6th International Meeting

Rick Amasino AMASINO at BIOCHEM.WISC.EDU
Thu Jan 12 17:08:33 EST 1995


6th International Meeting on Arabidopsis Research
June 7-11, 1995 
Madison, Wisconsin USA

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS SLIGHTLY MODIFIED FROM ONE SENT YESTERDAY TO NOTE THAT 
THERE IS A TIME SCHEDULED FOR WORKSHOPS ON JUNE 10 FROM  4:00 to 6:30

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS IS APRIL 5.
THE TITLE, AUTHORS AND TEXT OF THE ABSTRACT MUST FIT WITHIN AN AREA 12 CM HIGH 
BY 16.5 CM WIDE.
THE AREA AVAILABLE FOR EACH POSTER IS 4 FT (120 CM) HIGH BY 3 FT (90 CM) WIDE.
Some of the registrants who submit poster abstracts will be chosen to present a 
talk in the appropriate session.

Rooms will be available for anyone who wishes to organize a workshop before or 
after the meeting or during the designated time: 4:00 to 6:30 on June 10.  
Provide a title and list of participants to the Wisconsin Union address below or 
to Rick Amasino by email at amasino at biochem.wisc.edu
.

To register for the meeting you may print and complete the following form (we 
will not accept registration by email) and return (by mail) with payment (and 
abstract if you wish to present a poster and be considered for a "poster talk") 
to:

Wisconsin Union/Arabidopsis meeting
Conference Services
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706  USA


Name:

Affiliation:

Department:

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FEES (in U.S. dollars): 

($175.00)  Conference Package (includes Registration fee and all meals except 
breakfast)

Place the amounts in parentheses for any of the following options you wish to 
have.

Housing Options: Dormitory housing package (includes nights of June 7-10 and 
breakfast June 8-11) The dormitories are air conditioned.  For those who desire 
hotel accomodations a list of nearby hotels is provided below. 

(       ) $170/person Single Occupancy 

(       ) $110/person Double Occupancy (if you wish to request a specific 
roommate write the name below this line)


(       ) Early arrival/late departure - extra nights of dormitory housing 
($19/person double; $31/person single (indicate arrival and departure dates 
below).


(       ) Parking ($4/day) 

(       ) Total ($175.00 + options selected)

Payment by check (payable to Wisconsin Union/Arabidopsis meeting) or Mastercard 
or Visa credit card is acceptable.  For credit card payment provide the 
following:

Mastercard or Visa (circle one)

Card Number:

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The following scientific program was prepared by the North American Arabidopsis 
Steering Committee (NAASC) (elected by electronic ballot by North American 
subscribers to the Arabidopsis electronic bulletin board).  The current members 
of the NAASC are Frederick M. Ausubel, Harvard Medical School (Chairperson), 
Joanne Chory, Salk Institute, Gloria Coruzzi, New York University, Joseph Ecker, 
University of Pennsylvania, Mark Estelle, Indiana University, and David Meinke, 
Oklahoma State University.  In addition, Mike Sussman, University of Wisconsin, 
served on the program committee. 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 1995

REGISTRATION 
BUFFET DINNER AND MIXER    6:00- 9:00  
POSTER SESSION          8:00-12:00 


THURSDAY JUNE 8, 1995

SESSION 1 - 9:00-10:30 Genomics and Related Technologies
J. Ecker (Chair)  
R. Schmidt (John Innes Centre):  Physical mapping on chromosome 4 and 5
M. Bevan (John Innes Centre):  The European Arabidopis genome sequencing project
D. Bouchez (INRA, Versailles France):  A new YAC library for genome mapping in 
Arabidopsis
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 2- 11:00-12:30 Development I -Embryonic 
D. Meinke (Chair)	
D. Shevell (Rockefeller Univ.):  The role of EMB30 in plant development.
B. Schwartz (Okla. State Univ.):  The SUS2 gene and abnormal development of the 
suspensor.
Marilyn West (U Calif.-Davis):  Tales from the Crypt--Revelations from Dead 
Embryos
Poster Talks

LUNCH   12:30- 2:00

SESSION 3 - 2:00-3:30 Development II - Post-Embryonic
B. Pruitt (Chair)	
D. Preuss (Univ. Chicago):  Pollen-pistil communication in Arabidopsis:  Late 
and early events 
P. Springer (CSH):  Gene trap disruption of PROLIFERA, a gene required for 
megagametophyte and embryo development in Arabidopsis
A. Ray (Univ. Rochester):  The gametophyte and the sporophyte in female 
reproductive development
K. Schneitz (Harvard Univ):  Organ develpment in higher plants:  A systematic 
genetic anlysis of ovule ontogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
Poster Talks

