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  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

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Climate Change-Linked Stress Tolerance in Plants (M4)

Scientific Organizers: Julian Schroeder and Julia Bailey-Serres


May 13—16, 2019

Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover, Germany


Organized in collaboration with Volkswagen Foundation


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Dec 18, 2018 [details]
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 15, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 15, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Feb 13, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 13, 2019 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-M4 "Climate Change-Linked Stress Tolerance in Plants" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On January 15, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After January 15, 2019 until February 13, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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January 15, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 13, 2019 895.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After March 13, 2019 1095.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 13, 2019 670.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After March 13, 2019 870.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is February 13, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: December 18, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: January 15, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: February 13, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is January 15, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 13, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 895.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 670.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1095.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 870.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Monday, May 13 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, May 16 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, May 17 in order to fully experience the meeting.

MONDAY, MAY 13

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Grand Mussmann Hotel, Tivoli Room
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Central-Hotel Kaiserhof

TUESDAY, MAY 14

08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
Giles E.D. Oldroyd, University of Cambridge, UK
Reducing the Dependence on Inorganic Fertilizers with Symbiotic Microbial Associations

09:30—11:45
Harnessing Stress Tolerance from Genetic Diversity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
Maria von Korff Schmising, University Düsseldorf and Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Breeding Improved Drought and Heat Resistance in Barley

Coffee Break

Amelia Henry, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
Harnessing Genetic Diversity to Achieve Drought Tolerance in Rice

Julia Bailey-Serres, University of California, Riverside, USA
Dynamic Mechanisms of Water Extreme Resilience

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Ballroom
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Advances in GWAS and Gene-Editing Towards Stress Tolerance

Auditorium
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Responses to Elevated Greenhouse Gases: Physiology to Productivity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
Lisa Ainsworth, University of Illinois and USDA, USA
Improving Crop Physiological Responses to Rising Ozone Pollution

Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA
CO2 Sensing and Signal Transduction in Regulation of Plant Transpiration

Diana Santelia, University of Zürich, Switzerland
CO2, Starch and Stress Survival Strategies

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

08:30—11:30
Resilience through Synthetic Solutions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
Julie E. Gray, University of Sheffield, UK
Engineering Stomata to Reduce Crop Water Use

Sean Cutler, University of California, Riverside, USA
Programmable Plants – Synthetic Approaches to Engineering Drought Tolerance

Coffee Break

Lizhong Xiong, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
GWAS and Engineering of Drought Resistance in Rice

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Ballroom
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: New Sustainable Alternatives for Meeting Protein and Nutrient Needs of the Future

Auditorium
B. Greg Mitchell, University of California San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
The Potential of Protein and Food Production in Salt Tolerant Algae

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Developmental Reprogramming under Stress
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
José R. Dinneny, Stanford University, USA
Sensing and Developmental Response to Salinity

Christa Testerink, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Out of Shape during Stress: Mechanisms of Root Architecture Remodeling in Response to Salt

Mikio Nakazono, Nagoya University, Japan
Root Traits that Determine Waterlogging Resilience in Rice and Maize

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Ballroom

THURSDAY, MAY 16

08:30—11:30
Genomes to Stress Resilience Mechanisms
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
Christine Queitsch, University of Washington, USA
Epigenomics of Heat Stress Responses in Model Species

Graeme L. Hammer, University of Queensland, Australia
The Physiology, Genetics and Modelling of Heat Tolerance in Grain Sorghum

Coffee Break

Maheshi Dassanayake, Louisiana State University, USA
Learning from Nature: Salt Tolerance Strategies

Tomoaki Horie, Shinshu University, Japan
Molecular Mechanisms that Enhance Salt Tolerance in Cereals

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 3: GWAS and Abiotic Stress Resistance

Auditorium
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—18:45
Discovery of New Stress Tolerance Mechanisms and Loci
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
François Tardieu, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA, France
Genetic Analysis of Drought Tolerance with a Scenario-Dependent Probabilistic Approach

Edward S. Buckler, USDA-ARS and Cornell University, USA
Maize NAM Population-Based Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Vipula Shukla, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Abiotic Stress Resistant Crops in Africa

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 04/13/2019

Auditorium
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Ballroom
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Ballroom

FRIDAY, MAY 17

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks the Volkswagen Foundation for hosting this conference:

in Cooperation with Volkswagen Foundation
 

Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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