Bacterial Plant Diseases: Town Meeting

13th May 2019

BBSRC, on behalf also of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Scottish Government, will soon be launching a call for research to address threats to UK plant health and biosecurity from bacterial diseases.

This call will complement the work of the recently established BRIGIT consortium on Xylella fastidiosa by supporting multidisciplinary studies of a variety of bacterial diseases of plants. Up to £13 million is available to fund high quality research projects.

The meeting (21st June 2019 at 10.30am)

The funders will be holding a Town Meeting to give potential applicants and stakeholders an opportunity to find out more about the background to the call and understand what the funders hope to support through it. The meeting will also be an opportunity to meet potential collaborators (including some from different disciplines) and discuss areas of research within the scope of the call which might form applications to the call.

The funders are also keen for projects funded through this call to include a programme of stakeholder engagement. The meeting will be an opportunity for potential applicants to learn more about the funders' thinking around this, and to discuss possible routes to stakeholder engagement, at a project and programme level.

The meeting is also an opportunity for stakeholders to meet potential applicants and explain what their research/evidence needs and how they would like to be involved with research projects. Stakeholders from organisations such as relevant companies, non-government organisations and government/national agencies may have a particular interest in this call, but anyone with an interest in the likely outputs of this research will be welcome to attend the meeting.


Holiday Inn London, Regent’s Park, London W1W 5EE

How to register

The meeting will be held in central London, please email for further details.