Provisional Programme

17.30 - 19.00 - Registration

18.00 - 19.00 - Welcome drink

08.00 - Registration and Welcome coffee

09.00 - Welcome Speech

09.15 - Session 1 - Interaction of plants with the environment

Invited Speaker: FARRANT Jill, University of Cape Town (ZA)
Tentative topic: Resurrection plants

10.35 - Coffee break and networking

11.00 - Session 2 - Impact of elements on plant growth

12.40 - Lunch

13.30 - Session 3 - Plant genome editing and metabolic engineering

Invited Speaker: WISNIEWSKI Michael, USDA-ARS (Ret.), Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg (USA)
Genetic Engineering of Fruit Crops: Transformation, Rapid-Cycle Breeding, and FOX-Hunting in Wild Apple.

15.10 - Coffee break and networking

15.30 - Session 4 - Plant cell culture

Invited Speaker: PANIS Bart, Bioversity International and KU Leuven Division of Crop Biotechnics (BE)
Cryobanking Crop Genetic Resources; past, present and future perspectives.

17.10 - Session 5 - Bioprocess engineering for the production of added-value plant compounds

Invited Speaker: OKSMAN Kirsi-Marja, VTT, Finland
Tentative title: Bioprocess engineering for plant added-value compounds production

18.30 - End

08.00 - Registration and Welcome coffee

09.00 - Session 6 - From plant waste to products

10.40 - Coffee break and networking

11.00 - Session 7 - Functional Plant Ingredients (sponsored by PM International)

12.40 - Lunch

13.30 - Bus departure for the visit of LIST GreenTech Innovation Center

16.00 - Bus departure for the visit of the Remich wine cellar

19.00 - Cruise on the Moselle and conference dinner

08.00 - Registration and welcome coffee

09.00 - Session 8 - Plant specialised metabolism and bioactives

Invited Speaker: GOOSSENS Alain, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology and Ghent University (BE)

10.40 - Coffee break and networking

11.00 - Session 9 - Plants and nanotechnology

12.40 - Lunch

13.30 - Session 10 - Plants as natural resources for biomaterials

15.10 - Coffee break and networking

15.30 - Closing session and conclusions

17.10 - End of PlantTech 2020

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