"VERDE BRILLANTE, sensibilità e intelligenza del mondo vegetale" the book of Prof. Mancuso
Are plants intelligent life being? Starting from this simple question Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola lead the reader in an unusual and fascinating journey around the plant world. The authors clarify the ancient origin of certain stereotypes and reveal the hidden powers of plants.
If you define intelligence as the capacity to solve problems, plants have a lot to teach us.
Not only are they 'smart' in how they grow, adapt and thrive, they do it without neuroses.
Verde brillante has been published by GIUNTI (only in Italian at the moment) the 20 March 2013.
Prof. Mancuso will present the book Friday 19 April, at 16.00 at Villa Bardini (Costa San Giorgio 2, Firenze) hosted by the Italian Society of Horticulture.
Job opportunities @ LINV
The International Laboratory on Plant Neurobiology is looking for smart and motivated researchers in different fields of plant biology: cellular and structural biology, plant development, regulation and growth, environmental and stress physiology, plant tropisms and circadian rhythms, molecular biology, microbe-plant interaction, nutrition, bio-VOC, biomimetics, plant bio-mechanics and much more.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should send their CV and a covering letter stating their research interests and an abstract of their doctorate or graduation dissertation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mention APPLICATION TO LINV in subject heading of the email.
2013 Plant Symposium of the SEB in Florence
Oxidative stress and cell death in plants: mechanisms and implications
26th - 28th June 2013 Florence, Italy
The 2013 plant symposium will be entitled "Oxidative stress and cell death in plants: mechanisms and implications" and will take place from the 26th - 28th June 2013 at the Convitto della Calza, Florence, Italy.
Research on oxidative stress and cell death in plants spans a wide range of disciplines, including stress physiology and biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, plant-pathogen interaction, systems biology and computational biology. The conference will assemble over 150 scientists and will consist of 4 sessions full of pioneering advances in major topics related to oxidative stress and cell death in plants. The conference will also devote particular emphasis to the contribution of a variety of model organisms and systems to our understanding of these important processes in plant biology.
For more info: Check the official website of the event
The Annual Meeting of the Society of Plant Signaling and Behavior
July 8th – 10th, 2013
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Annual Meeting of the Society of Plant Signaling and Behavior 2013 will be the first time that the society has met in North America. This is an exciting opportunity for North American and world researchers to gather and discuss the latest advancements, the newest ideas and the potential for creative future research to understand the ways that plants sense, interact, communicate, learn, develop, survive and grow in an ever-changing world.
Invited speakers, contributed papers, oral and poster sessions will explore a range of topics in plant biology including:
• Historical Perspectives and Plant Biology Since Darwin
• Plant Signaling Molecules, Receptors, and Pathways
• Mechanisms of Plant Communication
• Electrophysiology and Long Distance Signals
• Responses to Biotic and Abiotic Environmental Conditions
• Animal-like Behaviors of Plants
• Consequences of Plant Misbehavior
• Sensory Biology, Chemistry and Ecology
L'utopia tranquilla delle piante, watch the video-conference live from Genova!
Prof. Mancuso speaks about plants in Genova
Watch the video here:
LINV at the European Space Agency for Spin Your Thesis program
Our PhD students Diego Comparini and Emanuela Monetti spent the last week of September at ESTEC performing experiments in hypergravity.
Read the whole story and watch the interview here!
ESA centrifuge opens door to high-gravity worlds
Prof. Stefano Mancuso will hold a lectio magistralis at Festival della Scienza di Genova
on October 28, 2001, at 15:30. Palazzo Ducale Sala del Maggior Consiglio
Piazza Matteotti, 9. Here the link to the event
Phonobiologic wine has been selected as one of the 100 technologies of the Green Economy
This selection is being made from a survey of more than 3.00 cases divided between social, environmental, communication, technology and finance.
The initiative is of the Euro Brazilian Sustainable Development Council - EUBRA and UN Habitat. The cases to be published are being selected by the Advisory Board of Bright Green Cities together with entities connected with clean technologies, sustainable development and through the Internet.
The publication will be produced in traditional format and distributed to book stores and educational institutions around the world. The digital version will be available online for free download on partners sites of the event.
Bright Green Cities
Endeavour has been launched on its final flight at 8:56 am EDT Monday, May 16, for STS-134’s 16-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), with the Italian Astronaut Roberto Vittori as the Mission Specialist.
LINV is the principal investigator for the BIOKIS experiment called Arabidops-ISS (Arabidopsis on ISS). Arabidops-ISS mainly deals with the alterations in whole gene expression due to microgravity, as well as the analysis of genes involved in the gravitropic response (a plant’s ability to change its growth in response to gravity), with particular attention to the ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) signalling chain. This experiment will elucidate the role of cytoskeleton in gravisensing and the genes involved in the ROS signaling chain. The International Space Station is the only facility able to permit long-term microgravity conditions.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour will carry our experiment on the ISS tonight.
Space Shuttle Endeavour, with a crew of six including the Italian ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori, will leave tonight for the International Space Station, carring on board a LINV experiment: the BIOKIS.
Biokon In Space is a multidisciplinary scientific experiment in which different biological samples as algae, yeast, water bears and our Arabidopsis seeds will be grown on space for few days.
Then, after their rentry, their gene expression will be evaluated to find out if there is any genetic alteration following a short flight.
Watch the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour tonight, 29 April 2011. Liftoff is scheduled for 21:47 CEST (19:47 GMT) and streaming begins one hour before. watch the streaming
You can read more about our experiment in the press section.