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Parasitic plants have been a source of scientific interest for many years and the subject of international conferences since 1973. That was the year of the first International Symposium on Parasitic Weeds that brought together a group of researchers who were (and still are) passionate about parasitic plants. The loosely organized group held major symposia for nearly 3 decades (See under Meetings), often interspersed with specialized workshops on Striga, Orobanche, or non-weedy hemiparasites.
In 2000, a number of these researchers met in Nantes, France to work out details of a society structure and write a constitution. This was presented to the parasitic plant research community the following year and the first General Assembly of the International Parasitic Plant Society (IPPS) was held in Nantes (France) during the International Parasitic Weed Symposium on June 4, 2001. In this meeting the General assembly elected the IPPS board – consisting of André Fer, president; Patrick Thalouarn, vice president; Daniel Joel, secretary; Jos Verkleij, treasurer; James Westwood, editor – and approved the Constitution. The society was officially registered in The Netherlands in 2001. The society continued to promote the ideals of the founders in 1973, and now organizes biennial conferences dealing with all parasitic plants to keep up with the accelerating pace of discovery.
President : Harro Bouwmeester, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vice President: Jonne Rodenburg, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Secretary: Ai-Rong Li, Kunming Institute of Botany, China
Treasurer: Renate Wesselingh UCLouvain, Belgium
Editor: Susann Wicke, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Members at Large: Luiza Teixeira-Costa, Harvard University Herbaria, USA and Pradeepa Bandaranayake, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Membership of the IPPS is open to individuals and organizations of all nations that are interested in the objectives of the Society. IPPS membership brings exclusive advantages:
A membership year runs from 1 January until 31 December. The full membership fee is € 35 per year or € 60 for two years for regular members and € 25 per year or € 40 for two years for students.
If you want to become a member of the Society or renew your membership for the coming years, use the buttons below, your membership will be valid as soon as you have paid. A two-year membership for 2023 + 2024 entitles you to a reduced registration fee for the conference in Nara, Japan, in summer 2024. All payments should be made through the membership fee payment plugin. Should you encounter problems, payments can also be settled as a regular bank transfer to the IPPS bank account. All transfer costs are to be paid by the sender, not the recipient.
The Society’s banking information is:
|Name of account holder||Int Parasitaire Planten Ver|
|Name of bank||ING Bank N.V.|
|Address of bank||PO Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam|
|Account number (IBAN)||NL75 INGB 0007908341|
|Bank Swift code||INGB NL 2A|
To encourage a broad international participation, IPPS aims to rotate its meetings geographically (2015 China, 2017 North America, 2019 Europe, 2022 Africa. The 2024 meeting will be held in Nara, Japan. The local organizing committee will plan the scientific programme together with the IPPS Executive Committee.
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Honorary Fellowship may be awarded to an individual for outstanding contribution to the field of parasitic plant research. The Fellowships will be awarded at the occasion of the General Assembly meeting. The recipients need not necessarily be members of the IPPS. No more than two such awards may be presented at any one Assembly. The honorary Fellows should be selected and approved by the Executive Committee well in advance of the meeting so that they can participate in the annual meeting. The President will notify the Honorary Fellows immediately after approval by the Executive Committee. After retirement, Honorary Fellows are entitled to lifelong free membership.
Abdelgabar Babiker (posthumous)
Jose Ignacio Cubero
Lytton J. Musselman
Siny ter Borg
The IPPS provides fellowships for young WCPP participants from developing countries as well as a number of poster prices for the best PhD and postdoc posters. Together with the WCPP organisers, we strive to provide additional PhD fellowships depending on the success to obtain sponsoring from other organisations.
At the WCPP in Nairobi the following fellowships and poster prices were provided:
At the WCPP in Amsterdam the following fellowships and poster prices were provided: