Thursday, 25th of May, 2023


8:00-9:00  Registration

9:00-9:30  Welcome Remarks

1st Session- Cell and Developmental Biology / From cells to organisms
Chair: Yasin Dagdas

09:30-09:55     Helene Robert Boisivon, CEITEC Masaryk University, Czech Repbulic
                          Impact of high temperatures on seed development 

09:55-10:15     Erin Cullen, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
                          A Novel Function for the Cuticle in Explosive Seed Launch?

10:15-10:40     Sebastian Soyk, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
                          Understanding the unexpected - dissecting genetic interactions with impact on crop productivity

10:40-11:00     Ziqiang Patrick Li, Laboratory of membrane biogenesis, CNRS, France
                           How do plants form Plasmodesmata?              

11:00-11:30     Coffee Break

11:30-13:00     Poster Session 1

13:00-14:00     Lunch 

2nd Session- Gene Regulation
Chair: Arturo Marí-Ordóñez

14:00-14:25     Javier Gallego-Bartolome, IBMCP Valencia, Spain
                          The MINU-associated SWI/SNF complex is involved in nucleosome positioning and
                             transcription start site selection in Arabidopsis

14:25-14:45     Yoav Voichek, Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna
                          Controlling transcription from within transcribed regions in plants             

14:45-15:10     Polina Novikova, MPI Cologne, Germany
                          Overcoming fertility issues in polyploids

15:10-15:30     Alicia Michael, University of Basel, Biozentrum, Switzerland                    
                          How do transcription factors interpret and influence chromatin structure?         

15:30-16:00     Group Photo & Coffee Break  

16:00-17:00     Keynote lecture I
                          introduction by Liam Dolan

                          Siobhan Brady, University of California Davis, USA
                          Cell Type Differentiation and its Integration with the Environment

17:00-18:30    Reception

18:30                Discussion: "Good practices in research and mentoring"


Friday, 26th of May, 2023

3rd Session- Stress Responses
Chair: Silvia Ramundo

09:30-09:55     Inge de Clercq, VIB Ghent, Belgium
                          Towards unterstanding inter-organelle communication during plant stress responses.

09:55-10:15     Natalia Wozniak, Molecular Genetics and Physiology of Plants,
                             Ruhr-Universität Bochum
, Germany
                           Towards understanding the genetic basis of enhanced Cd hypertolerance
                              in Arabidopsis halleri

10:15-10:40     Phil Carella, John Innes Centre, UK
                          Macroevolutionary dissection of infection and immunity in land plants 

10:40-11:00     Mariana Schuster, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany
                          Proteolytic processing of plant receptor-like kinases and receptor-like proteins                      

11:00-11:30     Coffee Break

11:30-13:00     Poster session 2          

13:00-14:00     Lunch

4th Session- Evolutionary Biology
Chair: Kelly Swarts

14:00-14:25     Jan de Vries, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany
                          Functional genomics and the stress response toolkit of the earliest land plants

14:25-14:45     Haoran Xue, University of Potsdam, Germany
                           Genomic evidence for large structural variation and hemizygosity underlying
                              the tristylous floral polymorphism  

14:45-15:10     Michal Breker, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
                          Genetic tricks in a green playground - Utilizing novel genetic tools to address
                             plant cell biology problems

15:10-15:30     Eftychios Frangedakis, University of Cambridge, UK
                           What can hornworts teach us?                      

15:30-16:00     Coffee Break

16:00-17:00     Keynote lecture II
                          introduction by Yasin Dagdas

                          Rosa Lozano-Duran, ZMBP Tuebingen, Germany
                          Plant manipulation by geminiviruses: from virulence to immunity and back

17:00-17:15     Closing remarks         

17:45                Sightseeing (optional)

19:30                Conference dinner (optional)
                          'Gigerl, der Stadtheurige'
                          Rauhensteingasse 3/Blumenstockgasse
                          1010 Vienna