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On the tremendous success of the ACPB-2018 conference Valencia, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Congress on Plant Science and Biosecurity, which will be held on July 11-13, 2019 in London, UK. The theme of the conference is “Safeguarding the Plant Community for Global Development and Environmental Concerns”.



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To Meet renowned speakers, the world's leading CEO's, Directors, decision and policymakers. To know about the ongoing research work on Plant Science and Biosecurity. To keep abreast of all the latest innovations take place in Plant Science. Chance to collaborate with research organizations with industries. To share the research ideas and implement them in Plant Science to safeguarding the plant community. Best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from Plant Science and Agriculture societies.

About Conference

On the tremendous success of the ACPB-2018 conference Valencia, we are pleased to announce the "2nd Annual Congress on Plant Science and Biosecurity (ACPB-2019)", which will be held on July 11-13, 2019 in London, UK. The theme of the conference is “Safeguarding the Plant Community for Global Development and Environmental Concerns”.

The main aim of this conference is to discuss the recent developments taking place in the fields of plant science which are providing a pathway to protect and conserve the plants for global development and environmental balance. ACPB-2019 gathering the unite plant science experts and invasive specialists from all over Europe and beyond, to examine novel methodologies for enhancing plant biosecurity and set up an endurable knowledge transfer.

ACPB-2019 conference includes Plenary lectures, Keynote lectures and short courses by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations.

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Scientific Sessions

Conference sessions may be geared toward participants with different levels of experience or different positions. Main conference sessions include the following tracks. Choose to follow one track or move between tracks to create your own personalized conference experience.

Why to Attend

ACPB-2019 brings together people who share a common discipline from different parts of the world, bringing different forms of ideas that lead to the latest innovations. It helps to overcome the barriers in the field of Plant Science.

Our conference creates a good platform to build networks with other academics and experts in the same or similar field of studies all around the world and to share thoughts on recent advances and technological breakthroughs in the Plant Science.

ACPB-2019 gives you the opportunity to talk with different eminent speakers one-on-one about what they are working on, and they may even give you advice on how to enhance your own work. At the conference, you get feedback on your work from people and it may provide new insight.



day 1 agenda

Thu , Jul 11, 2019

  • 08:00
  • Registrations

  • 09:00
  • Opening Ceremony

    09:15-10: 45: Keynote sessions

  • 09:15
  • Keynote Session: The Future of Organic Farming in the Light of the Development of New Biological Fertilizers

    Peter j Leggo, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 09:45
  • Keynote Session: DNA-based Detection of Airborne Plant Pathogens for Enhanced Disease Forecasting

    Jonathan S West, Rothamsted Research, UK

  • 10:15
  • Keynote Session: Warming Studies in Wheat: What They Tell Us About Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change

    David Van Sanford, University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA

  • 10:45
  • Coffee Break and Networking @ Foyer

    11:05-13:05 - Scientific Sessions

  • 11:05
  • Climate Change in the USA Midwest: What the maize and soybeans are telling us

    David Lightfoot, Genome and Agricultural Biotechnology LLC/ SIUC, USA

  • 11:25
  • Moringa oleifera the “Miracle Tree” and its Desert Relative Moringa peregrina as Novel Crops for Edible Seed-oil, Seed Protein and Leaf Protein under Mediterranean Conditions

    Yiftach Vaknin, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center, Israel

  • 11:45
  • Molecular Detection of Living Pinewood Nematode (PWN) in Wood to Assess its Survival Following the Treatment of Wood Commodities

    Isabel Leal, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Canada

  • 12:05
  • Reactions Induced by Contrasted Grapevine Fanleaf Virus Strains in Nicotiana occidentalis and Vitis vinifera

    Corinne Schmitt-Keichinger, University of Strasbourg, France

  • 12:25
  • Screening Indigenous Plants as Biopesticides and Product Development for Vegetable Diseases (SIPBIO)

    Florfe M. Acma, Central Mindanao University, Philippines

  • 12:45
  • Threat Identification and Prioritization of Devastating Pests and Diseases for Oil Palm in Malaysia

    Mohd Hefni Rusli, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

  • 13:05 - 14:00
  • Lunch @ Restaurant

    14:00-16:00 : Scientific Sessions

  • 14:00
  • Monitoring and Early Detection of Soybean Rust in the United States

    Edward Sikora, Auburn University, Alabama, USA

  • 14:20
  • e-Agri: Integrating Sensors & Electronic Engineering to Deliver Networked, Low-Cost, Smart Agriculture

    Bruce Grieve, The University of Manchester, UK

  • 14:40
  • Soil Compaction and Stress Propagation After Different Wheeling Intensities on a Silt Soil in South-East Norway

    Till Seehusen, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway

  • 15:00
  • Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution Situations and Control Methodology in Mainland China

    Zhang Qingwen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China

  • 15:20
  • Plant-nematode Interactions: Recent Advances in the Control of a Serious Pest and Pathogen, The Root Lesion Nematode, Pratylenchus penetrans

