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Plant Reproduction 2020

Keynote Speakers


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Tia-Lynn Ashman


Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Contact:
tia1@pitt.edu
+1 412-624-0984


Research Focus: Ecology and evolution of plant sexual systems, Heterospecific pollen transfer and pollen-pollen-pistil interactions
Model systems: Strawberry, Mimulus, various non-model systems
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Célia Baroux


Plant Developmental Genetics, University of Zürich, Switzerland

Contact:
cbaroux@botinst.uzh.ch


Research focus: Research focus: Ovule development, Chromatin organisation, Cell fate
Model systems: Arabidopsis, rice


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Jijie Chai


University of Cologne and Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Contact:
chai@mpipz.mpg.de


Research focus: Plant receptor like kinases and NOD-like receptors, Structural and biochemical mechanisms of ligand recognition and activation
Model system: Arabidopsis
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Beverley J. Glover


Plant Sciences and Cambridge University Botanic Garden, University of Cambridge, UK

Contact:
bjg26@cam.ac.uk
+44-1223-333938

Research focus: Petal development, pollinator attraction, petal epidermis
Model systems: Hibiscus trionum, Linaria, Antirrhinum, Gorteria diffusa


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Gwyneth Ingram


Plant Reproduction and Development, CNRS/ Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Contact:
Gwyneth.Ingram@ens-lyon.fr
+33- 4 72 72 86 02


Research focus: Early seed development, Peptide-mediated signalling, Biophysics, Apoplastic barriers
Model systems: Maize, Arabidopsis
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Timothy Kelliher


Reproductive Biology, Syngenta Seeds Research; Plant and Microbial Biology, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Contact:
Tim.kelliher@syngenta.com
+1-919-316-8355


Research focus: Breeding technologies, Haploid induction, Genome Editing technologies, Genome doubling, New hybridization schemes
Model systems: Maize, Arabidopsis, rice, wheat, sunflower, soybean


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Raphael Mercier


Chromosome Biology, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Contact:
mercier@mpipz.mpg.de


Research focus: Meiosis, Meiotic recombination, Chromosome segregation, Synthetic apomixis
Model system: Arabidopsis
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Moritz Karl Nowack


VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, VIB and University of Ghent, Belgium

Contact:
moritz.nowack@vib.be
+32-933 13852


Research focus: Programmed cell death in reproductive and vegetative plant development, Root cap development, Flower senescence, Pollen-pistil interactions
Model systems: Maize, Arabidopsis


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Meng-xiang Sun


College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, China

Contact:
mxsun@whu.edu.cn
+86-27-68756170


Research focus: Gamete development, Fertilization, Early embryo development
Model systems: Arabidopsis, tobacco, rice
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Minako Ueda


Plant Genetics and Cell Biology, Nagoya University, Japan

Contact:
m-ueda@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
+81-52-789-5510


Research focus: Zygote polarization, Early embryo development, Live-cell imaging
Model system: Arabidopsis