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Plant Science for Climate Emergency

7-9 June 2021, Virtual edition
Benefit from the Early Bird discount until 26 April 2021
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Plant Science for Climate Emergency

Plant Science for Climate Emergency
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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 and networking moments.

IPBO satellite: ‘Applied Climate Research in Africa’
On Wednesday 9 June 2021, the IPBO satellite is organized. This satellite is free of charge but to participate it's obligatory to register for this event.


Information for abstract submission
The best four abstracts were given a short talk slot in the plenary program. The 2 best posters of the poster session will win the Poster prize!

Time zone
The time zone for the scheduled program is GMT+02.00. (CET Brussels). (More info).

Videos On Demand
VODs of the presentations (with permission of the speakers) will be made available for the attendees for a period of 4 weeks.

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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
Yunhai Li
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Yunhai Li

Yunhai Li

Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN

Program

Day 1 - Monday, 07 June, 2021

The time schedule below is Brussels Central European Time

Adaptation to climate change

11:45
12:00
Welcome
12:00
12:50
Salt tolerance
12:00
12:25
The ins and outs of crop salt tolerance
12:50
13:05
Coffee break
13:05
14:10
Drought tolerance
13:30
13:55
Chemical Regulation Networks in Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance
13:55
14:10

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
14:10
14:40
Meet the Speaker sessions, Virtual Coffee break & networking
14:40
15:45
Tolerance to high temperature
14:40
15:05
Dissecting wheat floral development under variable temperatures
15:05
15:30
Plant growth integrates information to face environmental threats
15:30
15:45

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
15:45
16:00
Short break
16:00
16:50
Effect of climate change (high temperature) on defense systems against insects/pathogens
16:00
16:25
Design a climate-resilient plant immune system for the future
16:25
16:50
16:25
16:55
Meet the speaker sessions
16:25
17:30
Poster sessions
17:30
19:25
Flooding tolerance
17:30
17:55
Braving the deluge: plant survival strategies in a wetter world
18:20
18:55
Closing keynote
18:20
18:55
Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency

Mark Lynas

Visiting Fellow, Cornell Alliance for Science, Cornell University, US
18:55
19:25
meet the speaker sessions

Day 2 - Tuesday, 08 June, 2021

The time schedule below is Brussels Central European Time

Mitigation of Climate change

12:00
12:50
Nitrogen use efficiency
12:00
12:25
A systems approach to plant signaling interactions
12:50
13:05
Short break
13:05
14:10
Crop engineering and improvement
13:05
13:30
Genetic regulation of seed size and yield

Yunhai Li

Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
13:30
13:55
Targeting assimilate partitioning for crop improvement
13:55
14:10

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
14:15
14:45
Meet the Speaker sessions, Virtual Coffee break & networking
14:40
15:45
Carbon capturing plants
14:40
15:05
Engineering lignin to tailor trees as biorefinery crops
15:05
15:30
Harnessing Plants for Carbon Sequestration
15:30
15:45

Presenter to be announced

Selected from abstracts
15:45
16:00
Short break
16:00
19:10
Emerging areas
16:25
16:50

Tobias Erb

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, DE
17:00
17:30
Meet the speaker sessions
17:00
18:00
Poster sessions
18:00
18:25
18:25
19:00

Hidde Boersma

Freelance science journalist, essayist and documentary film maker, NL
Keynote speaker
18:30
18:40
Closing words
18:40
19:10
Meet the speaker sessions

Organizing committee

Abstracts

Submit your abstract for this event

All abstracts submitted after 15 April can get accepted for a poster presentation. The short talks are chosen from the abstracts submitted before 15 April.

You do not have to register before submitting your abstract.

Register before the early bird deadline (26 April) if you would like your abstract to be recorded in the program book.

Abstract submission closing date:   Thursday, 15 April, 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.

Buy tickets for this event

The IPBO satellite is free of charge but to participate it's obligatory to register on the IPBO satellite page.

 

Other available tickets

PhD student ticket - virtual
PhD student
€100.00 excl. VAT
 
Academic ticket - virtual
Academic
€125.00 excl. VAT
 
Industry ticket - virtual
Industry
€175.00 excl. VAT