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Deciphering plant-microbe interactions for sustainable crop production

Workshop of the Effectome and Resistance Networks

« Effectome » and « Resistance », two French scientific networks, organize from Tuesday 12th  to Friday 15th of September 2017 in Banyuls sur Mer, France a joint workshop dealing with the many facets of the interaction between plants and their associated pathogenic or beneficial microbes. Particular emphasis will be put on microbial invasion strategies, plant receptors and signaling and the impact of the abiotic environment on interactions, and this from a molecular, cellular, genetics as well as an organism perspective. Research from molecular biology, genetics, genomics or population genetics approaches will be presented in plenary presentations and poster sessions. Strategies to use knowledge on plant-microbe interactions for sustainable crop production will be examined and discussed. With this broad program, the workshop will bring together diverse research communities and stimulate interdisciplinary exchange.

preliminary program 2

Invited Speakers

Dr Jane PARKER (Max-Planck-Institute of Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, DE)

Dr Paul BIRCH (James-Hutton-Institute, Dundee, UK)

Sebastien PRAUD (Biogemma, Clermont-Ferrand, FR)

Dr John JONES (James-Hutton-Institute, Dundee, UK)

Dr Juling BAI (Wageningen University, NL)

The conference will be held at the Oceanographic Center, an internationally renowned institution for marine research and teaching in Banyuls sur Mer located on the Mediterranean coast, close to the Spanish border. It will welcome around 80 participants and is organized by Dr. Thomas Kroj, Dr. Jean-Benoit Morel (both at INRA, Montpellier), Dr. Nemo Peeters and Dr. Laurent Deslandes, (both at INRA, Toulouse).

vue port banyuls

How to participate

Complete the online registration form.

To get access to the registration form, you will be asked to login and, if you did not register on the Effectome website previously, to create an account. Unfortunately, the default setting of the website is in French.  We are trying to fix this and if you have problems with creating your account or registration, do not hesitate to contact us.

If you wish to give a talk or present a poster, you should submit an abstract of 300 words including a title, list of authors and their affiliations.

How to register

The registration fee is 130 € (including taxes). This covers participation to the workshop, conference material, refreshments during breaks and all the meals taken during the meeting (3 lunchs & 3 dinners). Hotel accomodation is not included in the registeation fees. Payment should be processed by BankTransfer or by Order Form and information on this is on the invoice you will receive after registration.

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission : May 8
  • Selection of speakers : May 22
  • Deadline for registration & payment of the conference fees: June 1


Banyuls sur Mer is :

and can be reached from these destinations by train (SNCF) and busses. There are direct trains from Montpellier.

To find the best way to join Banyuls we recommend the Rome2rio website . If you need help for your trip to Banyuls, feel free to contact Thomas Kroj at or Nemo Peeters at


Participants can stay in the dorms of the Oceanographic Centre (60,- € per night) or in hotels in Banyuls and should indicate their preference on the registration form. For participants who prefer a hotel, we pre-booked rooms and arranged special rates at the Hotel Les Pêcheurs (65,60 €/person) and would like to ask those who are interested in staying at this hotel to contact

There will be student-only accommodation available (20,- € per nigh per person, rooms with 3 persons), please contact, and indicate (if possible) the names of 2 other people who want to share the room with.

Organizers: INRA Research Networks RESISTANCE and EFFECTOME

Thomas KROJ, Jean-Benoit MOREL, Laurent DESLANDES, Nemo PEETERS

Workshop of the Resistance and Effectome Networks 2017 - Registration

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