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  • At The Forefront Of Plant Research

    15 - 16 June 2017

    Gent, Belgium

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    At The Forefront Of Plant Research https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/at-the-forefront-of-plant-research Understanding and exploiting plant life lies at the heart of human civilization. Not only do we rely on plants to feed a growing world population and to improve our standard of living, plants also play a pivotal role in providing a significant portion of our energy needs, and in fulfilling our demand for renewable industrial resources. It is expected that technological advances will further boost crop productivity and quality in a wider range of applications. In addition, new technologies will enable the development of agricultural practices that are in better harmony with the natural environment. The genomics revolution has been steering plant life sciences for more than a decade now. For that reason it is good to reflect and look ahead to which new opportunities are on the horizon. The aim of this conference is to unite leaders from a wide range of pioneering research topics, to give us a glimpse of where plant science will lead us to in the coming decade. 2017-06-15 08:00:00 UTC 2017-06-16 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences NV Zebrastraat, 32, Zebrastraat, Gent, Belgium NV Zebrastraat, 32, Zebrastraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 Plant biology VIB conferences@vib.be [] Life Science Researchers 250 meetings_and_conferences [] plantbiologygenomics
  • 4th Plant Protease and Programmed Cell Death Symposium

    11 - 13 September 2018

    Gent, Belgium

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    4th Plant Protease and Programmed Cell Death Symposium https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/4th-plant-protease-and-programmed-cell-death-symposium 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. 2018-09-11 15:00:00 UTC 2018-09-13 22:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen, Gent, Belgium Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium Plant biology [] Moritz Nowack 0032 9 331 38 00 moritz.nowack@vib.be [] [] [] [] plant proteaseplant cell deathplantsprotease
  • 29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018

    21 - 23 October 2018

    Gent, Belgium

    29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/29th-joint-glycobiology-meeting-2018 Theme of the conference Glycobiology is the study of complex carbohydrates in biological and biotechnological context. This is a very broad field that is bound by common methodologies to analyze glycoconjugate structures, to synthesize these structures and to understand their myriad roles in biological systems. The field of glycobiology is growing fast, especially since it was shown that carbohydrate interactions play an important role in many biological processes and are of great interest for biomedical and biomolecular research, and the applications emerging from it. Objective of the conference This conference is organized annually by the working groups on glycobiology of the national associations for biochemistry and molecular biology of Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. In 2018, the 29th edition of the Joint Glycobiology Meeting will be organized in Belgium. The main goal of the conference is to give an opportunity to young researchers to present their glycobiology work to colleagues and principal investigators. Furthermore, a number of distinguished keynote speakers is invited to present their recent data and the state-of-the-art technology in their field of expertise. The meeting provides ample opportunities for informal discussions between all the attendees, to foster new ideas for research and possibilities for collaborations. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2018-10-21 09:00:00 UTC 2018-10-23 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Thagaste, 1, Academiestraat, Gent, Belgium Thagaste, 1, Academiestraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] Program jgm2018@lists.ugent.be VIB Conference team +32 9 244 66 11 conferences@vib.be [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Regulatory Oxylipins

    1 - 4 April 2019

    Gent, Belgium

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    Regulatory Oxylipins https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/regulatory-oxylipins Oxylipins, from plants and other organisms, form a constantly growing group of signalling molecules that comprise oxygenated fatty acids and their metabolites. The most renowned regulatory oxylipins are undoubtedly the jasmonates, which, following their discovery in the 1960s, became recognized as regulators of defence, floral organ development and fertility, as growth inhibitors and modulators of senescence, and as elicitors of specialized metabolism in numerous plant species. As such, the jasmonates currently belong to an elite group of heavily investigated phytohormones. Over the last decade, the understanding of biosynthesis, metabolism, and action of regulatory oxylipins has greatly advanced. The ROXY2019 meeting wishes to bring together the international community and leading researchers in the field. Thereby it aims to provide a timely and exciting forum to present and discuss the recent advances and expertise on the study of these molecules that are so crucial for plant growth, development, metabolism, and interaction with the environment. There will be seven plenary sessions that, through combining lectures from invited speakers and short talks on selected abstracts and posters, will highlight the various aspects involved in Regulatory Oxylipin research. These sessions cover the following major themes: Regulatory oxylipins in emerging model systems and non-plant systems, Biochemistry and structural biology, Control of growth and defence, Control of Metabolism, Reproduction, Jasmonate signalling mechanisms and Long-distance signalling, Ecology. We look forward to your contributions to make this an exciting conference. See you in Gent! The organizers Alain Goossens and Ted Farmer Poster information Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2019-04-01 09:00:00 UTC 2019-04-04 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Ghent University - Aula, 9, Voldersstraat, Gent, Belgium Ghent University - Aula, 9, Voldersstraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • International Conference on Polyploidy

    11 - 14 June 2019

    Gent, Belgium

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    International Conference on Polyploidy https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/international-conference-on-polyploidy 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 2019-06-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-06-14 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, Onderbergen1 , 9000 Gent, Gent, Belgium Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, Onderbergen1 , 9000 Gent Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] VIB Conferences conferences@vib.be FWO [] meetings_and_conferences first_come_first_served Polyploidyshort- and long-term ecological and evolutionary consequencepolyploidy for plant and animal systemspolyploidy in somatic cellsclonal populations
  • Translational Immunology

