Conference Program

Monday – August 19, 2019 (Day 1)

07:30 Registration Local Organizer
08:30 Opening Remarks Dr. Le Quoc Doanh,

Vice Minister, MARD, Vietnam

08:40 Message from the Organizer Dr. Tran Ngoc Thach

Director, CLRRI, Vietnam

08:50 Congratulation Address TBD

Leader of Can Tho City

08:55 Message from the Sponsor Mr. Bui Van Kip

Bayer Vietnam Ltd.

09:00 Introduction to Keynote Speaker Dr. Jan Leach

Colorado State University, USA

09:05 Keynote Speech: Bacterial Blight of Rice: A Four Decade of Research and Partnership for Sustainable Rice Production Dr. Casiana M. Vera Cruz

IRRI, Philippines

09:35 Special Event: Recognition of Dr Casiana M. Vera Cruz Contribution to the Bacterial Blight of Rice Research Community Dr. Jan Leach

Colorado State University


09:45 Group Photo Session
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Introduction to Keynote Speaker Dr. Ricardo Oliva

IRRI, Philippines

10:20 Keynote Speech: Managing Rice Bacterial Blight in a Changing Climate Dr. Jan Leach

Colorado State University, USA

Chair: Dr. Nguyen Hong Son, VAAS, Vietnam
10:50 Genotypic and pathotypic diversity of bacterial blight diseases (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam Dr. Nguyen Duc Cuong

Cuu Long Delta Rice Research

Institute, Vietnam

11:15 Monitoring of bacterial blight populations in the field Dr. Ricardo Oliva

IRRI, Philippines

11:40 Diversity of bacterial leaf blight diseases strains (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) in Northern Vietnam Dr. Tong Van Hai

Vietnam National University of

Agriculture, Vietnam

12:05 The evolutionary ebb and flow of tissue-specificity and Xanthomonas vascular pathogenesis Dr. Jonathan M. Jacobs

Ohio State University, USA

12:05 Luncheon 12:05-13:30
Chair: Dr Wolf Frommer, Heinrich Heine University, Germany
13:30 Pathogenic and Molecular Diversity of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Population Affecting Rice Granaries in Malaysia Mrs. Kogeethavani R

Malaysian Agriculture and

Development Institute, Malaysia

13:55 Evaluation of the resistance of rice lines/varieties to bacterial leaf blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) in the North of Vietnam Dr. Nguyen Huy Chung

Plant Protection Research Institute, Vietnam

14:20 Characterization of the bacterial blight and bacterial leaf streak resistance locus Xo1 in Carolina Gold Select rice by Nanopore-based whole genome sequencing Dr. Adam J. Bogdanove

Cornell University, USA


14:45 Introgression of Leaf Blight Resistance Genes into Indica Cultivar BT7 through Marker-Assisted Backcrossing Dr. Pham Thien Thanh

Field Crops Research Institute,


15:10 Coffee Break
Chair: Dr. Lin-Woo Kang, Konkuk University, Korea
15:25 Detection and grouping rice cultivars based on the presence of Xa-genes in Situbondo and Jember, Indonesia Dr. Hardian Susilo Addy

University of Jember,


15:50 Overexpression of Antisense MIR396e Confers Bacterial Blight Resistance through Interfering Accumulation of miR396e/f-3p in Rice Dr. Huamin Chen

Chinese Academy of Agricultural

Sciences, China

16:15 Advances in Bacterial Blight of Rice: R Genes versus Pathogen Population Structure in South and South-East Asia Dr. Jagjeet Singh Lore

Punjab Agricultural University,


16:40 Identification of QTLs Associated with Bacterial Leaf Blight Resistance in Khangdan18 Cultivar Dr. Nguyen Quoc Trung

Vietnam National University of

Agriculture, Vietnam

16:45 Poster Presentations 16:45-15:45
18:00 Gala Dinner 18:00-20:30

Tuesday – August 20, 2019 (Day 2)

