MPIPZ/ LUMS-Pakistan Plant Science Symposium

06. – 07. October 2021

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06 October 2021

09:00 h – 09:30 h                            Opening Statements

09:00 h Muhammad Tariq               Plant Science at LUMS Pakistan

09:15 h Raphael Mercier                  Plant Science at MPIPZ


09:30 h – 10:30 h                             Chromosome Biology and Epigenetics                    Chair: Muhammad Tariq

09:30 h Raphael Mercier                  The regulation of meiotic recombination

09:50 h Zaigham Shazad                  Epimutations: novel drivers of phenotypic evolution

10:10 h Franziska Turck                    How information hidden in chromatin structure helps to understand flowering time regulation


10:30 – 10:50 hrs Break


10:50 hrs to 12:10 hrs                     Plant Breeding and Crop Improvement                  Chair: Angela Hancock

10:50 h Sultan Habib                         Plant Science Research at CAS, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

11:10 h Charlie Underwood             Into the wild: decoding and harnessing natural variation in plant breeding

11:30 h Faiz Ahmad                           Efficient in vitro regeneration improves recovery of spectinomycin resistant transplastomic shoots in potato

11:50 h Iván Acosta                           Auxin signaling during barley pollen maturation


End of first meeting day


07 October 2021

09:00 h – 10:20 h                              Evolution and Abiotic Stress response                     Chair: Charlie Underwood

09:00 h Khurram Bashir/                   Development of technologies for abiotic stress tolerance in plants/
Muhammad Tariq                              Agronomic interventions for sustainable Agriculture             

09:20 h Angela Hancock                    An island model for adaptation: Cape Verde Arabidopsis

09:40 h Zulfiqar Ali                             Climate SMART Agriculture at MNSUAM

10:00 h Angela Hay                            Exploding seed pods crave copper


10:20 – 10:40 h  Break


10:40 – 12:30 hrs                             Plant-Microbe Interactions, Nutrition and Biotic Stress     Chair: Khurram Bashir

10:40 h Moddassir Ahmed                Flag leaf metabolome of transgenic wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in response to different N fertilizer regimes

11:00 h Tonni Grube Andersen         Passage cells and the outer xylem pole: an overlooked highway for root communication?

11:20 h Aysha Kiran                           Genetic variation in grain zinc and iron content with reference to root system architecture of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

11:40 h Abdul Qayyum Rao              Transgenic/Genome Editing approaches for important Crop

12:00 h Paul Schulze-Lefert               Iron Nutrition Mediated by the Plant Microbiota


12:20 h Paul Schulze-Lefert               Closing remarks


End of conference


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