Initial Draft PAG-V Program

Stephen R. Heller srheller at ORIGIN.GIG.USDA.GOV
Wed Apr 10 15:24:29 EST 1996


10 April, 1996


                         DRAFT for PAG-V
                       January 12-16, 1997


     Welcome to the initial draft plan for the Plant and Animal
Genome V  conference.  Based on the successes of the first four
PG meetings, the scientific community working on genomics in
livestock species is joining the program, with both joint and
separate sessions. 

     The abstracts from the previous four meetings are available
via the Internet.  Gopher to "probe.nalusda.gov" or use a WWW
client to view:
 
       http://probe.nalusda.gov:8000
 
     In either case, the abstracts appear on the menu and have
been WAIS indexed for convenient searching. 

     All administrative questions should be addressed to Darrin
Scherago at Scherago International Inc., 11 Penn Plaza, Suite
1003, New York, NY 10001.  Their phone number is 212-643-1750
(FAX number is 212-643-1758) and their Internet e-mail address is
pag5 at scherago.com.  Scherago International is the conference
organizer for PAG-V.

     Participants are invited to submit abstracts for the poster
session either in hard copy (printed form) or by e-mail (see
Appendix A for details).  There were over 330 posters at PG-IV. 
Additional space has been obtained to handle even more posters at
PAG-V.  The abstract forms will have a set of categories to
assure your poster talk is properly handled.  The printed
abstract forms are now available from Scherago International.

     All abstracts will be reviewed.  The normal review turn-
around time will be within two weeks of receipt of the abstract. 
This year all abstracts should be submitted to: PAG-V Abstracts,
USDA National Agriculture Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.  You
will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract(s). 
Abstracts may be submitted on printed forms available from
Scherago or by e-mail (pag5-form at probe.nalusda.gov).  E-mail
abstracts should be sent to:
 
pag5-abstracts at probe.nalusda.gov 
or submitted via the WWW PAG-V abstract form available by
connecting to: 

   http://probe.nalusda.gov:8000


     See Appendix A for details. Please note: ABSTRACTS NOT
INCLUDING ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION WILL BE REJECTED!!  

     All accepted abstracts will be included in the final printed
program.  For PAG-V the poster board size at the meeting will be
4 feet (1.22 meters) high by 6 feet (1.83 meters) wide.  The
abstract submission deadline is Monday, 4 November, 1996.  This
year we WILL enforce the deadline. Printed abstract forms are
available from Scherago International. Please contact them by
phone, FAX, e-mail, or regular post to obtain abstract forms.


Location:      Town & Country Hotel
               500 Hotel Circle North
               San Diego, CA 92108

               Phone: 1-619-291-7131 
                 or   1-800-772-8527
               FAX:   1-619-291-3584
    (10-15 minutes by taxi or Cloud-9 Shuttle from the airport).

     For 1997 the hotel room rate will be $75.00 per night
(single or double occupancy) plus tax.  You must contact the
hotel directly for room reservations. All hotel deposits and
payments must be sent directly to the Town & Country hotel.
Scherago International does not handle the hotel reservations! 
Be sure to mention the PAG-V meeting so you will get the
conference hotel rate of $75.00.


Cost: The cost of registration for both the plant and animal
sessions for PAG-V will remain the same as for PG-IV.

          $ 325.00 advance registration 
                    postmarked by 15 November 1996 
          $ 375.00 if postmarked after 15 November 1996
                    and on-site in San Diego
          $ 100.00 Student (Pre-Ph.D) Registration
               (Requires a letter of certification from your 
                    department chairperson.)


     All payments MUST be in US dollars.  

     Scherago International does not accept any credit cards for
payment of the registration fee.  

     Send your payment by a check drawn on a US bank to:

          Scherago International, Inc.
          11 Penn Plaza
          Suite 1003
          New York, NY 10001



     If you do not have a US bank check, you may send the
registration fee by a wire transfer to Chemical Bank.  The wire
transfer MUST have your name and organization and the Scherago
International Account number (see below) on the wire transfer,
to:

          Chemical Bank
          640 Fifth Avenue
          New York, NY 10019 USA

          ABA# 021-000-128
          Account # 020-047-851
          Account Name:  Scherago International/
                         Plant & Animal Genome

     All registrations include one copy of the printed conference
abstracts, Sunday-Thursday continental breakfasts, Sunday evening
opening reception, Monday evening Wine & Cheese Reception, and
Wednesday evening dinner.



