The 2017 main scientific meeting will be a joint venture for the BMS with the British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP), so there will be additional interest for plant pathologists from parallel BSPP sessions, as well as several joint plenaries. The BMS sessions will focus on control of other undesirable fungi including human pathogens, as well as exploitation of fungi, for example in biotechnology. We are delighted to have assembled a first-class programme of invited speakers for the meeting, with confirmed BMS and BSPP speakers so far including:
Scott Baker (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory); Axel Brakhage (Jena); Al Brown (Aberdeen); Mike Bromley (Manchester); Ronald De Vries (Utrecht);
Alan Gange (Royal Holloway); Karl-Heinz Kogel (Giessen); Mark Lynas (Author and Environmentalist);
Vera Meyer (Berlin); Bruce McDonald (ETHZ Switzerland), Richard Michelmore (UC David);
Richard Oliver (Curtin); Nick Read (Manchester); Natalia Requena (Karlsruhe); Eckhard Thines (Mainz).
Please set 11-13th Sept 2017 aside in your diaries. Further updates on registration and abstract submission will follow in due course.
Registration is available now via the BSPP booking site at:
Registration is available until the deadline of 31st July, 2017. Members of the BMS are eligible for a discounted member rate, and student members of the Society can take advantage of a subsidised student rate (the latter is conditional on contribution of a poster or oral presentation). Various registration packages including day rates are available.
To submit abstracts for the meeting for either poster and/or consideration for oral presentation, please download the provided abstract form above and return to firstname.lastname@example.org (30th June 2017 deadline).
The BSPP website has further information on BSPP conference activities including outreach and training events at:
Further information of the meeting programme will be provided once the schedule is finalised. We look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham in September,
Simon Avery, Matthias Brock, Paul Dyer (The BMS local organising committee).