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Join the Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium in commemoration of 60 years of research at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry.

Participation is free of charge.

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Registration closes on Thursday, May 24, 2018.



May 28, 2018

17:00 - 17:30   

Welcome Address

17:30 - 18:30

Ralph Bock (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Phyisiology Potsdam, Germany)
Genes gone wild: Experimental evolution meets synthetic biology


Welcome Reception (IAMO)


May 29, 2018

9:00 - 10:00

Mark Estelle (University of California San Diego, USA)
Auxin signaling from perception to output

10:00 - 10:45

José Alonso (North Carolina State University Raleigh, USA)
Translational regulation of plant hormone responses

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break (IAMO)

11:15 - 12:00

Eric Schaller (Dartmouth College, USA)
Interaction of cytokinin with auxin and ethylene in the regulation of plant development

12:00 - 12:45

Thomas Schmülling (Free University Berlin, Germany)
Cytokinin at the crossroad of growth regulation and stress defense, lab and field

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Buffet (IAMO)

13:45 - 14:45

Gregg Howe (Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)
Modularity in jasmonate signaling for multistress resilience

14:45 - 15:30

Saskia van Wees (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Architecture and dynamics of phytohormone-induced gene regulatory networks

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break (IAMO)

15:45 - 16:30

Uta Paszkowski (University of Cambridge, UK)
Rhizosphere communication in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis of cereals


May 30, 2018

09:00 - 10:00

Erwin Grill (Technical University Munich, Germany)
Insights into ABA signaling: basis for crop improvement?

10:00 - 10:45

Patrick Achard (University of Strasbourg, France)
Long-distance transport of GAs in plants

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break (IAMO)

11:15 - 12:00

Catherine Rameau (INRA Versailles, France)
Evolution of strigolactone function and signaling

12:00 - 12:45

Sofie Goormachtig (VIB-University of Ghent, Belgium)
Strigolactone signaling through the eye of the spectrometer

12:45 - 13:00

Closing Remarks


Lunch Buffet and Departure


Walk from IPB (Weinberg Campus) to IAMO (Campus Heide-Süd).
Walk from IPB (Weinberg Campus) to IAMO (Campus Heide-Süd).

Please note that the Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium is taking place in the lecture hall of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transformation Economies (IAMO). The IAMO is within walking distance (5-7 minutes) of the IPB (see directions).

  • See directions to the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) Halle (Saale) here.
  • Directions to the IAMO can be found here.


Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB)

Weinberg 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Theodor-Lieser-Str. 2
06120 Halle (Saale)

Important Note

Since at the same time the international music festival Händel Festival takes place in Halle (Saale), we advise you to reserve hotel rooms in a timely manner.

This page was last modified on 22.05.2018.

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