Airline:

     United Airlines is the official conference airline.  For
details on conference airfare discounts in the USA, please call
United Airlines at 1-800-521-4041. Outside the USA please call
your local United Airlines office.  The PAG-V conference code is:
xxxxx.


Employment/Placement Office

     For PAG-V, two message boards will be set aside in the foyer
area.  These message boards will be for posting of job openings
and for those looking for positions in the plant genome field.




PG-IV Meeting Outline
January 12-16, 1997


PAG-V Co-Chairpersons:

Plant Sessions:

               Stephen Heller, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD, USA
                    (SRHELLER at GIG.USDA.GOV)

               Jerome Miksche, USDA, Retired
                    (103442.1160 at COMPUSERVE.COM)

               Douglas Bigwood, USDA, NAL, Beltsville, MD
                    (DBIGWOOD at GIG.USDA.GOV)

               Michael Gale,  John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
                    (JEFFERY at BBSRC.AC.UK)

               Susan McCouch, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
                    (SRM4 at CORNELL.EDU)


Animal session:

               Margaret Dentine, University of Wisconsin,
                        Madison, WI
                    (DENTINE.MACC.WISC.EDU)

               Max Rothschild, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
                    (MFROTHSC at IASTATE.EDU)
                 
                Hans Cheng, Michigan State University, 
                       East Lansing, MI
                       (HCHENG at MSU.EDU)

                 Jay Hetzel, CSIRO, Australia
                    (JAY at MAGIC.TAP.CSIRO.AU)


Conference Co-sponsors:

           USDA, ARS                         USDA, NAL
                      Rockefeller Foundation            
     International Society for Plant Molecular Biology (ISPMB)
               USDA, NRI Competitive Grants Office
                        John Innes Centre


Student Travel Grants

     The ISPMB is again sponsoring plant genome student travel
grant awards of $250.00 each. This year there will be six (6)
travel grants.  For details please contact Dr. Susan McCouch by
e-mail (SRM4 at CORNELL.EDU).

     It is expected that there will be a limited number of animal
student travel grants available through the NAGRP animal genome
coordinators.  Details will be announced at a later date.



Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award

     For PAG-V Scherago International is sponsoring the Jerome P.
Miksche travel grant award.  This award is for one travel grant
award of $1000.00 to a international plant genome researcher who
has NOT previously attended a PAG meeting. Applicants must submit
a poster paper and one letter of recommendation from your
department/office in order to be considered for this award.   The
application deadline is 1 September, 1996. For details please
contact Dr. Stephen R. Heller (SRHELLER at GIG.USDA.GOV).





Computer Room

     There will be computer system demos available all week in
the Friars room.  This room is located on the side of the Town &
Country Convention Center where the lecture hall (Presido Room)
is located.



    Computer Room Organizers: 

      Brad Sherman       (BKS at S27W007.PSWFS.GOV)
      Jon Wong           (JWONG at PSWFS.GOV)  
      Dave Matthews      (MATTHEWS at GREENGENES.CIT.CORNELL.EDU)
      Marty Sikes        (MSIKES at GIG.USDA.GOV)

     We expect to have Macintosh and Sun computers available. E-
mail access will be possible from the Macs.

     Please contact any of the above people should you wish to
demo any computer system and/or present an "electronic" poster
during the meeting.  Electronic posters will still require a
"normal", printed abstract forms, which can be obtained from
Scherago International.  Please note that any software which is
demonstrated at PAG-V must be available to the scientific
community.  





Sunday  -   Workshops (11 are scheduled)

Monday  -   AM  Session #1  -  Joint Plant & Animal session:
                               New Technologies/Overview Lectures
                        

                               Presentation of ISPMB Student 
                        & Scherago-Miksche Travel Grant Awards

         
            PM  Session #2  - Joint Plant & Animal 
                                   QTL session
                              

            Evening - Reception

            Evening - Workshops (3 are scheduled)


Tuesday   - AM  Session #3 -   3a - Plant session - Gene          
                       Discovery & Characterization
                               3b - Animal session - QTL's


            PM  Session    -  Joint Plant & Animal Session:
                              Computer Tools & Resources

