Plants form the basis of life on Earth. They provide us food, fuel and even the oxygen we breathe. Research in Plant Science and genomics is centralized on the cellular and genetic control of plant growth and development in model species, agricultural crops using genomics, proteomics, systems biology and advanced light microscopy.
Plant scientists are finding innovative ways to try to solve some of our biggest challenges, such as protecting our forests, finding new fuel sources, cleaning up contamination and ensuring that we have enough food for a growing population. The respective session of Plant Science and Genomics Conference deals with major fields like plant cell and developmental biology, genomics and genetics, evolution and ecology and various plant environmental interactions.