Molecular approaches are currently among the most popular topics in biological sciences and provide many opportunities in the solution of various problems. We have witnessed common use of these approaches in the field of plant protection in the last decades. Many research projects related to entomology, plant pathology and weed sciences have been conducted using genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, functional genomics, DNA-based diagnosis techniques, gene expression analyses and recombination studies. Significant progress has been achieved in the solution of pest, disease and weed problems using molecular concepts, such as RNA interference and Crisper/Cass, or tools, such as microbials or peptides, enzymes & proteins. In this manner, the "1st International Molecular Plant Protection Congress (IMPPC)" was held in Adana in 2019, and had hosted 42 top notch experts in the field of molecular plant protection as keynote speakers, and 14 global and local agriculture and biotechnology companies. The congress had a great impact all over the world and created an important awareness. In this context, we wish to continue the awareness and momentum gained with the "2nd International Molecular Plant Protection Congress- IMPPC2023”. The IMPPC2023 will be held at Hektaş Agricultural Innovaiton, Training and Experience Center, Orhangazi-Bursa, Türkiye between May 15-18, 2023, under the coordination of Ankara University, Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Hektaş Ticaret Türk .A.Ş.
The opening lecture of IMPPC2023 will be given by Professor Craig Mello (University of Massachusetts, USA), 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine for discovering RNA interference-RNAi. Up to 81 scientists, who are among the world's leading experts in the fields of "Molecular Entomology & Plant Pathology & Weed Science will deliver keynote talks. In addition, up to 30 biotech and agricultural companies will be located in the exhibition hall to introduce their company profiles and innovations in plant protections.
The theme of IMPPC2023 is "innovations in plant protection”. The congress will highlight the innovative plant protection products from dsRNA to peptide-based pesticides, from microbials to new generation chemicals. The purpose of the congress is to provide a platform for researchers and shareholders from industry to ministries in order to share their latest findings and innovations amongst each other and exchange the ideas. The official language of the congress will be English and the abstracts will be provided in the congress book.
Full text submission option will be also available after peer-review, and such full text papers will be published as "Proceedings of the 2nd International Molecular Plant Protection Congress" after the congress is completed. The submission portal for a full text will be activated by April 1, 2023 and terminated by May 1, 2023. If you are planning to submit a full text version, please note that you must still submit an abstract the latest by March 17 "under abstract submission" in order to be in the program. You could submit your full text paper under "Full text Submission". For instructions and submission of full text, please click.
The IMPPC2023 is a student-friendly organization! The first, second, and third best student oral presentations will be awarded 30.000 TL, 20.000 TL and 10,000 TL, respectively. While the first, second, and third best student poster presentations will be awarded 20.000 TL, 10.000 TL, 5.000 TL, respectively. All student presentations will be automatically considered for the student presentation awards.
We are hoping to see you at the "The Second International Molecular Plant Protection Congress" in Orhangazi, Bursa-Türkiye between May 15-18, 2023.
On Behalf of the Congress Organization Committee
Umut Toprak, Chair, Ph.D, Ankara University, Ankara, Türkiye