Meet Us at the MDPI International Day of Plant Health 2023 Webinar, 12 May 2023

In order to commemorate the International Day of Plant Health 2023, MDPI is launching a special webinar to encourage researchers to join together, take action, and raise awareness as to how the exchange of findings facilitates efforts to raise awareness about plant health and diseases.

The webinar aims to encourage connection and collaboration among autism researchers and the international open access community to help protect plant health. 

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the MDPI International Day of Plant Health 2023 webinar. Please find below an up-to-date outline of the invited speakers. 

Date: 12 May 2023 at 9:00 a.m. CEST | 3:00 a.m. EDT | 3:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 854 4156 7848 

Register now for free!

Webinar Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Maurizio Badiani, Department of Agriculture, the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy;
  • Dr. Enrica Alicandri, Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-Food and Forest Systems, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy;
  • Prof. Dr. Kousuke Hanada, Department of Bioinformatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. 


Speaker/Presentation Time in CEST Time in CST
Introduction 9:00–9:10 a.m. 3:00–3:10 p.m.
Dr. Maurizio Badiani and Dr. Enrica Alicandri Metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis of terpenes in Pinus nigra subsp. laricio in Calabria in response to the infestation of the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa). 9:10–9:50 a.m. 3:10–3:50 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Kousuke Hanada
Identification of genes and signaling pathways inferred by plant omics data
9:50–10:30 a.m. 3:50–4:30 p.m.
Q&A Session 10:30–10:55 a.m. 4:30–4:55 p.m.
Closing of the Webinar 10:55–11:00 a.m. 4:55–5:00 p.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Unable to attend? Register anyway and we’ll let you know when the recording is available to watch. 

Relevant Special Issues:

"Plant–Microbe Interactions, a Strong Potential for Applications in Crop Health and Farming"
Edited by: Martha Helena Ramírez-Bahena and Daniel Muller
Submission deadline: 30 September 2023 

"Weaponizing Plants: Biocontrol and Biosecurity in Plant Protection"
Edited by: Francesca Degola, Giovanna Visioli, Agnieszka Jamiołkowska and Izabela Kot
Submission deadline: 30 January 2024 

"Plant Growth Regulators and Mechanisms of Action in Crop Production"
Edited by: Ali Baghdadi
Submission deadline: 15 June 2023 

"Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Potential Health Benefits of Plant Food-Derived Bioactive Components"
Edited by: Gian Carlo Tenore, Ren-You Gan, Fernando Henrique Reboredo and Francisca Rodrigues
Submission deadline: 10 July 2023 

"Advances in Biological Control of Forest Diseases and Pests"
Edited by: Daniela K. Pilarska, Margarita Georgieva and Georgi Georgiev
Submission deadline: 30 November 2023 

"Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Horticultural Crops"
Edited by: Ariadna Giné Blasco and Francesc Xavier Sorribas Royo
Submission deadline: 15 May 2023 

"Biological Response of Plants to Environmental Changes"
Edited by: Stefano Loppi and Luca Paoli
Submission deadline: 31 August 2023 

"Advances in Plant Defensive Biochemical Activity-Volume II"
Edited by: Mubasher Hussain, Runqian Mao, Liande Wang, Dongliang Qiu and Xiansheng Zhang
Submission deadline: 30 November 2023