            Evening - Dinner/Dancing (Band)


Wednesday - AM  Session #4  - Joint Plant & Animal Session:
                              Comparative Map Based Analysis
                               

            PM  Workshops (4 are scheduled)

            Evening - Workshops (5 are scheduled)



Thursday  - AM Session #5  - Gene & Chromosome Organization/
                             Gene Insertion

            PM Session #6  - Gene and Genome Diversity




Saturday:

     3:00 pm -   6:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer


Sunday:


     8:00 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer


Sunday All Day Workshops:

Workshop #1

     9 am - 6 pm -  International Consortium for Sugar Cane 
                Biotechnology 
                    Organized by James Irvine    
                    (J-IRVINE at TAMU.EDU)
                       (El Camino Room)

Workshop #2

     9 am - 6 pm  Forest Tree Genome - Parts  1 & 2 
                  Organized by Dave Neale        
                  (DBN at S27W007.PSWFS.GOV)
                        (DeAnza/Mesa Room)

Workshop #3

     9 am - 6 pm Animal Workshop - Cattle
               Organized by: xxxxxx
               (Council Room)


Workshop #4
     9 am - 6 pm Animal Workshop - Swine
              Organized by: xxxxx
               (Cabinet Room)

Workshop #5
     9 am - 6 pm Animal Workshop - Equine
              Organized by: xxxxx
               (Forum Room)

Workshop #6
     9 am - 6 pm Animal Workshop - Poultry
              Organized by: xxxxx
               (Chamber Room)



Sunday Workshops:

Workshop #7

    9:00 am - 12:00 noon    Maize  
                     Organized by Mike McMullen                   
              (MCMULLEN at TEOSINTE.AGRON.MISSOURI.EDU)
                               (Padre Room)

Workshop #8

   12:00     - 3:00 pm   Rice                      
                     Organized by Susan McCouch, et. al.
                 (SRM4 at CORNELL.EDU)
                        (Sierra Room)
Workshop #9
   12:00     - 3:00 pm   Cotton 
                     Organized by Andy Paterson    
                 (AHP2343 at BIOCH.TAMU.EDU)
                      (Senate Room)
Workshop #10

   3:00 pm   - 6:00 pm   Arabidopsis  
               Organized by Caroline Dean or Reanate Schmidt   
                 (ARABIDOPSIS at BBSRC.AC.UK)
                       (Padre Room)

Workshop #11
   3:00 pm   - 6:00 pm   Soybeans/Legumes
                     Organized by Randy Shoemaker 
                  (RCSSHOE at IASTATE.EDU)
                        (Adobe Room)

Evening -   Welcome Reception - Atlas Foyer
              Sponsored by :   XXXXXXXXXXXX

   6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm


Monday:

     7:30 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:30 am  -  8:30 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer

     8:30 am  -  8:45 am    Opening of PAG-V - Stephen Heller     
                                (SRHELLER at ORIGIN.NALUSDA.GOV)
                                       and
                                   Margaret Dentine
                              (CALSHP.CALS.WISC.EDU)



  Session #1  -  Joint Plant & Animal Session: 
               New Technologies & Methodologies

                    Chairperson: Gary McCone, NAL
                        (GMCCONE at GIG.USDA.GOV)

      8:45 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture - #1 

      9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #1 - TBA
                                
      9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open

     10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break

     11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #2 - TBA
     
     11:30 am  - Noon        Lecture #3 - TBA
                                 
     Noon      -  1:30 pm    Lunch

     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Odd numbered) 
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos

                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm




  Session # 2-  Joint Plant and Animal Session:
                          QTL's
                         
                            Chairperson: TBA
                               

     3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm    Plenary Lecture #2 - TBA


     4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm    Lecture #4 - TBA



     4:30 pm  -  5:00 pm    Lecture #5 - TBA


     5:00 pm  -  6:00 pm    Wine & Cheese Reception - Atlas Foyer
                              Sponsored by :   XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

     6:00 pm  -  7:00 pm    Dinner - On Your Own


     7:00 pm -  10:00 pm    Workshops:


Workshop # 12 - WWW
           George Michaels, George Mason University
                 (Frairs Room)


Workshop #13  - NRSP-8 Meeting
               (Padre Room)
                Organized by: 


