Due to the coronavirus outbreak the Apomixis meeting is postponed until next year. Apomixis2021 wil be held on SUNDAY 20 JUNE 2021 at the same location, again as a satellite meeting of the ICSPR. Anyone who has already registered for Apomixis2020 and has received confirmation of participation, will remain registered as such. There still are limited places available for Apomixis2021. Registration for these places will open in February 2021. Check this site or the 26th ICSPR website for updates.

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)

Peggy Ozias-Akins

University of Georgia, USA
Fine-tuning parthenogenesis for clonal reproduction.

Olivier LeBlanc

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).

Kitty Vijverberg

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.

Lucia Colombo

University of Milano, Italy
The role of the VPS13 in megasporogenesis.

Arp Schnittger

University of Hamburg, Germany
Live cell imaging of meiosis.

Matthew Tucker

University of Adelaide, Australia
Searching for modifiers in sexual species that promote the transition to megagametogenesis.

Ueli Grossniklaus

University of Zürich, Switzerland
Engineering apomixis in maize: progress and challenges.

Silvina Pessino

National University of Rosario, Argentina
Unravelling the molecular basis of the transition from sexual to asexual seed formation in Paspalum.

Jan Kirschner

Institute of Botany, Czech Acad. of Sciences, Czech Republic
Apomixis in dandelions and its application in rubber dandelion, a new crop.

Lucia Colombo

Department of Biosciences
Università degli Studi di Milano
Italy

Research interests
Ovule and seed development, Plant reproduction, Arabidopsis and rice

Jan Kirschner

Institute of Botany
Czech Academy of Sciences
Průhonice
Czech Republic

Research interests
Taxonomy and evolution of Juncaceae and Taraxacum, apomixis, rubber dandelions

Eric Schranz

Department of Plant Sciences
Biosystematics
Wageningen University and Research
The Netherlands

Research interests
Comparative genomics, apomixis, Boechera, Taraxacum

Peter van Dijk

KeyGene
Wageningen
The Netherlands

Research interests
Apomixis, self-incompatibility, polyploidy, plant breeding, history of genetics

For more information, please send us an email.
If you would like to attend the meeting, please send us this registration mail. (03-03-2020: ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT)

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(Image under ‘contact’: four of Mendel’s H. auricula x aurantiacum hybrids from the herbarium Hieracia Naegeliana  © Museum of Grenoble, France)