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Monday, November 23 • 13:00 - 15:00
M7: Plant biotechnology- for a long-term sustainable future on Earth and beyond

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13:00-13:05  GENERAL INTRODUCTION  - Welcome words by ProfessorAnita Sellstedt (UmU, Sweden), 
                      Professor Ntebogeng Mokgalaka (NTU, South Africa)
13:05-13:30  Overview of plant research at UPSC, includingapplicationof CRISPR cas9 technology
                     on plants- lectureby Professor Stefan Jansson, Dept of Plant physiology, UPSC, Umeå university, 
                     Umeå, Sweden 

13:30-14:00 Phytoremediation of agricultural soils with economically valuable plants–Professor Ntebogeng
                     Mokgalaka, Dept of  Chemistry, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

14:00-14.10  Short break

14:10-14:15  Nitrogen fixation by Frankiain free-living and in symbiosis -Professor Anita Sellstedt
                     Dep of f Plant physiology, UPSC, Umeå university, Umeå, Sweden 

14.15-14:30  Effect of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria on maize (ZeaMays L) seedlings under 
                     combined drought and heat stress: Consequential effects on maizes tress response genes - 
                     Dr. Rasheed Adekele (Dpt of Microbiology, North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa)  

14:30-14:45  Phototrophs in astrobiotechnology– Natuschka Lee, Dept of Ecology and environmental sciences,
                     Umeå university, Sweden

14:45-15:00 DISCUSSION


Speakers
avatar for Natuschka Lee

Natuschka Lee

Researcher, Umea University
Research interests: Environmental microbiology and biotechnology, microbial ecology, plant microbiology, pollination ecology, geomicrobiology, astrobiology, science and art, outreach, citizen scienceBackground: PhD in environmental biotechnology and M Sci in biology and chemistry... Read More →
avatar for Ntebogeng Mokgalaka

Ntebogeng Mokgalaka

Professor, Tshwane University of Technology


Monday November 23, 2020 13:00 - 15:00 CET
Zoom Room C