20th International Reinhardsbrunn Symposium
Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds
23. April - 27. April 2023
Friedrichroda - Germany
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The option to submit a contribution proposal has been closed Jan 10, 2023. Registration for participation is still possible until April 10, 2023
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 2023 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 next symposium.
The official language of the symposium is English.
The following experts from around the world have agreed to provide keynote lectures.
Confirmed keynote speakers for April 2023 are:
Prof. Fiona Burnett, Scotland’s Rural College, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Prof. Lise Jörgensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Prof. Xili Liu, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Dr. Gabriel Scalliet, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Stein, Switzerland
Prof. Nick Talbot, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, United Kingdom
Prof. Eckard Thines, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Prof. Andreas v. Tiedemann, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
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In addition to invited lectures the symposium will be based on oral papers and posters accepted by the Symposium's Committee from submitted proposals. Presentations will be accepted from areas of fungicide science that fit into the following thematic areas:
- Fungicide resistance
- monitoring: regional and global aspects
- mechanisms and diagnosis
- molecular mechanisms
- risk assessment
- risk management
- New fungicides, technologies, and applications
- Bio-rational fungicides / biocontrol
- Resistance modelling
- Digital pathogen and resistance sensing
- Regulatory aspects
- Molecular Crop Protection
- Other fungicide-related topics
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 which includes breakfast and room.
Reservations have to be made with the hotel directly, either by email (email@example.com) or by phone (+49 3623 352-0 - punch the nr. for "reception") - ask for the special package price "Reinhardsbrunn Symposium", which includes breakfast and room. The accommodation must be paid directly to the hotel.
In case the H+ Hotel is fully booked, nearby Ahorn Berghotel Friedrichroda (5 minutes walking distance) is an alternative.
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: https://www.bahn.com/en.)
In Gotha take a taxi : costs from the station Gotha to the hotel will be approximately € 45,-. 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.
Currently we do not know how the pandemic will evolve and what kind of restrictions might follow from it. Please check official restriction rules that might apply to you
Up-to-date information in regard to travel restrictions can be found at official websites of the German Federal Government:
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.
Evening Welcome Reception April 23, 2023
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 23, 2023, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Symposium Excursion to the city of Weimar (limited number of participants)
On Tuesday afternoon (April 25, 2023) buses will take us to the City of Weimar, where two different guided tours are offered (you have to select one of them). The tours of up to 1,5 km will last a little more than an hour, but can be adapted to the to the needs of the participants. The tours might not be suitable for handicapped participants with reduced mobility, though.
Tour 1. The Bauhaus Walk
The Bauhaus Walking Tour project is an extremely successful and integral part of Weimar’s cultural landscape, You follow the traces of the historic Bauhaus school, located in UNESCO World Heritage buildings, and experience the exciting past and present of the Bauhaus-University Weimar, where famous teachers like Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger and many others taught and practiced their ideas every day.
The tour guides, all of whom are prospective architects, civil engineers, cultural scholars or artists take visitors to the historic Bauhaus sites where they can relive the past and present of the Bauhaus-University Weimar, which evolved out of the historic roots of the Bauhaus movement famous for its’ design and holistic solutions of combining the different fields of art and architecture, housing interior, and workplaces. Since the mid-1990ies, the Bauhaus-University Weimar has once again coupled the fields of art and engineering into one institution and has been carrying the name of the famous school of design since 1996.
Alternative Tour 2: Guided tour through historic old town
Discover classic Weimar on this city tour, which is limited to the old town and takes you to the highlights of the classical period and to the places where Goethe, Schiller, Herder and Wieland worked. The participants receive an informative overview of Weimar's most important sights in the Old Town.
For our symposium dinner with a Thuringian buffet of local specialities (incl. vegetarian options) we will be at the Restaurant Felsenkeller, which at the same time is a local brewery. The restaurant has arranged its tables around brew kettles and we will be greeted with a presentation on the art of brewing beer, which of course can be tasted. But of course softdrinks or wine will also be available.
Excursion fee inclus. dinner: € 85,00
Registration with contribution | December 1st, 2022
Submission of abstract | December 1st, 2022
Registration without contribution | April 10, 2023
Hotel registration (for special offer) | March 24, 2023
Payment of reduced conference fees | March 15, 2023
Submission of complete manuscript
for the Proceedings volume) | October 1st, 2023
Payment after March 15, 2023 | 580 Euro
Students (with student or PhD candidate ID):
Payment after March 15, 2023 | 250 Euro
DPG members in training | 150 Euro
Symposium Excursion | tba
(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. A number of manuscripts of oral contributions will be considered and the contributors in question invited for a Topical Volume of the Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection.
Conference fees should be addressed to the account of the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft (DPG). For registered participants from outside Europe we offer the option of paying via Paypal. Bank and Paypal details will be provided to you after registration.
Please note that there will be no refund for cancellation after March 15, 2023.
Presentations (and posters) will be accepted from areas of fungicide science that fit into the following thematic areas:
monitoring: regional and global aspects
mechanisms and diagnosis
risk assessment and risk management
Bio-rational fungicides / biocontrol
Digital pathogen and resistance sensing
New technologies and applications
Molecular Crop Protection
Other fungicide-related topics
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 on this website.
Registration with contribution &
submission of abstract December 1st, 2022
Prof. Dr. Holger B. Deising
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Institut für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften and
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Nutzpflanzenforschung (IZN)
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Prof. Dr. Ralph Hückelhoven
3rd Chairperson Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft e.V.
Technische Universität München (TUM)
TUM School of Life Sciences
Chair of Phytopathology
Chair: Prof. Dr. Holger B. Deising, Germany
Dr. Bart Fraaije, The Netherlands
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.
For authors of the 2023 proceedings volume: please use the provided template (see below) for your contribution (which already includes most of the settings described in the Instructions to authors), and replace our text with yours. For further and detailed information please use the "Instructions to authors" (please click on text below).
Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds IX - Proceedings of the 19th International Reinhardsbrunn Symposium, April 07-11, 2019, Friedrichroda, Germany.
Edited by Deising H.B.; Fraaije B.; Mehl A.; Oerke E.C.; Sierotzki H.; Stammler G.
Symposium supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).
Publication sponsored by:
Symposium supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation).