Invited Concurrent Conveners & Speakers

TOPIC #1: Living Factories for Plant-Based Products

Invited Chair: Catalin Voiniciuc

Invited Speakers:

  1. Emma Walker (Western University)
  2. Jaya Joshi (Concordia University)
  3. Britney Moss (Whitman College)
  4. Steven Burgess (University of Illinois)
  5. Dae-Kyun Ro (University of Calgary)

TOPIC #2: Applying Quantitative Proteomics in Plants

Invited Chair: R. Glen Uhrig 

Invited Speakers:

  1. Dr. Sixue Chen (University of Florida)
  2. Dr. R. Glen Uhrig (University of Alberta)
  3. Dr. Yong-In Kim (Cambridge University)
  4. Amanda Smythers (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  5. Dr. Iris Finkemeier (University of Muenster) 

TOPIC #3: Plant Biotechnology-Techniques and Potentials for Yield Improvement

Invited Chair: Yi-Hong Wang 

TOPIC #4: Single Cell and Spatial Biology Across the Plant Kingdom

Invited Chair: Benjamin Cole

TOPIC #5: Insights into Plant Senescence

Invited Chair: Cecilia Cheval 

Invited Speakers:

  1. Dr Pyung Ok Lim (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)
  2. Prof Yongfeng Guo (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)
  3. Dr Philippa Borill (Cambridge University)

TOPIC #6:  Plants as living landscapes for microbes

Invited Chair: Jonathan Jacobs

Invited Speakers:

  1. David Thoms (The University of British Columbia)
  2. Eric Hobson ( The Ohio State University)
  3. Sarah Lebeis (Michigan State University)
  4. Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi (Purdue University)
  5. Raka Mitra (Carleton College)

TOPIC #7:  Dynamics and interaction of plant energy organelles in the changing environment

Invited Chair: Jianping Hu 

Invited Speakers:

  1. Bonnie Bartel (Rice University)
  2. Meng Chen (University of California Riverside)
  3. Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar (University of California Davis)
  4. Jianping Hu (Michigan State University)
  5. Jesse Woodson (University of Arizona)

TOPIC #8:  Cell-Cell signaling during pollen-pistil interactions

Invited Chair: Marcus Samuel 

Invited Speakers:

  1. Marcus A. Samuel (University of Calgary)
  2. Andrew Mccubbin (Washington State University)
  3. Ravi Palanivelu (University of Arizona)
  4. Daphne Goring (University of Toronto)
  5. Sharon Kessler (Purdue University)

TOPIC #9:  Plant cell pH: An emerging signal and secondary messenger

Invited Chair: A S Raghavendra 

Invited Speakers:

  1. Prof. José Feijo (University of Maryland)
  2. Prof. Wenxiu Ye (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  3. Prof. Shinzi Masuda (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  4. Prof. Alexis De Angeli (CNRS)
  5. Ms. Annett Stéger (University of Copenhagen)

TOPIC #10:  Plants For Space

Invited Chair: Jenny Mortimer

TOPIC #11:  Exploring plant response to complex biotic and abiotic interactions

Invited Chair: Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz

Invited Speakers:

  1. Darshi Banan (University of Washington)
  2. Aleah Henderson-Carter (University of Kansas)
  3. Aayudh Das (University of Vermont)
  4. Marian Schubert (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
  5. Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz (University of Kansas & University of Washington)

TOPIC #12:  Plant specialized metabolites: from discovery to commercial bioproduction

Invited Chair: Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarch 

TOPIC #13:  Insights into shoot meristem de novo organogenesis

Invited Chair: Leor Eshed Williams