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Chun-Ming Liu

Key Laboratory for Molecular Plant Physiology Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, China Functional studies of CLE peptides in the vasculature formation of Arabidopsis

Kathy Steppe

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium The xylem-phloem bond in times of drought

Fritz Kragler

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany Lost in translation: Function and transport motifs of graft mobile messenger RNAs

Ted Farmer

Département de Biologie Moléculaire Végétale, University of Lausanne, Switzerland Wound-response signalling in leaf primary veins

Antia Villalon-Rodriguez

Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Mind the gap: molecular networks controlling protophloem cell fate decision

Michael Knoblauch

School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, USA Phloem unloading – key process in resource allocation

Siobhan Brady

Department of Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California Davis, USA Modeling xylem cell development from a molecular perspective

Annelie Carlsbecker

Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden How abiotic stress affects root vascular development

Uwe Sonnewald

Division of Biochemistry, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg , Germany Attempts to improve source-to-sink allocation of assimilates in potato  and cassava plants

Yong-Ling Ruan

School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia Coupling sucrose metabolism with plant development and phloem unloading

Tessa Burch-Smith

Biochemistry and Cellular and Moecular Biology, University of Tennessee, USA Plasmodesmata structure revealed by thee-dimensional electron microscopy

Christine Faulkner

John Innes Centre, Specialisation of receptor signaling pathways at plasmodesmata

Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso

University of Leeds, UK Unraveling the role of callose on the regulation of intercellular transport and plant development

Juan Du

College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, China Brassinosteroid regulation of wood formation in poplar

Peter Etchells

Department of Biosciences, Durham University, UK Factors that enforce the pattern of Arabidopsis vascular tissue

Yka Helariutta

Sainsbury Laboratory, UK Integration of mobile signals in controlling procambial development

Rainer Hedrich

Julius-von-Sachs-Institut for Biosciences, University of Wuerzburg, Germany Electrobiology: Plant communication via electricals

Missy Holbrook

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA Interplay of physical, chemical and network traits in resisting embolism formation and spread

Jarmila Pitterman

University of California Santa Cruz, USA Understanding how leaf vascular and physiological traits reflect habitat specialization in the Pteridaceae family of ferns

Satoka Yoshida

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan Vascular connection between parasitic plants and host plants