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Dear all,

Due to the new regulations of the Israeli Ministry of Public Health that forbid the existence of international conferences in Israel, we must postpone the MC COST meeting and the conference.

We will keep you updated with further details as soon as we will have more information.

We apologize for this urgent notice due to the emergency situation and wish you all good health.

 The organizing committee ” Cost 2020″

 

Understanding the Relationship Between Human Pathogens and Plant’s Production Systems

An international symposium organized by COST action 16110: Control of Human Pathogenic Micro-organisms in Plant Production Systems.
24-25, March, 2020, Haifa.


Local organizing committee:
Prof. Sima Yaron,
Technion, Israel

Prof. Shlomo Sela (Saldinger),
Volcani Center, ARO, Israel

Dr. Maya Kleiman,
Volcani Center, ARO, Israel

Scientific committee:
Dr. Leo van Overbeek,
WUR Plant Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Dr. Rita Grosch,
Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany

Prof. Sima Yaron,
Technion, Israel

Prof. Shlomo Sela (Saldinger),
The Volcani Center, ARO, Israel

Dr. Maya Kleiman,
The Volcani Center, ARO, Israel


     Overview:
Contamination of plants meant for human consumption is of increased concern for food-safety and human health. Many different disease outbreaks resulting from consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables demonstrated the possibility of occurrence of human pathogenic micro-organisms in plant derived products. It is clear that particular microbes can find their ecological niches in agriculture production systems. Contamination routes of human pathogenic micro-organisms to plants are poorly understood. Basic resources for agro-production, such as soils, water and fertilizers can play a role in contamination of plants, but micro-organisms taxonomically closely related with human pathogenic micro-organisms are also present in plant microbiomes. Human pathogenic micro-organisms must be considered as integral components of the plant microbiome and it is the intention of HUPLANTcontrol to investigate the potential i aspects of plant microbiomes on human health and to integrate novel scientific insight into sanitary measures and agricultural management practices.

Abstract submission for ORAL Presentation is open until  24.2.20