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HPIS 2020, Melbourne

On behalf of the organising committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to Melbourne, Australia to attend the Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium (HPIS), which will take place on 2-4 December 2020.

The HPIS is an interdisciplinary, international congress, bringing together researchers who study phytophagous piercing/sucking insects, their complex interactions with their host plants, environment and pathogen transmission.

The congress will bring together entomologists with expertise on phytophagous hemipteran insects (Orders Hemiptera and Thysanoptera) and their endosymbionts, plant biologists and physiologists with expertise on plant defences and responses to hemipteran feeding, and plant pathologists with expertise on transmission of plant pathogens by hemipterans. It will facilitate an exchange of ideas and foster collaborations across disciplines, countries to strengthen our understanding of hemipteran biology, ecology, spread and economic importance.

 

Organizing Committee

Piotr Trebicki, Agriculture Victoria Research, Australia

Jacqui M Morris, Agriculture Victoria Research, Australia

Paul Cunningham, Agriculture Victoria Research, Australia

Jo Luck, Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative, Australia

Martin Steinbauer, LaTrobe University, Australia

Jessica Dohmen-Vereijssen, Plant and Food Research, New Zealand

Markus Riegler, Western Sydney University, Australia

Scott Johnson, Western Sydney University, Australia