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

Call for Abstracts


Call for Abstracts


SPP1530 Workshop on: Floral Transition in Arabidopsis

- Tübingen, September 16-18, 2013 -


The induction of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of plants. When timed correctly, it helps ensure reproductive success, and therefore has adaptive value. Because of its importance, flowering is under the control of a complex genetic circuitry that integrates environmental and endogenous signals.

Work conducted in Arabidopsis thaliana has been at the forefront of this exiting field of plant biology. We aim to bring together researchers focusing on this interesting topic to promote scientific exchange on the study of flowering time. The conference will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen from September 16-18, 2013.

We invite abstracts for oral presentations and posters. Session themes will cover the control of flowering time by environmental and endogenous cues, the integration of flowering time signals, and the contribution of natural variation of flowering time control to adaptation and speciation. Additionally, contributions on the role of flowering time genes in species other than Arabidopsis thaliana will also be highly welcomed.




Max Planck House, Spemannstr. 36, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany





Session 1:      Environmental Control of Flowering

Session 2:      Control of flowering by Endogenous Cues

Session 3:      Signal Integration

Session 4:      Natural Variation and Adaptation



Keynote Speakers


Philip Wigge Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK (Session 1)
George Coupland Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany (Session 2)
Hao Yu
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Session 3)
Detlef Weigel Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany (Session 4)



Key Dates


Submission of abstracts:      July 21, 2013

Notification of acceptance:    July 29, 2013

Registration deadline:           August 4, 2013

Meeting:                                   September 16-18, 2013


Program Committee


Markus Schmid, Tübingen

Rebecca Schwab, Tübingen

Michael Christie, Tübingen

Detlef Weigel, Tübingen

Martina Blümel, Kiel

Christian Jung, Kiel





Martina Bluemel

Christian Albrechts University Kiel

Plant Breeding Institute

Am Botanischen Garten 1-9

24118 Kiel, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)431 880 2135

Fax: +49 (0)431 880 2566


Further Information: http://www.flowercrop.uni-kiel.de/en/scientific-workshops/arabidopsis-ws

Registration:                  http://www.flowercrop.uni-kiel.de/en/scientific-workshops/arabidopsis-ws/registration

Abstract Submission:  http://www.flowercrop.uni-kiel.de/en/scientific-workshops/arabidopsis-ws/abstract-submission


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