Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security
March 23-24, 2016

The Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security Chancellors Faculty Excellence Program cluster at NC State will host an international symposium March 23-24, 2016 in Raleigh, NC to bring together experts that study emerging plant diseases and their arthropod vectors. Managing the threats of emerging diseases that affect agricultural crop plants requires experts in genetics, biology, epidemiology, climate change, metadata analysis, geospatial analytics and global development policy. We will synthesize new developments on emerging plant disease biology and discuss an expanding array of new technologies to gather, analyze, synthesize, and share knowledge about emerging infectious diseases of plants that affect global food security. Four sessions with invited keynote speakers and a closing panel and poster sessions are planned.

Walk-in registration will be accepted.