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  • About PSB
    to society at large We framed our research in the following five thematic areas providing important challenges and opportunities for plant research Sustainable Bio energy The use of fossil resources like coal and petrol results in a net increase of atmospheric CO 2 which reinforces climate change Plants have the unique ability to capture CO 2 from the atmosphere and convert it into biomass This makes sustainably grown and processed plants a renewable and environmental friendly resource for biofuels and biochemicals Plants with a novel composition that better suits industrial processing are a highly valuable asset for tomorrow s bio based society Climate Adapted Crops Climate change is one of the most serious threats humanity has ever faced Developing crops more tolerant to rapidly changing and more severe environments e g water shortage and elevated temperatures will be crucial for tomorrow s food production Green biotechnology together with other innovative strategies to adapt current agricultural approaches offers a solution to maintain high food productivity while preserving earth s valuable ecosystems Plant Diversity Nature has provided us with a wealth of plant species that have evolved to cope with harsh environments Genetic variation as a driver for this diversity can lead us to solutions for plant production in a changing environment With the genomics revolution we now have the tools at hand to fully grasp this potential The opportunity to mine breeding stocks and seed banks also brings the obligation to help protect it Innovative Crop Care Crops are under continuous threats which hypothecate food production Innovative solutions that optimize crop productivity and quality with a minimal impact on the environment are needed This involves a plethora of strategies including the study of the rhizosphere the use of beneficial microorganisms crop imaging for precision agriculture diagnosis tools for crop traits and

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/index.php/about-psb (2016-04-26)
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  • Complementary partners VIB and ILVO join forces
    International Projects Publications News Seminars Admin Complementary partners VIB and ILVO join forces Strategic alliance between basic and applied research will accelerate breakthroughs in agriculture and the agrifood chain On 15 January 2016 the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology VIB and the Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research ILVO signed a strategic collaboration agreement This unique alliance brings together two partners with complementary expertise thereby creating a strong bridge between the research laboratory and the field The VIB will be responsible for basic research and the ILVO will use applied research and field work to study the results in more depth This combination of forces will mean that scientific discoveries can be translated more rapidly into tangible added value for farmers society and the environment The agreement was signed at the ILVO campus in Melle in the presence of Philippe Muyters Flemish Minister for Work Economy Innovation and Sport Read more Next PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars About PSB PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars Research Groups Alain Goossens Lab Ann Depicker Lab Bruno Cammue Lab Daniel Van Damme Lab Dirk Inzé Lab Frank Van Breusegem Lab Geert

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/news/435-complementary-partners-vib-and-ilvo-join-forces (2016-04-26)
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  • The 2nd Conference of the ISPMF - Ghent 2016
    Publications News Seminars Admin The 2nd Conference of the ISPMF Ghent 2016 We are very glad to share with you that on the 25 th till the 27 th of May 2016 we will be hosting the second conference of the International Society for Plant Molecular Farming at the VIB UGent Department of Plant Systems Biology in Ghent Belgium The International Society for Plant Molecular Farmin g is the only society of its kind composed of members interested in using plant based biotechnology for the production of high value proteins for human and animal health like vaccines and antibodies as well as industrial applications The Society has budded out of the previous large European COST actions on Molecular Farming and is now composed of members representing over 29 countries from the five continents You can find information about the conference here You can download the flyer here to spread the word Prev Next PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars About PSB PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars Research Groups Alain Goossens Lab Ann Depicker Lab Bruno Cammue Lab Daniel Van Damme Lab Dirk Inzé Lab Frank Van Breusegem

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/news/434-the-2nd-conference-of-the-ispmf-ghent-2016 (2016-04-26)
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  • What a 'CERN' for agricultural science could look like ?
    9 2 billion people by 2050 in a changing climate will be a major challenge An efficient translation of basic plant science to field applications is imperative to achieve this grand goal Prof Dirk Inzé Go to press release Prev Next PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars About PSB PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars Research Groups Alain

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/news/433-what-a-cern-for-agricultural-science-could-look-like (2016-04-26)
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  • International PSE Symposium
    at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing for developing the antimalarial drug artemisinin in the late 1970s Also 2015 saw a boom in microbial strains engineered for highly complex multi step pathways including the creation of yeasts that churn out controversial opioids from sugar In the wake of these exciting advances it is timely to discuss the most recent developments in the field through a meeting organized on behalf of the Phytochemical Society of Europe PSE Through the POBHH meeting the organizers wish to launch a platform to bring together European and International labs working on plant metabolites with nutraceutical and pharmaceutical properties that benefit human health The meeting aims to provide a forum to present the latest developments in the fields of functional genomics for plant metabolism metabolic engineering in plants synthetic biology for plant derived chemicals and challenges faced in plant omics and biotechnology We framed the scientific program into eight plenary sessions that highlight the various aspects involved in bringing a high value plant chemical to the consumer market to ultimately benefit human health More information can be found at http www psb ugent be PSE We look forward to your contributions to make

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/news/430-international-pse-symposium (2016-04-26)
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  • Chemical and Biological Tools for Crop Improvement (FTNLS)
    Chemical and Biological Tools for Crop Improvement FTNLS As the global population is reaching 9 billion the need for plant derived food and feed is dramatically increasing Modern agriculture is challenged to produce more efficient and disease resistant crop plants Next to molecular breeding technologies agrochemicals and biologicals can assist to improve crop yield This symposium aims at revealing the potential and different applications of modern chemical biology in agriculture It welcomes a broad audience active in life sciences to interact with each other and our invited speakers will cover modern chemical biology strategies for crop protection and crop improvement frontier methods to explore the discovery and mode of action of chemical and biological compounds The symposium specifically aims to promote academia industry interactions Scientific committee Frank Van Breusegem VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology UGent Jenny Russinova VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology UGent Ann Depicker VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology UGent Read more Prev Next PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars About PSB PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars Research Groups Alain Goossens Lab Ann Depicker Lab Bruno Cammue Lab Daniel Van Damme Lab Dirk

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/news/401-chemical-and-biological-tools-for-crop-improvement-ftnls (2016-04-26)
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  • Presentation Phenovision
    Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars Admin Presentation Phenovision Movie Kanaal Z Movie AVS Prev PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars About PSB PSB Missions The Department Infrastructure Core Facilities International Projects Publications News Seminars Research Groups Alain Goossens Lab Ann Depicker Lab Bruno Cammue Lab Daniel Van Damme Lab Dirk Inzé Lab Frank Van Breusegem Lab Geert De Jaeger Lab

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/news/353-presentation-phenovision (2016-04-26)
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  • "A chemical approach to clathrin-mediated endocytosis in plants: the ups and downs of small-molecule target identification”
    calendar applications Close Friday 29 April 2016 02 00pm 03 30pm ABSTRACT Clathrin mediated endocytosis CME is a major pathway for the uptake of membrane proteins lipids and extracellular molecules into plant cells and is of vital importance for the plant development as multiple cellular processes including nutrient uptake signal transduction and plant microbe interactions require CME Classical genetic strategies for studying CME are faced with limitations especially in plants where knockouts of CME components are either lethal or have no phenotypes due to gene redundancy Chemical inhibitors of CME are an attractive alternative to the current methods for disrupting protein function but despite the available extensive structural and biochemical knowledge about CME in mammalian cells the development of chemical tools to interfere with this process in different systems and especially plants is still limited Our study is focused on the identification and characterization of novel compounds that target the endocytic protein clathrin in plants The development of novel inhibitors will contribute to better molecular and functional dissection of CME in plants and to the increased understanding of many physiological processes that rely on CME Location Jozef Schell seminar room Contact Prof Jenny Russinova VIB Dept of Plant Systems Biology

    Original URL path: http://www.psb.vib-ugent.be/seminars/icalrepeat.detail/2016/04/29/185/-/a-chemical-approach-to-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis-in-plants-the-ups-and-downs-of-small-molecule-target-identification?filter_reset=1 (2016-04-26)
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