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Section Board for 'Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change' (138)

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Prof. Dr. Luigi Sanita' di Toppi
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Veronica De Micco
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, NA, Italy
Interests: functional anatomical traits; linking structure and eco-physiology; plant hydraulics; wood formation; dendroecology; quantitative wood anatomy; stable isotopes; drought; ionizing radiation; altered gravity; crop biology in CEA; Mediterranean ecosystems; plant adaptive strategies in extra-terrestrial environments
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Prof. Dr. Kent Burkey
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1. USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
2. Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: environmental stress; ozone; plant physiology and biochemistry; heat stress; soybeans; wheat
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Dr. Daniela Trono
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Research Centre for Cereal and Industrial Crops, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Foggia, Italy
Interests: plant physiology and biochemistry; functional analysis of genes; abiotic stress; oxidative stress; secondary metabolites
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Dr. Peili Shi
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Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: alpine ecosystems; carbon and nitrogen cycling; plant-microbe interaction; plant ecophysiology; climate change
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Prof. Dr. Igor Pottosin
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Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad de Colima, Colima, México
Interests: plant electrophysiology; abiotic stress responses; vacuole; polyamines; ROS signaling; calcium signaling
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Prof. Tim L. Setter
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Section of Soil and Crop Sciences, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, NY 14853, USA
Interests: crop plant physiology and phenotype; drought and environmental stress physiology; gene expression; flower and seed set and abortion; plant growth regulators; maize; cassava
Dr. Konstantin V. Kiselev
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Laboratory of Biotechnology, Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia
Interests: RNA interference; plant secondary metabolism; plant gene expression; transgenic plants; plant cell cultures
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Dr. Alexandre Berr
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Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), 12, rue du General Zimmer, CEDEX 02, 67084 Strasbourg, France
Interests: chromatin organisation and regulation
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Dr. Branka Salopek-Sondi
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Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: plant abiotic stress; plant bioactive molecules; auxin
Dr. Barbara Hawrylak-Nowak
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Unit of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Faculty of Environmental Biology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: plant physiology; mineral nutrition; stress response and resistance; trace elements; plant ecophysiology
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Dr. Alexandra S. Dubrovina
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Laboratory of Biotechnology, Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia
Interests: RNA interference; siRNA; dsRNA; foliar RNA application; plant gene regulation; plant stress resistance; transgenic plants
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Dr. Paolo Zucca
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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Interests: catalytic degradation of organic pollutants; biochemical characterization of plant extracts
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Dr. Takuya Sakamoto
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Department of Applied Biological Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda-shi, Chiba-ken 278-8510, Japan
Interests: Abiotic stress (nutrition, DNA damage); chromatin regulation; chromosome conformation; root morphology; Arabidopsis thaliana
Dr. Maite Lacuesta
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Maite Lacuesta, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Paseo de la Universidad 7, 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Interests: climate change; nitrogen metabolism; water stress; energy crops; photosynthesis; legumes; plant physiology; elevated CO2
Dr. Pedro Diaz-Vivancos
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CEBAS-CSIC, Department of Plant Breeding, P.O. Box 164, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: salt-stress response; abiotic and biotic stresses; growth regulator; antioxidant; antioxidative metabilism; Environmental Stresses; oxidative stress; cell proliferation; plant tissue culture; plant physiology; reactive oxygen species
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Dr. Fabrizio Araniti
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Locality Feo di Vito, Department AGRARIA, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, 89124 SNC Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: allelopathy; secondary metabolites; essential oils; weed management; plant nutrition; metabolomics; mode of action; chemical interaction; bio-herbicides
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Dr. Salma Balazadeh
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Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, University of Potsdam and Max-Planck, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
