SPP 1530: Flowering Time Control - from Natural Variation to Crop Improvement

III. International SPP1530 Symposium: Genetic Variation of Flowering Time Genes and Applications for Crop Improvement: March 14-16, 2018

The timing of flowering relies on a complex network of genetic and regulatory pathways and the integration of a variety of environmental cues. In the past years we have gained increasing knowledge of flowering time regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana and numerous crop species. Flowering time regulators are important for crop plant domestication and adaptation to different environments. Their pleiotropic effects can impact important traits such as yield and stress tolerance. Moreover, the phenological development of a plant can be drastically altered by mutation and genetic modification of major flowering time regulators. We welcome contributions for oral presentations and posters from model species and any kind of cultivated plants, including annual and biennial species used in agriculture and horticulture, fruit trees and forest trees.

Conference Venue: Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel, Fraunhoferstraße 13, 24118 Kiel, Germany

Keynote Speakers:

Rishikesh P. Bhalerao, Sweden

Seth Davis, UK

Andrea Eveland, USA

Zachary Lippmann, USA

Takeshi Izawa, Japan

Elliot Meyerowitz, USA

Ben Trevaskis, Australia



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Abstract submission:

Please apply for a poster presentations by abstract submission. The scientific committee will review all abstracts and a limited number will be selected for oral presentations. Oral and poster presentations will be selected by the end of February 2018. Please adhere to a limit of 1,200 characters for an abstract without names of the authors and abstract title. Presenting authors will be informed by email whether the abstract was accepted and if yes, what session it was assigned to. Presentations on site should be held in English.


Conference Fee:

The amount of conference fee will be available by the end of September. The fee includes admission to all sessions, all meals, refreshments and a post congress tour as indicated in the program.


Scientific organizing commitee: Christian Jung, Kiel (c. jung@plantbreeding.uni-kiel.de), Dorothee Staiger (Bielefeld), Klaus Pillen (Halle), Ivo Grosse (Halle), Maria von Korff (Cologne), Nadine Höft, Kiel (n.hoeft@plantbreeding.uni-kiel.de), Antje Jakobeit, Kiel

Contact: Nadine Höft (n.hoeft@plantbreeding.uni-kiel.de)

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