PBD symposium "Plant Stress Responses in a Changing World" – University of Copenhagen

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PBD symposium "Plant Stress Responses in a Changing World"

The symposium was held November 2, 2009 at Copenhagen Biocenter (BRIC), University of Copenhagen, The Lundbeck Lecture Hall, Ole Maaloes Vej 5, Copenhagen

The symposium was also provided as a PhD course "Trends in Plant Biotechnology" (2 ETCs). Please view literature list for the course.

Programme

09.30 - 9.35 Welcome and introduction, by Associate Professor William Willats, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, KU

Session 1: Biotic Stress

(Chair: Peter Brodersen)

09.35 - 10.20 Pectin: much more than a glue, by Professor Giulia De Lorenzo, University of Rome, Italy

10.20 - 11.05 Constitutive and induced defenses against plant viruses, by Associate Professor Peter Moffett, Department of Biology, University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

11.05 - 11.30 Coffee

11.30 - 12.15  Molecular determinants of durable disease resistance against fungal pathogens, by Professor Beat Keller, University of Zürich, Switzerland

12.15 - 13.00 Development of plant varieties with high-yield and broad-spectrum disease resistance, by Professor James Brown, John Innes Centre, UK

13.00 - 13.15 Summing up, by Research Associate Peter Brodersen, University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

13.15 - 14.00 Lunch

Session 2: Abiotic Stress

(Chair: Peter Brodersen)

14.00 - 14.45 Mechanisms of dessication tolerance in vegetative tissues of angiosperm resurrection plants: an overview from the molecular to whole plant eco-physiology, by Professor Jill Farrant, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

14.45 - 15.30  Drought and salt stress signalling in Arabidopsis, by Professor Jian Kan Zhu, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, University of California, USA

15.30 - 16.00  Coffee 

16.00 - 16.45  Will rising atmospheric CO2protect crops from abiotic stress ?, by Associate Professor Lisa Ainsworth, Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois, USA

16.45 - 17.00 Summing up, by Research Associate Peter Brodersen, University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France



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