Interests: transcription factors (TFs), gene regulatory networks (GRNs), leaf growth, senescence, abiotic stress, priming and memory
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Dr. Andrzej Bajguz
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Department of Biology and Plant Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bialystok, 15-245 Bialystok, Poland
Interests: adaptation to heavy metal stress; brassinosteroids; phytoecdysteroids; phytohormones
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Dr. Giuseppe Fenu
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Department of Life and Environmental Sciences (DiSVA), University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: plant ecology; plant conservation; monitoring of plant species; Mediterranean habitats; Mediterranean plant
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Prof. Dr. Fuminori Takahashi

Gene Discovery Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, 3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074, Japan
Interests: abiotic stress responses; ABA signaling; long-distance signaling; proten kinase; gene expression
Prof. Ruth Welti
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Kansas Lipidomics Research Center, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
Interests: lipid analysis using mass spectrometry; plant lipid metabolism; plant stress responses
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Prof. Dr. José Ignacio García
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Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Box. 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: ecophysiology; photoprotection; extreme environments; Chloroplasts
Dr. Valeria Todeschini
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Department of Science and Technological Innovation, University of Eastern Piedmont, 13100 Vercelli, Italy
Interests: phytoremediation; heavy metal stress; abiotic stress; plant-soil beneficial microorganism interaction; mycorrhizal symbiosis; plant growth promoting bacteria; plant nutritional quality; plant secondary metabolites; photosynthetic activity
Dr. Biancaelena Maserti
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Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, UOS Firenze, Italy
Interests: abiotic stress; antioxidant system; glyoxalase pathway; poliploid plants; crop wild type and relatives; landraces
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Dr. Francisco M. del Amor Saavedra
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Department of Crop Production and Agri-technology, Murcia Institute of Agri-Food Research and Development (IMIDA), C/Mayor s/n, 30150 Murcia, Spain
Interests: crop physiology; abiotic stress tolerance; plant mineral nutrition; plant production systems; product quality
Prof. Dr. Olga A. Zabotina
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Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis; protein–protein interactions and structures; cell wall-mediated stress responses
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Dr. Laura Varone
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Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: plant ecophysiology; plant functional trait covariation; plant carbon storage and sequestration; leaf photosynthesis and respiration; photochemical efficiency; plant biomass and productivity; Mediterranean sclerophyllous species ecophysiology
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Dr. Nobuhiro Suzuki
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Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: heat stress; stress combinations; reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulatory systems; long distance signalling; signalling networks
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Dr. Günter Hoch
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Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: forest ecology; tree carbon relations; tree growth
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Prof. Dr. Frank M. Thomas
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Faculty of Regional and Environmental Sciences–Geobotany, University of Trier, Behringstraße 21, 54296 Trier, Germany
Interests: ecology and ecophysiology of trees and (temperate) forests; plant growth; plant water relations; plant nutrient relations; desert ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Roberto Ligrone

Department of Plant Biology, The University of Campania, Naples, Italy
Interests: plant ultrastructure; plant phylogeny and evolution; plant-environment interactions
Prof. Dr. Enrico Martinoia
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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Zürich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH-8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: heavy metals; detoxification; metabolite transport; vacuole
Prof. Dr. Juan Barceló
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Department of Animal and Plant Biology and Ecology, Faculty of BioSciences, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 08193-Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: plant stress physiology; salinity; metal toxicity
Dr. Michela Schiavon
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Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and Environment, Univerisity of Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy
Interests: plant physiology; plant nutrition; selenium; crop biofortification; metal/loids; phytoremediation; plant biostimulants
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Dr. Roberto Barbato

Department of Science and Technological Innovation, University of Eastern Piedmont, I-15121 Alessandria, Italy
Interests: photosynthesis; abiotic stress; photoprotection; halophyte; salt stress
Dr. Luca Paoli
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Department of Biology, University of Pisa, I-56126, Pisa, Italy
Interests: lichens; air pollution; biomonitoring; bioindicators; heavy metals
Dr. Eva Darko
