Xylella fastidiosa is a bacterial plant pathogen able to infect more than 300 species of plants worldwide when transmitted by xylem feeding insects. This bacteria is currently present in the European Union, in particular in southern Italy, Corsica, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France and very recently, in the Balearic Islands. There is no current treatment against this pathogen and therefore, knowing its epidemiology is a cornerstone for its management. The aim of the event is to provide key information from global to local point of view based on the current scientific evidences.


  Dr. Alexander H. Purcell is a Professor Emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley for the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. He has more than 40 years of experience of research on Xylella fastidiosa, including the vectors and the global spread of Xylella. He is a recognized international expert on the global situation of Xylella and has been assessing the situation in all the countries where the bacteria has been detected
  Dr. Alberto Fereres is Research Professor at the Spanish Research Council, ICA- CSIC in Madrid. He has an extensive experience on the study of the bioecology and behaviour of vectors of plant diseases. Nowadays he participates in the European projects XF-ACTORS and PONTE conducting the surveillance for vectors species of X. fastidiosa in mainland Spain as well as studies on the biology and behaviour of Philaenus spumarius

Dr. Diego Olmo García is an expert on phytopathology working at the Laboratory of Plant Health of the Government of the Balearic Islands and as Assistant Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands. He is currently in charge of the diagnostic test of Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearics.

Dr. Miguel Ángel Miranda is Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Zoology, Department of Biology in the University of the Balearic Islands and researcher in the INAGEA. He has been working the last 20 years on the bioecology and control of plant pest and currently, he is coordinating the research activity on the vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in the Balearic Islands. 



Location: Sala Actes edifici Son Lledó, Campus UIB
Data: 16 de juny de 2017
Schedule: de 9 a 13:30h
Free activity

A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants