Each month each Lab group gets the opportunity to present to their colleagues internally within their own node. These seminars feature a pertinent topic to their ongoing research.
Our online seminars encourage inter-nodal interaction and bring us together as a united group as we listen to the latest news from the other nodes in PEB.
Internationally, we have respected speakers from all over the world presenting to our staff and students from leading institutions. This ensures a continuous stream of education and information sharing which is paramount at PEB.
Seminar listings on this page:
|Etienne Delannoy||Institute of Plant Sciences, Paris Saclay||France||"Towards the organelle gene regulation"|
|Hans-Peter Braun||University of Hanover||Germany||"The respiratory chain in plants: New insights by structural modeling, biochemical dissection and complexome profiling"|
|Markus Tiege||University of Vienna||Austria||"Out of control: Chloroplast Ca2+-binding proteins point to a key role of Ca2+ for plastid development and signalling"|
|Åsa Strand||UMEA||Sweden||"Chloroplast development, a tale of two genomes"|
|Carl Procko||SALK||USA||"How to live with your shady neighbours: Coordinating plant cell growth in response to light"|
|Andrea Trotta||University of Turku||Finland||"Dynamic fine-tuning of the photosynthetic apparatus in thylakoids of higher plants: a targeted proteomics approach"|
|Patricia León||National University of Mexico||Mexico||"Chloroplast signals that impact leaf development"|
|Michelle Watt||Institute of Bio and Geosciences||Germany||"Phenotyping structure-function dynamics to discover the physiology of soil-grown plants and identify new root and shoot traits for selection in breeding"|
|Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi||University of Turku||Finland||"PP2A as a regulator of light acclimation and biotic stress responses in plants"|
|Shuqun Zhang||Zhejiang University||China||"New players in Arabidopsis MPK3/MPK6-mediated stress/defence responses"|
|Matt Lewsey||Salk Institute||USA||"Mobile small RNAs regulate genome-wide DNA methylation"|
|Elizabeth Haswell||Washington University||USA||"Mechanosensititve ion Channels: Sensing and reporting Membrane Tension in Plant Cells"|
|Christine Faulkner||John Innes Centre||UK||"Manning the gates: plasmodesmal regulation during pathogen attack"|
|Heribert Hirst||Centre for Desert Agriculture, Kaust||Saudi Arabia||"Kinases, stomates and microbes: Multiple ways to improve abiotic stress resistance of plants"|
|Tomoaki Horie||Shinsu University||Japan||"OsHKT1-mediated Na+ exclusion from leaves in rice upon salinity stress"|
|Alexandre Grondin||University of Nebraska||USA||"Function of plasma membrane aquaporins in guard cells of Arabidopsis thaliana"|
|Nils Stein||IPK Gatersleben||Germany||"Big genomes, big data, big progress? Reference sequences for wheat and barley and their future impact"|
|Tony Maxwell||John Innes Centre||UK||"DNA Topoisomerases in Bacteria and Plants: Mechanism and Drug Targeting"|
|Peter Gollan||University of Turku||Finland||"Regulation mechanisms control photosynthesis and chloroplast signalling: Two sides of the same coin"|
|Henrick Poorter||Forschungszentrum Jülich||Germany||"What plants grown in the lab can tell us about the field, and how we can make sense of so many incoherent phenotypic data"|
|Jorge Ducovsky||UC Davis||USA||"Molecular mechanisms involved in WKS1-mediated partial resistance to wheat stripe rust"|
|John Lunn||Max Planck||Germany||"Trehalose-6-phosphate and sucrose – A tale of two sugars"|
|Dabing Zhang||Shangai Jiao Tong University||China||"Molecular Control of Rice Male Fertility"|
|Hendrik Poorter||Forschungszentrum Jülich||Germany||"What plants grown in the lab can tell us about the field, and how we can make sense of so many incoherent phenotypic data"|
|Nathan Springer||Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota||USA||"More than junk: Roles for transposons in regulation of chromatin state and gene expression"|
|Olivier Loudet||INRA, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin||France||"Decoding the complexity of natural variation for growth and response to the environment in Arabidopsis thaliana"|
|Matthew Reynolds||International Maize and Wheat||Mexico||"Physiological Breeding: Strategies and Genetic gains"|
|Yung-Hisang Lu||School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue Uni, USA||USA||"Opportunities and Challenges in Global Network Cameras"|
|Willam C. Plaxton||Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario||Canada||"Feeding hungry plants: Purple acid phosphatases play a pivotal role in phosphorus nutrition"|
