March 29 - March 30
Understanding and managing biotic and abiotic stresses of horticultural crops
Horticultural crops are facing unprecedented challenges in the face of global warming and climate change. As weather becomes more extreme and unpredictable in future decades, growers will need access to crops capable of withstanding periods of severe environmental and biological stress. The understanding of plant abiotic and biotic responses on the molecular and genetic level is of paramount importance for developing climate tolerant crops of the future. This encompasses the elucidation of molecular networks associated with stress sensing, signalling and resistance. Through exploration of genetic diversity and utilisation of new genome editing techniques, new avenues for the development of climate and pest tolerant crops can be explored.
This is a call for all researchers involved in the fields of abiotic and biotic stress of horticultural crops.
Conference sessions will cover:
- Physiological responses to climate change
- Exploring genetic diversity and new breeding strategies
- Stress sensing and signalling mechanisms
- Plant immunity
- Pest and disease tolerance
- Secondary metabolism and nutritional responses to climate change
- Postharvest stresses
Confirmed invited speakers include-
- Katherine Denby (University of York)
- Charlotte Nellist (NIAB)
- Carol Wagstaff (University of Reading)
- Andrew Daymond (University of Reading)
We welcome abstract submissions for both Oral and Poster presentations. We will promote the research of Early Career Professionals/Students during plenary sessions and at a live poster session.
Deadline for Abstract submission is January 29th 2022.
REGISTRATION OPENS ON JANUARY 1st 2022
- In-person registration £125-£250
- Online registration £25-£100