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.

Find the list of participants here.

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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