XIV Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology

July 4 - 5 - 6, 2018
Salamanca - Spain


It is a great pleasure to announce that the XIV Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology will be held in Salamanca, Spain on the 4-6th of July 2018. On this occasion, it acquires a special relevance in the context of VIII centenary of the University of Salamanca. After 800 years working for education and culture, we must continue to strive for a society based on ethics and knowledge.

The XIV Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology (RBMP) is the most important biannual event and with the greatest impact within the field of high quality plant research, where prestigious Scientific Societies and researchers meet to present their latest results and the way in which they have been carried out in order to encourage our collective scientific enrichment.

In this edition, we give priority to the attendance of young researchers and senior researchers of great international prestige to the plenary sessions, bringing research to entrepreneurs from different sectors related to agriculture and plant biotechnology with the support of the biotechnology platform BIOVEGEN, and gender equality in the scientific and organizing committee.

Look forward to meeting you in Salamanca.


9 - 10:30 am

Wednesday, July 4


10:30 - 11 am

Wednesday, July 4


11 am- 12 pm

Wednesday, July 4

Opening conference

Moderator: José Jarillo (CBGP, UPM-INIA, Madrid)

12 - 1:30 pm

Wednesday, July 4

Session I: Systems Biology

Moderators: Ana Caño (CRAG, CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB, Barcelona), Pilar Cubas (CNB-CSIC, Madrid)

1:30 - 3 pm

Wednesday, July 4


3 - 4:30 pm h

Wednesday, July 4

Session II: Applied Plant Biotechnology

Moderators: Javier Pozueta (IdAB, CSIC/UPNA/Gobierno de Navarra, Pamplona), Antonio Granell (IBMCP, CSIC-UPV, Valencia)

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, July 4

Coffee break | Poster session

5:30 - 7 pm

Wednesday, July 4

Session III: BIOVEGEN. Collaboration Science-Enterprise and R+D+i funding

Moderators: Antonio Molina (CBGP, UPM-INIA, Madrid), David Lapuente (BIOVEGEN)

Session III: Technology Tools (concurrent sesion for Junior researches)

Moderator: Pilar Testillano (CIB-CSIC, Madrid)

7 pm

Wednesday, July 4

Welcome Reception

City night tour

9 - 11 am

Thursday, July 5

Session IV: Development

Moderators: Cristina Ferrándiz (IBMCP, CSIC-UPV, Valencia), David Posé (IHSM-UMA-CSIC, Málaga)

11 am - 12 pm

Thursday, July 5

Coffee break | Poster session

12 - 1:30 pm

Thursday, July 5

Session V: Environmental Regulation of Development

Moderators: Miguel A. Blázquez (IBMCP, CSIC-UPV, Valencia), Myriam Calonje (IBVF-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla)

1:30 - 3 pm

Thursday, July 5


3 - 4:30 pm

Thursday, July 5

Session VI – Signalling

Moderators: Andrea Chini (CNB-CSIC, Madrid), Salomé Prat (CNB-CSIC, Madrid)

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Thursday, July 5

Coffee break | Poster session

5:30 - 7 pm

Thursday, July 5

Session VII: Abiotic Stress

Moderators: Rafael Catalá (CIB-CSIC, Madrid), Juan Carlos del Pozo (CBGP, UPM-INIA, Madrid)

7 - 8:30 pm

Thursday, July 5

SEFV Assembly

9 pm

Thursday, July 5

Conference dinner

9 - 10:30 am

Friday, July 6

Session VIII: Metabolism

Moderators: Manuel Rodríguez Concepción (CRAG, CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB, Barcelona), Francisco J. Cejudo (IBVF-CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla)

10:30 - 11:30 am

Friday, July 6

Coffee break | Poster session

11:30 am- 1 pm

Friday, July 6

Session IX: Plant interaction with other organisms

Moderators: Isabel Díaz (CBGP, UPM-INIA Madrid), Ainhoa Martínez-Medina (iDiv Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Alemania)

1 - 2 pm

Friday, July 6

Closing conference: "Plant signal integration: lesson from ethylene and auxin"

Guest speaker: José Alonso - North Carolina State University, USA.

