Director-General of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), France, with more than 30 years of experience in Plant Health. EPPO is an intergovernmental organization responsible for cooperation in plant health within the Euro-Mediterranean region. and has 52 member countries. 

Role of EPPO in BeXyl Project: Project partner. Active participation in:  1) new strategies and improved methods for surveillance, early detection and monitoring of Xf and its vectors, 2) the use of thermal treatments for sanitation of plants and production/trade of Xf-free nursery materials, 3) tools supporting the design and implementation of tactics and strategies to mitigate the impacts of Xf infections, 4) stakeholder engagement, dissemination, and communication. 


Alberto Fereres

Alberto Fereres

Role: Institutional Leader and Task Leader

Full Professor at the Spanish Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas) at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (ICA-CSIC). More than 35 years of experience in the field of insect feeding behaviour, insect ecology, virus-vector-plant...