Course: Plant stress physiology

Course Plant stress physiology

April 21, 2022


The course introduced the abiotic, biotic, and oxidative stress signalling in plants via a series of lectures, covering the genetic, epigenetic, and molecular mechanisms of regulation of stress responses and tolerance. Moreover, it included discussion on the ways of abiotic/oxidative stress application and methods for evaluating the effects: chlorophyll fluorescence measurements, evaluations of cell damage by conductivity measurements, histochemical techniques, quantification of stress metabolites, enzyme assays, etc.

The course was suitable for (BSc and MSc students, PhD students, and postdocs)

    Topics include:
  1. Introduction to abiotic, biotic, and oxidative stresses.
  2. Drought stress. Strategies to manage dehydration. Resurrection plants.
  3. Salinity. Tolerance to salt stress.
  4. Extreme temperatures. Adaptations to heat, chilling, and freezing.
  5. Metal stress. Phytoremediation.
  6. Reactive oxygen species. Oxidative stress. The plant antioxidant system.
  7. Biotic stress. Viruses, viroids, bacterial, and fungal pathogens.
  8. Stress assessment measurements.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev (CPSBB, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank van Breusegem (University of Ghent, Belgium)
  • Prof. Dr. Dorothea Bartels (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Dr. Giovanni Dal Corso (University of Verona, Italy)
  • Dr. Akhtar Ali (CPSBB, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
  • Dr. Gancho Pasev (Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
  • Dr. Nikola Staykov (CPSBB, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

There was no charge for this course, which was ran as a part of the training activities of project RESIST.

Sign up for Course: Plant stress physiology here, by April 18, 2022

Programme: Please find the programme of the event here.