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Annual PBD meeting 2006

The Annual Plant Biotech Denmark Meeting was held February 1-2, 2006 at KVL, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C


WEDNESDAY - February 1, 2006

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome, by Claus H. Andersen, Consortium Manager, PBD

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

10.10 – 10.45 Dietary Bioactives: Engineering Secondary metabolism in Plants for Improved Foods, by Cathie Martin, Professor in Plant Biology, The John Innes Centre, UK

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee

11.15 – 11.35 Engineering the glucosinolate pathway into potato, by Fernando Geu Flores, Department of Plant Biology, KVL

11.35 – 11.55 Elucidating part of the phytic acid biosynthetic pathway in plants, by Lone Josefsen, Ph D student, Department of Agricultural Sciences, KVL

11.55 – 12.15 Transcription of nuclear encoded Photosystem I genes in Arabidopsis mutants lacking PSI-D and PSI-F mutants differs although the mutants have similar phenotypes, by Anna Haldrup, Head of Department, Department of Plant Biology, KVL

12.15 – 12.35 Why do plants contain the blood molecule haemoglobin?, by Kim H. Hebelstrup, PhD student, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Århus University

12.35 – 13.35 Lunch in the Marble Hall

Session 2 - Plant Nutrition and Plant Disease
(chair: Jan K. Schjørring)

13.35 – 14.10 Defensive models, by John Mundy, Professor, Institute of Molecular Biology and Physiology, University of Copenhagen

14.10 – 14.30 New insights into the function of aquaporins in solute transport and signalling, by Thomas P. Jahn, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Sciences, KVL

14.30 – 14.50 Analysis of the ferritin family in Lotus japonicus, by Winnie Jensen, M Sc student, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Århus

14.50 – 15.15 Coffee

15.15 – 15.35 NAC Transcription Factors as Regulators of Plant Defence Responses, by Michael K. Jensen, PhD student, Department of Plant Biology, KVL

15.35 – 15.55 Novel Arabidopsis mutant activated in a number of defence pathways, by Ziguo Zhang, Senior Scientist, Department of Agricultural Sciences, KVL

15.55 – 17.45 Poster Session in the Marble Hall

18.00 - Dinner in Gimle, KVL

THURSDAY - February 2, 2006

Session 3 - Plant Breeding and Systems Biology
(chair: Sven Bode Andersen)

09.00 – 09.35 Cell Separation processes in plants: systems, signals and selection, by Jeremy Alan Roberts, Professor in Plant Biology, University of Nottingham, UK

09.35 – 9.55 Vernalization response in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) involves orthologues of diploid wheat (Triticum monococcum) VRN1 and rice (Oryza sativa) Hd1, by Jeppe Reitan Andersen, Project Scientist, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, DIAS

9.55 – 10.15 Transformation of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) by Agrobacterium tumefaciens infection of in vitro cultured ovules, by Inger Bæksted Holme, Project Senior Scientist, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, DIAS

10.15 – 10.45 Coffee

10.45 – 11.05 Proteome analysis of the barley aleurone layer: a model system for plant signalling, by Christine Finnie, Research Associate Professor, BioCentrum, DTU

11.05 – 11.25 Full-cDNA, SAGE and proteome analyses of potato tuber. Striking sequence variations among cultivars, by Karen G. Welinder, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University

11.25 – 12.00 Perspectives in using plants for production of GMO Foods and Food ingredients, by Jørn Dalgård Mikkelsen, Director, Danisco A/S

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.00 Work Shop – Organizer and contact Søren K. Rasmussen

- The European Triticeae Genomics Initiative (ETGI) from a Danish perspective
- Reports from the Plant and Animal Genome Conference, PAG-XIV
- Genomics on other grasses (Lollium and Brachypodium)

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