Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
Symposium on Integrative Plant Biology
Title: Plant Translational Genomics Workshop
Date: December 07, 2015
Bring together UAE University researchers working in a wide range of disciplines in
Plant Biology and Plant Sciences.
Share recent work and facilitate an open exchange of ideas.
Facilitate research efforts that include Genomics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Systems
Biology and Organismal Biology and Ecology.
Fostering multidisciplinary research at the UAE University and providing solution
to grand challenges facing the region of agriculture.
The meeting will present advances in our understanding of fundamental biological processes
in plant growth and development, the response of plants to biotic and abiotic stresses
and efforts for the preservation of UAE native plants. The different topics will address
the need for the generation of multidisciplinary approaches for genotyping and phenotyping
of stress tolerant crops using multidisciplinary tools and Systems Biology approaches.
The incorporation of genomic tools, the use of in vitro propagation and genetic engineering
for the conservation and propagation of UAE native vegetation will be highlighted.
In addition, the use of expression profiling for the genome-wide characterization
of pivotal processes in growth and development, the application of proteomics and
metabolomics to unveil crucial steps in signaling and enzymatic pathways will be presented
and discussed. This meeting will include participants whose research is at the forefront
of these fields and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion amongst
students and researchers in the United Arab Emirates University.