    Manuel G.M. Mota, NemaLab/ ICAAM, University of Evora, Portugal

  • 15:40
  • Crop Spacing through Improved Plant Yield Efficiency to Advance Crop Stability

    Ioannis Tokatlidis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

  • 16:00- 16:20
  • Coffee Break and Networking @ Foyer

    16:20-17:20: Scientific Sessions

  • 16:20
  • Management of an Invasion of the Fall Armyworm in Africa through the TAAT Program: Lessons Learnt from Tackling it with a Seed Treatment and Engagement of National Partners

    Peter Chinwada, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Zambia

  • 16:40
  • Botanicals for Seed Treatment of Sorghum in Sahel – A Useful Tool for Farmers despite a Complex Mechanism of Action

    Ole Søgaard Lund, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 17:00
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Enhancement of Pigeonpea Through Seed Treatment with Fungicides and Bioagents

    Rajkumar Basavant Jolli, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

  • 17:20
  • In vitro Bioassay of Fungicides, Bio-agents and Botanicals Against Dry Root Rot [Fusarium solani (Mart.)Sacc.] of Acid Lime in Northern Karnataka

    Murad M Jamdar, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

  • 17:40
  • YRF: Hydathode Structure and Localization in Pteris vittata Fronds and Evidence for Their Involvement in Arsenic Leaching

    Simone Cantamessa, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

  • 17:55
  • Panel Discussion

day 2 agenda

Fri , Jul 12, 2019

  • 09:00
  • Keynote Session: New Use of Field Side Streams from the Primary Production of Horticultural Products; Characterization of Fibres and Bioactive Compounds

    Marie Olsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

  • 09:30
  • Keynote Session: Facts and Prospects in Plant Bioeconomy in Latin America

     Albert Sasson, BioEuroLatina, France

  • 10:00
  • Plenary Session: Current Status of Diaporthe Species on Soybean in Europe and the United States

    Kristina Petrović, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Serbia

  • 10:25
  • Plenary Session: Ginseng Research Promoting the Development of TCM Health Industry

    Yayu Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China

  • 10:50 - 11:10
  • Coffee Break and Networking @ Foyer

    11:10-12:55 : Scientific Sessions

  • 11:10
  • Plant Germination and Growth Responses of Grasses and Legumes to Activated Charcoal and Two levels of Broiler Litter

    C Pat Bagley, Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee, USA

  • 11:35
  • Physiological and Molecular Evidence of Growth Modification of Arabidopsis Root System by External L-Leu

    Lai-Hua Liu, China Agricultural University, China

  • 11:55
  • Pseudomonas Protegens CHA0 Does not Increase Phosphorus Uptake from 33P Labeled Synthetic Hydroxyapatite by Wheat Grown on Calcareous Soil

    Gregor Meyer, The University of Queensland, Australia

  • 12:15
  • Changes in Rhizosphere Microbial Communities during Prolonged Growth of Panax ginseng in a Transplantation Mode

    Qiuxia Wang , Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China

  • 12:35
  • Can Plants Hear their Pollinators?

    Lilach Hadany, Tel Aviv University, Israel

  • 12:55 - 13:45
  • Lunch @ Restaurant

  • 13:45 - 14:10
  • Poster Session @ Hall

    14:10-16:10: Scientific Sessions

  • 14:10
  • Genome Duplication Enhancing Natural Autotetraploid Sea Barley Adaptability to Drought Stress

    Genlou Sun, Saint Mary’s University, Canada

  • 14:30
  • Durum Wheat Phenology and Yield Formation as Affected by Ppd-A1 and Ppd-B1 Allelic Variants

    Conxita Royo, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Spain

  • 14:50
  • Molecular Evidence of RNA polymerase II Gene and NAM-1 Gene Reveal the Origin of Worldwide Cultivated Barley

    Dongfa Sun, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

  • 15:10
  • Physiological Effects of Cadmium in Durum Wheat Roots

    Alessio Aprile, University of Salento, Italy

  • 15:30
  • Molecular Imprint: An Efficient Marker Assisted Study towards Sustainability of Some Indian Mangroves

    Sauren Das, Indian Statistical Institute, W.B, India

  • 15:50
  • Quenching/Scavenging of the Free Radicals as a Compulsory Pathway in Protection of Plant Cells under the Stress

    Ralphreed Gasanov, Baku State University, Azerbaijan Republic

  • 16:10 - 16:30
  • Coffee Break and Networking @ Foyer

    16:30-17:50 : Scientific Sessions

  • 16:30
  • CRISPR/Cas9-mediated Editing of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase1 (ACO1) Enhances Petunia Flower Longevity

    Aung Htay Naing,  Kyungpook National University, South Korea

  • 16:50
  • Tannin-and-Catechin Tea Complex of New Selection Forms Grown in Humid Subtropics of Russia

