Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp

28 MAY – 3 JUNE 2017

Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp

28 MAY – 3 JUNE 2017

Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp

28 MAY – 3 JUNE 2017

Kruger National Park, Skukuza Camp

28 MAY – 3 JUNE 2017

SYMPOSIUM THEMES

POST HARVEST KEY DATES

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
30 June 2016

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
1 September 2016

FIRST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
27 September 2016

FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
24 October 2016

ON-LINE REGISTRATION OPENS
15 November 2016

CLOSING OF ABSTRACTS
15 December 2016

FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION
2 May 2017

FINAL DATE FOR PAYMENT
31 March 2017

SYMPOSIUM
28 May to 3 June 2017

  • Keynote Presentations:
    • The climate is changing, so must Postharvest Pathology
    • Intellectual property right and novel technologies
  • Next generation technologies in Postharvest Pathology:
    • CRISPR-CAS9 technology and its application in postharvest pathology
    • Bioinformatics in postharvest pathology
    • Breading  for resistance against postharvest pathogens
  • Elucidation of host-pathogen interactions:
    • Exploring new pathways of host-pathogen interactions
    • Pathogenicity and virulence
    • Host defence and induced resistance
  • Nanotechnology and Biosensors for real- time postharvest solutions:
    • Detection of toxic fungal metabolites
    • Novel antifungal materials
    • Detection of pathogen infections
  • The Microbiome in postharvest health and disease:
    • Microbial communities on harvested commodities
    • Microbial networks and its impact on produce health and diseases
  • Food Safety or Food Security?:  
    • Foodborne pathogens in the postharvest environment 
    • Food safety management systems in the postharvest supply chain
  • Alternative Postharvest Disease Control Technologies:
    • Biological control and multi-trophic interactions
    • Essential Oils and Plant Extracts
    • Novel and integrated approches and technologies
  • Industry perspective and needs:
    • Managing the pathogen to reduce postharvest losses
    • Economic impact of postharvest losses and waste
  • Food security and global postharvest challenges