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Department of Plant Physiology, Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, H-2462 Martonvásár, Hungary
Interests: plant stress physiology; salt and drought stress; LED lighting: modification of plant growth and metabolism
Dr. Georgia Ntatsi
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1. Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organisation, ELGO – DEMETER, Thermi, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
2. Laboratory of Vegetable Production, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: vegetable production; hydroponics; plant nutrition; plant physiology; abiotic stress; fruit quality; biofortification; nitrogen fixation; phytohormones; plant metabolism; organic production
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Dr. Jason Able
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School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Interests: breeding and commercialisation of cereal and pulses; micro RNAs (miRNAs) and their role in enhancing crop productivity (through either stress adaptation and/or reproductive fitness); understanding the molecular mechanisms that control meiosis in cereals
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Dr. Andrea Ghirardo
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Research Unit Environmental Simulation (EUS), Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology (BIOP), Ingolstädter Landstr. 1, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany
Interests: volatile organic compound; insect–, microbe–, and plant–plant interactions; plant resistance and acclimation to abiotic and biotic stresses; metabolomics; carbon fluxes; bioenergy; climate change and climate simulations
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Dr. Marco Zancani
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Unit of Plant Biology, University of Udine, via delle Scienze 91, I-33100 Udine, Italy
Interests: plant mitochondria; biotic and abiotic stress; bioenegetics; biostimulants
Dr. Giorgia Batelli
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CNR Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, Perugia, Italy
Interests: tomato; Arabidopsis; salt stress; drought stress; ABA
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Dr. Marek Petřivalský
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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Palacky Univerzity in Olomouc, Slechtitelu 27, 78372 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: reactive oxygen species; reactive nitrogen species; plant signalling; abiotic stress; biotic stress
Dr. Dorina Podar
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Faculty of Biology and Geology, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Babeș – Bolyai University, 1 Kogălniceanu St., 400084 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: heavy metal stresses; metal ions membrane transport; metal homeostasis; cation diffusion facilitators; plant nutrition; biofortification; phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soils; plant interactions with plant growth promoting microorganisms
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Prof. Dr. Scott McAdam
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Purdue Center for Plant Biology, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: stomata; plant evolution; abscisic acid; xylem
Prof. Dr. Koji Mikami
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Department of Food Resource Development, School of Food Industrial Sciences, Miyagi University, Sendai, Japan
Interests: seaweed; bryophyte; abiotic stress; development; morphogenesis; gene expression; phosphoinositide signalling; fatty acid metabolism; stress tolerance; stress memory; molecular breeding
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Dr. Marion Prudent
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UMR Agroecology, INRAE Dijon, 21000, France
Interests: legumes; nitrogen nutrition; water stress; plant x microorganism interactions; recovery; resilience; memory effect; integrative biology; cost-benefit
Dr. Miguel González-Guzmán
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Departamento de Ciencias Agrarias y del Medio Natural. Universitat Jaume I, ES- 12071 Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Interests: ABA signalling; plant hormones; tomato; Arabidopsis; transcriptomics; stress combination
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Prof. Dr. Hojoung Lee
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Division of Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul 136-713, Korea
Interests: plant abiotic stress; plant biotic stress; plant nitrogen signaling; ABA signaling
Prof. Dr. Ramanjulu Sunkar
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Interests: plant response to abiotic stresses; microRNAs and epigenetics
Dr. Vicent Arbona
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Departament de Ciències Agràries i del Medi Natural, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló de la Plana, Spain
Interests: abiotic stress; Arabidopsis; biochemistry; citrus; drought; flooding; metabolomics; plant physiology; tomato
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Dr. Giovanni Stefano

Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1312, USA
Interests: organelles morphology; dynamics and biogenesis; organelle-organelle contact sites; secretory pathway; endocytosis; responses of intracellular organelles and compartments to salinity stress; abiotic stresses
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Dr. Alvaro Sanz-Saez
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Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: crop physiology; photosynthesis; abiotic stress tolerance; drought; plant response to elevated CO2; nitrogen fixations; symbiotic interactions; high-throughput phenotyping; hyper spectral reflectance
Prof. Dr. Marko Sabovljevic
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Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Takovska 43, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
