Conference: Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production

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Wed Jul 15 10:42:34 EST 1998


(Note:  Contact Rich Handy <rhandy at healthtech.com>
http://www.healthtech.com/conferences/ for details)

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Conference
"Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production"
August 30-September 1, 1998
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Agricultural biotechnology continues to benefit from the insights that were
developed during the era of the Human Genome Project.  The proliferation of
mapping, genotyping, and diagnostic methodologies has rapidly expanded the
analytical tools available to crop scientists for the analysis of plant
genomes.  This fall, for the third year in a row, U.S. farmers will harvest
commercial quantities of crops grown from genetically altered seeds.  With
the passage and funding of the Plant Genome Initiative, genetic advances
will continue at a breakneck pace.  Cambridge Healthtech Institute's
conference, Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production, is designed to
bring world-class researchers together to discuss the status of the field of
crop genomics, looking back to where it has been and looking forward to the
next generation of genetically altered crops to improve production at home
and to compete globally.

Scientific Advisors
Dr. Benjamin Bowen, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Dr. Barbara Mazur, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
Dr. David Somers, University of Minnesota

TECHNOLOGIES

STRUCTURAL GENOMICS
Arabidopsis Thaliana Genome Sequencing:  Progress and Findings:  Dr. Steve
Rounsley, The Institute for Genomic Research
Gene Discovery for Agricultural Biotechnology:  Dr. Scott V. Tingey, E.I. Du
Pont de Nemours and Company
Application of GeneCalling=99 to Agricultural Biotechnology Gene Discovery:
Dr. Otto Folkerts, CuraGen, Inc.
Quantitative Genetic Traits and Genomics:  Dr. Benjamin Bowen, Pioneer
Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Weeding through Genomes Using Array Technology:  Dr. Timothy W. Conner,
Monsanto Company

=46UNCTIONAL GENOMICS
Targeted Gene Integration and Modification:  Development and Application of
New Technologies in Plants:  Dr. Chris L. Baszczynski, Pioneer Hi-Bred
International, Inc.
Applications of Gene Silencing in Functional Genomics:  Dr. David C.
Baulcombe, The Sainsbury Laboratory
=46unctional Analysis of the Arabidopsis Genome by Site-Selected T-DNA
Mutagenesis:  Dr. Stephen L. Dellaporta, Yale University
Maize:  WHISKER Transformation and Crypreservation:  Dr. Paul Bullock, Garst
Seed Company
DNA Is a Four-Letter Word:  A Discussion of the U.S. Patent Office=92s
Treatment of Genomics-Based Invention:  Dr. Herbert H. Jervis, Pioneer
Hi-Bred International, Inc.

APPLICATIONS

TRANSGENIC DEFENSE TRAITS
Detoxification of Fumonisins in Transgenic Maize:  Dr. John Duvick, Pioneer
Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Activation of Disease Resistance Mechanisms in Tomato by the Interaction of
the Tomato Pto Kinase and the Pseudomonas Syringae Avirulence Protein:  Dr.
Adam J. Bogdanove, Purdue University
Elucidating the Role of NDR1 in Disease Resistance and Approaches to
Identification of Other Disease Resistance Signal Transduction Genes:  Dr.
Allan D. Shapiro, University of Delaware
Novel Insecticidal Toxins from the Bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens:  Dr.
Richard H. ffrench-Constant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Molecular Genetics of Plant Freezing Tolerance:  Dr. Michael F. Thomashow,
Michigan State University

TRANSGENIC ENHANCEMENT
Molecular Strategies for the Modification of Lignin Content and Composition:
Dr. Richard A. Dixon, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
New Oils from Genetically Engineered Soybeans:  Dr. Anthony J. Kinney, E.I.
Du Pont de Nemours and Company
Modifying Rapeseed Oil for Applications in Lubrication Products:  Dr. Duane
L. Johnson, Colorado State University
Enhanced Quality Traits:  Engineering Amino Acid Content of Corn Grain:  Dr.
Alan L. Kriz, DEKALB Genetics Corporation
Metabolic Engineering for Enhancement of Agronomic Traits:  Dr. Nordine
Cheikh, Monsanto Company

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
On Nicollett Mall
1300 Nicollett Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
T:  612-370-1234
=46:  612-370-1463
Room Rate:  $135.00
Cut-off Date:  July 29, 1998 (space is limited register early)

					  Commercial
Academic/Government
Advance Registration:  July 17, 1998		$745			$345
On-site or Late Registration			$845			$395

Special Group Discount
3 or more registrations $50 off
5 or more registrations $100 off
to obtain group discount registrations must be received by CHI at the same
time indicating you are using the group discount rates

Special Student Rate
$150 for students presenting a poster at the meeting/poster abstract must be
received by July 17, 1998

Novartis will be sponsoring a poster competition for the best student
abstracts related to this meeting.  There will be three prizes of $150 each.
All student abstracts must be submitted by July 17, 1998
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
1037 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls,  MA  02164
USA

Phone: 617-630-1356
=46ax: 617-630-1325
e-mail: rhandy at healthtech.com
http://www.healthtech.com/conferences/






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