We are pleased to welcome you at the 14th Plant Science Student Conference (PSSC), taking place from June 19th to June 22nd 2018 at the Leibniz Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Saxony-Anhalt.
As in previous years, the conference will comprise of three days full of fascinating talks, poster sessions and social activities. The scientific program will be enriched by the participation of keynote speakers, who will not only introduce you into various fields of scientific research but also into science communication and some basic social skills, we all need for our scientific work.
The best talks and posters will be awarded through voting by the audience, so every participant is encouraged to give a great talk or design a spectacular poster!
In addition to PhD students from the IPK Gatersleben and the IPB Halle, PhD students from throughout Germany are invited to take part in the conference. As this is a PhD student conference, first year students who do not yet have final results are also invited to present their topic and introduce into the planned approaches of their research. Other PhD students may have valuable suggestions for you!
A hiking trip to the nearby Harz-region is planned to provide an opportunity to network and to enjoy this beautiful part of Germany. The social program will be completed by what will hopefully be an amazing conference closing party!
We hope that this year’s scientific and social program will make the 14th Plant Science Student Conference and exciting and memorable event!!
During the registration you will be asked to choose between talk or a poster or if you don't mind. After the abstract submission period is closed the organizing team will review all submitted abstracts. We will try to take into account your preference regarding talk or poster. In case there are not enough students who signed up for a talk we will randomly pick the missing number of abstracts for talks from the group of participants who had no preference regarding talk or poster. If necessary, we will continue picking from the ones who have chosen the poster option. And of course in case there will be too many participants who signed up for talks we will do the whole process the other way around.
You can register here:
Registration fee: 70,- €
Details for the bank account:
IBAN DE76 8005 5500 3062 0013 63
Reasons for payment: Name of participants, registration ID, PSSC2018
EVERYONE who wants to participate in the conference is asked to submit a short abstract (max. 300 words).
All abstracts should comprise Title, Name, Affiliations and should not exceed more than 300 words (abstract body). Please abandon citation in your abstract for the sake of length.
All abstracts will be published in a printed abstract book!
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED
Oral session instructions
Talks should be 15 minutes long plus 5 minutes for discussion (= 20 minutes) and will be held in English. You can present your current project or any other scientific topic you feel comfortable with. No problem if you are at the beginning of your PhD, a description of your project and your future research plans are just as interesting.
Poster session instructions
Posters will be presented by the authors and displayed during poster sessions. The materials for posters mounting will be provided by organizers. The maximum size of portrait posters is A0 format (118,9 cm length × 84,1 cm width).
Directions and travel info
Biotech Campus in Gatersleben lies almost in the heart of Germany and can easily be reached from nearby cities and airports by public transportation and car.
Further information can be found here:
1) Self accommodation
2) Room in a shared apartment (approx. 10euro/night)
3) Single room in a guest house (approx. 30euro/night)
Please indicate whether you require an accommodation during the registration process. Accommodation can be provided on a flat share basis (up to three people sharing a flat with single rooms). The price for the accommodation depends on the provided room (bed linen and towels included, breakfast not included). Breakfast is available in the Casino of the IPK Gatersleben.
Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee.
In case of questions please contact the PhD Student Board via PSSC2018(at)ipk-gatersleben.de
Tuesday, 19th June
10:00 – 12:30 Registration
13:10 - 13:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
PhD Student Board and Prof. Dr. Andreas Graner
13:30 – 14:30 Session I Genome Modification
13:30 – 13:50 T-01 Christian Hertig
13:50 - 14:10 T-02 Iris Koeppel
14:10 – 14:30 T-03 Moddassir Ahmed
14:30 – 14:50 Coffee Break
14:50 – 16:10 Session II Plant Physiology
14:50 – 15:10 T-04 Zhongtao Jia
15:10 – 15:30 T-05 Dema Alhajturki
15:30 – 15:50 T-06 Henrikje Smits
15:50 – 16:10 T-07 Kathleen Helmstedt
16:10 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Poster Session I odd numbers
17:30 – 18:15 Guided Tours:
PD Dr. Andreas Börner: Genebank
Dr. Astrid Junker: Phenotyping facilities
Wednesday, 20th June
08:30 – 08:50 Special Talk Prof. Dr. Ingo Schubert
08:50 – 10:30 Session III Plant Genetic Resources and Crop Breeding Research
08:50 – 09:10 T-08 Zahra Nemati
09:10 – 09:30 T-09 Mona Schreiber
09:30 – 09:50 T-10 Daniela Impe
09:15 – 10:10 T-11 Philip Rabenau
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session I Dr. Melanie Lynn Conrad
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:10 Session IV Plant Pathogen Interactions
13:30 – 13:50 T-12 Micha Gracianna Devi
13:50 – 14:10 T-13 Krishna Mohan Pathi
14:10 – 14:30 T-14 Robert Eric Hoffie
14:30 – 14:10 T15 Maria Pogoda
14:50 – 15:10 Coffee Break
15:10 – 16:50 Session V Mapping and Phenotyping
15:10 – 15:30 T-16 Alexander Feiner
15:30 – 15:50 T-17 Dalia Z. Alomari
15:50 – 16:10 T-18 Julia Kretsch
16:10 – 16:30 T-19 Lalit Saini
16:30 – 16:50 Coffee Break
16:50 – 17:50 Poster Session II even numbers
18:00 – 18:30 Traktor pulling game
18:30 Raclette night
Thursday, 21st June
07:45 Meeting at the main gate
Friday, 22nd June
09:00 – 10:00 Plenary Session II Dr. Tobias Maier
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:50 Session VI: Chromosome Structure and Function
10:30 – 10:50 T-20 Dandan Wu
10:50 – 11:10 T-21 Stefan Steckenborn Diaz Coria
11:10 – 11:30 T-22 Solmas Khoshravi
11:30 – 11:50 T-23 Phuong Thi Nhu Hoang
11:50 – 12:30 Voting for the best talk and poster
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Plenary Session III Prof. Dr. Dorothea Bartels
14:30 Awarding and Closing Remarks