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[Open Workshop] Plant Biotechnology for Sustainability and Global Economy

Margarida Oliveira (ITQB NOVA), Benvindo Maçãs (INIAV)
When Apr 13, 2018
from 02:00 PM to 05:15 PM
Where Auditorium
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Title: Plant Biotechnology for Sustainability and Global Economy

Chairs: Margarida Oliveira (ITQB NOVA), Benvindo Maçãs (INIAV)




14:00 Invited seminar
“Challenges and opportunities for plant breeding companies”
Piet van der Linde, GREEN-IT

  Presentations by Plants for Life PhD students


15:00 Biotechnology for better use of plant fertilizers

Letice Gonçalves & Gonçalo Silva


15:30 Application of CRISPR/cas technology in plant improvement

Cláudia Lopes & Luís Gonçalves


16:00 Fighting world hunger:  the contribution of plant biotechnology

José Pedro Melo & Telma Fernandes


16:30 Plant biotechnology for bioeconomy: towards a smarter and more sustainable future

Mónica Costa & Patrícia Fernandes


17:00 Final remarks

Joana Lobo Antunes


17:15 Closure of the Workshop


Dr. Piet van der Linde

1986 - PhD in plant molecular biology (Univ. Leiden, The Netherlands)

Has been research scientist, Research Manager, Director of Research, General Manager and IP Manager in several companies focussed on applied plant science for plant propagation and breeding.

Since 2009, he is Director and Owner of the Consulting company Lleaps Consult BV, providing consultancy for companies and institutes in plant propagation and breeding in various countries with special reference to long-term strategy, trouble shooting, risk analysis, IP-issues, and applied research.

He has investigated on plant microbial contamination, regulation of flowering time, dihaploid induction and applied biotechnology for plant breeding. Has established numerous propagation and sanitation protocols for a wide variety of crops, producing over 5000 interspecific and intergeneric hybrids leading to many new varieties currently on the market. Has developed fast and highly sensitive lab methods to screen for fungal resistance, and programs on nematode resistance/tolerance breeding for agriculture.

Since 2017, Piet van der Linde is invited researcher at ITQB NOVA (50% involvement).

This Workshop is part of the Plants for Life PhD Program