4th PLANT PROTEASE AND PCD SYMPOSIUM

A VIB Science Event
11-13 September 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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Friday, 31 August, 2018
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4th PLANT PROTEASE AND PCD SYMPOSIUM
A VIB Science Event

After three successful conferences on Plant Proteases and Programmed Cell Death organized in Hemavan, Sweden (2011); Barcelona, Spain (2013); and Oxford, UK (2016), it is our pleasure to host the fourth meeting in the beautiful medieval town of Ghent, Belgium.

The roles of proteases in cell death, immunity, and developmental processes in plants have received increasing attention over the past years. On the one hand, proteases exert a key regulatory level of posttranslational modification on their substrates. On the other hand, proteolytic cascades are involved in household functions, as well as responsible for point-of-no-return decisions during developmentally or environmentally controlled programmed cell death. Despite their importance, however, we still know little about the functions and mode-of-actions of individual plant proteases. Over the past years, several research groups have tackled the functional characterization of plant proteases from different angles. Some laboratories are advancing technology development, others focus on biological processes that depend on protease activities, while again others elucidate the biochemistry of specific protease families.

The aim of our meeting is to bring researchers of these different research directions together to discuss the latest developments and concepts in the field of plant proteases and programmed cell death. 

 

 

Confirmed speakers

Ulrich Auf dem Keller

Technical University of Denmark, DK

Catherine De Vitry

CNRS / Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, FR

Hans Brandstetter

Salzburg University, AT

Gwyneth Ingram

ENS Lyon, FR

Renier van der Hoorn

Oxford University, UK

Celine Masclaux-Daubresse

INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, FR

Lynn Megeney

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, CA

Salma Balazadeh

MPI Golm, DE

Michael Ehrmann

University Duisburg-Essen, DE

Dabing Zhang

University of Adelaide, AU

Peter Vandenabeele

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, BE

Michael Holdsworth

Nottingham University, UK

Michael Wrzaczek

University of Helsinki, FI

Isaura Simões

University of Coimbra, PT
Submit an abstract
Plant Protease and PCD Symposium

Extended abstract submission deadline! Submit your abstract and grab the chance to win a poster prize offered by Plants - MDPI!

Abstract submission closing date
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
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Day 1 - 11 September 2018

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018
15:00 - 18:00
Registration
18:00 - 18:05
Welcome
18:05 - 19:00
Keynote speaker
Peter Vandenabeele
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, BE
Keynote speaker
19:00 - 21:00
Reception

Organizing Committee:

Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Frank Van Breusegem, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Simon Stael, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Klaas van Wijk, Cornell University, US
Nuria S. Coll, CRAG, Barcelona, ES
Bruno Cammue, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, KU Leuven, BE
Christiane Funk, Umeå University, SE
Andreas Schaller, Hohenheim University, DE

Day 2 - 12 September 2018

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018
09:00 - 12:00
Plenary session 1
09:00 - 09:35
Ulrich Auf dem Keller
Technical University of Denmark, DK
Academic speaker
09:35 - 10:10
Salma Balazadeh
MPI Golm, DE
Academic speaker
10:10 - 10:30
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:35
Catherine De Vitry
CNRS / Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, FR
Academic speaker
11:35 - 11:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 17:05
Plenary session 2
13:30 - 14:05
Hans Brandstetter
Salzburg University, AT
Academic speaker
14:05 - 14:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
14:25 - 15:00
Michael Ehrmann
University Duisburg-Essen, DE
Academic speaker
15:00 - 15:20
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:20 - 15:50
Coffee break
15:50 - 16:25
Michael Holdsworth
Nottingham University, UK
Academic speaker
16:25 - 17:00
Gwyneth Ingram
ENS Lyon, FR
Academic speaker
17:00 - 17:20
Presenter selected from abstracts
17:20 - 17:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
18:00 - 20:00
Poster session with Beer tasting & Fingerfood

Organizing Committee:

Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Frank Van Breusegem, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Simon Stael, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Klaas van Wijk, Cornell University, US
Nuria S. Coll, CRAG, Barcelona, ES
Bruno Cammue, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, KU Leuven, BE
Christiane Funk, Umeå University, SE
Andreas Schaller, Hohenheim University, DE

Day 3 - 13 September 2018

Thursday, 13 September, 2018
09:00 - 12:10
Plenary session 3
09:00 - 09:35
Lynn Megeney
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, CA
Academic speaker
09:35 - 10:10
Celine Masclaux-Daubresse
INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, FR
Academic speaker
10:10 - 10:30
Presenter selected from abstracts
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:35
Isaura Simões
University of Coimbra, PT
Academic speaker
11:35 - 11:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
11:55 - 12:10
Sponsor Talks
Sponsored talk
12:10 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 17:15
Plenary session 4
13:30 - 14:05
Dabing Zhang
University of Adelaide, AU
Academic speaker
14:05 - 14:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
14:25 - 15:00
Michael Wrzaczek
University of Helsinki, FI
Academic speaker
15:00 - 15:20
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:20 - 15:50
Coffee break
15:50 - 16:35
Renier van der Hoorn
Oxford University, UK
Keynote speaker
16:35 - 16:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:55 - 17:15
Presenter selected from abstracts
17:15 - 17:20
Closing remarks
17:20 - 17:30
Conference photo
17:30 - 19:00
Guided city tour
19:00 - 22:00
Conference dinner

Organizing Committee:

Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Frank Van Breusegem, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Simon Stael, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Klaas van Wijk, Cornell University, US
Nuria S. Coll, CRAG, Barcelona, ES
Bruno Cammue, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, KU Leuven, BE
Christiane Funk, Umeå University, SE
Andreas Schaller, Hohenheim University, DE

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 05-09-2018 until 25-09-2018.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 05-09-2018 until 25-09-2018.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent

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Public transport

Train
Gent St-Pieters railway station
9000 Gent

More info

From station Gent St-Pieters: tram 1 (every 6 minutes) or tram 24 (every 20 minutes). Exit at Korenmarkt. 
From Gent Zuid: tram 4 (every 6 minutes), tram 24 (every 20 minutes) or bus 17 (every 30 minutes). Exit at Korenmarkt.

Travel by car

By car

Follow the parking signage to parking P7 Sint-Michiels. The parking is located at 50 meter from Het Pand. Take the exit Onderbergen and you come out in the Wilderoosstraat, opposite Het Pand. An alternative parking is P8 Ramen. From here it's about 5 minutes on foot to Het Pand.

Travel by plane

Plane
Brussels airport
A201
1930 Zaventem
Info: www.brusselsairport.be

Charleroi airport
Rue des Frères Wright 8
6041 Charleroi
Info: www.charleroi-airport.com

Housing

IBIS Gent Centrum Sint-Baafskathedraal Hotel
Limburgstraat 2
9000 GENT
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IBIS Gent Centrum Opera Hotel
Nederkouter 24-26
9000 GENT
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Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof
Hoogstraat 36
9000 Gent
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Novotel Gent
Goudenleeuwplein 5
9000 Gent
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1898 The Post
Graslei 16
9000 Ghent
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Contacts
Moritz Nowack
0032 9 331 38 00