MPU 2020

16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union

23rd - 27th March, 2020

Limassol, Cyprus

MPU 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The upcoming Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union entitled “Safeguarding Mediterranean Plant Health” will be held in Limassol, Cyprus, on March 23-27, 2020. The meeting promotes dissemination of the latest scientific advances and encourages dialogue and collaboration between researchers interested in all aspects of Phytopathology. The conference language is English.

The year 2020 is announced by FAO as Plant Health Year and we plan a large event to showcase the role of Mediterranean Agriculture and Phytopathology, in safeguarding our food, traditions in Mediterranean Diet as well as food security for the whole planet. Plenary, concurrent and poster sessions will be held on key topics such as Genome Analysis; Invasive Emerging Pathogens; Integrated Disease Management; Food Safety, New Tools in Diagnostics and Management; Molecular Pathogen-Host Interactions; Impact of Climate Change; Biocontrol, Natural Compounds and Plant Stimulants; Epidemiology and Modelling; and Microbiomes In Plant Health. This conference will also have a session for Abiotic Stresses and in particular drought and salinity stress as well as methods to mitigate these stresses. The meeting proceedings will be published in the international journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea.

A number of abstracts presented as poster contributions will be selected for short oral presentation and discussion. Participation of young researchers is strongly encouraged, and reduced registration rates are available for students and fellows. Awards will be given to best student posters and presentations.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Limassol. Your attendance will contribute to the fruitful exchange of scientific ideas and help to forge new friendships and future collaborations. We are sure that your participation in the conference and your experience in our city will be scientifically rewarding, highly enjoyable and truly unforgettable.

Important Dates

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Venue, City and Country

St Raphael Resort

The St. Raphael Resort is located on one of the most renowned and largest beaches in Limassol, only a short coastal drive from the lively centre of town, approximately 10 minutes away.


Limassol, a city counting centuries of history, is located between two of the most renowned ancient kingdoms of the island, Amathous at the east and Kourion at the west.


Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia, with an area of 9.251 sq. kms .