PSC Symposium 2017
30 November 2017, 08:45–17:00h and 1 Dec 2017, 08:30–13:00h
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.
Registration and admission fee
Registration is requested. Registration closed on 21 November 2017.
PSC research group members (includes researchers, staff and students): free of charge
Other participants: CHF 50.
Conference fee to be paid at conference desk in cash and in Swiss francs. Note that PSC will not accept credit cards nor foreign currency.
Registration website: http://www.celldynamics2017.ethz.ch/
Poster session & poster award
All attendees are encouraged to present their own work with posters.
PSC will award three poster prizes.
Extended poster abstract submission deadline: 12 November 2017 (closed).
Thursday, 30 November
08h45 Welcome, Sam Zeeman, ETH Zurich, PSC president
Session I: Selection & adaptation. Chair: Florian Schiestl, U Zurich
09h00 Chris Morgan, John Innes Center, UK: The evolution of meiosis in Arabidopsis arenosa
09h30 Cris Kuhlemeier, U Bern, CH: The molecular basis of pollinator-mediated speciation in Petunia
10h00 Juliette de Meaux, U Köln, DE: Does defense coevolve with flowering time in A. thaliana?
10h30 Coffee break with poster session
Session II: Response to signals. Chair: Samuel Wüest, U Zurich
11h00 Fredy Barneche, IBENS, Paris, FR: Light signaling controls nuclear architecture reorganization during seedling development
11h30 Daniel Croll, U Neuchâtel, CH: How pathogens rapidly surmount plant resistance in agricultural ecosystems
12h00 Ueli Grossniklaus, PSC, U Zurich, CH: Receptor-like kinase-mediated signalling during plant reproduction
12h30 Claudia Köhler, SLU Uppsala, SE: Epigenetic regulation of transposable elements drives plant speciation
13h00 Lunch break with poster session
Session III: Communication. Chair: Antía Rodríguez Villalón, ETH Zurich
14h30 Marja Timmermans, U Tübingen, DE: Small RNAs as mobile, morphogen-like signals in development
15h00 Thomas Greb, COS Heidelberg, DE Cell fate decisions during radial plant growth – making a case for phloem specification
15h30 Ross Sozzani, North Carolina State U, USA: Modeling gene regulatory networks that control the Arabidopsis root stem cells
16h00 Monika Hilker, FU Berlin, DE: Insect egg deposition warns plants of impending herbivory
16h30 Poster awards and concluding remarks by PSC president
16h45 Apéro and poster session
Friday, 1 December
Session IV: Morphogenesis. Chair: Joop Vermeer, U Zurich
08h30 Olivier Hamant, ENS Lyon, FR: Mechanical signals in plant morphogenesis
09h00 Karin Schumacher, COS Heidelberg, DE: Vacuoles - pumping up the plant volume
09h30 Elizabeth Haswell, Washington U in St. Louis, MO, USA: Stretching the imagination: Mechanosensitive channels in plants
10h00 Coffee break
10h30 Elena Kramer, Harvard U, USA: Exploring the genetic basis of floral novelty in Aquilegia (Remote talk)
Session V: Polarity & (a)symmetries. Chair: Célia Baroux
11h00 Dolf Weijers, U Wageningen, NL: The Arabidopsis embryo as a model for understanding the genetic basis for multicellular development
11h30 Ralf Reski, U Freiburg, DE: Cuticule, sporophyte, stomata: three plant innovations that changed our planet
12h00 Dominique Bergmann, U Stanford, USA: Making a (cellular) difference
12h30 Erik Nielsen, U Michigan, USA: Functional analysis of the roles of CSLD proteins during plant cell wall deposition in Arabidopsis
13h00 Young scientists and speakers round table lunch discussion (reservation necessary). For all other participants: end of conference
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