NY Area Plant Molecular Biology

Timothy W. Short tws$biol at QC1.QC.EDU
Wed Jan 8 12:49:32 EST 1997

Remember, the New York Area Plant Molecular Biology Meeting
is being held Saturday, January 25, 1997 at Lehman College.  
Below is a schedule of the topics being presented at this year's 
meeting.  For more information and registration, contact:

Dr. Elli Wurtzel
Department of Biological Sciences
Lehman College, The City University of New York
Bronx, New York 10468
phone: 718-960-8643
fax: 718-960-8236

Dr. Tim Short
Department of Biology
Queens College of the City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Flushing, NY  11367
phone: 718-997-3414
fax: 718-997-3445
E-mail: tws$biol at qc1.qc.edu

         New York Area Plant Molecular Biology Meeting
                   Saturday, January 25, 1997
             Lovinger Theater, Lehman College CUNY

8:30-9:00 am   Registration
9:00-9:15 am   Opening remarks- Elli Wurtzel, Tim Short
9:15-10:45 am Session I: Signal Transduction/ Plant Defense.
          Chair: Tim Short, Queens College
He Du  (Klessig lab, Rutgers)
High affinity salicylic acid-binding protein.

Shugun Zhang  (Klessig lab, Rutgers)
Salicylic acid/TMV-induced MAP kinase.

Robert Lartey  (Citovsky lab, Stony Brook)
Subcellular localization and symptoms of turnip vein
clearing virus in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Soumitra Ghoshroy (Citovsky lab, Stony Brook)
Inhibition of plant viral systemic infection by non-toxic
concentrations of cadmium.

Olga Del Pozo    (Lam lab, Rutgers)
Protease participation in the activation of programmed cell
death during the hypersensitive response.

Zhaohui Li   (Wurtzel lab, Lehman )
Ltk1: A novel leucine-rich-repeat transmembrane protein
kinase of maize.

10:45-11:15 am COFFEE BREAK

11:15-12:45 pm Session II: Plant Development
                       Chair: Dominick Basile, Lehman
Theresa Cesarski  (Hobbie lab, Adelphi)
The axr6  mutants of Arabidopsis define an essential gene
involved in auxin response.

Lawrence Hobbie   (Adelphi)
Characterization of axr5, a new auxin-resistant mutant of

Marta Matvienko   (Messing lab, Rutgers)
Changes of DNA content during plant development.

Jocelyn Malamy (Benfey lab, NYU)
Patterns of lateral root differentiation.

Dominick Basile   (Lehman)
Phyletic phenocopies: A technique for probing the genetic
and developmental basis of evolutionary change.

Marja Timmermans  (Nelson lab, Yale)
leafbladeless1 is required for dorsal cell identity in maize

12:45-2:00 pm  LUNCH

2:00-3:30 pm   Session III: Plant Biochemistry
                    Chair: Barbara Meurer-Grimes, Lehman
Jeffrey Staub (Deng lab, Yale)
Molecular interactions involving the Arabidopsis COP9

Gary Vanzin (Reiter lab, U. Conn)
The MUR1 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana encodes an
isoform of GDP-D-mannose-4,6-dehydratase catalyzing
the first step in the de novo synthesis of GDP-L-fucose.

Ruibai Luo  (Wurtzel lab, Lehman)
Carotenoid biosynthesis in maize.

Rosana Melo-Oliveira  (Coruzzi lab, NYU)
Evidence for a dual role for glutamate dehydrogenase
(GDH) in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Daniel Bush   (U Illinois/ CSH)
Assimilate Partitioning: From plant physiology to protein

Peter Rubinelli     (Ma lab, CSH)
Isolation of a novel glucosidase specifically expressed in
the anther by subtractive hybridization.

3:30-3:45 pm   COFFEE BREAK

3:45-5:30 pm   Session IV: Gene Regulation
                    Chair: Elli Wurtzel, Lehman
Victor Llaca (Messing lab, Rutgers)
Structure and organization of the 22-kDa alpha-zein
cluster in maize.

Dmitry A. Belostotsky (Albany)
Posttranscriptional control in Arabidopsis: role of poly(A)
binding proteins.

Sumita Chaudhuri (Maliga lab, Rutgers)
Cis-sequence requirements for RNA editing in plastids.

German Serino   (Maliga lab, Rutgers)
Deletion analysis to identify shared subunits of the two
plastid RNA polymerases.

Erich Grotewold   (CSH)
Transcription "in colors": The maize P and C1
Myb-domain proteins.

Mark Settles    (Martienssen lab, CSH)
The HCF106 mutant blocks thylakoid protein import.

Diana Horvath  (Chua lab, Rockefeller)
Immediate-early salicylic acid-induced genes.

Timothy W. Short
Department of Biology
Queens College of the City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367

Phone: (718) 997-3414
Fax: (718) 997-3445
E-mail: tws$biol at qc1.qc.edu

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