International Symposium: Bridging Ecology & Molecular Biology

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Image Credit: Tobias Otte

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Second International CRC 973 Symposium “Bridging Ecology and Molecular Biology: Organismic Responses to Recurring Stress” to be held in Berlin (Germany) from April 09-11, 2018. This symposium is organised by the Collaborative Research Centre 973 “Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress”.

April 9 - 11, 2018

in Berlin, Germany

Lecture hall of the Botanic Garden and Museum

Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin

This symposium brings together international scientists and students of different disciplines that range from microbial and plant ecology to plant biochemistry and molecular biology of plants and microorganisms.

For registration and information please contact:  

Dr. Tobias Otte, CRC 973; E-Mail: tobias.otte@fu-berlin.de

Scientific Programme

Monday, April 9, 2018

Welcome: Session 1

Memory of Environmental Stress and Adaptation to Stress in Plants and Microbes: part A

14.00 h

A symposium introduction: Past environmental experiences shape phenotypic responses to current conditions

Monika Hilker

FU Berlin, CRC 973

14.25 h

Molecular mechanisms of two ‘memory’ phenomena: jasmonic acid priming and superinduced transcription in response to dehydration stresses

Zoya Avramova

Univ. Nebrasksa-Lincoln, USA

15.05 h

Intracellular communication of abiotic stress, memory and recovery

Barry J. Pogson, Australian Natl. Univ., Acton/Canberra, Australia

15.45 h

Coffee Break

 

16.15 h

Evolutionary ecology and genetics of adaptation to antibiotics in bacteria

Rees Kassen

Univ. Ottawa, Canada

16.55 h

Poster Spotlights

 

17.25 h

                                                               Poster Session

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Session 2

Ecological Stress Memory and the Role of Epigenetics, Transcription Factors and Autophagy

09.00 h

Heritable phenotypic changes induced by stress and developmental reprogramming in plants

Jose Guiterrez-Marcos

Univ. Warwick, UK

09.40 h

Temperature sensing in plants

Philip A. Wigge

Univ. Cambridge, UK

10.20 h

Epigenetics of cold stress memory

Daniel Schubert,

FU Berlin, CRC 973

10.50 h

Coffee Break

 

11.20 h

Role of autophagy in plant phenotypic plasticity

Yasin Dagdas

Gregor Mendel Inst., Austria

12.00 h

A novel control module for heat stress memory in plants

Salma Balazadeh

MPI Potsdam-Golm, CRC 973

12.30 h

Scientific “clips” of CRC 973 projects on session 2 topics

PhD students and postdocs

of CRC 973

13.00 h

Lunch

 

Session 3

Intracellular and Intra-Plant Stress Signalling : Ca++, ROS, Phytohormones

14.20 h

Oxidative stress signalling in plants. Towards the proteome and beyond

Frank van Breusegem

VIB-Univ. Gent, Belgium

15.00 h

Learning the languages of the chloroplast: Retrograde signalling and beyond

Barry J. Pogson, Australian Natl. Univ., Acton/Canberra, Australia

15.40 h

Function of CDPKs in systemic plant defence signalling and priming upon microbial and herbivore attack

Tina Romeis

FU Berlin, CRC 973

16.10 h

Coffee break

 

16.30 h

                                                               Poster Session

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Session 3 (continued)

Intracellular and Intra-Plant Stress Signalling : Ca++, ROS, Phytohormones

09.00 h

Ca2+,, ROS and systemic stress signaling in Arabidopsis

Simon Gilroy

Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, USA

09.40 h

The role of brassinosteroids in cold stress responses of plants

Brigitte Poppenberger

TU Munich, Germany

10.20 h

Scientific “clips” of CRC 973 projects on session 3 topics

PhD students and postdocs

of CRC 973

10.40 h

Coffee Break

 

Session 4

Plant Stress by Herbivory: Warning of Herbivory, Plant Signalling and Insect Counteradaptations

11.20 h

Herbivore-induced plant volatiles as priming cues, direct defenses and modulators of tritrophic interactions

Matthias Erb

Univ. Bern, Switzerland

12.00 h

Microbes mediate the intersection of herbivore and plant immunity

Gary Felton

PennState Univ., USA

12.40 h

Scientific “clips” of CRC 973 projects on session 4 topics

PhD students and postdocs

of CRC 973

12.55 h

Lunch

 

Session 5

Memory of Environmental Stress and Adaptation to Stress in Plants and Microbes: part B

14.00 h

 

Evolutionary ecology of microbial siderophore-mediated metal detoxification

Angus Buckling

Univ. Exeter, UK

14.40 h

Oxidative stress priming and resistance mechanisms in the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus

Haike Antelmann

FU Berlin, CRC 973

15.10 h

Primed to be strong, primed to be fast: Modelling different priming responses and their benefits

Britta Tietjen

FU Berlin, CRC 973

Closing Session

15.40 h

Networking Café (including coffee break)

 

17.15 h

Concluding remarks

Tina Romeis

FU Berlin, CRC 973