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[●] denotes the 20 min presentations of Laboratories/Research Groups

1st Day (February 7th 2020)

09:15-10:00 Registrations and organization of presentations

10:00-10:30 Welcome session

10:00-10:10 Welcome from the Rectorate
10:10-10:20 Welcome from the President of the Department of Crop Science Prof. Maria Parafotiou
10:15-10:30 Opening address | Professor George Karabournioti

10:30-13:55 1st Session - Ecophysiology and Climate Change | Chair: Y. Petropoulou and Ch. Yiotis

10:30-11:00 10:30-11:00 ● Grammatikopoulos G. and Petropoulou Y. Research Activity of the Laboratory of Plant Physiology of the University of Patras.
11:00-11:05 Chondrogiannis C. and Grammatikopoulos G. The effect of reproductive maturation on photosynthesis of Mediterranean plants belonging to different functional types.
11:05-11:10 Chondrogiannis C., Kotsi K. and Petropoulou Y. Seasonal pigment profile and leaf photoprotective potential in juvenile and adult individuals of Cercis siliquastrum.
11:10-11:40 ● Kyparissis A. Gross primary productivity estimation by light use efficiency modeling and satellite imaging.

11:40-12:05 Coffee brake

1st Session - Ecophysiology and Climate Change (continued) | Chair: G. Grammatikopoulos and A. Kyparissis

12:05-12:35 ● Yiotis Ch. and McElwain J. Plant-Climate interactions through time: Past lessons, current status and future perspectives.
12:35-13:05 ● Radoglou K. Research activities in Forest Ecophysiology in the last 8 years.
13:05-13:10 Markos N. and Radoglou K. Development of system for the estimation of CO2 assimilation of the restored areas of the Lignite Center of Western Macedonia with the use of the eddy covariance technique and modelling approaches.
13:10-13:15 Markos N. and Radoglou K. Factors that affect the light use efficiency (LUE) for a Mediterranean Aleppo pine forest ecosystem.
13:15-13:20 Doukalianou F., Radoglou K., Kitikidou K., Milios E. and Lagomarsino A. Medium term effects of thinning implementation on soil GHG fluxes in a peri urban coniferous forest and their climate change mitigation potential.
13:20-13:25 Oikonomidis S. and Thanos C.A. The good, the bad, and the ugly: Morphometric traits of orchid seeds and their implications in seed germination behaviour.
13:25-13:55 ● Rhizopoulou S. Aspects of Plant Physiology in the Botanical Section of the Department of Biology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

13:50-14:30 Coffee and snack break

14:30-16:00 2nd Session - Plant Nutrition Physiology | Chair: E. Levizou and S. Chorianopoulou

14:30-15:00 ● Bouranis D. and Chorianopoulou S. Bioactive ingredients in the fertilization products and their influence on crop functionality.
15:00-15:30 ● Chorianopoulou S. and Bouranis D. The success story of iron homeostasis in plants.
15:30-16:00 ● Levizou E. Research activities of the Plant Physiology Group, Dept of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly.

16:00-17:30 Discussion: So far so good but how do we move forward?

17:30-18:30 Poster Session

18:30 End of Day 1 and Lunch

2nd Day (Ferbuary 8th 2020)

09:15-10:00 Registrations and organization of presentations

10:00-13:20 3rd Session - Stress Physiology, Signal Perception & Transduction | Chair: P. Tavladoraki and P. Moschou

10:00-10:30 ● Karabourniotis G., Nikolopoulos D., Liakopoulos G. and Bresta P. The research activity of the Plant Stress Physiology Group of the Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Morphology of AUA.
10:30-11:00 ● Liakopoulos G., Nikolopoulos D., Bresta P. and Karabourniotis G. I. Photosynthesis under oblique illumination: looking at the sun sideways. II. Phenolic compounds and boron inside and outside the cell.
11:00-11:05 Samantas A., Giannopoulos A., Bresta P., Nikolopoulos D., Liakopoulos G. and Karabourniotis G. The dynamics of calcium carbonate cellular inclusions and alarm photosynthesis.
11:05-11:10 Karakasilioti M., Bresta P., Nikolopoulos D., Liakopoulos G. and Karabourniotis G. Changes in the properties of calcium oxalate crystals and gas exchange under drought stress and subsequent recovery.
11:10-11:15 Mniestri A., Kechagia B., Patsis G., Tourlou B., Nikolopoulos D., Vachamidis P., Economou G., Karabourniotis G., Bresta P. Leaf plasticity of Hordeum vulgare under long-term drought: an intraspecific approach.
11:15-11:20 Bresta P., Nikolopoulos D., Vachamidis P., Οικονόμου Γ., Fasseas C, Karabourniotis G. Long-term acclimation of Hordeum vulgare under drought stress: The generalized diminution of the leaf structural components and the inevitable consequences on its function.
11:20-11:25 Moustakas M., Hanć A., Dobrikova A., Sperdouli I., Adamakis I.-D.S., Apostolova E. Spatial heterogeneity of photosystem II responses to cadmium exposure in Salvia sclarea is due to the different distribution of Cd in leaves.
11:25-11:30 Sperdouli I., Moustaka J., Antonoglou O., Adamakis I.-D.S., Dendrinou-Samara K., Moustakas M. Leaf age dependent effects of CuZn nanoparticles on photosystem II function and reactive oxygen species generation.
11:30-11:35 Moustaka J., Tanou G., Giannakoula A., Adamakis I.-D.S., Panteris E., Eleftheriou E.P. and Moustakas M., The functional role of anthocyanins in photo-oxidative stress.

