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We are delighted to announce the upcoming congress commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first description of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema kraussei by Gotthold Steiner in 1923 (Steiner, 1923). This event will be a unique opportunity to celebrate a century of scientific achievements in the field of nematology and entomology. Join us in celebrating the centenary of the discovery of Steinernema kraussei and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and solutions for sustainable agriculture and pest management.

The congress will be held in Logrono, Spain from Wednesday 10th April, 2024 until Friday 12th of April, 2024. Organized by Raquel Campos-Herrera, this event will take place right before the 2024 meeting of the European Society of Nematologists ( in Cordoba, providing participants with an opportunity to attend both events and maximize their knowledge and networking experiences.

We will bring together renowned experts, researchers, and students from around the world to discuss the latest findings, innovations, and challenges related to entomopathogenic nematodes. Symposia will be organized to include competent experts in the field to summarize existing knowledge and provide valuable insights and perspectives on the history, evolution, and future of nematode research. Poster presentations, workshops and networking opportunities will allow participants to engage with their peers and learn from the best in the field. We look forward to welcoming you to the congress and experiencing an unforgettable celebration of a century of nematology and entomology.
  Raquel Campos-Herrera

Reference: Steiner, G. (1923) Aplectana kraussei n.sp., eine in der Blattwespe Lyda sp. parasitierende Nematodenform, nebst Bemerkungen über das Seitenorgan der parasitischen Nematoden. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektions¬krankheiten und Hygiene, Zweite Abteilung 59, 14-18.



Opening for abstract submission: 1st October 2023
Deadline for abstract submission: 15th December 2023
Notification of abstract revision: 1st February 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15th February 2024
Deadline for early registration and authors’ registration: 1st March 2024

Meeting: 10-12 April 2024



  1.   100 Years EPN
  2.   Species diversity, biogeography, and systematics
  3.   Nematode-bacterial microbiome interactions
  4.   Biotechnological potential of bacterial bioproducts
  5.   Chemoreception and migration
  6.   Virulence and defence
  7.   Behaviour, competition (Intra and interspecific) and multitrophic interactions
  8.   Ecology: from conservation to augmentation biocontrol (alone or combined with other biocontrol agents)
  9.   Stress response (storage and environment)
  10.  Reproduction, mass production, formulation and quality control
  11.  Commercial use and potential future targets
  12.  Application technology
  13.  Safety and legislation
  14.  EPN omics and breeding (full genomes, transcriptomics approaches and other associated omics)



Helge Bode (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany)
Raquel Campos-Herrera (ICVV, Spain)
Larry W. Duncan (University of Florida, USA)
Ralf U. Ehlers (e-nema GmbH, Germany)
Fernando García del Pino (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Sophie Gaudriault (INRAE-Montpellier, France)
Christine Griffin (National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland)
Ivan Hiltpold (Agroscope, Switzerland)
Xingyue Li (Sichuan Academy of Agri. Sci., Chin)
Ricardo Machado (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
Tshima Ramakuwela (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Ernesto San Blas (Universidad de O'Higgins, ICA3, Chile)
David Shapiro-Ilan (USDA-ARS, USA)
Nelson Simões, (Universidade dos Açores, Portugal)
Patricia Stock (California State University Chico, USA)



Rubén Blanco-Pérez (ICVV, Logroño, Spain)
Raquel Campos-Herrera (ICVV, Logroño, Spain)
Fernando García del Pino (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Anna Garriga (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
María del Mar González-Trujillo (ICVV, Logroño, Spain)
Ivan Julià Brunat (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Vicente S. Marco Mancebón (Universidad de La Rioja)
Ana Morton (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
José Luis Ramos Sáez de Ojer (Goverment of La Rioja)
Ignacio Vicente-Díez (ICVV, Logroño, Spain)



   Type of registration
Before 1st March 2024
After 1st 2024
375 €
475 €
250 €
350 €
150 €
200 €

* The student fee applies only to students who are studying an official degree, master's degree, or university doctoral program. It is mandatory to attach a copy of the course registration that accredits your student status through the registry.

Pre-registration, without any economic cost, is essencial to access your personal area. You will be able to perform the following operations:    • Manage the registration
   • Book accommodation
   • Send abstracts
   • Download invoices
   • Contact the Technical Secretariat
   • Receive notifications
   • Download certificates

Cancellation Policy Registration:
All cancellations must be electronically mailed to the Technical Secretary

The cancellations received before February 10th 2024 will have a penalty of 10% for administration fees, after this date the penalty will be 100% of the expenses.


Technical Secretary
Alo Congress – VB Group
Numancia 73, 08029 Barcelona | Spain
Espronceda 40, 28003 Madrid | Spain
T +34 933 633 954