Microbial Biodiversity and Resilient Plants Workshop

This session will explore microbial biodiversity changes and indicators important in sustainable plants production in agriculture and horticulture, as well as microbiome and plant responses to environmental stresses. This session will also address issues relating to interactions and processes of soil-plant-microbiome in agroecosystems. Moreover, the practical workshops on bioinformatics in the environmental microbiology will improve our knowledge and understanding of next generation sequencing techniques, bioinformatics and biostatistics methods relevant in environmental research.

SCIENTIFIC LECTURES:

Microbial Biodiversity for Sustainable Plants Production

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Maria Teresa Ceccherini – Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forest Science & Technology, University of Florence, Italy

Biodiversity Indicators in Agriculture and Horticulture

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Eligio Malusa – Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland

Soil and Plant Microbiomes under Changing Environment

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Frąc – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland

Plant Responses to Stress Factors

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Krzysztof Treder – Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute–National Research Institute, Bonin, Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS – BIOINFORMATICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY:

Next generation sequencing techniques and tools

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alberto Acedo – Biome Makers Inc., West Sacramento, United States / Chair of Soil Biology Commission IUSS
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Łukasz Dziewit, Dr. Przemysław Decewicz – University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Bioinformatics Methods in Environmental Microbiology

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stefanie Vink – GreenFinch Research, Groningen, The Netherlands
Keynote Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Grzegorz Koczyk – Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Biostatistics in Environmental Research

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Piotr Koper – Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jacek Panek – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC BOARD OF THE WORKSHOP

  • Dr. Alberto Acedo – Biome Makers Inc., West Sacramento, United States / Chair of Soil Biology Commission IUSS
  • Prof. Teresa Ceccherini – Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forest Science & Technology, University of Florence, Italy
  • Prof. Eligio Malusà – Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland
  • Dr. Stefanie Vink – GreenFinch Research, Groningen, The Netherlands

ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE WORKSHOP

  • Prof. Magdalena Frąc – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland (Chair of the Committee)
    mfica@ipan.lublin.pl
  • Dr. Karolina Oszust – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland (Conference Secretary)
  • Dr. Agata Gryta – Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland (Executive Assistant)