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   Plant Cells in Vitro: Fundamentals and Applications II    


(June 26-27, 2017, Vienna, Austria)                                                        Jump to: 

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference on "Plant Cells In Vitro: Fundamentals and Applications"!

Plant cell, cultured in vitro, are able to regenerate into the complete fertile plants under the appropriate culture and environment conditions, e.g. plant cells are totipotent. Currently, the technology is not only the great tool in basic research, such as cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and biotechnology, but has also the direct commercial importance in the mass propagation, production of doubled haploids, secondary metabolites, genetic transformation, etc.

The 2nd International Conference "Plant Cells In Vitro: Fundamentals and Applications" to be held on June 26-27, 2017, in Vienna, Austria  will discuss wide range of modern in vitro plant cell and organ culture technologies, fundamental aspects of plant cell totipotency, differentiation, regeneration, embryogeneisis, and practical applications of in vitro technologies for crop improvement.

Vienna is located in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Danube River, and considered as one of the most important economic, cultural and touristic large cities of central Europe. Apart from providing top science, the Conference will capture the spirit of the city thanks to the central location of the venue offering a multitude of cultural events.

This two-day event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in "Plants Cells In Vitro: Fundamentals and Applications", and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

The International Conference "Plants Cells In Vitro: Fundamentals and Applications II" will cover the following research topics: 

• Plant Cell Totipotency & Differentiation
• Plant Cell Organogenesis Morphogenesis & Regeneration
• Somatic Embryogenesis
• Anther/Microspore Cultures (Androgenesis)
• Ovary/Ovule Cultures (Gynogenesis)
• Plant Cell Suspensions
• Plant Cell Bioreactors
• Protoplasts
• Micropropagation
• In vitro fertilization
• Plant Transformation
Among the invited speakers are internationally known names such as: 
Ingo Potrykus (Sweden), Jian Zhu (China), Keiko Sugimoto (Japan), Jan U. Lohmann (Germany), Thomas Berleth (Canada), Xian Sheng Zhang (China), M. A. Moreno-Risueno (Spain), K. D. Birnbaum (USA), Wen-Wu Guo (China), Trude Winkelmann (Germany), Weichang Yu (China), Alisher Touraev (Austria), François Eudes (Canada), Hai-Liang Liu (China), Giulia De Lorenzo (Italy), Lorella Navazio (Italy), Pedro P. Gallego (Spain), Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva (Japan), Songjun Zeng (China) and others. 
*The list of invited speakers has yet to be confirmed.

Approximately 250-300 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum including almost 40 lectures delivered by worldwide known invited speakers and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, a unique Conference Dinner Party and sightseeing tours of Vienna.
Registration is to be announced soon!
We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna on June 26-27, 2017!

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Local Organizer)

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