International Workshop on Multidisciplinary studies for sustainable agriculture

November 21st 2019, Pisa
Genomes and transcriptomics of plants and their ‘symbionts’
Aula Magna, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa

Programme

9:00 – Introduction and chair: Prof. Andrea Cavallini Coordinator of the PhD programme in Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa

9:10 – Arbuscular mycorrhizas as key players in sustainable plant phosphorus acquisition: An overview on the mechanisms involved
Dr. Nuria Ferrol, Department of Soil Microbiology and Symbiotic Systems, CSIS, Spain
(Discussant: Prof. Manuela Giovannetti, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa)

9:50 – Plant-pathogen interaction: Fusarium verticilliodes (FV) in Zea mays and genome editing approaches to enhance plant resistance
Dr. Virginia Maria Grazia Borrelli, Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy
(Discussant: Prof. Alessandra Turrini, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa)

10:30 – Break

10:50 – Transcriptome changes induced by arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in sunflower roots
Dr. Alberto Vangelisti, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa
(Discussant: Prof. Tommaso Giordani, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa)

11:30 – Gene capture by transposable elements leads to epigenetic conflict
Dr. Alexandros Bousios, Royal Society University Research Fellow (Evolution, Behavior and Environment), University of Sussex, United Kingdom
(Discussant: Dr. Flavia Mascagni, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa)

12:10 – Break

14:00 – Diversity of phosphate transporter genes among species and isolates of arbuscolar mycorrhizal fungi
Dr. Luca Giovannini, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa

14:15 – Work-in-progress for the creation of ASTER-REP: a database of Asteraceae transposable sequences Dr. Maria Ventimiglia, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa

14:30 – De novo assembly of the highly heterozygous fig (Ficus carica L.) genome reveals epigenetic patterns
Dr. Gabriele Usai, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa

14:45 – What about functional traits of plants under pathogen challenge?
Dr. Claudia Pisuttu, Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Pisa

15:00 – Discussion and Conclusions