Programme

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

13:00 – 14:30Registration
14:30 - 15:00Opening ceremony
Chairpersons: Filippone E., Marocco A., Cattivelli L.

Welcome addresses by Institutional and Local Authorities
15:00 - 16:45Session 1 - One health - Plant genes for human health
Chairpersons: Ambrosone A., Comino C.
15:00 – 15:30Invited Lecture
Bosch D.
Plant terpene biosynthesis genes for human health; application via genome editing in chicoryPlant terpene biosynthesis genes for human health. Application via genome editing in chicory; the EU-CHIC project
15:30 – 15:45 Diretto G., Frusciante S., Ahrazem O., Gomez-Gomez L., Rambla J.L., Granell A., Argandona J., Moraga A., Lobato-Gomez M., Presa S.
Engineering high levels of saffron apocarotenoids in tomato
15:45 – 16:00 Ciacciulli A., Salonia F., Pindo M., Stefani E., Amenta M., Caruso M., Licciardello C.
Colourimetric, genetic, transcriptomic and metabolomic approaches on four lycopene-rich citrus varieties for broad applications in biotechnology
16:00 – 16:15 Colombo F., Bertagnon G., Sangiorgio S., Singh S., Pilu R.
Chasing the main pleiotropic effects in low phytic acid1-1 mutant: a sustainable solution to non-renewable phosphorus
16:15 – 16:30 Botticella E., Testone G., Buffagni V., Palombieri S., Lucini L., Giannino D., Lafiandra D., Sestili F.
Tailoring starch biosynthesis in wheat hits crucial kernel metabolic pathways as disclosed by multiple omics approaches
16:30 – 16:45 Simoni S., Vangelisti A., Clemente C., Tavarini S., Usai G., Mascagni F., Natali L., Angelini L.G., Cavallini A., Giordani T.
Transcriptomic analysis of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) provides novel insights into steviol glycosides and phenolic compounds biosynthesis and accumulation
16:45 – 17:10Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
17:10 – 19:00Session 2 - One health - Developing the holobiont concept
Chairpersons: Mastrangelo A.M., Salvi S.
17:10 – 17:40Invited Lecture
Hochholdinger F.
Genetic control of maize root formation and its interaction with the rhizosphere
17:40 – 17:55Bertola M., Righetti L., Gazza L., Ferrarini A., Fornasier F., Cirlini M., Lolli V., Galaverna G., Visioli G.
Evolution of rhizosphere microbial communities’ composition and activity during perennial wheat crops cultivation
17:55 – 18:10Vangelisti A., Cela F., Simoni S., Avio L., Turrini A., Sbrana C., Incrocci L., Pardossi A., Natali L., Cavallini A., Giordani T.
Arbuscular symbiosis in soilless culture: transcriptomic and biochemical analyses in Lactuca sativa plants
18:10 – 18:25Cuccurullo A., Yoneyama K., Bouwmeester H., D'Agostino N., Festa G., Camerlengo F., Contaldi F., Cardi T., Nicolia A.
Phenotypic comparison of CRISPR/Cas9 tomato mutants targeting genes responsible for the biosynthesis of strigolactones
18:25 – 18:40Martinelli F., Vergata C., Ferrini F., Moura B., Buti M., Baccelli I., Mengoni A., Vaccaro F.
Hidden plant responses to urban particulate matter
18:40 – 19:00General Discussion
19:00Welcome Cocktail
offered by Terra Srl and Apsovsementi SpA

