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