Plant Genomes in a Changing Environment (Virtual Conference)
The meeting will bring together plant scientists working on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, on populations in their natural environment as well as crop species. It will provide a forum to discuss recent advances in plant genome biology aiming at the elucidation of gene function and networks, natural and induced variation and their implications in agricultural breeding programmes.
The increasing availability and improved quality of genomic data for crop species as well as natural populations is gradually enabling plant scientists to tackle some of the most critical global challenges such as environmental change and food security.
This conference will showcase the application of genomic techniques to understand genomes and how they vary across changing environments. It will provide a platform for the transfer of knowledge of diverse plant systems that differ in their ecology, physiology, genomic complexity and the tools that are available for research and aims to connect researchers from academia and industry.
This year’s meeting will focus on approaches on how to improve plants for tolerance of abiotic stresses and biotic interaction. It will also discuss strategies for sustaining yield and mechanisms of domestication and adaptation in a changing environment.