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CSHL meeting on Arabidopsis functional genomics and crop plants

michael.bevan michael.bevan at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Nov 12 11:55:37 EST 1998

Dear Colleagues

A meeting titled "The Arabidopsis genome: a model for crop plants" will be held
from Dec 3-6 at Cold Spring Harbor Lab, NY. This sia  follow-up to the
successful plant genome meeting held at CSHL last year.
There is an exciting programme with speakers representing some of the recently
funded functional genomics programmes in the US, an overview of progress in
genome sequencing and database provision in Arabidopsis, and recent advances in
crop plant genomics, mapping technology and Arabidopsis functional genomics.
These are still a few spaces left for attendees, who may present a poster if
they wish. Please email meetings at cshl.org or visit the website at
http://www.cshl.org/meetings to register.



3-5 pm

AGI review meeting (Joe Ecker, chair)

7 pm
Keynote Address	Steve Tanksley - Application of genomics to the identification,
utilisation and cloning of economically valuable QTLs in plants

Session 1		Crop plant genomics
			Discussion leader: Rich Michelmore
Philip SanMiguel- Structure of maize, sorghum and rice genomes
			Sarah Hake-  Maize functional genomics
Rich Michelmore- genomic organisation and evolution of disease resistance genes
Dong-Jin Kim- Comparative genomics of legumes and Arabidopsis


Session 2	Progress in Arabidopsis genome sequencing and database
			Discussion Leader. Joe Ecker
			Sakis Theologis- Chromosome 1

	Samir Kaul- Chromosome 2
			Marcel Salanoubat- Chromosome 3
			Dick McCombie  and Mike Bevan- Chromosome 4
			Satoshi Tabata- Chromosome 3 and 5
		 	Mike Cherry-Integrating Arabidopsis Bioinformatics
Mary Anderson- Genome activities at the Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre
			Randy Scholl- Genome-related activities at ABRC

Session 3		Mapping and chromosome structure
			Discussion Leader. Daphne Preuss
			Michael Mindrinos- The first SNP map of Arabidopsis
Elizabeth Winzeler- Direct allele variation of the yeast genome
Greg Copenhaver- The five Arabidopsis centromeres: genetic location and
sequence composition
Naohiro Kato- Chromatin charting: organisation and dynamics of plant nuclear
DNA in situ
Tom Gerats- Rapid and precise genomic localisation of mutant loci

David Flanders- A new comprehensive physical map display from AtDB

Session 4		Functional Genomics
			Discussion leader: Jonathan Jones
			David Baulcombe- Amplicon technology
Patrick Krysan- Establishment of an Arabidopsis knockout facility
Jonathan Jones- Insertional mutagenesis using dSpm for function search in
Andy Pereira- Functional analysis of the Arabidopsis genome with the En-I
transposon mutagenesis system
Jonathan Clark- Exploiting Ds for Arabidopsis functional  genomics


Session 5		Functional Genomics II: Applications
			Discussion Leader: Mike Sussman
			Javier Paz-Ares- The Arabidopsis R2R3 Myb family.
Satchin Panda- Toc 2- a locus central to circadian function
John Mundy- Ds mutants affecting plant development, size,  and death.
Petra Epple- Structure and function of LSD1 homologs
Julian Schroeder- ABA singal transduction and ion channel regulation in guard
Hans Jespersen- Bioinformatics of the ring finger motif

Session 6.		Posters


Session 7		Gene expression and informatics

			Discussion leader: Mike Bevan
Pam Green- Plans for functional analysis of the Arabidopsis genome via global
gene expression analysis and gene disruption.
Patricia Springer- Finding the genes driving GUS expression of enhancer trap
and gene trap transposants
B. Touraine- Comparative analysis of the Arabidopsis transcriptome and proteome
V. Santoni- Proteome approach to Arabidopsis
Juergen Kroymann- identification of insect-induced genes in Arabidopsis
Nancy Eckhardt- Stress related and developmental genes identified by PCR
suppression subtractive hybridisation and cDNA microarray technology.
Motoaki Seki- High efficiency cloning of Arabidopsis full-length cDNAs

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