Start date

16th September 2019

End date

18th September 2019


8.30 am to 6.00 pm


Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, UK

Event type

Research & Innovation




Book now to avoid disappointment. 

Organised by Rothamsted Research and hosted at our headquarters in Hertfordshire, UK, the 8th International Meeting on Pesticide Resistance will cover the latest work on resistance to insecticides, fungicides and herbicides.

The programme will include talks, posters and presentations under three headings “Molecular Mechanisms and Genomics”, “Evolution and Selection” and “Monitoring, Field Studies and IPM”. It will bring together a wide range of academics, students, industry and stakeholder representatives to engage with the insights and strategies arising from the most up-to-date research.

This is always a popular meeting and spaces will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.


The registration fee of £350 including VAT will include attendance for the three days of the Conference, refreshments and lunch each day, an evening reception buffet dinner on the first evening, a Conference dinner on the second evening and a book of abstracts.


Accommodation is available at the hotels below where special rates have been agreed. Accommodation should be booked and paid for directly with the hotels. 

Aubrey Park Hotel 
Hemel Hempstead Rd, Redbourn. St Albans, AL3 7AF
Please quote ROT150919 in order to book the room at £84 per night including VAT and breakfast

Courtyard Marriott
Airport Way, Luton, LU2 9LF
To make a booking please email reservations@courtyardlutonairport.com or call 01582 218555 quoting reference ‘RO1’ in order to book rooms at £89 for Sunday 15th September and £109 for all other nights.

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa
The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3TQ
When making a booking please quote Rothamsted Resistance Dinner at a rate of £135 per night.


Transport will be provided to and from the hotels but this must be booked at time of registering for the Conference. Please note the transfers are as follows:

Monday 16th September and Tuesday 17th September all transfers accommodation/dinner/conference included

Wednesday 18th September to Conference only

Travel to Rothamsted Research

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Please read the information below if you wish to submit an offer to talk/present at Resistance '19.

Submit offers to rres.resistance@rothamsted.ac.uk

Offers of an Oral Presentation or of a Poster + 2 minutes talk must be submitted by 28th February 2019

Offers for a Poster must be submitted by 31st May 2019

Please attach a single sheet abstract set out as follows:

Title of abstract to be in bold and centered
Authors’ names should be presenting author listed first, names separated by commas, no full stop at the end
Affiliation listed as Department, Institution, Nation (details of address not required)
E-mail address of corresponding author on separate line

The abstract must be no more than 200 words. It should be typed in a single continuous paragraph without breaks or numbers or bullet points. All text should be in 12 point Times New Roman or a similar typeface. The text should be “justified”.

Download an example abstract

Download the latest programme (docx, last updated 22 Aug 2019) 

Accepted Invited Speakers:

Opening Speaker: Jon Knight, Head of Crop Health & Protection (Horticulture), AHDB

Molecular Mechanisms and Genomics

Fungicides: Sabine Fillinger, INRA, France
Herbicides: Mithila Jugulam, Kansas State Uni, USA
Insecticides: Chris Bass, Uni Exeter, UK

Evolution, Selection and Monitoring

Fungicides: Alexey Mikaberidze, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Herbicides: Patrick Tranel, University of Illinois
Insecticides: TBA

Field Studies and IPM

Fungicides: Guido Schnabel, Clemson, USA
Herbicides: Hugh Beckie, Uni Western Australia
Insecticides: Aaron Gassmann, Iowa State Uni, USA