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APPS Pathogen Bioinformatics Special Interest Group Meeting 2018

November 28, 2018

Plant Pathogens - Bioinformatics

The Victorian branch of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society is hosting a Pathogen Bioinformatics special interest group meeting on the 28th November.

The scope of this meeting broadly encompasses the genomic and bioinformatic study of pathogen and pest interactions with their hosts. Similar meetings have been previously held under the name of the Australian Pathogen Bioinformatics Symposium, for more information go to

Highlighted sessions include:

  • Emergence and evolution of plant infectious disease
  • Developing innovative molecular tools for arbovirus surveillance
  • Effects of seasonal drought and host identity on endophytic fungal communities
  • Sclerotinia sclerotiorum small RNAs highlight plant targets associated with quantitative disease resistance
  • Studying roles of mycovirus in the three way symbiotic relationship between plants, fungi and mycovirus through small RNA profiles
  • Sequence analysis for hyper-variable proteins: finding order in chaos
  • Shiny apps for ‘Omics research
  • Comparative genomics of the wheat fungal pathogen Pyrenophora tritici-repentis reveals ancillary gene groups
  • Dissecting the Parastagonospora nodorum-wheat pathosystem with genetics
  • Pangenomics and gene clustering of Parastagonospora nodorum
  • Mining Fusarium oxysporum for effectors

Registration will be free for APPS members and $25 for non-members

We encourage you to submit abstracts and expression of interest for presentations to

For further updates, check


Australasian Plant Pathology Society (APPS) Pathogen Bioinformatics Special Interest Group


5 Ring Road, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus
Bundoora, VIC 3083 Australia