Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Regulatory Oxylipins (An International Meeting)

1 Apr 4 Apr 2019

Oxylipins, from plants and other organisms, form a constantly growing group of signalling molecules that comprise oxygenated fatty acids and their metabolites. The most renowned regulatory oxylipins are undoubtedly the jasmonates, which, following their discovery in the 1960s, became recognized as regulators of defence, floral organ development and fertility, as growth inhibitors and modulators of senescence, and as elicitors of specialized metabolism in numerous plant species. As such, the jasmonates currently belong to an elite group of heavily investigated phytohormones.

Over the last decade, the understanding of biosynthesis, metabolism, and action of regulatory oxylipins has greatly advanced. The ROXY2019 meeting wishes to bring together the international community and leading researchers in the field. Thereby it aims to provide a timely and exciting forum to present and discuss the recent advances and expertise on the study of these molecules that are so crucial for plant growth, development, metabolism, and interaction with the environment.

There will be seven plenary sessions that, through combining lectures from invited speakers and short talks on selected abstracts and posters, will highlight the various aspects involved in Regulatory Oxylipin research. These sessions cover the following major themes: Regulatory oxylipins in emerging model systems and non-plant systems, Biochemistry and structural biology, Control of growth and defence, Control of Metabolism, Reproduction, Jasmonate signalling mechanisms and Long-distance signalling, Ecology.

We look forward to your contributions to make this an exciting conference. See you in Ghent!

The organizers

Alain Goossens (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE) &
Ted Farmer (University of Lausanne, Département de Biologie Moléculaire Végétale, CH)

More conference information:

Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2019
Early Bird deadline: 15 February 2019
Late Registration: 15 March 2019


Ivan Acosta (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, DE)
Ian Baldwin (Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, DE)
Carlos Ballaré (University of Buenos Aires & San Martin National University, AR)
John Browse (Washington State University, USA)
Xiao-Ya Chen (Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CN)
Katayoon Dehesh (Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, USA)
Debora Gasperini (Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, DE)
Alexander Grechkin (Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, RU)
Bettina Hause (Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry, DE)
Thierry Heitz (University of Strasbourg | UNISTRA · Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), FR)
Gregg Howe (Michigan State University, USA)
Daniel Kliebenstein (University of California, Davis, USA)
Abraham Koo (University of Missouri, MO, USA)
Chuanyou Li (Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CN)
Karsten Melcher (Van Andel Research Institute, USA)
Andrej Pavlovič (Palacký University Olomouc, CZ)
Corné Pieterse (Utrecht University, NL)
Roberto Solano (National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC), ES)
Daoxin Xie (Tsinghua University, CN)
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Voldersstraat 9
Aula Ghent University
9000 Ghent