MRS Meetings and Events


SB01.03.20 2023 MRS Spring Meeting

Insights into Growth Regulation by Connecting Simulations of Plant-Growth to the
Plant Gall Life Cycle

When and Where

Apr 13, 2023
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Moscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall



Richard van Nieuwenhoven1,Ille Gebeshuber1

TU Wien, Institute of Applied Physics1


Richard van Nieuwenhoven1,Ille Gebeshuber1

TU Wien, Institute of Applied Physics1
In Nature, plants must cover all their necessities from locally available resources. They can extract their main structural building elements, such as carbon, from thin air. Many non-plant organisms have found ways to manipulate plant growth to their<br/>advantage. Gall wasps, for example, can reprogram plants to grow tailored breeding chambers using biochemical substances. Plant growth simulation algorithms have proven to be successful in modeling plant development. This study will investigate a minimum distortion in these established algorithms to simulate<br/>the effect of the mechanism used by gall wasps. Connecting the simulation results<br/>with detailed observations of galls in Nature is expected to help us understand the effects of the control mechanism exerted by gall wasps. Future research can bridge these findings with advances in biochemical research of gall growth to gain deeper insight into plant growth regulation. Utilizing such natural resource control strategies could solve many of humanity’s sustainability problems.


biological | organic | synthetic biology

Symposium Organizers

Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, TU Delft
Maneesh Gupta, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Srikanth Singamaneni, Washington University
Taylor Ware, Texas A&M University

Session Chairs

Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam
Srikanth Singamaneni

In this Session

Tissue-Attachable Intestinal Organoids as Injectable Therapeutics for Reconstruction of Intestinal Injuries

Tissue Extracellular Matrix-based Microribbon Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration via Immunomodulation

Sensory Artificial Octopus Suckers with Highly Adaptive Soft Micro-Denticles

Graphically-Encoded Biodegradable Microspheres with Hydrogel Shell for Sustained Release of Drugs at Controlled Rates

Nutrient Transport for Increasing the Active Lifespan of Engineered Living Materials

Enhancing Microbially-Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP) Using Protein and Peptide Additives

Controlling Shape Morphing and Cell Release in Engineered Living Materials

Manufacturing a Three-Dimensional Bioprinted and Oriented Electrospinning Dual-Scale Scaffold to Promote Cellular Alignment and Enhance Structural Elasticity for Muscular Functioning

3D Bioprinting Human Blood Vessel Using a Collagen Bioink to Optimize Growth Conditions of Two Primary Cell Lines of HUVEC and HASMC

Engineered Extracellular Vesicles for Safe and Efficient Chemo-Sonodynamic Cancer Therapy via Stimuli-Responsive Drug Release

View More »

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature