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The 1ST International Symposium on Horticulture Biology

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  8:45 a.m.–6 p.m.

  Additional Dates (2)

Location: Bo-Xue Auditorium
Category: Symposium


8:45am  Welcome Remarks

        Zhenbiao Yang, Professor and Director, FAFU-UCR Joint Center (HBMC), UCR/FAFU

8:50am  Opening Speech

        Siren Lan, President, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

Session 1: Genomic insights into horticultural biology

Moderator: Xu Chen, Professor, HBMC, FAFU

9:10am  Zhongchi Liu, Professor, University of Maryland

        “Genomic analyses linking genes and gene networks to fruit traits in wild strawberry”

9:50am  Wenwu Guo, Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

        “Molecular marker assisted cell engineering and citrus improvement”  

10:30am  Creative Disruptions

10:40am  TEA BREAK

11:00am  Ray Ming, Professor and Director, CGB, UIUC/FAFU

         “The pineapple genome and the evolution of CAM photosynthesis”

11:40am  Ming-Che Shih, Professor, National Taiwan University & Academia Sinica

          “Genomic Analysis of the Orchid Phalaenopsis aphrodite”

12:30-2:00pm   Lunch

Session 2: Reproductive Biology of Horticultural Crops

Moderator: Yuefeng Guan, Professor, FAFU

2:30pm  Jingquan Yu, Professor, Zhejiang University

        “Brassinosterid regulate multple aspects of plant growth development, stress response and fruit quality in tomato”

3:10pm  Xiaolan Zhang, Professor, China Agricultural University

        “Molecular regulation of fruit development in cucumber”

3:50pm  TEA BREAK

4:10pm  Han Xiao, Professor, Institute of Plant Physiology& Ecology, SIBS,CAS

        “Genetic and transcriptional regulation of tomato fruit development”

4:50pm  Qiang Xu, Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

        “Citrus genomes provide insights into asexual reproduction”

5:30pm  Dinner

7:30pm  Poster Session


Date: April 25th

Time: 8:45am-6:00pm

Keynote Speech

Moderator: Zhenbiao Yang, Professor and Director, FAFU-UCR Joint Center (HBMC), UCR/FAFU

8:45am  Jiayang Li, Professor, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences   


Session 3: Biology of Functional Fruits and Vegetables

Moderator: Chizuko Yamamuro, HBMC, FAFU

9:45am  Li Li, Professor, Cornell University

        “Regulatory mechanism underlying carotenoid accumulation in horticultural crops ”

10:25am  Creative Disruptions Ⅱ

10:35am  TEA BREAK

11:05am  Yujin Hao, Professor, Shandong Agricultural University


11:45am  Hanhui Kuang, Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

         “Genetic Analysis of Special Traits in Vegetable Crops ”

12:30-2:00pm  Lunch

Session 4: Growth Regulation of Horticultural Crops

Moderator: Mingjie Chen, Professor, HBMC, FAFU

2:30pm  Yiqun Weng, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin- Madison

        “Exploring hypocotyl length variation in natural cucumber populations reveals novel players in plant low-dosage UVB signaling”

3:10pm  Shuang Wu, Professor, HBMC, FAFU

        “Plasmodesmata-Mediated Cell-to-Cell Communication in root development”

3:50pm  TEA BREAK

Short Talk

4:10pm  Chunying Kang, Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

        “Identification of essential regulatory genes of flower and fruit development in Fragaria vesca by bioinformatic and genetic approaches”

4:35pm  Lihui Zeng, Professor, College of Horticulture, FAFU

        “Identification of Regulatory Genes Implicated in Continuous Flowering of Longan (Dimocarpus longan L.)”

5:00pm  Fei Chen, Ph. D., FAFU

        The genome of Nymphaea Colorata


        Qingxi Chen, Dean of Horticulture College, FAFU

6:00pm   Dinner

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: FAFU-UCR Joint Center for Horitcultural Plant Biology and Metabolomics

Contact Information:
Junling Zhou