Plant Genome Evolution

It is our pleasure to announce the second Current Opinion Conference on Plant Genome Evolution, to be held in Amsterdam, September 8-10th, 2013. We are delighted to be holding this (now biannual) event again after a very successful first meeting in 2011 where renowned plant researchers gave inspiring talks and where many discussed their latest research in the field.

For the 2013 meeting, which will be at least half a day longer, we are even more ambitious and are trying to put together an even more exciting program focused on plant genomes, natural variation, and systems biology, of course all with a strong emphasis on evolution and evolutionary aspects.

This meeting will be the unique opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues, get updated on the newest developments and insights in plant genome evolution, and will provide unique possibilities to network and discuss collaborations. Also, we are delighted already that Prof. Doug Soltis (University of Florida, USA) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Sunday, opening the meeting.

Topic List
(Novel) Genome Projects
Genome evolution
Gene and genome duplication
Genomic views on hybridization, heterosis and speciation
Genomic variation and population genomics
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
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Preliminary Programme

SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2013
12:00 Registration
14.00 - 14.10 Welcome
Yves Van de Peer & Chris Pires
14:10 - 15.00 Plenary talk
Doug Soltis
15:00 - 15.30 Coffee Break
Session 1 - (Novel) Genome Projects
15:30 - 16.00 Invited speaker
Angelique D’hont
16:00 - 16.30 Invited speaker
Eric Lyons
16:30 - 17.30 4 Oral presentations from abstract
17:30 - 19.30 Welcome reception and Poster Session 1

MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2013
Session 2 - Genome evolution
9.00 - 9.30 Invited speaker
Michele Morgante
9.30 - 10.00 Invited speaker
Haibao Tang
10.00 - 10.30 2 Oral presentations from abstract
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Invited speaker
Brandon Gaut
11.30 - 12.00 2 Oral presentations from abstract
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
Session 3 - Gene and genome duplication
13.30 - 14.00 Invited speaker
Pam Soltis
14.00 - 14.30 Invited speaker
Keith Adams
Session 4 - Genomic views on hybridization, heterosis and speciation
16.00 - 16.30 Invited speaker
James Schnable
16.30 - 17.00 Invited speaker
Jim Leebens-Mack
17.00 - 17.30 2 Oral presentations from abstract
17.30 - 18.45 Poster session 2
19.00 Conference dinner (optional)

TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2013
Session 5 - Genomic variation and population genomics
9.00 - 9.30 Invited speaker
Michael Purugganan
9.30 - 10.00 Invited speaker
Michael Lynch
10.00 - 10.30 2 Oral presentations from abstract
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Invited speaker
Magnus Nordborg
11.30 - 12.00 2 Oral presentations from abstract
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
Session 6 - Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
13.30 - 14.00 Invited speaker
Steven Maere
14.00 - 14.30 Invited speaker
Joachim Selbig
14.30 - 14.45 2 Oral presentations from abstract
15.15 - 16.00 Coffee Break
Session 6 - Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
16.00 - 16.30 Invited speaker
Gavin Conant
16.30 - 17.00 Invited speaker
Balázs Papp

8 Sep - 10 Sep 2013
Amsterdam
Netherlands
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