The 2014 Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium (HPIS) is an interdisciplinary symposium bringing together researchers who study phytophagous piercing/sucking insects, their complex interactions with their host plants, and transmission of plant pathogens. The Symposium is designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas and foster collaborations among entomologists with expertise on phytophagous hemipteran insects (Orders Hemiptera and Thysanoptera) and their endosymbionts, plant biologists and physiologists with expertise on plant defenses and responses to hemipteran feeding, and plant pathologists with expertise on transmission of plant pathogens by hemipterans. The symposium will feature a stellar line-up of plenary speakers from the disciplines of entomology, plant biology and plant pathology, and is soliciting oral and poster presentations from participants. There also are two satellite workshops affiliated with the symposium: a pre-symposium Electrical Penetration Graph (EPG) Workshop and post-Symposium OMICs workshop.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 HPIS Symposium and workshops!