Research on glucosinolates has flourished in the last decades. There has been a strong focus on fundamental as well as applied research of these secondary plant compounds occurring in the Brassicales.
Glucosinolates and their breakdown products provide resistance to herbivores and pathogens, are responsible for the typical flavour of mustards and cabbages, and play an important role in the protection against cancer. Thus, we can truly say that glucosinolates are ‘the spice of life’. The versatility of these phytochemicals is reflected by the diverse disciplines used to study them. Knowledge about glucosinolates and derived products provide insights on soil, plant and human health.
The interdisciplinary conference will be centred around four themes, covering the full range of current basic and applied glucosinolate research:
- Molecular and genetic aspects of glucosinolates
- Ecology and evolution of glucosinolates
- Glucosinolates and human health
- Application of glucosinolates in agro– and food systems
Each theme will be introduced by invited keynote speakers and followed by presentations selected from the participants. We explicitly aim to foster integration between the themes by having thematically mixed poster sessions. Each poster presenter will have the opportunity to highlight his or her poster in an oral ‘flash’ presentation. Integration between the participants is further stimulated during the excursion and conference dinner on Tuesday.
We warmly invite you to join us for this 3rd International Glucosinolate Conference 2014 taking place at Wageningen University and Research Centre on October 12 – 15, 2014 in Wageningen, Netherlands.
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Organising scientific committee
- Dr Guusje Bonnema – Wageningen UR Plant Breeding
- Dr Ruud Verkerk – Food Quality and Design, Wageningen University
- Dr Eric Schranz – Biosystematics, Wageningen University
- Dr Tom de Jong – Plant Ecology & Phytochemistry, Institute of Biology Leiden, Leiden University
- Dr Nicole van Dam – Ecogenomics, Radboud University Nijmegen
- Dr Arjan Biere – Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen