We are pleased to announce a joint HealGenCAR—MULTIFOREVER workshop on conifer vegetative propagation
||Restaurant Lypsyniemi, Vipusenkatu 6, Savonlinna, Finland (on the map) – next to the Luke’s novel SE technology platform at the technology park campus (https://noheva.fi/en/savonlinna-technology-park-noheva/).
|The workshop aims to bring together researchers, authorities, representatives of industry and forest plant producers to discuss current state and prospects of conifer vegetative propagation. The topics included in the program cover not only research achievements, but also legislation and forest owner views on reforestation materials produced by somatic embryogenesis (SE) i.e. by tissue culture. The workshop will be arranged at Savonlinna, Finland, and it includes also a visit to Luke’s new SE technology platform and a-half-day excursion to see field experiments. There is no registration fee, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation. For the travel and lodging, as well as the detailed workshop program, please see information below.|
|The registration for the workshop is open till 10.4.
Please follow this link to registration! The number of participants will be limited to max 55 due to organization of visit to technology platform and excursion.
|A special offer for PhD students and young researchers|
The HealGenCAR project will provide support for maximum of five students from the Nordic or Baltic countries to participate in this workshop. HealGenCAR will pay travel and/or accommodation costs according to real cost, but up to maximum of 400 € per person.
|Travel to Savonlinna|
Savonlinna can easily be reached by car, train, bus or by air. Please see further information at https://visitsavonlinna.fi/en/getting-to-savonlinna/. For foreign participants, we recommend either train that stops very close to Hotel Seurahuone, or arrival by air.
For the participants who don’t arrive by car, we will arrange transportation to technology park from Savonlinna city center, Hotel Seurahuone (https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/savonlinna/sokos-hotel-seurahuone).
Hotel Seurahuone offers a special room price for workshop participants; 97 € single room and 107 € double room per night. You can make room reservation by 12.4.2020 by phone +358 10 7642 2020 or by email email@example.com; remember to give the code BLUKE.
There are also other alternative hotels at Savonlinna, all in the walking distance from the Hotel Seurahuone, such as: Pietari Kylliäinen (https://pietarikylliainen.fi/en_GB/), Spahotel Casino (https://www.spahotelcasino.fi/en/) and Hotel Hospitz (https://hospitz.com/en/).
All the speakers have been confirmed, with the following preliminary presentation titles.
|8:30||Bus from Hotel Seurahuone, Kauppatori 4, Savonlinna, to technology park|
|8:30–9:00||Registration and coffee|
|9:00–14:15||Workshop at restaurant Lypsyniemi, Savonlinna technology park, Vipusenkatu 6, Savonlinna|
|Welcome, Tuija Aronen, Luke, Finland|
|Introduction to the theme|
|Why we need somatic embryogenesis? International efforts and collaboration, JF Trontin, FCBA, France|
|European legislation relevant to vegetative propagation of forest trees, Kari Leinonen, Finnish food authority, Finland|
|Comment Challenges on a way, Ulrika Egertsdotter, SLU, Sweden|
|European SE research|
|State-of-art and procpects of larch SE, Andrea Rupps, HUB, Germany|
|Southern European research on pine SE, Paloma Moncalean, Neiker, Spain|
|Comment South-American perspective, Maria-Elena Gauchat, INTA, Argentina|
|Nordic views on spruce propagation|
|Commercial propagation pilots in view of Finnish forest owners' expectations, Mikko Tikkinen, Luke, Finland|
|Towards mass-propagation in Sweden, Magnus Hertzberg, SweTree Technologies, Sweden|
|Comment Forest plant producer's needs, Finnvid Prescher, Svenska Skogsplantor, Sweden|
|12:00–13:00 appr.||Lunch break|
|More resistant spruce trees via SE?|
|Case: SE spruce plants show improved resistance against Hylobius, Adriana Puentes, SLU, Sweden|
|Case: Combining DNA-based selection for Heterobasidion resistance and SE, Jaanika Edesi, Luke, Finland|
|Comment How important it is to get more resistant reforestation materials? Heli Viiri, UPM, Finland|
|Presentation of Luke SE technology platform. Tuija Aronen, Luke, Finland|
|14:15–15:30||Coffee and visit to Luke's SE technology platform ( in groups)|
|15:30||Bus from technology park to Hotel Seurahuone|
|17:00–18:00||Get togther, Cruise around the city|
|18:00–20:00||Dinner, at Hotel Seurahuone, at Restaurant Muikku Terrace|
|Excursion by bus|
|8:00||Departure from hotel Seurahuone|
|8:40–11:40||Field experiments: e.g. SE pines, SE spruces, ornamental spruce collection|
|11.40–12:00||General discussion; Lusto restaurant Nila|
|12:00–13:00||Lunch at LUSTO Forest Museum, restaurant NIla|
|14:00 appr.||Bus back to Savonlinna, workshop ends|
|Options||Departure by train from LUSTO to Helsinki, 12:58|
|Transportation to airport, flight to Helsinki at 14:05|
|Exhibitions at Forest museum, walking on ridge area; 16:00 train to Helsinki|
Welcome and more information
The workshop is organized jointly by Centre of Advanced Research in Forest Health and Forest Genetics to Enhance Bioeconomy (HealGenCAR) financed by Nordic Forest research (SNS) and MULTIFOREVER project financed through the EU’s Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Cofund Action “ForestValue – Innovating the forest-based bioeconomy”.