(February 21-22, 2020)

Technische Universität Wien, Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Wien, Austria

February 21 (Friday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Chair, Austria)Welcome address by Heribert Hirt (Conference Organizer, SA)
09.20 – 10.30 Keynote Lecture: To be Announced


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Plant Response to Cold & Heat Stresses
  Marc Knight (UK): Increases in absolute temperature stimulate free calcium concentration elevations in the chloroplast. Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Elizabeth Vierling (USA): Protein disaggregation after heat stress Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Julio Salinas (Spain): Gene Regulatory Networks Mediating Cold Acclimation Contacted, To Be Confirmed


Yee-Yung Charng  (Taiwan) : Distinct heat shock factors and chromatin modifications mediate the organ‐autonomous transcriptional memory of heat stress Contacted, To Be Confirmed

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Plant Response to Drought & Salt Stresses
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: Plant Response to Osmotic & Oxidative Stresses
17.20 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers) + Welcome Reception
  Frank van Breusegem (Belgium): The ROS Wheel: Refining ROS Transcriptional Footprints Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Lam-Son Phan Tran (Japan): Plant responses to low-oxygen stress: Interplay between ROS and NO signaling pathways Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Michael Wrzaczek (Finland): Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Cezary Waszczak (Finland): Reactive Oxygen Species in Plant Signaling Contacted, To Be Confirmed

19.00 -22.00 Conference Dinner Party

-Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’
-Cost: 50,- EUR

February 22 (Saturday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: Plant Response to Nutrient & Flooding Stresses
  Hatem Rouached ( France): Identification of molecular integrators shows that nitrogen actively controls the phosphate starvation response in plants or Getting to the root of plant mineral nutrition: combinatorial nutrient stresses reveal emergent properties Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Laurentius Voesenek (The Netherlands): A stress recovery signaling network for enhanced flooding tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Ming-Che Shih: (Taiwan): A regulatory cascade involving transcriptional and N-end rule pathways in rice under submergence. Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Katayoon Dehesh (USA): Waterlogging tolerance rendered by oxylipin-mediated metabolic reprogramming in Arabidopsis. Contacted, To Be Confirmed

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Plant Abiotic Stress Signaling
  Christine Foyer (UK): SlHY5 Integrates Temperature, Light and Hormone Signaling to Balance Plant Growth and Cold Tolerance Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Christa Testerink (The Netherlands): Out of shape during stress: A key role for auxin Contacted, To Be Confirmed

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: «Omics» & Genome Editing of Abiotic Stress Tolerance
  Abdelhafid Bendahmane (France): Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome Contacted, To Be Confirmed

Setsuko Komatsu (Japan): Proteomic and physiological approaches reveal new insights for uncover the role of rice thylakoidal APX in response to drought stress or An Integrated Approach of Proteomics and Computational Genetic Modification Effectiveness Analysis to Uncover the Mechanisms of Flood Tolerance in Soybeans. Contacted, To Be Confirmed

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII: Breeding & Engineering of Abiotic Stress Tolerance
  Luis Herrera Estrella (PRA, Mexico, herrera@ira.cinvestav.mx): Drought tolerant plant system

Salma Balazadeh (PRA, Germany, balazadeh@mpimp-golm.mpg.de): A novel seed plants gene regulates oxidative stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana

BJ. Pogson (PRA, Australia, barry.pogson@anu.edu.au): Method for Increasing Plant Stress Tolerance and Seed Dormancy

Reserve Zhulong Chan (Prof., China, ß): Overexpression of AtPYL5 under the control of guard cell specific promoter improves drought stress tolerance in Arabidopsis
17.30 – 17.45 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo