Annual meeting 2015 – University of Copenhagen

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Annual PBD Meeting 2015

28-29 January 2015
at KU-SCIENCE, Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40

Venue

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.

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Registration

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.

Master class

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.

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Programme

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

11.45 - 12.25 Understanding, generating and redesigning hybrids using reverse breeding, by Dr. Erik Wijnker, University of Hamburg, Germany
See list of selected literature.

12.25 - 13.10 Lunch

13.10 - 13.50 Engineering plant genomes with sequence-specific nucleases, by Professor Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, USA
See list of selected literature.

13.50 - 14.25 Developing genome editing technologies for crop improvement, by Professor Caixia Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
See list of selected literature.

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





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