Key Dates

Start of Online Registration: 08.11.2018
Start of Abstract submission: 08.11.2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: 10.06.2019
Abstract acceptance notification: 17.06.2019
Early Registration Deadline: till 24.06.2019
Late Registration Deadline: after 24.06.2019
Payment Deadline: till 09.08.2019

About VIZR

VIZR was established on 25 June 1929 on the initiative of Academician N.I. Vavilov as the All-Union Research Institute for Plant Protection. Almost a century of the institute’s history is full of various events: scientific and practical achievements, relocations and reorganizations, and the hardship of the siege of Leningrad during the Great Patriotic War. Over the lifetime of the VIZR Institute a lot of researchers and scientists have been successfully working there. Dozens of former USSR specialists were trained in postgraduate studies at VIZR.

The Institute is a main organizer of Russian phytosanitary, it is also a center of scientific, innovative and educational plant protection activities in the Russian and international scientific area. VIZR provides the implementation of fundamental and applied research, postgraduate education in the field of phytosanitary, international business projects for the introduction of modern agricultural technologies in Russia and neighboring countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan and China).

The main goals and objectives of VIZR were defined by the Government 90 years ago and remain valid.

These are, first of all, breakthrough research in the field of plant protection, the establishment of new phytosanitary agricultural technologies to strengthen the food and environmental safety of Russia, improving the quality of food and the competitiveness of domestic agricultural production. Addressing these challenges is necessary to ensure the technological independence of the country and improve the quality of life of the population.

The priority research areas of the Institute are:

The monitoring of harmful organisms and phytosanitary zoning of the territory of the Russian Federation using modern technologies;
The development of ecological and genetic principles for the creation of resistant varieties and creation of technologies which could be used to prevent the mass spread of diseases, pests and weeds;
The development of bioresources of beneficial organisms for the creation of new biological plant protection products and to develop the methods for managing populations of entomophages and entomopathogens in agrocenoses;
The formation of a range of modern plant protection products, ensuring the phytosanitary stability of agrocenoses, and the creation of new birational rational plant protection chemicals;
The development of a system for phytosanitary rehabilitation of agro-ecosystems based on integrated crop protection technologies.