[Arabidopsis] Gordon Conference: Salt & Water Stress in Plants

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)
Tue Feb 9 16:54:47 EST 2010


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Don't miss it!!!
Gordon Res Conference: Salt & Water Stress in Plants
13 - 18 June 2010
Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Chairs: Anna Amtmann & Jian Kang Zhu
Application forms and program at:
www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2010&program=salt
 
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Salinity and drought cause serious crop losses worldwide. Much progress has
been made over recent years in identifying individual biological processes
that are required for plant survival under abiotic stress. The main
challenge today is to obtain an understanding of how these processes are
coordinated within the plant, how different environmental and developmental
stimuli are prioritized, and how different signalling pathways are
integrated into an overall response. This conference will bring together
world class scientists from universities, research institutes, field
stations and industries to present and discuss their latest research
achievements. Due to the importance of the topic for food safety the
conference traditionally attracts participants from all continents, in
particular Asia, South America, Australia and Africa.

The 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Salt and Water Stress in Plants
covers aspects of gene expression, protein modification and trafficking,
signalling pathways, ion and water homeostasis, and metabolism as well as
whole-plant physiology and plant breeding. Based on the emerging evidence
for the effects of abiotic stress on DNA and chromatin structure we also
include for the first time a session on epigenetics. The conference further
addresses the question of how information gained in model plants can be
transferred to crop plants, and how fundamental knowledge can be translated
into long-term strategies for improved stress tolerance in the field.



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