Call for Abstracts for oral presentations at the 2015 BGRI Workshop

Monday, December 8, 2014

The BGRI is soliciting abstracts for presentation at the plenary session of the 2015 Technical Workshop to be held September 17-20 in Sydney, Australia. Abstracts will be considered, on a competitive basis, that focus on aspects of cereal rusts or systems that have innovative or promising applications to understanding or controlling cereal rusts.

BGRI 2015


Please also indicate how your presentation will benefit the greater wheat rust community.


Abstract length: maximum: 300 words (title, authors, etc., will not count toward word limit)
Title: Sentence style capitalization
Author: initials Family-name. [ex., C.A. Robinson]
Multiple authors: Separate by commas except the last names: use "and." [C.A. Robinson and T. Singh] or [C.A. Robinson, J.N. Mwaka and T. Singh]
Affiliations: Identify first author’s institution with full postal address.  For co-authors identify Institutions only (no postal addresses).
Correspondence: Give e-mail addresses for ALL authors.


Surveillance and race analysis of stem rust in Bangladesh for the years 2013 and 2014
T. Fetch1, Y. Jinand D.P. Hodson3
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Cereal Research Centre, Winnipeg, MN R3T2M9, Canada; 2USDA-ARS, Cereal Disease Laboratory; 3 UN-FAO, Wheat Rust Disease Global Program.
e-mail: (Fetch); (Jin); (Hodson)


  • The first author of the abstract must be the presenting author at the workshop. She or he will be the point of contact and will be notified if their abstract is selected.
  • The email addresses of ALL the co-authors must be included in the document. All the authors listed must have contributed to the work and should have seen and approved the abstract. In some cases the editors will confirm this by email communication.
  • Are you a student? Indicate on the abstract whether the first (presenting) author is currently a student. Those abstracts will be further considered for a competitive graduate student symposium.


Deadline: February 13, 2015. Late submissions will not be considered. Send abstract as a MS Word file (PDFs will not be considered) to Cally Arthur.

Late submissions will not be considered.

The lead author of selected abstracts will be notified in early March after careful review by an interdisciplinary panel of experts. Those who submit abstracts but are not selected for oral presentations will be encouraged to submit a poster presentation to the workshop.

Contact with questions.

Click here for more information about BGRI 2015.