ISPMB congress

Chris Somerville CRS at andrew.stanford.edu
Wed Jan 19 14:18:20 EST 1994


The following note provides information and an outline of
the scientific program for the:

4th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

                         19- 24 JUNE 1994

                    AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Organized by the International Society for Plant Molecular
Biology



The Congress venue is in the Amsterdam RAI International
Exhibition and Congress Centre, which is one of the largest of
its kind in Europe. It offers excellent congress and exhibition
facilities. The Congress Centre is located within the city of
Amsterdam, a short distance from the International Airport
Schiphol.

Supported by rapid and entirely new developments, Plant Molecular
Biology continues to make significant progress on both the
scientific and application fronts. The Congress program will
focus on topics related to all major fields of molecular plant
research. It will be composed of Plenary Sessions and Concurrent
Symposia in which different aspects of fundamental and applied
research will be integrated. Poster Presentations will highlight
your unexpected findings and creative ideas and, in addition,
will stimulate close interaction between you and scientists of
various disciplines.

For one week, the ISPMB '94 Congress will represent the 'World of
Plant Molecular Biology': The place where all the latest
information about the 'state of the art' in your own field and in
those fields in which you are interested will come together. It
will also be the proper place to express and discuss our
responsibility for ensuring that our achievements are beneficial
to mankind and nature as a whole. In this respect, special
attention is being given to biotechnology and developing
countries.

Should you be interested to attend the 4TH INTERNATIONAL 
CONGRESS
OF PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, please request a copy of the 2nd
Announcement and registration forms from the Congress Secretariat
or send an email message (on internet) to: Ad.Plaizier at WKAP.NL

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The scientific program consists of 12 plenary lectures and 12
symposia including 68 sessions

Plenary Lectures
Each morning, except Wednesday, we will start with plenary
lectures.

Symposia
Each of the 12 symposia will include a number of sessions. Each
session will include 3 presentations by invited speakers and 2
presentations selected from submitted abstracts. The program will
be so organized that delegates will be able to attend all the
sessions relating to a specific field.

Further details are given in the LIST OF SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS at
the end of this file.

Abstracts
Delegates are invited to contribute to the Scientific Program by
submitting an abstract. A number of the submitted abstracts will
be selected for oral presentations. All the other submitted
abstracts will be selected for poster presentations.
Abstracts should be received by the Abstracts Secretariat before
January 25, 1994 if the author wishes to be selected for oral
presentation. Abstracts submitted for poster presentation only
should be received by the Abstracts Secretariat before March 1,
1994. Should you wish to receive the instructions for authors or
any further information, please send an email message (on
internet) to: Ad.Plaizier at WKAP.NL

REGISTRATION FEES

Before 1 April 1994.
Registration fee for ISPMB Members:     Dfl 650
Registration fee for non-ISPMB Members: Dfl 700

After 1 April 1994.
Late registration fee                   Dfl 750

Student fee                             Dfl 300
Accompanying person fee                 Dfl 300

Hotel accommodation is available ranging from luxury category
hotels to youth hostels or camping-sites. Full information is
given in the 2nd Announcement. The Congress secretariat will be
pleased to make hotel reservations if you wish so.

SECRETARIATS

Congress Secretariat     Abstract Secretariat
4th ISPMB Congress       4th ISPMB Congress
c/o RAI OBA              c/o Q-data
P.O. Box 77777           Houtzagerij 26
1070 MS Amsterdam        4791 AW Klundert
The Netherlands          The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20 549 1212     Fax: +31 78 334 254
Fax: +31 20 646 4469     Email: Ad.Plaizier at WKAP.NL

LIST OF SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS

1.   PLANT GENOMES
1-1  Organization and structure of the genome in the nucleus
1-2  Molecular cytogenetics
1-3  Arabidopsis: a model plant species
1-4  Organelle genomes
1-5  Genome evolution
1-6  Transposable elements

2.   REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION
2-1  Functional analysis of plant transcription factors
2-2  Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression
2-3  Regulation of organelle gene expression
2-4  Regulation of gene expression by abiotic stress
2-5  RNA polymerases in plants

3.   EPIGENETICS
3-1  Post-transcriptional inactivation: co-suppression, antisense
     RNA mechanisms
3-2  Gene silencing: paramutation and methylation

4.   PLANT DEVELOPMENT
4-1  Fruit and seed development
4-2  Cell walls; cell surfaces
4-3  Embryogenesis
4-4  Root development
4-5  Shoot and leaf development
4-6  Induction of flowering and flower development
4-7  Self-incompatibility

5.   SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN PLANTS
5-1  Responses to ethylene, salicylic acid, jasmonic and systemin
5-2  The cell cycle
5-3  Auxin signal transduction
5-4  Responses to (lipo)oligosaccharides
5-5  Second messengers
5-6  Ion pumps and ion-channels
5-7  Cell-cell communications

6.   LIGHT RESPONSES
6-1  Photosystem I
6-2  Photosystem II
6-3  Photoreceptors and photomorphogenesis
6-4  Light dependent regulation of nuclear gene expression
6-5  Chloroplast development

7.   PROTEINS
7-1  Folding and assembly of proteins
7-2  Structure-function relations in specific plant proteins
7-3  Targeting proteins

8.   REGULATION OF METABOLISM
8-1  Expression of genes involved in plant metabolism
8-2  Carbon metabolism
8-3  Membrane structure and function
8-4  Nitrogen metabolism
8-5  Lipid metabolism
8-6  Lipid metabolism

9.   PLANT MICROBE INTERACTIONS
9-1  Virus-host interaction: host specificity
9-2  Mechanism of protection in transgenic virus-resistance
     plants
9-3  Virus RNA replication
9-4  Bacterial and fungal elicitor genes
9-5  Plant DNA viruses
9-6  Fungal and bacterial host specific toxins and cell wall
     degrading enzymes
9-7  Resistance genes
9-8  Agrobacterium DNA transfer and DNA integration
9-9  Induction of plant defense response
9-10 Plant growth stimulation by micro-organisms
9-11 Hypertensive response and pathogenicity genes
9-12 Interaction-specific gene expression
9-13 Role of plant in early stages of plant-microbe interaction
9-14 Late stages of root nodule organogenesis induced by
     Rhizobium

10.  PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY
10-1 Quality traits I
10-2 Marker assisted breeding and hybrid seed production
10-3 New types of disease and pest resistance
10-4 Plants producing raw materials: carbohydrates, oils
10-5 Plant producing pharmaceutical or industrial products
10-6 Quality traits II: flower color, keeping qualities, stress
     tolerance

11.  TECHNIQUE DEVELOPMENT
11-1 Site-specific recombination
11-2 Transformation: recalcitrant species and organelles
11-3 Gene identification

12.  APPLICATIONS, PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE, ENVIRONMENT, 
REGULATION AND
     DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
12-1 Regulation
12-2 Intellectual property in plant genetic engineering
12-3 Developing countries
12-4 Public acceptance
12-5 Agrification
12-6 Molecular approaches towards breeding of drought tolerant
     crops



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