Join us at Wild Plant Pathosystems 2024!

The three day conference will cover diverse topics related to wild plant pathosystems, with sessions on  Population Genetics, Comparative Genomics, and Ecology of all wild pathosystems from viruses to fungi.


7 - 10 July 2024


Kiel, Germany


The 4th International Meeting on Wild Plant Pathosystems is held from 7-10 July 2024 at the Seeburg conference venue in Kiel, Germany. The meeting aims to bring together diverse experts in fields related to wild plant pathosystems to exchange knowledge, present research, and discuss the latest developments.

Topics will range from Biodiversity and Systematics, Population Genetics, Comparative Genomics to Ecology and from truly specialized wild plant pathosystems to crop pathogens residing on wild hosts and everything in between.

The meeting will be divided in several sessions. Each session will have one keynote speaker. 

Please click on the following link to get the detailed programme

Sunday, July 7th

Welcome reception


Location: Zoological Museum, Kiel

Monday, July 8th


8:30 - 12:00 

12:00 Lunch


13:00 - 16:00

16:30 walk to pier

17:00 - 19:00 BOAT TRIP with MS Kiel, start at Seegarten

     Tuesday, July 9th


8:30 - 12:00 

12:00 lunch


13:00 - 14:30 

14:30 Coffee break


15:00 - 16:00


18:00 CONFERENCE DINNER at Bootshaus

Wednesday, July 10th


8:30 - 12:00

12:00 lunch


13:00 - 14:30  

14:30 Discussion on the future of WPP and concluding remarks.


Prof. Dr. Remco Stam

Main organiser

Kiel University

Prof. Dr. Eva Stukenbrock

Max plank and Kiel University

Main organiser

Prof. Dr. Marco Thines

Senckenberg Institute

organising commitee member

Prof. Dr. Laura Rose

Heinrich Heine University

organising committee member

Confirmed speakers

Dr. Janelle Eck

 Dr. Tomas Koubek

Prof. Dr. Anna Liisa Laine

Prof. Dr. Mark McMullan

Prof. Dr. Laura Rose

Prof. Dr. Jon Richards

Prof. Dr Philippe Roumagnac

Prof. Dr. Rachel Penczykowski

Prof. Dr. Remco Stam

Prof. Dr. Eva Stuckenbrock

Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Charles University Prague

University of Helsinki

Earlham Institute

University of Duesseldorf

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center


Washington State University

Kiel University

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Please click on the following link to get the detailed programme


Abstract Submission


We still have limited spaces available for poster presentations.

Abstract for poster submission and general registration is open until June 28th, 2024. 

Registration fee waiver

and travel grants

We will provide a select number of fee waivers for MSc or PhD students. To apply, please tick the respective box on the application form and upload a letter from your supervisor/head of department confirming Ph.D. status and explaining why you require the waiver and how it benefits you. Priority will be given to those selected for oral or poster presentations

We also provide travel support to scientists from underrepresented regions and backgrounds. To apply, please tick the respective box on the application form and upload a motivation letter explaining why you would benefit from this funding. Please also include a cost estimate and, if applicable, a confirmation of student status. Priority will be given to those selected for oral presentations.


We have very limited funds available. The selections will be made at the discretion of the organizing committee.

The deadline for fee waiver and travel support applications has passed.



Kiel University

German Research Foundation

Visitor Guide

Where and When

Wild Plant Pathogens 2024 takes place from 8-10 July in the Seeburg Conference venue. Dusternbrookerweg 2, Kiel


The Seeburg conference location is a 10 minute bus ride or 20 minute walk from Kiel main station.


Kiel has a large selection of hotels, covering various price classes. You are free to select a hotel of your choice.

WPP will reserve a room contingent at several hotels close to the conference venue. These will be announced as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration fee for the Science And Research Conference?

The registration fee is 150 EUR. The fee includes the welcome reception, conference dinner and a social activity on Wednesday afternoon.

The fee is to be paid after we announce the selected abstracts/participants. For those who can not afford the fees, we will offer the opportunity to apply for a fee waiver.

Can I submit an abstract for poster presentation at the conference?

Yes, all posters will be selected based on submitted abstracts. The abstract submission deadline is June 28th, 2024 for the last selected oral presentations.

What is the duration of the conference?

The conference starts with a pre-conference welcome reception on Sunday 7 July 2024. The main conference will take place from Monday 8 July 2024 till the afternoon of Wednesday 10 July 2024.

We will have a little excursion on Monday 8 July 2024.

Are there any scholarships or grants available for attending the conference?

Yes, there are travel grants and registration fee waivers available for outstanding applicants worldwide. Please attach a motivational letter showing the impact of this conference on your career and a CV. if you provide a good abstract for a presentation on a relevant topic, you have a higher chance of getting support

Deadline for application has passed!

Only a fee waiver is available now. 

Abstract Submission

WPP 2024 still has limited space available for poster presentations and general attendance. 

Please submit your abstract for posters by June 28th, 2024. 

The organising committee will assess all submitted abstracts. All applicants will be informed of the outcomes as soon as this decision has been made.

 if you have a problem with registration, please email us at:

General attendance
Poster presentation

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