2 pm

Friday, July 6

Lunch and end of the conference






To confirm the registration you must complete the following form with all the required fields.

METHOD OF PAYMENT: Deposit or bank transfer. Please mention the participant Name and Last name
Banco Santander Account Number: CCC: 0049 0119 22 2710096636
IBAN electronic: ES3700490119222710096636
IBAN paper: IBAN ES37 0049 0119 2227 1009 6636

The Conference dinner is included in the registration fee.

  • Registration deadline: May 31
  • Junior researcher: 185 €
  • Senior researcher: 325 €


Abstracts should be written in English and with a lenght of 350 words, according to the format provided in the template. Title should be as short as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the research carried out. All abbreviations must be defined on the first use.

Select the type of presentation, oral or poster, in the template. All abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing and scientific committees, who will select those oral presentations. Oral presentations will be made preferably in English with the slides also in English. Abstracts not selected as oral communications will be presented as posters.

At least one of the authors of the communication has to be registered in the congress. Each person registered in the congress can send a single communication as the presenting author.

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to xivreunionbmp2018@gmail.com

  • Deadline for abstract submission: May 15

  • Notification of acceptance for oral communication: End of May

  • POSTERS: The maximum size is 85 cm wide by 120 cm high (A0). They can be printed at USAL by sending the PDF file.


Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca

The Colegio Mayor of Santiago el Zebedeo, better known as the Colegio de Arzobispo Fonseca (which should not be confused with the Colegio de Arzobispo Fonseca of Santiago de Compostela), was one of the four Colleges of Salamanca (Spain ), was founded in 1519 by Alonso de Fonseca, archbishop of Santiago de Compostela, so that Galician students had a College to study at the University.

It is the only one of the buildings of the old Salamanca colleges that is preserved. The architects were Diego de Siloé, Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón and Juan de Álava. The building was completed in 1578. The building, of conventual type, is organized around a cloister. It has a relatively simple facade, in which the only decoration was on the facade. Above the door was an image of the apostle James at the battle of Clavijo. The chapel contained an altarpiece by Alonso Berruguete.

It is currently used as a residence for postgraduates and for cultural events, with the name of Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca. In summer the concerts and theatrical performances under the cultural program "Las Noches del Fonseca", sponsored by the University and the Town are celebrated in its courtyard. The hostel is affiliated with the Postgraduate Center of the University of Salamanca.


Roberto Solano/Andrea Chini. CNB-CSIC, Madrid

Miguel A. Blázquez. IBMCP-CSIC, Valencia

Ana Caño. CRAG, Barcelona

Juan Carlos del Pozo. CBGP-INIA, Madrid (representante SEFV)

Francisco Javier Cejudo. IBVF-Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla (representante SEBBM)

Antonio Granell. IBMCP-CSIC, Valencia

Javier Pozueta. IdAB, Pamplona

Antonio Molina. CBGP-INIA, Madrid

Salomé Prat. CNB-CSIC, Madrid

Julio Salinas/Rafael Catalá. CIB, Madrid

Manuel Rodríguez Concepción. CRAG, Barcelona

Cristina Ferrándiz. IBMCP, Valencia

David Posé. Universidad de Málaga, Málaga

Nora Alonso. Iden Biotechnology, Navarra

Pilar Cubas. CNB, Madrid

Miriam Calonje. IBVF, Sevilla

Isabel Díaz. CBGP, Madrid

Ainhoa Martínez-Medina. iDiv Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Alemania

Organizing committee

Oscar Lorenzo. CIALE, Salamanca

Dolores Rodríguez. CIALE, Salamanca

Isabel Mateos. CIALE, Salamanca

Mª Inmaculada Sánchez. CIALE, Salamanca

Tamara Lechón. CIALE, Salamanca

Guadalupe Fernández. CIALE, Salamanca

Isabel Manrique. CIALE, Salamanca

Juan Arellano. IRNASA-CSIC, Salamanca

Mónica Balsera. IRNASA-CSIC, Salamanca

Rosa Morcuende. IRNASA-CSIC, Salamanca



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