10th International Symposium on Plant Senescence

10th International Symposium on Plant Senescence
Pisa 17-19 July 2024

Venue – Aula Magna – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 Pisa)

The International Symposium on Plant Senescence is a biennial symposium that gathers approximately 80-100 participants from all over the world to discuss recent advances in different aspects of plants and their organs (leaf, flower, and fruit), aging, crop senescence, and stress biology research, including postharvest induced senescence.
Senescence is a complex, genetically programmed phenomenon that affects plant longevity and in agricultural systems affects yield and quality of crops. Natural senescence is controlled by developmental age and environmental stresses. Understanding the senescence process of plants is essential for improving agriculture by increasing the yield of agronomic plants. In their research, the biologists attending the conference will focus on a fundamental understanding of the influences on the senescence of plant cells, such as genetic or environmental factors, and how it is then possible to manipulate the process of senescence to obtain desirable results, such as making crops more resistant to abiotic stresses or improving the postharvest quality of produce.

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