THE 29TH PROF. MICHAEL EVENARI SYMPOSIUM

THE 29TH PROF. MICHAEL EVENARI SYMPOSIUM

THE SEED, THE LEAF AND HUMAN NUTRITION

 JUNE 12, 2018

SEDE BOQER CAMPUS
GEORGE EVENS FAMILY AUDITORIUM

The Evenari symposium is an annual gathering of plant and agriculture scientists and enthusiasts in honor of the late Prof. Michael Even-Ari at Sede Boqer campus. This year's topic highlights basic research on seed and leaf development and the implications for human nutrition.

Organizer: Prof. Gideon Grafi

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PROGRAM

09:45
Greetings

Prof. J.E. Ephrath, Head, The French Associates
Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

09:50
Prof. B. Zaltzman, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

09:55
Prof. Y. Gutterman, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

10:05  Keynote Lecture
Brian Larkins, University of Nebraska, USA
Maize Kernel Development: Still Much to Learn

10:50
Vincenzo Rossi, Council for Research and Experimentation in Agriculture, Bergamo, Italy
Maize kernel as a model system to study chromatin-related regulation

11:15
Coffee break

11:30
Zvi Peleg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Differential selection of grain and embryo weight during wheat evolution under domestication

11:55 Rachel Amir, MIGAL Galilee Research Institute Ltd.
What can be learned by increasing the amino acid methionine in seeds on the nutrition quality of the seeds?

12:20
Lunch

13:45 Keynote Lecture
Meir Edelman, Weizmann Institute of Science
Duckweed and leaf nutrition

14:30
Aaron Fait, The French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
New insights on the regulation of tomato seed germination revealed by a genomics based approach

14:55
Coffee break

15:10
Shahal Abbo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Seed Tryptophan content, vernalization and chickpea

15:35
Buzi Raviv, The French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
New insights into the role of dead organs enclosing embryos

16:00
Concluding remarks

 

Transportation

Will be provided from Beer-Sheva (University train station) to Sede Boqer campus (8:30) and back (16:30) for registered participants

Program - pdf version