Climate change is one of the most serious threats humanity has ever faced.
Developing crops that are more resilient to rapidly changing and harsher environments will be crucial for tomorrow’s food production. Green biotechnology offers solutions to maintain high food productivity while preserving the earth’s valuable ecosystems. In addition, plants may also play an important role in mitigating the rising levels of greenhouse gases.
This VIB conference ‘Plant Science for Climate Emergency’ aims at reviewing current research on adapting plants to climate change as well as on using plants for mitigating the accumulation of greenhouse gasses.
Twenty leaders in plant biotechnology will present the latest developments in sessions focused on drought tolerance, tolerance to high temperatures, salt and flooding tolerance, the effects of climate change on defense systems against insects and pathogens, carbon capturing plants, crop engineering and improvement, nitrogen use efficiency, and much more.
Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during the poster sessions, the reception, and the conference dinner.
Date: 7 & 8 June 2021
Venue: De Bijloke, Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Members of MVA can get a 15% discount by using the following codes:
Abstract deadline 29-Mar 2021
Early bird deadline 26-Apr 2021
Late reg. deadline 24-May 2021
Submission closing date: Monday, 15 March, 2021
Submit your abstract for this event. You can submit an abstract for a poster and/or oral presentation. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract.
The full list of abstracts will be available on 24-05-2021 until 15-06-2021
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.
Organized by: VIB & LifeTime