Scientific Program

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Klaus Ammann

University of Bern, Switzerland

Title:The toxic public debate about biotechnology

Keynote Lecture

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Irina Guschina

Cardiff University, UK

Title:Lipids in plant biology: how can we understand their role better?

Keynote Lecture

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Adela M. Sánchez-Moreiras

University of Vigo, Spain

Title:Plant secondary metabolites as bioherbicides in the near-future of agriculture

Keynote Lecture

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Véronique Brunaud

INRA - Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay (IPS2), France

Title:PLMdetect: a bioinformatic approach to Identify cis-regulatory motifs in promoters of Plant genomes.

Oral Presentation

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Hrvoje Fulgosi

Institute Ruđer Bošković, Croatia

Title:Challenging crossroad in vascular plant photosynthesis

Oral Presentation

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Mikihisa Umehara

Toyo University, Japan

Title:Phenotypic analysis of strigolactone-deficient mutants in rice and tomato

Oral Presentation

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Claude Plassard

University Montpelleir, France

Title:Phosphate unloading in ectomycorrhizas through fungal P transporters: what are the good candidates?

Oral Presentation

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Shmuel Wolf

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Title:The phloem as a vascular integrator of whole-plant growth and development

Oral Presentation

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Michael Handford

Universidad de Chile, Chile

Title: Multiple lipoyl synthases are capable of increasing lipoylation levels in vivo in Solanum lycopersicum (tomato)

Oral Presentation

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Shahryar Eghtesadi

Azad University, Iran

Title:Study of the iron chelating effect of green tea in smear positive tb patients using sputum smear, serum malondialdehyde and blood iron indices

Keynote Lecture

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Yan Liang

Northwest A&F University, China

Title:Overexpression of a mitogen-activated protein kinase SlMAPK3 positively regulates tomato tolerance to cadmium and drought stress

Oral Presentation

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Carlos Rodriguez Lopez

University of Kentucky, USA

Title: Bugs, Epialleles and Ancient Vines: A multi-omic view on wine quality

Oral Presentation

Yong Wang

Yong Wang

Shandong Agricultural University, China

Title:The Mechanism of Long Non-coding RNA T5120 Regulating NO3- Signalling in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Oral Presentation

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Federico Martinelli

Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Title:Meta-analysis of RNA-seq data to gain insight into crop responses to environmental stresses

Oral Presentation

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Claudia Stange

Universidad de Chile, Chile

Title:Growing in the dark: synthesis of carotenoids in the carrot storage root

Oral Presentation

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Lea Vojta

Institute Ruđer Bošković, Croatia

Title:Membrane topology and dual localization of a protein switch directing photosynthetic electrons

Oral Presentation

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Juliana Morini Küpper Cardoso Perseguini

Federal University of Technology- UTFPR, Brazil

Title:Genome wide selection (GWAs) in plant genetic improvement: a common bean case

Oral Presentation

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Lucija Markulin

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Title:A novel role of Arabidopsis BPM1 protein in RNA-directed DNA methylation

Oral Presentation

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Zsófia Bánfalvi

NARIC Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Hungary

Title:Studying leaf-derived signalling on tuberisation and tuber metabolome by grafting experiments in potato

Keynote Lecture

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Claude Plassard

University Montpelleir, France

Title:Phosphate transport in mycorrhizas through fungal P transporters: how far are we?

Keynote Lecture

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Gil Hong Park

Korea University, South Korea

Title: Benzylideneacetone derivatives ameliorate ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis in ddY mice based on the capacitiy to inhibit osteoclastogenesis supported by potential to activate osteoblastogenesis independently

Oral Presentation

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Boon Leong LIM

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title:ATP translocation and chloroplast biology

Oral Presentation

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Erly Marwani

Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

Title:Effects of microplastic on algal lipids: a new biochemical front in pollution research?"

Oral Presentation

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Irina Guschina

Cardiff University, UK

Title: Effects of microplastic on algal lipids: a new biochemical front in pollution research?

