Plant Molecular Biology Gordon Conference - second announcement

LAST, ROB [AG/2165] rob.last at
Fri Feb 4 11:49:21 EST 2000

Second Announcement
Biological Regulatory Mechanisms Plant Molecular Biology
Gordon Conference, 2000
July 16-21, 2000
Holderness School, Plymouth, NH USA
Organized by: Robert L. Last and Barbara Baker

Keynote Speaker: Winslow Briggs - Carnegie Institution at Stanford
University "The Long Search for an Elusive Blue-Light Photoreceptor"

Gene Silencing
Discussion Leader: David Baulcombe

David Baulcombe, John Innes Center - "Genetic & Biochemical Dissection of
Gene Silencing in Arabidopsis & Other Plants"

Shou-Wei Ding, Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, Singapore - "Viral
Suppressors of Gene Silencing"

Giusseppi Macino, Sezione di Genetica Molecolare, Rome - "Cosuppression and
dsRNAi Phenomena are Related"

Signal Transduction
Discussion Leader: Paul Schulze-Lefert

Jiammin Li, University of Michigan - "BIN2, A New Player in Brassinosteroid

Peter Quail, PGEC/University of California, Berkeley - "Photosensory
Perception and Signaling by the Phytochromes"

Julin Maloof, Salk Institute - "Natural Variation in Light Signaling and

Steve Clark, University of Michgan - "A Receptor Complex Regulating Organ
Formation in Arabidopsis"

Cell Death                          Discussion Leader: Jeff

Jeff Dangl, University of North Carolina - "Recognition & Response of
Arabidopsis to Pathogens"

Jean Greenberg, University of Chicago - "Causes & Consequences of Programmed
Cell Death and Other Cell Fate Changes in Arabidopsis"

Keith Davis, Paradigm Genetics - "Ozone- An Abiotic Elicitor of the
Hypersensitive Response in Plants"

Hong Gil Nam, Pohang University, Korea - "Genetic Mutations of Arabidopsis
with an Altered Senescence Phenotype"

Plant-Microbe Interactions                    Discussion Leader:
Barbara Baker

Barbara Baker, PGEC/University of California, Berkeley

Xinnian Dong, Duke University - "Signal Transduction in Systemic Acquired

Doug Cook, Texas A&M University - "Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Nod
Factor Perception in Medicago truncatula"

Paul Schulze-Lefert, John Innes Center - "Recognition and Signaling in
Powdery Mildew Disease Resistance"

The Metabolic Framework of Plant Growth And Defense       Discussion
Leader: Clint Chapple

Clint Chapple, Purdue University - "Phenylpropanoid Metabolism in
Arabidopsis: New Enzymes for an Old Pathway"

Gloria Coruzzi, New York University - "Amino Acid Sensing and Signaling in

James Tumlinson, USDA, Gainsville, Florida - "Chemical Signals that Mediate
Tritrophic Plant - Insect Interactions"

Jonathan Gershenzon, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany -
"Regulation of Volatile Terpene
Formation after Herbivore Damage"

Abiotic Stress Adaptation
Discussion Leader: Robert Last

Anne Britt, University of California, Davis - "Genetics of the DNA
Damage-Induced Cell Cycle Checkpoint Response"

Jian-Kang Zhu, University of Arizona -"A Regulatory Pathway for Plant Salt

Kris Niyogi, University of California, Berkeley - "Genetic Dissection of
Photo-Oxidative Stress Responses"

Development from Cell to Seed                       Discussion
Leader: Ueli Grossnicklaus

Ueli Grossnicklaus, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland - "Maternal
Effects on Seed Development: Genetics and Epigenetics"

Anna Koltunow, CSIRO, Australia - "The Central Role of the Ovule in
Parthenocarpy and Apomixis"

Sheila McCormick, PGEC/University of California, Berkeley - "Mutants
Affecting Pollen Development in Arabidopsis Thaliana"

Yuval Eshed, University of California, Davis - "The Significance of Polarity
for Plant Morphogenesis"

Discussion Leader: Steve Tanksley

Steve Tanksley, Cornell University - "Identification and Cloning of QTL
Controlling Fruit Size and Shape in Tomato'

Virginia Walbot, Stanford University - "MU Transposon Tagging of Maize

  Steve Rounsley, Cereon Genomics - "Low-Pass Whole Genome Shotgun
Sequencing: Insights into Ecotype Variation in Arabidopsis"

(Updated schedule information is available at
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I encourage you to apply early, since attendance is limited. Application can
be done electronically via the Gordon Research Conference Web Site
(< <> >).
Application materials can also be requested by email:
app at
or mail:
Conference Application
Gordon Research Conferences
University of Rhode Island
P.O. Box 984
West Kingston, RI 02892-0984 USA

Please note that this meeting is called Plant Molecular Biology.

Please contact Rob Last with questions or for further information.
Robert L. Last
Cereon Genomics
45 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-551-8223
Fax: 617-551-1960 <>


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