Hours are in CEST (Central European Summer Time) time zone (UTC+2).

The order of the sessions results from the necessity to adjust the lectures of invited speakers from outside the CEST.

Check the updates to the program below!!!

Day 1 – Monday, September 20, 2021

9:00–9:15 Opening ceremony, Welcome speeches
9:15–9:45 Opening lecture – Przemysław Wojtaszek – “20 years of experimental plant biology in Poland – long story short”
9:45–9:50 Announcement of PSEPB awards – Magdalena Krzesłowska
9:50–10:20 Short presentation of awarded articles
– 9:50–10:00 Agnieszka Żmieńko (PSEPB award for the best article) – “Copy number variations shape Arabidopsis thaliana genome and have profound impact on protein coding genes”
– 10:00–10:10 Krzysztof Sitko (PSEPB award for the best series of articles) – “Ecophysiology of Cd and Zn hyperaccumulators – studies on Arabidopsis halleri and Arabidopsis arenosa
– 10:10–10:20 Katarzyna Otulak-Kozieł (PSEPB award for the best series of articles) – “Cell wall remodeling and respiratory burst oxidase homolog D & F as modulators in resistance and susceptible plant-virus interactions”
10:20–10:30 Break

Session 1: Genes and phytohormones in plant development

Chairs: Małgorzata Gaj and Agata Daszkowska-Golec

10:30–13:00 12:00 Invited lectures
– 10:30–11:00 Helene Robert Boisivon – “The role of auxin during seed thermomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica napus
– 11:00–11:30 Michael D. Nodine – “Repression of CHROMOMETHYLASE 3 prevents epigenetic collateral damage in Arabidopsis
Moved to Thursday, September 23, 9:00.
Ruben Gutzat – “The journey of two Argonautes along the germline”
Hannes Kollist – “Guard cells in action”
– 12:30–13:00 Laura Rossini – “Genetics of barley plant architecture”
Moved to Thursday, September 23, 9:30.
12:00 13:00–13:30 Break
13:30–15:00 Oral presentation session
– 13:30–13:45 Piotr Ziółkowski – “Natural variation identifies SNI1, the SMC5/6 component, as a modifier of meiotic crossover in Arabidopsis
– 13:45–14:00 Alisha Alisha – “Evolutionary and functional analysis of SQUAMOSA-PROMOTER BINDING PROTEIN-LIKE (SPL) gene family in Marchantia polymorpha, an emerging model plant system”
– 14:00–14:15 Agata Daszkowska-Golec – “Exploring the alternative splicing events in barley when exposed to water deficit”
– 14:15–14:30 Joanna Świątczak – “Genome sequencing and assessment of plant growth-promoting properties of Brevibacillus laterosporus 75 strain isolated from maize”
– 14:30–14:45 Anna Wójcik – “The similarity of the regulatory pathways controlling the embryogenic transition of somatic cells and identity of stem cells in root apical meristem of Arabidopsis
– 14:45–15:00 Monika Gajecka – “Differential expression profiling in isolated microspore culture of barley cultivars that differ in the frequency of green and albino regenerants formation”
15:00-15:05 Session summary
15:05–15:35 Break
15:35–16:35 Poster Session 1

Session 6: Interface between biology and physics – A tribute to Zygmunt Hejnowicz

Chairs: Dorota Kwiatkowska, Kazimierz Trębacz

16:35–16:50 In memoriam Zygmunt Hejnowicz
16:50–17:50 Invited lectures
– 16:50–17:20 Tobias Baskin – “Growth dynamics in the plant root”
– 17:20–17:50 Wendy K. Silk – “Mechanics of the climbing habit of plants”
17:50–18:20 Break
18:20–19:20 Poster Session 6

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Session 6: Interface between biology and physics – A tribute to Zygmunt Hejnowicz – Continuation

Chairs: Dorota Kwiatkowska, Kazimierz Trębacz

9:00–10:00 Oral presentation session
– 9:00–9:15 Daniele Cecchetti – “Examination of hydroperoxide content and amylases activity during germination of wheat (Triticum aestivum) seeds exposed to electromagnetic field”
– 9:15–9:30 Agata Burian – “Cell lineage tracking reveals origin of leaf dorsiventrality in Arabidopsis
– 9:30–9:45 Małgorzata Krysiak – “Crosstalk between state transitions, redox signalling and chilling sensitivity on the example of pea and bean”
– 9:45–10:00 Marcin Lipowczan – “Growth rate anisotropy during organogenesis at the shoot apical meristem”
10:00–10:05 Session summary
10:05–10.20 Break

