Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro IV

(February 14-15, 2022)

Welcome to the 4th International Conference on “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro”!

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 Plant Micro-propagation, Genetic Transformation, Genome Editing, Speeding up Breeding Process via  production of Doubled Haploids, Production of Secondary Metabolites, etc.

The 4th International Conference on “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitroto be held on February 14-15, 2022, in Vienna, Austria will discuss wide range of modern in vitro plant cell and tissue culture technologies, fundamental aspects of plant cell totipotency, differentiation, regeneration, embryogenesis, and practical applications of plant cell 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 beautiful 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-days event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

The 4th International Conference on “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture  In Vitrowill cover the following research topics:

  • Plant Cell Totipotency & Differentiation
  • Plant Cell Organogenesis & 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:

Attila Fehér (Hungary), Christophe Gaillochet (Belgium), Pedro Pablo Gallego (Spain), Catherine Bellini (Sweden), Fredy Altpeter (USA), Václav Motyka (Czech Republic), Pilar S Testillano (Spain), María Pilar Vallés (Spain), Alessandro Nicolia (Italy), Ewa Grzebelus (Poland), Lorella Navazio (Italy), Sangram K.Lenka (India), Nieves Vidal (Spain), Alberto Galán-Ávila (Spain),…

Approximately 250 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.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is November 1, 2021

Early bird registration: November 20, 2021

Please note: The next VISCEA Conference “Plant Transformation & Transgenic Plants” will take place immediately after Plant Cell & Tissue In vitro Conference on February 16-17, 2022 at the same location! We are pleased to offer you the chance to participate and register online for both at once for a very attractive registration fee!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna, Austria on February 14-15, 2022!

Prof. Pedro Pablo Gallego (Spain, Conference Co-Organizer)
Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)

Prof. Pedro Pablo Gallego (Spain)


Attila Fehér

Position Full professor; scientific advisor
Work Place Department of Plant Biology of the University of Szeged;
Biological Research Centre of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network
Research Interest plant morphogenesis and signal transduction

(February 14-15, 2022)

Technische Universität Wien, Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstrasse 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

February 14 (Monday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Chair, Austria)Welcome address by Pedro Pablo Gallego (Chair of the Conference, Spain)
09.20 – 10.30 Attila Fehér (Hungary): Callus, Dedifferentiation, Totipotency, Somatic Embryogenesis: What These Terms Mean in the Era of Molecular Plant Biology?
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Plant Cell Totipotency & Differentiation
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) TBA
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Christophe Gaillochet (Belgium): Control of plant cell fate transitions by transcriptional and hormonal signals.
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Plant Cell Organogenesis & Regeneration
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) TBA
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Catherine Bellini (Sweden): Red light controls adventitious root regeneration by modulating hormone homeostasis in Picea abies seedlings.
14.50 – 15.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.15 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.35 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: Somatic Embryogenesis
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Fredy Altpeter (USA): TBA
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) Václav Motyka (Czech Republic): Phytohormone profiling across the conifer somatic embryogenesis.
16.50 – 17.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
17.15 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
17.30 – 19.00 Poster Session (all numbers) + Welcome Reception
19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner Party-Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’
-Cost: 50,- EUR
February 25 (Tuesday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: Haploid Technologies
09.00 – 09.20 (+5) Pilar S Testillano (Spain): Microspore embryogenesis: targeting the determinant factors of stress-induced cell reprogramming for crop improvement.
09.25 – 09.45 (+5) María Pilar Vallés (Spain): Trichostatin A Affects Developmental Reprogramming of Bread Wheat Microspores towards an Embryogenic Route.
09.50 – 10.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
11.15 – 1.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Plant Protoplasts: Modern Applications
11.00 – 11.20 (+5) Alessandro Nicolia (Italy): Protoplast-Based Method for Genome Editing in Tetraploid Potato.
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Ewa Grzebelus (Poland): Composition of the Reconstituted Cell Wall in Protoplast-Derived Cells of Daucus Is Affected by Phytosulfokine (PSK).
11.50 – 12.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.15 – 12.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Plant Cells Suspensions
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Lorella Navazio (Italy): Arabidopsis Photosynthetic and Heterotrophic Cell Suspension Cultures.
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Sangram K.Lenka (India): Next-generation metabolic engineering approaches towards development of plant cell suspension cultures as specialized metabolite producing biofactories.
14.50 – 15.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.15 – 15.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session VII: Plant Micropropagation
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Nieves Vidal (Spain): Use of bioreactor systems in the propagation of forest trees.
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) TBA
16.50 – 17.10 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
17.15 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from submitted abstracts
17.30 – 18.00 Closing Ceremony &  Conference Photo


Submit an Abstract

The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

Please, be aware, that ONE Abstract Submission is allowed for ONE Registered Participant. Organizing Committee urges you to follow this rule.

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