Bussolera Branca Foundation University of Pavia University of Milano

Workshop on Rice Research in Italy

 

Pavia, June 28 –30, 2004

 



 

 

June 28, 10.30 Press Conference, Tenuta Le Fracce, Mairano di Casteggio (Pavia)

 

·        12.30 - lunch

 

June 28, 15.00 - Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio e degli Ambienti Terrestri (Botanical Garden) Room A

 

·        15.00 – 15.05  Francesco Sartori (Head of the Department, University of Pavia): Introductive greetings

·        15.05 – 15.10  Alessandro Coda (Head of Biological Sciences CD, University of Pavia): Introductive greetings

·        15.10 – 15.25 Anna Maria Picco (Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Pavia), Martin Kater (Researcher, University of Milano): General presentation of the FBB research lines

 

Session 1 -   Rice genomics (Chairpersons: Elisabetta Lupotto – Swapan Datta)

 

·        15.25 – 15.45 Pieter Ouwerkerk (Associated Research Professor – Project Leader, Leiden University, The Netherlands): Functions of homeobox genes in plant development and developmental   adaptation to stress

·        15.45 – 16.15 Andy Pereira (Associated Research Professor – Project Leader, Plant Research International, Wageningen,  The Netherlands): Rice genomics

·        16.15 – 16.30 Martin Kater (Researcher, University of Milano): MADS-box genes controlling flower development in rice

·        16.30 – 16.45 Diego Breviario (Researcher, IBBA – CNR, Milano): Rice tubulin introns: tools for plant transformation and genotyping

·        16.45 – 17.00 Immacolata Coraggio (Researcher, IBBA – CNR, Milano): Involvment of two rice Myb genes in stress tolerance

 

17.00 – 17.30 Coffee break

 

Session 2 -  Rice protection and biotechnology I (Chairpersons: Andy Pereira – Martin Kater)

 

·        17.30 – 18.00 Elisabetta Lupotto (Senior Researcher, Director Inc. Esperimental Institute for Cereal Research, Vercelli): EURICE: an European project for a strategy of crop protection

·        18.00 – 18.30 Maurizio Tabacchi (Researcher, Ente Risi, Castello d’Agogna, Pavia): The “Ente Nazionale Risi” and its research activities

·        18.30 – 18.45 Raffaella Mantegazza (PhD Student, University of Milano):  Molecular tools to study Italian rice varieties

 

June 29, 9.30 - Dipartimento di Ecologia del Territorio e degli Ambienti Terrestri (Botanical Garden) Room A

 

Session 3 - Rice protection and biotechnology II (Chairpersons: Immacolata Coraggio – Pieter Ouwerkerk)

 

·        9.30 – 10.00 Corrado Fogher (Professor of Plant Genetical Improvement, University of Piacenza): Expression of bread wheat proteins and a protein crosslinking  enzyme into transgenic rice

·        10.00 – 10.20 Stefano Marchetti (Associate Professor, University of Udine): Rice as a bioreactor for the production of pharmaceutical proteins

·        10.20 – 10.40 Barbara Manachini (Researcher, University of Milano): Insects and nematodes parassites of Oryza sativa: from traditional to

biomolecular control

 

10.40 – 11.20 coffee break

 

Session 4 -  Rice / fungi interactions I (Chairpersons: Anna Maria Picco – Francesco Sala)

 

·        11.20 – 11.50 Paola Bonfante (Professor of Botany, University of Torino): Mycorrhizal fungi and rice: perspectives and potentialities

·        11.50 – 12.05 Marinella Rodolfi (Post Doc., University of Pavia)  Fungal pathogens on rice seed

·        12.05 – 12.20 Doriana Rodino (PhD Student, University of Pavia): Monitoring airborne fungal pathogens in rice field

 

 

            12.30 – 14.30 lunch

 

Session 5 - Rice / fungi interactions II (Chairpersons: Paola Bonfante – Francesco Sala)

 

·        14.30 – 14.45 Alberto Ritieni (Professor of Bioactive Metabolites in food, University of Napoli Federico II): Aflatoxins and rice

·        14.45 – 15.20 Antonio Moretti (Researcher, ISPA-CNR, Bari): Toxigenic Fusarium species occurring on rice: main biological and genetic traits

·        15.20 – 15.35 Massimo Biloni (PhD Student, University of Pavia): A simulation model in the Oryza sativa L. – Pyricularia grisea (Cooke) Sacc. Interaction

 

15.35 – 16.00 coffee break

  

·        16.00 – 16.30 Eleonora Piotti  (PhD Student, University of Milano):  Molecular approaches to the control of rice diseases

·        16.30 – 16.45 Erik Nielsen (Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Pavia): Rice/fungi interactions: biochemicals approaches

·        16.45 – 17.00 Giuseppe Forlani (Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Ferrara): Oxidative burst in the rice blast disease

·        17.00 – 17.15 Stefano Berri (PhD Student, University of Milano): Phylogenetic and functional analysis of the WRKY gene family in rice

 

 

June 30, 10.00 – Main building of Pavia University,  Room “Volta”

 

·        10.00 – 11.00 Swapan Datta (IRRI, Manila, Philippines): Accumulation of nutriceuticals in transgenic rice seeds

·       11.00 – 11.30 Aldo Ferrero (Professor of Agronomy, University of Torino): Challenges and opportunities for
sustainable rice-based production systems in the Mediterranean area

·        11.30 – 12.00 Roberto Schmid (Rector of the University of Pavia): Conclusive remarks

 

12.00 – “aperitivo”