Monday, 11 June 2018

TimeDescriptionLocation
11:00Registration and Poster Setup
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
12:45Welcome Address by Associate Professor Paul McCabe, Director, UCD Centre for Plant Science
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
13:00Keynote Address by Professor Jennifer McElwain, Professor of Botany, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland
Paleobotany and Global Change: Important Lessons for Species to Biomes from Vegetation Responses to Past Global Change
This talk has been sponsored by Labquip Ireland Ltd
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
13:40Session: Abiotic Stress
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
13:40 Interactions between sucrose and jasmonate signalling in the response to cold stress
A. Wingler; V. Tijero; S. Munne-Bosch;
14:00 Untargeted metabolite profiling of the response of perennial ryegrass to cold stress using UHPLC-QTOF-MS.
N. Lamari; L. Förster; T. Michel; S. Barth; C. Ng;
14:20 Stomatal aperture regulation in response to UV-A: the role of the cGMP phosphodiesterase PDE1
J. Isner; A. Hetherington;
14:40Poster Flash Talks
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
14:40 Winter barley response to varying levels of flooding stress
T. Byrne; S. Barth ; C. Ng; L. Förster; P. Kock-Applegren; T. Michel; J. Spink ; J. Grant ;
Poster 1
14:41 Investigation of the potential use of essential oils as pesticides using Daphnia magna as a model organism
K. Sadyk; J. Croke;
Poster 2
14:42 Comparison of antimicrobial properties of different honeys on human pathogens
L. Lynch; J. Croke;
Poster 3
14:43 Isolation of Zymoseptoria tritici protocol in wheat to improve genomic prediction models
E. Curran; J. Burke; A. Feechan; J. Isidro-Sánchez;
Poster 4
14:44 GenoGrass: a low cost, high throughput genotyping platform for perennial ryegrass.
N. Curran; S. Barth; T. Hodkinson; S. Byrne; D. Milbourne;
Poster 5
14:45 Fusarium langsethiae artificial oat infection under field conditions
K. D'Arcy Cusack; A. Kahla; C. Verheecke-Vaessen; F. Doohan; A. Medina; N. Medina; J. Isidro-Sánchez;
Poster 6
14:46 Evaluation of Anti-Oxidant Properties, Total Phenolic and Flavonoid Content of Methanolic Extracts from Irish Wild Plants
A. Deshpande; C. Daly; M. Kinsella; E. McNeela;
Poster 7
14:47 Investigating commercial Ascophyllum nodosum extracts ability to increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency in spring and oil-seed rape
P. Hannon;
Poster 8
14:48 Uncovering the role of TaFROG in wheat resistance to Fusarium Head Blight disease
A. Heckmann; A. Perochon; F. Doohan;
Poster 9
14:49 Genotypic and environmental variance for white clover yield in a commercial breeding programme
K. Hetherington; P. Conaghan; D. Milbourne; L. Skøt ; S. Byrne;
Poster 10
14:50 A habitat assessment of the campus of University College Dublin
K. Chernyuk; T. Hochstrasser;
Poster 11
14:51 Early season performance of ryegrass cultivars in Ireland in spring 2018
C. Holohan; C. Grace; E. Brennan; M. Lynch;
Poster 12
14:52 Crop Salinity Tolerance Induction Using Novel Biostimulants (SALTIBIO)
E. Ikuyinminu; O. Goñi; S. O’Connell;
Poster 13
14:53 Robustness of floral development: of evolutionary importance?
R. Kavanagh; R. Melzer;
Poster 14
14:54 Untargeted metabolomic profiling of the wheat-Septoria interaction.
N. Lamari; H. Benbow; T. Christodoulou; F. Doohan; C. Ng;
Poster 15
14:55Coffee Break
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
15:25Session: Climate Change and Sustainable Land Use
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
15:25 The Effect of Multispecies Swards on CO2 and N2O Emissions
B. Osborne; L. Gallego Lorenzo;
15:45 Scaling from leaf to ecosystem: influence of phenology on seasonal CO2 exchange in a winter oilseed rape crop
M. O'Neill; O. Ní Chonchubhair; G. Lanigan; B. Osborne;
16:05Session: Agriculture and Soil Science
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
16:05 Response of forage maize on a high mineral N soil to strategies of nitrogen use and degradable film
E. Corcoran; P. O Kiely; T. Gilliland; E. Brennan; J. Burke; B. Lynch;
16:25 Response of a large perennial ryegrass panel towards cold conditions
L. Forster; J. Grant; T. Michel; C. Ng; S. Barth;
16:45 The effect of  hatch characteristics on interspecific competition between potato cyst nematode species.