Interests: bryophytes; bryophyte biology; conservation biology; conservation ecology and conservation physiology of plants; ex situ; plant ecology
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Dr. Josefa M. Alamillo
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Departamento de Botánica, Ecología y Fisiología Vegetal, Grupo de Fisiología Molecular y Biotecnología de Plantas, Campus de Excelencia Internacional Agroalimentario, CEIA3, Universidad de Córdoba, 1407 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: abiotic stress; drought tolerance; legumes, nitrogen fixation; purine nucleotides metabolism; ureides
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Prof. Dr. Andrew J Wood
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School of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-6899, USA
Interests: abiotic stress; desiccation; drought-stress; water-stress; osmotic-stress; water-relations; seed quality; mosses; bryophytes
Dr. Federico Brilli
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Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP) - National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Rome, Italy
Interests: understanding the ecological and physiological role of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in plant-plant, plant-microbes and plant-insect interactions; application of plants VOC for sustainable improvement of plant defense
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Prof. Dr. Othmane Merah
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1. Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-Industrielle (LCA), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Université de Toulouse, CEDEX 4, 31030 Toulouse, France
2. Département Génie Biologique, IUT Paul Sabatier, Université Paul Sabatier, 32000 Auch, France
Interests: plant physiology; plant breeding; abiotic stress; bioactive accumulation; essential oils; biofertilizers; cereals; oilseed crop; legumes; vegetables
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Prof. Dr. Jess K. Zimmerman
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Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, San Juan, PR 00936, USA
Interests: community ecology; climate change; cyclones; disturbance; drought; landscape ecology; long-term ecology; phenology; population ecology; restoration ecology; vegetation dynamics
Dr. Diana Santelia

Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, Universitätstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: stomata; guard cells; starch and sugar metabolism; abiotic and biotic stress; light; CO2 and ABA signalling; transcriptional and post-translational regulation
Dr. Ellen Zuther

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Central Infrastructure Group Genomics and Transcript Profiling, Am Mühlenberg 1, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: abiotic stress; stress tolerance; stress memory; priming; climate change; systems biology; metabolomics; polyamines
Prof. Dr. Atsushi Fukushima

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8522, Japan
Interests: bioinformatics; plant metabolomics; metabolic and regulatory networks; integrated analysis of omics data; next generation sequencing; network systems biology; plant science
Prof. Dr. Yuichi Tada
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School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Technology, 1404-1 Katakura, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0982, Japan
Interests: plant molecular breeding; stress tolerance; salt tolerance; phytoremediation
Dr. Martina Pollastrini
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Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI), University of Firenze, Piazzale delle Cascine 28, 50144 Firenze, Italy
Interests: species interactions; functional plant traits; functional biodiversity; forest monitoring; photosynthesis; plant stress; biodiversity; ozone; isotopes; chlorophyll fluorescence; forest ecosystems; climate change; ecosystem functioning
Prof. Dr. Olena K. Vatamaniuk
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Soil and Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University, 608 Bradfield Hall, 306 Tower Rd. Ithaca, NY 14853-1901, USA
Interests: mineral nutrition; micronutrient transport and its regulation; Arabidopsis; Brachypodium; copper; iron cadmium
Dr. Lok. R. Pokhrel
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Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, Department of Health Education and Promotion, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Interests: nanotoxicology; risk Assessment; environmental chemistry and fate; phytotoxicity; abiotic stress; environmental health and safety (EHS)
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Dr. José M. Colmenero-Flores
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Department of Plant Biotechnology, Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology, IRNAS-CSIC, E-41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: plant chloride homeostasis; chloride nutrition and Cl- function in plants; chloride and nitrate channels and transporters; functional and molecular characterization of anion transporters; abiotic stress: salinity and water deficit; plant resistance to abiotic stress: the role of rootstocks
Prof. Dr. Naoki Hirotsu
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Faculty of Life Sciences, Toyo University, 1-1-1 Izumino, Itakura-machi, Oura-gun, Gunma 374-0193, Japan
Interests: rice; grain yield; grain quality; plant growth; photosynthesis; submergence acclimation; amphibious plant
Dr. Jean Molinier
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Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes, Strasbourg, France
Interests: DNA repair; small RNA; genome-epigenome dynamics; abiotic stress
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Dr. Yasutomo Hoshika