BREAK   3:30- 4:00

SESSION 4 - 4:00-5:30 Development III- Post-Embryonic
G. Jurgens (Chair) 	
K. Barton (Univ. Wisconsin):  Initiation and maintenance of the shoot apical 
meristem
T. Laux (Univ. Tubingen):  Genes involved in shoot meristem formation and 
organisation
B. Scheres (Univ. Utrecht):  Genetic analysis of root development
L. Di Laurenzio (New York Univ):  A molecular genetic analysis of root 
morphogenesis
Poster Talks

DINNER   5:30- 7:30

POSTERS   7:30-12:00


FRIDAY JUNE 9, 1995

SESSION 5 - 9:00-10:00 Development IV - Flowers
E. Meyerowitz (Chair)   	
D. Weigel (Salk Inst.):  Leafy encodes a developmental switch
V. Irish (Yale Univ.):  Genetic analyses of petal and stamen 
development
B. Savidge (Univ. Calif. San Diego):  Molecular basis of the cauliflower 
phenotype
M. Aukerman (Univ. Wisconsin):  Control of flowering time by 
Luminidependens
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 6 - 11:00-12:30 Development V - Environmental Effects on Development
R. Hangarter (Chair) 	
T. Elich (Salk Inst.):  Phytochrome signal transduction
N. Wei (Yale Univ.):  The role of COP9 complex in mediating light 
control of development
M. Ahmad (Univ. Pennsylvania):  Genetic analysis of blue-light 
responses
Poster Talks

LUNCH   12:30- 2:00

SESSION 7 - 2:00-3:30 Biochemical Genetics I
R. Last (Chair)	
Rob Last (Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell) Tryptophan Biosynthesis and 
Genetics
Mary Lou Guerinot (Dartmouth) Analysis of Arabidopsis mutants defective in iron 
acquisition
Nigel Crawford (UC San Diego) Nitrate uptake and reduction
Poster Talks

BREAK   3:30- 4:00

SESSION 8 - 4:00-5:30 Biochemical Genetics II
 C. Somerville (Chair) 	
C. Chapple (Purdue Univ.):  Lignin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis
C. Benning (Inst. fur  Genbiol Forschung, Berlin):  Mutants deficient in 
chloroplast-specific galactolipids
B. Lemieux (York Univ.):  Genes that control epicuticular wax 
composition
C. Nawrath (Univ. de Fribourg, Switzerland):  Targetting of the 
polyhydroxybutyrate biosynthetic pathway to chloroplasts
Poster Talks

DINNER   5:30- 7:30

POSTERS    7:30-12:00


SATURDAY JUNE 10, 1995

SESSION 9 - 9:00-10:00 Growth Regulators I
M. Estelle (Chair) 	
J. Kieber (Univ. Illinois):  Molecular analysis of the CTR Gene
J. Ecker (Univ. Pennsylvania):  Molecular genetics of ethylene
M. Bennett (Univ. Warwick):  Molecular studies of the AUX1 gene
S. Abel (Theologis Lab.):  PGEC, early events during auxin action
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 10 - 11:00-12:30 Growth Regulators II	
R. Finkelstein (Univ. Calif. Santa Barbara):  Genetic analysis of ABA response
J. Giraudat (CNRS):  Characterization of the ABI1 and ABI3 genes
N. Harberd (John Innes Center):  Characterization of the GAI locus
Poster Talks

LUNCH   12:30- 2:00

SESSION 11 - 2:00-3:30 Response to Environmental Stress and Pathogens I
K Davis (Chair) 	
K. Davis (Ohio State Univ.):  Ozone responses
A. Britt (Univ. Calif. Davis):  DNA repair
M. Thomasow (Mich. State Univ.):  Cold-responsive genes
J. Braam (Rice Univ.):  Touch genes
Poster Talks

BREAK   3:30- 4:00

WORKSHOPS    4:00- 6:30
Concurrent workshops in smaller meeting rooms.  These can be organized on the 
INTERNET by initiative of any member of the Arabidopsis Community in 
consultation with the Program Committee.

BARBECUE         6:30- 8:30

PARTY   8:30-12:00

SUNDAY JUNE 11, 1995

SESSION 12 - 9:00-10:30 Response to Environmental Stress and Pathogens II 
B. Staskawicz (Chair) 	
X. Dong (Duke Univ.):  Genetic dissection of the SAR signal  transduction 
pathway in Arabidopsis
R. Innes (Univ. Indiana):  The Evolutionary Relationship of disease resistance 
genes from Arabidopsis and Soybean with similar 
specificities
M. Coleman (Sainsbury Lab.):  Cloning and characterization of the Rpp5 Gene 
Arabidopsis thaliana
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 13 - 11:00-12:30 Cell Biology/Cell Structure
N. Raikhel (Chair) 	
N. Raikhel (Michigan State U):  Signals and machinery for sorting of plant 
vacuolar proteins
J. Nasrallah (Cornell) A superfamily of S-locus related genes in Arabidopsis
J. Schroeder (U Calif-San Diego):  Molecular mechanisms of signal transduction 
in guard cells and K nutrition
   Poster Talks




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