Plenary Session

Plenary Sessions on Monday 12 April 2021

Opening and Instruction

13.10 – 13.25
Wouter Kohlen – Molecular Biology, Wageningen University and Research, ‘Understanding the hormonal regulation of mitotic re‐activation of differentiated plant cells

13.25 – 13.40
Kaisa Kajala– Plant Ecophysiology, Utrecht University,‘Evolution of exodermis – a dynamic barrier root cell type  protecting plants in fluctuating environments

13.40 – 13.55
Victoria Mironova – Plant Systems Physiology, Radboud University
‘Inference of auxin response regulatory code using omics data

13.55 – 14.10
Wilma van Esse – Molecular Biology, Wageningen University and Research
Cereal development: molecular networks, transcription factors, and more’

14.30 – 14.45
Elwira Smakowska Biochemistry, Wageningen University and Research, ‘How do plants sense stress? The role of Cysteine-Rich Receptors in extracellular ROS perception’

14.45 – 15.00
Jose Lozano – Nematology, Wageningen University and Research,
Proline-rich extension-like receptor kinases mediate damage-triggered immune responses to nematode infections’

15.00 – 15.15
Salma Balazadeh –  Institute of Biology, Leiden University,
Balancing growth and abiotic stress tolerance in plants – genomic and biotechnological approaches’

19.30 – 20.00             
Keynote 1: Christine Faulkner – John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Cell-to-cell communication in immunity and infection’

20.00 – 20.15
Leónie Bentsink – Plant Physiology, Wageningen University and Research, Seeds: A Unique System to Study Translational Regulation’

20.15 – 20.30             
Winner Hugo de Vries prize

Kay Moisan
Odours from friends and foes: Ecological consequences of volatiles from soil-borne fungi on plant growth and defence against herbivores’

Sjon Hartmann
The early flooding signal ethylene acclimates plants to survive low-oxygen stress’

Plenary Sessions on Tuesday 13 April 2021


13.00 – 13.30
Keynote 2: Jane Langdale – Plant Science, University of Oxford,
‘Plant science research – does or should society care?’

13.30 – 13.45
Emilie Wientjes – Biophysics, Wageningen University and Research, ‘Distributing excitation energy between Photosystem I and Photosystem II in plants’

13.45 – 14.00
Marnix Medema – Bioinformatics, Wageningen University and Research, ‘Interpreting the chemical language of the plant microbiome’

17.10 – 17.40  
Keynote 3: Detlef Weigel – MPI, Tübingen, Germany
Epistasis — the spice of life (and evolution): Lessons from the study of the plant immune system