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th

09:00 – 10:45Session 3 – Phytohormones, sensing and signaling
Chairpersons: Beretta M. Leone A.
09:00 – 09:30Invited Lecture
Cano-Delgado A.I.
Deciphering the role of brassinosteroids in plant adaption to climate change
09:30 – 09:45Vicentini G., Bignardi A., Moore S., Cazzaniga F., Pirota M., Giaume F., Gomez-Ariza J., Pierce S., Fornara F., Brambilla V.
PREMATURE INTERNODE ELONGATION 1 ( PINE1 ) represses GIBBERELLIN sensitivity in the rice stem
09:45 – 10:00Busatto N., Moretto M., Farneti B., Populin F., Vrhovsek U., Commisso M., Sonego P., Biasioli F., Guzzo F., Fontana P., Costa F.
The ripening initiation of apple fruit is regulated by a hormonal circuit sustained by auxin
10:00 – 10:15Simoni L., Simeoni F., Conti L., Tonelli C., Castorina G., Skirycz A., Galbiati M.
The AtMYB60 transcription factor integrates ABA and oxylipin signalling in guard cells
10:15 – 10:30Giulietti S., De Lorenzo G., Savatin D.
Insights into the Arabidopsis NPK1-related Protein kinases (ANPs) role in danger signaling
10:30 – 10:45General Discussion
10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
offered by Corteva Agriscience
11:15 – 13:00Session 4 - Comparative genomics and pangenomics
Chairpersons: Maccaferri M., Mazzucotelli E.
11:15 – 11:45Invited Lecture
Wulff B.
Sustainable control of disease resistance – the case for GM wheat
11:45 – 12:00Bozzoli M., Bruschi M., Nefzaoui M., Prestera M., Thomelin P., Ober E., Quiroz Chávez J., Ramirez Gonzalez R., Gaurav K., Arora S., Uauy C., Brande W., Tuberosa R., Maccaferri M.
Exploiting the full potential of a low-linkage disequilibrium, fully re-sequenced Agilops tauschii collection for GWAS targeting root system architecture
12:00 – 12:15Guerra D., Viottini G., Li C., Naz A., Mascher M., Stein N., Cattivelli L., Tondelli A.
A gene duplication at the Blp1 locus is associated with the black grain phenotype in barley
12:15 – 12:30Toppino L., Sirangelo T.M., Tassone M.R., Bagnaresi P., Lopatriello G., Delledonne M., Rotino G.L.
Genomic and transcriptomic investigation about Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melongenae resistance in ‘305E40’ eggplant line
12:30 – 12:45Rossato M., Marcolungo L., De Antoni L., Lopatriello G., Bellucci E., Cortinovis G., Frascarelli G., Nanni L., Bitocchi E., Bett K., Ramsay L., Konkin D.J., Delledonne M., Papa R.
CRISPR-Cas9-based repeat depletion for high-throughput genotyping of complex plant genomes
12:45 – 13:00General Discussion
13:00 – 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:30Session 5 - New routes to plant adaptation and sustainable agriculture
Chairpersons: Dell'Acqua M., Lanubile A.
14:30 – 15:00Invited Lecture
Dubcovsky J.
Reverse genetic tools and their utilization to dissect grain yield components in wheat
15:00 – 15:15Forestan C., Rosignoli S., Sciara G., Bruschi M., Sangiorgi G., Ormanbekova D., Tuberosa R., Maccaferri M., Salvi S.
Exploring the molecular bases of Root Growth Angle and its regulation in barley and wheat
15:15 – 15:30Gómez-Álvarez E.M., Tondelli A., Nghi K.N., Viktoriia V., Valè G., Perata P., Pucciariello C.
Barley germination after flooding events depends on hypoxia-induced secondary dormancy
15:30 – 15:45Guche M.D., Pilati S., Dalla Costa L., Moser C., Guella G., Trenti F., Lanubile A., Marocco A.
Functional study of lipoxygenase-mediated resistance against Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides infection in maize
15:45 – 16:00D’Incà R., Mattioli R., Tomasella M., Tavazza M., Macone A., Tavazza R., Martignago D., Incocciati A., Fraudentali I., Cona A., Angelini R., Nardini A., Tavladoraki P.
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis of a polyamine oxidase gene increases tomato plant tolerance to drought stress
16:00 – 16:15Licciardello C., Scalabrin S., D'Amante G., Russo M.P., Caruso P., Vidotto M., Alves M.N., Wulff N.A., Vendramin V., Ollitrault P., Peña L.
Eremocitrus glauca, a genetic source to fight against Huanglongbing, a highly destructive citrus disease
16:15 – 16:30General Discussion
16:30 – 17:00SIGA Young Research Award 2022
Chairpersons: Filippone E., Rosellini D.
Puglisi D.
Genomic prediction of grain yield in a barley MAGIC population modeling genotype per environment interaction
Magris G.
The genomes of 204 Vitis vinifera accessions reveal the origin of European wine grapes
Award ceremony
17:00 – 17:30Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
17:30 – 19:30SIGA General Assembly

