Julie Scholes

WCPP2019: both scientifically and socially excellent

The 15th World Congress on Parasitic Plants (WCPP) meeting took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 30 June to 5 July. Over 110 participants attended the meeting from different parts of the world. The meeting was excellent both scientifically and socially; both the location and the weather were beautiful! I would like to thank Harro Bouwmeester and his team for their hospitality, their hard work and excellent organisation, before and during the meeting, which made it a great success.
I would also like to thank the scientific committee and the session organisers for their input into the scientific programme and the organisation of the individual sessions. We had excellent keynote, oral and poster presentations as described by Lytton Musselman and Nick Flanders in Haustorium 76. I would particularly like to congratulate the students and young scientists on the exciting work they are doing.