ViPS/DPPS Autumn Symposium 2023

Current Challenges in Plant Biology: Light Signalling

Current Challenges in Plant Biology: Light Signalling

Time: 11th-12th December 2023
Organisers: Paula Elomaa & Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi
Location: Viikki campus, seminar room K1088, Viikki Info centre, Viikinkaari 11

Invited speakers: Anne Cortleven, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany; Antony Dodd, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK; Alisdair Fernie, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany; Ep Heuvelink, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands; Alexey Shapiguzov, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland; Taina Tyystjärvi, University of Turku,Finland

Local speakers: Timo Hytönen & Hirofumi Ishihara 

Program

Monday 11.12., 09:15-16:00

Session 1

09:15 Opening and general information
09:20-10:15 Alisdair Fernie, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, Germany
The role of ascorbate in the high light response
10:15-10:30 Flash presentations (Doctoral Researchers Jere Vainio, Sakari Välimäki, Quan Zhou)
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
Session 2
10:45-11:40 Hirofumi Ishihara, University of Helsinki, Finland
Investigating the Photoperiodic Effects on the Growth and Metabolite Composition of Brassica Oleracea var. Acephala (Kale) cultivars
11:40-12:00 Flash presentations (Doctoral Researchers Mengyi Sun, Jenni Siren, Arttu Mäkinen, Markus Laurel)
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Session 3
13:00-13:55 ONLINE Anne Cortleven, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Can light prepare plants for future stresses? – lessons from photoperiod stress
13:55-14:50 Alexey Shapiguzov, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland 
Knowledge and power: interaction of light perception with energy metabolism in plants
14:50-15:10 (Coffee) break
15:10-16:00 Taina Tyystjärvi, University of Turku,Finland
Regulation of photosynthesis and growth in cyanobacteria

Tuesday 12.12., 09:00-14:00

Session 4
09:00-09:50 Antony Dodd, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Integration of circadian and environmental signals
09:50-10:15 Flash presentations (Doctoral Researchers Stina Kotiranta, Jasmin Kemppinen, Maja Ilievska, Jan Hoffman, Gregory Andreou)
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Session 5
10:30-11:20 Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Crosstalk between light acclimation and biotic stress resistance in plants
11:20-12:20 Lunch break
Session 6
12:20-13:10 Ep Heuvelink, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Supplemental lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms
13:10-14:00 Timo Hytönen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Crosstalk of photoperiod and temperature regulates flowering in a perennial model woodland strawberry