Annual meeting 2010 – University of Copenhagen

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Annual PBD meeting 2010

The Annual Plant Biotech denmark Meeting was held March 4-5, 2010 at University of Copenhagen


THURSDAY - March 4, 2010

9.00 - 9.30 Registration and coffee

09.30 - 9.35 Welcome, by Preben Bach Holm, Head of steering committee, Plant Biotech Denmark

Session 1: Products and Productivity
(Chair: Yumiko Sakuragi)

09.35 - 10.20 Keynote talk:
Plant cells in action, by Rainer Hedrich, Professor, Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Würzburg, Germany

10.20 - 10.40 Production of the cancer-preventive glucoraphanin in tobacco, by Michael Dalgaard Mikkelsen, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

10.40 - 11.00 How cyanogenic flucosides are do novo synthesized in Zygaena larvae, by Niels Bjerg Jensen, PhD student, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Copenhagen

11.00 - 11.10 Short break

Session 2: Nutrition and Diseases
(Chair: Søren Husted)

11.10 - 11.55 Keynote talk:
Adaptive strategies for plant responses to toxic metals in the soil, Leon V. Kochian, Professor, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health (USDA-ARS) and Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, USA

11.55 - 12.15 Content and bioavailability of Fe and Zn in the endosperm of rice seeds from plants overexpressing nicotianamine synthetase, by Daniel P. Persson, PhD Student, Department of Agriculture and Ecology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

12.15 - 12.35 Intricate interaction between pectins and pathogens, Majse Nafisi, Post Doc, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

12.35 - 13.20 Lunch

Session 3: Breeding and Systems biology
(Chair: Christine Finnie)

13.20 - 14.05 Keynote talk: The use of -omics technologies in systems biology and breeding, by Harro Bouwmeester, Professor, Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

14.05 - 14.25 “Blind Mapping” based on high resolution melting curve analysis is a novel approach to map genic DNA sequence polymorphisms in perennial ryegrass, by Bruno Studer, Post Doc, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University

14.25 - 14.45 Redox control systems in barley: cloning and characterization of dehydroascorbate reductase, glutathione peroxidase and 1-cys peroxiredoxin, by Nicolas Navrot, Post Doc, Department of Systems Biology, The Technical University of Denmark

14.45 - 15.15 Coffee

Session 4: Technologies
(Chair: Morten Buch-Pedersen)

15.15 - 15.35 SHOREmap: simultaneous mapping and mutation identification by deep sequencing, by Stig Uggerhøj Andersen, Post Doc, Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University

15.35 - 15.55 TILLING in hexaploid wheat, by Anna Maria Torp, Associate Professor, Department of Agriculture and Ecology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

15.55 - 16.15 Center for Advanced Bioimaging (CAB) Denmark: A new core facility of the University of Copenhagen to any scientist's use, by Alexander Schulz, Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

16.15 - 16.35 Using next generation sequencing technologies for plant genomics, by Michael Heltzen, Beijing Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, China

16.35 - 18.30 Poster session in the Marble Hall - Wine and snacks are served

18.30 - Dinner at Gimle, LIFE-KU

FRIDAY- March 5, 2010

Session 5: Public-private partnership
(Chair: Søren Bak)

09.00 - 09.45 Public-private partnership in plant genomics in France and Europe, by Dominique Job, Director, CNRS / Bayer CropScience, France

9.45 - 10.15 Coffee

Session 6: Systems biology - a developer´s tool
(Chair: Søren Bak)

10.15 - 10.45 Novel technologies in plant proteomics, Kathryn Lilley, Associate Professor, Cambridge Centre for Proteomics, University of Cambridge, UK

10.45 - 11.15 What makes the perfect tomato and can integrated genome scale technologies provide an answer ? by Jocelyn Rose, Director, Institute of Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies, Cornell University, USA

11.15 - 11. 45 Laying the foundation for a paradigm shift in wheat breeding and improvement, by Etienne Paux, Group Leader, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Diversity & Ecophysiology of Cereals, France

Session 7: Green growth
(Chair: Henrik Brinch-Pedersen)

11.45 - 12.05 Implementing Green growth, by Sten Bonde, Head of Division, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

12.05 - 12.25 Green growth for farmers, by Bruno Sander Nielsen, Chief Advisor, Research and Food Policy, Danish Agriculture & Food Council

12.25 - 13.25 Lunch

13.25 - 13.45 How can biotech assist with eco-functional intensification of organic agriculture in light of goals for Green growth?, by Niels Halberg, Director, International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROF) & Birte Boelt*, Head of Research Unit Crop Ecology and Product Quality; Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University

13.45 - 14.05 Why do we need more biomass, how can we produce it sustainably, and what are the ideal traits of a bioenergy crop?, by Uffe Jørgensen, Senior Scientist, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University

14.05 - 14.25 Enabling bioenergy, by Katja Salomon Johansen, Science Manager, Novozymes A/S

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