Welcome to the 11th Australasian Plant Virology Workshop
The workshop series provides a forum for scientists from Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world to meet on a biennial basis to provide updates on their recent research relating to plant viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas and other obligate pathogens. The research areas covered range from basic and molecular to ecological and applied. For a list of topics covered, please refer to the Abstract Submission or the Program section.
This is the 11th workshop in the series and will be held in Brisbane, located in subtropical south-east Queensland. In August, the days are mild and sunny and perfect for enjoying the wonderful outdoors, such as the sweeping beaches of Surfers Paradise, the World Heritage rainforest of Lamington National Park or the annual Humpback Whale migration at Hervey Bay. This workshop is timed to immediately precede the 29th International Horticultural Congress, which is also hosted by Brisbane. This is only the second time that this congress, attended by more than 2,000 delegates from around the world, has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. So please reserve the dates of 13-15 August 2014 to attend the Australasian Plant Virology Workshop. It promises to be a highlight of the plant pathology conference calendar.
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The Organizing Committee gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Plant Biosecurity CRC.
The Ecosciences Precinct, venue of the workshop. (Photograph: Leif Forsberg)
Brisbane Skyline from the Ecosciences Precinct. (Photograph: Leif Forsberg)