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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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

Martin Dickman

Texas A&M University, US

Gwyneth Ingram

ENS Lyon, FR

Renier van der Hoorn

Oxford University, UK

Susana Rivas

INRA Toulouse, France

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
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Plant Protease and PCD Symposium
Abstract submission closing date: 
Sunday, 1 July, 2018
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Day 1 - 11 September 2018

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018

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Welcome & registration
Keynote speaker
Evening 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

More information will follow soon. 

Symposium

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

More information will follow soon. 

Symposium
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

Hashtag: 
#pppcd18
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.

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
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: 
Moritz Nowack
0032 9 331 38 00