The 9th International Symposium on Plant Senescence will be held in Berlin, Germany. The 4-day symposium will take place at the Leibniz-Saal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW). The symposium is the most important international forum on plant/crop senescence. In the past, it has attracted global players and excellent researchers working on plant aging to initiate new collaborative projects.
Senescence is a complex, genetically programmed phenomenon that constitutes an important biological process for plant fitness in natural ecosystems and for agricultural productivity of crops. While In the absence of stress, senescence is under the control of developmental age, it is also largely affected by diverse environmental cues. The symposium will discuss recent discoveries in crop senescence from different angles, including metabolomics, transcriptomics, physiology, systems biology and agricultural perspectives.