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Plant Science for Climate Emergency

7-8 June 2021, Ghent, Belgium
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Graslei in Ghent
Graslei in Ghent
De Bijloke Balkon, Suite & Foyer 3
De Bijloke Balkon, Suite & Foyer 3
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Ambiance Ghent People
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City Hall Ghent
Leie river - Ghent
Leie river - Ghent
De Bijloke Balkon, Suite & Foyer 1
De Bijloke Balkon, Suite & Foyer 1
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Ambiance Ghent People
De Bijloke Balkon, Suite & Foyer 2
De Bijloke Balkon, Suite & Foyer 2
Kouter Ghent
Kouter Ghent
Castle of the Counts Ghent
Castle of the Counts Ghent
Ghent
Ghent
De Bijloke Concertzaal 2
De Bijloke Concertzaal 2
Town Hall Ghent
Town Hall Ghent
De Bijloke Concertzaal 1
De Bijloke Concertzaal 1
'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building Venue
'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building Venue
De Bijloke Concertzaal 3
De Bijloke Concertzaal 3

Plant Science for Climate Emergency

Plant Science for Climate Emergency
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VIB is constantly monitoring the covid-19 situation. If we need to cancel this live conference, you will have the chance to cancel your ticket and get reimbursed or to exchange it for a virtual one and get partly reimbursed.

Climate change is one of the most serious threats humanity has ever faced.

Developing crops that are more resilient to rapidly changing and harsher environments will be crucial for tomorrow’s food production. Green biotechnology offers solutions to maintain high food productivity while preserving the earth’s valuable ecosystems. In addition, plants may also play an important role in mitigating the rising levels of greenhouse gases.

This VIB conference ‘Plant Science for Climate Emergency’ aims at reviewing current research on adapting plants to climate change as well as on using plants for mitigating the accumulation of greenhouse gasses.

Twenty leaders in plant biotechnology will present the latest developments in sessions focused on drought tolerance, tolerance to high temperatures, salt and flooding tolerance, the effects of climate change on defense systems against insects and pathogens, carbon capturing plants, crop engineering and improvement, nitrogen use efficiency, and much more.

Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during the poster sessions, the reception, and the conference dinner.

Information for poster submissions

The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The best three abstracts were given a short talk slot in the plenary program.

Travel grants

We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending PlantResearch21 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 March 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of March.

No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant.

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Confirmed speakers

Mark Lynas
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Mark Lynas

Mark Lynas

Visiting Fellow, Cornell Alliance for Science, Cornell University, US

Program

Day 1 - Monday, 07 June, 2021

09:00
19:00
Adaptation to climate change
09:00
09:10
Welcome
09:10
10:00

Mark Lynas

Visiting Fellow, Cornell Alliance for Science, Cornell University, US
Keynote speaker
10:00
11:00
Drought tolerance
10:30
11:00
11:00
11:30
Coffee break
11:30
12:45
Tolerance to high temperature
12:30
12:45

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
12:45
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:30
Poster session
14:30
15:30
Effect of climate change (high temperature) on defense systems against insects/pathogens
15:00
15:30
18:00
19:00
Reception
20:00
Conference dinner

Additional fee

Day 2 - Tuesday, 08 June, 2021

09:00
10:00
Carbon capturing plants
09:30
10:00
10:00
11:00
Nitrogen use efficiency
10:00
10:30
10:30
11:00
11:00
11:30
Coffee break
11:30
12:45
Crop engineering and improvement
12:00
12:30

Presenter to be announced

12:30
12:45

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
12:45
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:30
poster session 2
14:30
17:15
Emerging areas
15:00
15:30

Tobias Erb

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, DE
15:30
16:00
16:00
16:15

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
16:15
16:45
Coffee break
16:45
17:15
Closing talk

Hidde Boersma

Freelance science journalist, essayist and documentary film maker, NL

Organizing committee

Travel Grant

Submission closing date

Abstracts

Submit your abstract for this event

You can submit an abstract for a poster and/or oral presentation. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract.

Register before the early bird deadline if you would like your abstract to be recorded in the program book.

Abstract submission closing date:   Monday, 29 March, 2021
Submit an abstract
The full list of abstracts will be available on 24-05-2021 until 15-06-2021
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 24-05-2021 until 15-06-2021
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

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