The ICAR sponsored 10 days short course on “Phytophthora: From isolation to functional genomics” was inaugurated virtually by Dr. Vikramaditya Pandey, ADG (HS-I), ICAR, New Delhi on 02 March 2022 at ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode. In the welcome address Dr. Santhosh J. Eapen, Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Crop Protection narrated the objectives of the short course and Dr. Jeevalatha, Senior Scientist briefed about the speakers as well as schedule of the programme. Dr. J. Rema, Director of the Institute delivered the presidential address and Dr. Biju, C. N., Senior Scientist proposed the vote of thanks. A training manual was also released during the occasion. Around 25 trainees from various ICAR institutes and agricultural universities are participating in the course concluding on 11 March 2022.