It has been 13 years since the last apomixis congress was held in 2007 at Wernigerode, Germany. Previous apomixis conferences were organized in 1995 at College Station, Texas and in 2001 at Como, Italy. In these 13 years a lot of new knowledge about apomixis and its components has been acquired. To enable the discussion on the latest insights in the process of apomixis, KeyGene, the University of Milan, and Wageningen University, in collaboration with the Czech Institute of Botany, will organize a one-day satellite meeting on Sunday June 21st, preceding the 26th International Conference on Sexual Plant Reproduction in Prague (www.prague2020.eu). If you would like to attend the meeting, please send us this registration mail. (03-03-2020: ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT)
The meeting on June 21st will be held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Průhonice Park and Castle, a mere 15 km south east of Prague (www.pruhonickypark.cz/en/castle), where in 1995 the Apomixis & Taxonomy meeting was organized. Transport from the Pyramida hotel (ICSPR site) to Průhonice will be provided for all registrants in the morning of June 21st.
The program consists of invited presentations with ample time for discussion. At the end of the day there will be a round table debate on the future of apomixis research and its applications. Participation is free of costs upon pre-registration and includes coffee and lunch. The number of participants is restricted to 60. If you would like to attend the meeting, please send us this registration mail. (03-03-2020: ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT)
University of Georgia, USA
Fine-tuning parthenogenesis for clonal reproduction.
Université de Montpellier, France
Glowing the Apomixis Controlling Region using third generation sequencing in Paspalum.
Peter van Dijk
KeyGene, The Netherlands
Identifying apomixis genes in dandelions (Taraxacum).
Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Comparative transcriptomics of the egg apparatus in sexual, apomictic and parthenogenesis-deleted dandelions to indicate a candidate for parthenogenesis.
University of Milano, Italy
The role of the VPS13 in megasporogenesis.
University of Hamburg, Germany
Live cell imaging of meiosis.
University of Adelaide, Australia
Searching for modifiers in sexual species that promote the transition to megagametogenesis.
University of Zürich, Switzerland
Engineering apomixis in maize: progress and challenges.
National University of Rosario, Argentina
Unravelling the molecular basis of the transition from sexual to asexual seed formation in Paspalum.
Institute of Botany, Czech Acad. of Sciences, Czech Republic
Apomixis in dandelions and its application in rubber dandelion, a new crop.
Department of Biosciences
Università degli Studi di Milano
Ovule and seed development, Plant reproduction, Arabidopsis and rice
Institute of Botany
Czech Academy of Sciences
Taxonomy and evolution of Juncaceae and Taraxacum, apomixis, rubber dandelions
Department of Plant Sciences
Wageningen University and Research
Comparative genomics, apomixis, Boechera, Taraxacum
Peter van Dijk
Apomixis, self-incompatibility, polyploidy, plant breeding, history of genetics
(Image under ‘contact’: four of Mendel’s H. auricula x aurantiacum hybrids from the herbarium Hieracia Naegeliana © Museum of Grenoble, France)