Training:Starting a Phytophthora infestans collection and learning how to phenotype this pathogen November 25-29, Yanqing China

AsiaBlight is an inclusive network of scientists, government officials, companies, farmers, institutes and other stakeholders working towards improving the management of potato late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in Asia.

The aims of AsiaBlight’s training is to share information, knowledge and technology, promote collaborations and research among late blight stakeholders in Asia.


Wilmer is an associate scientist and agronomist from Peru with a master’s degree in Phytopathology, specialized in Crop Protection. He has many years of experience training national and international professionals, technicians and farmers. Besides Wilmer’s field and lab experience, he actively develops computer programs for the epidemiological study of plant diseases. Wilmer participates in national and international projects and networks with other related institutes, national programs and non-governmental organizations. His scientific experience includes plant pathology in Andean roots and tubers, mycology, and genetic improvement of plants. Additionally, Wilmer is a plant pathology consultant and an evaluator of applied and adaptive research, and an evaluator of technology transfer projects in governmental institutions.

Organizer: CIP-China Center for Asia-Pacific (CCCAP)


.The training will have a maximum capacity 12 attendees, spoken/presentation language:  English/Spanish. All presentations and talks will be in English possibility of sporadic translation in Chinese

Training program for 5 days (40 hours)

15:00 – 20:00  Registration + checking into rooms at CCCAP’s research campus in Yanqing, Beijing

17:00               Dinner

Session 2a:         Performing phenotyping tests

08:00 – 08:30  Introduction

08:40 – 09:30  Inoculum propagation

09:40 – 10:00 Inoculum calibration

10:10 – 10:20  Coffee break

10:20 – 11:45  Inoculation methods

11:50 – 12:30  Virulence tests

12:40 – 14:00  Lunch

14:10 – 15:30  Working groups (inoculum calibration)

15:30 – 15:45  Coffee break

15:50 – 17:00  Group work (virulence tests)

17:10               Dinner

Session 2b:         Performing phenotyping tests

08:00 – 08:30  Introduction

08:40 – 09:30  Mating type – culture media preparation

09:40 – 10:00  Mating type test

10:10 – 10:20  Coffee break

10:20 – 12:30  Metalaxyl test – culture media preparation

12:40 – 14:00  Lunch

14:10 – 15:30  Metalaxyl test

15:30 – 15:45  Coffee break

15:50 – 17:00  Group work (metalaxyl test)

17:10               Dinner

Session 3:            Severity evaluation and data analysis

08:00 – 08:30  Introduction

08:40 – 10:00  Susceptibility scale

10:10 – 10:20  Coffee Break

10:20 – 12:30  Working groups (Severity and susceptibility scale)

12:40 – 14:00  Lunch

14:10 – 15:30  Review of isolating plates

15:30 – 15:45  Coffee Break

15:50 – 17:00  Working groups (Severity and susceptibility scale)

17:10               Dinner

Session 4:            Reviewing isolation practices

08:00 – 09:30  Review of isolating plates

09:40 – 10:00  Review of propagation of isolates

10:10 – 10:20  Coffee Break

Session 5:            Overall review

10:20 – 12:00  Questions and answers

12:10 – 14:00  Lunch

14:10 – 15:30  Closing event

17:10               Dinner and closing ceremony

Registration fees cover the following:

  • Lectures for the 5 days of the workshop
  • All laboratory consumables and reagents needed for the workshop during the 5 days
  • Room with private bathroom at our facility
  • All breakfasts, lunch, dinners and coffee breaks for 5 days
  • Dinner the day before the workshop starts
  • A personal diploma for every attendee

Registration fees don’t cover the following:

  • Transportation to and from Yanqing
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Health insurance

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  • Regular participant cost:   9,000 RMB / person (US$ 1,300 / person)
  • Student cost:   7,500 RMB / student (US$ 1,070 / student)
  • Company representatives: 12,000 RMB / person (US$ 1,720 / person)

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Payment on site will be in cash only



Address: 北京市延庆区延农路西5公里

About 5km (west direction)in Yannong Road, Yanqing District, Beijing

Yanqing’s dormitory amenities : TV, WiFi, multi Gym equipment