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Keynote Lecture

The Opening Lecture will be given by our IUMB Lecturer Silvia Ramundo, University of California, USA (http://walterlab.ucsf.edu/member/107/silvia-ramundo). 


The symposia will highlight newest developments on the role of organellar signalling in responses to environmental factors such as light, abiotic stress or pathogens. Special focus will be places on the cross-talk between different response pathways and the emerging role of various organelles in stress defence.
The lectures are grouped in three different sessions where were leaders in the field will highlight different aspects of the current research status in these field. In each session several short talks will be selected from participants based on the submitted abstracts. The different sessions are: 

  • Systemic, cell and tissue specific responses
  • Interorganellar Crosstalk and Retrograde Signalling
  • ROS, Calcium and Post Translational Modifications (PTMs)

Selected Short Talks

6-7 short talks of 15 minutes + 5 min for discussions will be selected in each session from the submitted abstracts. This high number will allow to include recently developing topics into the program and allow many scientists attending the conference to present their work.


An important aim of this workshop is to bring young researchers in contact with established scientists, thereby giving them the possibility to put their own work into a broader perspective, to develop novel ideas, and to discuss them with leaders in the field. We will have 2 long poster sessions in the lobby area of the lecture hall. Additionally, the poster will remain on the boards for the whole duration of the workshop, thus extending the poster sessions into the lunch and coffee breaks and provide an excellent basis for scientific exchange.

Round-table Discussions

Intensive contact between young researchers and invited speakers/senior scientists will be promoted by two sets of round-table discussions in small groups in the afternoon of the second and fourth day of the meeting. Experienced scientists will moderate these discussions based on submitted questions by the young researchers regarding aspects of “Career development” and the role of “Scientists between the ivory tower and society”.

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