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Mike Thornton is the EAPR country representative for the USA. His primary responsibilities are to facilitate communication and synergy between EAPR and PAA.


The 20th Triennial Conference of the EAPR will be held in Versailles, France, July 9-14, 2017.

Registration for the 20th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research is now open. The early registration deadline is March 17, 2017.

The conference theme is “Potato Facing Global Challenges.” If you have not attended an EAPR conference in the past, I would urge you to seriously consider this opportunity. The meetings offer a fantastic way to meet colleagues from around the world and exchange ideas. In addition to the scientific meetings, there are a number of interesting tours, including excursions in Nord Pas de Calais and Picardy that will highlight the sacrifice of American and Canadian soldiers in northern France during the 1st  World War. You can find more information on the conference website at:

PAA and EAPR members get a discount on registration fees, with an early registration deadline of March 17, 2017. Abstract submissions are closed.