Preliminary Programme

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th

13:00 – 14:30Registration
14:30 - 15:00Opening ceremony
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 chicory
15:30 – 16:45 Oral Communications
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 – 18:40Oral Communications
18:40 – 19:00General Discussion

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th

09:00 – 10:45Session 3 – Phytormones, 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 – 10:30Oral Communications
10:30 – 10:45General Discussion
10:45 – 11:15Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
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 – 12:45Oral Communications
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 – 16:15Oral Communications
16:15 – 16:30General Discussion
16:30 – 17:00SIGA Young Research Award 2022
Chairpersons: Filippone E., Rosellini D.

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 – 11:00Oral Communications
11:00 – 11:30Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
11:30 – 12:30Session 6 - (cont.)
11:30 – 12:15Oral Communications
12:15 – 12:30General Discussion
12:30 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00Workshop - 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.
17:00 – 17:30Coffee Break and Online Poster Viewing
17:30 – 19:00Parallel Poster Sessions in presence
20:30Social Event

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

09:30 – 11:45Session 7 - SIGA on Mendel's footsteps
Chairpersons: Cattivelli L., Masci S.
09:30 - 11:00Oral Communications
11:00 – 11:30Invited Lecture
Morgante M.
The evolving definition of a gene in the context of modern plant breeding
11:30 – 11:45General Discussion
11:45 – 12:00Closing Ceremony