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EPS Summer School


Monday 28 August

9.00-10.00 Arrival and registration
10.00-10.15 Welcome and opening of the Summerschool
morning Keynote Lecture
10.15-11.05 ”Andreas Weber (Univ. Düsseldorf, Germany), Systems Biology and Biochemistry of Intracellular Transport Processes in Plants

Signals from Within
11.05-11.55 Kaisa Kajala (UC Davis, USA, and Utrecht University, Netherlands), Root development in drought and flooding
11.55-12.45 Jenny Russinova (VIB, Ghent, Belgium), Brassinosteroid signaling
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.50 Maria Albani (University of Cologne, c/o MPIPZ, Germany), The influence of flowering behavior on plant architecture and perennial traits

Signals from the Underground
14.50-15.40 Roeland Berendsen (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Root microbiome and plant immunity
15.40-16.10  Coffee/Tea break
16.10-17.00 Gregory Vert (I2BC, Paris-Saclay, France), Iron-deficiency responses in plants : a mix of hunger games and collateral damage

Tuesday 29 August

morning Signals from Enemies
9.00-9.50 Saskia Hogenhout (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK), How tiny bacteria hack plant development attract insect vectors
9.50-10.40 Ted Farmer (University of Lausanne, Switserland), Rapid responses to insect attack
10.40-11.10 Coffee/Tea break
11.10-12.00 Katherine Denby (University of York, UK), Elucidating and re-designing regulatory networks underlying plant defence
12.00-13.30  Lunch
afternoon Parallel Sessions (PhD student presentations selected from abstracts)
13.30-14.35 Session 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3
14.35-15.10 Drinks
15.10-16.15 Session 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3
16.15-Late Poster Session & Dinner Party in Botanical Gardens

Wednesday 30 August

morning Signals from Out of Space
9.00-9.50 Marcel Quint (University of Halle Wittenberg, Germany), Merry pathway puzzling – Genetic dissection of thermomorphogenesis signaling
9.50-10.40 Stacey Harmer (UC Davis, USA), Circadian rythms are turning heads
10.40-11.10 Coffee/Tea break
11.10-12.00 Ute Hoecker (University of Cologne, Germany), Light signal transduction: How plants see the dark

Translational Research
12.00-12.50 Peter van Esse (2 Blades Foundation, Norwich, UK), Wake up and smell the coffee – the vital need for innovative disease resistance solutions to reach the field
12.50-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.50 Dirk Inzé (VIB, Ghent, Belgium), How does abiotic stress affect plant growth?

Closing Lecture
14.50-15.40 John van der Oost (Wageningen University, Netherlands), CRISPR-Cas – from exploration to exploitation
15.40-16.20 Closing, drinks and farewell