R. Hearne; E. Lettice; P. Jones;
17:05Poster Flash Talks
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
17:05 Late Blight of potato in Ireland: an analysis of historical climate data
J. de Lacey; E. Lettice;
Poster 16
17:06 Effects of rate and form of fertiliser nitrogen applied on the yield, nutritive value and ensilage characteristics of forage maize grown under degradable film
E. Corcoran; P. O Kiely; T. Gilliland; J. Burke; E. Brennan; B. Lynch;
Poster 17
17:07 Development of Molecular markers for Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance breeding in wheat
K. Malla; G. Thapa; H. Buerstmayr; S. Praud; S. Berry; F. Doohan;
Poster 18
17:08 Genome-wide characterization of MADS-box genes in wheat
S. Schilling; A. Kennedy; R. Melzer;
Poster 19
17:09 Convergence in maximum stomatal conductance of C3 woody angiosperms observed in natural ecosystems across six bioclimatic zones
M. Murray; W. Soh; C. Yiotis; S. Batke; A. Parnell; R. Spicer; T. Lawson; R. Cabellero; I. Wright; C. Purcell; J. McElwain;
Poster 20
17:10 Barley Against Rhynchospoirum Disease (BARD): a new project to identify novel sources of resistance to R. commune.
T. O'Connor; E. Graciet ; E. Mullins;
Poster 21
17:11 CLOSED FOR GOOD: The development of wheat varieties with enhanced disease resistance
S. Pan; R. Melzer;
Poster 22
17:12 On the mechanism of the cell cycle arrest and apoptosis induction of suspension-cultured tobacco cells after exposure to the static magnetic field
F. Mohammadi; F. Ghanati; M. Sharifi; N. Ahmadian Chashmi; M. Pormehr; P. Mc Cabe;
Poster 23
17:13 SIPK's roles in inducing the antioxidant system till the program cell death in cadmium-treated tobacco cells
M. Pormehr; F. Ghanati; M. Sharifi; F. Mohammadi; P. Mc Cabe;
Poster 24
17:14 From research to commerce: a step-wise guide for scientists
A. Porter; K. Kwasniewska; J. McElwain;
Poster 25
17:15 WAKs, the underexplored receptor-like kinase disease resistance gene family in wheat.
K. Sleczka; H. Benbow; F. Doohan;
Poster 26
17:16 Experimental and biochemical assessment of the impacts of global change on Irish seagrass (Zostera marina) populations
P. Beca-Carretero; F. Guihéneuf; M. Julia-Miralles; D. Stengel;
Poster 27
17:17 Floral homeotic proteins modulate the genetic program for leaf development to suppress trichome formation in flowers
D. Stewart;
Poster 28
17:18 Investigating the relationship between genotypic diversity and virulence in the fungal wheat pathogens Zymoseptoria tritici and Fusarium graminearum
J. Burke; A. Feechan; A. Tiley;
Poster 29
17:19 RNA-Seq for investigation of adaptations to extremes of soil pH, incorporating natural host-microbiome interactions
E. Young; M. Carey; A. Meharg; C. Meharg;
Poster 30
17:20Poster Session (with wine reception)
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

TimeDescriptionLocation
09:00Session: Plant Pathology
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
09:00 Visualisation of MVX RNA in the mycelium of Agaricus bisporus by fluorescence in situ hybridisation
E. O'Connor; D. Fitzpatrick; D. Eastwood; H. Grogan;
09:20 Screening small secreted hypothetical proteins of Z. tritici using a non-host plant N. benthamiana.