    8 - 9 December 2020

    Gent, Belgium

    Translational Immunology https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/translational-immunology-fe17b83a-fab1-413f-94c3-9c6a1ecac893 Translational Immunology 8-9 DECEMBER 2020, GHENT, BELGIUM Due to the Coronavirus, Translational Immunology and the satellite BIS meeting were postponed from 26-27 March 2020 to the end of the year. We are happy to confirm the new date: 8-9 December 2020. The aim of this conference is to bridge the translational gap in immunopathology, bringing together clinicians, research scientists and industry partners to discuss prominent advances from the bench to the clinic. The different sessions will have a particular focus on precision medicine in general, starting from disease-oriented cases and lessons learned. Innovative and alternative therapeutic strategies in immune-mediated disorders will be presented, besides the regulatory challenges that companies and researchers are dealing with. Deadlines: - Abstract submission: 5 October 2020 - Early Bird deadline: 27 October 2020 - Late Registration deadline: 24 November 2020 Speakers: Rosa Bacchetta Stanford Medicine, US Dirk Elewaut VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE Alain Fischer Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, FR Martin Guilliams VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE Pleun Hombrink Sanquin, NL Bengt Hoepken Clinical Program Director, UCB Pharma, DE Isabelle Huys KU Leuven, BE Christophe Lahorte National Innovation Office & Scientific-Technical Advice Unit - (Famhp), BE Bart Lambrecht VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE Antonio Lanzavecchia Institute for Research in Biomedicine, CH Sophie Lucas de Duve Institute, UCLouvain, BE Bénédicte Machiels FARAH Center, ULiège, BE Melanie Matheu CEO, Founder at Prellis Biologics, Inc., US Massimiliano Mazzone VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE Kathy McCoy University of Calgary, CA Eoin McKinney University of Cambridge, UK Fiona Powrie Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK Federica Sallusto Institute for Research in Biomedicine, CH Georg Schett Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE Marvin van Luijn Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam MS Center ErasMS, NL Location: De Bijloke, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Gent Hashtag: #TransImmu20 2020-12-08 09:00:00 UTC 2020-12-09 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat, Gent, Belgium Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 Immunoprecipitation experiment Immunology Immunoproteins, genes and antigens [] [] PhDPhD studentsAcademicsindustry 600 meetings_and_conferences [] ImmunologyImmunogenicityImmunogenomicsMetabolism of Immune Cellsantibodiestherapeutic antibodies
  • Plant Science for Climate Emergency

    7 - 8 June 2021

    Gent, Belgium

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    Plant Science for Climate Emergency https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/plant-science-for-climate-emergency Climate change is one of the most serious threats humanity has ever faced. Developing crops that are more resilient to rapidly changing and harsher environments will be crucial for tomorrow’s food production. Green biotechnology offers solutions to maintain high food productivity while preserving the earth’s valuable ecosystems. In addition, plants may also play an important role in mitigating the rising levels of greenhouse gases. This VIB conference ‘Plant Science for Climate Emergency’ aims at reviewing current research on adapting plants to climate change as well as on using plants for mitigating the accumulation of greenhouse gasses. Twenty leaders in plant biotechnology will present the latest developments in sessions focused on drought tolerance, tolerance to high temperatures, salt and flooding tolerance, the effects of climate change on defense systems against insects and pathogens, carbon capturing plants, crop engineering and improvement, nitrogen use efficiency, and much more. Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during the poster sessions, the reception, and the conference dinner. Deadlines: • Grant submission deadline: 15/03/2021 • Abstract submission deadline: 29/03/2021 • Early Bird deadline: 26/04/2021 • Late registration deadline: 24/05/2021 Speakers: • Tom Beeckman - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE • Wout Boerjan - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE • Hidde Boersma - freelance science journalist, essayist and documentary film maker, NL • Wolfgang Busch - Salk Institute for Biological Studies, US • Jorge Casal - Leloir Institute Foundation, AR • Ana Caño Delgado - Centre For Research In Agricultural Genomics, ES • Laura Dixon - University of Leeds, UK • Tobias Erb - Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, DE • Matthew Gilliham - The University of Adelaide, AU • Cara Haney - The University of British Columbia, CA • Sheng-Yang He - Michigan State University, USA • Gabriel Krouk - French National Centre for Scientific Research, FR • Mark Lynas - British author, journalist & environmental activist with a focus on climate change • Wenbo Ma - University of California Riverside, USA • Donald Richard Ort - University of Illinois, USA • Pierdomenico Perata - Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa, IT • Rashmi Sasidharan - Utrecht University, NL • Motokai Seki - RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JP • Mechthild Tegeder - Washington State University, USA • Christa Testerink - Wageningen University, NL Information for poster submissions: The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The best three abstracts were given a short talk slot in the plenary program. Travel grants: We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending PlantResearch21 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 March 2021. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance by the end of March. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant. 2021-06-07 09:00:00 UTC 2021-06-08 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat, Gent, Belgium Music Center De Bijloke, 2, Jozef Kluyskensstraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] conferences@vib.be [] PhD StudentsAcademicsIndustry [] first_come_first_served []

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