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Global Summit on Plant Science
September 21-23, 2015 San Antonio, USA
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Global Summit on Plant Science (Plant Science - 2015) was held during September 21-23, 2015 at San Antonio by Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel, USA.

The conference was marked with the attendance of Editorial Board Members of supported OMICS Group Journals, Scientists, young and brilliant researchers, business delegates and talented student communities representing more than 30 countries, who made this conference fruitful and productive.

This conference was based on the theme “Frontiers in Plant Science”: A Road map for the Future” which included the following scientific tracks: 

·         Plant Anatomy and Embryology

·         Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

·         Plant Genetics and Epigenetics

·         Plant Breeding and Molecular Breeding

·         Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology

·         Plant Nutrition and soil Science

·         Medicinal Plants

·        Plant Morphology and Metabolism

·        Plant Pathology and Weed Science

·        Agricultural Science

·        Horticulture and Landscaping

Plant Science 2015 is moderated by Dr. Dun-Xian Tan from University of Texas Health Science Center, USA.

We are thankful to our below Honourable guests and Keynote Speakers for their generous support and suggestions.

Grace Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA

Gerald A Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silvaa, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

Abul Mandal, University of Skövde, Sweden

The conference proceedings were carried out through various Scientific-sessions and plenary lectures, of which the following topics were highlighted as Keynote-presentations:

·         Transcriptome analysis of Lesquerella: A potential industrial oilseed crop for hydroxy fatty acid production:  Grace Chen, United States Department of Agriculture, USA

·         Molecular Cytogenetics in Plant Breeding: Nurul Faridi, USDA Forest Service, USA

           Phytomelatonin: Helping plants to survive and to thrive: Russel J Reiter, University of   Texas Health Science Center, USA

            Development of DNA based methods for detection and characterization of nematode species affecting agricultural crops: Stephen F Hanson, New Mexico State University, USA

Transgenic tobacco plants expressing acr2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana exhibit reduced accumulation of arsenics and increased tolerance to arsenate: Abul Mandal, University of Skövde, Sweden

Various sessions were chaired and co-chaired by: Grace Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA, Niranjan Baisakh, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, USA, Ajith Anand, DuPont Pioneer, USA, Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan, Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silvaa, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil and Stephen F. Hanson, New Mexico State University, USA ·    

Young Research Forum Session was judged by Nabil Killiny – University of Florida, USA  

João Paulo R. Marques and Dun-Xian Tan got the YRF award.                             

 Poster Session was judged by Russel J. Reiter, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA

Hua Zhong got the best poster award University of Texas Health Science Center, USA

OMICS Group has taken the privilege of felicitating Plant Science-2015 Organizing Committee, Editorial Board Members and Keynote Speakers who supported for the success of this event.

The esteemed guests, Keynote speakers, well-known researchers and delegates shared their innovative research and vast experience through their fabulous presentations at the podium of grand Plant Science -2015. We are glad to inform that all accepted abstracts for the conference have been published in OMICS Group Journal of plant physiology and pathology as a special issue.

We are also obliged to various delegate experts, company representatives and other eminent personalities who supported the conference by facilitating active discussion forums. We sincerely thank the Organizing Committee Members for their gracious presence, support, and assistance. With the unique feedback from the conference, OMICS Group would like to announce the commencement of the “2nd Global Summit on Plant Science to be held during October 06-08, 2016 at London, UK

 Let us meet Again @ Plant Science - 2016                         

                                               



Expert Presentations
Grace Chen

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USA
Nurul Islam-Faridi

USDA Forest Service

USA
Niranjan Baisakh

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

USA
Sylvia Lindberg

Stockholm University

Sweden
Abul Mandal

University of Sk├â┬Âvde

Sweden
Daisuke Matsuoka

Kobe University

Japan
Swarna J

Loyola College

India
Phoebe Sikuku

Maseno University

Kenya
Gerald A. Tuskan

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

USA
Tatsuya Iwata

Nagoya Institute of Technology

Japan
Vijay Kumar

University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg

South Africa
Gamal El-Baroty

Cairo University

Egypt
Russel J. Reiter

University of Texas Health Science Center

USA
Nabil Killiny

University of Florida

USA
Naseem Ahmad

Aligarh Muslim University

India
Hsin-Sheng Tsay

Chaoyang University of Technology

Taiwan
Ajith Anand

DuPont Pioneer

USA
Zsolt Pónya

Kaposvár University

Hungary
Dun-Xian Tan

University of Texas Health Science Center

USA
Joao Paulo Rodrigues Marques

University of Sao Paulo

Brazil
Zhihui Xiu

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Manuela Baietto

University of Milan

Italy
Yasser Nehela

University of Florida

USA
Eman El-Argawy

Damanhnour University

Egypt
Jhovana Escobar

University of San Simon Bolivia

Argentina
Konjit Dereje Yishak

Addis Ababa University

Ethiopia
Shelley E. Jones

University of Florida

USA
Hua Zhong

New Mexico State University

USA
Prabhakaran Soundararajan

Gyeongsang National University

Korea
Stephen F. Hanson

New Mexico State University

USA
Rajinder Singh

Malaysian Palm Oil Board

Malaysia
Ambrose Okem

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa
Maria Fátima das Graças Fernandes da Silvaa

Universidade Federal de S├âãÆ├é┬úo Carlos

Brazil
Ismat Nawaz

Vrije University

Pakistan
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