Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro IV

(July 4-5, 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 in Vienna, Austria on July 4-5, 2022 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.

This two-day 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), Pilar S Testillano (Spain), María Pilar Vallés (Spain), Ewa Grzebelus (Poland), Lorella Navazio (Italy), Sangram K.Lenka (India), Iwona Zur (Poland), Nieves Vidal (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, exhibitions and interesting breakout sessions.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2022

Early bird registration: April 15, 2022

Please note: The next VISCEA Conference “Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies” will take place immediately after Plant Cell & Tissue Culture 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 on July 4-5, 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



Catherine Bellini

Position Professor
Work Place Institut Jean Pierre Bourgin, INRAE, France / Umea Plant Science Center, Umea University, Sweden
Research Interest
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Pedro Pablo Gallego

Position Professor
Work Place Faculty of Biology | Vigo University | Campus Universitario | 36310 Vigo | Spain 
Research Interest



Nieves del Pilar Vidal González

Position Researcher
Work Place Instituto de Investigaciones
Agrobiológicas de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Research Interest Biotechnology of woody plants



Pilar S. Testillano

Work Place Margarita Salas Center of Biological Research, CIB-CSIC
Research Interest Plant cell reprogramming, microspore embryogenesis



María-Pilar Vallés

Position Research scientist
Work Place Genetics and Plant Production Department. Aula Dei Experimental Station (EEAD-CSIC)
Research Interest Gametic embryogenesis
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Lorella Navazio

Position Professor
Work Place Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy
Research Interest plant cell suspension cultures, organellar calcium signalling


(July 4-5, 2022)
July 4 (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) Kenneth D. Birnbaum (USA): Repel or repair: Plant glutamate receptor-like channels mediate a defense vs. regeneration tradeoff
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) Pedro Pablo Gallego (Spain): Machine Learning and Plant Tissue Culture Tools for Medicinal Plant Valorization
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): Overcoming Recalcitrance of Energycane to Tissue Culture and Genetic Transformation
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 – 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
July 5 (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): How Trichostatin A affects developmental reprogramming of bread wheat microspores
09.50 – 10.10 (+5) Iwona Zur (Poland): Reactive oxygen species and antioxidative defence as the determinants of microspore embryogenesis effectiveness
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) Ewa Grzebelus (Poland): Composition of the Reconstituted Cell Wall in Protoplast-Derived Cells of Daucus Is Affected by Phytosulfokine (PSK).
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Alessandro Nicolia (Italy):Protoplast-Based Method for Genome Editing in Tetraploid Potatoand Tomato
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): Photosynthetic and heterotrophic cell suspension cultures of Arabidopsis thaliana: establishment and applications for signalling and metabolic studies
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) TBA
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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