BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

V International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology

V International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology

From Consumer to Laboratory: Sustainable Approaches to Managing Postharvest Pathogens

The V International Symposium on Postharvest Pathology will be held in Liège (Belgium), from 19 to 24 May 2019. The symposium will focus on the following topics:

Consumer demand, Food losses and Marketing strategies
- Consumer demand: Food safety and security
- Food losses : Causes and problems encountered from the field to the table
- Industry requirements : Processing, Packaging
- Marketing strategies and Problems encountered in Retail distribution chain


Postharvest disease management: Conventional and alternative control strategies
- Physical and chemical agents to control post-harvest decay
- Biocontrol agents (micro-organisms, plant extracts,...) in managing postharvest decays
- Biofumigation (Volatile organic compounds) and elicitors, new way to handle postharvest pathologies
- Integrated approaches to postharvest disease management


Innovative technologies related to postharvest pathology
- High throughput technologies for studying postharvest pathology
- Editing the genome to produce resistant crops to pests


Elucidation of host pathogen interactions/Molecular exploration of host-pathogen interactions
- Using omics technologies for studying pathogen-host interactions
- Virulence regulation, host defense and induced fruit resistance


Microbiota community in postharvest
- Postharvest conditions and effect of Microbiota dynamic in preventing or favoring decays, their impact on quality loss
- Relationship between microbiota and control methods


Advances and applied research in handling, packaging, transport, and distribution to reduce postharvest losses
- Current and innovative methods in epidemiology, detection, and control of foodborne postharvest pathogens
- Innovative Nanotechnology in food processing, packaging and storage methods


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