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Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Via Madonna del Piano, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: plant physiological ecology; modelling of environmental botany; stress physiology; stomatal conductance; photosynthesis; ozone; drought; climate change
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Prof. Dr. Martin Backor
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Department of Botany, Institute of Biology and Ecology, P. J. Safarik University in Kosice, Manesova 23, 041 67 Kosice, Slovakia
Interests: lichens; algae; mosses; abiotic stress; heavy metals; secondary metabolism of lichens; polar ecology of lower plants
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Dr. Camilla Hill
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Agricultural Sciences, College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: plant science; genetics; genomics; metabolomics; analytical biochemistry; plant stress physiology
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Prof. Dr. Howard S. Neufeld
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Department of Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA
Interests: physiological plant ecology; plants and climate change; plant growth and development; plant stress physiology
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Dr. Aneta Helena Baczewska-Dąbrowska
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Center for Conservation of Biological Diversity, Polish Academy of Sciences Botanical Garden, 02-973 Warsaw, 2 St. Prawdziwka, Poland
Interests: biotic and abiotic stress; trees; biomonitoring; environmental pollution
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Dr. Takaki Yamauchi
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1. Japan Science and Technology Agency, PRESTO, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
2. Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
Interests: plant physiology; plant developmental biology; plant molecular biology; plant abiotic stress; signal transduction; waterlogging/flooding (and drought); root anatomical traits; aerenchyma formation
Dr. Roman Zweifel
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Forest Dynamics, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, 8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Interests: ecophysiology; tree physiology; growth processes; tree water relations; ecological legacy effects; dendrometer; stem radius changes; ultrasonic acoustic emissions; climate change
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Dr. Dario Piano
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University of Cagliari, Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Photobiology, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: photosystem II; light reactions in photosynthesis; photoprotection; non photochemical quenching; carotenoids; PsbS; fruits ripening; anthesis; rhyzobiology
Dr. Viktor Oláh
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Department of Botany, Institute of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Hungary
Interests: duckweed research; plant ecophysiology; aquatic ecotoxicology
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Dr. Katalin Solymosi
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Department of Plant Anatomy, ELTE - Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: plant stress biology; salt and drought stress; cell biology; plastids; photosynthesis
Dr. Manuela Winkler
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GLORIA co-ordination, Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) & Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austrian Academy of Sciences, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: biodiversity; alpine plants; climate change; population biology; molecular ecology
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Prof. Dr. Raffaella Cerana
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DISAT), University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 1, 20126 Milano, Italy
Interests: programmed cell death; reactive oxygen and nitrogen species; stress
Dr. Zsuzsanna Kolbert
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Department of Plant Biology, University of Szeged, H-6726 Szeged, Hungary
Interests: plant stress physiology; plant developmental biology; plant molecular biology; heavy metal toxicity; plant nutrition; reactive nitrogen species; phytohormones; root development
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Dr. Krzysztof Sitko
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Plant Ecophysiology Team, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, 28 Jagiellonska Str., 40-032 Katowice, Poland
Interests: photosynthesis; chlorophyll fluorescence; ecophysiology; heavy metals; abiotic stress; hormesis; drought
Dr. Piotr Dąbrowski
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Department of Environmental Improvement, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: chlorophyll fluorescence; photosynthesis; plant stresses; physiology of plants and algae; green infrastructure; plants in urban areas
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Pawlik-Skowronska
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Department of Hydrobiology and Protection of Ecosystems, Faculty of Environmental Biology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Dobrzańskiego str. 37, 20-262 Lublin, Poland
Interests: ecophysiology of algae and cyanobacteria; heavy metals; oxidative stress
Dr. Giorgio Perrella
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ENEA, Trisaia Research Center, 75026 Rotondella, MT, Italy
Interests: epigenetics; abiotic stress; light signalling; Arabidopsis and bio-refinery crops
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Assoc. Prof. Eugeniusz Małkowski
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Plant Ecophysiology Team, Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Jagiellońska 28 St., 40-032 Katowice, Poland
