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May 7th

MORNING SESSION

8.30 – 9.45 Registration 
9.45 – 10.00 Welcome from the organizers. 
10.00 – 10.45 Detlef Weigel – (Chair). Origin and consequences of (epi)genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana and relatives 
10.45 – 11.30 Phil A. Wigge. Temperature sensing in plants 
11.30 – 12:00 Coffee 
12:00 – 12.45 Jordi García Mas. Using genomic data to understand quality traits in melon 
12.45 – 13.30 Gloria Coruzzi. Plant Systems Biology: From predictive network modeling to trait evolution 
13.30 – 15:00 Lunch / Posters 
 

AFTERNOON SESSION

15.00 – 15.45 Huiming Zhang – (Chair). Epigenetic silencing and anti-silencing mechanisms in Arabidopsis
15.45 – 16.30 Ove Nilsson. Photoperiodic Regulation of Tree Growth and Development
16.30 – 17.15 Cristina Ferrándiz. The secrets of a long life: the genetic control of life-span in monocarpic plants
17.15 – 17.45 Coffee/Posters
17.45 – 18.30 Michael Purugganan. Adaptation and Domestication: From genomics to systems biology of crops
18.30 – 19.30  Posters

May 8th

MORNING SESSION

9.00 – 9.45 George Coupland – (Chair). Diversification of annual and perennial flowering in the Brassicaceae.
9.45 – 10.30 Wout Boerjan. Engineering poplars trees for the biorefinery: from the lab to the field
10.30-11.45 Coffee/Posters
11.45 – 12.30 Doris Wagner. Timing of the onset of flower formation in Arabidopsis; links to reproductive fitness and yield
12.30 – 13.15 Kazuki Saito. Metabolomics-based functional genomics from Arabidopsis to crops and medicinal plants.
 13.15 – 15.00 Lunch/ Posters

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

15.00 –  15.45 Elizabeth Dennis– (Chair). Epigenetics and Hybrid Vigour
15.45 – 16.30 Nicholas Harberd. Short-term adaptational and long-term evolutionary responses of plants to abiotic stress
16.30 – 17.15 David Amar. Advanced computational tools for plant functional genomics.
17.15 – 17.45 Coffee
17.45 – 18.30 Gerco Angenent. Regulation of fruit development in tomato and Arabidopsis.
18.30 – 19.15 Oliver Ratcliffe. Novel technology to enhance tomorrow’s harvest
19.15 – 19:20 Good Bye Summary.