April 2


10:00- 17:00




April 3 - Day 1






Conference Opening

Dr. Tang Huajun,
Dr. Charles Crissman


9:00 - 9:05

Welcome address

Mr. Shi Yanquan, DDG, Ministry of Agriculture


9:05- 9:10

Opening address

Dr. Pamela Anderson, Director General, CIP


9:10- 9:15

Welcome address

Dr. Harold Platt, Agr. Canada, GILB 


9:15- 9:25

Welcome address

Dr. Dongyu Qu, Vice President, CAAS



9:30 -

Group picture and coffee break






Slide show   

Pathogen biology and Host Pathogen Interactions  - Keynote presentations

Chairperson: Dr. David Shaw


10:00  10:30

From a European to a global database of P. infestans genetic diversity: examining the nature and significance of population change

Dr. David Cooke


10:30  11:00

Historical and current population biology of late blight: from the Irish potato famine to SE Asia, Russia and China

Dr. Jean Ristaino .doc a  


11:00  11:30

Unraveling the senses of Phytophthora; leads to novel control strategies?

Dr. Francine Govers .doc


11:30  12:00

Late blight in the genomics era

Dr. Sophien Kamoun .doc


12:00   12:30

Applying cisgenesis to enhance late blight resistance in potato"

Dr. Evert Jacobsen  .doc  


12:30   13:30



Epidemiology, disease management and chemical control  - Keynote presentations

Chairperson:  Jonathan Yuen


13:30  14:00

Late blight management in China

Dr. Keqiang Cao, et al..doc


14:00  14:30

The role of oospores in the epidemiology of potato late blight

Dr. Bjorn Andersson and Dr. Jonathan Yuen .doc 


14:30  14:40

10 min catch-up


Afternoon Oral presentations

Chairperson: Jonathan Yuen


14:40  15:00

The genetic diversity and functional polymorphism of Phytophthora infestans in China

Ying Li et al .doc 


15:00  15:20

Late blight in Vietnam; pathogen population, host specificity and control

V. H. Le et al .doc


15:20  15:40

Variability in the Nordic Phytopththora infestans population

A. Hermansen, et al .doc


15.40  16:00

Coffee break



16:00 - 16:20

Initial assessment of the population structure of Phytophthora infestans in the Venezuelan Andes

Fermin et al .doc


16:20 - 16:40

Pathogenicity and metalaxyl sensitivity of Phytophthora infestans isolates in Cameroon

D.A. Fontem and M.O. Olanya .doc


16:40  17:00

Evolution of the population of  the population of Phytophthora infestans in France - Epidemiology and phenotipic markers

S. Duvauchelle  et al .doc


14:40 - 15:00

The regulation of sporulation-specific transcription in Phytophthora infestans

Qijun Xiang et al .doc


15:00 - 15:20

Coffee break



15:20 - 15:40

What makes Phytophthora infestans a pathogen? Identification and characterization of novel pathogenicity factors

A. Avrova et al .doc


15.40 - 16.00

Functional genomics of potato quantitative resistance to late blight

Zhendong Tian
 et al .doc


16.00 - 16.20

High-resolution Genetic Map of the R10 Gene for Resistance to Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans) in Tetraploid Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

Jianfei Xu et al .doc


16.20 - 16.40

Genetic Engineering of Late Blight Resistance in Potato

Sanwen Huang et al .doc


16.40 - 17.00

Late blight and current research at Inner Mongolia of China

Ruofang Zhang .doc


17:00 - 17:20

A Review of Late Blight in Pakistan

Iftikhar Ahmad, Shazia Iram** and Javed Iqbal Mirza Iftikhar_abstract.doc


17:20 - 17:40

Potato late blight: disease interactions and management options

Platt, H. W. (Bud), R. D. Peters and K. Al-Mughrabi Platt.doc


18.30 - 21.00

Welcome dinner offered by the Chinese Potato Association

Chairperson: Xie Kaiyun



April 4 - Day 2




Epidemiology, disease management and chemical control

Chairperson: William Fry


8.00 - 8.30

Alternative approaches to late blight management

Dani Shtienberg


8.30 - 9.00

Late blight simulation and forecasting: bells and whistles or real tools for researchers and farmers

William Fry .doc


9.00 - 9.30

Disease control strategies in Europe and the US

Dr. Huub Schepers .doc  Dr. Walt Stevenson.doc.

