Webinar: Mechanisms of vitrification for mint diversity biobanking

ISHS Secretariat
Mechanisms of vitrification for mint diversity biobanking

European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) in cooperation with the ISHS Working Group B03 Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources and Genebank Management invites all interested to join for an enlightening educational webinar on October 24th 2023 at 15:00 CEST, delving into the fascinating world of plant biobanking.

The focus for this event is "Mechanisms of vitrification for mint diversity biobanking"

Date: 24 October 2023
Time: 15:00 CEST
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScN7hKdLfX8T_fPkhA6W0Bkq_VO1h80jD_BIxuccmSiyLSB-Q/viewform

Cryoprotectants, particularly vitrification solutions, remain a mystery in terms of their molecular mechanisms. In the plant kingdom, the presence of cell walls and vacuoles further complicates the permeation of individual compounds. However, Nancy Levinger and her team have made a groundbreaking discovery. They have developed a method to directly observe and track Plant Vitrification Solution 2, which consists of 30% glycerol, 15% ethylene glycol, 15% DMSO, and 0.4 M sucrose in mint shoots. Yet, the conservation of mint faces challenges due to its vast taxonomic diversity, resulting in compositional variations. Taxonomist Olivier Heylen will shed light on mint diversity and its implications for biobanking.

Agenda:

  • Nancy Levinger (Colorado State University, USA) - Direct observation of PVS2 components permeating into mint shoot tips (30 min)
  • Olivier Heylen (Oteas consulting & data analysis, Belgium) - Challenges in mint taxonomy and its implications for biobanks (15 min)

ESBB is proud to collaborate with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) to bring you this informative event. This joint effort is made possible through the sponsorship of both ISHS and ESBB (European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking).

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into plant biobanking and the intricate world of vitrification mechanisms. Register now to secure your spot and be part of this enlightening discussion. We look forward to your participation!

Mark your calendar for October 24th 2023 at 15:00 PM CEST – we eagerly look forward to your participation!

Tags: 
plant vitrification
genebank
biobanking
conservation of plant genetic resources
Categories: 
General Interest