Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce that the fifth meeting of the International Phytoplasmologist Working Group (IPWG) will be held in 2023 from 21 to 25 of May at the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman near the fascinating city of Muscat. Our group, born in 2007, aims to bring together researchers from entomology, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and plant pathology to increase knowledge and awareness about phytoplasma-associated plant diseases. This meeting is therefore the forum for sharing information and strength and/or built scientific collaborations. The topics treated, as usual, will update the situation in phytoplasma research enclosing diseases of quarantine and environmental relevance, reliable detection methods, insect vectors, omics, interaction with hosts, epidemiology and control.

We look forward to welcome old and new colleagues in Oman.

On behalf of the meeting committees
Assunta Bertaccini           





Meeting Circulars
Click on the links to view the circular of the meeting (.pdf)
First Circular - Second Circular

For organizing-related questions please contact
Ali Al-Subhi
Plant Sciences Department,
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, SQU, Sultanate of Oman
Email: ipwg2023@squ.edu.om - alsubhia@squ.edu.om | Phone (+968) 24143655 | Mobile: (+968) 95400703


For the scientific-related questions please contact
Assunta Bertaccini
Department of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy
Email: ipwg2007@gmail.com - assunta.bertaccini@unibo.it | Phone (+39) 051 2096723


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    The Sultanate of Oman ( Muscat )
    Sultan Qaboos University
    Conference  Hall

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    MAY 21-25, 2023

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    (+968) 95400703