Botanical Microscopy 2019
Scientific Organising Committee: Chris Hawes, Beatrice Satiat-Jeunemaitre, Verena Kriechbaumer, Katja Graumann, Louise Hughes, Imogen Sparkes.
The 11th running of the International Botanical Meeting will in 2019 be held in the new lecture/conference facilities at Oxford Brookes University with accommodation in the famous Queen’s College, Oxford. As in recent meetings there will be 7 or 8 lead speakers and the rest of the programme will be chosen from offered talks. To attract postgraduate students to participate, a number of bursaries will be available alongside reduced registration fees. Topics will as ever be a mix of state-of-the art microscopy combined with the latest developments in plant cell biology, including organelle dynamics, nuclear structure and function, and autophagy. Planned associated activities will include a Zeiss/RMC sponsored workshop on 3-D imaging technologies, a trip round the museum of the History of Science (the world’s first public museum and home to the RMS microscope collection) and a tour of the famous Oxford Botanical Gardens. We welcome you all to the famous University City of Oxford.
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Sunday 16th April
Arrival – Reception and guest lecture – Queen’s College
Monday 15th April:
AM/PM sessions, Evening poster session 1 – with buffet meal
Tuesday 16th April:
AM/PM sessions, Evening poster session II
Wednesday 17th April:
Reception – Museum History of Science
Conference Dinner – Queen’s College
Thursday 18th April:
AM – final session
PM – Zeiss/RMC workshop and 3-D imaging (EM) – Louise Hughes (organiser)
Optional Guided tour of Oxford Botanic Gardens
Prof. Niko Geldner
Université de Lausanne
Topic - Cytoskeletons
Prof. Patrick Hussey
University of Durham
Topic - The Nucleus
Dr Célia Baroux
University of Zurich
Topic - Endomembranes
Prof. Federica Brandizzi
Michigan State University
Topic - Plasmodesmata and other organelles
"The plasmodesmata pores: cellular machines for inter- and intra-cellular communication"
Prof. Emmanuelle Bayer
Université Bordeaux Segalen
E Bayer obtained her PhD thesis in 2005 (A. Maule; John Innes Centre U.K.), where she had worked on the plant-specific plasmodesmata intercellular channels. After a post doc in Switzerland where she worked on auxin-polarised transport at the shoot apical meristem (2006-2009; C Kuhlemeier, Institute of Plant Science Switzerland), she obtained, in 2010, a permanent position at the CNRS, in Bordeaux France. Since 2015 she established her own group at the Laboratory of Membrane Biogenesis in Bordeaux. Her current research focus is to bring a better understanding on the role of membrane lipids, and organelle contacts to the function of plasmodesmata and plant cell-to-cell communication.
Topic - Autophagy
Dr Diane Basham
Iowa State University
Topic - Plant Pathogen interface
Prof. Dr. Silke RobatzeK
LMU Biocenter University of Munich
Topic - New Technologies
Admittance to this event is for registered and authorised attendees. Unfortunately we cannot permit access to visitors or allow non-registered persons to enter the meeting or exhibition areas. If you have any questions, please contact the RMS contact for this event.
The conference will be taking place at Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Headington Road, Oxford.
Four night's of accommodation is included in the registration fee. The accommodation will be at Queens College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AW.