S. Karki; A. Feechan;
09:40 Effect of a bioprotectant on Resistance Gene Expression in Wheat
T. Twamley; M. Gaffney; A. Feechan;
10:00 A Snake in the Grass: The Serpin gene family in wheat
H. Benbow; C. Brennan; B. Zhou; S. Ajaz; E. Mullins; F. Doohan;
10:20 HUNTING WHEAT GENES FOR DISEASE RESISTANCE
T. Christodoulou; H. Benbow; C. Brennan; S. Ajaz; C. Uauy; P. Nicholson; E. Mullins; F. Doohan;
10:40 An assessment of Lactic Acid Bacteria as potential biocontrol agents against Fusarium head blight in spring barley
M. Byrne; G. Thapa; J. Burke;
11:00Coffee
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
11:30Keynote Address by Dr Andrea Chini, Ramon Y Cajal Fellow, National Center for Biotechnology (CNB), Spain
When Chemistry meets Biology: identification of a novel OPR3-independent pathway for JA biosynthesis
This talk has been sponsored by Origin Enterprises plc
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
12:10Session: Plant Pathology
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
12:10 Investigating the effects of a plant extract-based product and chitosan on the incidence of Fusarium diseases of wheat
M. Deshaies; F. Doohan; P. Ward;
12:30 Characterisation of wheat NAC-like transcription factor TaNACL-5D in resistance to Fusarium Head Blight disease
M. Vranić; A. Perochon; A. Kahla; J. Jia; K. B. Malla; M. Craze; E. Wallington; F. M. Doohan;
12:50 Developing strategies to control powdery mildew in oats
A. Reilly; S. Kildea; J. Finnan; A. Feechan;
13:10Lunch
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
14:20Session: Forestry and Horticulture
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
14:20 Seaweed-derived polysaccharides improve post-harvest quality and longevity of strawberry fruits
E. Browne; R. Campbell; S. Hotchkiss; Z. Popper;
14:40 Epidemiology of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae on Prunus laurocerasus
L. Smith;
15:20 Impact of genetic variation on spring bud phenology of young Sitka spruce and implications for growth performance
I. Sevillano; B. Tobin; C. O'Reilly;
15:40 Identifying Potential Pest Threats to Sitka Spruce Plantations in Ireland
M. Tuffen; H. Grogan; S. Nolan; R. Wisdom; C. Duffy;
16:00Coffee
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
16:30Panel Discussion: Careers for Plant Scientists
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
18:00Annual General Meeting (Meeting to decide on IPSAM 2019 and Any Other Business)
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
19:00Conference Barbecue (Rosemount)
UCD Rosemount Environmental Research Station

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

TimeDescriptionLocation
09:00Session: Plant Genetics and Evolution
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
09:00 Hunting for Orphans genes involved in wheat defence against Septoria tritici blotch & Fusarium head blight disease
S. Ajaz; C. Brennan; H. Benbow; . Doohan;
09:20 Oscillating long non-coding RNAs target the CDF family of transcription factors
C. Sanchéz-Retuerta; M. Boix; R. Henriques;
09:40 Age-age correlation and early selection in black alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn)
O. Sheridan;
10:00 Comparative Genomics Analysis of the Oomycetes using the Oomycete Gene Order Browser (OGOB)
J. McGowan; D. Fitzpatrick;
10:20Session: Plant Growth and Development
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
10:20 Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Alters Plant Programmed Cell Death Sensitivity Thresholds
J. Conway; P. McCabe;
10:40 A tale of two winters: Comparison of winter survival and senescence rates in perennial ryegrass tillers in the field and under simulated winter conditions in a growth chamber.
C. Looney; M. Egan; D. Hennessy ; A. Wingler;
11:00Coffee Break
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
11:30Session: Plant Cell Biology and Bichemistry
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
11:30 Discovery of arabinogalactan proteins, molecules involved in substrate adherence in ivy, in the red seaweed Tsunamia transpacifica which grows on marine plastic debris
R. Veenhof; J. West; Z. Popper;
11:50 Understanding the factors driving bioactive phlorotannins in brown algae – one step closer to commercial application
D. Kirke; D. Rai; D. Stengel;
12:10 An Investigation of the Bioactivity of Cyanobacterial Exometabolites in Plant Stress Tolerance
A. Chua; C. Daly; L. Fitzhenry;
12:30 Dynamic plant and algal cell walls: insights and perspectives on cell wall diversity and functionality
Z. Popper;
12:50 Functional Characterization of Cyanobacterial Glycolate Metabolic Pathway Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana
M. Bilal; C. Yiotis; J. Kacprzyk; R. Ahmad; B. Osborne;
13:10Session: Plant Ecology and Biodiversity
Lecture Theatre, FS-G01, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
13:10 Succeeding in invasion: the role of early growth and phenology on Gunnera tinctoria
M. Cruz Mantoani; M. Gioria; B. Osborne;
13:50Lunch and Prize Giving Ceremony
Foyer, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre