Plant Development: Systems Approach

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference on “Plant Development: Systems Approach”!

Plant development is the process by which structures originate and mature as a plant grows. Over the past couple of decades, the plant developmental biology has primarily focused on the nano scale, with the goal of identifying the molecular players underlying the core processes of development. Now the field is moving on to understanding the properties of the dynamic systems driven by these molecular players.

The International Conference on “Plant Development: Systems Approach” to be held on June 28-29, 2019, in Vienna, Austria will discuss the application of molecular approaches, the role of meristem-derived signals in patterning developing organs, cellular mechanisms of development in flowering plants etc.

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 lectures, 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 the leading academy and industry scientists with a platform to communicate recent advances in “Plant Development”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

The 2nd International Conference on “Plant Development: Systems Approach” will cover the following research topics:

  • Seed Development, Dormancy and Germination
  • Plant Organ Development (Shoot, Root, Leaf)
  • Making Plant Flower
  • Modeling and Systems Biology of Plant Development
  • Plant Male and Female Gametophyte Development
  • Plant Zygotic and Somatic Embryogenesis and Regeneration
  • Hormones and Plant Development
  • Signaling in Plant Development
  • Plant Cell Fate, Totipotency, Lineage and Polarity
  • Epigenetics and Plant Development

Approximately 350 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.

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)

Prof. Klaus Palme (Chair of the Conference Scientific Program)

Klaus Palme (Co – Chair of the Conference)

Jan Traas

Hiroyuki Nonogaki

Stephan Wenkel

Pascal Ratet

Keith Lindsey

Ji-Young  Lee

Annette Becker

Stefan de Folter

Benoit Menand

Philippe Gallusci

International Conference “Plant Development: Systems Approach”

(June 28-29, 2019)

June 28 (Friday)

08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Organizer, Austria)Welcome address by Klaus Palme (Conference Co-Chair, Germany)
09.20 – 10.30 Keynote Lecture:

Jan Traas (France): Leaf Morphogenesis: from Morphodynamics to Morphomechanics

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30: Session I: Seed Development, Dormancy & Germination
Chairs Hiroyuki Nonogaki (USA) & Jan Traas (France)
11.00 – 11.25 (+5) Hiroyuki Nonogaki (USA): Seed Germination and Dormancy: Novel Mechanisms and Evolutionary Questions
11.30 – 11.45 (+5) Wojciech Glinkowski (Poland): Characterization of Transport-Related Genes in Developing Pods and Seeds of Yellow Lupine (Lupinus luteus) Based on the RNA-Seq Analysis
11.50 – 12.05 (+5) Modesto Berbel Cascales (Spain): NAM Genes are Involved in the Control of the Fusion and Number of Stamens in Papaveraceae Juss
12.10 – 12.25 (+5) Mariapina Rocco (Italy): Modern Wheat Variety vs Ancient One: Germination and Development, a Focus on Gibberellin Expression
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30 Session II: Leaf Development
Chairs Stephan Wenkel (Denmark) & Pascal Ratet (France)
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Stephan Wenkel (Denmark): The Shady Side of Leaf Development: The Role of the REVOLUTA/KANADI1 Module in Leaf Patterning and Auxin-Mediated Growth Promotion                                                                                                                                                                 
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Pascal Ratet (France): Lotus Japonicus NOOT-BOP-COCH-LIKE1 is Essential for Nodule, Nectary, Leaf and Flower Development.
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) Xiangnan Li (China): Induction of Cold Tolerance by Priming and Stress Memory in Crops
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Ismael Mazuecos Aguilera (Spain): Molecular and Functional Characterization of INAPERTURATE POLLEN1 in the Basal Eudicot Eschscholzia Californica
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Session III: Root Development
Chairs Keith Lindsey (UK) & Ji-Young Lee (South Korea)
16.00 – 16.20 (+5) Keith Lindsey (United Kingdom): Control of Root Development in Arabidopsis
16.25 – 16.45 (+5) Ji-Young  Lee (South Korea): Systems Approach to Identify Gene Modules that Regulate Storage Root Growth and Yields
16.50 – 17.05 (+5) Kseniia Kuznetcova (Russia): Role of CLE Peptides in Storage Root Development in Raphanus, Brassica and Beta species
17.10 – 17.25 (+5) John Schiefelbein (USA): Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Arabidopsis Roots
17.30 – 19.00 Welcome Reception + Poster Session (all numbers)
19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner Party
Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous ‘Heurigen’
Cost: 50,- EUR

June 29 (Saturday)

08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Session IV: Flower Development
Chairs Annette Becker (Germany) & Martina Cerise (Italy)
09.00 – 09.25 (+5) Annette Becker (Germany): CRABS CLAW Acts as a Bifunctional Transcription Factor in Flower Development
09.30 – 09.45 (+5) Martina Cerise (Italy): OsFD4 Promotes Flowering in Rice by Interacting with the Florigens
09.50 – 10.05 (+5) Paulina Glazinska (Poland): Identification and Expression of miR390/TAS3/tasiARF Module during Flower Development and Abscission in Yellow Lupine
10.10 – 10.25 (+5) Milena Kulasek (Poland): Auxin Spacio-Temporal Distribution in Lupinus Luteus Pistils and Stamens during Floral Development and Abscission
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session V: Hormones in Plant Development
Chairs Klaus Palme (Germany) & Stefan de Folter (Mexico)
11.00 – 11.25 (+5) Klaus Palme (Germany): Systems Biology of Plant Development
11.30 – 11.45 (+5) Stefan de Folter (Mexico): The Integration of Transcription Factor and Hormone Signaling Functions during Gynoecium Development
11.50 – 12.05 (+5) Václav Motyka (Czech Republic): Cytokinin N-Glucosides and their Role in Control of Plant Development
12.10 – 12.25 (+5) Natalia Tikhenko (Germany): Hormonal Stress during in Vitro Culture Stops the Postzygotic Barriers and Leads to Changes of the Program of Embryo Development in Intergeneric Hybrids of Cereals
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers) 
14.00 – 15.30 Session VI: Signaling & Epigenetics During Plant Development
Chairs Benoit Menand (France) & Philippe Gallusci (France)
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Benoit Menand (France): A Pharmacogenetic Approach to Decipher the Role of the TOR Signaling Pathway in Plant Growth and Development
14.25 – 14.45 (+5) Philippe Gallusci (France): Epigenetics for Plant Improvement: Current Knowledge and Modeling Avenues
14.50 – 15.05 (+5) Kasper van Gelderen (Netherlands): Light Signaling, Root Development, and Plasticity
15.10 – 15.25 (+5) Víctor Suárez-Santiago (Spain): Evolution of the INAPERTURATE POLLEN1 Gene Conforms to the Angiosperm Systematics but not to its Diversity of Apertural Systems
15.30 – 16.00 Closing Ceremony & Conference Photo