Physics and Physiology of Phloem Transport

10-12 October 2011 at the Niels Bohr International Academy, Copenhagen


Update: The workshop program is now available


Since the work of Münch in the 1920s, it has been the general belief that sugar transport in the phloem vascular system of plants is a passive process, driven by osmotic pressure gradients. In recent years, this mechanism has attracted attention from biologists and physicists alike.


Physics and Physiology of Phloem Transport is an interdisciplinary workshop where physicists and biologists can meet and can help each other identify and confront the most important issues in the field.


Organizing committee

Michele Holbrook, Harvard University

Maciej Zwieniecki, Harvard University 
Michael Knoblauch, Washington State University

Alexander Schulz, University of Copenhagen

Henrik Bruus, Technical University of Denmark

Tomas Bohr, Technical University of Denmark

Kaare Hartvig Jensen, Technical University of Denmark   

List of participants

Anders Andersen, Technical University of Denmark

Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, Technical University of Denmark

Johannes Liesche, University of Copenhagen   
Sanna A. Sevanto, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Henk van As, Wageningen University   
Carel Windt, Forschungszentrum Jülich   
Teemu Hölttä, University of Helsinki

Aart van Bel, Giessen University   
Paulo Cabrita, Forschungszentrum Jülich

André Lacointe, INRA, Clermont-Ferrand   
Kathy Steppe, Ghent University

Maurizio Mencuccini, University of Edinburgh

Peter Minchin, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited

William Pickard, Washington University

Jessica Savage, Harvard University

Andreas D. Peuke, ADP International Plant Science Consulting

Tuula Jyske, Finnish Forest Research Institute

Claus Helix Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark

Katrin Kneipp, Technical University of Denmark

Louise Haaning, Technical University of Denmark

Sierra Beecher, Washington State University

John Bush, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Helle Juel Martens, University of Copenhagen


If your name is not on the list, and you intent to participate, please contact Kåre Hartvig Jensen