Montpellier International School on ion and water TRAnsport in pLant
July 2-13, 2018
Campus Montpellier SupAgro / INRA, Montpellier, France
 
https://workshop.inra.fr/mistral

 
 
Registration deadline: 31/05/2018
 
In higher plants, autotrophy and biomass production involve assimilation of CO2 from the atmosphere, as well as uptake and transport of mineral nutrients and water from the soil. Gaining fundamental knowledge on the uptake and transport functions is becoming of crucial importance.

Indeed, the agricultural practices developed since the Green Revolution at the beginning of the 1960’s, were based on the combined use of high-yielding genotypes and high inputs (e.g., irrigation water and fertilizers).

Owing to global issues related to the changing environment, these methodologies have to be revised towards the production of more water- and nutrient-efficient genotypes, due to the need for ecological intensification of agro-ecosystems, as well as the global changes we are now facing.

Furthermore, increasing plant retention of beneficial mineral micronutrients, such as Fe, Zn, Mg or Se, while reducing retention of toxic minerals, such as Cd and As, is a major objective to improve the nutritional value of crop-derived food, potentially enhancing human health.

The biology of ion and water transport in plants involves specific concepts and methods that are generally not acquired during classical Master and PhD studies. The MISTRAL summer school on ion and water transport in plants puts emphasis on such concepts and methods.

Scientific and Pedagogical Committee :
Alain Gojon, INRA
Hervé Sentenac, INRA
Christophe Maurel, CNRS
Christian Dubos, INRA
Anne-Alienor Véry, CNRS
Anna Medici, Montpellier SupAgro

Organizing committee :
Alain Gojon, INRA
Hervé Sentenac, INRA
Christian Dubos, INRA
Anne-Alienor Véry, CNRS
Martin Boeglin, INRA
Anna Medici, Montpellier SupAgro
Perrine Rudinger, INRA
Cécile Abauzit, INRA