Signalling in plant development

Country: Czech Republic

City: Brno

Abstr. due: 30.06.2015

Dates: 20.09.15 — 24.09.15

Area Of Sciences: Biology;

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Organizers: EMBO


The EMBO Conference “Signalling in plant development” is the 2nd conference in the recent series of EMBO Plant Molecular Biology conferences, complementing the 1st conference “The Interdisciplinary Plant Development”organized in Sep 2014 in Cambridge. The conference will take place in Brno, Czech Republic, the place where the basic rules of heredity were layed down by Johan Gregor Mendel in 1865.


The ability of developmental adaptations is a critical prerequisite for any organism to sustain the environmental changes. Plants are superb in integrating various signalling inputs allowing their adaptation not only the immediate environmental status but also to anticipate further development and modulate their developmental programs in a mid-term perspective. Detailed understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying such signal integration at the systemic level is of high general biology importance and will provide us with the possibility of effective improvement of a wide spectrum of economically important crop traits ranging from higher resistance to drought and cold until engineering plant shapes or preventing competition among individual plants in the field.    


The conference “Signalling in plant development” will focus on signalling events at different levels of organization in plant cells such as proteins, cells, tissues and interaction with environment. The focus will be on integrating various interdisciplinary methodologies in order to approach from all available angles the signalling events shaping various aspects of plant development and show them also in evolutionary context.


The conference topics will include:

  • Structural aspects of signal transduction
  • Intercellular signalling
  • External signals
  • Signalling networks
  • Post-transcriptional regulations of signalling events
  • Evolution and variations

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