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Upcoming MDPI Conferences (1)

26–28 October 2022 The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy

Online

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy, which will take place from 26 to 28 October 2022. The e-conference format is designed to facilitate the dissemination and discussion of advances in agronomy research and innovation in a post-pandemic environment, where travelling is likely to remain a challenge for many of us.

The overarching aim is to contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and developing game-changing solutions that can transform the global food system, as demanded by the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.

In the context of (1) global population growth and climate change; (2) rapidly rising costs and/or the scarcity of inputs such as water, seed, fertilisers, crop protection products; and (3) stagnating or decreasing crop yields in many world regions, the main challenges for the world’s agricultural systems remain the same as those outlined in the Welcome from the Chairs of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Agronomy in 2021. Specifically, agricultural production systems need to simultaneously (i) increase their resource use efficiency to reduce their reliance on limited, non-renewable, and strategic resources (soil, water, nutrients, and energy); (ii) maintain or increase crop yields, quality, and safety; (iii) reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment and biodiversity; and (iv) maintain or improve economic returns for farming communities.

The programme of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy will include eight special sessions, which focus on important area of agronomy where research and innovation is essential to address the challenges described above (see list of sessions below). In addition to lectures/presentations, we will organize a moderated panel discussions in each session to allow results to be presented and future challenges and research needs to be discussed:
 
  1. Breeding/Selection Technologies and Strategies (including participatory breeding). Focused on yield, yield stability, resource use efficiency, weed competitiveness, and disease and pest resistance.

  2. Sustainable Soil Management (including recycling organic animal and human waste as fertiliser/soil improvers).
  1. Sustainable Resilient Horticultural Production Systems.
  1. Sustainable and Resilient Arable Farming Systems.
  1. Sustainable Management of Permanent and Rotational Grassland (including semi-natural and natural environments used for grazing).
  1. Sustainable Weed Management.
  1. Precision and Digital Agriculture.
  1. Organic and Regenerative Farming Systems.
While our virtual conference will be a different experience from traditional in-person meetings, it will ensure that we (1) can meet irrespective of the COVID situation, (2) allow access for those who for other reasons are unable to travel, and (3) enable us to have a carbon-neutral event. Your presentation will be accessible to researchers around the world and will be a more inclusive because of the absence of registration fees and travel costs.

We warmly invite our colleagues from across the world to be part of this exciting event.

Carlo Leifert
Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Agronomy
 
 
Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission: 1 July 2022
  • Acceptance notification: 29 July 2022
  • Early bird registration: 2 September 2022
  • Covering author registration: 23 September 2022

https://iecag2022.sciforum.net

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30–31 May 2022 Global Climate Change: Finding Ways To Save Our World

Online

Hosted by the Centre for Climate Change Research, Global Climate Change: Finding Ways to Save Our World focuses on research being conducted to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Our conference takes place on May 30th and May 31st, 2022, from 10am to 12pm EST. Our General Session is on May 30th, where attendees can hear from as well as network with academic researchers and professionals in the environmental sector. Our Scientific Session is on May 31st, which will focus on student researchers who have submitted abstracts in the following categories:

  1. Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Sectors.
  2. Interdisciplinary Approach to Climate Change Mitigation.
  3. Environmental and Agricultural Applications of Polysaccharides.
  4. Functional Properties and Structure of Polysaccharides and Polymers.
  5. Effects of Climatic Change on Marine Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems.
  6. Utilizing Marine Resources in the Treatment of COVID-19.
Student researchers will have an opportunity to present to our panel judges and win awards based on the best oral presentation and best poster presentation. To learn more about our conference, abstract submission and eligibility, or our keynote speakers, please visit the following link:

https://climatechangeresearch.ca/conference/

4–5 July 2022 Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro IV

Vienna, Austria

Welcome to the 4th International Conference on “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro”!

Under appropriate culture and environment conditions, plant cells cultured in vitro are able to regenerate into complete fertile plants, and thus can be considered totipotent. Currently, this technology is not only a tool of great use in basic research, such as cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and biotechnology, but also has direct commercial importance in mass plant micro-propagation, genetic transformation, genome editing, speeding up the breeding process via the production of doubled haploids, production of secondary metabolites, etc.

The 4th International Conference on “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro”, to be held in Vienna, Austria on July 4-5, 2022, will discuss a wide range of modern in vitro plant cell and tissue culture technologies, fundamental aspects of plant cell totipotency, differentiation, regeneration, and embryogenesis, and practical applications of plant cell in vitro technologies for crop improvement.

This two-day event will provide leading academy and industry scientists with a platform to communicate recent advances in “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

 

The 4th International Conference on “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro” will cover the following research topics:

Plant cell totipotency and differentiation;

Plant cell organogenesis and regeneration;

Somatic embryogenesis;

Anther/microspore cultures (androgenesis);

Ovary/ovule cultures (gynogenesis);

Plant cell suspensions;

Plant cell bioreactors;

Protoplasts;

Micropropagation;

In vitro fertilization;

Plant transformation.

 

Among the invited speakers are internationally known names such as Attila Fehér (Hungary), Christophe Gaillochet (Belgium), Pedro Pablo Gallego (Spain), Catherine Bellini (Sweden), Fredy Altpeter (USA), Pilar S Testillano (Spain), María Pilar Vallés (Spain), Ewa Grzebelus (Poland), Iwona Zur (Poland), and Nieves Vidal (Spain).

