Organizing Committee

A special thank you to the Organizing Committee!​


 

President

  • A. Rick Bennett (University of Kentucky)

Vice Presidents

  • M. Lodovica Gullino (University of Torino)
  • You Liang Peng (China Agricultural University)
  • Serge Savary (INRA, Universite Toulouse)
  • Barbara Valent (Kansas State University)

Organizing Chair

  • Thomas A. Evans (University of Delaware)

Vice Chairs

  • Executive Vice Chair: Sally Miller (Ohio State University)
  • Kira Bowen (Auburn University)
  • Tim Murray (Washington State University)
  • Mary Palm (USDA APHIS)
  • Amy Hope (Executive Vice President, APS)

International Advisory Committee

  • Chair: Sophien Kamoun (John Innes Centre – Sainsbury Laboratory)
  • Eduardo S. G. Mizubuti (Universidade Federal De Vicosa)
  • Małgorzata Mańka D. Sc. (Past President - Polish Phytopathological Society)
  • Rebecca Nelson (Cornell University)
  • Jean Ristaino (North Carolina State University)
  • Fikrettin Sahin (Yeditepe University)
  • Mike Wingfield (University of Pretoria)
  • Sek-Man Wong (National University of Singapore)

Scientific Program Committee

  • Chair: Scott Adkins (USDA-ARS)
  • Jens Boch (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • Wen-Ling Deng (National Chung Hsing University)
  • Paul Esker (University of Costa Rica)
  • Shaker Kousik (USDA-ARS)
  • Alissa Kriss (Syngenta)
  • Lucy Moleleki (University of Pretoria)
  • Stephen Parnell (University of Salford)
  • Sarah Pethybridge (Cornell University)
  • Jian-Min Zhou (Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Program Planning Sub-Committee

  • Chair: Amy Charkowski (Colorado State University) 
  • Cruz Avila-Adame (Dow AgroSciences LLC)
  • Jose Pablo Dundore-Arias (University of Minnesota)
  • Sydney E. Everhart (University of Nebraska)
  • Kelly L. Ivors (Strawberry Center, California Polytechnic State University)
  • Naidu A. Rayapati (Washington State University)
  • Jeffrey A. Rollins (University of Florida)
  • Ronald R. Walcott, PhD (The University of Georgia)
  • Jerry E. Weiland (USDA ARS)​

Finance Committee

  • Thomas A. Evans (University of Delaware)​
  • Steve Slack (Ohio State University)
  • Mike Boehm,​ Fundraising Committee Chair (Ohio State University)

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