Program

2nd International Symposium on Magnesium in Crop Production, Food Quality and Human Health

4-6 November 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil.

at Bourbon Convention Ibirapuera Hotel 

 

 

09:00–13:30  Registration and Poster Mounting

Opening Session

Session Chair: Andrea Rosanoff, USA

13:30–14:00

Welcome Speeches

Antonio Roque Dechen, ESALQ/USP, Brazil

Klaus Dittert, Göttingen University, IAPN, Germany

14:00–14:45

Opening Speech

Rhian Touyz, University of Glasgow, UK

Magnesium – From Bench to Bedside


Session: Magnesium in soil and crop nutrition

Session Chair: Philip White, UK

14:45–15:15

Godofredo Vitti, Brazil

Time and rate effect of magnesium application by foliar spray on soybean

15:15–15:45

Andreas Gransee, Germany

The influence of magnesium and its various chemical forms on the nutrient uptake of plants

15:45–16:15

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

16:15–16:35

Cherukumalli Srinivasa Rao, India

Magnesium nutrition in rainfed crop production systems in India: An emerging productivity constraint

16:35–16:55

Bernd Ditschar, Germany

Cations in Ecuadorian tropical soils: different extraction methods and interpretation of the analysis

16:55–17:30

General Discussion

18:00–20:00

Welcome Cocktail

 

 

Session: Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology

Session Chair: Zed Rengel, Australia

09:00–09:30 

Philip White, UK

Phylogenetic effects on shoot magnesium concentrations

09:30–10:00

Christian Hermans, Belgium

Natural variation of magnesium content in Arabidopsis

10:00–10:30

Ismail Cakmak, Turkey

Magnesium in root growth and seed formation

10:30–11:00

Zed Rengel, Australia

Role of magnesium in plant resistance to aluminum and other metal toxicity

11:00–11:30

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

11:30–11:50

Julia Dreistein, Germany

Transporting magnesium: the MRS2-type Mg2+ channels in plants

11:50–12:10

Ugur Sezerman, Turkey

Magnesium confers stability to the PYL10-PP2C complex at high temperatures: Insights from molecular dynamics simulations

12:15–14:00

Lunch

14:00–14:20

Dayane Meireles da Silva, Brazil

Impacts of magnesium-deficiency on growth of two cultivars of coffee

14:20–14:40

Merle Tränkner, Germany

Magnesium deficient barley plants have lower biomass water-use efficiency and display increased sensitivity to high light

14:40–15:00

Levent Ozturk, Turkey

Effects of varied magnesium supply on wheat grown under ambient and elevated carbon dioxide conditions

15:00–15:30

General Discussion

15:30–16:00

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

19:00–22:30

Gala Dinner

 

 

Session: Magnesium in animal and human systems

Session Chair: Andreas Gransee, Germany

09:00–09:30 

Andrea Rosanoff, USA

The potential importance of Ca:Mg in human health

09:30–10:00

Martin Broadley, UK

Within-Species genetic variation in leaf magnesium concentration in forage grasses

10:00–10:20

Forrest H. Nielsen, USA

Importance of plant sources of magnesium for human health

10:20–10:40

Alexander Baart, Germany

Magnesium, mineral of wellbeing and wellness

10:40–11:00

General Discussion

11:00–11:20

Coffee Break


Closing Session

Luís Prochnow, Brazil
Ismail Cakmak, Turkey

11:20–12:20

Short Presentations of the Posters

12:20–12:30

Closing Remarks