Hot Topics and Advances in Plant Cell Biology 

– in honour of Viktor Žárský on the occasion of his 65th birthday

B1 Library, Institute of Experimental Botany, Prague

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

09:30 to 09:50

Meeting friends, wake-up discussions, coffee, refreshments

09:50 to 10:00

Martin Potocký (IEB, Prague, Czechia) – Welcome address

10:00 to 10:40

Jenny Russinova (Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Ghent, Belgium)

“Cell type-specific regulation of brassinosteroid signaling in stomatal lineage”

10:40 to 11:20

Shaul Yalovsky (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel)

“ABA -ROP toggle switch regulated patterning”

11:20 to 12:00

Ivan Kulich (Institute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg, Austria)

“Slow down or burst – growth regulation of the plant cells”

12:00 to 12:40

Sébastien Mongrand (CNRS, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France)

“Role of plasma membrane signalling during plant virus propagation”

12:40 to 13:40

Lunch break

13:40 to 14:20

Fatima Cvrčková (Charles University, Prague, Czechia)

“An ‘evo-devo’ view of cell morphogenesis”

14:20 to 15:00

Daniël Van Damme (Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Ghent, Belgium)

“Mechanistic insight into plant endocytosis”

15:00 to 15:40

Yasin Dagdas (Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, Austria)

“Leveraging evolutionary diversity to discover new selective autophagy pathways in plants and humans”

15:40 to 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 to 16:40

Claus Schwechheimer (Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany)

“The ABC of polarity regulation of AGC kinases in tropic growth control”

16:40 to 17:20

František Baluška (Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)

“Concept of sentient eukaryotic cell”

17:20 to 17:30

Viktor Žárský (IEB and Charles University, Prague, Czechia) – Closing remarks

17:30 to 18:15

Wrap-up discussion with refreshment at the terrace

18:15 to 19:00

Transport to the city center

19:00 till late