Annual meeting 2007 – University of Copenhagen

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Annual PBD meeting 2007

The Annual Plant Biotech Denmark Meeting was held January 23-24, 2007 at University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Thorvaldsensvej 40, Frederiksberg

Programme

TUESDAY, January 23, 2007

09.30 - 10.00 Coffee and registration

10.00 - 10.05 Welcome, by Claus H. Andersen, Consortium Manager, PBD

Session 1 - Plant Products and Plant Productivity
(chair: Preben Bach Holm)

10.05 - 10.15 Plant Products and Productivity: Challenges and possibilites, by Preben Bach Holm, Research Professor, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Århus

10.15 - 10.35 Visualization of Golgi localization and protein-protein interaction of glycosyltransferases involved in pectin biosynthesis, Yumiko Sakuragi, Post Doc, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

10.35 – 10.55 Transcriptomic characterization of a transgenic barley with improved amino acid composition and comparisons with the lys3a mutant, by Michael Hansen, PhD student, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Århus

10.55 – 11.15 Thylakoid Lumenal Protein TLP40 is Crucial for Plant Survival at Short Day Periods, by Anastassia Khrouchtchova, PhD student, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Session 2 – Plant Nutrition and Plant Diseases
(chair: Jan Kofod Schjørring)

11.15 - 11.45 Current plant nutritional challenges and their possible solutions involving biotechnology, by Jan Kofod Schjørring, Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

11.45 - 12.05 Map based cloning of symbiotic genes in Lotus japonicus including genes responsible for a spontaneous nodulation phenotype, by Niels Sandal, AC-Tap, Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Århus

12.05 – 12.25 Candidate Bgh effector molecules identified from a mixed cDNA library constructed from haustoria-containing barley epidermal cells, by Dale Godfrey, Post Doc, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

12.25 - 13.15 Lunch

Session 3 – Plant Breeding and Systems Biology
(chair: Thomas Lübberstedt)

13.15 - 13.45 Impact of Plant Genome Research on Plant Breeding, by Thomas Lübberstedt, Senior Scientist, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Århus

13.45 - 14.05 Relevance of recombinant major peanut allergens in peanut allergic patients based on stimulation of passively sensitized basophils, by Louise Bjerremann Jensen, PhD Student, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

14.05 - 14.25 Proteome analysis of dissected barley seed tissues during early germination, by Birgit Bønsager, PhD Student, Enzyme and Protein Chemistry, BioCentrum, DTU

14.25 - 14.45 Coffee

Session 4 – Technologies
(chair: Klaus D. Grasser)

14.45 - 15.00 DeepSAGE - digital transcriptomics with high sensitivity, simple experimental protocol and multiplexing of samples, by Kåre Lehmann Nielsen, Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Ålborg University

15.00 - 15.15 Identification of function of Arabidopsis transporters by screening a cDNA library in Xenopus oocytes, by Hussam Auis, PhD student, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

15.15 - 15.30 Secretome analysis of pathogen interactions, based on transposon assisted signal trapping, by Mette Lübeck, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

15.30 - 15.45 Applications of Bioimaging Techniques in Plant Biology, by Michael Hansen, Cell Biologist, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

15.45 - 16.00 Optical Nanosensor Particles for Detection of Metabolites in Living Cells, by Anne Marie Scharff-Poulsen, Scientist, Biosystems Department, Risø National Laboratories, DTU

16.00 - 16.15 Analytical Techniques in Metabolomics, by Henrik Toft Simonsen, Post Doc, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

16.15 - 16.30 Mass spectrometry and gel electrophoresis in plant proteomics, by Arkadiusz Nawrocki, Post Doc, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark

16.30 - 18.00 Poster Session in the Marble Hall - Wine and snacks are served

18.15 - 22.00 Dinner at Gimle, Dyrlægevej 9, Frederiksberg

WEDNESDAY - January 24, 2007

09.00 - 09.30 Co-existense or no-existense: Public/private partnerships in the agro sector, by Jens Lohfert Jørgensen, Director, Agroinvest A/S

09.30 - 10.00 Plant production in Denmark, status and natural and political challenges in the future, by Jon Birger Pedersen, Head of Department, The Danish Agricultural Advisory Service

10.00 - 10.25 Coffee

Session 1 - Plant Carbohydrates and their Application Potentials
(chair: Henrik Vibe Scheller)

10.25 - 10.45 Pectin - new insights into an old polymer are starting to gel, by William Willats, Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

10.45 - 11.05 Tailoring new starch functionality in the potato tuber, by Andreas Blennow, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

11.05 - 11.25 Plant biotechnology and the bioenergy agenda, by Henrik Vibe Scheller, Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

11.25 - 11.45 Pectins as fine chemicals in food and medicine, by Pete Ulvskov, Affiliate Professor, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Århus

11.45 - 12.05 Enzyme modified plant carbohydrates, by Anders Viksø-Nielsen, Science Manager, Novozymes A/S

12.05 - 12.25 Modification of Starch - the industrial view, by Ole Bandsholm Sørensen, R&D Director, KMC

12.25 – 13.15 Lunch

Session 2 - Molecular Breeding for Quality
(chair: Birte Svensson)

13.15 - 13.35 TILLING and ecoTILLING in cereals, by Gunter Backes, Senior Scientist, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

13.35 - 13.55 Engineering and breeding for symbiosis, by Simona Radutoiu, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Århus

13.55 - 14.15 Integrating Plant Biotech into Breeding, by Thomas Dideon, Senior Scientist, DLF-Trifolium

14.15 - 14.35 (Im)possibilities of molecular selection in plant breeding, by Geert Janssen, Head of Germplasm Development Sugar Beet, Syngenta Seeds, Sweden

14.35 - 15.00 Coffee

15.00 - 15.20 The DAFGRI genome project - completed, by Hans Thordal-Christensen, Head of Programme, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

15.20 - 15.40 Engineering of an Arabidopsis flavin monooxygenase increases production of the glucosinolate precursor for the cancer-preventive sulforaphane, by Barbara Halkier, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

15.40 - 16.00 Plant Made Pharmaceuticals - a cost effective production system for human antimicrobial peptides, by Michael Kleine, CEO, Planton GmbH 



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