Interests: heavy metals (Cd, Pb, Zn); uptake; accumulation; toxicity; hyperaccumulators; phytoextraction and phytostabilization; arbuscular mycorrhiza; photosynthesis
Dr. Magda Pál
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Department of Plant Physiology, Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Eötvös Loránd Research Network, H-2462 Martonvásár, Hungary
Interests: abiotic stress; acclimation; heavy metal stress; oxidative stress; polyamines; plant stress physiology; salicylic acid; signalling
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Dr. Anna Aksmann
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Department of Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdansk, Wita Stwosza str. 59, PL-80-308 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: abiotic stress; anthropogenic pollutants (herbicides, pharmaceuticals); green algae response to stress factors; Chlamydomonas reinhardtii; plant physiology and biochemistry
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Dr. Michael Hodges
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Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay (IPS2), CNRS, Université Paris-Sud, INRA, Université d’Evry, Université Paris-Diderot, Université Paris-Saclay, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: primary metabolism interactions; photosynthesis; photorespiration; N-metabolism; post-translational regulation; protein phosphorylation; redox regulation; plant acclimation to elevated CO2
Prof. Dr. Knut Asbjørn Solhaug
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Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O.Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, Norway
Interests: Lichen ecophysiology; UV-B; photosynthesis
Dr. Pavel Kerchev
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Department of Molecular Biology and Radiobiology, Mendel University in Brno, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: redox signaling; chemical genetics; histone post-translational modifications, epigenetics, proteomics, metabolomics
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Prof. Dr. Kwang-Hyun Baek
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Department of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 38451, Korea
Interests: antimicrobial agents; synergistic effects; nanoparticles; essential oils; secondary metabolites; plant extracts; bacteria; fungi; viruses; multidrug-resistant; microorganisms
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Assoc. Prof. Cécile Vriet
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Laboratory EBI (Ecology and Biology of interactions), University of Poitiers, UMR CNRS 7267, F-86073 Poitiers, France
Interests: plant primary metabolism and sugar transport; oxidative stress; water-stress; plant-microorganism interactions
Prof. Dr. Anis Limami
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1. Department of Biology, University of Angers, 2 Bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers, France
2. INRAE, Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences (IRHS), 42 rue Georges Morel, CEDEX, 49071 - Beaucouzé, France
Interests: nitrate transporters; nitrate signaling; nitrogen and carbon metabolisms; low oxygen stress (waterlogging); legumes; seedling establishment; seedlings – microbiome interactions; root exudates; isotope (15N, 13C) labeling; metabolome
Dr. Luis E. Hernandez
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Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Department of Biology, Universidad Autónoma Madrid, ES28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: oxidative stress responses; mechanisms of tolerance triggered in plants; microalgae exposed to toxic metals and metalloids
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Prof. Dr. Laura Sadori
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Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: palynology; archaeobotany; human impact; palaeoenvironment; palaeoclimate; climate change
Prof. Dr. Adriana Basile
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Department of Biology, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: plant cell; bryophyte; environmental pollution; response to stress; ultrastructure; molecular biology; biomarkers; bioactivities
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Prof. Dr. Katarina Vogel-Mikuš
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1. Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2. Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: metal stress in plants; metal accumulation and tolerance in plants; metal hyperaccumulator plants; mycorrhiza; interactions of engineered nanoparticles and plants; phytoremediation; biofortification; environmental monitoring; radionuclides; food chains; use of X-ray fluorescence and absorption-based techniques in plant biology; development of sample preparation procedures for the imaging of element distribution in biological samples for micro-PIXE; synchrotron micro-XRF and LA-ICPMS and MeV-SIMS
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Dr. Klára Kosová
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Laboratory of Plant Stress Biology and Biotechnology, Division of Crop Genetics and Breeding, Crop Research Institute, 161 06 Prague 6 - Ruzyně, Czech Republic
Interests: plant Stress biology including Physiology and Proteomics
Dr. Kirk Overmyer
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Viikki Plant Science Centre and Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Program, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, FI‐00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: plant interactions with fungal pathogens; fungal genomics and pathogenicity; plant immune signaling; phytopathogenic yeasts; Reactive oxygen species (ROS) signaling
Dr. Michael J. Van Oosten
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Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Biology Building, 251 W Pitkin St, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
Interests: abiotic stress; salt stress; water stress; water use efficiency; nitrogen use efficiency; plant physiology; adaptation to climate; synthetic biology
Dr. Scott Finlayson
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Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: shade/competition avoidance; light signaling; branching; plant development; phytohormones; thigmomorphogenesis
Prof. Dr. Mario De Tullio
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: redox regulation; oxidative stress; abiotic stress
Dr. Kiril Mishev
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Regulation of Gene Expression Laboratory, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulg Acad Sci, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: plant endomembrane trafficking; plant hormone signal transduction; chemical genetics
Prof. Dr. Monica Ruffini Castiglione
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Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Via Luca Ghini 13, I-56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: toxicity; plant cell; root meristem; abiotic stress; heavy metals; metal nanoparticles; nanoplastics
Dr. Matthew Haworth
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The National Research Council of Italy - Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (CNR – IPSP), Via Madonna del Piano 10 Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Firenze, Italy
Interests: stomatal control; stomatal evolution; photosynthesis; elevated [CO2]; drought
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Prof. Dr. Luisa María Sandalio
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, 18008 Granada, Spain
Interests: metal toxicity
Dr. Vasileios Fotopoulos
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science Cyprus University of Technology P.O. Box 50329, 3603 Lemesos, Cyprus
Interests: abiotic stress; antioxidants; priming; reactive oxygen species; reactive nitrogen species; reactive sulfur species; growth promotion; cellular signaling; plant biotechnology
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Dr. Eduardo O. Leidi
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Department of Plant Biotechnology, IRNAS-CSIC, E-41012 Seville, Spain
Interests: plant nutrition; metal toxicity; salt stress
Dr. Rebecca G. Stevens
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Research Unit on Genetics and Breeding of Fruit and Vegetables, INRA, BP 94-84143 Avignon, France
Interests: antioxidants, in particular ascorbate and redox regulation; abiotic stress tolerance; the role of root architecture in response to stress; phenotyping of Solanaceae germplasm such as tomato and aubergine
Dr. Elena Loreti
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The Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, Nationl Research Council, Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: plant responses to hypoxia; miRNA in plants; crosstalk between sugar metabolism and hormone signalling to regulate plant growth
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Dr. Rosa M Rivero
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CEBAS-CSIC, Dpto Nutrición Vegetal, Campus Universitario de Espinardo Ed 25, 30100 Espinardo – MURCIA, Spain
Interests: plant abiotic stress (individual or in combination); plant physiology; plant biochemistry; plant metabolic pathways; transcriptomics; metabolomics
Prof. Dr. Oscar Vicente
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Institute for the Conservation and Improvement of Valencian Agrodiversity (COMAV), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera 14, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: climate change; plant biotechnology; plant reproduction; abiotic stress; plant stress physiology; halophytes; drought; salinity; stress tolerance
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Dr. Shigeto Morita
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Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto 606-8522, Japan
Interests: reactive oxygen species; oxidative stress; abiotic stress response; redox regulation; germination; seed storage proteins; rice
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Prof. Dr. Eric Ruelland
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Laboratoire Génie Enzymatique et Cellulaire, Université Technologique de Compiègne, CNRS-UMR 7025, CEDEX, 60203 Compiègne, France
Interests: salicylic acid; plant response to stresses; plant lipids; lipid signalling
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Prof. Dr. Hazem M. Kalaji
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Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences SGGW, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: fluorescence sensors; chlorophyll fluorescence analysis; photochemistry of photosynthesis; plant stress; physiology of plants and algae; plant talk and machine learning
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Prof. Dr. Atle M. Bones
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Cell, Molecular Biology and Genomics Group, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: plant and algae cell biology; defense systems; organization and mechanisms; functional genomics; biotic and abiotic stress responses; molecular biology; systems biology approaches
Dr. Ferenc Fodor
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Department of Plant Physiology and Molecular Plant Biology, Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány Péter stny. 1/C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: plant nutrition; heavy metals; iron; plant stress; ionomics; energy plants; nanomaterials
Assoc. Prof. Dariusz Latowski
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Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Krakow, Poland
Interests: biochemistry and biophysics of plants and algae; biochemistry and biophysics of pigments; interactions of the biotic (pathogens) and abiotic (temperature, light) factors with plants; environmental biotechnology; lipid models of biological membranes; plant-bacterial interactions; xanthophyll cycle
Dr. Mirwais M. Qaderi
