Programme

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Huesca Convention Center

  • 15:00-17:30 Registration Huesca Convention Center, main entrance hall

Huesca Tanto Monta Hall

  • 17:30 Welcome and Introduction.
  • 18:00-19:00 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Kellogg – Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Inflorescence diversity in the grass family

Huesca Museum

  • 19:30 Opening reception

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Huesca Convention Center, Auditorium

  • 8:00-9:00 Registration, poster set-up
  • 8:30-10:15 PLENARY SESSION: Natural diversity and evolution

Keynote speaker: Robert Hasterok – University of Silesia

Inferring on karyotype structure and evolution in Brachypodium using cross-species chromosome barcoding

  • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:45-12:30 PLENARY SESSION: Comparative genomics and transcriptomics

Keynote speaker: Robin Buell – Michigan State University

Comparative genomics reveals loci involved in domestication and adaptation

  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:15 PLENARY SESSION: Development and growth

Keynote speaker: David Des Marais – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Physiological and developmental control of resource allocation in grasses

  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 16:00- 17:00. KEYNOTE CONFERENCE (Videoconference).

Keynote speaker: Eviatar Nevo – University of Haifa

Evolution Canyon: sympatric evolution through niche adaptation

  • 17:00-18:00 Poster session. Authors of even numbered posters present
  • 18:00: Social events (touristic tour in the city)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Huesca Convention Center, Auditorium

  • 8:30-10:15 PLENARY SESSION: Regulatory elements, networks and epigenomics

Keynote speaker: Anne Roulin – University of Zürich

Transposable element evolution in Brachypodium distachyon: what can we learn from population genomics?

  • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:45-12:30 PLENARY SESSION: Polyploidy and perenniality

Keynote speaker: Pamela Soltis – University of Florida

Polyploidy as integrator across levels of biological organization: from cells to ecosystems

  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-20:00 Conference trip: Huesca Convention Center, main entrance

Half day field trip to Guara and Somontano area to visit some localities where native Brachypodium species grow. Wine tasting in a Somontano cellar.

  • 21:00 Banquet Dinner, Huesca

Friday, June 28, 2019

Huesca Convention Center, Auditorium

  • 8:30-10:15 PLENARY SESSION: Ecology and environment

Keynote speaker: David Lowry – Michigan State University

The genetic and physiological basis of local adaptation along environmental gradients

  • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:45-12:30 PLENARY SESSION: Adaptation to abiotic and biotic constrains

Keynote speaker: Karen-Beth Scholthof – Texas A & M University

Genetics and genomics of Brachypodium-virus interactions

  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:15 PLENARY SESSION: Crop and biomass crop translation

Keynote speaker: Klaus Mayer – Helmholtz Research Center for environmental health

From genome to genomes. Charting the genome landscape(s) of western civilisation

  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45-16:45 Poster session. Authors of odd numbered posters present
  • 17:00-17:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Keynote speaker: John Vogel – Joint Genome Institute

More, more, more, the genus Brachypodium as a sequence-enabled functional genomics model

  • 17:30-18:00 Closing address

Conference chair: Pilar Catalan – Universidad de Zaragoza

  • 18:00: Social events (Huesca cultural tours)

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Postconference field trips, Huesca Convention Center, main entrance

  • Option 1: Pyrenean Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park trip:

7:00-20:00 Full day field trip to the Pyrenean Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park to know the Pyrenean Flora.

  • Option 2: Prepyrenean Rio Vero canyon trip:

7:00-20:00 Full day field trip to Prepyrenean Rio Vero canyon to see Brachypodium species and to descend the canyon.