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Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

13 - 15 Nov 2017

The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa was found on the ornamental shrub Polygala myrtifolia in Corsica in 2015. © Wikimedia commons, Yellow cat & A Barra

European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa

A scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa is to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13-15 November 2017.

Updated on 10/02/2017
Published on 07/27/2017

The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding, the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS, and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).

Marie-Agnès Jacques (INRA Pays de la Loire) will chair session 3 entitled "Xylella fastidiosa: host plants and resistance" and is coordinating another.
The event will provide a platform for in-depth discussion on the results of research into X. fastidiosa and its vectors, in support of on-going efforts to control the European outbreaks. As well as speakers and participants from Europe, the conference will be attended by scientific experts from other parts of the world – such as Brazil and the United States – where X. fastidiosa has been present for many years.

Practical information

Date: 13-15 November 2017
Location: The conference will be held at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (number 14), Carretera de Valldemossa km7,5, 07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Language: The official language of the conference will be English. No translation will be provided.
Contact: Feel free to contact us about any content-related matters or organisational and logistical issues at the following address: conferences@efsa.europa.eu.

Information and registration on conference website.

More information

INRA mobilizes research efforts against Xylella fastidiosa > read the report