19th International Reinhardsbrunn Symposium
Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds
7. April - 11. April 2019
Friedrichroda - Germany
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For over 50 years the name "Reinhardsbrunn" has become famous in scientific circles for the Symposium series which draws together fungicide scientists from academia, research institutes and industry to present, listen to and discuss the latest research findings from around the world in this fast moving field.
Such research is a vital component in the quest to provide adequate control of the fungi that threaten the world's food supply and commodity products. Only by discovering new active molecules by synthetic chemistry or from natural sources and by understanding how they work and how best to use them in geographically different locations, can we hope to maintain and improve the quality of life for the world's growing population.
The 2019 Symposium will build upon the Reinhardsbrunn reputation by providing an opportunity for established experts and those just starting on their scientific career to present information to an international audience through oral presentations and posters. In addition, outstanding experts as key note speakers will introduce into the symposium and the single topical sessions. There will be ample time to discuss the findings and their implications both during and after the presentations. The Symposium thus also provides a unique opportunity to establish new contacts and friendships within fungicide science.
It is the intention of the Symposium Committee to arrange a well balanced program with participants and perspectives from around the globe, and sufficient time for discussion.
We look forward to welcome you as an active participant at the symposium!
The official language of the symposium is English.
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The Symposium will be held at the H+-Hotel (former Ramada), Thüringer Wald in Friedrichroda, Germany. The Hotel offers a special accommodation package on a first-come, first-served base at a special price (see "Fees") which includes breakfast and room.
Reservations have to be made with the hotel directly - ask for the special package price "Reinhardsbrunn Symposium", which includes breakfast and room: hplus.friedrichrodah-hotelscom. The accommodation must be paid directly to the hotel.
How to get to Friedrichroda:
By plane to Frankfurt/Main, Berlin or Erfurt.
From there by train to Gotha (Thuringia), which is situated on the railway line Berlin - Frankfurt (check with: www.bahn.de; English version: www.bahn.de/p_en/view/index.shtml.)
In Gotha take a taxi : costs from the station Gotha to the hotel will be approximately € 30,-. Adventurous participants take the local tram in Gotha (Thüringer Waldbahn) to the station "Bahnhof Reinhardsbrunn". The Hotel is within 500 m walking distance up the hill.
By car from Frankfurt/Main: take the Autobahn (Expressway) A5 -> A4 to Eisenach and Erfurt, branch off at Waltershausen. Then follow the signs to Friedrichroda.
Passport and Visa
Members of the European Union need a valid identity card or passport. Participants from all other countries should check with their travel agency or directly with the German Embassy in their home country for visa regulations.
Letter of invitation
The Organising Committee will send out a letter of invitation, if requested, for participants having an accepted contribution. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential attendees to raise travel funds or obtain a visa. The organisers can not provide financial support. Please contact the Symposium Bureau.
Keynote Speakers (confirmed)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Conrath, Aachen University, Germany
Bifunctional fusion peptide and microgel-based release system for plant health
Prof. Dr. Holger B. Deising. Halle University, Germany
Are biologics and biologicals consumers’ friends or foes? Plant disease control based on toxic microbial secondary metabolites
Dr. Falko Feldmann, JKI/DPG Braunschweig, Germany
The fungicide registration process: transparency of efficacy evaluation?
Dr. Claudia Godoy, Embrapa Soja, Londrina, Brasil
Overcoming the threat of Asian soybean rust in Brazil
Dr. Susan Knight, Syngenta Asia Pacific, Singapore
Review of fungicide resistance management in Asia
Prof. Dr. Jon West, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Smart monitoring of airborne plant pathogens
In addition to invited lecturers the symposium will be based on oral papers and posters accepted by the Symposium's Committee from submitted proposals.
