Conference Announcements


EMBO Workshop: Target of rapamycin (TOR) signaling in photosynthetic organisms

Tue, 15 May 2018 – Sat, 19 May 2018

The target of rapamycin (TOR) kinase is a master regulator of cell growth throughout eukaryotes. In photosynthetic organisms, TOR integrates signals originating from nutritional, biotic and abiotic stresses to drive and adjust plant growth, metabolism and development, contributing to anabolic and catabolic cellular processes such as protein biosynthesis, transcription, ribosomal biogenesis and autophagy. Recent data indicate that hormones play more significant role in upstream regulation of TOR pathway in plants rather than in mammals. TOR impacts both short- and long-term reprogramming of translational landscape. At this EMBO Workshop, a growing awareness that TOR signaling and TOR complex composition in plants is more diverse and critical than previously appreciated will allow synergistic discussions and networking between scientists working on plant growth, development, metabolism and defense signaling with the aim to develop new scientific concepts and experimental approaches to explore the various roles of TOR and its integration with the particular metabolism and lifestyle of autotrophic organisms.


Albrecht von Arnim  University of Tennessee, USA

Diane Bassham  Iowa State University, USA

László Bögre   University of London, UK

Camila Caldana  CTBE/ CNPEM, Brazil

José L. Crespo   CSIC, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Spain

Raju Datla    Plant Biotechnology Institute, Canada

And many more

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should display all authors and their full affiliation, a title and a short text describing your research (350 words maximum, including references). The abstract should ideally describe unpublished material. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk or a poster.


  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 20 January 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 February 2018


European Molecular Biology Organization
Conference Website:
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17 Rue Raiffeisen 67870 Bischoffsheim, France
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