Current Challenges in Plant Biology 2017: Redox Regulation (DPPS-501)

11-12 December 2017, University of Helsinki city centre campus

3 ECTS credit

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Symposium outline
The symposium will cover the outlook on the current developments and methods which are being used in the field of ROS/Redox Regulations.

City centre campus, Porthania building (Yliopistonkatu 3)

Monday 11.12. (Lecture room P674, 6th floor)
08:30-09:20 Registration & coffee
09:20-09:30 Jaakko Kangasjärvi (University of Helsinki), opening of the symposium, & general information
09:30-10:15 Ron Mittler (University of North Texas, USA)
Coordinating the overall stomatal response of plants: Rapid leaf-to-leaf communication during light stress
10:15-11:00 Margarete Baier (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Adjusting antioxidant protection
11:00-11:15 Short break
11:15-11:45 Mikael Brosché (University of Helsinki)
Using ozone as a tool to study ROS responses
11:45-12:15 Maija Sierla (University of Helsinki)
The receptor-like pseudokinase GHR1 regulates stomatal closure
12:15-13:15 Lunch break
13.15-15.15 Visit to the Viikki campus, guided tours of the infrastructure facilities (Proteomics, Genomics, Plant Phenotyping)/Parallel session for doctoral candidates taking the full course (laptop & paper posters, discussion of articles and written assignment)
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:30 Christine Foyer (University of Leeds, UK)
A revaluation of the roles of ascorbate and ascorbate oxidase in the regulation of photosynthesis and plant growth
16:30-17:00 Jesús Pascual Vázquez (University of Turku, Finland)
Post-translational regulation of plant defence metabolite biosynthesis

Tuesday 12.12. (Lecture room PIII, 1st floor)
08:30-09:15 Coffee
09:15-10:00 Zhizhong Gong (China Agricultural University, China)
Is ROS signaling transduced from plasma membrane into cells?
10:00-10:30 Sachie Kimura (University of Helsinki)
Molecular and functional analysis of Arabidopsis Cysteine-rich receptor-like kinase CRK2
10:30-10:45 Short break
10:45-11:30 Hannes Kollist (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Stomatal Guard Cells in Action
11:30-12:00 Estee Tee (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
The role of the chloroplast signal 3’phosphoadenosine 5’phosphate, in stomatal closure
12:00-13:15 Lunch break
13:15-14:00 Olivier van Aken (Lund University, Sweden)
Mitochondrial and chloroplast stress responses are regulated by distinct touch- and organelle-dependent pathways
14:00-14:30 Alexey Shapiguzov (University of Helsinki)
A case study of RCD1 at the intersection of chloroplast and mitochondrial signalling
14:30-14:45 Short break
14:45-15:30 Jaakko Kangasjärvi (University of Helsinki)
ROS, Chloroplasts, mitochondria and nucleus
15:30-16:00 Anna Kärkönen (Natural Resources Institute Finland)
A Key Role for Apoplastic H2O2 in Norway Spruce Phenolic Metabolism
16:00-16:15 Jaakko Kangasjärvi (University of Helsinki), closing of the symposium

Confirmed invited speakers
Olivier van Aken, Lund University, Sweden
Margarete Baier, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Christine Foyer, University of Leeds, UK
Zhizhong Gong, China Agricultural University, China
Hannes Kollist, University of Tartu, Estonia
Ron Mittler, University of North Texas, USA

Official registration is now closed but anyone is free to come and listen to the talks.
The symposium is free of charge and open to ALL and participation is welcomed from other Universities and institutes.

Credits and information for students participating in the symposium
3 ECTS will be awarded for full attendance during the sympsoium (two full days), preparation of a poster or short talk presentation, reading of the pre-requisite literature provided by the invited speakers (available from the course Moodle site) and completion of a written assignment after the symposium.

The symposium is organised by Jaakko Kangasjärvi, the Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) and the Doctoral Programme in Plant Sciences (DPPS).