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VI Annual Meeting of the Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Network

VI Annual Meeting of the Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Network

Di In Non categorizzato Il 26 Aprile 2017


Plant microbiomes: new tools for crop improvement  

Università della Tuscia, Vitorchiano (VT), June 20-23/ 2017

 Tuesday, 20th June

13.00 – 13.45  Registration of participants

13.45 – 14.00  Opening remarks

14.00-14.50       CIB Lecture (to be confirmed)

  • Session I: Symbiogenesis and holobionts

15.00-15.45 What we have learned from the human microbiome (Simone Guglielmetti, Università di Milano, I)

15.45- 16.30 Secondary metabolites involved in plant – beneficial microbe-pathogen- interactions (Francesco Vinale, CNR- Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Portici, I)

16.30- 17.15 Beneficial role of microbes in plant-insect interaction (Ana Pineda, Wageningen University, NL)

17.15-17.45 General discussion

19.30 Dinner

Wednesday, 21st June        

  • Session II: The plant microbiomes

9.00-9.45 Defining the host control of the rhizosphere bacterial microbiota (Davide Bulgarelli, University of Dundee, UK)

9.45-10.30 Plant associated microbiomes (Alessio Mengoni, Università di Firenze, I)

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.45 Plant Innate Immunity and plant microbiota (Giulia De Lorenzo, Università di Roma 1, Italy)

11.45 -12.15 General discussion

13.00 Lunch

  • Session III: Contribution of microbiomes to plant life

15-15.45 Root microbiota in plant productivity (Philip Pole University of Oxford, UK)

15.45-16.30 How can we modify the plant microbiomes? (Brigitte Mitter, Austrian Institute of Technology, A)

16.30-17.00 Coffee break

17.00- 17.45 Insects as metaorganisms (Francesco Pennacchio, Università di Napoli, I)

17.45-18-30 Bacteria feeding and protecting plants (Roberto Defez, CNR- Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse, Napoli, I)

18.30- 19.00 General discussion

19.30 Dinner    

Thursday, 22nd June           

  • Session IV: Microbiota and sustainable agriculture

9.00-9.45 Microbiome and plant breeding (Gabriele Berg, Graz University of Technology, A)

9.45-10.30 How plant domestication impact on rhizosphere microbiome (Viviane Cordovez, Netherlands Institute of Ecology)

10.30-11.00 General discussion

11.00-11.30 Coffee break 

11.30-12.15 CIB lecture:  Endogenosymbiosis and evolution of plant diversity (Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Tomsk State University, Russia to be confirmed)

  • Session V: Attendees presentations

12.15- 13.15 four presentations

13.30 Lunch

15.00 Tour and free dinner

Friday, 23rd June           

9.00-9.45 Signaling in the rhizosphere (Vittorio Venturi, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Trieste, I)

  • Session V: Attendees presentations

9.45 -11.00 five presentations

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 two presentations

12.00-12.30 General discussion

13.00 Lunch

  • Session VI: microbiota and bio-industry

14.30-15.15 Exploitation of environmental microbial biodiversity for industrial utilization (Marina Basaglia, Università di Padova, I)

15.15 – 16.00 Microbial biodiversity for agricultural and environmental sustainability (Valeria Ventorino, Università di Napoli, I)

16.00-16.30 General discussion

16.30- 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 -19.00 Test for attendees and course evaluation

19.30 Dinner



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