MISA 2017 Symposium

Monday, November 6, 2017

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Opening remarks
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome address by Dr. S. Santra, Professor NSTC and Chemistry
9:05 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome address by Dr. L. Zhai, NSTC Director
9:10 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome address by Dr. E. Klonoff, Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Dr. O. Alabi, Texas A&M University HLB in Texas: Current Situation & Future Prospects
10:00 am – 12:15 p.m. Scientific program
Emerging threats of vascular plant diseases, Bactericides, Bactericide Delivery System – Session 1
Moderator: Dr. A. Gesquiere, University of Central Florida
10:00 – 10:25 a.m. Dr. R. Shatters, USDA Agricultural Research Services
Efforts to Control CLas/HLB Using Bactericides or Other Chemical Compounds
10:25 – 10:50 a.m. Dr. E. Johnson, University of Florida
Understanding the Field Aspect of HLB – Challenges With Phloem Targeting of Bactericide and Maintaining Root Health
10:50 – 11:15 a.m. Dr. G. Lorca, University of Florida
Identification and testing of new antimicrobials against Liberibacter asiaticus
11:15 – 11:40 a.m. Dr. G. Gupta, New Mexico Consortium
HLB Protection and Treatment by Engineering of Novel Innate Immunity
11:40 am – 12:00 p.m. Dr. S. Santra, University of Central Florida
Potential of Zn for Controlling HLB
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Discussion: All hands on deck – what are the limiting factors?
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch/Networking
1:45 – 4:00 p.m. Scientific program
Emerging threats of vascular plant diseases, Bactericides, Bactericide Delivery System – Session 2
Moderator: Dr. C. Mason, University of Central Florida
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Dr. C. Rush, Texas A&M University
Zebra Chip: Where We’ve Been -Where We Are - Where We Need to Go
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Dr. J. Jones, University of Florida
Bacterial Resistance Development – Challenges and Potential Management Strategies
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Dr. M. Paret, University of Florida
Management of tomato bacterial spot and bacterial wilt
3:15 – 3:35 p.m. Dr. M. Jain, University of Florida
Loss of glyoxalase system and glycolysis pathway makes the intracellular pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus an energy parasite
3:35 – 3:55 p.m. Dr. M. G. N. Campos, Universidade Federal de Alfenas Unifal-MG, Brazil
Agricultural Scenario of Brazil – New Approaches versus Old Diseases
3:55 – 4:00 p.m. Discussion: Do you think nanotechnology tools could help?
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
FL citrus industry status, bactericides, delivery systems, EPA regulation for Section 18 and Section 3 registration
Moderator: T. Jerkins, President Premier Citrus, LLC
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Poster Session and student poster judging
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner/Networking
Special Guest Lecture: NIFA effort for HLB management Dr. T. Bewick, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:45 a.m. Scientific program Tools for characterizing bactericides in plant tissue
Moderator: Dr. M. Beazley, University of Central Florida
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Dr. L. Tetard, University of Central Florida
High Resolution Imaging and Spectroscopy to Quantify Pesticide Content in Citrus Leaves and Stems
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Dr. N. Labbé, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
The Development of a Rapid Spectroscopic Approach to Quantify Pesticide Content in Citrus Leaf Tissue
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Dr. L. Petridis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of TSOL System in MS3T
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Dr. A. Gesquiere, University of Central Florida
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging for Tracking of In-Planta Translocation of ZinkicideTM&tm; Surrogates
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Dr. K. Chumbimuni-Torres, University of Central Florida
Characterization of Solid-Contact Zinc Micro-Ion Selective Sensor for Analysis of Bactericides
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Dr. W. Lee, University of Central Florida
Development, Characterization, and Application of Needle-Type Ion-Selective Microsensors for in situ Monitoring of Ions in Citrus Plants
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Dr. P. Rajasekaran, University of Central Florida
Aquatic and Cellular Toxicity Assessment of Bactericides
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Dr. D. Stanton, University of Florida
Overcoming Challenges in Plant Imaging
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Dr. M. Molinari, University of Reims, France UCF MISA
University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne collaboration (facilities available for plant tissue characterization, Esca of grapevine)
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Dr. J. Lopez, Texas A&M University
Commerce Huanglongbing and the Citrus Industry: Applied Economic Analyses
11:30 – 11:35 a.m. Systemic bactericide characterization in plant tissue: Zn as a model system – A video presentation by MISA team
11:35 – 12:00 p.m. Discussion topic: Challenges in characterizing bactericide in plant tissue
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Networking and Poster Award Ceremony
Moderator: Dr. L. Tetard
MISA Symposium Adjourns
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. MS3T Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting (invitation only)
NIFA Centers of Excellence: Multifunctional Surface/Sub-Surface/Systemic Therapeutic (CoE:MS3T) Technology for HLB Management
Moderator: Dr. S. Santra