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Workshop on the use of Next Generation Sequencing technologies
for plant pest diagnostics

Bari (IT), 2017-11-22/23


A Workshop on the use of NGS technologies for plant pest diagnostics will be organized jointly by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) action DIVAS, European Phytosanitary Research Coordination Network (Euphresco) and EPPO from the 22nd to the 23rd of November 2017 in Bari, Italy.



High-throughput sequencing technologies, namely Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), have open the way to fast and cheap analysis of genomes.  Applications of NGS technologies for plant pest diagnostics are being developed. These can be used for the detection of known pests as well as a tool to detect “unknowns”. These technologies can, at the same time, increase knowledge on pest diversity (e.g. genomics, population biology, epidemiology). The Workshop will provide basic information on these technologies and about their most recent advances and give the opportunity to discuss its applicability for plant pest diagnostics.

The target audience of this workshop are current and potential users of NGS with a focus on application in plant health as well as plant health risk regulators.


Venue and draft agenda

The Workshop will take place at Hotel Excelsior, Via Giulio Petroni 15, 70124 Bari, Italy. It will start at 09.00 on Wednesday November 22nd and finish at 17.30 on Thursday November 23rd.

Download a draft agenda . Please note that there is still a possibility to contribute in Session 1 Focus on other initiatives and to present posters.



Register is now closed

Registration will be confirmed by the 2017-07-20. Please note that participation is limited to 120 persons and selection will be made on a first come first serve basis. A registration fee of 65 EUR will be requested. It will cover coffee breaks and three lunches. An optional dinner will be organized (additional fee: 30 EUR).



Please note that you should make your own hotel booking.

Rooms in the Hotel Excelsior have been pre-booked at a special rate and the deadline for booking is 2017-09-30. Please mention “EPPO_COST meeting” when making your booking

Single rooms – 80 EUR per night (breakfast included)
Double rooms – 90 EUR per night (breakfast included)

Hotel Excelsior
Via Giulio Petroni 15,
70124 Bari
T: +39 080 556 4366

If needed, please find below a list of other hotels in the city recommended by local organizers:
- Hotel Mercure Via Giuseppe Capruzzi, 326, 70124 Bari
- Hotel Leon d’Oro Piazza Aldo Moro 4, 70121 Bari
- Hotel Victor Via Domenico Nicolai, 71, 70122 Bari


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