Keynote Speakers

October, 3 to 6, 2022

Montevideo Uruguay

Keynote Speakers

Sylvia Morais de Sousa Tinôco


She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from UNICAMP (Brazil), a postdoctoral from the University of Florida (USA) and a MBA in Project Management from USP (Brazil). She is currently a researcher at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), professor in Bioengineering Program at UFSJ (Brazil) and in professional master’s in Biotechnology and Innovation Management Program at UNIFEMM (Brazil). She is an associate editor of the Brazilian Journal of Botany and Maestria. Member of the Maize Genetics Advocacy Committee (MGAC) (Representative for Latin and South America) and the Maize Genetics Committee on Outreach, Diversity, Inclusion, and Education (CODIE). Research focus on plant-soil-microorganism interactions, with emphasis on different mechanisms related phosphorus acquisition efficiency in grasses. 

Professor of Biogeochemistry at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Prof Condron’s research has focused on investigating the nature and dynamics of organic carbon and nutrients in natural and managed ecosystems, with an emphasis on the bioavailability of organic and mineral forms of nutrients in the soil-plant system in relation to land management and land-use.  Prof Condron has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored/co-authored 15 book chapters, and has supervised over 100 postgraduate students.

Leo Condron

New Zealand

Marie Spohn


She is a professor in the Department of Soil and Environment at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala. Together with her group, she explores cycling of carbon, phosphorus and nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems. She is specifically interested in interactions between different element cycles. In her research, she uses a large range of methods, including soil chemical analyses, isotopes as well as microbiological tools.

PhD in Natural Sciences (Ecology) at National University of La Plata. Full professor at the National University of Luján and Independent researcher (CONICET). Director of the Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development (UNLu-CONICET), Argentina. She is specialized in biogeochemistry of running waters and has published more than 50 scientific articles, six book chapters and two books. She participated in several national and international funded projects and supervised 7 PhD theses.

Claudia Feijoó


Laurent Nussaume 


After a PhD on nitrate assimilation regulation by light, L.Nussaume worked on the development of transposon tagging in Arabidopsis at the John Innes center. Then he joins French Atomic Agency to work on carbon metabolism and dissected a chloroplast targeting pathways named cpSRP. He worked also on root physiology identifiying many pro-eminent mutants: plethora, tor, phosphate transporter… Since 17 years he focus its activities on phosphate nutrition and homeostasis.