Welcome to the 24th ISPL in Grenoble

A little bit of history: The International Symposia on Plant Lipids (ISPL) were started in 1974 by an initiating Plant Acyl Lipid Symposium in Norwich, organized by Terry Galliard. In 1976 the topics were extended at the Karlsruhe Symposium (2nd ISPL) by including all the other plant lipids, such as isoprenoid lipids (sterols, carotenoids and prenyl side chains of chlorophylls and prenylquinones) and lipid polymers. Since then the International Symposia on Plant Lipids (ISPL) have been held every two years. Their goal is to promote scientific cooperation between work groups of different countries, and they have resulted in fast progress in all fields of plant lipid biochemistry. Precedent locations of the ISPL are Sevilla (Spain) in 2012, Guelph (Canada) in 2014, Göttingen (Germany) in 2016 and Yokohama (Japan) in 2018. In 2020, the 24th ISPL will be held in Grenoble.

This symposium gathers around 300 scientists and students from all over the world and is the major event in plant and algae lipid science. It will award two prices: the Terry Galliard medal for the career achievements of a distinguished plant lipid scientist and the Paul Stumpf award for a promising early-career plant lipid researcher. One of the major outcomes of this symposium is to stimulate discussions and collaborations between researchers toward understanding of the fundamental processes of lipid functions and biogenesis and its application to agricultural and industrial usages of plant and algal lipids in future.

Registration and abstract submissions: When you are ready to register, you will be directed to the 'Azur-Colloque' online registration platform. Then come back to the ISPL website to submit and upload your abstract(s) for a oral presentation and/or poster. Oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

We hope to welcome you in Grenoble for this stimulating event!

Eric Maréchal and Juliette JouhetLaboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Végétale

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-       Fatty acids and membrane glycerolipids

-       Lipid trafficking and chanelling

-       Triacylglycerol metabolism, Lipid droplet biogenesis and function

-       Lipid in development and physiology

-       Lipid signaling (oxylipins, phosphoinositides)

-       Sphingolipids and sterols

-       Surface lipids

-       Lipids and environment

-       Biodiversity and evolution of lipid metabolism and function

-       Carbon partitioning, metabolic engineering and lipid biotechnology

Confirmed invited speaker

-       Ylinia Carotenuto (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy)

-       Ben Engel (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany)

-       Aardra Kachroo (University of Kentucky, USA)

-       Kazue Kanehara (Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Taiwan)

-       Hiroyuki Ohta (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

-       Mi Chung Suh (Sogang University, South Korea)

-       Benjamin Van Mooy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)

-       Yan Wang (La Trobe Institute for Agriculture and Food, Australia)

More speakers will be selected based on abstract submissions.

International scientific Committee

-          Benning, Christoph (Michigan State University, USA)

-          Cahoon, Edgar (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

-          Chapman, Kent (University of North Texas, USA)

-          Chye, Mee-Len (The University of Hong Kong, China)

-          Dörmann, Peter (University of Bonn, Germany)

-          Eastmond, Peter (Rothamsted Research, UK)

-          Feussner, Ivo (University of Göttingen, Germany)

-          Guo, Liang (Huazhong Agricultural University, China)

-          Kunst, Ljerka (The University of British Columbia, Canada)

-          Lee, Youngsook (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea)

-          Li-Beisson, Yonghua (CEA-CNRS-Université Aix Marseille, France)

-          Maréchal, Eric (CNRS-CEA-INRA-Université Grenoble Alpes, France)

-          Martinez Force, Enrique (Instituto de la Grasa, Spain)

-          Nishida, Ikuo (Saitama University, Japan, Chair)

-          Singh, Surinder (CSIRO Agriculture, Australia)

-          Zhu, Li-Hua (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

National scientific committee

-          Sébastien Baud (Versailles)

-          Emmanuelle Bayer (Bordeaux)

-          Frédéric Beisson (Cadarache)

-          Frederic Beaudoin (Rothamsted, UK)

-          Yohann Boutté (Bordeaux)

-          Claire Bréhélin (Bordeaux)

-          Florence Corellou (Bordeaux)

-          Frédéric Domergue (Bordeaux)

-          Thierry Heitz (Strasbourg)

-          Yvon Jaillais (Lyon)

-          Jérôme Joubes (Bordeaux)

-          Yonghua Li-Beisson (Cadarache)

-          Sébastien Mongrand (Bordeaux)

-          Olga Sayanova (Rothamsted, UK)

-          Hubert Schaller (Strasbourg)

-          Christophe Six (Roscoff).

Local organization committee

Juliette Jouhet, Eric Maréchal, Tiffany Guyonnet, Alberto Amato, Olivier Bastien, Denis Falconet, Morgane Michaud, Juliette Salvaing, Fabrice Rébeillé

Contact: ListeGRE‐ISPL2020 {at} cea.fr

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