Black Forest Retreat 2012 on Molecular Plant Science

This retreat on molecular plant science is intended for PhD students and early career postdocs. The combination of expert lectures & workshops, secluded venue and participant presentations will ensure high knowledge gain and scientific exchange.
+ show speakers and program
Monday Sep 10th
15:15, 16:15, 17:15 Bus shuttles from Bärental train station to venue
19:00 Welcome reception with food and beverages
20:00 Keynote talk: Ralph Block, Gene transfer and artificial evolution
later Moss cocktail workshop
Tuesday Sep 11th
9:00 - 10:45 Oral session I (Keynote talk: Plant genome evolution, Yves Van de Peer, Gent, Belgium)
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop on homology and phylogeny (Stefan Rensing, University of Freiburg)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Poster session I with coffee
14:00 - 15:00 Workshop on P. patens as a new model and on phylogeny (Stefan Rensing)
15:00 - 18:30 Excursion
19:00 Supper
Wednesday Sep 12th
9:00 - 10:45 Oral session II (Keynote talk: Klaus Palme, Plant hormone action)
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop on molecular cloning (Souzic Bourteele, Thermo Fisher)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Poster session II with coffee
15:00 - 17:30 Workshops on DNA Sequencing (Bernhard Busch, GATC Biotech), qPCR (Michael Pfaffl, Technical University Munich), GFP/FRET/BiFC (Klaus Nettesheim, Nikon)
18:00 Supper
Later Farewell party
Thursday Sep 13th
09:00 - 10:00 Oral Session III
10:00 - 10:45 Workshop on molecular pharming (Andreas Schaaf, greenovation Biotech)
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45 Workshop on patenting (Wolfgang Jost, U-FR innovation office)
12:00 Lunch, end of retreat
13:30, 14:30 Bus shuttles to Bärental train station



10 Sep - 13 Sep 2012
Herzogenhorn
Germany
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