Plant Genome Evolution 2017 – 1–3 October 2017

A Current Opinion in Plant Biology Conference, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

A programme focused on plant genomes of green algae, lower and higher plants, natural variation, domestication, epigenetics, polyploidy, and systems biology, of course all with a strong emphasis on evolution and evolutionary aspects. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the below conference topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

Topics:

  • Genome evolution of green algae, mosses, and ferns
  • Genome evolution of gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • Gene and genome duplication
  • Genomic views on hybridization, heterosis, domestication, and speciation
  • Genomic variation and population genomics
  • Bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology

Plenary Speaker: Edward S. Buckler, USDA–ARS at Cornell University, USA

Keynote Speakers:

  • Katrina M. Dlugosch, The University of Arizona, USA
  • Patrick Edger, Michigan State University, USA
  • Toni Gabaldon Estevan, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
  • Claudia Köhler, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Ute Kraemer, RUHR University Bochum, Germany
  • Terezie Mandakova, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Blake Meyers, University of Missouri, USA
  • Eshchar Mizrachi, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Leonie C. Moyle, Indiana University, USA
  • Stefan A. Rensing, University of Marburg, Germany
  • Bob Schmitz, University of Georgia, USA
  • James Schnable, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA
  • Pamela S. Soltis, Florida Museum of Natural History, USA

Conference Chairs:

  • Yves Van de Peer, Ghent University, Belgium
  • J. Chris Pires, University of Missouri, USA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 April 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 30 June 2017

For further information on the conference and to sign up for email updates, visit:
www.plantgenomeevolution.com