Chair: Dr. Adam Bogdanove, Cornell University, USA
08:00 Introduction to Keynote Speaker Dr. Adam Bogdanove

Cornell University, USA

08:05 Keynote Speech: Engineering pathogen resistance faster than pathogens can evolve new virulence mechanisms? Dr Wolf Frommer

Heinrich Heine University,


08:35 Development of bacterial leaf blight resistant hybrids for sustainable rice farming Dr. Deo Mishra

Bayer BioScience, India

09:00 Marker-assisted Breeding for Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Blight in DT82 Rice Variety Dr. Vo Thi Minh Tuyen

Agricultural Genetics

Research Institute, Vietnam

09:25 Profiling endophytic microbiome in bacterial blight diseased leaves of rice identifies bacterial endophytes with pathogen antagonism and disease suppression Dr. Fenghuan Yang

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

09:50 Phage therapy in controlling rice bacterial leaf blight caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Nga

Can Tho University,


10:15 Coffee Break 10:15-10:25
Chair: Dr. Ricardo Oliva, IRRI
10:25 Characterization of Bacteriophages Infecting

Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae

Ms. Rejeki Desi

University of Jember, Indonesia

10:50 Biological control of Bacterial Leaf Blight of Rice by Bacillus strains in the Mekong Delta: Current status and future prospects Dr. Tran Vu Phen

Can Tho University, Vietnam

11:15 Eco-friendly Management of Bacterial Leaf Blight Disease of Rice in Kuttanadu, India Dr. Reeny Zacharia

Rice Research Station, Kerala


11:40 Defense Biochemical Alterations in Rice Leaves on Induced Resistance against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Dr. Le Thanh Toan

Can Tho University,


12:05 Xanthomonas oryzae-Triggered Production of Atypical Rice Small RNAs During


Dr. Sebastian Cunnac

IRD, France

12:30 Luncheon 12:10-13:30
Chair: Dr Jagjeet Singh Lore, Punjab Agricultural University, India
13:30 The RpoN2-PilRX system regulates type VI pilus-dependent motility and is required for virulence in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Dr. Chao Yu

Chinese Academy of Agricultural

Sciences, China

13:55 Combined Transcriptome and Proteome Analysis of the Pathogenicity-activated Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Dr. Lin-Woo Kang

Konkuk University,


14:20 Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae T3SS-effector XopF interacts with multiple rice targets to subvert the immune responses during bacterial blight development Dr. Kalyan K. Mondal

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

14:45 Xylose-dependent hrp gene expression in Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Dr. Seiji Tsuge

Kyoto Prefectural University,


15:10 Bioinformatic approaches to uncover genetic acquisitions associated with epidemic populations of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Dr. Alvaro L Perez-Quintero

Colorado State University,


15:35 Coffee Break
Chair: Dr. Jan Leach, Colorado State University, USA
15:50 Quorum sensing and Xanthomonadin biosynthesis in the phytopathogen Xanthomonas Dr. He Ya-Wen

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

16:15 Getting into the weeds: How monitoring Xanthomonas species outside the paddy can inform crop management and our understanding of pathogen evolution Dr. Jillian Lang

Colorado State University,


16:40 OsERF#123, a new susceptibility gene for bacterial blight of rice Dr. Mathilde Hutin

IRD, France

17:05 Legal Framework for Genome Editing Approaches in Agricultural Development Dr. Sarah Schmidt

Heinrich Heine University,


17:30 Wrap-up, Closing Remarks and Announcement of the 7th ICBB Dr. Wolf Frommer /

Dr. Tran Ngoc Thach

Wednesday – August 21, 2019 (Day 3)

CLRRI Field Tour
08:00 Bus from Can Tho to CLRRI Headquarter
09:00 Visit CLRRI Research/Experimental Fields
09:45 Visit Variety Demonstration Fields
10:30 Introduction to CLRRI CLRRI Conference Room




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