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16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union

 4-8 April 2022

Limassol, Cyprus

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MPU 2022 Abstracts

as published in the Journal of MPU (Phytopathologia Mediterranea).

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16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union

 4-8 April 2022

Limassol, Cyprus

Why Gender matters in Plant Pathology and beyond.

A Special Session offered by Gender-SMART

MPU 2022

Dear Colleagues,

The upcoming Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union entitled “Safeguarding Mediterranean Plant Health” will be held in Limassol, Cyprus, during spring of 2022. 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.

We plan to have 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. We also wish to be able to celebrate again seeing all good friends and colleagues at the 60th birthday of the Union (1962-2022).

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.

Under the Auspices

of the Ministry of



With the Patronage

of the International

Society for Plant



ASPP Organized Session

The Arab Society of Plant Protection will organize a session during the congress.

Session chairperson: Khaled Makkouk (Lebanon)

Session Title: Diseases of major food crops in the eastern and southern Mediterranean region

Society website: Click to visit

ICGTD Organized Session

The International Council on Grapevine Trunk Diseases will organize a session during the congress.

Session chairperson: Francoise Halleen (South Africa), David Gramaje (Spain)

Session Title: Fungal wood diseases of fruit and forest trees 

Society website:  www.icgtd.org

Keynote Speakers


ASPP Speakers

  • Khaled Makkouk (Chair)
  • Kumarse Nazari (Website)
  • Safaa Kumari
  • Yaseen Thaer (Website)
  • Elia Choueiri
  • Houda Bourefhda
  • Mohamed F. Salem

Topics of Interest

  • Abiotic stresses
  • Invasive pathogens and new emerging plant 
  • Genome analysis: applications to plant health
  • Plant pathology and food safety
  • Molecular pathogen-host interactions
  • Epidemiology and modeling
  • Microbiomes and their role in plant health
  • Integrated Disease Management
  • New tools in plant disease diagnosis and management
  • Climate change: impact on Mediterranean plant pathology
  • Biocontrol, natural compounds and plant defense stimulants
  • Wood diseases in fruit and forest crops in the Mediterranean area
  • Remote detection and surveillance (monitoring) of plant diseases
  • Xylella fastidiosa research in Europe
  • Innovative approaches for plant disease resistance
  • Emerging mycotoxins in Mediterranean crops: prevention and control

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 21 Jan 2022 (Extended to 04 Feb 2022)

Notification of Acceptance: 19 Feb 2022

Early Registration up to: 28 Feb 2022


Latest News

29-03-2022 – Health & Safety Information

23-02-2022 – Notifications of Acceptance/Rejection sent

08-04-2021 – Conference new dates announced: 04-08 April, 2022

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Venue, City and Country

The St Raphael Resort

St. Raphael Resort is located on one of the most renowned 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 with an area of 9.251 sq. kms. Cyprus has 5 lovely Botanical Gardens that one can visit and spend a relaxing day.







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