport to the hotel

Click here for a map of the downtown area

Lifetime Dedication to Rice Blast Research Award

For Award nomination send the following documents to Barbara Valent, (Awards Nomination Chairperson). Deadline is June 30, 2010

  1. Nomination letter (up to 2 pages)
  2. Draft executive summary to be read at the awards ceremony (includes the most important accomplishments and impacts). See examples, section XV, in "Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease", published from the 2007 meeting in Changsha, Hunan, China.
  3. A Complete up-to-date CV

For conference questions or concerns please contact Yulin Jia: Email or 1-870-672-9300 x229


Link to the American Phytopathological Society (APS) 2010 Annual Meeting

 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
     
Robert Zeigler   International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines
     
Jan Leach   Colorado State University, USA
     
Ralph Dean   North Carolina State University, USA
     
Barbara Valent   Kansas State University, USA
     
Yulin Jia   USDA Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, USA
     
Program Committee
     
International Organizing Committee
     
Barbara Valent   Kansas State University, USA
     
Guoliang Wang   Ohio State University, USA
     
Yinong Yang   Pennsylvania State University, USA
     
Ralph Dean   North Carolina, USA
     
Jing-Rong Xu   Purdue University, USA
     
Mark Farman   University of Kentucky, USA
     
Nick Talbot   University of Exeter, UK
     
Ane Sesma   John Innes Centre, UK
     
Yong-Hwan Lee   Seoul National University, South Korea
     
Didier Tharreau   CIRAD-CA, France
     
Robert Zeigler   International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines
     
Yunliang Peng   Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
     
Qinghua Pan   South China Agricultural University, China
     
Yukio Tosa   Kobe University, Japan
     
Gloria Mosquera   International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Colombia
     
Youliang Peng   China Agricultural University, China
     
Naweed I. Naqvi   Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
     
Local Committee
     
Yulin Jia   (Chairman)
     
James Correll   (co Chair), University of Arkansas (UA)
     
Fleet Lee   (UA)
     
Rick Cartwright   (UA)
     
Chris Deren   (UA)
     
Anna McClung   (USDA-ARS)
     
Bob Fjellstrom   (USDA-ARS)
     
Field Tour Committee
     
Fleet Lee   (Chairman)
     
Rick Cartwright    
     
Chris Deren    
     
Anna McClung    
 
 


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