Session 2: Cell structure, function and bioimaging

Chairs: Magdalena Krzesłowska, Marta Lenartowska

10:20–12:35 Invited lectures
– 10:20–10:50 Jordi Chan – “Orienting growth through polarity”
– 10:50–11:20 Juan de Dios Alché – “Imaging ROS/NO production and homeostasis in plant reproductive biology”
– 11:20–11:50 Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso – “Plasmodesmata: new insights and tools to dissect their function in plant development”
– 11:50–12:20 Ton Timmers – “Live cell and deep tissue imaging during plant–microbe interactions and plant development”
– 12:20–12:35 Ulla Neumann – “In-depth TEM characterization of male sterile mutants in barley (Hordeum vulgare)”
12:35–13:00 Break
13:00–15:00 Oral presentation session
– 13:00–13:15 Olga Sztatelman – “Mapping the regions of PLASTID MOVEMENT IMPAIRED 1 protein responsible for the regulation of chloroplast movement”
– 13:15–13:30 Jan Łyczakowski – “Molecular architecture of wood: from sugars to trees”
– 13:30–13:45 Michał Bykowski – “Prolamellar body nano-structure – role of carotenoids in membrane network self-organization”
– 13:45–14:00 Yewubnesh Seifu – “Topology of ER PINs: PIN5 versus PIN8 ‘the Heads and Tails’ of Auxin Flux?”
– 14:00–14:15 Break
– 14:15–14:30 Katarzyna Sokołowska – “Cell-to-cell communication via endomembrane system in wood of angiosperm tree species”
– 14:30–14:45 Agnieszka Kołowerzo-Lubnau – “Nuclear retention of mRNAs as post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in plants”
– 14:45–15:00 Dominika Idziak-Helmcke – “The nuclear spatial arrangement of maize chromosome introgressions into oat”
15:00–15:30 Invited lecture – Jung-Youn Lee – “The role of plasmodesmata in plant development and during biotic and abiotic stress”
15:30–15:35 Session summary
15:35–16:05 Break
16:05–17:05 Poster Session 2

Session 3: Plant epigenetics

Chairs: Piotr Ziółkowski, Szymon Świeżewski

17:05–18:05 Invited lectures
– 17:05–17:35 Mary Gehring – “Genetic conflicts and seed development”
– 17:35–18:05 Kinga Rutowicz – “Linker histones – their roles beyond the chromatin architecture”
18:15–20:00 Executive Committee and Board Members Meeting

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Session 3: Plant epigenetics – Continuation

Chairs: Piotr Ziółkowski, Szymon Świeżewski

9:00–10:00 Invited lectures
– 9:00–9:30 Xiaoqi Feng – “DNA methylation reprogramming in plant germlines”
– 9:30–10:00 Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska (PSEPB award for the best article) – “The role of m6A modification in plant microRNA biogenesis”
10:00–12:00 Oral presentation session
– 10:00–10:15 Ewelina Małecka – “A new insight into the functional relationship between linker histones H1 and other chromatin regulators in Arabidopsis
– 10:15–10:30 Ruslan Yatusevich – “Regulation of DOG1 gene during secondary dormancy induction in Arabidopsis seeds”
– 10:30–10:45 Lien Brzeźniak – “Genes show a distinct asymmetric chromatin structure that is stabilized by a general transcription factor IIB (TFIIB1)”
– 10:45–11:00 Maja Szymanska-Lejman – “The impact of different types of polymorphism on recombination at the hotspot scale”
– 11:00–11:15 Mateusz Bajczyk – “SERRATE interacts with the nuclear exosome targeting (NEXT) complex to degrade primary miRNA precursors in Arabidopsis
– 11:15–11:30 Natalia Borowska-Żuchowska – “To be or not to be expressed – studies on nucleolar dominance in allotetraploid Brachypodium hybridum
– 11:30–11:45 Wojciech Dzięgielewski – “NuA4 complex controls photosynthesis genes by H4 and H2A.Z acetylation”
– 11:45–12:00 Joanna Morończyk – “Histone acetylation controls embryogenic reprograming in somatic cells of Arabidopsis
12:00–12.05 Session summary
12:05–12:35 Break
12:35–13:35 Poster Session 3
13:35–13:50 Break

