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

Pleiotropic Effects of Flowering Time Genes and Impact on Adaptation and Speciation


January 21-23, 2013, Cologne, Germany


Session titles

SESSION 1: Comparative studies of flowering time genes across species,
Chair: Maria Albani (MPIPZ, Cologne)
SESSION 2: Flowering time genes and their role in crop evolution,
Chair: Maria von Korff (MPIPZ, Cologne)
SESSION 3: Pleiotropic effects of Arabidopsis flowering pathways/genes,
Chair: Christian Jung (CAU Kiel)
Flowering Time Genes and adaptation to different environments
Chair: Dorothee Staiger (Bielefeld University)

Keynote lectures

Timo Hytonen Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland:
Regulation of flowering in Rosaceae -same genes in different context
James Cockram
National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Evolution and domestication of barley flowering time genes
Robbie Waugh James Hutton Institute, Dundee, United Kingdom: Title tba
Maarten Koornneef
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research,
Cologne, Germany
Arabidopsis natural variation: Epistasis of Flowering Time alleles reveals a new function for an old gene
Cynthia Weinig Department of Botany, University of Wyoming Characterizing the circadian clock in seasonal settings.


Meeting Venue

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Carl von Linné Weg 10, 50829 Köln, Germany

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