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LMU CAM Strategic Partnership Online Symposium: The role of microbes in plant health: Emerging topics!

2nd of October 2020, 2 pm - 5:30 pm (GMT+2; Berlin time zone)


This year's symposium of the series "Sustainable food production" focuses on "The role of microbes in plant health: Emerging topics!". The FAO declared 2020 the international year of plant health. Plant health is impacted by a vast range of microbes that can affect plant health in multiple ways, ranging from beneficial to detrimental outcomes. To control microbial infections is therefore essential in an agricultural context. This symposium will highlight emerging topics and novel approaches to address this challenge for improved plant health. The symposium is thereby explicitly targeting both, the interested public as well as students and researchers from life sciences. This symposium is a joint event between the LMU Munich (Genetics) and the University of Cambridge (Sainsbury Laboratory) as part of the LMU+CAM strategic partnership, and the research communities of the TU Munich and the EKU Tübingen.

Please register free of charge via this link: After the registration you will receive a confirmation via email with login information for the meeting. The symposium will take place as a live web-based conference on 2 October, 2020; 14:00 - 17:30 pm (GMT+2, Berlin time zone). All talks will include moderated Q&A time. Twitter Hashtag:  #PlantsCamLMU

14:00 - 14:15 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Sebastian Schornack
University of Cambridge, Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU)
14:15 - 14:45 Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in rice
Prof. Dr. Uta Paszkowski
University of Cambridge
14:45 - 15:15 Defining the Evolutionary Framework that Underpins Host-Pathogen Interactions in Land Plants
Prof. Dr. Philip Carella
John Innes Centre Norwich
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break 
and virtual student poster session
15:45 - 16:15 The olive killer and how plants defend themselves
Prof. Dr. Silke Robatzek
LMU Munich

16:15 - 16:45 Drivers of phyllosphere microbial community Function
Prof. Dr. Eric Kemen
EKU Tübingen
16:45 - 17:15 Plant growth or defence 
 - two sides of the same coin -
Dr. Martin Stegmann
TU Munich 
17:15 - 17:30 Final remarks
Prof. Dr. Martin Parniske
LMU Munich

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