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XXVIIIth Cologne Minisymposium on Plant Biology
Thursday – February 29, 2024


Morning session

9.00 - 9.05 Welcome
9.05 – 9.45 Sabine Zachgo, Osnabrück University, Germany How stressful was plant terrestrialization? Contribution of transcription factors and redox processes to land plant adaptation
9.45 – 10.25 Nicholas Irwin, Oxford University, UK Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of cellular complexity

10.25 – 10.40     Coffee Break

10.40 – 11.20 Maud Tenaillon, INRAE, France The study of wild and domestic forms provides a dual perspective on the evolution of divergence with gene flow
11.20 – 12.00 Suayb Üstün, Bochum University, Germany ER-anchored protein sorting controls the fate of two proteasome activators for intracellular organelle communication during proteotoxic stress
12.00 – 12.40 Karina van der Linden, Regensburg University, Germany A hot mess!? Climate change, Ustilago maydis, and maize development

12.40 – 14.00      Poster Session 1: Even Numbers

Afternoon session

14.00 – 14.40 Ivo Feussner, Göttingen University, Germany What the genome does not tell - Searching for steps in sphingolipid biosynthesis across over 500 million years of plant evolution
14.40 – 15.20 Christine Faulkner, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Communication in times of stress: how plant cells signal to their neighbours in an emergency

15.20 – 15.50    Coffee Break

15.50 – 16.30 Nico Dissmeyer, Osnabrück University, Germany Conditional protein function via N-degron pathway mediated proteostasis
16.30 – 17.10 Christiane Werner, Uni Freiburg, Germany Tracing spatio-temporal dynamics of ecosystem processes from sub-molecular to ecosystem scales by stable isotopes and smart autonomous sensor networks
17.10 Closing Remarks

17.15 – 18.30  Poster Session 2: Odd Numbers

19.00              Dinner in “Hellers Brauhaus
Guests are welcome!

Venue: Lecture hall 0.024 Biocenter, University of Cologne, Zülpicher Strße 47 B,  50674 Cologne