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th

09:00 – 11:00Session 6 - Genetics and beyond: from Mendel to epigenomics
Organized by Next Generation SIGA
Chairpersons: Cassibba V., Mascagni F.
09:00 – 09:30Invited Lecture
Benoit M.
Impact of structural and epigenetic variation on quantitative traits during tomato domestication
09:30 – 09:45Usai G., Ventimiglia M., Marturano G., Vangelisti A., Simoni S., Cavallini A., Giordani T., Natali L., Zuccolo A., Mascagni F.
Exploring a model for the formation of novel genes from transposons in plants
09:45 – 10:00de Sario F., Bozzoli M., Forestan C., Sakuma S., Gabay G., Milner S.G., Snowdon R., Salvi S., Tuberosa R., Schnurbusch T., Maccaferri M.
Fine mapping and characterization of Grain Number Increase-2 locus (GNI-A2) in durum wheat
10:00 – 10:15Novi J.B., Mazzucotelli E., Desiderio F., Pourkhorshid Z., Viola P., Invernizzi C., Oliveri F., Randazzo B., Mastrangelo A.M., Marone D., Roncallo P., Campana M., Bozzoli M., Meriggi D., Omar I., Baidani A., Ozkan H., Bashour I., Sharif Ragab Mohamed E., Gadaleta A., El Amil R., Nazari K., Bassi F., Cattivelli L., Tuberosa R., Maccaferri M.
Multienvironment assessment and GWAS of the global durum genomic resource for resistance to yellow rust
10:15 – 10:30Mineri L., Cerise M., Giaume F., Vicentini G., Martignago D., Chiara M., Galbiati F., Sergi E., Spada A., Horner D., Fornara F., Brambilla V.
A common set of genes responding to florigenic and photoperiodic induction at the shoot apical meristem of rice
10:30 – 10:45Puglisi D., Lopatriello G., Grosso V., Caruso M., Bazzano M., Scuderi G., Catara A., Caruso P., Rossato M., Licciardello G., Licciardello C.
The transcriptome of Citrus aurantium sequenced and assembled by using a hybrid approach: a novel basis to investigate the cross-protection mechanism of Citrus tristeza virus
10:45 – 11:00Paolo D., Rossato M., Testone G., Frugis G., Di Vittori V., Liberatore C., Galbiati M., Cominelli E., Locatelli F., Delledonne M., Cortinovis G., Bellucci E., Bitocchi E., Rodriguez M., Attene G., Aragao F., Porch T.G., Papa R., Sparvoli F.
Genetics of domestication in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.): an approach for the analysis of candidate genes via TILLING-by-sequencing
11:00 – 11:30Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
11:30 – 12:30Session 6 - (cont.)
11:30 – 11:45Zhu W., Yang L., Wu D., Meng Q., Deng X., Huang G., Chen X., Ferrándiz C., Liang W., Dreni L., Zhang D.
Rice SEPALLATA genes OsMADS5 and OsMADS34 cooperate to limit inflorescence branching by repressing the TERMINAL FLOWER1-like gene RCN4
11:45 – 12:00Macharia M.W., Tamang A., Caproni L., Miculan M., Pe' M.E., Dell'Acqua M.
Genetic structure of maize landraces from the Himalayan region
12:00 – 12:15Joseph J., Canton M., Aiese Cigliano R., Bonghi C., Varotto S.
A transcriptomic study on peach floral and vegetative buds during winter dormancy
12:15 – 12:30General Discussion
12:30 – 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:45Workshop - Coordinamento delle politiche di conservazione e utilizzo delle
risorse genetiche vegetali per attività di ricerca e di miglioramento genetico

