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FiereCongressi Spa - Parco Lido, Riva del Garda - Italy

Program | From microbial interactions to new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers

For Interfuture members only

Monday 16 October, 2017

9:30 9:45   Welcome and opening of the meeting
9:45 10:30  Overview of the Interfuture project: work plan, general objectives, important dates and

                  deadlines. Ilaria Pertot, Michele Perazzolli, Gerardo Puopolo, Gianfranco Anfora, Scientific
                  board members
10:30 11:15 Administration aspects. Riccarda Moser, Administrative manager of the project
11:15 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 12:45 Session 1: Plant growth promoting microorganisms for a more sustainable
11:45 12:00 Untapping the keg of microbial bioproducts using innovative approaches to cultivation.
                   New bio-based products from plants. Maria Vasseur
12:00 12:15 Novel biofertilisers based on endophytic bacteria. Innovative approaches to bridge
                   plant-microbe interaction research and bio-product development. Nikoletta Galambos
12:15 12:30 Conventional delivery strategies for bioproducts based on microbial bioproducts. 
                   Aammar Tufail
12:30 12:45 Interactions between crop genotypes, antagonistic root colonizing endophytes and
                   arbuscular mychorrizal fungi. Mirjam Seeliger
12:45 14:00 Lunch
14:00 14:45 Session 2: Volatile organic compounds as novel eco-friendly pesticides
14:00 14:15 Selection of microorganisms to develop new tools for the management of Drosophila
                   suzukii. Amani Alawamleh
14:15 14:30 Development of a commercial liquid food trap with addition of bioactive microorganisms
                   to improve attractiveness and specificity for Drosophila suzukii. Gordana Durovic
14:30 14:45 Employment of volatile organic compounds produced by Lysobacter members for the
                   biological control of soilborne plant pathogenic fungi and oomycetes. Anthi Vlassi
14:45 16:30 Session 3: Interactions and mode of actions of biofertilizers and biofungicides
14:45 15:00 Characterization of stimulators of the phyllosphere microbiota as innovative biocontrol
                   products. Abdessalem Chahed

15:00 15:15 Characterization of the mechanism of action of protein- and sugar-based biocontrol
                   products on target and non-target microorganisms. Nikola Mijailovic
15:15 15:30 The interactions of the endophytic nitrogen fixing bacterium Gluconacetobacter
                   diazotrophicus with fungal endophytes and rhizosphere micro-organisms associated with
                   ryegrass, Lolium perenne. Martina Franchini
15:30 15:45 Plant and bacterial factors determining host colonization by, and intracellular uptake of
                   Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus. Damini Lal
15.45 16:30 General discussion. All the participants
16:30 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 17:30 Questions and closing remarks. Ilaria Pertot, Michele Perazzolli, Gerardo Puopolo, Gianfranco
                   Anfora, Scientific board members
18:00 20:00 Aperidinner