|Blake Meyers||University of Delaware||USA||"The diversity, evolution, and biogenesis of phased, secondary siRNAs in plants"|
|Rob Martienssen||Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory||USA||"Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: From Myth to Mechanism"|
|Lisa Moore||Univerity of Southern Maine||USA||"Shedding light on the photophysiological diversity of low-light adapted Prochlorococcus"|
|Armin Gembus||Bruker Optics in Ettlingen||Germany||"Fourier Transform Infrared & Raman Spectroscopy"|
|Jian Jin||Chinese Academy of Sciences||China||"Phosphorus acquisition mechanisms of major crop plants under elevated CO2"|
|Anil Day||University of Manchester, UK||UK||"Tools to edit and manipulate plastid genomes"|
|Manajit Hayer-Hartl||Martinsried||Germany||"Molecular chaperone machineries for the biogenesis of RuBisCO, the most abundant protein"|
|Brande Wulff||Crop Genetics, John Innes Centre||UK||"Engineering stem rust resistance with cloned resistance genes"|
|Matthew Reynolds||CYMMT||Mexico||"Physiological Breeding: Strategies and Genetic Gains"|
|Steve Goodwin||USDA ARS||USA||"Repeats, RIPping and genome evolution in Mycosphaerella graminicola (Zymoseptoria tritici), the cause of septoria tritici blotch of wheat, and other Dothideomycetes"|
|Wolfgang Busch||Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology||Austria||"Dissecting Quantitative Regulation of Root Growth Using Systems Genetics"|
|Rob Elshire||Principal Scientist, Elshire Group||New Zealand||"Democratising Genetic Analysis and Breeding with Genotyping By Sequencing"|
|Scott A Jackson||University of Georgia||USA||"Genome evolution and responses to polyploidy in the legumes"|
|Ashley Farlow||Nordborg & The 1001 Arabidopsis Genomes Consortium||Austria||"The global evolutionary history of Arabidopsis thaliana"|
|Dave Ellis||International Potato Centre (CIP)||Peru||"ARE YOU MY CLONE?? Identity verification of the in-trust cultivated potato and sweet potato collections at the International Potato Center"|
|Robert Sharp||University of Missouri||USA||"Root Growth under water deficits: physiological complexity and coordination"|
|Silvina Dayer||Endeavour Fellowship Recipient||Argentina||"Relationship between hydraulic and stomatal conductance and its regulation by root and leaf aquaporins under progressive water stress, recovery and exogenous application of ABA in grapevine"|
|Zoe Wilson, Jerry Roberts||University of Nottingham||UK||"CT Scans to visualise root growth and development"|
|Bill Lucas||University of California||USA||"Plant Vascular System: A major communication conduit to integrate whole-plant gene regulatory networks"|
|Olivier Loudet||Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)||France||"Decoding the complexity of natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana with high-throughput automated phenotyping"|
|Mark Stitt||Max-Plank Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology||Germany||"Carbon Budgets and Growth - clock and T6P regulation of starch allocation and how to measure growth to undercover underlying strategies for carbon allocation in plants"|
|Matt Lewsey||Salk Institute||USA||"Networks Regulating Hormone-Mediated Plant Growth"|
|Mikko Tikkanen||University of Turku||Finland||"Regulation of photosynthesis in fluctuating light – from mechanisms to cell-wide responses"|
|Elizabeth Vierling||University of Massachusetts||USA||"Exploring genes and effectors of heat tolerance in plants"|
|Åsa Strand||Umeå University||Sweeden||"Redox sensing and communication, synchronizing two genomes in response to light"|
PEB Monthly Online Seminars
|Sep 15||ANU||Dr Ryan
|"Towards the characterisation of the zeta-carotene derived
apocarotenoid signal (ACS1) and its role in floral development"
"Investigating natural variation in eucalyptus and potato populations by high throughput genome sequencing"
|Aug 18||UWA||Dr Joanna
|"Identification and characterisation of candidate genes for
fertility restoration in sorghum and wheat"
"The study of mC readers highlights new epigenetic pathways in Arabidopsis"
|"Role of TaALMT1 malate-GABA transporter in alkaline pH tolerance
"Single channel analysis of the inhibition from GABA to TaALMT1"
Dr Shinichi Asao|
|"Thermal acclimation of leaf respiration and related changes in
chemistry in tropical and temperate tree species"
"Choose your own adventure: the journal of stomatal signals"
Dr Bernard Gutmann|
Prof Ian Small
|"RNA editing: nature's Google Docs?"
|Feb 17||La Trobe||
Dr Marina Burges Osorio|
Dr XiangXiang Meng
|"SPX4: a meter of plant P status?"
"Characterisation of submergence tolerance in Arabidopsis"