Plant Genomes in a Changing Environment

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26 October, 2018 - 28 October, 2018

Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ, UK

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General Information

This meeting brings 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.

There is increased recognition of the role of plant sciences in addressing some of the most critical global challenges, such as environmental change and food security. Plant science lies at the centre of these challenges by providing the fundamental research required to produce healthier foods, adapt to and mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity and achieve this through the sustainable intensification of agriculture. The use of whole genome data has enabled researchers to drive the understanding of plant development and evolution and their potential contributions to a sustainable agriculture.

The 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 for research and aims to connect researchers from academia and industry.

Deadline for submissions: 4th September

Meeting organisers:

Keynote speakers
Caroline Dean
John Innes Centre, UK
Sally Aitken University of British Columbia, Canada

Confirmed speakers
Isabel Bäurle University of Potsdam, Germany
Youssef Belkhadir
Gregor Mendel Institute Vienna, Austria
Etienne Bucher INRA, France
Hernan Burbano
Max Planck Institute Tübingen, Germany
Benjamin Brachi INRA, France
Tetsuya Higashiyama Nagoya University, Japan
Claudia K
öhler Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Nick Loman University of Birmingham, UK
Anne Osbourn John Innes Centre, UK
Eric Schranz Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Esther van der Knaap University of Georgia, USA
John Vogel University of California, Berkeley, USA
Doreen Ware Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA