114° Congresso della Società Botanica Italiana


Padova, Orto Botanico, 4 - 7 September 2019

XI Congresso della Società Italiana di Biologia Vegetale

Padova, Orto Botanico, 4 - 6 September 2019


Wednesday 4 September 2019


11.00-11.30                Registration SIBV

11.30-12.30                SIBV Lecture (Chairperson: A. Schubert)

Ralf Reski, University of Freiburg, Germany
“Developmental novelties that facilitated the conquest of land by plants 500 MYA”

12.00-13.30                Registration SBI

12.30-13.30                Welcome lunch

13.30-14.00                Opening ceremony


Symposium 1
(Chairpersons: B. Baldan, T. Morosinotto, P.D. Perata)

14.00-14.40  Christine Raines, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom

“Improving future plant productivity through manipulation of photosynthesis”

14.40-15.00  Francesca Sparla, Università di Bologna, Italy

“The crystal structures of Arabidopsis and Chlamydomonas phosphoribulokinase complete the redox structural proteome of the Calvin-Benson cycle”

15.00-15.20   Zeno Guardini, Università di Verona, Italy

“Single-generation genome editing of Arabidopsis thaliana to isolate complex mutants defective in the PSII antenna system”

15.20-15.40   Claudio Varotto, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all’Adige (TN), Italy

“Evolution and functional differentiation of recently diverged phytochelatin synthase genes from Arundo donax L.”

15.40-16.00  Gian Pietro Di Sansebastiano, Università del Salento, Italy

“Plant cell downstream control of conventional and unconventional membrane traffic contribution to the tonoplast”

16.00-16.30                Coffee Break

16.30-17.10    Christian Hardtke, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

“Developing phloem – orchestrating plant organ formation

17.10-17.30    Cristina Votta, Università di Torino, Italy

“The heterologous expression of the Rhizophagus irregularis RiPEIP1 gene in rice plants leads to enhanced growth and mycorrhizal colonization”

17.30-17.50  Antonella Muto, Università della Calabria, Italy

“Comparative transcriptomic profiling of peach and nectarine cultivars to elucidate chilling injury mechanisms”

17.50-18.10  Beatrice Giuntoli, Università di Pisa, Italy

“Synthetic tools for the genetic control of plant responses to oxygen”

18.10-18.30  Raffaella Zampieri, Università di Padova, Italy

“Released polysaccharides from cyanobacteria of the Euganean thermal mud have an in vivo antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity”

18.30-20.30  Drinks and appetizers (possibility of visiting the Botanical Garden)


Thursday 5 September 2019

Symposium 2 SBI
(Chairpersons: S. Casavecchia and G. Filibeck)

9.00-9.35   Jean-Luc Dupouey, INRA, Champenoux, France

“Forest ecological history for the future”


9.35-9.55  Gabriele Casazza, University of Avignon, Marseille, France

“Combining historical ecology, species distribution modelling and instrumental climate reconstruction to infer causes of change in forest distribution: the case of Monte Pisano”

9.55-10.15 Andrea Coppi, Università di Firenze, Italy

“Tree species diversity versus identity effects on understorey phylogenetic diversity in thermophilous deciduous forests”

10.15-10.35  Chiara Lelli, Università di Bologna, Italy

“Signs from the past: long-term changes in Italian mountain forests under changing management”

10.35-11.00    Coffee Break


11.00-11.35  Tommaso Anfodillo, Università di Padova, Italy

“The simple structure of forests: an allometric approach for assessing the degree of old-growthness”

11.35-11.55  Claudia Angiolini, Università di Siena, Italy

“Are the effects of the overstory on herb and shrub layers important in forest habitat monitoring? The case of Quercus suber woodlands”

11.55-12.15  Silvia Assini, SBI-4RH, Working group of SBI, Italy

“An overview of the Italian forest biodiversity and its conservation level, based on the first outcomes of the 4th Habitat Report ex-Art. 17”

12.15-12.35  Simone Pesaresi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

"NDVI temporal pattern as functional responses of Mediterranean forest plant associations”

12.35-14.00    Lunch and posters

Symposium 3 SBI
(Chairpersons: L. Peruzzi and S. Martellos)

14.00-14.35  Alexey P. Seregin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

“Moscow Digital Herbarium: global approach through regional actions”

14.35-14.55  Maria Zardini, Università di Padova, Italy

“Digitization of the Lichenotheca Veneta”

14.55-15.15  Simone Orsenigo, Università di Pavia, Italy

“Plant de-extinction: the importance of herbaria for recovering genetic diversity back to the wild”

15.15-15.35  Moreno Clementi, Università di Padova, Italy

“A cross-disciplinary study of the work and collections by Roberto de Visiani (1800-1878)”

15.35-16.10  Charles Davis, University of Harvard, USA

“Leveraging a global online herbarium to understand plant phenological response to climate”

16.10-16.30  David Dolci, Università di Pisa, Italy

“Back to the future: assessing the effectiveness of Species Distribution Models temporal projection through herbarium data”

16.30-16.50  Niccolò Forin, Università di Padova, Italy

“Importance of molecular studies involving nomenclatural types: the case of the Saccardo mycological collection”

16.50-17.10  Ilaria Colzi, Università di Firenze, Italy

“Assessing metal hyperaccumulation using herbarium specimens: the case of Odontarrhena sibirica (Brassicaceae)”


17.10-18.00    Joint SIBV-SBI Poster Session


18.00-19.30     General Meeting of the Italian Botanical Society (Auditorium, members only)

During the General Meeting an agreement with Society of Azerbaijan Botanists and the “Code of Conduct - Life ASAP” will be signed


Symposium 2 SIBV
Aula Emiciclo

9.00-9.40        Franca Rasi award Lecture (Chair: Andrea Schubert)


(Chairpersons: M. Zottini and F. Sparla)

9.40-10.00  Simone Ferrari, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

“Role of the Arabidopsis LysM-containing receptor-like kinase AtLYK2 in chitin signaling and in priming of defense responses”

10.00-10.20  Alessio Buscaglia, Università di Bari, Italy

“Genetic buffering of cAMP impairs heat stress response in tobacco BY-2 cells”

10.20-10.40  Matteo Grenzi, Università di Milano, Italy

“Flowers on Alert: GLRs based long-distance Ca2+ waves in Arabidopsis inflorescence”

10.40-11.00  Edoardo Andrea Cutolo, Università di Verona, Italy

“Differential protein phosphorylation in the thylakoid involves crosstalk between calcium and light signals”

11.00-11.30    Coffee Break

Symposium 3 SIBV
Aula Emiciclo
(Chairpersons: S. Esposito and F. Secchi)

11.30-12.10  Michel Havaux, Centre CEA Cadarache, France

“Signaling apocarotenoids and key regulators involved in the chloroplast retrograde response to photo-oxidative stress”

12.10-12.30  Elide Formentin, Università di Padova, Italy

“A ROS and hormones tight regulation confers salt tolerance in rice”

12.30-14.00    Lunch

14.00-14.20  Chiara Pucciarello, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

“Coleoptile elongation study in japonica rice under submergence through integrated genome wide association mapping and transcriptional analyses

14.20-14.40  Martina Tomasella, Università di Trieste, Italy

“The influence of stem non-structural carbohydrates on hydraulic dynamics under drought and recovery in Populus nigra L.”

14.40-15.00  Alessio Aprile, Università del Salento, Italy

“Physiological strategies for cadmium compartmentalization in durum wheat roots”

15.00-16.00    Elevator Pitch Session

16.00-17.30    Joint SIBV-SBI Poster Session

17.30-19.30    General Meeting of SIBV (Aula Emiciclo, members only)

20.30-23.30    Congress social dinner (SBI+SIBV), caffè Pedrocchi


Friday 6 September 2019

Symposium 4 SBI
(Chairpersons: M. Galloni and G. Aronne)

9.00-9.35  Lilach Hadany, University of Tel Aviv, Israel

“Can plants hear their pollinators?”

9.35-9.50  Massimo Nepi, Università di Siena, Italy

“Effects of non-protein amino acids of floral nectar on survival and locomotion of pollinators”

9.50-10.05 Luca Pegoraro, Queen Mary University of London, UK

“Pollinator monitoring in a mixed-ploidy population of Senecio doronicum in Alpes maritimes”

10.05-10.20 Angela Etcheverry, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina

“Asymmetrical flowers of Papilionoideae: functional morphology, morphometrics, and interactions with its pollinators”

10.20-10.35 Edy Fantinato, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Italy

"Using pollination networks to detect tourism sustainability”

10.35-10.50  Giovanna Aronne, Università Federico II, Napoli, Italy

“Aerial seed bank benefits Primula palinuri Petagna in avoiding seed predation and run-off”

10.50-11.05 Stefano Vitti, Università di Trieste, Università di Udine, Italy

“Seagrass - waterbirds interactions in a lagoon ecosystem of the northern Adriatic Sea”

11.05-11.25   Coffee Break


Symposium 5 SBI


(Chairpersons: R. Caniato and L. Pistelli)


11.25-12.00  Oliver Kayser, TU Dortmund University, Germany

“Understanding cannabinoid biosynthesis by learning lessons from Cannabis sativa, Helichrysum umbraculigerum and Radula marginata”

12.00-12.15  Manuela Mandrone, Università di Bologna, Italy

“NMR-based metabolomics approach to detect frauds and adulterations of oregano samples”

12.15-12.30  Laura De Martino, Università di Salerno, Italy

“Chemical composition and biological activities of the essential oils of two different cultivars of Citrus medica L.”

12.30-12.45  Daniela De Vita, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

“Antifungal activity of amaranth seed extract in combination with known antifungal drugs”

12.45-13.00  Giuseppe Malfa, Università di Catania, Italy

“Anti-adipogenic and anti-oxidant effects of a standardized extract of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck ‘Moro’ (Rutaceae) during adipocyte differentiation of 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes”

13.00-13.15 Giuseppina Chianese, Università Federico II, Napoli, Italy

“Discovery of a selective and potent gametocytocidal antimalarial agent from Lophira lanceolata”

13.15-13.30 Roberta Ascrizzi, Università di Pisa, Italy

“Phytochemical and physiological evaluations of four Citrus species from the horti simplicium of the Charterhouse of Pisa over one year of analyses”


13.30-14.00    Congress Closure


Symposium 4 SIBV
Aula Emiciclo
(Chairpersons: I. Murgia and A. Pompa)

9.00-9.40 Stanislav Kopriva, University of Cologne, Germany

“Control of sulfur partitioning between primary and secondary assimilation”


9.40-10.00 Andrea Tagliani, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

“A Calcineurin β-Like Interacting Protein Kinase regulates potassium homeostasis under hypoxia”

10.00-10.20 Monirul Islam, Università di Torino, Italy

“Near null magnetic field (NNMF) affects metals homeostasis in plants”

10.20-10.40 Ivan Visentin, Università di Torino, Italy

“The regulation of phosphate starvation responses by strigolactones in Solanum lycopersicum”

10.40-11.00  Piero Morandini, Università di Milano, Italy

“A. thaliana Gulono-1,4 γ-lactone oxidase 2 (GULLO2) is involved in iron transport from endosperm into developing embryos”

11.00-11.30    Coffee Break

Symposium 5 SIBV
Aula Emiciclo
(Chairpersons: A. Nardini and M.C. De Pinto)

11.30-12.10   Jordi Martínez -Vilalta, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

“Advances and challenges in predicting drought-induced forest mortality"

12.10-12.30  Matteo Ballottari, Università di Verona, Italy

“Effect of CO2 concentration on photosynthetic and respiratory pathways in different green algal species”

12.30-12.50  Davide Patono, Università di Torino, Italy

“Two integrated platforms to detect source-sink carbon movements in grapevine”

12.50-13.10  Francesco Petruzzellis, Università di Trieste, Italy

“Novel insights into the physiology of plant invasions”

13.10-13.30  Barbara Molesini, Università di Verona, Italy

“Novel insights on the role of tomato cystine-knot proteins in the regulation of fruit set”

13.30-14.00    Congress Closure



The timetable may be modified