Traditionally, the German Society of Plant Nutrition holds its meeting every two years with international participation. The 2012 meeting will be held at Bonn University, addressing the challenges for plant nutrition to cope with a rapidly changing environment.
Keynote speakers have agreed to introduce into different sessions. There will be opportunities as well for other contributors to present their recent advances. Younger researchers are especially encouraged to present their work.
Besides the plenary sessions, there will be two guided poster sessions. Posters may address as well subjects outside the topics of the plenary sessions. There will be prizes for the best posters.
The conference language is English and all presentations should be in English.
The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation (tentative titles):
L. Bolaños, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid: “Boron: functions in plants and animals”
P. Brown, UC Davis: “Plant nutrition: challenges in changing environments”
A. Downie, JIC Norwich: "Calcium signaling in symbioses with plants"
Victoria Fernandez, Madrid: "Foliar nutrition of crops"
Y. Gibon, INRA Bordeaux: "Metabolomic pheneotyping: from screening of genetic diversity to system biology"
K.E. Giller, Wageningen: “Challenges for plant nutrition in Africa”
M. Riederer, Universität Würzburg: “Functions of and processes on leaf surfaces”
K.A. Shackel: UC Davis “What HR-CT imaging can teach us about xylem structure and function”
P. White, JHI Dundee: "The mineral nutrition of plants and people."
M. Zwieniecki: Harvard University "The hydraulic life of dead wood: biophysics of water transport in xylem"
J. Léon et al., Bonn: The CROP.SENSe.net network: linking breeding and phenotyping science
Processes on leaf surfaces
Plant water relations
Nutrient dynamics in changing environments
Crop responses to nutrient imbalances
Phenotyping science and early stress responses