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Solanaceae Conference 2015


The 12th Solanaceae Conference

25 > 29 october 2015 France, Bordeaux, ENSEIRB conference hall

The SOL2015 conference program will be made as follow:


At a glance :

    Sunday, October 25th Monday, October 26th Tuesday, October 27th Wednesday, October 28th Thursday, October 29th
am 08:00   Registration      
08:45   Plant Growth and Development Fruit and Tuber Biology Metabolism and Quality New Tools for Gene Discovery
11:00   System Biology and Modelling Biotic Stress
pm 14:00   Biodiversity Saint Emilion Excursion Parallel sessions Parallel sessions
Abiotic / Biotic Stress
15:00 Registration and Welcome Reception
16:00 Closing of SOL 2015
17:00 Molecular Breeding  
18:00 Bioinformatics & SGN Workshop  
19:00 Poster session and wine tasting   CRISPR/Cas9 Workshop  
20:00   Gala Dinner  

Detailed program:

DAY1: October 25, 2015 (Location : Cité Mondiale du Vin)

16H00 – 20H00     Registration and Welcome reception


DAY2: October 26, 2015 (Location: ENSEIRB)

08H00 – 08H45      Registration

08H45 – 09H00      Welcome

09H00 – 09H45       Miltos Tsiantis

                              Keynote lecture: "Towards understanding development and diversity of leaf shape"


Chairman: Zachary Lippman

09H45 – 10H00       Bettina HauseStamen development in tomato – jasmonates control ethylene action in anther dehiscence and pollen release

10H00 – 10H15       Niels A. MüllerThe circadian clock of cultivated tomato has been slowed down during domestication

               Coffee break

10H45 – 11H00       Michael NicolasHow to make it branched: a recently evolved alternative splice site in BRANCHED1a controls plant architecture in potato

11H00 – 11H15       Klaus TheresBoundaries shape tomato shoot architecture and initiate new meristems

11H15 – 11H30       Kieron EdwardsA time to flower: Insights into the photoperiodic regulation of flowering in Tobacco

11H30 – 12H00       Zachary Lippman  Invited lecture: "Optimizing flower production and yield in tomato"



Chairman: Thomas Staedler

14H00 – 14H30       Thomas Staedler  Invited lecture: "Using molecular diversity in wild tomatoes for inferences on evolution and speciation"

14H30 – 14H45       Jose BlancaGenomic variation in tomato, from wild to cultivated

14H45 – 15H00       Xavier AubriotWorking out the history and the biogeography of Old World “spiny solanums”(Solanum subg. Leptostemonum):

                                the key contribution of the overlooked Tropical Asian species

15H00 – 15H15       Rafael Costa-SilvaTaxonomic application of the leaf anatomy in species of Solanum clades Gardneri and Thomasiifolium”    

15H15 – 15H30       Aureliano BombarelyEvolutionary analysis of Petunia genomes

15H30 – 15H45       Michael HardiganGenome reduction suggests large dispensable genome and adaptive role for copy number variation in asexually propagated Solanum tuberosum”   

               Coffee break


Chairman: Glenn Bryan  

16H15 – 16H45        Glenn Bryan  Invited lecture: "Recent advances in development of tools for potato genetics and genomics"

16H45 – 17H00        Christopher Sauvage “Assessment of factors affecting genomic selection in populations of tomato”  

17H00 – 17H15        Pedro AlmeidaGenomics-assisted selection of Solanum chilense introgression lines for enhancing drought resistance in tomatoes”   

17H15 – 17H30        Morgane RothUnderstanding hybrid seed failure in wild tomatoes: phenotypic and transcriptomic signatures” 

Bioinformatics and SGN Workshop

Chairman : Lukas Mueller

17H30 – 17H45        Richard FinkersGenebanks and Genomics: how to interconnect data from both communities?”

