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2022 Speakers

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Mohammad Babadoost
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Mohammad Babadoost, University Of Illinois, United States

Phytophthora blight, caused by oomycete Phytophthora capsici, is a serious threat to production of peppers and cucurbits worldwide. P. capsici can infect pepper plants at all growth stages, causing seedling death, root rot, crown rot, stem blight, and fruit rot. P. capsici can st [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Vasily Trofimovich Yarmishko
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Vasily Trofimovich Yarmishko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

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Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Mary Cole
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Mary Cole, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Weed management is carried out using herbicides that leave the land bare and damage soil biota. Methods used to determine quantitative data of soil biota populations were carried out using fluorescent microscopy, Most Probably Numbers MPN counts, direct microscopy and direct i [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Abdelraouf Massoud Ali
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Abdelraouf Massoud Ali, National Authority for remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Egypt

Monitoring agricultural crop conditions and early assessment of production greatly benefits strategic planning for developed and developing countries. Accurate and timely assessment of decreased production caused by a natural disaster, such as drought or pest infestation, plant d [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Benigno Villalon
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Benigno Villalon, Texas A & M University, United States

The USA wastes over $3.5 trillion trying to keep its sick citizens from dying, but they still die too soon. The obesity and diabetes rates in our country have reached tsunamic proportions. A weak immune system results in many human diseases (heart, hypertension, high blood sugar, [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Stefan Gandev
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Stefan Gandev , Fruit Growing Institute, Bulgaria

Three modern techniques for walnut propagation are considered - hot callus, epicotyl grafting and water nutrient solution system. The presented results aim to compare the above methods, as well as to give the relevant conclusions and recommendations for use by manufacturers. & [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Hesham Aslan Attar
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Hesham Aslan Attar, National Research Centre, France

Phosphorus is one of the most limiting nutrients for plant growth in soil. Current study field experiments of Multilocation tests were carried out in various fields of production in the Herault valley (France). Two contrasting RILs of common bean 115 and 147 were used through thr [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Debolina Sarkar
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Debolina Sarkar, University of canterbury, New Zealand

The oomycete Phytophthora can cause serious threats to native flora and agriculture and food biosecurity, causing devastating diseases to plants such as kauri, oak, avocado. In New Zealand, Phytophthora agathidicida is the causative agent in kauri dieback and is receiving much co [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Salama Mohammed El Darier
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Salama Mohammed El Darier, Alexandria University, Egypt

Ethnophyto-technology is harnessing the power of ethnobotany with biotechnology. Ethnobotany has aided the discovery of important medicines. The main objective of the present study is to evaluate the ethnobotanical role, allelopathy and the anticancer potentiality of Tribulus ter [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Namik Rashydov
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Namik Rashydov, Institute Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering of NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine

The prion-like proteins have a unique biochemical memory through destructive self-organizing changes of conformation and function. They have a general biological nature, and their behavior was widely studied in mammals, bacteria, and fungi. For less than a dozen plant species, th [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Jalluza Negreiros de Almeida
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jalluza Negreiros de Almeida, Federal University of Acre , Brazil

With the crisis and the increase of agricultural pests, there was a need for evolution in the correct management of insects in large crops (YAMAMOTO, WOLNEY, 2014). As there are several biological control methods for Lipaphis ersimi, and their low effectiveness, inefficiencies an [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Reham Ibrahim Abdelhamid
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Reham Ibrahim Abdelhamid, Agriculture Research Center , Egypt

Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is a crop used commercially as a natural source for non-cal oric sweetener. It is used for diabetics, csmetic ingredient, pickling agent, and as a dentifrice. Four cultivars (Spantia, Shou2A3, China, and High Sugar) of stevia were included to optimiz e i [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Jose Palacios
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jose Palacios, The University of Melbourne, Australia

The lettuce anthracnose (Microdochium panattonianum) is a key winter disease in Victoria, Australia and other temperate regions in the world, methods to contribute to the reduction of the severity of this disease are not practical nor economically feasible while chemical control [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Anna Cedro
Poster Presentation (In Person)
Anna Cedro, University Of Szczecin, Poland

The aim of the study was to determine the impact of climatic conditions and diverse habitat (different age-old dunes on the shores of the southern Baltic Sea, different duration and degree of soil-forming processes) on the tree-ring width of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.). The [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Bonnin Marie
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Bonnin Marie , University of Corsica, France

The Mediterranean basin is one of the main citrus production areas in the world. It ranks third behind China and Brazil. In the heart of the Mediterranean, Corsica is located at the northern limit of the citrus production area (40° North). It benefits from pedoclimatic condit [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Sandhya Samarasinghe
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Sandhya Samarasinghe, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Stomatal closure, the most rapid physiological response in plant leaves to drought stress, is the means by which plants prevent water loss and avoid desiccation of their cells. Guard cell signalling network is a complex and an evolutionarily well conserved system organized to con [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Pradip Dey
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Pradip Dey, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, India