Workshop #14  - Solanceace -
                  (Adobe Room)
              Organized by: 
                Steve Tanksley & Rebecca Nelson



Tuesday:

     7:30 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:30 am  -  8:30 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer


  Session #3a -  Plants: Gene Discovery & Characterization

                    Chairperson:  TBA
                       

     8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture - #3A


     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #6 - TBA
      
    
    10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break 


    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #7 - TBA


    11:30 am  - 12:00 noon  Lecture #8 -  TBA



  Session #3b -  Animals:  QTL session

                    Chairperson:  TBA
                       

     8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture - #3B


     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture # 9 - TBA
      
    
    10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break 


    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #10 - TBA


    11:30 am  - 12:00 noon  Lecture #11 - TBA


    12:00 noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch


     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Even numbered) &
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos


                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

     Afternoon - Joint Plant & Animal Session:
                   Computer Tools & Resources
                    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


     Organized by:  ???????????????

          Speakers - TBA




     7:00 pm  - 10:00 pm    Conference Dinner 
                           (Music after Dinner)
                  
                             Presidio Ballroom


Wednesday:

     7:30 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:30 am  -  8:30 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer


Session #4  - Joint Plant & Animal Session:
                 Comparative Map Based Analysis
 
                  Chairperson:  TBA


     8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture - #4 - TBA

     9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open (Last day for exhibits)

     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #12 -  TBA

    10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break    

    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #13 - TBA

    11:30 am  - 12:00 noon  Lecture #14 - TBA

    12:00 am  -  1:30 pm    Lunch

     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Odd numbered) &
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos

                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm



     4:00 pm  -  6:30 pm    Afternoon Workshops



Workshop #15- Nomenclature            
                Carl Price
              (PRICE at MBCL.RUTGERS.EDU)
                 and 
                 Ellen Readon
              (REARDON at MBCL.RUTGERS.EDU)
                (Adobe Room)


                  


Workshop #16 - ITMI                   
           Michael Gale, John Innes Centre
                    (JEFFERY at BBSRC.AC.UK)
                            and
                Jeff Bennetzen, Purdue
                (MAIZE at BILBO.BIO.PURDUE.EDU)
                    (Sierra Room)

            
Workshop #17 - Fruit Tree
                Norman Weeden         
          (NORMAN_WEEDEN at QMRELAY.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU)
                     (DeAnza/Mesa Room)

 
Workshop #18 - Barley
                Patrick Hayes              
           (HAYESP at CSS.ORST.EDU)
                  (El Camino Room)


Dinner - On Your Own


     7:30 pm  - 10:00 pm    Open Cash Bar - Atlas Foyer
                                 and Workshops




Evening Workshops:   8:00 - 10:30 pm




Workshop #19- IGGI                          
                 Michael Gale, John Innes Centre
                    (JEFFERY at BBSRC.AC.UK)
                          and
                   Calvin Qualset
                  (ITMI at UCDAVIS.EDU)
                            and

                Jeff Bennetzen, Purdue
                (MAIZE at BILBO.BIO.PURDUE.EDU)
                     (Padre Room)



Workshop #20- Abiotic Stress
                  Henry Nguyen             
                  (BWHTN at TTACS.TTU.EDU)

                     (Adobe Room)



Workshop #21 - Applications of the AFLP Technique 
                  Maryellen deMars
                (MDEMARS at LIFETECH.COM)
                      (Sierra Room)



Workshop #22 -  ???? Animal Wildlife

      Organized by:   xxxxxxxxxx 



Workshop #23 -  ???? Aquaculture
                
      Organized by:   xxxxxxxxxx 



Thursday:

     7:30 am -   4:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:30 am  -  8:30 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer


  Session #5  - Gene & Chromosome Organization

                    Chairperson: TBA
                    

     8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture- #5  TBA
                    
                                    
     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #15 - TBA
                    
    10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break


    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #16 - TBA
                    

    11:30 pm  - 12:00 noon  Lecture #17 - TBA

  
    12:00 noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch


     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Even numbered) &
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos

                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Session # 6 - Gene and Genome Diversity

             Chairperson:  TBA


     3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm    Lecture #18  - TBA 

     4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm    Lecture #19  - TBA

     4:30 pm  -  5:00 pm    Lecture #20  - TBA

     5:00 pm  -  5:05 pm    Closing Remarks - 
                                 Stephen Heller
                            (SRHELLER at GIG.USDA.GOV)
                  
 

Appendix A:  Abstract Information

Information Required:

Name(s) & e-mail(s)
Name of presenter
Address(es)
Abstract (maximum of 250 words or 2000 characters for an
electronic submission)
Type of Abstract: Workshop/Speaker/Poster/Computer (W/S/P/C)

ALL lecturers and speakers (type S) are by INVITATION ONLY.

