AAB - President

in conjunction with the

Society for General Microbiology 


  Full programme and on-line booking are now available


An International Conference - Advances in Plant Virology
To be held at
Harrogate International Centre
1-3 April 2009
BASIS point have been applied for

  The programme for this conference will be open to any topics or areas within basic or applied plant virology, will include all current areas of interest to Plant Virologists and will consist of presentations by invited speakers as well as offered papers by conference delegates. It is hoped to hold a forum to discuss the future of plant virology around the world.

We welcome submissions from established researchers, post-docs and students. The meeting will include the student competitions as outlined below.

Invited speakers include:  

Herman Scholthof (Texas A&M University, USA)

Stéphane Blanc (INRA-CIRAD-ENSAM, Montpellier, France)

Mark Tepfer (ICGEB Biosafety Outstation, Italy)

Claude Fauquet (Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre, St Louis, USA)


Student Prizes

Student prizes will be awarded for the best platform (Bryan Harrison prize) and best poster (Raymond/Roger Hull prize).   


Registration fees for the whole conference (which includes refreshments from Wednesday afternoon to lunch on Friday, the abstracts of the presentations, conference dinner and VAT) are as follows:


AAB/SGM Members                 £260 

AAB/SGM Retired Members       £166

AAB/SGM Student Members      £140

Non Members                         £312

Student Non Members             £166


The conference dinner will take place in a venue close to the International Centre in Harrogate.  


Harrogate is centrally located in the UK halfway between London and Edinburgh with good transport connections.

  • Leeds Bradford airport to Harrogate: 30 minutes via a bus link / 20 minutes by taxi
  • Manchester international airport to Harrogate: 2 hours (hourly service) by rail
  • There are good train connections to Harrogate - London to Harrogate by train: around 3 hours
  • There are excellent motorway links from around the UK


A link to the Harrogate Accommodation Booking Service (who have negotiated discounted rates at local hotels) will be available here by clicking here

There will be a twenty five pound admin fee on all cancellations
Book by 17 March to avoid the late booking surcharge
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