Soil quality (SQ) has become an internationally accepted science-based tool for advancing the assessment, education, understanding and management of soil resources. Two of the most important factors associated with the soil quality concept are that (1) soils have both inherent an [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Mary Cole
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Mary Cole, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Grey mould caused by Botrytis cinerea and subsequent loss of crop, makes it the most economically important disease of grapevines in Australia and other wine grape growing countries. Wineries impose a price penalty on grapes above a certain threshold. B. cinerea is a weather d [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Anis Elaoud
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Anis Elaoud, University of Carthage, Tunisia

Nowadays, it is compulsory to reduce the production costs of the crop and to adopt methods favoring sustainable agriculture. This is achieved through the reduction of tillage operations by adopting conservation tillage allowing the saving of energy and production costs. Indeed, r [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Majda Ortan
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Majda Ortan, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Over the past seven growing seasons, in collaboration with some agricultural consultants and with some farmers and gardeners, we have, in agriculture and fruit growing, achieved many of best practices (3) with my own developed products (4), which are breakthrough innovative, effe [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Lakshmi Narayana Vemireddy
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Lakshmi Narayana Vemireddy, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, India

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) yields have been stagnated since the Green Revolution in the 1960s so much so that the average age of the high yielding varieties in India is 28 years. Hence, it is indeed a high time to enhance the global yield levels at least by 50% to feed the anticipate [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Raviraja Shetty G
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Raviraja Shetty G , University Of Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, India

The Western Ghats of India is among the ecologically richest regions and has around 4000 species of higher plants of which 500 species have medicinal value. Plants that were very common in Western Ghats when they were first studied have got into the IUCN Red List over the years. [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Md Noor Alam Chowdhury
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Md Noor Alam Chowdhury, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Bangladesh

The experiment was conducted at Spices Research Centre, Shibganj, Bogra during 2015-2016 with a view to study the genetic diversity and selection of suitable genotype for future breeding program. Ninety five chilli lines of char land were used in this study. D2 analysis of 95 chi [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Most Marufa Khatun
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Most Marufa Khatun, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Bangladesh

The litchi (Litchi chinensis) is a delicious, juicy fruit of excellent quality is native to Southern China and Southeastern Asia. Bangladesh is situated within a latitude (20034’ and 26034’ N) and longitude (88001’ and 92041’ E) that is tropical in nature. [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Lucy Kiptui
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Lucy Kiptui, Egerton Univerisity, Kenya

In East Africa, passion fruit woodiness disease is caused by potyviruses, among which are Cowpea Aphid-Borne Mosaic Virus (CABMV) and Uganda Passiflora Virus (UPV). Previous studies suggest that synergistic interaction of viruses causes mild or severe outcomes of the disease. How [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Mikolo Bertin
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Mikolo Bertin, National Polytechnic High School, Congo

The individual antimicrobial activities of essential oils have been reported by many authors. However, there is little information about the effects of their mixtures in order to maximize their effect and reduce the growing resistance of pathogens to existing medicines. So, the a [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Lakshminarayana R Vemireddy
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Lakshminarayana R Vemireddy, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, India

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) yields have been stagnated since the Green Revolution in the 1960s so much so that the average age of the high yielding varieties in India is 28 years. Hence, it is indeed a high time to enhance the global yield levels at least by 50% to feed the anticipate [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Muhammad Sajjad
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Muhammad Sajjad, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

The SMRT sequencing from Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) is a third-generation ‘sequencing-by-synthesis’ approach which overcomes shortcomings of first- and second-generation sequencing approaches. The SMRT sequencing is cost-effective, time-efficient, and computationall [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Hameed Hamoud Ali
Oral Presentation (In Person)
Hameed Hamoud Ali, University of Mosul, Iraq

In my presentation I will be describing ((some of the nonchemical tactics and reduced insecticide use strategies we use to protect the health of a clonal propagated crop, seed potato)), I will be describing approaches used to limit the spread of two aphid-transmitted potato virus [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Hesham Aslan Attar
Poster Presentation (In Person)
Hesham Aslan Attar, National Research Centre, France

The current study aims to examine, the response of contrasted recombinant inbred Lines (RILs) of common bean to the application of phosphorus (P), to identify the bean RILs which were efficient in P utilization when dependent on N2 fixation as a source of nitrogen. The experiment [....] » Read More

Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2022 - Alhassan Usman
Poster Presentation (In Person)
Alhassan Usman, Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the world’s most important legumes, both in subsistence and commercial agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions of the world, whose productivity is hampered by abiotic stresses particularly drought. At molecular level the responses [....] » Read More

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