This meeting will be held as an EMBO workshop, co-organized by the National Academy of Scientists Leopoldina, the Society of Plant Breeding (GPZ), and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK). It represents the sixth international meeting on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying stability, variability and modification of plant genomes and the 14th Gatersleben Research Conference.



Genetic & epigenetic influences on chromosome stability

Replication, cell cycle, DNA repair & somatic recombination

Meiotic processes & recombination

Genome engineering, approaches & applications


Confirmed Speakers:

Fred Berger, Gregor Mendel Institute, Wien (plenary talk)

Anne Britt, University of California, Davis, USA

Sylvia de Pater, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Lieven de Veylder, VIB and University Ghent, Belgium

Caixia Gao (Ms.), Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS, Beijing, China

Stefan Heckmann, IPK Gatersleben, Germany

Ian Henderson, University of Cambridge, UK

Barbara Hohn, FMI Basel, CH

Julie Law, Salk Institute San Diego, USA

Avraham Levy, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

Monica Pradillo Orellana, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Teresa Roldan-Arjona, University of Cordoba, Spain

Joachim Schiemann, JKI Quedlinburg, Germany

Peter Schlögelhofer, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Universität Wien, AT

Dorothy Shippen, Texas A&M University, USA

Seiichi Toki, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan

Daniel Voytas, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA

Charles White, CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand, France