About ISPP


The International Society for Plant Pathology (founded in 1968) is a member of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), in liaison with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The purpose of the ISPP is to promote the worldwide development of plant pathology, and the dissemination of knowledge about plant diseases and plant health management. The Society sponsors the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) at regular intervals and other international meetings on plant pathology and closely related subjects. The Society establishes committees to consider and report on special fields or problems in plant pathology. The Society organizes other activities including the publication of journals and newsletters, websites, as approved by the Executive Committee. The ISPP is incorporated under Minnesota USA Statute.The ISPP Council consists of the Executive Committee and Councilors nominated by Associated Societies (or by nominating bodies in countries with no society of plant pathology).

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ISPP Executive Committee 2018 – 2023


ISPP Executive and Secretariat 2013-18 and 2018-2023 at ICPP2018, Boston - Back Row, Left to Right - Andrea Masino, Serge Savary, Khaled Makkouk, M. Lodovica Gullino, Mathias Choquer, Richard Strange, Nathalie Poussereau. Front Row, Left to Right - Daniel Huberli, Brenda Wingfield, Thomas Evans, Greg Johnson, Jan Leach and Lise Korsten. Absent, Mathews L. Paret.

President: Jan Leach, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Past President: Greg I Johnson, Canberra, Australia

Vice President (Congress): Nathalie Poussereau, University Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

Vice President (SMC's): Khaled Makkouk, Beyrouth, Lebanon

Secretary: Brenda Wingfield, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Treasurer: Mathews L. Paret, University of Florida, USA