11:35-12:00 Coffee brake

3rd Session - Stress Physiology, Signal Perception & Transduction (continued) | Chair: G. Liakopoulos and K. Karamanoli

12:00-12:30 ● Angelini R., Cona A., D’Incà R., Fraudentali I., Mattioli R., Tavladoraki P. Polyamine metabolism in plant development and defence responses.
12:30-13:00 ● Antoniou C., Savvides A., Georgiadou E., Ioannou A., Fotopoulos V. H Research Activity of the Plant Stress Physiology Group at the Cyprus University of Technology.
13:00-13:05 Ioannou A., Antoniou C., Inzé D., Fotopoulos V. Seed priming towards enhanced growth promotion and stress protection.
13:05-13:10 Dervisi I. and Roussis A. Interaction of phospholipase DALL3 with Selenium Binding Protein 1.
13:10-13:15 Liu C., Törnkvist A., Chatzianestis I., Boucetta M.M., Tzelepis G., Fernandez A., Stael S., Minina E.A., Reza S.H., Gutierrez-Beltran E., Castel B., Tomlinson L., Van Heusegem F., Piffman T., Bozhkov P.V., Jones J.D., Moschou P.N. Limited proteolysis by metacaspases modulates salt tolerance.
13:15-13:20 Tympa L., Liu C., Moschou P.N. Kinesin-separase complex modulates light signaling.

13:20-14:20 4th Session - Genetics, Evolution and Developmental Biology | Chair: G. Liakopoulos and K. Karamanoli

13:20-13:50 ● Moschou P.N. Registering cell dimensions and shapes with catabolic processes: from single molecules to organismal levels.
13:50-14:20 ● Verret F., Ioannidis N., Mavrothalassiti E., Daskalaki M.G., Glampedakis N., Topalis P., Kotzabasis K. and Kalantidis K. Systemic transgene silencing Nicotiana benthamiana is associated with transcriptional reprogramming of genes involved in antiviral responses.

14:20-15:00 Coffee and snack break

15:00-15:40 5th Session - Plant-microorganisms interactions | Chair: K. Papadopoulou and K. Stamatakis

15:00-15:30 ● Karamanoli K. and Constantinidou H.Ι. Important interactions in the lab of Agricultural Chemistry: The team of Plant Physiology.
15:30-15:35 Papadopoulou A., Kamou N., Leontidou K., Genitsaris S., Mellidou I. and Karamanoli K. The effect of plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on tomato seedlings grown under drought stress.
15:35-15:40 Kokalas V., Junker R., Farre Armengol G., Kovaios D. and Karamanoli K. Phyllospheric bacteria affect volatiles released from bean leaves and spider mite Tetranychus urticae performance on bean leaves.

15:40-18:00 6th Session - Biochemistry, Metabolism, Membranes & Cell Biology | Chair: K. Papadopoulou and K. Stamatakis

15:40-16:10 ● Kotzabasis K. Dancing with photons: From photosynthetic energy management to 'smart' biotechnology and astrobiology.
16:10-16:40 ● Stamatakis K., Broussos P., Giakoumidaki-Vogiatzi K. and Papageorgiou G.C. Photosynthesis basic research and applications.
16:40-16:45 Broussos P. and Stamatakis K. Study of hydrogen production by cyanobacteria.
16:45-16:50 Giakoumidaki-Vogiatzi K. and Stamatakis K. Studies on the photosynthesis of cyanobacteria capable for producing terpene.
16:50-17:20 ● Papadopoulou K. Research in plant physiology at the Plant and Environmental Biotechnology Lab of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Univ. of Thessaly.
17:20-17:50 ● Tooulakou G., Papadimitropoulos M.E., Pappas I., Klapa M.I. Metabolomics and Abiotic Stresses in plants: Investigating the salinity effect on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) as case-study.
17:50-17:55 Koutra E., Psathas E., Kornaros M. and Grammatikopoulos G. The photosynthetic profile of microalgae used for bioremediation and valorization of anaerobically digested agro-industrial and municipal organic wastes.
17:55-18:00 Liu C., Törnkvist A., Chatzianestis I., Mentzelopoulou A., Scaltsogiannis V., Tympa L., Deli A., Spyridoula C. and Moschou P.N. A developmental module regulating cell polarity.

18:00 End of Day 2 - End of Meeting