6th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight


March 23-26, 2020  |  Banff  |  Alberta  |  Canada

Fusarium head blight is a devastating disease for many cereal-growing regions of the world. Due to the ubiquitous nature of the disease and serious health concerns with associated mycotoxins, huge investments have been made to combat the pathogens responsible, resulting in substantial and diversified datasets related to understanding and managing the pathogen.  

Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountains of Canada in March 2020, the 6th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight will provide a venue to unite scientific disciplines, consolidating information and recent progress in areas of systems biology, genetic resistance mechanisms, germplasm development, as well as crop and disease management. Building on the foundation of information collected over multiple decades, data generated by quickly-evolving technologies such as computational biology, next-generation sequencing, and remote sensing, will potentially provide new means to capitalize and make advancements on past-discoveries and systematically study this disease - with the ultimate goal to lessen its impact on global cereal production.  

It is well recognized this disease is extremely complex and difficult for farmers to manage. The Symposium will offer global FHB researchers the opportunity to build and strengthen their scientific networks or establish new interdisciplinary collaborations with international partners - allowing for greater synergies and unified efforts to deal with this threat. Through scientific presentations of the most advanced field and biotechnological tools being employed in the field of FHB research, inspiration is guaranteed!