Approximately 250 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum, including almost 40 lectures delivered by both worldwide-known and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, exhibitions and interesting breakout sessions.

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2022

Early bird registration: April 15, 2022

Please note: The next VISCEA Conference “Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies” will take place immediately after the “Plant Cell & Tissue Culture In Vitro“ conference on July 6-7, 2022, at the same location! We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate and register online for both at once, for a very attractive registration fee.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

Prof. Pedro Pablo Gallego (Spain, Conference Co-Organizer)

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)

https://viscea.org/conference/plant-cell-tissue-culture-in-vitro-iv/

6–7 July 2022 Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies VI

Vienna, Austria

Welcome to the 6th International Conference “Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies”!

Nowadays, plant transformation and transgenic plants are core research tools to fight against hunger, open up new avenues of science, and evolve multipurpose crop varieties, capable of producing high harvests under normal and stressful natural conditions. The major technical challenge facing plant transformation is the development of methods and constructs to produce a high proportion of plants showing predictable and precise transgene expression, without collateral genetic damage.

The 6th International Conference “Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies”, to be held in Vienna, Austria on July 6-7, 2022, will discuss the current key objectives of plant transformation technologies, including the understanding and control of precise transgene integration, expression and stability in plants, improved transformation systems, addressing biosafety considerations and developing GM crops for the benefit of developing countries.

This two-day event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

The 6th International Conference “Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies” will cover the following research topics:
Agrobacterium and other methods of transformation;
Novel plant transformation systems;
Transformation elements: vectors, promoters, and selection systems;
Plastid transformation and molecular pharming;
Marker-free technologies;
Plant transformation of important crops;
Genetic engineering of useful traits.

Among the invited speakers are internationally known names such as Vitaly Citovsky (USA), Qiudeng Que (USA), Yurong Chen (USA), Stanton Bruce Gelvin (USA), Lan-Ying Lee (USA), Catherine Navarre  (Belgium), Matthew Milner (UK), Linda Avesani (Italy), Vibha Srivastava (USA), Goetz Hensel (Germany), Fredy Altpeter (USA), and Stephan Wenkel (Denmark).

Approximately 250 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum, including almost 40 lectures delivered by both worldwide-known and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, exhibitions, and interesting breakout sessions.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2022

Early bird registration: April 15, 2022

Please note: The next VISCEA Conference “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing” will take place immediately after the “Transgenic Plants & Transformation Technologies” conference on July 8-9, 2022 at the same location! We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate and register online for both at once, for a very attractive registration fee.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)
Prof. Wendy Harwood (UK, Conference Co-Organizer)

https://viscea.org/conference/transgenic-plants-transformation-technologies-vi/

8–9 July 2022 CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing III

Vienna, Austria

Welcome to the 3rd International Conference “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing III”!

The CRISPR–CAS9 system revolutionized life sciences and plant biotechnology, in the development of new technologies for the precise manipulation of genes and genomes in cellula and in vivo. In addition to advancing our understanding of basic biology, CRISPR-based genome editing and engineering has numerous real-world applications, e.g., engineering plants that better provide fuel, food and industrial raw materials. Driven by advances in the CRISPR toolbox for the rapid, cheap, multiplex modification of genomes and breakthroughs in DNA synthesis technologies, the pace of progress enabled by these tools in the last 2 years has been breathtaking.

The 3rd International Conference “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing”, to be held in Vienna, Austria on July 8-9, 2022, will discuss the advances in the CRISPR–CAS9 system and its application in genome editing and engineering. The case study and sessions will explore the potential application of CRISPR and other genome-editing tools for plant biology and crop improvement. Special emphasis will be placed on the CRISPR system, addressing the concept, technology, and challenges, such as off-target effects, efficiency improvement and delivery systems.

This two-day event will provide leading academy and industry scientists with a platform to communicate recent advances in “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration. 

The 3rd International Conference “CRISPR & Plant Genome Editing” will cover the following research topics:

  • Genome editing for crop improvement;
  • CRISPR in plant genome editing and engineering;
  • СRISPR in plant biology;
  • СRISPR tools and technology development;
  • Genome editing in monocots;
  • Genome editing in dicots;
  • Genome editing and engineering: regulatory aspects. 

Among the invited speakers are internationally known names such as Agnès Ricroch (France), Wendy Harwood (UK), Fredy Altpeter (USA), Daguang Cai (Germany), Yuling Bai (The Netherlands), Dirk Schenke (Germany), Jochen Kumlehn (Germany), Magdy Mahfouz (Saudi Arabia), Laurens Pauwels (Belgium), Rene Smulders (The Netherlands), Christian Jung (Germany), Magda Klimek-Chodacka (Poland), Petra Jorasch (Belgium), Clark Wolf (USA), and Alexandra Ribarits (Austria). 

Approximately 250 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum, including almost 40 lectures delivered by both worldwide-known and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, exhibitions, and interesting breakout sessions. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2022

Early bird registration: April 15, 2022

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

Prof. Wendy Harwood (UK, Conference Co-Organizer)

Prof. Alisher Touraev (President VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)

https://viscea.org/conference/plant-genome-editing-iii/

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