European Association for Potato Research (EAPR)

Pathology & Pests Section Meeting 2016

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee, Scotland 
7th - 11th August 2016 

Dear all,


For registered delegates, on behalf of the organising committee of the EAPR Pathology and Pests section meeting, I wish to take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to Dundee, Scotland in August 2016.  We have been working hard to make this a great scientific meeting with lots of chances to see Scotland in its full glory.

The conference venue and hotels are located in the centre of town, giving you the chance to visit the city and enjoy all that it has to offer.  We have also ensured that the meeting coincides with Potatoes in Practice (PiP), hosted by the James Hutton Institute, which is the largest potato field event in the UK and is held every year right here on our doorstep, attracting visitors from around the world.  We hope you will enjoy attending PiP as part of our meeting. 

We welcome both scientists and members of the potato industry to attend the meeting and on Wednesday 10th August we will have a special day rate for industry members and we will select abstracts that we believe will be of most interest to a mixed science / industry audience.    

Pests and pathogens remain a major constraint to food security in a world where potato is rising in importance as a major food crop.  We look forward to catching up with all the latest research and engaging industry representatives at our event to share first-hand the advances in this exciting area.

Our invited speakers will describe some of the main potato pest and pathogen threats on each of five different continents (Africa, Asia, Australasia, North America and South America) to add context to our research in Europe and how it aligns with that of other nations worldwide. 

Please take the opportunity to visit the web site to find out about our venue, accommodation and travel etc. and don't forget to register and send us your abstract. If you have any questions please email us through the 'Contact' button. 

Join us at the conference dinner (optional) for a welcome drink, spectacular meal and entertainment all with a Scottish twist!


Once again, we look forward to seeing you in Dundee in August 2016.

Best wishes,

Ian Toth
EAPR 2016 Organising Committee Chair

Ian Toth - EAPR 2016 Organising Committee Chair