Oral Presentation

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Liang Chen

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Title:Molecular Breeding in Tea Plant: Challenges and Opportunities

Keynote Lecture

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Kin-Ying To

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Title:Construction and Evaluation of Chloroplast Expression Vectors in Higher Plants

Oral Presentation

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Papa Saliou SARR

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Japan

Title: The release of sorgoleone during sorghum growth shapes the structure of nitrifying microbes and plays a major role in soil nitrification inhibition by controlling the ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA)

Oral Presentation

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Ellen Noly Barrocas

Indigo Agriculture, Brazil

Title:How harnessing nature to feed the planet using microbe technology

Oral Presentation

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Ashwani Kumar,

University of Rajasthan, India

Title:Role of enzymes in salinity resistance of maize: A review

Oral Presentation

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Valentina Savo

University of Roma Tre, Italy

Title:Bioactive Compounds In Wild Food Plants In Italy

Oral Presentation

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Astha Gupta

University of Delhi, India

Title:Mapping QTLs for 15 morpho-metric traits in Arabidopsis thaliana using Col-0 × Don-0 population

Oral Presentation

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Jingbo Jia

Shandong Agricultural University, China

Title:The Mechanism of Long Non-coding RNA T5120 Regulating NO3- Signalling in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Oral Presentation

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Dalya Gereige

Lebanese University, Lebanon

Title: Determination and Characterization of Tobacco Mosaic Virus in Tobacco Fields in North Lebanon

Oral Presentation

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Nita Lakra

CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India

Title:Insight in to salinity-tolerance mechanism of contrasting rice genotypes using functional genomics approach

Oral Presentation

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Amit Kotia

University of Rajasthan, India

Title: Study of phenological changes in responses to climatic variations among some threatened and endemic plants of Indian Thar Desert, Rajasthan (India)

Oral Presentation

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Catarina Campos

ICAAM/Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Title:Transcriptome changes induced by soil disturbance and preceding plant species in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) roots"

Oral Presentation

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Jingbo Jia

Shandong Agricultural University, China

Title:The Mechanism of Long Non-coding RNA T5120 Regulating NO3- Signalling in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Poster Presentation

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Lebedeva Marina

All-Russia Research Institute of Agriculture Biotechnology, Russia

Title: Impact of the single amino acid polymorphism in PVY Vpg on its interaction with potato 4E translation initiation factors

Poster Presentation

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Razina Oksana

Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Russia

Title:Impact of the single amino acid polymorphism in PVY Vpg on its interaction with potato 4E translation initiation factors

Poster Presentation

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Anastasia Batyreva

Skolkovo University of Science and Technology, Russian Federation

Title:Identification of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum annuum) elF4E isoforms participating in PYV translation

Poster Presentation

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Luciano Henrique Braz dos Santos

University of Campinas / The Roslin Institute, Brazil

Title:Imputation Methods for Outbred Full-sib Families in Trees

Poster Presentation

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Reza Ramdan Rivai

Kyoto University, Japan

Title:Search for nitrogen status biomarkers in Sorghum bicolor

Poster Presentation

Sulfur Deficiency Stress In Arabidopsis And Selective Ubiquitination-Based Protein Degradation.

Anna Wawrzyńska

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Title:Sulfur Deficiency Stress In Arabidopsis And Selective Ubiquitination-Based Protein Degradation.

Poster Presentation

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Daniel Gonzalez-Ibeas

Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA) , Spain

Title:Analysis of the evolution and domestication of the gene space in citrus

Poster Presentation

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Eleni Kakouri

Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Title:Effect of Crocins from Crocus sativus L on blood glucose levels using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as an animal model

Poster Presentation

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Raul Antonio Sperotto

University of Taquari Valley - Univates, Brazil

Title:Push it to the limit: identification of novel amino acid positions on the acetolactate synthase enzyme that could be used to generate rice plants highly tolerant to imidazolinones

Poster Presentation

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Joanne Bentley

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Title:Long-term acclimation of a “resurrection plant” from two distinct climates indicates plasticity in the metabolome

