The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)

Plantae presents – Virtual Plant Science Seminars

Plantae presents – Virtual Plant Science Seminars2020-06-05T10:32:40+01:00

Virtual Plant Science Seminars

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many seminar series and conferences have been cancelled or postponed. In response to this, and to make sure plant scientists can continue to communicate their latest work to their peers, The American Society of Plant Biologists launched a virtual seminar series via the online community Plantae. Each seminar in this new series features two speakers and you can either register to watch the livestream or watch the recorded session afterwards.

10 June 2020

Caroline Dean – John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK
Vernalization: non-coding transcription and epigenetic switching at FLC
Jorge J. Casal – IFEVA Institute & Leloir Institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Shade-avoidance signalling warms up

17 June 2020

Claudia Vickers – Australian National University, Australia
Synthetic biology tools to engineer the production of plant natural products in microbial systems
Sue Rhee – Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
Challenges and opportunities in studying genes of unknown function

24 June 2020

Jiří Friml – Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
Hormonal regulation of self-organizing and adaptive plant development
Nicola Patron – Earlham Institute in Norwich, UK
Title t.b.a.


Please check the full list of upcoming webinars here or watch the recorded seminars mentioned below:

Ottoline Leyser – Sainsbury Lab, University of Cambridge, UK
A long distance talk about long distance signalling
Sarah Robinson
– Sainsbury lab, University of Cambridge, UK
The mechanics of size

Dominique Bergmann – Stanford University, USA
Adjusting to a changing world: stomata edition
Matthew Gilliham – Waite Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia
GABA signalling in guard cells acts as a ‘stress memory’ to optimize plant water loss

Detlef Weigel – Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Epistasis, the spice of life (and evolution) – Lessons from the plant immune system
Remco Stam – Technical University Munich, Germany
The diversity and molecular evolution of plant defence against pathogens in nature

Niko Geldner – University of Lausanne, Switzerland
SCHENGEN pathway signaling: Developmental quality control in plants
Sarah Blizard – University of Delaware, USA
Investigating the role of hormones in maize brace root development

Doris Wagner – University of Pennsylvania, USA
The switch to flower formation – an environmentally tuned developmental delay
Matthew Lewsey – Centre for AgriBioscience, La Trobe University, Australia
Analysing the jasmonate response network from transcription factor activity to phenotypic outputs

Elizabeth Haswell – Washington University, Saint Louis, USA
Mechanosensitive ion channels in the green lineage
Naomi Nakayama – Imperial College, London, UK
Forms and functions of the dandelion diaspore: how to fly and tune the flight

Xuewei Chen – Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Exploration and utilization of rice resources with broad-spectrum resistance against blast disease
Katie Murphy – University of California, Davis, USA
Terpenoids in maize: from biosynthesis to bioactivity

Dolf Weijers – Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Cell polarity across multicellular kingdoms
(presentation that would have been given at the annual meeting Experimental Plant Sciences in Lunteren)
Dana MacGregor – Rothamsted Research, UK
Bringing agricultural weeds into the molecular lab

Graham Farquhar – Australian National University, Australia
Title t.b.a.
Ksenia Krasileva – University of California, Berkely, USA
Natural diversity in plant NLR immune receptors