IRTG 2172: PRoTECT: Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats

International Plant Immunity Symposium 2018

1st IRTG 2172 PRoTECT Symposium

On June 14th/15th 2018 the International Plant Immunity Symposium took place in Göttingen in Tagungszentrum "Alte Mensa". The symposium was organized by the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2172.

IPIS 2018 Talk 1 IPIS 2018 Talk 2

During the symposium, the doctoral students and senior researchers of the IRTG 2172 presented their most recent research findings. To put these results into context, internationally leading plant immunity scientists gave insights in their up-to-date work. Master students, grad students as well as postdocs from the field of plant-microbe interaction also presented their research during extensive poster sessions.

Poster session at IPIS 2018 1 Poster session at IPIS 2018 2

This two-day symposium provided a platform to set up a scientific network as well as to discuss most recent research findings, new methods, and to get in contact with experts in that area of plant immunity.

Lunch break at IPIS 2018 1 Lunch Break at IPIS 2018 2

The symposium program consisted of 23 lectures over the two days. Seven of the lectures were held by the invited renowned speakers. During the poster sessions 45 posters were presented.

Overall, the symposium had 126 participants. Of these, 36 were German and Canadian members of the Research Training Group IRTG 2172 PRoTECT. From the University of Göttingen (including Göttingen IRTG members) came 72 participants. 110 participants came from research institutions in Germany (including the University of Göttingen) and 16 came from research institutions outside Germany (Denmark, Italy, Canada, Spain, USA)

Among the participants, there was a high proportion of graduate students or young PhDs, which is explained by the orientation of the symposium as a junior researcher conference. At the same time, this also confirms the success of the concept.

We thank all our sponsors and collaboration partners from
DFG, NSERC CREATE, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
University of British Columbia, Göttingen Graduate School
for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences
GGNB, Goettingen Center for Molecular Biosciences
GZMB, KWS Saat SE Einbeck, Sartorius AG Göttingen.
IRTG students and sponsors

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