.pdf  & pdf.

9.30 - 10.00

Past, present and future of chemical control of late blight

Ir. Albert Schirring


10.00 10.25

Coffee break


10.25 10.30

ISHS Presentation by

Dr. Wei Lui


10.30 11.00

Breeding for Field Resistance, based on the last 18 years of experience at SCRI

Dr. John Bradshaw


11.00 11.30

Elements of strategy for resistance breeding against P. infestans

Dr. Ewa Zimnoch-Guzowska .doc


11.30 12.00

The human element - training

Dr. Jorge Andrade .doc


12.30 13.40



Afternoon Oral Presentations


13:40 14.00

Phytophthora infestans population structure in India

B P Singh and M Narayana Bhat l.doc


14:00 - 14:20

Microsatellite Genotypic Analysis of Phytophthora infestans in China

Z.-H. Yang, et al .odc


14:20 - 14:40

Genetic diverstiy of Phytophthora infestans from China. Guo L. Y. et al


14:40 - 15:00

The regulation of sporulation-specific transcription in Phytophthora infestans.  Xiang Q. et al.



April 5 - Day 3


Morning  - Oral Presentations

8.00 - 8.20

Infinito a novel high performance fungicide with an ICM profile to control late blight in tomatoes and potatoes.

J. Guo, C. Wen  Guo Bayer oral.doc


8.20 - 8.40

A review of metalaxyl resistance in Phytophthora infestans from Pakistan

Iram, Shazia and Iftikhar Ahmad


8.40 - 9.00

Sensitivity of Phytophthora infestans population in Peru to mefenoxam and cymoxanil

Perez, W., J. Lara and G. A. Forbes  Perez_oral.doc


9.00 - 9.20

Segregation of RB gene and Selectable Marker in Tetraploid Potato Crosses to Obtain Late Blight Resistant, Marker-free Progeny

Douches et al. Douches_oral.doc


9.20 - 9:40

Sárpo potato clones resistant to late-blight disease: how useful are they?

D. Shaw Shaw_oral.doc


9:40 - 10:00

Use of Internet tools to support international collaboration on potato late blight

Hansen, J.G., and Lassen, P.


10.00 - 10.40

Coffee break

10.40 - 11.00

Release and infectivity of Phytophthora infestans sporangia under field conditions

Nielsen et al. Nielsen_oral.doc


11.00 - 11.20

Invasion of virulent Phytophthora infestans strains at the landscape level; does spatial heterogeneity matter?

Skelsey, P., Kessel, GJT, Rossing, WAH, and van der Werf, W. Kessel_oral.doc


11.20 - 11.40

Research Experience on Potato Late Blight Disease Management in Bangladesh

Hossain, M., et al. Hossain_oral.rtf


11.40 - 12.00

How to include regional spore dispersal into spray recommendations for potato late blight? Development and proof of concept of a novel decision support tool

P. Skelsey, G.J.T. Kessel, A.F. Moene W.A.H. Rossin & W. van der Werf Abstract Skelsey oral 2.doc


12:00 - 12:20

Phytophthora infestans in a tropical region: survival, temporal dynamics of
airborne sporangia and alternative hosts.

Lima, M. A., L.A. Maffia, R.W. Barreto and E.S.G. Mizubuti  Mizubuti.pdf


12:30 14:00


Coordination and Future Research 

14:00 14:20

Dutch umbrella project

Piet Boonekamp Boonekamp.doc


14:20 14:40


Jonathan Yuen


14:40 15:00


Alison Lees, Jens Hansen


15:00 15:20

15:20 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 16:00


Greg Forbes

16:00 16:30

General discussion









Spatial and temporal genotypic changes in Japanese isolates of Phytophthora infestans (1997-2007)

