International Conference on Polyploidy

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11-14 June 2019, Ghent, Belgium
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International Conference on Polyploidy
Registrations are open!

The International Conference on Polyploidy will present cutting edge research into the importance of polyploidy and whole genome duplication for genetics, evolution and ecology. For the 2019 meeting, which will take place at the beautiful city of Ghent, we are trying to put together an exciting program focusing on many different aspects of polyploidy, such as the short- and long-term ecological and evolutionary consequence of polyploidy for plant and animal systems, but also polyploidy in somatic cells and clonal populations will be discussed.

The International Conference on Polyploidy will present a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues, get updated on the newest developments and insights into recent and ancient polyploidy and whole genome duplication, and will provide unique possibilities to network and discuss collaborations. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ilia Leitch (Kew Gardens) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Tuesday afternoon, June 11th, opening the meeting.

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Confirmed speakers

Zuzana Storchova

Technical University Kaiserslautern, DE

Simen Sandve

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, NO

Erin M. Sigel

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Doug Soltis

University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, USA

Martin Lysak

Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University, CZ

Rebecca Heald

University of California, USA

Christian Parisod

University of Bern, CH

Don Fox

Duke University school of medicine, US

Ilia Leitch

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

Itay Mayrose

Tel Aviv University, Plant Evolution, bioinformatics & comparative genomics, IL

Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi

University of Zürich, CH

Tia-Lynn Ashman

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Emanuel Gaquerel

Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, DE
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International Conference on Polyploidy
Abstract submission closing date
Thursday, 11 April, 2019
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Day 1 - 11 June 2019

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019
16:00 - 16:10
Welcome and Introduction
16:10 - 17:00
Plenary session 1
16:10 - 17:00
Contrasting dynamics of genome downsizing in polyploids
Ilia Leitch
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
17:00 - 19:00
Registration & poster set-up
17:00 - 19:00
Welcome reception

Organizing committee:

Malika Ainouche – University of Rennes, FR
Mike Barker – The University of Arizona, US
Visnja Besendorfer – University of Zagreb, HR
Andrew Leitch – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Maurine Neiman – The University of Iowa, US
Polina Novikova - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Eric Schranz – Wageningen University & Research, NL
Pamela S Soltis – University of Florida, US
Yves Van de Peer - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Jonathan Wendel – Iowa State university, US

Day 2 - 12 June 2019

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
Registration & poster set-up
Session 1: Evolutionary and ecological significance of polyploidy (part 1: short-term/micro evolutionary)
09:00 - 09:30
Is there a single polyploidy paradigm?
Doug Soltis
University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, USA
Keynote speaker
09:30 - 10:00
Ecological and evolutionary advantages of polyploidy revealed by strawberries
Tia-Lynn Ashman
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Keynote speaker
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30
8 talks
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
Session 2: Evolutionary and ecological significance of polyploidy (part 2: long-term/macro evolutionary)
14:00 - 14:30
Post-polyploid diploidization and karyotype evolution
Martin Lysak
Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University, CZ
Keynote speaker
14:30 - 15:00
From Genome to Ecology: niche separation in genus Cardamine through polyploidization
Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi
University of Zürich, CH
Keynote speaker
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 17:30
8 talks
Presenter selected from abstracts
17:45 - 20:00
Poster session & networking reception

Organizing committee:

Malika Ainouche – University of Rennes, FR
Mike Barker – The University of Arizona, US
Visnja Besendorfer – University of Zagreb, HR
Andrew Leitch – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Maurine Neiman – The University of Iowa, US
Polina Novikova - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Eric Schranz – Wageningen University & Research, NL
Pamela S Soltis – University of Florida, US
Yves Van de Peer - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Jonathan Wendel – Iowa State university, US

Day 3 - 13 June 2019

Thursday, 13 June, 2019
Session 3: Genetic, epigenetic, and physiological consequences of polyploidy
09:00 - 09:30
Integration of genomic and ecological changes in polyploids
Christian Parisod
University of Bern, CH
Keynote speaker
09:30 - 10:00
From the ground up: building non-model systems for understanding polyploid evolution
Erin M. Sigel
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Keynote speaker
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30
8 talks
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
Session 3 part 2: Genetic, epigenetic, and physiological consequences of polyploidy
14:00 - 14:30
Gene regulatory evolution following whole genome duplication
Simen Sandve
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, NO
Keynote speaker
14:30 - 15:00
Investigating the link between genome size and cell size and physiology using amphibian systems
Rebecca Heald
University of California, USA
Keynote speaker
Social program + conference dinner

Organizing committee:

Malika Ainouche – University of Rennes, FR
Mike Barker – The University of Arizona, US
Visnja Besendorfer – University of Zagreb, HR
Andrew Leitch – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Maurine Neiman – The University of Iowa, US
Polina Novikova - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Eric Schranz – Wageningen University & Research, NL
Pamela S Soltis – University of Florida, US
Yves Van de Peer - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Jonathan Wendel – Iowa State university, US

Day 4 - 14 June 2019

Friday, 14 June, 2019
Session 4: ‘Somatic’ polyploidy (programmed and unprogrammed polyploidy)
09:00 - 09:30
Integration of genomic and ecological changes in polyploids
Zuzana Storchova
Technical University Kaiserslautern, DE
Keynote speaker
09:30 - 10:00
Critical roles for somatic polyploidy in organ development and repair
Don Fox
Duke University school of medicine, US
Keynote speaker
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
Session 5: Evolutionary experiments, computational models and statistical approaches to study polyploidy
14:00 - 14:30
Revisiting global biogeographic trends of polyploid plants
Itay Mayrose
Tel Aviv University, Plant Evolution, bioinformatics & comparative genomics, IL
Keynote speaker
14:30 - 15:00
Joining forces: allopolyploidy-mediated innovations in the specialized metabolic networks of Nicotiana species
Emanuel Gaquerel
Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, DE
Keynote speaker
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 17:30
8 talks
Presenter selected from abstracts
17:30 - 18:00
Poster award and closing

Organizing committee:

Malika Ainouche – University of Rennes, FR
Mike Barker – The University of Arizona, US
Visnja Besendorfer – University of Zagreb, HR
Andrew Leitch – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Maurine Neiman – The University of Iowa, US
Polina Novikova - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Eric Schranz – Wageningen University & Research, NL
Pamela S Soltis – University of Florida, US
Yves Van de Peer - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Jonathan Wendel – Iowa State university, US

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 04-06-2019 until 25-06-2019.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 04-06-2019 until 25-06-2019.
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

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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.

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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
BELGIUM
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IBIS Gent Centrum Opera Hotel
Nederkouter 24-26
9000 GENT
BELGIUM
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Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof
Hoogstraat 36
9000 Gent
België
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Novotel Gent
Goudenleeuwplein 5
9000 Gent
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Contacts
Practical questions: VIB conferences team
+32 (0)9 244 66 11
Questions concerning the program: Yves Van de Peer
+32 (0)9 331 38 07