20th International Reinhardsbrunn Symposium
Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds
23. April - 27. April 2023
Friedrichroda - Germany
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In the registration section you will find a link to our RHB-abstract.docx-template for your abstract, which you can upload during the registration process.
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
Project No. DE 403/23-1
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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 (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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Keynote Speakers (confirmed)
Fiona Burnett, Scotland’s Rural Coll., Edinburgh
Lise Jörgensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Xili Liu| China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Gabriel Scalliet, Syngenta, Switzerland
Nick Talbot, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich,UK
Eckard Thines, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Andreas v. Tiedemann, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
A detailed program will be avaible in February 2023
For a first orientation please find the preliminary symposium schedule below
17:00 - 18:30 Arrival and Registration
19:00 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 and Evening Symposium 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 the city of Weimar (limited number of participants)
For Tuesday afternoon (April 25, 2023) an excursion to the city of Weimar has been planned with options of visiting the Bauhaus-Museum and other locations in the worl famous town of Schiller and Goethe. Due to the currently unclear Covid-19-situation detailed information and arrangements for local site visits have to be postponed, but will be provided asap. Thus also the option of registering for the excursion has to be postponed and will be provided to all registered RHB Symposim participants in time.
Afterwards we will enjoy the conference dinner with a Thuringian specialties buffet.
Excursion fee including dinner: € tba
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.
Registration with contribution | December 1st, 2022
Submission of abstract | December 1st, 2022
Registration without contribution | March 15, 2023
Hotel registration (for special offer) | March 15, 2023
Payment of reduced conference fees | March 15, 2023
Submission of complete manuscript
for the Proceedings volume) | September 1st, 2023
Payment before March 15, 2023 | 500 Euro
Payment after March 15, 2023 | 580 Euro
Students (with student or PhD candidate ID):
Payment before March 15, 2023 | 220 Euro
Payment after March 15, 2023 | 250 Euro
DPG members in education | 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) or payed for by PayPal (will be available soon). Bank and Paypal 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 2023. 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:
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
Chairman 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
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).