Annual PBD Meeting 2015
28-29 January 2015
at KU-SCIENCE, Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40, Lecture Hall A2-81.01 and the Marble Hall.
Parking: Please pick up guest card at the registration desk.
Deadline for registration for attending the meeting was 15 January 2015. NB! Please, contact us if you have signed up for the dinner, but are unable to attend. The dinner is expensive and if you sign up and stay away you waste PBD money.
Abstract submission and selection for oral presentation
Deadline for abstract submission was Friday, 12 December 2014. Especially PhD students and Postdocs were encouraged to present their work.
All participants with submitted abstracts are required to bring a poster to the meeting. Abstracts that are also submitted in the oral presentation category will undergo a selection process and participants with selected abstracts will be invited to give a 20 minute talk.
Note: The poster boards are 92 cm wide and 182 cm tall (vertical A0). Extra posterboards are available for announcements.
Connected PhD course (2 ECTS): Trends in Plant Biotechnology
The PhD course "Trends in Plant Biotechnology" is provided in combination with the annual meeting. Deadline for course registration is 15 January 2015. A list of literature for the course is available here.
A master class takes place Thursday afternoon when the annual meeting is finalized. Master students and PhD students have the opportunity to give a 10 minute presentation of their own project and get feedback from some of the key note speakers. Please discuss the opportunity with your supervisor and register your participation in master class before 15 January 2015.
WEDNESDAY - 28 January 2015
09.00 - 09.30 Registration, coffee/tea and croissant
09.30 - 09.35 Welcome by Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, Head of the Steering Committee,
Plant Biotech Denmark
Session 1: Plant Products/Plants for Food and Feed
09.35 - 10.20 Keynote talk within the research area 'Plant Products':
Advancing our understanding of starch biosynthesis in plants through work in model species and through pathway reconstruction in heterologous systems, by Professor Samuel C Zeeman, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
See list of selected literature.
10.20 - 10.40 Selected talk within the research area 'Plant Products':
The elucidation of vanillin biosynthetic pathway in the vanilla orchid, Vanilla planifolia, by Postdoc Nethaji Gallage, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Denmark
10.40 - 11.00 Selected talk within the research area 'Plants for Food and Feed':
Enzymatic degradation of soybean fiber components demonstrated by viscosity and microscopy techniques, by Associate Professor Helle Juel Martens, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Denmark
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee/tea and fruit
Session 2: Synthetic and Systems Biology/Plant Signalling and Cellular Trafficking
11.30 - 12.15 Keynote talk within the research area 'Synthetic and Systems Biology':
The ultimate way to 'go green', by Professor Birger Lindberg Møller, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Denmark
12.15 - 12.35 Selected talk within the research area 'Synthetic and Systems Biology':
Exploiting the Diterpenoid toolbox for the biosynthesis of high value diterpenoid compounds, by Postdoc Johan Andersen-Ranberg, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Denmark
12.35 - 12.55 Selected talk within the research area 'Plant Signalling and Cellular Trafficking':
Identification of a novel fix- mutant involved in deubiquitination pathway in Lotus japonicus using LORE1 resource, by Postdoc Anna Malolepszy, Aarhus University, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Centre for Carbohydrate Recognition and Signalling, Denmark
12.55 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 13.55 Announcements
Session 3: Biomass Production and Processing/Plant Breeding - Quality, Productivity and Diseases
13.55 - 14.40 Keynote talk within the research area 'Biomass Production and Processing':
Phenylpropanoid plasticity – opportunities and challenges for engineering for improved cell wall processing, by Professor Shawn D Mansfield, University of British Columbia, Canada
See list of selected literature and see slides of the talk (14 MB).
14.40 - 15.00 Selected talk within the research area 'Plant Breeding – Quality, Productivity and Diseases':
Comparative genomics and phylogenetical analysis in the Lolium-Festuca complex of species, by PhD student Adrian Czaban, Aarhus University, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Research Centre Flakkebjerg, Denmark
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee/tea, cake and fruit
Session 4: Elevator talk and Poster session
15.30 - 16.15 Elevator talks (3 minutes talks based on selected abstracts)
16.15 - 17.45 Poster session in the Marble Hall - Wine and snacks are served
17.45 - 18.00 Walking to Gimle canteen, Dyrlægevej 9
18.00 Dinner at Gimle canteen, Dyrlægevej 9
THURSDAY - 29 January 2015
Session 5: New Perspectives on Orphan Crops
09.00 - 09.45 Development of lentil and other pulse crops in Canada, by Professor Albert Vandenberg, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
09.45 - 10.30 Is faba bean on the threshold of a golden era of gene identification? by Professor Donal O'Sullivan, University of Reading, UK
See list of selected literature and see slides of the talk (3 MB).
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee/tea and Danish pastry (Tebirkes)
11.00 - 11.45 Genomics assisted adaptation of sorghum to central European conditions, by Dr. Wubishet Abebe Bekele, University of Giessen, Germany
Session 6: Technologies
Tema: Genome Editing
12.25 - 13.10 Lunch
14.25 - 14.40 Towards precisely glyco engineered plants, by Associated Professor Bent L. Petersen, University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN), Denmark
14.40 - 14.55 Targeted mutagenesis in barley, by Senior Researcher Inger B. Holme, Aarhus University, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Research Centre Flakkebjerg, Denmark
14.55 - 15.00 Thank you for this year
15.00 Coffee/tea and cookies
15.00 - 18.00 Master class for registered students