“From Plant Health to Community Health”

A fully online-virtual conference

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2020 as the “International Year of Plant Health” (IYPH) thereby recognizing the relevance of plants and their health status in a global contest.

To this end, large communities including Academic and research Institutions as well as public and private organizations must be involved to unravel and acknowledge the importance of plant health in relation to issues of global importance such as hunger, poverty, food security and public health.

The Conference “From Plant Health to Community Health” is focused on the role of plants in various fields, from food safety to the production of natural bioactive products, to the functions of ecosystems and more generally to the health of communities. The conference also aims to share the best sustainable practices for managing plant diseases to protect the health of plants, the environment and humans at the same time.

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Webinar Program

ChairpersonsEmanuela Gobbi, Maurizio Memo, Emilio Sardini

 

9:00 – 9:30     

The International Year of Plant Health

Riccardo Mazzucchelli, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Opening Welcome

Maurizio Tira, Rector of Università di Brescia

 

9:30-10:30       Keynote lectures 

Plants: Nature, Science and Humans

Paola Bonfante

Plant Health to One Health: how healthy plants make for a healty life

Sara Garcia

 

10:30 – 12:30    Plant Health, Agriculture and Pharmacology 

Precision Agriculture for Plant health

Danilo Demarchi

A new paradigm for crop health: soil-host-microbiota interactions

Davide Bulgarelli

Plant Disease Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture

Gianfranco Romanazzi

Trends in pharmacognosy: a modern science of natural medicines

Alessandra Russo

 

12.30      Closing remarks

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Emanuela Gobbi

Università di Brescia
Department of Molecular
and Translational Medicine
Brescia, Italy

Maurizio Memo

Università di Brescia
Department of Molecular
and Translational Medicine
Brescia, Italy

Emilio Sardini

Università di Brescia
Department of Information Engineering
Brescia, Italy

FACULTY

Paola Bonfante

Università di Torino, Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology

Davide Bulgarelli

University of Dundee, School of Life Sciences, Plant Sciences, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Danilo Demarchi

Politecnico di Torino, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Turin, Italy

Sara Garcia

Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, University of California, Davis, USA

Riccardo Mazzucchelli

International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Gianfranco Romanazzi

Marche Polytechnic University, Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Ancona, Italy

Alessandra Russo

Università di Catania, Department of Drug Sciences, Catania, Italy

Maurizio Tira

Rector, Università di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

PANELISTS

Michela Borghetti

Università di Brescia, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Brescia, Italy

Umberto Garlando

Politecnico di Torino, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Torino, Italy

Andrea Mastinu

Università di Brescia, Department of Information Engineering, Brescia, Italy

WITH THE SUPPORT AND PATRONAGE OF

AUSPICES

International Year of Plant Health - IYPH

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

#PlantHealth
#IYPH2020

Hundreds of events are being organized worldwide to promote the International Year of Plant Health 2020.