Timeline and Program

The PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2017 will start on February 20th, 2017 at noon (13:30h), registration and lunch will be possible from 11:30h. The seminar will end on February 22nd, 2017 at noon, lunch will be available before you leave.


The agenda of the PLANT 2030 Status Seminar 2017 includes oral presentations by both, project consortia and invited speakers.

Additionally, there will be a poster session reporting the latest progress in Plant Breeding Research for the Bioeconomy, Plant Biotechnology for the Future, PLANT KBBE, DPPN, IPAS and related projects, a conference dinner, an elevator pitch and much more.


Plenary Presentation

All ongoing projects are picked for an oral presentation this year. All new projects in the Initiative "Plant Breeding Research for the Bioeconomy" will have a 10' slot for a short introduction on the planned work. All other projects in PLANT-KBBE 4, IPAS and 7 selected DPPN-TPs can present their results in 20' timeslots. The timeslots include time for questions from the auditorium.

All speakers are kindly asked to adhere strictly to the given time frame. Presentations should give an overview of the progress made in all subprojects of the consortium. Emphasis should be laid on scientific results and not on the project proposal or consortia structure.  

Project coordinators are asked to submit their abstract by January 20, 2017.

Additionally, projects have the possibility to present the consortia’s progress within the poster session. In that case the abstract must be uploaded separately as a poster abstract.

A LC-projector and a laptop (MS Windows) will be available in the meeting room. Please upload your presentation during the last break before your time slot the latest. Due to time restrictions the use of your own laptop is not possible. If you like to use your own presenter or laser pointer please contact the technical staff when you upload your presentation.

If you are using MS PowerPoint we strongly recommend to use the "pack & go" function to avoid problems resulting from compatibility differences. It is also possible to use Adobe Acrobat, however using this form is discouraged. Other presentation software cannot be accepted.


Poster Session & Poster Submission

Poster presentation is a key element of the evaluation procedure in PLANT 2030 projects. Each individual PLANT 2030 subproject and each DPPN technology platform has to present at least one poster presenting the progress made on the poster session. The authors are kindly requested to stand next to their posters during this event. Additionally, posters will be displayed throughout the whole seminar. Especially the coffee breaks are ideal chances to meet your colleagues and discuss the work done within the subprojects.

If you like to contribute to the poster session it is crucial to upload an abstract for your poster by January 20, 2017.

In addition all posters have to be handed in by February 20, 2017 as a portable document Format (PDF).

An upload procedure is available that allows you to submit a PDF of your poster. It is not sufficient to submit an abstract for the poster only! The submission of your poster PDF is required for the evaluation of the project by the funding agency.  

 Posters should not exceed the size of DIN A0 (portrait), which equals 841 mm x 1189 mm or 33.1 inch x 46.8 inch, as it is limited by the size of the movable walls. Please notice that we cannot print your poster.

Poster set-up may be accomplished on February 20, 2017. Pins will be available at the hospitality desk. Posters should be removed at lunch break on February 22, 2017.


Elevator Pitch

The elevator pitch will be a teaser for the following poster session. Young researchers are encouraged to present their work in a condensed, clear and creative way in only two minutes.

Presenters should be PhD-students or Postdocs. The presentation should focus on the main idea or result of a poster presented within the poster session.

If you like to participate in the pitch, please indicate this with your abstract upload (tic box). If there are more participants than spaces for the pitch, a selection board will make a pre-selection based on scientific excellence of the work presented in the abstract.  

The presenters can use MS PowerPoint slides or any other (creative) aid. If MS PowerPoint slides are used, they have to be handed on February 15, 2017 to ensure a smooth session. It is encouraged to be creative to leave an impression.

The presentation will be granted an award. The presentation will be judged democratically by all participants of the seminar.

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