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Burg Rheinfels

The 2014 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control and 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology will begin with registration on Sunday afternoon, August 3rd, at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. A welcome mixer will be held on Sunday evening.

The scientific program will open on Monday morning with the Founders' Lecture and a Plenary Session. Symposia and contributed paper sessions will be held Monday through Thursday in simultaneous sessions. Contributed papers and posters on all topics related to invertebrate pathology are welcome.Tigre Delta

The SIP Division business meetings are scheduled for the evenings of Monday and Wednesday. The Society´s business meeting will be held late Thursday morning.

Our Tuesday afternoon excursion will include a marvelous boat trip on the Rhine River passing the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE “Upper Middle Rhine Valley”. There we will see many old castles on prominent hilltops, historic towns and steep vineyards in a dramatic landscape. We will pass the famous Loreley and visit the old Castle “Rheinfels” in St. Goar where we will have our annual 5K race and a medieval barbecue in the evening. On Thursday evening we will have our banquet in a historic locomotive service hall.


The official language of the Congress is English


Johannes A. Jehle (johannes.jehle[AT]jki.bund.de)

Thomas Hankeln (hankeln[AT]uni-mainz.de)

Regina Kleespies (regina.kleespies[AT]jki.bund.de)


Elke Genersch (elke.genersch[AT]rz.hu-berlin.de)
Andreas Linde (andreas.linde[AT]hnee.de)

Prof. Ralf-Udo Ehlers, e-nema, Germany
Prof. Balthasar Escriche, University of Valencia, Spain
Prof. David Heckel, MPI Jena, Germany
Dr. Selcuk Hazir, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
Dr. Helen Hesketh, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
Prof. Johannes A. Jehle, JKI Darmstadt, Germany
Dr. Carlos Lange, UNLP - CONICET, Argentina
Prof. Dagmar Knebel-Mörsdorf, University Cologne, Germany
Prof. Lorena Passarelli, Kansas State University, USA
Dr. Leon Rabinovitch, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz, Brasil
Prof. Annette Reineke, Research Center Geisenheim, Germany
Prof. Stefan Vidal, University Göttingen, Germany

47th Annual Meeting of SIP in Mainz, Germany
Scientific Program


Presented by Jim Becnel
Trevor Jackson in Honor of Alois Huger 


“Microbial control - from bench to business“ organized by Ralf-Udo Ehlers


• “Emerging tools for Aquatic Pathogen Discovery and Description” organized by Lyric Bartholomay and Grant Stentiford
• “Small non-coding RNAs as regulators of insect host-virus interactions and immunity” organized by Sassan Asgari
• “Structure and function of novel insecticidal toxins” by Ken Narva and Colin Berry
• “Chemical ecology in Arthropod fungi interactions” organized by Ingeborg Klingen
• “Microsporidiology: Advances in Europe” organized by Bryony Williams and Elke Genersch
• “Above and belowground interaction, root-shoot interaction, chemical signaling” organized by Raquel Campos Herrera and Fatma Kaplan
• “Developments/issues in the regulation of microbial products: harmonization across jurisdictions" organized by David Grzywacz
• “Host - pathogen ecology at the molecular level: Gene regulation and environment sensing” organized by Christina Nielsen-LeRoux and Elke Genersch
• “What is meaningful microbial agent efficacy, and how do we realistically measure it?” organized by Roma Gwynn and Stefan Jaronski 
• “Significant Pathogen Groups in Crustaceans and Molluscs” Chairs: Grant Stentiford
• “Non-target effects on biological pesticides transgenic crops” Chairs: Ken Narva and Bill Moar
• “New Techniques and Technologies”

In addition, there will be concurrent scientific sessions with short oral presentations and posters

Technical Information for Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations


PowerPoint 2010 (Microsoft 2007) or compatible version will be provided at the conference. The digital projectors will have a 600x800 resolution. Be sure to select a standard font to ensure compatibility (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman, Palatino). The PowerPoint files will load faster if the images in the file are kept to a minimum. We recommend a resolution of 200 dpi for scanned or embedded images in your presentation!

Speakers are strongly encouraged to upload their PowerPoint presentations until July 31 using the Meeting Web Site. When uploading your presentation file or folder, please use the Programm number followed by the last name of the presenting author (e.g.10-Last Name.ppt).


1. Login at http://tagungextern.jki.bund.de/SIP/formular.php with your personal Username and password.
2. Click on “View Abstract”, a window with your uploaded abstracts will appear.
3. Click on “Upload Presentation” for each of your submitted abstracts.
4. Search for your abstract by clicking on “Durchsuchen…” on your Computer. Select the file by pressing “Open” or equivalent.
5. Upload your file by clicking on “Save”.
6. Successfully uploaded files are indicated by the appearance of the message “The presentation '10-Last Name.ppt' has been uploaded”
7. If your presentation consists of more than one file (e.g. embedded video clip, etc.), please upload a zip-file.
8. For each presentation only a single file can be uploaded; any uploaded file will be overwritten by a newly uploaded version.


All oral contributions must be uploaded at least 24 hours before the scheduled slot at the File Upload Station at the Registration Desk in P1.
Before uploading files, please check the presentation for any incompatibilities between PC and Mac computers or software other than PowerPoint 2010 for PC. There will be opportunity to review presentations in the File Upload Station at the Registration Desk prior to giving your presentation. Please bring a back‐up of your presentation on a memory stick. If presentations contain video clips, please place the video clip file in the same folder as the PowerPoint file and upload the entire folder. Be sure to label the folder, the PowerPoint file, and the movie clips with the speaker's name in case they get separated during uploading.


Posters should be approximately 980 mm (3.2 ft) wide by 1200 mm (3.9 ft) tall. Pins for poster boards will be provided.
Posters session will take place in the Philosophicum building next to P1, where the registration will take place. Poster should be set up by 2 pm on Monday, August 4, and removed by 5 pm on Thursday, August 7.
Boards will be labeled by division and poster number. Authors should be available at their poster for discussion during the scheduled time slot. There is a single poster session for all divisions on Wednesday 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.