Symposium Program Structure
17:00 - 19: 00 Arrival and Registration
20:00 Welcome Reception at the H+ Hotel
08:30 Opening of the Symposium & Introduction Lectures
09:00 Plenary session 1
14:00 Plenary session 2
16:30 Poster Presentation
08:30 Plenary session 3
10:30 Plenary session 4
12:45 Excursion to Merkers Mine Adventure and Dinner
08:30 Plenary session 5
10:30 Plenary session 6
14:00 Plenary session 7
16:30 Plenary session 8
08:30 Plenary session 9
10:00 Plenary session 10
11:30 Closing Ceremony
Symposium Excursion to Merkers Adventure Mines
For Tuesday afternoon (April 9, 2019) an excursion has been organized that will take us to the city of Merkers-Kieselbach. We will be taken on a 2,5 hours guided underground tour in Merkers Adventure Mines, a former potash mine turned into a tourist attraction. Merkers Mines have developed into a major tourist attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. Every year, approximately 80,000 guests are treated to a fascinating underground tour, during which they learn at first hand the whole history of potash mining in the region. Highlights of the tour include the stunning crystal grotto, the historical gold room, the "world's deepest concert hall", a unique underground bucket-wheel excavator, and a simulated blasting a couple of hundred meters below the surface. (Link to German Page)
Afterwards we will enjoy the conference dinner with a Thuringian specialties buffet at the Kurhaus am Burgsee in Bad Salzungen.
Excursion fee including dinner: € 80,00
Evening Welcome Reception April 07, 2019
We will have a Welcome Reception with a buffet supper for all registered participants at the H+-Hotel in Friedrichroda, our conference site, on Sunday evening, April 24, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Registration with contribution October 31, 2018 (NEW)
Submission of abstract October 31, 2018 (NEW)
Registration without contribution March 1, 2019
Hotel registration (for special offer) March 1, 2019
Payment of reduced conference fees March 1, 2019
Submission of manuscript for
Payment before March 1st, 2019: 430 Euro
Payment after March 1st, 2019: 500 Euro
Students (with student or PhD candidate ID):
Payment before March 1st, 2019: 200 Euro
Payment after March 1st, 2019: 250 Euro
DPG junior members: 150 Euro
Symposium Excursion 80 Euro
(Details you will find at Social Events/Excursion)
A Proceedings Volume will be published as a peer-reviewed printed Symposium Proceedings Volume. One printed copy is included in the participation fee.
Conference fees should be addressed to the account of the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft (DPG). Bank details will be provided to you after registration.
Please notice that payments reduced by a processing fee of EUR 30 will be refunded provided a written cancellation is received by DPG until 28th February 2019. Please note that there will be no refund for cancellation after that date.
Presentations (and posters) will be accepted from areas of fungicide science that fit into the following thematic areas:
· New fungicides, targets, and modes of action
· New technologies and applications
· Digital pathogen sensing
· Biorational fungicides / biocontrol
· Resistance risk assessment
· Resistance modelling
· Fungicide resistance: mechanisms and diagnostics
· Fungicide resistance monitoring: regional and global aspects
· Regulatory aspects
· Post harvest fungicide management
· Translational aspects: from lab to field
How to submit a paper or poster:
In addition to invited lecturers the symposium will be based on oral papers and poster presentations selected by the programm committee from the submitted proposals. Please submit the title of your proposed contribution and an abstract text (ca. 1500 characters) as part of your online registration further up on this website.
Registration with contribution &
submission of abstract October 31, 2018
Prof. Dr. Holger B. Deising
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften and
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Nutzpflanzenforschung (IZN)
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Dr. Falko Feldmann
Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V.
D-38104 Braunschweig, Germany
Chair: Prof. Dr. Holger B. Deising, Germany
Dr. Bart Fraaije, UK
Dr. Andreas Mehl, Germany
Dr. Erich-Christian Oerke, Germany
Dr. Helge Sierotzki, Switzerland
Dr. Gerd Stammler, Germany
A Proceedings Volume will be published as a peer-reviewed printed Symposium Proceedings Volume - previous volumes you will find further down on this website. Detailed information will be given at and a template provided after the symposium.
Symposium supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).