Programme

Plenary themes and topics

 

Food and Nutritional Security

– Sustainable Intensification
– Application to the Developing World
– Alternative Food Crops
– Economics

Public Understanding of Science

– Biosafety
– Regulation
– Labelling
– Societal Aspects including Economics

New Plant Breeding Techniques

– Plant Synthetic Biology
– CRISPR-CAS
– Gene Pyrammiding
– Plant Transformation Techniques

Plant Microbiome
Plant Pathology

– Nutrient Uptake
– Plant Growth Promotion
– Biological Control
– Rhizo/Phyllosphere

In vitro culture and morphogenesis

– Micropropagation
– Regeneration and Acclimation
– Root and Shoot Architecture
– Bioreactors
– Cryopreservation and in vitro storage

Abiotic and Biotic Stresses

– Climate Change
– Pathogenesis
– Multiple Stress Responses

Plant nutriomics

– Biofortification
– Food Quality
– Anti-nutritive agents
– Post-Harvest Quality and Food Storage

Novel bioproducts and biopharmaceuticals

– Biofuels
– Bioplastics
– Biosynthetic pathways
– Secondary Metabolites

Programme Overview

Sunday 19th August

Registration
Poster Viewing & Exhibition
Keynote and Welcome Reception

Monday 20th August

Opening Ceremony
Plenary Lectures
Concurrent Sessions
Industry Workshops

Tuesday 21st August

Plenary Lectures
Concurrent Sessions
Poster Viewing & Exhibition
IAPB Association Meeting

Wednesday 22nd August

Plenary Lectures
Concurrent Sessions
Poster Viewing & Exhibition
Gala Dinner

Thursday 23rd August

Plenary Lectures
Concurrent Sessions
Poster Viewing & Exhibition
Industry Workshops
Closing Ceremony, Prize Giving and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Friday 24th August

Social Programme and Facility Tours