    Oksana Belous, Russian Institute of Floriculture and Subtropical Crops, Russia

  • 17:10
  • Application of PGRs to Improve Growth of Miscanthus x giganteus in Polluted, Marginal and Agricultural Soil

    Hana Malinská, Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Czech Republic

  • 17:30
  • Chlororespiration in Euglena gracilis Cells under Mixotrophy

    Elena K. Zolotareva,  M.G.Kholodny Institute of Botany, Ukraine

  • 17:50
  • Nutritional Value and Volatile Composition of Leaf and Bark of Cinnamomum tamala from Uttarakhand (India)

    Nirpendra Chauhan, Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), India

  • 18:10
  • Panel Discussion

day 3 agenda

Sat , Jul 13, 2019

  • 09:00
  • A Medicinal Chemistry Perspective: Effects of Curcumin and Curcumin Analogues on TRP Channels

    Marianna Nalli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  • 09:20
  • In Vitro Anti-cancer and Anti-oxidant Activity of Fucoidan Extracted from Marine Macro Alga Sargassum wightii Greville ex J.Agardh

    Mangaiyarkarasi Ravirajan, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Puducherry, India

  • 09:40
  • An Integrative Volatile Terpenoid Profiling and Transcriptomics Analysis for Gene Mining and Functional Characterization of Tpss Involved in the Volatile Terpenoids Biosynthesis in Amomum Villosum

    Jinfen Yang, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China

  • 10:00
  • Improved Potency and Healing Properties of a Product Formulated with Essential Oil Isolated from Seeds of Schinus molle L.

    Alfredo Palomino Infante, National University of Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

  • 10:20
  • Role of the Crosstalk between Jasmonate and Ethylene Signalling in the Adventitious Rooting and Xylogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana

    Federica Della Rovere, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  • 10:40
  • N2-fixation Strategies of Perennial Legumes in Dry Mediterranean Ecosystems

    Guy Dovrat, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel 

  • 11:00 - 11:15
  • Coffee Break and Networking @ Foyer

  • 11:15
  • Population Dynamics of Insect Pests of Rabi Sorghum and their Management through Eco Friendly Approaches

    Shreeshail Karabhantanal, University of Agricultural  Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

  • 11:35
  • Cadmium and Arsenic Affect Root Development in Oryza sativa L. Involving Auxin-jasmonate Crosstalk

    Marilena Ronzan, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

  • 11:55
  • Bioenergy in Asia: Trends, Social Perceptions, Feedstock Preferences and the Underlying Sustainability Trade-offs

    Damasa Macandog,  University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines

  • 12:15
  • Studies on Pollen Storage Period and Pollination Time on Hybrid Seed Yield and Quality of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

    Shantappa Tirakannanavar, University Of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India

  • 12:35
  • First Record of Melampodium divaricatum (Asteraceae) in West Tropical Africa

    OJO Funmilola Mabel, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

  • 12:55
  • VVP: Evaluating the Sustainability of Small Agro Producer: The application of SAFA App to banana producers in Ecaudor

    Lorenzo Bonisoli, Technical University of Machala, Ecuador

  • 13:05
  • VVP: The Interaction between a Coffee Plant and the Harvest Machine Based on the Finite Element Analysis

    Ricardo Magalhaes, Federal University of Lavras, Brazil

  • 13:15 - 14:10
  • Lunch @ Restaurant

  • 14:10
  • Thanksgiving and Closing Remarks

  • Note: This is the final agenda. No changes will be made hereafter.

posters agenda

Fri , Jul 12, 2019

  • ACPB-P1: Effect of the season and cadmium on photosynthetic parameters of two forage grasses used for cadmium phytoextraction in an Oxisol

    Flávio Henrique Silveira Rabêlo, University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • ACPB-P2: Climate Change in the Midwest: What soybeans and corn are telling us about food security?

    David Lightfoot,  LLC/ SIUC, USA

  • ACPB-P3: Crop classification using multi-temporal polarimetric radar imagery

    Ruben Valcarce-Diñeiro, University of Salamanca, Spain

  • ACPB-P4: Polarimetric and multiangular RADARSAT-2 satellite data for crop monitoring

    Ruben Valcarce-Diñeiro, University of Salamanca , Spain

  • ACPB-P5: Production of Biofuel and Biomaterial from Woody Biomass by Environmentally Friendly Pretreatment Method

    Chikako Asada,Yoshitoshi Nakamura, Tokushima University, Japan

  • ACPB-P6: A Monomeric Peroxiredoxin Plays Dual Role in Deinococcus radiodurans R1 and Exhibits Resistance against Heat Stress

    Shubhpreet Kaur, Korea University of Science and Technology, South Korea

  • ACPB-P7: Evidence that External Urea may Act as a Potent Cue to Relief Ammonium-suppressed (root) Growth of Cotton

    Lu Liu, China Agricultural University, China

  • ACPB-P8: The HuangZaoSi Maize Genome Provides Insights into Genomic Variation and Improvement History of Maize

    Jiuran Zhao, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, China



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