International Meeting in Plant Biotechnology "Plant Stress and Sustainable Agriculture"


30 de Junio de 2015

Horario: de 8:30 a 18:30


Lugar: Auditorio Abate Molina, FAcultad de Ciencias Biológicas PUC. Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago

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International Meeting in Plant Biotechnology 
"Plant Stress and Sustainable Agriculture"

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, along with the University of California - Davis, the University of Bordeaux and the Wageningen University and Research Centre, would like to invite you to participate in an open seminar on “Plant Biotechnology - Plant Stress and Sustainable Agriculture” this June 30th, 2015. This meeting will gather eminent speakers engaged in area of Plant Biotechnology.

The seminar will take place in the Abate Molina Auditorium, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago). Further information can be found here.

If you are interested to participate, please click on the registration button to fill the form.



8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcoming reception 
Patricio Arce, Andrés Schwember and Antoine De Daruvar, Organizing Committee 
Ignacio Sánchez, Rector Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Session I - Chair: Antoine De Daruvar
9:10 Some examples of grapevine responses to environmental stress associated with climate changes 
Serge Delrot, University of Bordeaux
9:40 Maize landraces and associated microbiomes 
Alan Bennett, University of California - Davis
10:10 Durum wheat breeding in Chile 
Andrés Schwember, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
10:40 Quinoa - Crop potential and breeding perspectives in the Chilean context 
Francisco Fuentes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
11:10 Coffee Break

Session II - Chair: Andrés Schwember
11:30 Making sense out of phytoviral metagenomics: What have we learned from the Kerguelen Islands phytovirome? 
Tierry Candresse, University of Bordeaux
12:00 Multiple layers and mechanisms of control for plant nitrogen acquisition 
Rodrigo Gutiérrez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
12:30 Epigenetic control of fruit development and ripening: A central role for DNA methylation 
Philippe Gallusci, University of Bordeaux
13:00 Lunch

Session III - Chair: Basilio Carrasco
14:20 Title to be confirmed 
Ernst van den Ende, Wageningen University and Research Centre
14:50 Metabolomics meets modelling of central metabolism: A way to study fruit metabolism adaptation to environmental stress 
Dominique Rolin, University of Bordeaux
15:20 Metabolic models: Applications to plant physiology 
Ricardo Pérez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
15:50 New virus diseases in potatoes 
Marlene Rosales, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
16:20 Coffee Break

Session IV - Chair: Patricio Arce
16:40 Pathogenomics and systems biology of grapevine diseases 
Darío Cantú, University of California - Davis
17:10 Flavescence dorée: From epidemiology to the search for new methods of control 
Alain Blanchard, University of Bordeaux
17:40 Molecular characterization of resistance to fungal pathogens in grapevines obtained by genetic improvement 
Grace Armijo - Patricio Arce, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
18:10 Closing and Acknowledgements