Discussants: Ercolano M.R., Giannino D.
14:30 – 16:30Mazzucato A.
Agro-biodiversità: l'impatto delle visioni generali e particolari
Tucci M.
La tutela, gestione e valorizzazione delle RGVAA nel groviglio dei regolamenti internazionali, nazionali e regionali. La concertazione del progetto ABC
Laghetti G.
I progetti, i programmi e le visioni del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Verde I.
Il programma RGV FAO: visioni e problematiche sul reperimento, conservazione, utilizzo e condivisione delle risorse genetiche vegetali del CREA
Giuliano G.
Una proposta di infrastruttura Europea dedicata alle RGVAA
Papa R.
Il progetto "INCREASE": collezioni intelligenti di risorse genetiche di leguminose alimentari per i sistemi agroalimentari europei
Maccaferri M.
Il coordinamento italiano delle “Global Durum Resources”, un progetto collaborativo mondiale: dalle risorse agli utilizzatori finali
Goritschnig S.
Progetto EVA: caratterizzazione e valutazione delle RGVAA delle banche europee mediante partenariati internazionali pubblico-privati
Lipparini A.
La posizione di Assosementi sull'impiego delle RGVAA
Manzella D.
La normativa internazionale in evoluzione: risorse genetiche, dati e nuove prospettive per la condivisione dei benefici
16:30 – 16:45Conclusioni
Cardi T.
16:45 – 17:30Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
17:30 – 19:00Parallel Poster Sessions in presence
20:30Social Event

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

09:30 – 12:00Session 7 - SIGA on Mendel's footsteps
Chairpersons: Cattivelli L., Masci S.
09:30 - 09:45Nicolia A., Festa G., D'Agostino N., Scotti N., Arimura S., Cardi T.
Mitochondrial DNA editing in potato
09:45 - 10:00Dal Corso G., Galati S., Giannelli G., Fragni R., Buschini A., Furini A., Visioli G.
The involvement of DNA methylation in enhancing heavy metal hypertolerance
10:00 - 10:15Populin F., Vittani L., Stuerz S., Buehlmann A., Khomenko I., Biasioli F., Vrhovsek U., Masuero D., Zanella A., Busatto N., Costa F.
Comparative analysis of ‘Granny Smith’ and ‘Ladina’ apple cultivars in relation to the onset of the postharvest disorder superficial scald
10:15 - 10:30Vannozzi A., Perin C., Palumbo F., Sandri M., Zuccolotto P., Zenoni S., Barcaccia G., Pindo M., Cestaro A., Sonego P., Lucchin M.
Dissecting the effect of soil on berry transcriptional plasticity in two Italian grapevine varieties (V. vinifera L.)
10:30 - 10:45Casarin S., Bertazzon N., Sirangelo T.M., Filippin L., Cattivelli L., Angelini E., Bagnaresi P.
The study of three grapevine clones to uncover the genetic traits responsible for the low susceptibility to Flavescence dorée
10:45 - 11:00Bonarrigo M., Palombieri S., Potestio S., Sestili F., Lafiandra D., Miceli C., Messina B., Russo G., Masci S.
Evaluation of genetic diversity of Sicilian autochthonous tetraploid wheat varieties by gluten protein analysis
11:00 - 11:15Vitale P., Laidò G., Dono G., Pecorella I., Ramasubramanian V., Lorenz A., De Vita P., Pecchioni N.
Multivariate genomic prediction for agronomic traits in durum wheat under two field managements
11:15 – 11:45Invited Lecture
Morgante M.
The evolving definition of a gene in the context of modern plant breeding
11:45 – 12:00General Discussion
12:00 – 12:15Closing Ceremony
Chairpersons: Filippone E., Salvi S.