Brion Lavida

The 3rd ISFB is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Brion Duffy (1967–2021), who devoted most his research career to Erwinia amylovora and was a driving force within the fire blight community. With his work, that included the publication of the first complete genome of the pathogen, he made major contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that make this bacterium the source of the most dangerous pome fruit disease.

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The economically important disease „Fire Blight“ is the reason we gather every three years to discuss recent developments concerning this devastating disease. This is the third international symposium since the rebranding of the conference but actually the sixteenth International Fire Blight Symposium. The meeting will cover:

all aspects of fire blight research

  • biotechnological strategies
  • disease epidemiology and ecology
  • disease management and control
  • host – pathogen interaction
  • pathogen genomics
  • resistance breeding and phenotyping


Corona pandemic situation

We look forward to welcoming you to Dresden-Pillnitz physically, however, the conference will be held virtually if the Corona pandemic restrictions prevent physical attendance!