Symposia and workshops

To be updated as information is forthcoming

PLENARY SESSION: Microbial biopesticides in lower and middle income countries: successes, needs and challenges

Italo Delalibera (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Topic: South and Central America

Shachi Gurumayum (AgBiTech, Switzerland)

Topic: Asia

Sunday Ekesi (ICIPE, Kenya)

Topic: Africa, other than South Africa

Sean Thackeray (River Bioscience, South Africa)

Topic: South Africa

Virus Division:

Title: The insect virome – from sequence detection to classification

Organizer: Adly Abdalla

Speakers: Bryony Bonning, Darren J Obbard, Mylene Oglistro, Seth R Bordenstein

Bacteria Division:

Title: Bacterial insecticide proteins and fall armyworm control

Organizers: Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes and William Moar

Nematode Division:

Title: Entomopathogenic nematode signalling and behavioural ecology translates into improved sustainable insect management

Organizer: Ivan Hiltpold and David Shapiro-Ilan

Fatma Kaplan, David Shapiro-Ilan and Karl Cameron Schiller: Dynamics of entomopathogenic nematode foraging and infectivity in microgravity

Hans Alborn, Alexander Gaffke, David Shapiro-Ilan, Fatma Kaplan, Ed Lewis, and Paul Schliekelman: Cracking the communication code: the role of semiochemicals in entomopathogenic nematode behavior

David Shapiro-Ilan, Fatma Kaplan, Ed Lewis, Hans Alborn and Paul Schliekelman: The use of pheromones to improve efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes

Patricia Navarro: Steinernema australe enhanced its efficacy against Aegorhinus superciliosus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) after artificial selection process by using an odor stimulus

Ivan Hiltpold, Scott Johnson, Ben Moor and Duncan Brown: Entomopathogenic nematodes on the edge: insects fight back!

Microbial Control Division:

Title: The future is bright for biocontrol

Organizers: Roma Gwynn

Diseases of Beneficial Invertebrates Division:

Title: To be confirmed

Organisers: To be confirmed

Fungi Division:

No symposium is planned

Microsporidia Division:

No symposium is planned

Workshop on Viruses:

Title: Recent changes in virus nomenclature and classification

Organizer: Bob Harrison

2022 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control
54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Invertebrate Pathology Hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape South Africa | 31 July 2022 - 4 August 2022