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Phytobiomes: From Microbes to Plant Ecosystems (S2)

Organizer(s) Jan E. Leach, Kellye A. Eversole, Jonathan A. Eisen and Gwyn Beattie
November 8—12, 2016
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, NM USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jul 12, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Aug 8, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Jul 12, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Sep 8, 2016

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Summary of Meeting:
Plants grow in association with complex communities of organisms. Phytobiomes encompass all of the organisms and all aspects of the environment that influence or are influenced by plants. Due to the diverse and dynamic processes carried out by biome members, Phytobiomes have an important role in the sustained health and productivity of plants and plant ecosystems. Advances in systems biology approaches as well as supporting technologies, such as high-throughput sequencing, computational biology and many '-omics' technologies, are enabling exploration of the functional networks and activities of the component communities that comprise Phytobiomes. These research technologies in the lab are being paralleled by next-generation precision agriculture technologies in the field, creating unprecedented opportunities for translation of Phytobiomes knowledge into practice. Our fundamental knowledge of Phytobiomes is vital to ensuring sustained global food security in the face of increasing global population and threats to crop productivity due to climate change as well as water, land and nutrient constraints. Advancing a systems-level understanding of Phytobiomes and translating this knowledge into practice will require interactions across a spectrum of disciplines. This conference will bring together a broad and international community of scientists in the public and private sector to collectively advance this newly-emerging field.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Rachel D. Capouya
Ohio State University, USA

Rumakanta Sapkota
Aarhus University, Denmark

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Adefoyeke Olufunmilayo Aduramigba-Modupe
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Cecile Annie Ewane
University of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Peter Maduabuchi Eze
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Amit K. Jaiswal
Hebrew University, Israel

Bunmi Olasanmi
University of Ibadan, Nigeria