Workshop on “Methodology of iridoids diversity investigation within the genus Nepeta”

Project “Omics-guided disentangling of the iridoid diversity in the genus Nepeta L. for in planta metabolic engineering towards sustainable exploitation” (NEPETOME), supported by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, #Grant No 7749433, organizes a one-day workshop on “Methodology of iridoids diversity investigation within the genus Nepetathat will take place on 6th October 2022 at Botanical garden “Jevremovac” in Belgrade. The workshop is organized for postgraduate and PhD students whose work focuses on plant physiology and molecular biology.

The lectures within the workshop aim to introduce the participants to the biology of different Nepeta species, as well as the possibilities of using the most modern methods of metabolic engineering, thus making the initial steps towards the large-scale production of Nepeta iridoids in plant factories. The participants will have the opportunity to interlink diverse theoretical concepts with cutting-edge methodology for their validation.

Selected speakers are Dr. Uroš Gašić, Dr. Jasmina Nestorović Živković, Dr. Slavica Dmitrović, Dr. Dragana Matekalo, Dr. Branislav Šiler, Dr. Tijana Banjanac, Dr. Jelena Božunović, Dr. Neda Aničić and PhD student Luka Petrović from the Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade.

NEPETOME Workshop 2022 is envisioned to help students in their professional development, as well as their networking opportunities. Students are expected to take an active role in discussions on various topics.

For more details regarding the workshop program, selected teachers, eligibility, application process and deadline please review the descriptions on our website