Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Meeting

Mitsuru Akita akita at msu.edu
Sun Jan 6 16:47:13 EST 2002


Second Announcement
Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Meeting
May 12-15, 2002
UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

   
The NSF-funded Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Research Network 
(WallBioNet) is organizing a Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis Meeting 
that will be held May 12-15, 2002 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead 
Conference Center. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together 
researchers studying all aspects of plant cell wall biosynthesis in 
order to facilitate discussion and to promote progress in the field. 
The program will include two invited lectures, short talks and poster 
presentations. Due to space restrictions, the meeting will be limited 
to 100 attendees. Electronic preregistration is available at 
<http://xyloglucan.prl.msu.edu/index.html>http://xyloglucan.prl.msu.ed 
u/index.html. The electronic preregistration deadline is January 11, 
2002. The abstract deadline is February 15, 2002. Full registration 
with payment is due March 15, 2002.

Funds are available to cover the registration costs of a minimum of 
30 postdoctoral and graduate student presenters who will be selected 
based on their submitted abstracts. Funding decisions made by Feb. 
28, 2001. Speakers for each of the sessions will be chosen from the 
submitted abstracts.

Preliminary program:

Biosynthesis of cell wall components:
     Cellulose
     Hemicelluloses
     Pectins
     Protein


Assembly and metabolism of the cell wall
     Assembly
     Wall Enzymes


Biological properties of cell walls
     Growth and development
     Plant-microbe interactions
     Adaptation to the environment

The final program will be available 
<http://xyloglucan.prl.msu.edu/index.html>http://xyloglucan.prl.msu.ed 
u/index.html after speakers are chosen from the submitted abstracts.

For information contact Mary Tierney (mtierney at zoo.umv.edu ), Debra 
Mohnen (dmohnen at ccrc.uga.edu), or Dan Cosgrove (dCosgrove at psu.edu).





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