Plant Response to Environment across Scales

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Image 2019 Symposium

 

Symposium of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center

Venue: ETH Zurich, Auditorium Maximum HG F30, Rämistr 101, Zurich

This conference will present advances in plant science research on genomics, phenomics, and enviromics.

Participants are encouraged to present their own work during the poster session.

Conference registration & poster abstract submission will open in autumn.

Outline

The world’s ecosystems are subject to rapid changes due to human activities. This poses many challenges, such as global warming and biodiversity loss. For a better understanding of human environmental impact, geological and biological changes need to be described and quantified. Recent developments in genomics, phenomics and enviromics have allowed scientists to extract a wealth of new information. The symposium will highlight new strategies of assessing plant response to stress from gene to field and across ecosystem level.

Session 1: genomics
Session 2: phenomics
Session 3: enviromics

Tentative program

Session Speaker Presentation title
Opening
8:50
   
Session 1: Responses at genome scale
9:00
Kirsten Bomblies, ETHZ, PSC

Temperature and meiosis - climate adaptation and its possible ties to recombination rate variation

Anne Roulin, U Zurich, PSC

tbd

 

 

Coffee Break and Poster Session
10:30
Session 2: Response at cellular / plant scale
11:00

Hendrik Porter, Jülich Plant Phenotyping Center DE

Meta-phenomics: Towards a 'periodic table' of plant responses to their a-biotic environment

Nicole van Dam, German Centre Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Leipzig DE

Beyond the usual suspects? Ecometabolomics analyses of plant-environment interactions

Jaakko Kangasjärvi, U Helsinki FI

tba

Lunch and Poster Session
12:30
Session 3: Response at ecosystem scale
14:30
Yvonne Willi, U Basel, PSC

Constraints to climate adaptation

 

 

 

 


16:00

Flash talks by young researchers (PhD students and postdocs)

 
Poster awards & concluding remarks
16:30
Prof. Bruno Studer
ETH Zurich, PSC chair

Coordinator

Sylvia Martínez, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC), Univ Basel