CRAG Seminars

Speaker Date Institution Title
Myriam Calonje 10 January Centre for Organismal Studies (COS), Heildelberg University Regulación epigenética del desarrollo en plantas mediada por las proteínas del grupo Polycomb
Antoni Granell 27 January Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP), València Fruit quality traits associated to small molecules and what we can learn from an omics approach
Dirk Inzé 3 February VIB, Ghent Leaf growth in a changing environment
John Lunn 10 February Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Gölm Trehalose metabolism and sugar signalling in plants
Òscar Expósito Tarrés 17 February Phyturebiotech – Terrassa Una Spin-off de la UB creada por dos jóvenes emprendedores
Jim Giovannoni 2 March Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Genetics and genomics of tomato fruit ripening
Armando Caballero 16 March Universidad de Vigo La diferenciación alélica como determinante de la respuesta a la selección a largo plazo en poblaciones subdivididas
Crisanto Gutiérrez 23 March Centro de Biología Molecular (CBM), Madrid The interface of genome expression and replication with epigenetics during Arabidopsis development
Juio Salinas 30 March Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB), Madrid Los mecanismos de degradación de mRNAs en tiempos de crisis, o como sobrevivir a las temperaturas bajas siendo Arabidopsis
Rhea Stoppel 4 April Department of Biology I – Botany. Biocenter of the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich New insights into chloroplast RNA metabolism
Juan Antonio García 20 April Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB), Madrid Host specific functions of potyvirid HCPro and P1 proteins in RNA silencing suppression… and something else
Malcolm Bennett 11-may Center for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB), University of Nottingham New insights into root development using systems approaches
József Burgyán 18-may Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Gödöllő Diverse functions of RNA silencing in plant-virus interplay
Phil Benfey 25-may Duke University, Durham, North Carolina Development rooted in emergent properties of regulatory networks
Ivo Gut 1 June CNAG, Barcelona Applications of High-throughput Genome Analysis
Luis López-Molina 8 June Département de Biologie Végétale,Université de Genève. Phytochrome-dependent control of seed germination
David Lightfoot 11 June Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois Agricultural Biotechnology at Southern Illinois University: From drought tolerance and improved agronomics by transgenically altering nitrogen assimilation to new disease resistances from peptide sensing receptors
Jordi Comadran 13 June The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) in crops: pitfalls and opportunities
José Manuel Pardo 22 June Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología, Sevilla How plants avert sodium toxicity in a saline environment – Challenging preconceived ideas
César Llave 6 July Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas (CIB), Madrid Nodos reguladores en interacciones compatibles planta-virus
Xuemei Chen 13 July University of California, Riverside Biogenesis and degradation of microRNAs
Tom Beckmann 20 July VIB, Ghent The secret rooting capacity of plants
Mario Serrano 4 September Department of  Biology, University of Fribourg Early events of plant innate immunity
Caroline Gutjahr 14 September Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Institute of Genetics Arbuscular mycorrhiza development in rice
John Woolliams 21 September Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh Livestock genomics: opening and closing black boxes
Miguel Aranda 5 October CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia Return trip: From genetic resistance against plant viruses to Cap-independent translation initiation
Martín Mecchia 25 October Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario (IBR-CONICET), Rosario Control of leaf development by microRNA miR396 in Arabidopsis thaliana
Javier Paz Ares 9 November Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB), Madrid Regulación de las respuestas de las plantas al ayuno de fosfato
Miguel Ángel Moreno-Risueño 16 November Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP), Madrid Specification of cell fate and new stem cell populations in Arabidopsis
Luis Serrano 30 November Centre de Regulaciò Genòmica, Barcelona A quantitative systems biology study on a model bacterium
Martin Kater 14 December Dipartimento di BioScienze Università degli Studi di Milano Mining Floral Meristem Regulatory Pathways in Arabidopsis
László Szabados 17 December Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Center, Szeged Use of the Conditional Overexpressing System to identify novel transcription factors involved in ABA and ROS signaling in arabidopsis
Speaker Date Institution Title
Jaume Bagunyà 1 February Departament de Genètica, Facultat de Biologia, Univ. Barcelona Using molecular/genomic tools to sort out simple from simplified morphologies in Animal Evolution. Implications for bilaterian origins
David B. Neale 8 February University of California, Davis Genomics of Forest Trees: Genome sequencing, maker-assisted breeding and landscape genomics
Fréderique Hillou 13 February INRA Co-evolution Zea mays-Lepidoptera: adaptation of a generalist pest Spodoptera frugiperda to benzoxazinoïds
Frank Johannes 15 February University of Groningen, Groningen Bioinformatics Centre Mapping the epigenetic basis of complex traits in Arabidopsis
Alexander Webb 22 February Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge Network analysis of the circadian regulation of signalling
Enrique Moriones 8 March Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea “La Mayora” CSIC, Málaga Integrated management of tomato yellow leaf curl disease caused by begomoviruses: taking advantage of resistance
Maite Muniesa 15 March Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad de Barcelona Aprendiendo sobre BACTERIÓFAGOS. Implicación en la transferencia genética
Jari Valkonen 22 March Department of Agricultural Sciences, Universtity of Helsinki Interactions of the silencing suppressor protein HCpro with a microtubulus-associated protein HIP2
Dan F. Voytas 5 April Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and Center for Genome Engineering, University of Minnesota Genome engineering with sequence-specific nucleases
Enrique Rojo 19 April Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB), Madrid Characterization of the IYO-ART cell differentiation switch
Martin Crespi 17-may Institut des Sciences Végétales,CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette Non-coding RNAs in the control of root architecture
Robert Sablowski 31-may John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Cellular basis for the control of floral organ growth
David Torrents 21 June Barcelona Supercomputing Center Biomedicine and biocomputing
Christian Fankhauser 28 June Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne Molecular mechanisms underlying shade avoidance in Arabidopsis
Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso 2 July Centre for Plant Sciences, University of Leeds Regulated symplastic connectivity modulates plant root architecture
Jonathan Jones 19 July John Innes Centre, Norwich Suppression, evasion and elicitation of plant disease resistance
Caroline Dean 19 July John Innes Centre, Norwich Linking chromatin regulation and antisense RNAs in the control of flowering
Tim Spector 26 July Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College, London Multiple uses for twin designs in Genomic approaches
Markus Schmid 20 September Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen Integration of flowering time signals in Arabidopsis thaliana
Heather McFarlane 11 October Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam Plant cell wall sensing and secretion
David Esteve 23 October Universidad Miguel Hernández, Alicante Analysis of novel leaf mutants in Arabidopsis
Magnus Nordborg 25 October Gregor Mendel Institute of Melocular Plant Biology, Vienna Studying the genotype-phenotype map in Arabidopsis
Cristobal Uauy 31 October John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Unravelling complex traits in polyploid wheat
Pascal Genschik 8 November Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes du CNRS, Strasbourg When protein degradation meets RNA silencing
Maria Calvo 13 December Unitat de Microscòpia Òptica Avançada dels Centres Científics i Tecnològics (Univ. Barcelona) Förster Resonance Energy Transfer- FRET in Bioimaging
Sonia Campo 18 December Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (DDSPC), St Louis, Missouri RNA silencing: a battle strategy in the arms race between fungal pathogens and plants