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Plant microbiota

26 March – 07 April 2017 | Cologne, Germany

Registration deadline

15 January 2017

Abstract submission deadline

15 January 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

01 February 2017

Payment deadline

28 February 2017

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About the practical course

Plant microbiota research has developed into a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary research field during the last five years, enabling quantitative and reductionist approaches to plant-microbe ecology. A key methodological advance has been the application of culture-independent microbial community profiling techniques that rely on next generation DNA sequencing technologies and provide, in combination with computational and statistical tools, insights into microbial community structure and dynamics.

Although individual members of the plant microbiota have beneficial effects on plant growth and health, meaningful test systems to quantify beneficial microbial activities for the plant host in a microbial community context were unavailable until recently. The establishment of systematic microbiota culture collections that represent the majority of the bacterial species colonizing Arabidopsis now enable microbiota reconstitution experiments with germ-free plants to address principles underlying community assembly and proposed microbiota functions for plant health and growth under laboratory conditions.

 

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Registration deadline

15 January 2017

Abstract submission deadline

15 January 2017

Selected participants will be notified by

01 February 2017

Payment deadline

28 February 2017

 

Student/postdocs

EUR400

Academic

EUR400

Industry

EUR1000

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Catering
  • Course materials
  • Group excursion
The registration fee does not include travel to and from the venue or extra nights of accommodation before or after the course.

Selection criteria

Prospective participants are requested to submit their CV and a short cover letter (including justification) for their application. Based on the application, 20 participants will be selected. In addition, we are looking for a balanced gender ratio. There is a limited number of spaces available for participants from outside Europe.

Abstract Guidelines

The abstract (250 words maximum) should present the current research project of the prospective participant and a short description of his/her future research plans in plant microbiota.

Poster Specifications

914 mm x 1200 mm (printed DIN A0 size).

Other Registration Information

We endeavor to put participants up in single rooms, but due to availability, we may have to ask them to share a room.

Payment

Accepted participants will be informed of the payment details by email. Payment will take place by bank transfer.

 

 

Contact

Simone Gieraths

Email: embocourse@mpipz.mpg.de

 

 

 
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Venue

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Carl-von-Linné Weg 10

50829 Cologne

Germany

Accommodation

The accommodation costs are included in the registration fee, and bookings are arranged by the course organizers.

We have guest rooms available for up to 13 participants at the Max Planck Institute campus (9 single-bedroom guest rooms and 2 two-bedroom guest rooms).

Other accommodation will be available at a nearby hotel.

Travel

By plane

Arrival at Cologne/Bonn Airport

Trains to Cologne main train station from the airport railway station (5 to 10 min. walk from Terminal D):

City train "S12" or "S13"

Travel time: approx. 15 min.
Departure: every 20 min. (5:24 hrs, 5:44 hrs, 6:04 hrs); after 21:04 hrs every 30 min.
Fare: 2.70 Euro (button 1b)

Regional train "RE8"

Travel time: approx. 15 min.
Departure: every 60 min. (7:08 hrs, 8:08 hrs); until 21:08 hrs
Fare: 2.70 Euro (button 1b)


Arrival at Düsseldorf Airport

Trains to Cologne main train station from Düsseldorf terminal railway station.
Take train IC, ICE, RE, RB and/or City train to Cologne main train station (for departure times please see train timetables)
Then continue as described under arrival at Cologne main train station.

By train

Arrival at Cologne main train station (Köln Hauptbahnhof)

Take tube line #5 (direction Am Butzweiler Hof), get off at stop Subbelrather Straße/Gürtel.
Change here for bus #141 (direction Vogelsang) or bus # 143 (direction Bocklemünd). The bus stop is located opposite the crossroads on Subbelrather Straße. Get off at stop Goldammerweg.
Walk (for approx. 15 min.) straight on Vogelsanger Straße and Carl-von-Linné-Weg (cross railway lines and motorway, pass farm on the right-hand side, cross Belvederestr.).

or

Take city train "S12" (direction Düren/Sindorf) or "S13" (direction Horrem), get off at stop Köln Ehrenfeld (regional train station).
Change here for bus #141 (direction Vogelsang) or bus # 143 (direction Bocklemünd). The bus stop is located next to the rear exit of the regional train station. Get off at stop Goldammerweg.
Walk (for approx. 15 min.) straight on Vogelsanger Straße and Carl-von-Linné-Weg (cross railway lines and motorway, pass farm on the right-hand side, cross Belvederestr.).


Fare: 2.60 Euro (button 1b)

By car

Motorway A1 (north): Take the Bocklemünd exit (# 102), turn left at crossroads, drive along Venloer Straße, direction Köln-Zentrum. After approx. 2 km turn right at crossroads, drive along "Militärring". After approx. 1 km turn right and follow the signs to the Max Planck Institute.

Motorway A1 (south): Take the Lövenich exit (# 103), turn right at crossroads, drive along Aachener Straße, direction Köln-Zentrum.
After approx. 1 km turn right towards direction A1 (north), A57 (north), Ossendorf, (Militärring).
Turn left at next crossroads (T crossing), take the third exit and follow the signs to the Max Planck Institute.

By taxi

From Cologne/Bonn Airport to the institute: approx. 40 Euro.
From Düsseldorf Airport to the institute: approx. 70 Euro.
From Cologne main train station to the institute: approx. 20 Euro.

About the area

The campus is located in the outskirts of the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cologne, which is known for its cathedral or “Dom” with two towers. Cologne is a major cultural centre: it hosts more than thirty museums and hundreds of galleries.

 

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