SPRING MEETING 2013
Ashtown Food Research Centre
Forest Fungi of Ireland - opportunities and threats
AUTUMN MEETING 2012
AFBI, New Forge Lane, Belfast
Invited Speaker : Dr Peter Mercer
Spring Meeting 2012
"NEW HORIZONS FOR PLANT HEALTH IN IRELAND"
Venue: DAFF Backweston, Celbridge, Co.Kildare
Thursday 10th May
Invited speaker: Dr Alan Inman (Defra.)
SIPP SPRING MEETING 2011
SIPP held its Spring meeting at the Department of Fisheries and Food Backweston Laboratory Complex on Wednesday 11th May.
This meeting was held in conjunction with the European Mycological Network (EMN) and was a great opportunity for SIPP members to meet mycologists from many other European countries.
The 2010 Spring Meeting was held at NUI Maynooth on Friday, April 9th.
Programme of talks:
11.30-11.50 Aspergillus fumigatus and Gliotoxin biosynthesis
Sean Doyle, Dept. of Biology, NUI Maynooth
11.50-12.10 Analysis of the response of Candida albicans to the
antifungal drug Caspofungin. Kevin Kavanagh, Dept. of Biology, NUI Maynooth
12.10-12.30 Incidence and detection of Lecanicillium (Verticillium)
fungicola on mushroom farms in 2008 and 2010. Justyna Piasecka, Teagasc Kinsealy/NUI Maynooth
14.00-14.20 Potential of using energy crops as biological filters for the
bioremediation of sewage and industrial effluents. Alistair McCracken, AFBI Newforge
14.20-14.40 Armillaria: a fungal pathogen of trees. Cindy Collins, Dept. of Biology, NUI Maynooth
14.40-15.10 Trends in cereal diseases in Northern Ireland. Lisa Black, AFBI Crossnacreevy.
15.10-15.30 Recent shifts in the sensitivity of Septoria tritici to triazole
fungicides. Eugene O’Sullivan, Teagasc Carlow.
The 2009 Autumn Meeting was held at Teagasc Kinsealy Research Centre, Dublin on September 10th - 11th.
Attendees viewing the ryegrass plots at the Kinsealy Research Centre
SIPP celebrated its fortieth anniversary in September 2008 with a special two-day meeting in Belfast. Many past members, including six of the founding plant pathologists were present.
Left to right
David Seaby, Kevin Clancy, Charles Logan, Martin Downes, Lesley Dowley, Jim Kavanagh