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27 set. 2016 to 28 set. 2016

Congrés: Registration is open for the meeting: “Plant Proteostasis: Towards a Green Based Industry”

The meeting will take place on the 27th and 28th of September in Barcelona, Spain


On September 27th and 28th, 2016, experts in basic and applied plant sciences, and experts in plant industrial uses beyond the food industry, will meet in Barcelona (Spain) for the symposium “Plant proteostasis: towards a green-based industry”. This symposium,which is co-organized by B-Debate, the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics and the COST Proteostasis action, aims to identify current challenges and to seek solutions for bridging the gap between knowledge and innovation that may have an impact in the transition from a dependence on fossil-derived products to a sustainable bioeconomy. Registrations to the symposium are now open for attendees at: http://www.bdebate.org/en/forum/plant-proteostasis-towards-green-based-industry


The debate will focus on: 1) the role of proteostasis in plant development and plant responses to stress, and their implications for agriculture; 2) the state-of-the-art approaches available to study plant proteostasis and identifying the existing major challenges to be addressed; and 3) applied aspects of plant proteostasis research, focusing in the biocomposite and biofuel areas.


The scientific committee of the meeting is composed by:

L. Maria Lois, CRAG, Spain

Núria S. Coll, CRAG, Spain

Claus Schwechheimer, Technische Universität München, Germany

Giovanna Serino, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Simon Hawkins, Université de Lille 1, France


The scientific program can be found here.


This meeting is the first of its kind addressing plant proteostasis, but also addressing the translational aspects of plant proteostasis into fiber and oil plant breeding/industry. It is foreseen that this workshop will have a positive impact in plant proteostasis research, but also in economy and society needs regarding sustainability. The symposium is in line with B-Debate goals, which aims is to promote high level international scientific meetings for discussion, collaboration and open exchange of knowledge among prestigious international experts for addressing complex challenges of high impact to society.