Symposium 'Plant Science for Climate Emergency'

For whom
Alumni , Business , Press , Employees , Students
When
06-07-2021 11:45 to 06-08-2021 19:10
Where
Livestream
Language
English
Organizer
VIB & PSB- UGent
Contact
michelle.huyghe@psb.vib-ugent.be
Website
https://www.vibconferences.be/events/plant-science-for-climate-emergency
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This conference aims at reviewing current research on adapting plants to climate change.

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.