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Program

Session themes and downloadable program PDF.

In addition to two Keynote Lectures, TNAM 2019 features a broad scientific program highlighting frontier plant research on

  • Chromatin Biology
  • Development
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • From Arabidopsis to Crops
  • Membrane Biology and Trafficking
  • Metabolism
  • RNA-Based Epigenetics
  • Stress Responses
  • Technology Development

wednesday, april 10th, 2019

08:30 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:15

10:15 – 11:00

Registration and poster set up

Welcome

Keynote
Tetsuya Higashiyama (Institute for Transformative Biomolecules, Nagoya University, Japan)

Session 1

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:30

12:30 – 12:45

12:45 – 13:00

13:00 – 15:00

Development

Jan Lohmann (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Joop Vermeer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Eva Benkova (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)

From abstracts

From abstracts

Lunch and Poster Session

Session 2

15:00 – 15:30

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 16:45

16:45 – 17:15

Membrane Biology and Trafficking

Erika Isono (University of Konstanz, Germany)

Markus Geisler (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

Ekkehard Neuhaus (University Kaiserslautern, Germany)

From abstracts

Coffee break

Session 3

17:15 – 17:45

17:45 – 18:15

18:15 – 18:45

18:45 – 19:00

19:30

Metabolism

Teresa Fitzpatrick (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

John Lunn (Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany)

Oliver Ebenhöh (University of Düsseldorf, Germany)

From abstracts

Conference Reception

Thursday, april 11, 2019

08:30 – 09:15

Keynote
Wolf Frommer (University of Düsseldorf. Germany)

Session 4

09:15 – 09:45

09:45 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:00

Technology Development

Holger Puchta (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Yariv Brotman (Max-Planck-Institute Golm, Germany)

From abstracts

Coffee break

Session 5

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:30

12:30 – 12:45

12:45 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:00

Evolutionary Biology

Angela Hancock (MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Germany)

Magnus Nordborg (Gregor-Mendel-Institute, Austria)

Steven Wright (University of Toronto, Canada)

From abstracts

From abstracts

Lunch

Session 6

14:00 – 14:30

14:30 – 15:00

15:00 – 15:15

From Arabidopsis to Crops

Sebastian Soyk (currently Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

Michael Raissig (currently Stanford University)

From abstracts

Session 7

15:15 – 15:45

15:45 – 16:15

16:15 – 16:30

16:30 – 18:30

19:00

RNA-Based Epigenetics

Pauline Jullien (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Hervé Vaucheret (Institute Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA, France)

From abstracts

Coffee break and Poster Session

Conference Dinner

Friday, April 12, 2019

Session 8

08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 09:30

09:30 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:15

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

Stress Responses

Erwin Grill (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Claudia Jonak (Austrian Institute of Technology)

Julia Santiago (University of Lausanne)

From abstracts

From abstracts

Poster Session & coffee

Removal of poster

Lunch

Session 9

13:00 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 14:30

14:30 – 14:45

14:45 – 15:00

15:00 – 15:15

Chromatin Biology

Michael Borg (Gregor-Mendel-Institute, Austria)

Chang Liu (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Sylvain Bischof (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

From abstracts

From abstracts

Farewell remarks

Keynote Speakers

Tetsuya Higashiyama

Tetsuya Higashiyama is a leading plant biologist and expert on plant reproduction. He visualized pollen tube guidance, double fertilization, and early embryogenesis in living plant material. Based on new systems and technologies, his group discovered key molecules for plant reproduction especially for. The LURE attractant peptides and their receptor PRK6 are important for pollen tube guidance, and the AMOR arabinogalactan sugar chain for pollen tube competency. Tetsuya started his research at the University of Tokyo and later moved to Nagoya University. He and his colleagues launched the innovative and internationally leading Institute of Transformative Biomolecules, one of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) institutes in which synthetic chemists, biologists and computer scientists are mixed and working closely to discover novel molecules and their functions. He is currently Vice Director of ITbM and the Past President of the International Association of Plant Reproduction Research.

Wolf Frommer

Wolf B. Frommer is a leading plant biologist and expert on plant nutrient uptake, transport and metabolism. He investigates different transport mechanisms, and in particular SWEET proteins involved in sugar transport through membranes. His research is relevant not only to crop improvement, but medical applications such as understanding metabolism in cancer cells. Wolf was born in Germany where he built his career at the Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Golm and the University of Tübingen. He spent a large part of his career at the Carnegie Institution of Science Plant Biology Department at Stanford where he was Director of the Institute and Full Professor at Stanford University, before he moved to the University of Düsseldorf in Germany as a Humboldt Professor. He is also a Visiting Professor and group leader at the WPI Institute of Transformative Biomolecules in Nagoya. He is associated with CEPLAS Cluster of Excellence, the German Excellence Cluster in Plant Science.

Venue

eth center

How to get to the ETH Center.

Audimax

All talks will be in the ETH main building Audimax conference room (HG F 30).​

E-Floor Main Hall

Poster areas will be on display in the ETH main building in the hall on the E-floor and the galleries on the F-floor.​

F-Floor Galleries

Coffee breaks and lunches will be served in two locations on the F-floor.​

Events

Reception (information to follow)

Conference dinner (information to follow)