17H45 – 18H00        Kenta ShirasawaIn silico and empirical optimizations of ddRAD-Seq for tomato genomics, genetics, and breeding

18H00 - 18H45         Lukas Mueller   SGN Workshop

18H30 – 20H30        Poster session and wine tasting


DAY3: October 27, 2015 (Location: ENSEIRB)

08H45 – 09H30        Jim Giovannoni       

                               Keynote lecture: "Genetic factors influencing tomato fruit ripening"


Chairman: Christian Chevalier

09H30 – 10H00        Christian Chevalier  Invited lecture: "DNA-dependent fruit growth in tomato: endoreduplication and the karyoplasmic ratio theory"        

               Coffee break and Poster session

10H30 – 10H45        Sebastian SoykEngineering the florigen pathway in tomato

10H45 – 11H00        Eder M. SilvaOver-expression of SlyMIR159 alters flower development and promotes parthenocarpic fruit formation in tomato”         

11H00 – 11H15        Jean Pierre RenaudinThe coordinated pattern of cell division and cell expansion during fruit set and fruit growth in tomato pericarp”  

11H15 – 11H30        Liu ReActive DNA demethylation controls tomato fruit ripening”    

11H30 – 11H45        Yonatan Elkindrocky” – A novel delayed ripening pepper mutant”  

11H45 – 12H00        Graham B. SeymourCloning of a gene underlying a major texture QTL in tomato” 

               Lunch and Poster session

Excursion in Saint Emilion

14H00 Departure

18H00 Return


DAY4: October 28, 2015 (Location: ENSEIRB)

08H45 – 09H30       Zoran Nikoloski        

                               Keynote lecture: "Integration of high-throughput data in models of plant metabolism"


Chairman: Asaph Aharoni 

09H30 – 10H00        Asaph Aharoni Invited lecture: "Solanum steroidal glycoalkaloids: from a greasy start to the bitter end"

10H00 – 10H15        Guillaume BauchetMetabolic genome-wide-association unravels trait architecture and natural variation in tomato primary and secondary metabolisms” 

10H15 – 10H30        José Luis RamblaVariability in tomato fruit volatiles is interspersed within and across the tomato clade gene pool”   

10H30 – 10H45        Avichai AmradEvolution of pollination syndromes and scent production in Petunia” 

               Coffee break and Poster session


Chairman: Jocelyn Rose 

11H15 – 11H45        Jocelyn Rose  Invited lecture: "The Tomato Expression Atlas: a new platform for biological discovery with cell-type resolution"

11H45 – 12H15        Sophie Colombié Invited lecture: "Modelling metabolic fluxes during tomato fruit development"

12H15 – 12H30        Alain TissierSystems biology of tomato type VI glandular trichomes: insights into a metabolic cell factory” 

12H30 – 12H45        Iben Sorensen “High resolution characterization of the tomato fruit glycome”  

               Lunch and Poster session



Chairman: Mondher Bouzayen

14H15 – 14H45        Mondher Bouzayen  Invited lecture: "The transcriptional network associated with hormone signaling during fruit ripening"    

14H45 – 15H00        Mohammad Irfan “Fruit Ripening Regulation of α-Mannosidase expression by the MADS Box Transcription Factor RIPENING INHIBITOR and Ethylene”

15H00 – 15H15        Julien Pirrello "Ethylene Response Factors involved in tomato fruit ripening and their connection to master regulators of the ripening process"

15H15 – 15H30        Flavia Krsticevic “Intronless tandem duplicated class I sHsp genes involved in Solanum lycopersicum ( cv Heinz 1706) fruit ripening”

15H30 – 15H45        Antonio J Monforte “Detection of QTLs involved in tomato fruit quality in a new genomic library of introgression lines from Solanum pimpinellifolium L”


Chairman: Christian Bachem

14H15 – 14H45        Christian Bachem  Invited lecture: "Environmental and internal cues that regulate sexual and asexual reproduction in potato"    

14H45 – 15H00        Gina M. Pham "Gene copy number and allele dosage in autotetraploid potato contribute to gene expression regulation"

15H00 – 15H15        Marta Brylińska "Phytophthora infestans genetic diversity and effector expression in a single field experiment"

15H15 – 15H30        Norma C. Manrique Carpintero "Use of haploid populations to unravel the heterozygosity of autotetraploid cultivated potato"

15H30 – 15H45        Sjaak van Heusden "A diploid homozygous self-compatible inbred line in S. tuberosum"


Chairmen: Alexandre De Kochko / Dominique Crouzillat

14H15 – 14H45        A. De Kochko / D. Crouzillat  Invited lecture: "Aims and goals of the Arabica Coffee Genome Consortium (ACGC)"   

14H45 – 15H00        Susan Strickler “Improving Coffea Genome Assembles with Long Read Data”  

15H00 – 15H15        Simone ScalabrinProgress report on the sequencing and assembly of the allotetraploid Coffea arabica var. Bourbon genome”  

15H15 – 15H30        David SankoffCoffea, Rhazya, and the evolution of the Gentianales” 

15H30 – 15H45        Ray MingIntegration of C. canephora into Arabica variety Catimor: a genomic view” 


Chairman: Ilan Paran

14H15 – 14H45        Ilan Paran    "Improvement of pepper fruit quality by molecular breeding"                            

14H45 – 15H00        Lorenzo BarchiA high quality eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) genome draft allows the mapping of phenotypic and metabolic QTLs”

15H00 – 15H15        Louise Chappell-MaorMicroRNA156/7-mediated control of anthocyanin pigment accumulation in eggplant fruit peel” 

15H15 – 15H30        Gaëtan MaillotToward a characterization of the pepper host resistance effect on the gene expression of the pathogenic Phytophthora capsici”

15H30 – 15H45        Martin GanalDevelopment and characterization of a 19K Illumina Infinium genotyping array for pepper (Capsicum)”


Chairman: Robert Last

14H15 – 14H45        Robert Last  Invited lecture: "Small genetic changes, big phenotypic effects: the evolution of trichome specialized metabolism in Solanum and beyond"   

14H45 – 15H00        Stefan BennewitzUsing a backcross population to investigate the morphology and metabolism in type VI glandular trichomes in tomato”

15H00 – 15H15        Giovanni GiulianoConcerted transcriptional-metabolic remodeling underlies the transition from green-fruited to red-fruited tomato species”

15H15 – 15H30        Pablo D. CardenasThe AP2/ERF-type Transcription Factor GLYCOALKALOID METABOLISM 9 Regulates Cholesterol and Steroidal Alkaloid Biosynthesis in the Solanaceae” 

15H30 – 15H45        Jamuna Risal PaudelReduced Steroidal Glycoalkaloid Levels Affects Solanum tuberosum Biotic Stress Resistance” 


Chairman: Rene Klein Lankhorst

14H15 – 14H45        Jeremy Harbinson  Invited lecture: "Photosynthesis as a target for improvement – can it be done and would it be useful?"  

14H45 – 15H00        Briardo LlorenteLight signaling pathways are recruited to adjust tomato fruit carotenoid biosynthesis to the progression of ripening by sensing chlorophyll contents”

15H00 – 15H15        Himabindu Vasuki KilambiRole of Phototropin1 in Fruit Ripening” 

15H15 – 15H30        María F. CocaliadisEnhancing Photosynthesis in tomato fruit to increase tomato fruit quality”

15H30 - 15H45         Livia Spicher "Response of plants to abiotic stress: a story of lipids"

               Coffee break


Chairman: Tohru Ariizumi

16H15 – 16H30        Lucio d'Andrea “A role for the Clp protease complex in chromoplast differentiation and carotenoid biosynthesis during tomato fruit ripening”

16H30 – 16H45        Pierre Baldet “Vitamin C and Cell Wall Metabolisms in Tomato: GME a key actor of these interrelated pathways”

16H45 – 17H00        Chiaki Matsukura “Suppression of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase genes affects fruit skin thickness as well as fruit sugar and sugar phosphate contents in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)” 

17H00 - 17H15        Atiyeh Kashaninia “Environmental Stresses affecting Bemisia tabaci Resistance in Tomato”

17H15 - 17H30        Jihyun F. Kim "The phytobiomic basis of bacterial wilt resistance in tomato"


Chairman: Christian Bachem

16H15 – 16H30        Parker Laimbeer "Residual Heterozygosity through cycles of Inbreeding in a Diploid Potato Population" 

16H30 – 16H45        Csaba Hornyik "Small RNA regulation of potato tuber skin and flesh colour"  

16H45 – 17H00        Teresa Mosquera "Identification of candidate genes associated with quantitative resistance to late blight in Solanum tuberosum Group Phureja using association mapping"

17H00 – 17H15        Jadwiga Śliwka "Diversity of Fusarium spp. associated with dry rot of potato tubers in Poland"

17H15 - 17H30         Mark Taylor “Solanesol: Added value from Solanaceous waste”


Chairmen: Alexandre De Kochko / Dominique Crouzillat

16H15 – 16H30        Alan AndradeGenome Wide Association Study for Drought Tolerance and Other Agronomic Traits of a Coffea canephora Population” 

16H30 – 16H45        Lorenzo Del TerraIdentification of aquaporins in Coffea arabica L., gene expression study and correlations with plant water relations and hydraulics” 

16H45 – 17H00        Maud LepelleyDiterpenes metabolism and related genes in coffee” 


Chairman: Doil Choi

16H15 – 16H45        Doil Choi  "Multiple de novo genome sequences of hot pepper provide insights into species diversification in Capsicum spp."      

16H45 – 17H00        Jaime ProhensA strategy for broadening the genetic base of eggplant using wild relatives as donors of variation” 

17H00 – 17H15        Pietro GramazioDe novo transcriptome sequencing in four non-model species in genus Solanum (S. incanum, S. aethiopicum, S. muricatum and S. caripense): Analysis and molecular markers detection for breeding purposes” 


Chairman: Robert Last

16H15 – 16H30        Marilise NogueiraTomato, a cell factory for the production of high value ketocarotenoids” 

16H30 – 16H45        Victoria GomezAn O-methyltransferase modifies accumulation of methylated anthocyanins in seedlings of tomato” 

16H45 – 17H00        Ying WangCarotenoid biosynthesis and accumulation in fleshy fruits of Lycium L.

17H00 – 17H15        Yellamaraju Sreelakshmi “Diversity in fruit color in the tomato clade-do we have the answers?” 


Chairman: Nikolai Ivanov

16H15 – 16H45        Nikolai Ivanov "Nicotiana genomics: from plants to genomes" 

16H45 – 17H00        Corinne MihriGenomic changes generated in natural and synthetic Nicotiana allotetraploids : what do transposable elements tell us ?” 

17H00 – 17H15        Amanda KozloProperties of Nicotiana glauca as a biorefining feedstock

17H15 – 17H30        Natalia Carreno-Quintero “Development and evaluation of a potential bio-refining cascade for Nicotiana glauca”

17H30 - 18H30        CRISPR/Cas9 Workshop (moderators: Avi Levy, Zachary Lippman, Diego Garcia-Orzaez)


Gala Dinner (location: Bordeaux, Palais de la Bourse)

DAY5: October 29, 2015 (Location: ENSEIRB)

08H45 – 09H30        Avi Levy

                               Keynote lecture: "Crossover, mutagenesis and transformation – from randomness to precise breeding"   


Chairman: Antonio Granell

09H30 – 10H00        Tohru Ariizumi  Invited lecture: "Towards improved fruit set efficiency using tomato genetic resources"   

10H00 – 10H30        Diego Garcia-Orzaez Invited lecture: "Goldenbraid a multigene assembly platform for Solanaceae engineering and editing"                

               Coffee break and Poster session


Chairman: Chuanyou Li

11H00 – 11H30        Chuanyou Li Invited lecture: "Genetic dissection of systemin/jasmonate-mediated systemic defense signaling in tomato"

11H30 – 11H45        Myluska Caro “Assessing the genetic variation of Ty-1 and Ty-3 alleles conferring resistance to Tomato yellow leaf curl virus in a broad tomato germplasm”

11H45 – 12H00        Christos Kissoudis “Tomato responses to salt stress and powdery mildew combination: genetic resistance and the effect of salt stress intensity” 



Chairwoman: Yuling Bai

14H00 – 14H30        Yuling Bai  Invited lecture: "Plant susceptibility genes in resistance breeding: promises and limitations"

14H30 – 14H45        Nemo PeetersUnderstanding the mechanisms of bacterial wilt disease for future sustainable resistance breeding in Solanaceae” 

14H45 – 15H00        Michela Appiano “Monocot and dicot MLO powdery mildew susceptibility factors are functionally conserved in spite of the evolution of class-specific molecular features”

15H00 – 15H15        Lei WangIdentification of the Receptor for Bacterial Cold Shock Protein from Tomato

15H15 – 15H30        Katja WitzelComparative Proteomic Analysis of Tomato Roots Colonized by Verticillium dahlia”


Chairman: Francisco Perez Alfocea

14H00 – 14H30        Francisco Perez Alfocea Invited lecture: "Hormonal and metabolic regulation of abiotic stress responses in tomato"

14H30 – 14H45        Ernest AlicheCarbon partitioning in potatoes under drought stress

14H45 – 15H00        Marcin PieczynskiNew potato genetic elements involved in  response to drought stress” 

15H00 – 15H15        Elise AlbertGenotype by watering regime interaction in cultivated tomato: from phenotypes to genes” 

15H15 – 15H30        Anida MesihovicRegulation of pollen thermotolerance in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)”

15H30 - 16H00: Closing of SOL2015 and presentation of SOL2016

Book of Abstracts:

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