The XXIII Sexual Plant Reproduction Meeting invites you to attend the 2014 conference, held in Porto, Portugal on July 13 – 18, 2014 at the Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Porto organised by the Sexual Plant Reprodution and Development Laboratory (SPReD), University of Porto.
This is a series of meetings that take place every two years, and are unique opportunities for hundreds of sexual plant reproduction enthusiasts from all over the world to get together.
Congress Theme: Seeds for the future
Important when global demand and consumption of agricultural crops for food, feed, and fuel is increasing at a rapid pace. The application of genetic principles to improve cultivated plants is fundamental and new varieties can result only from improvements over the existing varieties in particular characteristics or in combinations of characteristics. The use of model plants to learn the fine points of seed production is essential to improve crop production.
A wide variety of topics are included in the program for the Porto meeting in 2014, flower development, male and female gametophyte development and function, pollination and fertilization mechanisms and self-incompatibility, meiosis, epigenetics, apomixis, seed and fruit development and plant reproduction for species conservation.
Enjoy an excellent scientific program together with the field’s foremost experts and the promising newcomers, all while immersed in the warm hospitality of the city.
If you wish to hold an oral presentation or showcase a poster matching any of the session topics listed below, please submit your abstract together with the registration details until April 26, 2014.
- Endosperm Development and Imprinting
- Evolution of Reproductive Structures and Speciation
- Flowering and Flower Organ Development
- Fruit Development
- Germline Development and Function
- Meiosis and Apomixis
- Pollen Tube Growth and Fertilisation Mechanism
- Pollinators and Species Conservation
- Seed Development and Germination
- Self-incompatibility Mechanisms
- Fred Berger
- Amots Dafni
- José Feijó
- Caroline Gross
- Ueli Grossniklaus
- Rita Groß-Hardt
- Jose Gutierrez-Marcos
- Tetsuya Higashiyama
- Anna Koltunow
- Raphael Mercier
- Lars Ostergaard
- Arp Schnittger
- David Twell
- Jean-Philippe Vielle-Calzada
- Doris Wagner
- Dolf Weijers
- Zhenbiao Yang