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CPPS lecture, Dr Lars Ostergaard, JIC: 25 Nov 2010, 16:00-17:00 at the Dept of Plant Sciences, Cambridge CB2 3EA, followed by networking
Crop sciences and agri-biotech mission to the UK: Wed 8 Dec, Cambridge, deadline 24 Nov 2010
Next CPPS Lecture
Cell fate specification guided by hormonal and genetic interplay during fruit development
Speaker: Dr Lars Ostergaard, JIC
Date: 25 Nov 2010, 16:00-17:00 (followed by wine and nibbles)
Venue: Dept of Plant Sciences (Large Lecture Theatre), Cambridge CB2 3EA
Mobile signals provided by hormones and morphogens are essential to organise multicellular structures. Despite detailed knowledge on the dynamics of specific hormones in specific cellular environments, not much is known about the interactions between different hormonal pathways or between hormonal and genetic events that lead to proper organ formation.
The Arabidopsis fruit provides an outstanding model system to study organ patterning and cell differentiation with dramatically different cell types located immediately next to each other. Work on Arabidopsis fruit development has been impressively successful in identifying key genetic regulators; however, the data clearly indicate that in order to get an integrated view of fruit patterning, it is necessary to understand the role of hormones in the process.
We use Arabidopsis and Brassica fruits as models to study how genetic and hormonal activities interact to form a complex organ. Results will be presented on the importance of both local hormone biosynthesis and distribution, on communication between tissues to coordinate growth and how these processes are controlled.
The lecture will be followed by networking over wine and nibbles; an excellent opportunity to connect with the speaker and other members from industry and academia!
All welcome, no registration is necessary.
Crop sciences and agri-biotech mission to the UK - Wed 8th Dec, Cambridge
Delegates from China, Thailand, the Philippines, South Africa and Brazil are coming to the UK in December to identify opportunities for international collaboration in research, technology development and transfer and we would like to offer you the opportunity to meet them.
The delegation includes experts from research institutes, private companies and investment funds. Their interests include, for instance: conventional breeding and transgenic crops; pest prevention and control; fertilizers; feed additives; plant extract and essential oils; food supplements and renewable energy.
If you are interested in meeting the delegates in Cambridge on Wed 8th Dec, please send the following information to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by the 24th Nov.:
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This event is being organised in partnership with the International Agri-Technology Centre and UK TI.
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