Plant interactions with other eukaryotes - a joint workshop with CUSO

15-16 September 2011

more information and registration: CUSO Doctoral Program Molecular Plant Science web site



Plants are confronted with beneficial and detrimental organisms and have to finely tune their molecular responses in order to either accommodate or fend off these organisms.

The symposium will explore various interactions between plants and eukaryotic organisms such as beneficial fungi, oomycete pathogens, nematodes, herbivores and enemies of the herbivores, as well as parasitic and incompatible plants.

World-leading experts in these fields of research will discuss specificities and commonalities between these interactions in the form of regular talks and round-table discussions with small groups of students.


  • Pierre Abad, France
  • Nina Fatouros, Netherlands
  • Sophien Kamoun, , England
  • Martin Parniske, Germany
  • Julie Scholes, England
  • Paul Schulze-Lefert, Germany
  • Ted Turlings,  Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Alga Zuccaro, Germany

General information

Organizers : Uta Paszkowski and Philippe Reymond

Location : Crêt-Bérard (VD)

Credit point : 1.0 (scientific activities, Doctoral Program)

Evaluation : Full attendance, active participation during the 2 days 

Travel expenses : participants of the  Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology (University of Neuchâtel) and CUSO doctoral programme in Molecular Plant Science are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). 


  • For "Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology" participants: Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form  to Dr. Christiane Bobillier.  No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.
  • For  "CUSO doctoral programme in Molecular Plant Science" participants: see information on the web site.


Registration is free for CUSO doctoral programme in Molecular Plant Science participants. (Registration in the program is free, but mandatory to participate at the different activities of the CUSO).

Registration: through the web site CUSO MPS

Deadline: 30 August 2011