July 1 (Monday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration

09.00 – 09.20

Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Austria)
09.20 – 10.30 Keynote Lecture:  Klaus Palme (Germany)
System Biology in Plant Cell Totipotency Confirmed
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Plant Cell Dedifferentiation & Totipotency
Chairs TBA
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Hongwu Bian (China): Callus Initiation from Root Explants Employs Different Strategies in Rice and Arabidopsis Confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Kenneth D Birnbaum (USA): Epigenetic memory and cell fate reprogramming in plants
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Keiko Sugimoto (Japan): WIND1 promotes shoot regeneration through transcriptional activation of ESR1 in Arabidopsis
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstract
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Plant Cell Organogenesis & Regeneration
Chairs TBA
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Akira Iwase (Japan): A Gene Regulatory Network for Cellular Reprogramming in Plant Regeneration  Confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) José Manuel Pérez-Pérez (Spain): Regulation of Hormonal Control, Cell Reprogramming, and Patterning during De Novo Root Organogenesis. Confirmed
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstract
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstract
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: Somatic Embryogenesis
Chairs TBA
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Małgorzata D. Gaj (Poland): MicroRNAs Are Intensively Regulated during Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis in Arabidopsis. Confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) Sergio J. Ochatt (France): From Stress to Embryos: Some of the Problems for Induction and Maturation of Somatic Embryos Confirmed
16.50 – 17.10 (+5) Vanildo Silveira (Brazil): Insights from Proteomic Studies into Plant Somatic Embryogenesis.   
17.15 – 17.25 (+5) Tatyana Radoeva (The Netherlands): TBA
17.30 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers)
19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner Party
-Traditional Austrian food, wine and entertainment, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’
Cost: 50,- EUR

July 2 (Tuesday)

08.00 – 17.00

Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: Haploids & Doubled Haploids
Chairs TBA
09.00 – 09.20 (+5) Pilar Testillano (Spain): TBA 
09.25 – 09.45 (+5) Thomas Widiez (France): Loss of pollen-specific phospholipase NOT LIKE DAD triggers gynogenesis in maize
09.50 – 10.05 (+5) Agnieszka Kiełkowska (Poland): Haploid and Doubled Haploid Plant Production in Carrot Using Induced Parthenogenesis and Ovule Excision In Vitro
10.10 – 10.25 (+5) Hiroyasu Kitashiba (Japan):  Identification of loci associated with embryo yield in microspore culture of Brassica rapa by segregation distortion analysis
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Plant Protoplasts
Chairs TBA
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Scott C. Lenaghan (USA): Development of a rapid, low-cost protoplast transfection system for switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Fang Xie (China): An Efficient Protocol for Model Legume Root Protoplast Isolation and Transformation
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Jian‐Feng Li (China): A Simple Protoplast‐Based Method for Screening Potent Artificial miRNA for Maximal Gene Silencing in Arabidopsis
12.10 – 12.25 (+5) Mickael Malnoy (Italy): DNA-Free Genetically Edited Grapevine and Apple Protoplast Using CRISPR/Cas9 Ribonucleoproteins
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Plant Cell Suspensions /Bioreactors
Chairs TBA
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Stefan Schillberg (Germany): Contained Molecular Farming Using Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures: Innovations and Future Directions Confirmed
14.25 -14.45 (+5) Mario Arias (Colombia):  First principle-based models in plant suspension cell cultures: a review.
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) Cheng – Jian Zheng (China): Medicinal plant cell suspension cultures: pharmaceutical applications and high-yielding strategies for the desired secondary metabolites.
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstract
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII: Plant Micropropagation
Chairs TBA
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Jean Carlos Cardoso (Brazil): Micropropagation in the Twenty-First Century Confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) TBA
16.50 – 17.05 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstract
17.10 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstract
17.30 – 17.45 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo