After three successful conferences on Plant Proteases and Programmed Cell Death organized in Hemavan, Sweden (2011); Barcelona, Spain (2013); and Oxford, UK (2016), it is our pleasure to host the fourth meeting in the beautiful medieval town of Ghent, Belgium.

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The EU-funded NEWCOTIANA project combines several new plant breeding techniques to produce medical and cosmetic products in tobacco plants. Alain Goossens and his team are actively involved in this new international research and innovation action. 

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We are very glad to share with you that on the 12th and 13th of September 2018, we will be hosting “Agrobacterium 2018”, a joint event of the 39th American Crown Gall meeting and 2nd European Agrobacterium conference at the VIB/UGent Department of Plant Systems Biology in Ghent, Belgium.

You can find information about the conference here.

You can download the flyer here to spread the word.

 

 

To ease the industrial processing of plant biomass into energy, plants are engineered to contain less lignin. Unfortunately, this intervention typically leads to reduced yield. Researchers at the VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology have now discovered a way to overcome this problem. Moreover, the used strategy does not just restore the biomass yield. It increases the yield beyond that of wild-type plants. The findings of their study are an important step in the development of feedstock for biofuels and other bio-based materials. The results are published in the leading scientific journal Plant Physiology.

 

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