* keynote

Asaph Aharoni*
Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel


Klaus-J. Appenroth

Institute of General Botany & Plant Physiology
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Jena, Germany


Nikolai Borisjuk

School of Life Sciences
Huaiyin Normal University
Huaian, China


Jay J. Cheng*

Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


Hans Derksen
ABC-Kroos BV
Raalte, The Netherlands


Sergey Dolgov

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry
Russian Academy of Science
Puschino, Russia


Uwe Heinig

Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel


Hongwei Hou

Institute of Hydrobiology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wuhan, China


Marcel A.K. Jansen*

Plant Sciences Group
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland


Eric Lam

Department of Plant Biology
Rutgers University
Rutgers, New Jersey, USA


Yubin Ma

Key Laboratory of Biofuels
Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy & Bioprocess Technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Qingdao, China


Jurriaan J Mes
Food & Biobased Research
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Wageningen, The Netherlands


Masaaki Morikawa

Environmental Biology
Hokkaido University
Sapporo, Japan


Rob Martienssen

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA


Todd P. Michael*

J. Craig Venter Institute
La Jolla, California, USA


Tokitaka Oyama*

Department of Botany
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


Ingo Schubert

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Pant Research
Gatersleben, Germany


Iris Shai

Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva, Israel


K. Sowjanya Sree*

Dept. of Environmental Science
Central University of Kerala
Kerala, India


Shuqing Xu

Institute for Evolution & Biodiversity
University of Munster
Munster, Germany


Conference Co-chairs

  • Marvin Edelman WIS, Israel
  • Asaph Aharoni WIS, Israel
  • Avi Levy WIS, Israel

International Committee

  • Eric Lam Rutgers U. USA
  • Klaus Appenroth FSU, Germany
  • Marcel Jansen UCC, Ireland
  • Sowjanya Sree CUK, India
  • Yubin Ma CAS, China
  • Tsipi Shoham GreenOnyx, Israel
  • Autar Mattoo USDA, USA

Local Committee

  • Ron Vunsh WIS, Israel
  • Uwe Heinig WIS, Israel
  • Sagit Meir WIS, Israel
  • Barak Cohen WIS, Israel
  • Miri Lapidot Hinoman, Israel


Talia Suissa


  • The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange
  • Faculty of Biochemistry 
    WIS, Israel
  • Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences 
    WIS, Israel