EpiDiv2021 - Scientific Conference

Linking Ecology, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics in Plant Epigenetic Research Sevilla, Spain, 29 september – 1 october 2021

Organized by the European Training Network EpiDiverse (H2020-MSC-ITN-764965)


There is an ever-growing interest in the mechanisms underlying epigenetic phenomena, which may be particularly crucial for the survival of plants within dynamic environments as they cannot respond behaviourally or migrate immediately. Understanding the epigenetic contribution to plant phenotypic variation, stress responses and long-term adaptation will help to better understanding species responses to global environmental change, and can open new directions for sustainable agriculture and crop breeding. Moving forward this field requires multidisciplinary cross-talk between ecologists, molecular geneticists and bioinformaticians. This was the aim of the EpiDiv2021 Conference celebrated at CaixaForum Center in Sevilla (Spain) 29th september - 1st october 2021. 
Here you can reach the abstract book 

Organizing committee

Conchita Alonso1, Troyee Anupoma1, Francisco Balao2, Claude Becker3, M Teresa Boquete1, Oliver Bossdorf4, Noé Fernández-Pozo5, Katrin Heer5, Mónica Medrano1, Xavier Picó1, Lars Opgenoorth5, Koen Verhoeven6.

1Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain
2Plant Biology and Ecology Department, University of Seville, Spain
3Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna BioCenter (VBC), Austria
4Plant Evolutionary Ecology, University of Tübingen, Germany
5Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
6Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Netherlands

Keynote Speaker

  • Carlos M. Herrera, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain

Invited Speakers

  • Hanne de Kort, Biology Department, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Xiaoqi Feng, John Innes Centre, UK
  • Helene Kretzmer, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
  • Alexander Jueterbock, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, Norway
  • Stéphane Maury, University of Orleans, France
  • Jurriaan Ton, Department of Animal and Plant Science, University of Sheffield, UK

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