Annual meeting 2017 – University of Copenhagen

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Annual PBD Meeting 2017

1-2 February 2017 at KU-SCIENCE, Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40

Online abstract book
Download the abstract book here. NB!:There is no printed abstract book this year.
We will print only the programme for you.

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Frederiksberg Campus, Thorvaldsensvej 40, Lecture Hall A2-81.01 and the Marble Hall. Parking: Please pick up a guest card at the registration desk.

Deadline for registration was 21 January 2017.

Connected PhD course (2 ECTS): Trends in Plant Biotechnology
The PhD course "Trends in Plant Biotechnology" is provided in combination with the annual meeting. Find the provided literature 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.


WEDNESDAY – 1 February 2017

09.30 - 10.00 Registration, coffee/tea and croissant
10.00 - 10.05 Welcome by Henrik Brinch-Pedersen, Head of the Steering Committee, Plant Biotech Denmark 

Session 1: Plants for Food, Feed and Chemicals
10.05 - 10.50 Keynote talk:
Plant Molecular Farming: Medicines and more, by Professor Eva Stöger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

10.50 - 11.10 Selected talk: Elimination of transporters reduces anti-nutritional glucosinolates in seeds of Brassica crops, by Associated Professsor Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin, PLEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
11.10 - 11.30 Selected talk: Multi element bioimaging of Arabidopsis thaliana roots, by Assistant Professor Daniel Pergament Persson, PLEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
11.30 - 11.50 Coffee/tea and fruit

Session 2: Signalling, Cellular Trafficking and Systems Biology
11.50 - 12.35 Keynote talk:
Applications for Synthetic Biology in 21st Century Agriculture, by Professor Robert Edwards, Newcastle University, UK
Find the slides of Robert Edward's talk here. (19 MB).

12.35 - 12.55 Selected talk: Click chemistry-based tracking reveals cell wall-located auxin binding sites in expanding cells, by Assistant Professor Jozef Mravec, PLEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
12.55 - 13.40 Lunch
13.40 - 13.50 Announcements
13.50 - 14.10 Selected talk: Phosphatidylserine translocation by the Arabidopsis flippase ALA2 regulates dynamics of the prevacuolar compartment, by Associated Professor Rosa Laura Lopez-Marques, PLEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Session 3: Plant Breeding and Productivity
14.10 - 14.55 Keynote talk:
Agronomy and breeding as the sciences of primary food production, by Professor John Porter, PLEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

14.55 - 15.15 Selected talk: Development of Mlo resistance in wheat against powdery mildew, by Postdoc Christina Rønn Ingvardsen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Slagelse, Denmark
15.15 - 15.45 Coffee/tea, cake and fruit
15.45 - 16.05 Selected talk: HvDep1 is a positive regulator of grain size in barley, by Science Manager Dr. Ilka Braumann, Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark

Session 4: Elevator talk and Poster session
16.05 - 16.40 Elevator talks (3 minutes talks based on selected abstracts)
16.40 - 18.00 Poster session - Snacks, alkoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served
18.00             Dinner

THURSDAY – 2 February 2017 

Session 5: Plant Microbiome
09.00 - 09.40 The Hidden World within Plants: Ecological Considerations and Functioning of Microbial Endophytes, by Dr. Angela Sessitsch, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria

09.40 - 10.00 Coffee/tea and roll

10.00 - 10.40 Ecological stability of the rhizosphere microbiome, by Senior Scientist Jacob Parnell, Novozymes North America Inc., Raleigh-Durham, USA
Find the slides of Jacob Parnell's talk here (18 MB).

Session 6: Technologies
10.40 - 11.20 Hybrid rice breeding: A driving force for both food production and science advance, by Professor Qing-Yao Shu, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

11.20 - 11.35 Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), by Associated Professor Kirsten Jørgensen, PLEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.35 - 11.55 Ancient DNA Provides New Insights into Early Stages of Maize Domestication, by PhD Student Jazmín Ramos Madrigal, SNM, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.55 - 12.35 Lunch
12.35 - 12.40 Announcements

12.40 - 12.50 New Breeding Technologies regulations, by Senior Consultant Bruno Sander Nielsen, The Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Denmark

Session 7: Biomass for the 21st Century (B21st)
B21st is an advanced technology platform that focuses on Danish research within the production and use of biomass for maritime fuels and chemicals.
12.50 - 13.10 From Molecular Plant Biotechnology to Giant Marine Diesel Engines, by Professor Claus Felby, IGN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
13.10 - 13.30 Low silicon Brachypodium mutant (Bdlsi1-1) as a tool for investigation of silicon effects on cell wall composition and biomass degradability, by PhD Student Sylwia Głazowska, PLEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
13.30 - 13.50 Catalytic Conversion of Sugars to Chemicals, by Dr. Irantzu Sadába, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark

13.50 - 14.00 Thank you for this year
14.00 - 14.20 Coffee/tea, cake and fruit
14.20 - 17.30 Master class for registered PhD and master students

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