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Gordon Conf on Temp Stress

Charles Guy clg at GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU
Fri Oct 4 09:56:44 EST 1996

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Dear Arabidopsis Netters,

The list of speakers and other information for the Gordon Conference on
Temperature Stress in Plants is provided below.

charlie guy

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JANUARY 26-31, 1997

CHAIR:  Donald R. Ort, USDA/ARS, University of Illinois
VICE-CHAIR:  Charles Guy, University of Florida=20

Possible Mechanistic Links Between Temperature and Drought Stress=20
Responses. Chair: Michael Thomashow, Michigan State University, East=20

Function and Expression of Genes Induced by Both Drought and Low
Temperature. Kazuo Shinozaki, The Institute of Physical and
Chemical Research, Ibaraki, Japan

Role of Calcium in Signal Transduction of Environmental Cues: Low=20
Temperature and Drought. Marc Knight, University of Oxford, Oxford,=20

The Next 50 Years - The Ultimate Challenge for Agricultural Research?=20
Chair: Maarten Chrispeels, University of California, San Diego

Global Food Production: Trends and Challenges for the New Century -=20
Gary Gardner, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C.

Agricultural Systems and Sustainability - Dennis Keeney, Iowa State=20
University, Ames

Plant Biotechnology and Research Priorities - Peter Day, Agricultural=20
Biotechnology Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Low Temperature Induced Metabolic Responses. Chair: Tom Sharkey,=20
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Induction and Regulation of Alternate Oxidase by Low Temperature in=20
Chilling Sensitive Plants. Ilya Raskin, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Induction of Alternative Photosynthetic Electron Sinks by Low=20
Temperature in Chilling Sensitive C4 Plants. Neil Baker, Essex University,=

Interaction of Cold and Desiccation on Degradation of Chlorophyll and=20
Chlorophyll-proteins. Beverley Green, University of British Columbia,=20

Temperature Sensing and Signal Transduction Pathways. Chair: Fritz=20
Sch=F6ffl, University of T=FCbingen, T=FCbingen

Responses of Circadian-Clock Regulated, RNA-Binding Protein Genes to=20
Low Temperature. Joel Kreps, Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps=20
Institute, La Jolla

Temperature Responsive Protein Kinases, Mary Walker-Simmons,=20
USDA/ARS, Washington State University, Pullman

Genetic Analysis and Molecular Cloning of the Temperature Signal-
Transducing Components. Norio Murata, National Institute for Basic=20
Biology, Okazaki

Effects of Membrane Lipid Perturbation on the Set Point of Temperature=20
of the Heat Shock Response in Yeast. Bruno Maresca, Consiglio=20
Nazionale delle Ricerche, Naples

Role of Membranes in Temperature Stress Tolerance.
Chair: Peter Steponkus, Cornell University, Ithaca

Low Temperature Induction of Phospholipid Transfer Proteins. Monica=20
Hughes, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Low Temperature Adaptation and Nitrogen Limitation in Cyanobacteria.=20
Toshio Sakamoto, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

To be announced

Molecular Bases for Vernalization. Chair: Jan Zeevaart, Michigan State=20
University, East Lansing

Mutational Analysis of the Integration of Vernalization and Photoperiod=20
Signals in Arabidopsis. Caroline Dean, John Innes Center, Norwich

Out in the Cold: The Role of DNA Methylation in Vernalization. Elizabeth=20
Dennis, CSIRO, Canberra

Molecular Control Points in Vernalization - A Mutational Approach. James=20
Metzger, The Ohio State University, Columbus

Vernalization and Freezing Tolerance in Brassica. Anne Johnson-
Flanagan, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Earth Warming and Ecosystem Function. Chair: Evan DeLucia,=20
University of Illinois, Urbana

Altered Heat Input and the Function of an Alpine Ecosystem. Rebecca=20
Shaw, University of California, Berkeley.

Arctic Ecosystems and Climate Forcing. Walter Oechel, San Diego State=20
University, San Diego

Carbon Dioxide Fluxes at the Ecosystem Level: The Influence of=20
Temperature. Michael Goulden, Harvard University, Cambridge

Temperature Stress Amelioration Proteins. Chair: Charles Guy,=20
University of Florida, Gainesville

Similarities in Antifreeze and Pathogenesis-related Proteins in Winter=20
Rye. Marilyn Griffith, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.

HSP90: Over- and Under-expression and Thermotolerance. Priti Krishna,=20
University of Western Ontario, London

Relationship among Low Molecular Weight Heat-shock Proteins,=20
Dehydrin-like Proteins, Fruit Ripening and Stress Tolerance in Peach=20
Trees. Ann Callahan, USDA /ARS, Kearneysville

Role of Hsp30 in Thermotolerance of Neurospora. Nora Plesofsky-Vig,=20
University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Highlights from the Poster Sessions

Speakers selected from among the junior scientists who are presenting=20


All attendees will be offered the opportunity to present a poster at=20
the conference. The sessions, which will be held in the late afternoons=20
(4:30 to 6:00 pm), will coincide to the extent possible with the program=20
topics of the day. Special efforts will be made to encourage poster=20
presentations by scientists whose research is pertinent to, but not=20
normally presented at, meetings attended by plant temperature stress=20
researchers. The poster sessions at the previous meetings of this=20
Gordon Conference have been well received (60 posters were=20
contributed at the 1995 meeting) and have become an important=20
component of the conference.  Poster abstracts should be sent to=20
Charles Guy, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of=20
Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0670, USA.  The deadline for receipt=20
of poster abstracts is January 15, 1997.

For more information contact either Don Ort:

University of Illinois
Plant Biology Department
190 ERML 1201 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801-3838
phone: 217/333-2093
fax: 217/244-0656
email: donald_ort at qms1.life.uiuc.edu

or Charles Guy:

Department of Environmental Horticulture
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0670
phone: 352/392-3974
fax: 352/392-3870
email: clg at gnv.ifas.ufl.edu

Application forms and general Gordon Conference information=20
can be obtained from:

Gordon Research Conferences
University of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 984
West Kingston, RI 02892-0984
phone: 401/783-7644
fax: 401/783-4011
email: grcmail at grc.uri.edu


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