Environment workshops 2014: "Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and environment: a new vision for 2020"
Abstr. due: 25.09.2014
Dates: 15.10.14 — 17.10.14
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Universidad International de Andalucia
Plants are continuously exposed to changing environmental conditions and have to develop mechanisms to cope with external threats and challenges. The actions of humans and climate change have exacerbated the threats posed by changing weather patterns and pollution. Many situations such as drought, salinity, high and low temperatures, heavy metals, insect and pathogen attack are stressful to plants, limiting vigour and crop yield. All biotic and abiotic stress conditions lead to changes in cellular redox homeostasis caused by altered ROS and NO production and metabolism. The accumulation of ROS and/or NO at a particular place or time which is critical to the specificity of the plant response to a given stimulus, is regulated by a subtle balance between production and scavenging/processing. The last five years have seen some clarification in our knowledge of the extensive subtle cross-talk between ROS, NO, cellular redox changes, Ca +2 signalling and hormone-mediated pathways. However, a much deeper understanding of these relationships is needed in order to decipher the complex network governing cellular responses of plant growth and development to the environment. The integration of interdisciplinary omic-approaches, together with bioinformatics, modelling, whole plant physiology, biochemistry and cell biology are required to meet this challenge and unravel the complexities of interpretation of in vitro and in vivo information. This workshop will facilitate this integration by combining disciplines and different approaches, including biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology, together with specialists in NO, ROS and redox homeostasis.Information source:https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ofr_ippras/9i2RBII7IC8