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International Virtual Mini-Symposium “Cactaceae: Phylogenetics, Evolution and Conservation in the Genomic Era”

DATE: Sept. 1 - 3
TIME: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. MST
PRICE: N/A


Studies in the cactus family, novel perspectives

International virtual mini-symposium

Sept. 1-3, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST

LAST DAY TO REGISTER EXTENDED: August 27th, 2021

 

Cactacae: Phylogenetics, Evolution and Conservation in the Genomic Era

 

Genomic and transcriptomic data are becoming more accessible each day for non-model organisms. This data has been useful to solve important questions about the evolution, development and address conservation challenges in other plant lineages.

In this mini-symposium, Cactaceae experts and students will gather from across the world to discuss the current progress in the use of data at the genetic, genomic and transcriptomic level and understand phylogenetic relationships, evolution and conservation issues. We will discuss future perspectives and the strategies about how to address key questions using these novel approaches.

 

Plenary Speakers:

Barbara Goettsch

Barbara Goettsch
Global Species Programme
IUCN and IUCN SSC CSSG.
Cambridge, UK

 

Evandro Marsola de Moraes

Evandro Marsola de Moraes
Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Departamento de Biologia
Sorocaba-Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Dr. Lucas C. Majure

Dr. Lucas C. Majure
Keeper/Curator, University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)
Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

 

Special Issue “Cactaceae Genetics and Genomics”

 

Registration and Application:
  • Registration for this virtual event is free, however, it requires going through an application submission and subject to approval by organizing committee.
  • For your application, please submit your information and a brief statement explaining your interest in the event.
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Preliminary Program:

Day 1 | Sept. 1, 2021
Evolution and Systematics (Including Population Genetics)
8:30 a.m.: Virtual room open. Opportunity to network and discuss with fellow attendees.
9 a.m.: Welcome. Introduction to speaker.
9:10 a.m.: Plenary Speaker Evandro Moraes, Brazil
Talks every 20 minutes (15 minutes followed by 5 minute Q&A)
10 a.m.: TBD
10:20 a.m.: TBD
Coffee Break: Virtual room open for networking.
10:40 a.m.: TBD
11:20 a.m.: TBD
11:40 a.m.: TBD
12:10 p.m.: Coffee Break: Virtual room open for networking.
12:10 p.m.: Poster sessions open. Attendees are free to jump in any poster zoom session of interest.
1:10 p.m.: Discussion table and general conclusions. Moderators: Evandro Moraes, Lucas Majure

 

Day 2 | Sept. 2, 2021
Genetics (Cytogenetics, Development, Ecology, Propagation, Domestication, other General Topics)
8:30 a.m.: Virtual room open. Opportunity to network and discuss with fellow attendees.
9 a.m.: Welcome. Introduction to speaker.
9:10 a.m.: Plenary Speaker Lucas Majure, USA
Talks every 20 minutes (15 minutes followed by 5 minute Q&A)
10 a.m.: TBD
10:20 a.m.: TBD
Coffee Break: Virtual room open for networking.
10:40 a.m.: TBD
11:20 a.m.: TBD
11:40 a.m.: TBD
12:10 p.m.: Coffee Break. Virtual room open for networking.
12:10 p.m.: Poster sessions open. Attendees are free to jump in any poster zoom session of interest.
1:10 p.m.: Discussion table and general conclusions. Moderators: Tania Hernández, Pablo Guerrero

 

Day 3 | Sept. 3, 2021
Conservation & Propagation: Guidelines, Challenges and Perspectives
8:30 a.m.: Virtual room open. Opportunity to network and discuss with fellow attendees.
9 a.m.: Welcome. Introduction to speaker.
9:10 a.m.: Plenary Speaker Barbara Goetsch, UK
9:50 a.m.: Q&A
Talks every 20 minutes (15 minutes followed by 5 minute Q&A)
10 a.m.: TBD
10:20 a.m.: TBD
Coffee Break: Virtual room open for networking.
10:40 a.m.: TBD
11:20 a.m.: TBD
11:40 a.m.: TBD
12:10 p.m.: Coffee break: Virtual room open for networking.
1:10 p.m.: Final discussion table and general conclusions.

 

Afternoons every day:
Private Discussion Sessions (Conservation, Genetics, Phylogenetics)
Email us if interested in leading a private discussion session.

 

Contact:

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Tania Hernandez (Desert Botanical Garden, United States of America)
Dr. Fernando Franco (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil)
Dr. Pablo Guerrero (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)

Email: cactussymposium@dbg.org 

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