S. Akino, M. Kato, Y. Baba, D. Hirotomi, K. Mizunuma, H. Hagiwara and N. Kondo Akino_poster.doc



Selection and Evaluation of Micro-organisms for Bio-control of Phytophthora infestans in Potato

S. Alström , E. Twengström  and B. Andersson Andersson_abstract1.doc



Analysis of the genomes of four viruses in the late blight pathogen

G. Cai, K. Myers, B.I. Hillman, and W.E. Fry Cai_oral.doc



Molecular Detection of R1 and R3a Alleles in Late Blight Differentials and Germplasms of Potato and It's Implications

C.H. Li, D.H. Hao, S.H. Chen Canhu_abstract.doc



Results on evaluation of potato germplasm with virus and late blight resistance in Vietnam, Spring crop season 2007.

Dao Huy Chien, Tran Thi Thanh Huong* and Fernando Ezeta Dao_oral.doc



Evaluation of CIP varieties for resistance to potato late blight in Papua New Guinea

A.B. Kerru, R. Kombukon, B. Komolong, A. Drenth and R.F. de Boer DeBoer variety poster 1.doc



Fungicide treatments for the control of potato late blight in Papua New Guinea

R. Kombukon, A.B. Kerru, B. Komolong, A. Drenth and R.F. de Boer
DeBoer fungicide poster 2.doc



An effective alternative to test-cross for estimating the breeding value of parents for resistance to late blight in potato

J. Gopal, Vinod Kumar and S.K. Luthra Gopal_poster.doc



High virulence diversity in a genotypically uniform Phytophthora infestans population in Northern China

J. Guo, T. van der Lee, D.Y. Qu, Y.Q. Yao, X.F. Gong, D.L. Liang, K.Y. Xie, X.W. Wang and F. Govers Guo_Jun_poster.doc



Characterization of Phytophthora infestans obtained from Heilongjiang and Using Chinese Herbs to Control the Fungus

Mei Guo, Fanxiang Min, Xiaodan Wang, Xuezhi Dong Qi Wei, Shuanglin Hu, Aiqun Liu, Ji Ma, Xuezhang Li Guo_Abstract .doc



Genetic analysis of resistance to late blight in a diploid potato population derived from Solanum verrucosum

Ma. del R. Herrera, M. Orrillo, M. Bonierbale and Marc Ghislain Herrera_poster.doc





Occurrence characteristic, mating type, and chemical resistance of Phytophthora infestans in Korea

K. H. Park, J. U. Cheon, J. S. Kim, Y. I. HAM, K. Y. Ryu, Byeong Jin Cha Kyeong_poster.doc



Molecular Genetic Characterization of the RB Late Blight Resistance Response

Z. Liu, Y. Chen and D. Halterman Liu_poster.doc



Physiological Race Composition and Complexity of Phytophthora infestans in Heilongjiang Province of China

G. Jin, W. Lu ,X. Sun, Y. Bai, W. Li Lu_Abstract.doc



Validation of Late Blight forecasting models and development of an extension service in Argentina

M. F. Lucca, S. de Gerónimo, S. Capezio and M. Huarte Lucca_poster.doc



Yield and economic losses caused by potato late blight in Central Kenya

C. Lung'aho, M. Nyongesa and B. Lemaga  Lungaho_poster.doc



Characterization of Phytophthora infestans populations from selected central, eastern and southern African countries

B.B. Pule, J. Meitz,  A. Thompson, W.E. Fry, K.L. Myers, M. Wakahiu and N. Senkesha and A. McLeod



Fluazinam and Cyazofamid: New Solutions for the Control of Potato Late Blight in China 

S. Mitani, K. Sugimoto, N. Akiyoshiand Y. Zhang 



Warning system of Potato and Tomato Late-Blight for Control Timing

M. A. FAHIM ; M. A. MEDANY;  M. M. FAHIM AND H. Y. ALY Mohamed_abstract.doc



Evaluation of hybrid true potato seed (TPS) progenies and clones for resistance to late blight in Myanmar

Maung Maung Myint, Yi Yi Myint, Mya Mya, Maung Maung Tun and Phyu Phyu Myint_abstract.doc



Unraveling transcriptional regulatory mechanisms involved in sexual reproduction of Phytophthora infestans

Xiaofan Niu, Warapon Prakob, and Howard Judelson Niu_poster.doc



What trigger Phytophthora infestans to oospore production and germination?

