Pantoea 2025: The 1st International Scientific Conference for Pantoea Research

The Pantoea 2025 Conference website is now live!

First Announcement

July 20th-July 23rd, 2025.

Venue: Skukuza Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Airlink provides flight services to Skukuza Airport from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.

Pantoea is a diverse and cosmopolitan bacterial genus in the order Enterobacterales. Pantoea species colonize diverse environments and form diverse ecological interactions with bacteria, plants, and other hosts. Pantoea strains include important plant pathogens, biocontrol agents, and have applications in biotechnology. In association with The Southern African Society for Plant Pathology, Pantoea 2025 will bring the international Pantoea research community together in beautiful Kruger National Park for a three-day scientific program to build and support scientific collaborations, celebrate and share historical and current research on this fascinating group of organisms, and bolster the scientific community of Pantoea researchers.

Come see “The Big Six”

Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino, Pantoea


Panthera pardus  (image credit: Skukuza Safari Lodge)                                   Pantoea ananatis (image credit: Gina Shin)       

Organizing Committee

Teresa Coutinho (Co-Coordinator)University of Pretoria, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Brian Kvitko (Co-Coordinator)University of Georgia, Department of Plant Pathology
Pieter De MaayerWits University, School of Molecular and Cell Biology
Bhabesh DuttaUniversity of Georgia, Department of Plant Pathology
Carrie BradyUniversity of West England Bristol, CHSS School of Applied Sciences
Theo SmitsZurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Paul StodghillUSDA-ARS,  Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research
Boris VinatzerVirginia Tech, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
María Inés Siri Universidad de la República (Uruguay), Department of Biosciences
Jinwoo KimGyeongsang National University, Department of Plant Medicine

Southern African Society for Plant Pathology