7th Xanthomonas Genomics Conference 2022

Important News


  • 7th International Xanthomonas Conference registration opens December 15th, 2022!
  • Student Travel Award Applications Accepted December 15th to February 14th, 2022!

The theme of the conference is: sequence, mechanism, application. The conference will focus on genomics, diagnostics, epidemiology, virulence mechanism, plant defense, and disease control of members of the genus Xanthomonas and Xylella.

Upcoming Deadlines

Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission:
December 15, 2021 - February 14, 2022

General Registration and Abstract Submission:
February 15, 2022 - April 14, 2022

Late Registration and Abstract Submission:
April 15, 2022 - May 14, 2022

Student Travel Award Application:
Opens December 15, 2021 - All entries due by February 14, 2022

Travel Information

Airport: Tampa International Airport

Local transportation: Taxi, shuttle (reserveusingJayride.com).If you have questions related to local transportation, please contact Jinyun Li at jinyunli@ufl.edu

VISA information: (Please apply for a visa if necessary. Visitor Visa is normally required. Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa. Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

Request invitation letter: Please contact Erica Watson Carter at ewcarter@ufl.edu

7th Xanthomonas Genomics Conference Florida 2022
June 13th-17th, 2022 in SHERATON SAND KEY RESORT
1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767, USA

***Last Day to Book Hotel: 13th May 2022***

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Scientific Program

The conference will comprise eight 2-hour sessions, plus two late-afternoon poster sessions. The conference will have the following sessions:

Session 1: Genomics
Speakers: Joao Setubal, Prabhu Patil, and three selected speakers including student/postdoc speakers

Session 2: Diagnostics, and epidemiology
Speakers: Leonardo de la Fuente, Alvaro Pérez, and three selected speakers including student/postdoc speakers

Session 3: Pathogenicity mechanisms and regulation
Speakers: Jonathan Jacobs, Wei Qian, and three selected speakers including student/postdoc speakers

Session 4: Type III effector proteins
Speakers: Ulla Bonas, Sebastian Cunnac, Mary Beth Mudgett, and two selected speakers including student/postdoc speakers

Session 5: Protein secretion systems
Speakers: Cristina Eliza Alvarez Martinez, Daniela Büttner, and three selected speakers including student/postdoc speakers

Session 6: Disease control
Speakers: Bing Yang, Caroline Roper, Ricardo Oliva, and two selected speakers including student/postdoc speakers

Session 7: Plant immunity
Speakers: Jianmin Zhou, Brian Staskawicz, Libo Shan, and two selected speakers including student/postdoc speakers

Roundtable discussion:
Challenges and opportunities, priorities for community-based efforts

Open block:
Informal interactions, recreation, and small group breakout meetings


June 13, 2022, Monday: check-in

June 14, 2022, Tuesday: whole day meeting (lunch provided), poster section, and reception in the evening

June 15, 2022, Wednesday: whole day meeting (lunch provided), poster section, and conference dinner

June 16, 2022, Thursday: Morning: meeting. Afternoon: visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium

June 17, 2022, Friday: meeting before noon. Afternoon, meeting adjourn.

Confirmed Speakers

Name Affiliation Expertise
Ulla Bonas Martin Luther University, Germany Type III secretion; AvrBs3 and related effector functions; plant disease resistance mechanisms
Sebastian Cunnac Montpellier University, France Virulence mechanism, TAL effectors
Leonardo de la Fuente  Auburn University, Alabama, USA Diagnostics, epidemiology, and virulence mechanisms of Xylella,
Jonathan Jacobs Ohio State University, USA Biological and evolutionary basis for microbial colonization of plants
Cristina Eliza Alvarez Martinez University of São Paulo, Brazil Type VI secretion system and gene regulation
Mary Beth Mudgett Stanford University, USA axonopodis pv. vesicatoria; type III effector function; mechanisms of plant responses to effectors
Ricardo Oliva International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines Xanthomonas-plant interactions, disease resistance, biotechnology
Prabhu Patil Institute of Microbial Technology Bacterial genetics, genomics and evolution
Alvaro Pérez Colorado State University, USA Genomics
Wei Qian Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Gene regulation, Xanthomonas campestris
Caroline Roper UC Riverside, USA Virulence mechanisms of Xylella and disease management
Joao Setubal University of São Paulo, Brazil Genomics, evolution
Libo Shan Texas A&M University, USA Plant immunity
Brian Staskawicz University of California, Berkeley, USA Plant immunity, type III effectors
Bing Yang University of Missouri Columbia, USA Function of transcription activator like effectors of X. oryzae and targets in rice; disease management via genome editing
Jianmin Zhou Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Type III effectors, plant immunity

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Jan Leach, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Dr. Adam J. Bogdanove, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Dr. Ralf Koebnik, Research Institute for Development, Montpellier, France
Dr. GongyouChen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Dr. Chuck Shaker Farah, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Dr. Jaime Cubero, National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology | INIA, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Seiji Tsuge, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto, Japan
Dr. Alessandra Alves de Souza, Centro APTA Citros'Sylvio Moreira' –IAC, Cordeirópolis, SP, Brasil
Dr. Subhadeep Chatterjee, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Nampally, Hyderabad, India

Immediate past organizer: Prof. Dr. Ulla Bonas

Organization Committee

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Nian Wang, University of Florida
Committee members:
Dr. Jeffrey Jones, University of Florida
Dr. Frank White, University of Florida
Dr. James H Graham, University of Florida
Dr. Gary Vallad, University of Florida
Dr. Erica Goss, University of Florida
Dr. Evan Johnson, University of Florida
Dr. Neha Potnis, Auburn University
Dr. JinyunLi, University of Florida
Erica Watson Carter, University of Florida