S. Ravnskov and B.J. Nielsen Ravnskov_poster.doc



Characterization of Phytophthora infestans occurring in tomato in Florida.

P.D. Roberts , D.C. Schultz and K. L. Deahl Roberts poster.doc



Response of New Potato Variety Against Late Blight at Organic Agriculture

K. Y. Ryu*,* H. J. Jee , K. H. Park , Y. E. Park  and H. M.Cho Ryu_poster.doc



Bioformulations for management of late blight of potato in north eastern India 

R. Selvakumar Selvakumart_poster.doc



Can U.K. populations of P. infestans mate?

D. Shaw, D. Evans, C. Bufe, D.E.L. Cooke Shaw_abstract.doc



Effects of micro tuber size and planting method on quantitative characteristics of produced minitubers in potato crop

A. Shokouhian, R. Asghari zakaria Shokouhian_poster.doc



Seed Treatment and Fungicide Applications to Control Stem Blight on Potato 

S. Keil, M. Benker and M. Zellner 
Zellner abstract_poster1.doc



Epidemiology of Primary Phytophthora Infections on Potato 

M. Zellner 
Zellner abstract_poster2.doc



The occurrence pattern and control strategy of Potato late blight in Keshan farm in China

Prof. Zhiming Zhang, Zhang_abstract.doc



Expression analysis of ?-aminobutyric acid and Phytophthora infestans induced genes in potato leaves with horizontal resistance to late bight

Zhendong Tian, Jun Liu, Binglin Wang, Conghua Xie  Program



Phenotypic Characterizations of Phytophthora infestans in China

J.-H. Zhu, Z.-H. Yang, J.-w. Shen, G. s. Yao and R. Liu Zhu et al poster 1.doc



Genotypic Structure of Phytophthora infestans in China with AFLP and SSR molecular markers

J.-H. Zhu, Z.-H. Yang, G.-s. Yao, R. Liu, X. -W, Peng, Z. -M, Zhang  Zhu et al poster 2.doc



Phytophthora infestans in a tropical region: survival, temporal dynamics of
airborne sporangia and alternative hosts

M.A. Lima, L.A. Maffia, R.W. Barreto and E.S.G. Mizubuti  Mizubuti.pdf



Potato StEREBP enhances abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in transgenic plants

DJ Shin; HE Lee; SJ Moon; E.Ardales, SR Park; MJ Jeong; SC Park; MO Byun.   Shin et al, poster.doc



The potato transcription factor StEREPB1 confers tolerance under abiotic stress conditions in transgenic potato plants

DJ Shin; HE Lee; SJ Moon; E.Ardales, SR Park; MJ Jeong; SC Park; MO Byun.



Identification of potato clones against late blight disease under terai and mid hill conditions of Nepal

Sharma B.P., S.P. Dhita and K.C. Haribahadur  Sharma poster.doc



Late blight - an increasing threat to seed potato production in north-western plains of India

R. K. Arora  Arora poster.pdf



Overcoming interspecific reproductive barriers (IRB) by embryo rescue to capture new sources of resistance to late blight

Orrillo, M., B. Ordonez and M. Bonierbale  abstract forthcoming  Bonierbale_poster.doc



Analysis the genotypes of isolates of Phytophthora infestans from Gansu, China

G. Liu, L.Y. Guo, X.Q. Zhu  Liu poster.doc



Phytophthora infestans population structure in India

B.P. Singh and M. Narayana Bhat



Characteristics of mating type distribution and chemical response of Phytophthora infestans in Korea

K. H. Park, J. U. Cheon, J. S. Kim, Y.I. Hahm, K. Y. Ryu, B. J. Cha



A review of late blight in Pakistan

Ifthikar Amad, Shazia Iram, Javed Iqbal Mirza



Potato Laboratory of Huazhong Agricultural University

Xie C.H, Liu J., Tian Z. D., Song B. T., Cai X. K., Nie B. H.

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