Annual meeting 2013 – University of Copenhagen

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Annual PBD Meeting 2013


University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Thorvaldsensvej 40, Lecture hall A2-81-01 and the Marble hall, Frederiksberg.


Deadline for registration for attending the meeting was January 10, 2013. NB! Please, contact us if you have signed up for the dinner, but is unable to attend. The dinner is expensive and if you sign up and stay away you waste PBD money. 

Abstract submission

Deadline for abstract submission was December 11, 2012. The poster boards are 92 cm wide and 182 cm tall. Read more about abstract categories and selection procedure

Download abstract book.

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 January 10, 2013. List of literature for the course will be available here before the annual meeting.


THURSDAY January 31, 2013

09.00 - 09.30 Registration, coffee/tea and croissant 

09.30 - 09.35 Welcome 

Session 1: Products/Signaling and cellular trafficking

09.35 - 10.20 Keynote talk:

Structural basis for cellulose synthesis and membrane translocation, by Associate Professor Jochen Zimmer, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, USA

10.20 - 10.40 Novel immune-glyco-arrays for the high throughput screening of glycoside hydrolase activities, by PhD Student Silvia Vidal-Melgosa, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

10.40 - 11.00 Using genetically encoded biosensors to study plant cell signaling, by Postdoc Sisse K. Gjetting, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

11.00 - 11.20 Coffee/tea and fruit

Session 2: Nutrition/Diseases 

11.20 - 12.05 Keynote talk:
Endocytosis regulates immune receptors and signaling, by Professor Silke Robatzek, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, UK

12.05 - 12.25 Phosphate transporter genes in mycorrhizal Brachypodium distachyon, by Postdoc Mette Grønlund, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

12.25 - 12.45 Barley vesicle trafficking regulators localise to the powdery mildew extrahaustorial membrane, by Postdoc Mark Kwaaitaal, Defence Genetics Lab, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

12.45 - 13.30 Lunch

Session 3: Breeding - quality and productivity/Synthetic- and systems biology

13.30 - 14.15 Keynote talk
Towards engineering C4 photosynthesis: From models and transcriptomes to blueprints, by Professor Andreas Weber, Plant Biology Network, University of Düsseldorf, Germany 

14.15 - 14.35 De novo DNA sequence driven bulk segregant analysis of Water Use Efficiency (WUE) in potato without prior knowledge of molecular markers, by PhD Student Kacper Piotr Kaminski, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University and Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University

14.35 - 14.55 Drought priming during multiple vegetative growth stages in wheat improves drought tolerance during generative growth: insights from proteomics and physiology, by PhD Student Xiao Wang, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University and Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark

14.55 - 15.25 Coffee/tea, cake and fruit 

Session 4: Poster session

15.25 - 15.55 Poster Elevator talks (3 minutes talks based on abstracts)

15.55 - 18.00 Poster session in the marble hall - Wine and snacks are served

18.00 - 22.00 Dinner

FRIDAY- February 1, 2013

Session 5: Current and future trends in plant production

9.00 - 9.40 Meeting the global challenges for agriculture: Sharing resources and free exchange of information, by Adjunct Professor Melvin Oliver, The Global Plant Council

9.40 - 10.10 IPR in plant breeding, by Kurt Hjortsholm, European Seed Association -Committee for intellectual property rights in plants

10.10 - 10.40 Coffee/tea, cinnamon roll and fruit

10.40 - 11.10 Do we have a food crisis and how do the market economic mechanisms function?, by Senior Advisor Henning Otte Hansen, Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

11.10 - 11.40 Safety assessment and regulation of new plant breeding technologies, by Professor Joachim Schiemann, Julius Kühn-Institut, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Germany

11.40 - 12.20 Delivery of pheromones and other semiochemicals for food security by GM, breeding and companion cropping, by Dr Michael Birkett, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Department, Rothamsted Research, UK

12.20 - 13.00 Lunch 

Session 6: Technologies

13.00 - 13.30 Genomic Prediction in Plants: How and When Does it Work?, by Dr Marco C. A. M. Bink, Department of Biometris, Wageningen University & Research centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

13.30 - 14.00 Dynamic interaction of plant and environment for resource use efficiency - quantitative approaches to non-invasive plant phenotyping?, by Professor Ulrich Schurr, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

14.00 - 14.30 TALEs and TALENs for expression control and targeted genome engineering, by Dr Jens Boch, Martin- Luther- University, Halle, Germany

14.30 - 15.00 Most recent applications of new Free Flow Electrophoresis techniques, by Dr Gerhard Weber, FFE service Gmbh, München, Germany

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee/tea

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