Session 4: Ecophysiology and physiology of plants under stress

Chairs: Andrzej Bajguz, Krzysztof Sitko

13:50–15:20 Invited lectures
– 13:50–14:20 Massimiliano Corso – “Uncovering seed specialized metabolite diversity and plasticity in cultivated and wild plants”
– 14:20–14:50 Shamsul Hayat – “Nanotechnology a new tool for crop improvement”
– 14:50–15:20 Ioannis-Dimosthenis S. Adamakis – “Aspects of the xenoestrogen Bisphenol A, toxic effects on plants”
15:20–15:35 Break
15:35–17:35 Oral presentation session
– 15:35–15:50 Michał Rurek – “Biogenesis of cauliflower mitochondria at transcriptional level under heat stress and recovery”
– 15:50–16:05 Miriam Szurman-Zubrzycka – “Aluminum toxicity in barley, the most Al sensitive cereal crop”
– 16:05–16:20 Tomasz Pawłowski – “Mechanism of adaptation of tree seed germination to a changing environment”
– 16:20–16:35 Vendula Pukysova – “Vesicular trafficking in stress conditions – new regulators”
– 16:35–16:50 Katarzyna Kozak – “How plants cope with zinc excess? A study on NtZIP11 which is involved in zinc loading into ‘Zn-storage cells’ in tobacco”
– 16:50–17:05 Monika Latos – “Bioactive substances as an alternative to fungicides for plant protection”
– 17:05–17:20 Anna Węgrzyn – “Prolonged darkness has an impact on LHCII proteins phosphorylation status in Arabidopsis thaliana
– 17:20–17:35 Izabela Perkowska – “Effect of combined environmental stresses on plant health: study using the model system of Arabidopsis thaliana/Dickeya spp. molecular interactions”
17:35–17:40 Session summary
17:40–18:10 Break
18:10–19:10 Poster Session 4

Day 4 – Thursday, September 23, 2021

Session 1: Genes and phytohormones in plant development – Continuation

Chairs: Małgorzata Gaj and Agata Daszkowska-Golec

9:00–10:00 Invited lectures
– 9:00–9:30 Michael D. Nodine – “Methylome dynamics during Arabidopsis embryogenesis”
– 9:30–10:00 Laura Rossini – “Genetics of barley plant architecture”

Session 5: Plant biotechnology and tissue culture

Chairs: Anna Ihnatowicz, Marta Krychowiak-Maśnicka

10:00–11:00 Invited lectures
– 10:00–10:30 Alain Hehn – “Metabolic engineering for producing plant molecules of higher interest”
– 10:30–11:00 Krzysztof Zienkiewicz – “Microalgal oil synthesis genes – perfect molecular tools for global grand challenges?”
11:00–12:30 Oral presentation session
– 11:00–11:15 Agnieszka Zienkiewicz – “First insights into triacylglycerols (TAGs) metabolism and biotechnological potential of TAGs synthesis machinery from Brachypodium distachyon
– 11:15–11:30 Katarzyna Nowak – “Modifying histone acetylation via TSA-treatment improves plant regeneration efficiency in the selected in vitro recalcitrant barley genotypes”
– 11:30–11:45 Marta Saldat – “Transcriptomic profiling and in silico analysis of diacylglycerol ancyltransferase-encoding genes from oleaginous microalga Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP-1779”
– 11:45–12:00 Mateusz Kwiatkowski – “KING1 – orchestra protein. The level of cyclic nucleotides can be regulated by a single, multifunctional protein”
– 12:00–12:15 Sylwia Klińska – “Effect of knocking-out of LPEAT genes in hexaploid Camelina sativa via CRISPR/Cas9 system on LPEAT enzymes activity and lipid composition”
– 12:15–12:30 Weronika Babińska – “Antibacterial activity of post-plasma solutions generated by direct current atmospheric pressure glow discharge against bacterial phytopathogens”
12:30–12:35 Session summary
12:35–13:00 Break
13:00–14:00 Poster Session 5
14:00–14:30 Break
14:30–14:45 Poster and oral presentation awards; the winner of “Relax with Agrisera…”
14:45 Closing ceremony

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