International Conference: Functional genomics and proteomics for sustainable agriculture 2012

Conference to be held on occasion of 190th anniversary of birth of Gregor Mendel

June 13-14, 2012

Mendel Museum, Augustinian Abbey (map)
Mendel Square 1, Brno, Czech Republic


The foundation laid by Mendel with his discovery of the laws of inheritance has led, over the last century and a half, to molecular studies at the whole genome/proteome level.

Functional genomics and proteomics approaches are increasingly becoming indispensable for the understanding of basic biological processes in both plants and animals. The insights thus obtained are being often applied in the pharmaceutical industry, used in agricultural research, and for environmental protection.

In this year of Mendel's 190th birth anniversary, the conference will bring together a diverse collection of experts in order to address selected aspects of Functional Genomics and Proteomics in Plant and Agricultural Sciences.

Invited lectures:

Smýkal, Petr (Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic) “Pea entering genomic era, 150 years after Mendel discovery”

Burstin, Judith (INRA, UMR Genet & Ecophysiologie Legumineuses 102, F-21065 Dijon, France) “An RNAseq gene atlas for pea research”

Balla, Jozef (CEITEC MENDELU, Brno, Czech Republic) “Shaping plant body architecture – lessons from pea”

Doležel, Jaroslav (Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnology and Agriculture, Olomouc, Czech Republic) "Chromosome genomics reveals the secrets of hereditary information in grasses"

Kovařík, Aleš (Institute of Biophysics AS CR, v.v.i., Brno, Czech Republic)"Evolution, structure and dynamics of plant polyploid genomes"

Vollman, Johann (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria) "Mendelian factors and their continuous importance in plant breeding"

Fluch, Silvia (AIT Tulln, Austria) “Applying Mendel’s rules on African crops – sesame breeding in Uganda”

Takáč, Tomáš & Šamaj, Jozef (Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnology and Agriculture, Olomouc, Czech Republic) “Proteomic and cell biology approaches to study vesicular traffic in plants”

Černý, Martin (CEITEC MENDELU, Brno, Czech Republic) “Cytokinin: on the crossroads to temperature perception?”

Hirt, Heribert (INRA/CNRS – URGV, Evry, France) “The contribution of plant genetic engineering to 21st century sustainable agriculture”

Galuszka, Petr (Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnology and Agriculture, Olomouc, Czech Republic) “Transgenic alteration of cytokinin metabolism in order to improve agricultural traits of barley

Weckwerth, Wolfram (University of Vienna, Austria) "From Gregor Mendel to Plant Systems Biology"

Busch, Wolfgang (Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, Austria) "Approaching genetic complexity in plants - From Mendel's single genes to multigene networks"

Heinze, Berthold (BFW, Vienna, Austria) "Beyond Mendel? How forest trees develop and adapt complex traits in changing environments"

Laimer, Margit (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria) “Functional genomics in energy plants”

Franz, Chlodwig (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria) "Mendelism and neo-Mendelism of some essential oil components"


Mendel University in Brno
Zemědělská 1
613 00 Brno
Czech Republic
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