September 27- October 1, 2020

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY


About this meeting: 

The Japan-US Seminar in Plant Pathology aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration among researchers of molecular plant-biotic interactions. The 12th Seminar will focus on the remodeling of the environment that occurs at the interface of plant-microbe interactions, and we have confirmed a variety of dynamic speakers on this theme. Additional early-career and student speakers will be selected from submitted poster abstracts. Scientific sessions will be interspersed with ample coffee breaks, meals, and excursions into the Ithaca area. We hope you will join us for this fun and stimulating small conference!

Significance of the meeting:

The Japan-US Scientific Seminars grew from a joint program initiated by US President John F. Kennedy and Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda to encourage scientific cooperation between the two countries in the postwar 1960s. The first Seminar, held in May 1966 in Gamagori, Japan, was organized by Drs. Ikuzo Uritani of Nagoya University and Chet Mirocha of the University of Minnesota. The Seminar has since been held in 4 or 5-year intervals in alternating countries, fostering many international partnerships in the field of molecular plant-biotic interactions. The first Seminar focused on the dynamic changes in the plant cytoplasm, cell wall, water status, and metabolism during plant infection, topics that will be revisited in the 12th Seminar.


Group Photo of the 11th Japan-US Seminar held in Takamatsu, Japan, 2015


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