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EMBO Workshop: Genetic Stability and Change - Genome maintenance mechanisms in plants, 2-5 May, 2012, Roscoff, France
Following up on the highly successful workshops held in France (2007) and California (2010), this meeting will bring together the international scientific community studying mechanisms of genome stability and modification in plants.
Plants feed us, make the air we breathe and form and support our environment. In a world faced with increasing populations and climatic change, the importance of understanding the fundamental processes used by plants to maintain and repair their
genomes is of ever increasing importance and urgency.
These processes also underly both "classical" plant breeding for agronomy and the developement of novel technologies to be applied to varietal developement in the future.
The workshop is structured around 8 scientific sessions covering the following topics:
• DNA Damage Response
• Chromosome and Recombination
• Technologies and Applications Key actors in the field have agreed to present their
latest results and to chair the sessions.
The rapid advances in understanding of these subjects promise to make this an exciting scientific meeting.
Further information about the workshop can be found on the Website at: http://events.embo.org/12-plant-genome/index.html
We look forward to welcoming you next May to Roscoff, a delightful fishing town on the coast of Brittany in France.
The organising committee.
- Anne Britt, University of California Davis, USA
- Mathilde Grelon, INRA, France
- Avraham Levy, Weizmann Institute, Israel
- Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie, Germany
- Seiichi Toki, NIAS, Japan
- Charles White, CNRS, France
- Vacant PhD positions ‘Develop genetically engineered mammalian and plant host cells with defined pharmacological potential’, University of Copenhagen - deadline 3.6.2013
- Engineer / post doc expert in cloning, construct preparation and molecular characterisation of plants, CIRAD, France
- Post doctoral fellow (m/f), Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement, Division of Plant Biotechnics, KU Leuven, Belgium - deadline 15.6.2013