Plant Transformation & Biotechnology IV

 (June 29-30, 2017, Vienna, Austria)

June 29 (Thursday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening

Welcome address by  George Lomonossoff (Conference Chair , UK)

Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Chair, President VISCEA, Austria)

09.20 – 10.20 (+10) Keynote Lecture:

Yuri Gleba  (Germany): Plant Biotechnology in the 21st Centur

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Agrobacterium and Other Methods of Transformation
Chairs Stanton Gelvin (USA) &  Zengyu Wang (USA)
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Stanton Gelvin (USA): Known Plant DNA Repair and Recombination Pathways Are Not Important for T-DNA Integration
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Zengyu Wang (USA):  Genetic Transformation and Improvement of Forage and Bioenergy Crops
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Lan-Ying Lee ( USA):  The Role of VIP1 and its Homologs in Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Ashokkumar Govindan (Ireland):  A Comparative Analysis of a Plant’s Response to the Novel Plant Transformation Platform: Ensifer-Mediated Transformation (EMT) versus The Response Elicited by Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation (AMT)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Transformation of Important Crops
Chairs Elumalai Sivamani (USA) & Wendy A. Harwood (UK)
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Elumalai Sivamani (USA): Strategies to Improve Low Copy Transgenic Events in Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Maize
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Wendy A. Harwood (UK):   Transformation and Genome Editing in Wheat and Barley 
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) Kin-Ying To (Taiwan): Functional Expression of Maize C4 Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase Gene in Transgenic Plants from C3 Monocot Rice and C3 Dicot Ornamental Cleome Spinosa
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Elena Mikhaylova (Russia):  A Universal Method of in Planta Transformation of Brassicaceae Plants
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: Plant Transformation Tools: Vectors & Promoters
Chairs Wusheng Liu (USA) & Guenther Buchholz (Germany)
16.00 – 16.25 (+5) Wusheng Liu, W (USA):  Plant Synthetic Promoters and Transcription Factors
16.30 – 16.45 (+5) Vanesa Cano (Spain): Transformation of Quercus Suber Somatic Embryos with a Gene Encoding a Thaumatin-Like Protein
16.50 – 17.05 (+5) Guenther Buchholz (Germany): Inducible Promoters in a Cre/loxP-Vector-System for Generating Marker-Gene free Transformed Grapevine
17.10 – 17.25 (+5) Raphael Kolano (Germany): Heterologous Protein Expression in Carnivorous Plants: a Potential New Drug-Delivering System
17.30 – 19.00 Welcome Reception + Poster Session (all numbers)
June 30 (Friday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV:  Markers & Marker Free Technologies
Chairs Seiichi Toki (Japan) &  Tian Lining (Canada)
09.00 – 09.25 (+5) Seiichi Toki (Japan): Precision Genome Editing via Positive-Negative Selection Mediated Gene Targeting and Subsequent Removal of Positive Marker
09.30 – 09.45 (+5) Ján Jásik (Slovakia):  Photoconvertible Fluorescence Proteins as Reporters to Monitor Intracellular Dynamics of Plasma Membrane Proteins
09.50 – 10.05 (+5) Tian Lining (Canada):  Histone deacetylase HD2D is Involved in ABA, Salt and Drought Stress Response and Can be Used to Improve Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance via Genetic Transformation
10.10 – 10.25 (+5) Sergey Dolgov (Russian Federation): Inducible Site-Specific Recombinase and a Bifunctional Selectable Gene Usage for Production of Marker-Free Transgenic Tomato and Apple Plants
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Plastid Transformation & Molecular Pharming
Chairs Henry Daniell (USA) & Eva Stoger (Austria)
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Henry Daniell (USA): Recent Advances in Molecular Farming
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Eva Stoger (Austria): Plant-Made Proteins: Medicines and More
11.50 – 12.05 (+5) Massimo Bosacchi (USA): Two Mechanisms of Lincosamide Tolerance Function as Nuclear and Plastid Markers in Higher Plants
12.10 – 12.25 (+5) Jihong Liu Clarke (Norway):  Lettuce-Produced Hepatitis C Virus E1E2 Heterodimer Triggers Immune Responses in Mice and Antibody Production after Oral Vaccination
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Breakthrough Technologies
Chairs George Lomonossoff (UK) & Lawrence J. Nea (USA)
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) George Lomonossoff (UK): Transient Expressions of Synthetic Biology in Plants
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Klaus Palme (Germany): Breakthrough Technology for Plant Single Cell Analysis using High-Throughput Imaging and Systems Analysis
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) Lawrence J. Nea (USA):  Harvesting the Plant Microbiome for Crop Protectio
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Guobao Liu (China): A Plant Cell Model of Polyglutamine Aggregation: Identification and Characterisation of Macromolecular and Small-Molecule Anti-Protein Aggregation In Vivo
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII: Plant Transformation and Public
Chairs Arie Altman (Israel) & Sylvie De Buck (Belgium)
16.00 – 16.25 (+5) Arie Altman (Israel): Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology
16.30 – 16.50 (+5) Sylvie De Buck (Belgium):  Technology Transfer and Capacity Building in Biotechnology and Biosafety for a Sustainable and Intensified Agriculture in Africa
16.55 – 17.10 (+5) Erika Toda (Japan):  Development of Gene Expression System in Egg Cell and Zygote Isolated from Rice and Maize
17.15 – 17.30 (+5) Zilya Vershinina (Russian Federation): Bacterial and Plant Аgglutinins in the Creating Artificial Symbiotic Systems
17.35 – 17.50 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo
19.00 – 21.30 Conference Dinner Party
-Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous Restaurants
-Cost: 50,- EUR