ALL workshop speakers (type W) are by INVITATION ONLY and are
invited by the workshop chairperson.   





Please note: 

Workshop and speaker abstracts are not presented in the exhibit
hall.  

Computer demonstration posters (category 10 listed below) are
also NOT presented in the exhibit hall.  Poster boards will be
allocated only for Poster and Computer abstracts (Categories 1-9
listed below) which will be presented in the exhibit hall.  If
you want to have both a workshop/speaker talk and a poster,
submit two separate and different abstracts, properly labeled.

     Submitting a Category 10 computer abstract means that either
the program or system you are presenting is either on a computer
at the PAG-V computer room or is accessible via the Internet. NO
commercial will be allowed for either abstracts or
demonstrations.


Category
  1. Sequencing & EST's
  2. Large Insert Libraries, Gene Isolation, Etc.
  3. Marker Systems and Diversity:
     a. General
     b. SSR's
     c. RAPD's
     d. AFLP's
     e. Other________________
  4. Cytology, in situ and microcloning
  5. Mapping & Tagging:
     a. General Comparative
     b. Rice
     c. Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oat
     d. Maize, Sorghum, Sugar Cane
     e. Brassicas, Arabidopsis
     f. Legumes, Soybeans, Common Beans
     g. Tomato, Potato, Pepper
     h. Fruit Trees
     i. Forest Trees
     j. Cattle
     k. Sheep
     l. Poultry
     m. Swine
     n. Horse
     o. Aquaculture
     p. Natural populations
     q. Other Species_________________      
  6. Transformation
  7. Genes & Pathways
  8. Other_____________________
  9. Computers (Not a demonstration)
     a. Databases 
     b. Genome Software
 10. Computer Demonstrations (This means the abstract will be in  
     final program, but the poster will not be given poster board 
     space.)
     a. Databases
     b. Genome Software
 

1. Printed forms available from Scherago.
2. WWW template available at NAL.
3. E-mail abstracts to NAL probe machine (must be only in ascii   
   or HTML).


IMPORTANT

     Please do NOT submit a paper form for your abstract if you
have access to electronic mail on the Internet or a World Wide
Web (WWW) browser with forms capability (e.g., Mosaic, Netscape,
Lynx).  Your abstract will appear faster on the network and will
not have errors introduced by scanning the paper abstract form. 
You may also save yourself some time.

     Send a mail message to pag5-form at probe.nalusda.gov - a blank
form will be returned by e-mail.  The message does not need a
subject or a body.  Fill out the form following the instructions
included with the form.  Send the completed electronic form to
pag5-abstracts at probe.nalusda.gov.  To submit via the WWW browser:
Point your browser to:  http://probe.nalusda.gov:8000   
and follow the instructions.


FORMAT

     Title in Capitals, Author(s) name (surname, first name) and
affiliation in upper and lower case.  If multiple authors, please
underline the Presenting Author's name(s).  Multiple presenting
authors are ONLY for poster abstracts (categories 1-9). Single
space all typing. The text of the abstract should be a single
paragraph starting with a three (3) space indentation. Do NOT use
a dot matrix printer.  Do NOT send the abstract by FAX, we MUST
received the original.


Appendix B: Contact Information

Scherago (pag5 at scherago.com)
1. Abstract Forms 
2. Registration Forms/Information
3. Conference Hotel Information
4. Exhibit Information
5. Employment Office


Town & Country
1. Hotel Registration
2. Hotel deposits and payments.


Susan McCouch (srm4 at cornell.edu)
1. ISPBM Travel Grant Information


Stephen Heller (srheller at gig.usda.gov)
1. Workshop Requests
2. Jerome P. Miksche Travel Grant Award Information & Submissions

Abstracts (pag5-abstracts at probe.nalusda.gov)
1. Electronic Abstracts










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