Dynamics of Plant Development and Evolution

PSC Symposium 2017

30 November 2017, 08:45–17:00h and 1 Dec 2017, 09:15–14:00h

ETH Auditorium Maximum HG F30, Rämistr 101, Zurich

Join us for this 1.5 day conference, where plant scientists from Switzerland and abroad will discuss the latest highlights in plant development and evolution.

All attendees are encouraged to present their own work with posters. Poster abstract submission deadline is 30 October 2017.

Admission is free. Registration will open in fall.

Program (tentative)

Thursday, 30 November

08.45 h Welcome, Scientific Program Committee member: tba

Session I: Selection & adaptation.  Chair: tba

09.00 h Kirsten Bomblies, John Innes Center, UK

09.30 h Cris Kuhlemeier, U Bern, Switzerland

10.00 h Juliette de Meaux, U Köln, Germany

10.30 h Coffee break with poster session

Session II: Response to signals.  Chair: tba

11.00 h Fredy Barnèche, ENS Paris, F

11.30 h Daniel Croll, U Neuchatel, Switzerland

12.00 h Ueli Grossniklaus, PSC, U Zurich, Switzerland

12.30 h Claudia Köhler, SLU Uppsala, Sweden

13.00 h Lunch break with poster session

Session III: Communication. Chair: tba

14.30 h Marja Timmermans, U Tübingen, Germany

15.00 h Thomas Greb, COS Heidelberg, Germany

15.30 h Ross Sozzani, U North Carolina, USA

16.00 h Monika Hilker, FU Berlin, Germany: Insect egg deposition warns plants of impending herbivory

16.30 h Poster awards and concluding remarks by PSC president

16.45 h Apéro and Poster Session


Friday, 1 December

Session VI: Morphogenesis.  Chair: tba

09.00 h Olivier Hamant, ENS Lyon, France

09.30 h Karin Schumacher, COS Heidelberg, Germany

10.00 h Elisabeth Haswell, U Washington, USA

10.30 h Elena Kramer, Harvard USA: Exploring the genetic basis of floral novelty in Aquilegia

11.00 h Coffee break

Session V: Polarity & (a)symmetries.  Chair: tba

11.00 h Dolf Weijers, U Wageningen, NL

11.30 h Ralf Reski, U Freiburg, Germany

12.00 h Dominique Bergman, U Stanford, USA

12.30 h Erik Nielsen, U Michigan, USA

13.00 h Lunch break: Young scientists & speakers meet to discuss

Scientific Program Committee

Célia Baroux, UZH, Antia Rodriguez Villalon, ETHZ, Florian Schiestl, UZH, Joop Vermeer, UZH, Alex Widmer, ETHZ, Yvonne Willi, U Basel, Samuel Wüest, UZH


Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

Manuela Dahinden

Sylvia Martinez


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