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Department of Biology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada
Interests: plant responses to multiple components of climate change; methane emissions from stressed plants
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Prof. Dr. Saman Seneweera
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Associate Professor, Center for Crop Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
Interests: plant stress physiology; photosynthesis, respiration; grain quality; zinc and iron biofortification; plant nutrient use efficiency and plant response to elevated CO2
Dr. Stanislav Isayenkov
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Department of Plant Food Products and Biofortification, Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics NAS of Ukraine, 04123 Kyiv, Ukraine
Interests: Halophytes; salinity; and drought stresses; ions; membrane transport; K+ homeostasis; Na+ transport; arsenic transport; plant abiotic stress; plant nutrition; mycorrhiza; physiology and molecular genetics
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Prof. Dr. Om Parkash Dhankher
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Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
Interests: climate-resilient crops; glutathione homoestasis; metabolic engineering; salinity stress; drought stress; heavy metals stress; tolerance
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Dr. Anja Schneider
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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department Biology I, Plant Science, Großhaderner Str. 2-4, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
Interests: plant chloroplasts; envelope and thylakoid membrane transporter; photosynthesis; manganese transporter; plant development; Arabidopsis
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Nägele
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Department Biology I, Plant Evolutionary Cell Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Großhaderner Str. 2-4, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany
Interests: plant abiotic stress tolerance and acclimation mechanisms; metabolic regulation and signalling; mathematical modelling of plant metabolism
Prof. Dr. Bruce Osborne
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UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science and UCD Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Interests: ecosystem greenhouse gas emissions and their mitigation; carbon sequestration; climate change; invasive plants; underutilized crop species; crop productivity
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Prof. Dr. Miguel Pedro Mourato
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Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, 1349-017 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: abiotic stress biochemistry; plant response to oxidative stress caused by potentially toxic substances; heavy metal phytotoxicity; plant contamination; mineral element quantification; effect of pharmaceutical products in plants; food safety
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Dr. Ornella Calderini
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Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR), CNR,via Madonna Alta 130, 06128 Perugia, Italy
Interests: plant cell cycle and meiosis; plant development and reproduction; signal transduction via MAPK genes related to development and stress responses; plant functional genomics in model (Arabidopsis and Medicago truncatula) and crop species; bioenergy crops; biodiversity; heterosis
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Dr. Daniel Sánchez-Mata
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Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy and Botany (Botany Unit), Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University, E-28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: diversity of plant species and communities (habitat types); Mediterranean macroclimate ecosystems (European and Western North American); conservation of plant species and natural/semi-natural habitats; habitat fragmentation
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Prof. Dr. Diego F. Gomez-Casati
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Centro de Estudios Fotosintéticos y Bioquímicos (CEFOBI-CONICET), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario S2000CGK, Santa Fe, Argentina
Interests: Arabidopsis thaliana; T-DNA mutants; plant mitochondria; chloroplasts; iron metabolism; gene regulation; starch metabolism
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Prof. Dr. Bernd Mueller-Roeber
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1. Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam‐Golm, Germany
2. Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, 14476 Potsdam‐Golm, Germany
Interests: transcription factors; gene regulatory networks; abiotic stress tolerance; extremophiles; senescence; plant biotechnology; synthetic biology; synthetic biodiversity
Dr. Georgios Koubouris
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Olive Cultivation Lab, Institute of Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops and Viticulture, Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER, (NAGREF), 73134 Chania, Greece
Interests: climate change; agricultural sustainability; circular economy; soil, water and biodiversity conservation; remote sensing; plant breeding; ecosystem services; olive growing
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Assoc. Prof. Peter Schroeder
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1. Environmental Genomics Research Unit, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH), Neuherberg 85764, Germany
2. Organic Farming and Land Use Systems, Technical University of Munich, 85354 Weihenstephan, Germany
Interests: land use changes; plant stress; detoxification enzymes; endophytes; plant-microbe interactions; antioxidative response
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