2nd Workshop Carbon Allocation in Plants – Nov 20-21, Versailles

Plant biomass and the quality of plant products depends on the carbon allocation from photosynthetic organs to harvested organs. This process reflects a balance between consumption, storage and long-distance transport of carbohydrates, regulated at multiscale cellular, tissular and organ levels. It depends on the central and energetic metabolisms together with sugar homeostasis in subcellular compartments and sugar transport and signalling mechanisms. The workshop, Carbon Allocation in Plants, will address molecular physiology, modelling and ecophysiology approaches to study carbon allocation. It aims to bring together European scientists working in this field to discuss the latest advances and their applications. Five sessions are planned: 1) Sugar transport in the plant, 2) Modelling and source-sink relationships, 3) Sugar homeostasis in contrasting environments, 4) Sugar allocations and interactions of plants with microorganisms and pests, 5) Ecophysiology of the carbon cycle. It will be held in Versailles.


The international scientific committee will be composed of

Nathalie Pourtau (Ecology and Biology of Interactions Unit (EBI), CNRS/the University of Poitiers),

John Lunn (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany),

Ekkehard Neuhaus (Department of Plant Physiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany),

Ruth Stadler (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurenberg, Molecular Plant Physiology, Erlangen, Germany),

Sylvie Dinant (Institut Jean Pierre Bourgin (IJPB) – INRAE Versailles).


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