Below please find the preliminary programme and list of the confirmed speakers.



 Wednesday, September 19
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Registration, poster mounting
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Opening ceremony 
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Invited lecture Carrot genome and beyond; prof. P.W. Simon
 Thursday, September 20
9:00 – 10:45 a.m Plenary Session 1 Current issues in carrot and other Apiaceae
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  Coffee break
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Scientific Session 1   Genetics and genomics
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m Technical Session 1 Quality

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

 Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Poster session
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.        Scientific Session 2    Phylogeny, diversity and domestication
3:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m Technical Session 2 Crop protection
From 7:00 p.m.   Gala dinner
 Friday, September 21
9:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Plenary Session 2 New challenges, new possibilities
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  Coffee break
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Scientific Session 3  Abiotic and biotic stress resistance
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Technical Session 3 Cultivation techniques
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.   Lunch
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.     Poster session
3:30 – 5:30 p.m Scientific Session 4   Secondary metabolites and nutritional quality
3:30 – 5:30 p.m Technical Session 4 Seed production
 Saturday, September 22

 Field Day




Confirmed speakers:


Birgit Arnholdt-Schmitt

EU Marie Curie Chair (ICAAM, Polo da Mitra), University of Évora, Portugal


Rafał Barański

Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow


Mathilde Briard

Agrocampus-Ouest, IRHS, Angers, France


Pablo Cavagnaro

National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina


Emmanuel Geoffriau

Agrocampus-Ouest, IRHS, Angers, France


Irwin Goldman

Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA


Massimo Iorizzo

Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University, USA


Marina Iovene

Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Research Council, Bari, Italy


Philipp W. Simon

USDA-ARS; Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA