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Due to the current corona situation, the Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium on Plant Cell Walls, which was planned for May, has to be cancelled this year. However, we plan to postpone the symposium in the next year. The topic remains the same. The date has already been fixed, so we are looking forward to welcome you to the (next) Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium on 6 and 7 May 2021 in Halle an der Saale.

The official invitation and all important information will be sent to you in time at the beginning of the next year.

Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium 2020

From May 14 to 15, 2020, the IPB will host its annual Leibniz Plant Biochemistry Symposium in Halle (Saale), Germany.

We are looking forward to presentations by the following invited speakers:

  • John Ralph, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Madison, USA
  • Bernard Henrissat, Marseille University, FR
  • Simon Turner, University of Manchester, UK
  • Anja Geitmann, McGill University, Montreal, CAN
  • Staffan Persson, Melbourne University, AUS
  • Marie-Christine Ralet, INRA, Nantes, FR
  • Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, Leeds University, UK
  • Antonio Molina, CBGP, Madrid, ES

Preliminary Program


Program as PDF

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May 14, 2020

17:00 - 17:05      

Welcome address by Steffen Abel

17:05 - 18:00

John Ralph Wisconsin Energy Institute, Madison, USA
Redefining and Redesigning Lignin


May 15, 2020

09:00 - 09:45

Bernard Henrissat Marseille University, FR
Diversity of Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes and of their Substrates

09:45 - 10:30

Simon Turner University of Manchester, UK
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10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

Anja Geitmann McGill University, Montreal, CAN
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11:45 - 12:30

Staffan Persson Melbourne University, AUS
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12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45

Marie-Christine Ralet INRA, Nantes, FR
Plant Cell Wall Architecture, a Matter of Interaction: Focus on Pectin

14:45 - 15:30

Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso Leeds University, UK
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15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:45

Antonio Molina CBGP, Madrid, ES
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Closing remarks and farewell

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