Wageningen UR is organizing the 1st International Congress on Strigolactones 1 - 6 March 2015 in Wageningen. The conference aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines to exchange ideas and knowledge about Strigolactones and to promote cooperation in research. Early bird registration is possible until December 14 2014.
Strigolactones (SLs) are a newly identified class of plant hormones regulating plant architecture, including shoot and root branching. Plants also secrete blends of SLs into the rhizosphere, where they stimulate colonisation of the host roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, beneficial organisms for the host.
A better insight in how the different SLs are synthesized by the host and how the parasitic plant Striga perceives them could help to develop crops with proper AM colonisation and Striga resistance, a major problem in agriculture in Africa.
More information about submitting abstracts and deadlines.
All sessions will take place at conference center Hof van Wageningen.
Registration and program
Early bird registration is possible until December 14 2014. Late registration until 25 February 2015. More information on the congress website.
The '1st International Congress on Strigolactones' will be organized by the Laboratory of Plant Physiology of Wageningen University together with COST.