Poster Presentation

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Luis Flavio Mendes Saraiva 1

State of Ceará University, Brazil

Title:Molecular analysis of alternative oxidase and ascorbic acid biosynthesis in two acerola clones (Malpighia emarginata DC)

Poster Presentation

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Luis Flavio Mendes Saraiva 2

State of Ceará University, Brazil

Title:Effects of salt stress on lipid metabolism of leaf membranes of two dwarf cashew

Poster Presentation

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Luis Flavio Mendes Saraiva 3

State of Ceará University, Brazil

Title:Activity of sod, cat and apx enzymes and membrane lipid metabolism in two bean cultivars (Vigna unguiculata l. Walp) crops under saline stress conditions

Poster Presentation

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Luis Flavio Mendes Saraiva 4

State of Ceará University, Brazil

Title:Metabolism of lipid and fatty acid composition of leaves of precocious cashew-dwarf (Anacardium occidentale L.) under water deficit

Poster Presentation

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Enneb Sameh

Arid Regions Institute, Tunisia

Title:Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Local Cultivars of Cucurbit under Salt Stress

Poster Presentation

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Xuewu Zhang

South China University of Technology, China

Title:Anti-diabetic potential of 4 kinds of dark tea (Camellia sinensis L.) protein hydrolysates ample

Poster Presentation

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Hélia Cardoso

ICAAM/IIFA/Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Title:Genomic diversity of PIN Auxin Efflux Facilitators gene family in Olea europaea L. – a comparison between a cultivated genotype (var. europaea cv. ‘Farga’) and its wild relative (var. sylvestris)

Poster Presentation

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Hélia Cardoso

ICAAM/IIFA/Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Title:Preparing a protocol to assist a multi-omics approach focused on the molecular mechanisms underlying adventitious rooting in Olea europaea L.

Poster Presentation

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Burcu Arıkan

Istanbul University, Turkey

Title:miRNA Expression Analysis Under Salt Stress in H2274 Solanum lycopersicum

Poster Presentation

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Saranyapin Potikanond

Chaing Mai University, Thailand

Title:The Salacia chinensis L. Exhibits Antifibrotic Properties in Hepatic Stellate Cell

Oral Presentation

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Xin-Gen Zhou

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA

Title:Sustainable Strategies for Management of Diseases in Organic Rice in the United States

Oral Presentation

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Jean-Marie Sobze

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

Title:Use of Magnetic Field to Improve Native boreal Seed Germination and Seedling Growth

Oral Presentation

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Ashwani Kumar

University of Rajasthan, India

Title:In vitro studies on callus induction of eclipta alba (l.) Hassk : an important plant of traditional medicine

Oral Presentation

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Jose Aznar Moreno

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Title:CRISPR-Cas9 in the synthetic biology era for the emerging oilseed Camelina sativa

Oral Presentation

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María de la Paz Rico Fernández

CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico

Title:Powdery mildew region classification in early stages through Convolutional Neural Networks

Oral Presentation

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Honghong Wu

Huazhong Agriculture University, China

Title:Plant nanobiotechnology: from improving plant stress tolerance to creating smart plant sensor

Oral Presentation

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Upendra Kumar

CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India

Title:Biofortification of wheat for iron and zinc through molecular and cytogenetics assisted approaches

Oral Presentation

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Hélia Cardoso

ICAAM/IIFA/Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Title:Transcriptome profiling of indole-3-butyric acid-induced adventitious root formation in Olea europaea L. – a focus in the induction phase

Oral Presentation

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Ashish Srivastava

Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India

Title:CRISPR/Cas9 Off-targets: A Daunting Challenge to Pr

Oral Presentation

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Edokpolor Osazee Ohanmu

Edo University Iyahmo, Nigeria

Title:The role of Cadmium, an abiotic Stressor on Nitrogen Distribution and Antioxidant response of Vigna Unguiculata L. (Cowpea) Genotypes

Oral Presentation