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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

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Natuschka Lee

Researcher, Umeå University, Malmö University, Swedish University of Agrilcultural Sciences
We conduct research on how microorganisms interact and develop with the various biospheres and geospheres on our planet, and how this knowledge can increase our chances of creating a sustainable and healthy existence on Earth and in space. Based on fundamental research on microbiological... Read More →
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Ntebogeng Mokgalaka

Professor, Tshwane University of Technology

Monday November 23, 2020 13:00 - 15:00 CET
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