Conference Committees

Conference Committees

Welcome to France and welcome to Lyon, the capital of the Gauls!

We are very pleased to host the 12th International congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) in Lyon, France from August 20-25, 2023. This meeting will give the opportunity to meet in person again and share recent advances in plant pathology and plant health research. Like in the past meetings, ICPP2023 will bring together scientists from academic institutions and private industries, representing a broad spectrum of countries, topics, research approaches, crops, agricultural practices and innovative solutions focusing on plant disease management. ICPP2023 is based on invited keynote lectures, more than 50 concurrent sessions, several round-tables and multiple posters viewing sessions. About 20 satellite meetings will complement the ICPP2023 programme. The common goal of the organizing committee is to ensure the best conditions for a rich fruitful exchange of scientific experiences in a very pleasant environment. Lyon is a city of 2000-years of history listed as part of Unesco’s World heritage. The city came top of the category “World’s leading Emerging Tourism destination 2021” at the World travel awards. The wide variety of scientific programming and the cultural wealth of the city of LYON will make this congress… unforgettable.

The Local Organizing Committee.


Valérie Verdier

Valérie Verdier

President and CEO of the IRD

Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Marseille, France.

Vice Presidents

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

ISPP Immediate Past President, Australia

Khaled Makkouk

Khaled Makkouk

ISPP Vice-President for Subject Matter Committees, Arab Journal of Plant Protection Editor-in-Chief, Beirut, Lebanon.

Monica Hofte

Monica Hofte

University of Ghent, Belgium

Bart Thomma

Bart Thomma

University of Cologne, Germany

Organizing Chairpersons

M. Choquer

Mathias Choquer

SFP - French Phytopathological Society board, University of Lyon 1, France

N. Poussereau

Nathalie Poussereau

ISPP Vice-President for ICPP congress, University of Lyon 1, France

Scientific Programme Committee

Chair : Didier Tharreau

SFP Former-Secretary, CIRAD-International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development, Montpellier, France.

Scientific Programme Committee

Ranajit Bandyopadhyay

IITA-International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Odile Carisse

Chair of ISPP SMC Epidemiology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada

Emerson Del Ponte

Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil

Antonio Di Pietro

University of Cordoba, Spain

Diana Fernandez

SFP Past-President, IRD, Montpellier, France

Florence Fontaine

University of Reims, France

Pascal Frey

SFP Former-President, INRAE-Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, Champenoux, France

Sylvie German-Retana

SFP President, INRAE, Bordeaux, France

Marie Agnès Jacques

INRAE, Angers, France

Sophien Kamoun

Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

Ousmane Koita

University of Bamako, Mali

Thierry Langin

CNRS-National Center for Scientific Research, Director International Research Centre on Sustainable Agroecosystems, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Jan Leach

ISPP President, University of Colorado, USA

Marc-Henri Lebrun

CNRS, Paris-Saclay, France

Cindy Morris

INRAE, Avignon, France

Gloria Mosquera

CIAT- International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Colombia, USA

You-Liang Peng

President Chinese Society of Plant pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

Philippe Reignault

ANSES-Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, Angers, France

Silvia Restrepo

Vice-President Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia

Ivan Sache

SFP Former-President, AgroParisTech, Paris-Saclay, France

Eva Stukenbrock

Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

Local Arrangement Committee (Lyon, France)

Benoit Barrès

ANSES - Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Franck Bertolla

University of Lyon 1

Hasna Boubakri

University of Lyon 1

Typhaine Brual

University of Lyon 1

Christophe Bruel

University of Lyon 1

Mathias Choquer

University of Lyon 1

Amélie de Vallée

University of Lyon 1

François-Xavier Gillet

University of Lyon 1

Erwan Gueguen

University of Lyon 1

Feth el Zahar Haichar

INSA - National Institutes of Science and Technology

Florence Hommais

University of Lyon 1

Céline Lavire

University of Lyon 1

Nathalie Poussereau

University of Lyon 1

Claire Prigent-Combaret

CNRS - National Center for Scientific Research

Yvan Rahbé

INRAE - Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment

Christine Rascle

CNRS - National Center for Scientific Research

Cécile Ribot

University of Lyon 1

Professional Congress Organizer (PCO)

Alicia Goyet

Europa Group, Paris, France

Damien Le Marec

Europa Group, Lyon, France