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March 2018: III. International PP1530 Symposium 31.01.2018 << back

III. International Symposium:
Genetic Variation of Flowering Time Genes and Applications for Crop Improvement

March 14 - March 16, 2018, Kiel, Germany 

The timing of flowering relies on a complex network of genetic and regulatory pathways and the integration of a variety of environmental cues. In the past years we have gained increasing knowledge of flowering time regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana and numerous crop species. Flowering time regulators are important for crop plant domestication and adaptation to different environments. Their pleiotropic effects can impact important traits such as yield and stress tolerance. Moreover, the phenological development of a plant can be drastically altered by mutation and genetic modification of major flowering time regulators.


Keynote Speakers:

Rishikesh P. Bhalerao, Sweden

Seth Davis, UK

Andrea Eveland, USA

Takeshi Izawa, Japan

Zachary Lippman, USA

Elliot Meyerowitz, USA

Ben Trevaskis, Australia


Gene expression networks and signaling pathways
Flowering time regulation in perennials
Flowering time genes and application for crop improvement
Integration of endogenous and environmental factors


Scientific Committee: Christian Jung (Kiel), Ivo Große (Halle), Klaus Pillen (Halle), Maria von Korff Schmising (Cologne), Dorothee Staiger (Bielefeld)
Organizing Committee: Christian Jung (, Nadine Höft (, Plant Breeding Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
Conference Venue: Wissenschaftszentrum, Frauenhofer Straße 13, D-24118 Kiel, Germany

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