10th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference

Main Topics:
- Evolution and biodiversity of diazotrophs and their hosts
- Signal exchange in host-diazotroph interactions
- Regulation of nitrogen fixation
- Genetic regulatory networks
- Genomics of the symbiotic partners
- Cell biology of infection and invasion
- Nitrogen-fixing associations with plants
- Physiology and genetics of free-living and symbiotic diazotrophs
- Marine nitrogen fixation and global aspects of BNF
- Structure, function and biosynthesis of nitrogenase
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Confirmed Speakers:
David Barker (LIPM, Toulouse, France)
Jacques Batut (LIPM, Toulouse, France)
Anke Becker (University of Marburg, Germany)
Bob Boddey (EMBRAPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Alan Downie (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)
Enrique Flores (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Florian Frugier (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Hauke Hennecke (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Eva Kondorosi (CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Catherine Masson-Boivin (LIPM, Toulouse, France)
Mike Merrick (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)
Stefan Nordlund (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Giles Oldroyd (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)
Fabio Pedrosa (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil)
Phil Poole (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)
Barbara Reinhold-Hurek (University of Bremen, Germany)
Markus Ribbe (University of California, Irvine, CA, USA)
Luis M. Rubio (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Shusei Sato (Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan)
Gary Stacey (University of Missouri, MO, USA)
Jens Stougaard (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Michael K. Udvardi (Noble Foundation, OK, USA)
Peter Young (University of York, UK)

Preliminary Scientific Programme and sessions*

September 2, 2012 (Sunday)
Registration (opens at 10 a.m.)
Welcome Address (start: 4 p.m.)
Opening lectures
Welcome Reception

September 3, 2012 (Monday)
Session1: Nitrogenase structure and biosynthesis
Session 2: Physiology and metabolism
Session 3: Regulation of nitrogenase activity and N-metabolism
Session 4: Evolution, diversity and ecology

September 4, 2012 (Tuesday)
Session 5: Signal perception and transduction
Session 6: Cell biology of infection and invasion
Session 7: Regulation of nitrogen fixation and bacterial differentiation
Session 8: Non-Legume N2-Fixation and diazotrophic endophytes

September 5, 2012 (Wednesday)
Session 9: Phytohormones and autoregulation of nodulation
Session 10: Genetic regulatory networks
Session 11: Functional genomics of the symbiotic partners
Session 12: Impact, benefits and limitations of Biological Nitrogen Fixation

conference dinner and party

* Please note that the order of the sessions as well as the final topic may change according to the number and topics of the abstracts being submitted.

2 Sep - 5 Sep 2012
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