EPS Summer School


Monday 29 August

9.00-10.00 Arrival and registration
10.00-10.15 Welcome and opening of the Summer School

Signals from Within

10.15-11.15 Elwira Smakowska-Luzan

How do plants sense stress? The role of Cysteine-Rich Receptors in extracellular ROS perception

(Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Wageningen)

11.15-12.15 Cristina Ferrandiz

Time to stop: the end of the reproduction in annual plants

(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid; Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP), Valencia)

12.15-13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.45 Diana Santelia

Function and regulation of starch metabolism in stomatal guard cells

(Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), Zürich)


Signals from the Underground

14.45-15.45 Derek Lundberg

From underground and from the air, microbes take but also share

(The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala)

15.45-16.15 Coffee/Tea break
16.15-17.15 Ricardo Giehl

Getting a sense for nutrients: understanding and exploiting nutrient sensing mechanisms in plants

(Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben)

Tuesday 30 August

morning Signals from Interactors
9.00-10.00 Suayib Üstün

How plant pathogens manipulate protein degradation pathways

(Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), Tübingen)

10.00-10.30 Coffee/Tea break 
10.30-11.30 Rosa Lozano-Duran

The cell snatchers: how geminiviruses co-opt plants

(Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), Tübingen)

11.30-12.30 Matthew Moscou

Evolution of the plant immune system

(The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL), Norwich)

12.30-14.00 Lunch



Parallel Sessions (PhD student presentations selected from abstracts)

14.00-15.05 Session 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 (topic will be announced based on submitted abstracts)
15.05-15.30 Drinks
15.30-16.35 Session 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 (topic will be announced based on submitted abstracts)



Poster Session & Dinner Party in Botanical Gardens

Wednesday 31 August


morning Signals from Out of Space
9.30-10.30 Jaume Martinez-Garcia

Coping with a shady life: regulation of plant responses to vegetation proximity

(Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP), Valencia)

10.30-11.00 Coffee/Tea break
11.00-12.00 Martina Legris

Signals from the sun shape the plant body

(University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne)

12.00-13.30 Lunch



Signals from big data

13.30-14.30 Basten Snoek

Use of multi-omics in GWAS​; A story about Lettuce and Anthocyanin​

(Utrecht University (UU), Utrecht)

14.30-14.45  Coffee/Tea break



Elisabeth Bik

The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical Research

(Science Integrity Consultant)

15.45-16.15 Plenary discussion with panel and PhD students
16.15-17.00 Closing, drinks and farewell