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Climate Change-Linked Stress Tolerance in Plants
Organizer(s): Julian Schroeder and Julia Bailey-Serres
Date: May 13 - 16, 2019
Location: Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover, Germany
Organized in collaboration with Volkswagen Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
Current and anticipated impacts of climate change and atmospheric gases on water availability and weather extremes affect the production of crops that provide food and fiber to meet the growing needs of humanity. Innovative research on crops, related wild species and model plant species is enabling the identification of stress signaling, metabolic and developmental strategies that limit yield loss in zones with increased climate stress and variability. The use of functional genomics to dissect abiotic stress sensing and signaling networks and the downstream adjustments in metabolism and development continue to provide solutions for crop improvement. These advances are accelerated by tools such as genome editing and use of synthetic biology to fine-tune key pathways. Moreover, advances in genomics and GWAS approaches provide powerful platforms towards identifying new genes and mechanisms for increasing plant vigor while limiting yield losses in agriculture. New advances in physiological and molecular phenotyping and recognition of synergistic multigene combinations that provide stress resiliency without limiting productivity promise to enable rapid deployment of advantageous genetic combinations. This conference will bring together experts pursuing advances on the cutting edge of climate change-linked stress tolerance in plants and provide a dynamic interactive setting to map future challenges and solutions.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: December 18 2018
Scholarship Deadline: January 15 2019
Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 15 2019
Abstract Deadline: February 13 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: March 13 2019
We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:
PlantDitech intelligent diagnostics
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:


CORTEVA AgriscienceMolecular PlantNOMAD Bioscience GmbHPlant PhysiologyThe Plant Cell
Keystone Symposia thanks the Volkswagen Foundation for hosting this conference:
in Cooperation with Volkswagen Foundation
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