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Saturday, 20 October 2012 12:45

Fourth Workshop Group meeting

Programme of the
4th Workshop Group meeting
May 9-10, 2012
COST Action FP0905 "Biosafety of forest transgenic trees: “Forest tree biotechnology in Nordic countries”
Meeting venue: Muuttohaukka (1st floor)
at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday May 9, 2012
9:15-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Opening by Cristina Vettori
10:00-10.10 Short introduction to the workshop by Hely Häggman/Marja Ruohonen-Lehto   

10:10-10.30

Short introduction to SYKE by research director Per Mickwitz
Scientific Session
10:30-11:10 Jaakko Kangasjärvi (FIN)
Modification of wood properties by biotechnology: Ethylene signalling Seq silver, betula Etr1-1 vahala et al 2003 plant physiology (more tolerant to ozone) PttACO1
11:10-10:50

Coffee Break

11.30-12.10

Yrjö Helariutta (FIN) Immanen Juha (FIN) 

The role of cytokinins in controlling cambial activity

 

12:10-12:40 Hely Häggman (FIN)
Experiences on two field trials: The use of transgenic pollen in conifer transformation and silver birch field trial
Pine and spruce pollen transformation Pollen suspens as target (2x900/1300 psi)
12.40-13.10 Liisa Vihervuori (FIN)
Field performance of genetically modified silver birch - characteristics and ecology Chitinases transg silver birch Non target organisms: herbivorous insects (aphids)
12:40-13:40 LUNCH at the meeting room terrace or foyer
14.00-14.40

Armand Séguin (CAN)

A guest speaker via Internet
Is tree with a novel trait (TNT) an explosive issue in Canada?

14.40-15.20 Stefan Jansson (SWE)
Robinson et al 2012 in press PLOS one
Stefan Jansson 2012 20000 MBp conifer Man 3000 Pop Arabid

15.20-16.00 Markku Keinänen (FIN)
Field experiment of non-flowering GM-birches
Several consumer taxa use flower and seeds of birch!!!!

16:00-16:20 Coffee Break
16.20-17.00

Kaare Nielsen (NOR)
Biosafety aspects – focus on horizontal gene transfer

17.00-17.30

Helena Valve (FIN)
Field trials of GM trees go public – rethinking the role of risk assessment

17.30-17.50

Marja Ruohonen-Lehto (FIN)
Biosafty issues – national and international context

17.50-18.15

General discussion

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Programme of the 4th Working group meetings
Meeting venue: Tervapääsky (8th floor)

9:15-9:30

Opening by Cristina Vettori

 

 

9:30-11:00

WG4

Fabio Migliacci (WG4 Leader)
Illustration of the GMP database

 

Cristina Vettori
Coordination divulgation activity: press release

 

WG4 discussion

 

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

11:15-12:45

Working Group 1

11:15-12:15

 Gilles Pilate (WG1 Leader)
Strategy to be developed within WG1 for new objectives

12:15-12:45

 

 WG1 discussion

 

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:30

Working Group 3

13:45-14:15

Vassiliki Kazana (WG3 Leader)
Status of the KAP (Knowledge Attitude Perception) survey

14:15-14:45

 

 Lambros Tsourgiannis (GR)
Questionnaire on consumer behavior towards GM forest trees

 

 

 

14:45-15:00

 

 

 

 Antoine Harfouche (IT)
RSTM held in Argentina (Sandra Sharry): Exploring Attitudes to Transgenic Forest Biotechnology in Argentine

 

 

 

 

15:00-16:00

General discussion and conclusion

15:30-17:00

 Working Group 2

15:30-16:00

Fernando Gallardo (WG2 Leader)
WG status and activity of new STSM

 

16:15-16:45

Stefano Biricolti (IT)
Survey of Task 3

 

 

 

16:45-17:15

 

 

WG2 discussion

 

 

17:15-18:00

WGs final discussion Cristina Vettori and Matthias Fladung and conclusion of the meeting

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