Tuesday November 26th 2019

13h00-13h50: Registration

13h50 -14h00: Opening of the symposium - Eva Kondorosi (Szeged, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary))

Session 1: Legume Symbiosis

(Chair Florian Frugier, IPS2)

14h00 - 14h35: Jeremy Murray (IPSE Shangai, China)

The RWP-RK Transcription Factor NLP2 is Required for Leghaemoglobin Expression and N2-fixation in Medicago truncatula

14h35 - 15h10: Sandra Bensmihen (Toulouse CNRS LIPM, France)

Towards understanding how symbiotic signals and auxin crosstalk to control root development and symbiosis

15h10 - 15h45: Benjamin Gourion (Toulouse CNRS LIPM, France)

Nodules, the Achilles’ heel of legumes?

15h45 – 16h20: Dugald Reid (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Mechanisms of cytokinin regulation of nodulation

16h20 – 17h00: Coffee break and Poster session

Session 2: Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

(Chair Pascal Ratet, IPS2)

 17h00 – 17h35: Maarja Öpik (Tartu University, Estonia)

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi under the pressures of environmental change

 17h35 – 18h10: Francis Martin (Nancy INRA TMI, France)

The evolution of modes of nutrition in forest fungi – from wood decay to symbiosis

 18h10 – 19h30: Poster session

 20h00: Dinner

Wednesday November 27th 2019

Session 2 cont.: Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

(Chair Christine Lelandais, IPS2)

08h45 – 09h20: Heike Lehnert (Quedlinburg Julius Kühn Institut, Germany)

Estimation of the genetic diversity in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) regarding mycorrhization of roots and its impact on drought stress tolerance

09h20 – 09h55: Uta Paszkowski (Cambridge University, UK)

Molecular genetics of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in cereals

 09h55 – 10h30: Coffee break and Poster session

Session 3: Evolution of Symbiosis

(Chair Marc-André Selosse, MNHN)

10h30 – 11h05: René Geurts (Wageningen University, Netherlands)

Parasponia as a comparative experimental system to uncover the evolution of nodulation

11h05 – 11h40: Silvia Pressel (London Natural History Museum, UK)

Plant-Mucoromycotina associations: relics of the ancient past or widespread modern mutualisms?

11h40 – 12h15: Jean-François Arrighi (Montpellier, IRD LSTM, France)

Forward genetics coupled with genome sequencing identify genes essential for the Nod factor-independent symbiosis in Aeschynomene evenia

12h15 – 12h50: Christophe Roux (Toulouse Paul Sabatier University, LRSV, France)

What does genomics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi teach us about their biology?

12h50 – 14h00: Lunch

Session 4: Other Symbioses

(Chair Benoît Alunni, I2BC)

14h00 – 14h35:

Alga Zuccaro (University of Cologne, Germany)

Characterization of the molecular mechanisms underpinning local and systemic responses in root-microbe multispecies interactions

14h35 – 15h10: Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse (Rennes University, France)

The reductionist trap for the next agriculture: the holobiont framework as opportunity for understanding and applications?

15h10 – 15h45: Kalliope Papadopoulou (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Close encounters of a legume-Fusarium kind

15h45 – 16h15: Coffee break and Poster session

Session 4 cont.: Other Symbioses

(Chair Peter Mergaert, I2BC)

16h15 – 16h50: Eva Nowack (Düsseldorf Heinrich Heine Universität, Germany)

From endosymbiont to organelle – Exploring the molecular tools needed for genetic integration of an intracellular bacterium

16h50 – 17h25: Bruno Lemaitre (Lausanne Ecole Polytechnique, Switzerland)

The foreign within: Drosophila-Spiroplasma interaction as a model of insect endosymbiosis


17h30: Closing of the symposium - Martin Crespi (Director of IPS2, Orsay, France)