[Arabidopsis] UMass Amherst PB symposium, 10/15/05

Susan Capistran capistran at bio.umass.edu
Mon Oct 3 14:20:04 EST 2005


Dear Colleague,

We would like to extend a final invitation for you to join us on Saturday, 
October 15th for the Symposium in Plant Biology "CHEMICAL PLANTS: 
MANIPULATING PLANT METABOLISM TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND NUTRITION" sponsored by 
the Plant Biology Graduate Program at the University of Massachusetts 
Amherst.  To register go to http://www.bio.umass.edu/plantbio/symposium05.html
The event is free and includes a morning break, lunch and a final reception 
concurrent with the post-symposium poster session.

We are delighted that many of you have already signed up to attend.  We 
will send a confirmation to all registrants by this Friday, October 7th. 
.  Registration and talks will be in Engineering Lab II Auditorium, Room 
119 and posters, lunch and reception will be on the 10th floor of the 
Lincoln Campus Center.  The full schedule is posted below.

8:30 am - Registration- ECSC-II (Engin. lab II) lobby
9:00 am -Welcome and Introductory remarks ECSC-II Auditorium, Room 119
Elsbeth Walker, Director, Plant Biology Graduate Program, UMass Amherst

9:10 am - DEAN DELLAPENNA, Michigan State Univ.
"Vitamin E Synthesis in Photosynthetic Organisms or Is it possible to do 
well and good in your research at the same time?"
10 am - Morning break, refreshments- ECSC atrium and lobby
10:20 am -HARRY KLEE, University of Florida
"Molecular approaches to understanding complex traits: tomato flavor and 
nutritional quality"
11:10 - SUSAN ROBERTS, UMass Amherst
"Targeted Metabolic Engineering for Enhancement of Paclitaxel Accumulation 
in Plant Cell Culture"
12 noon - Poster set-up and lunch. 10th floor, Lincoln Campus Center
12:30-1:45 - Lunch and poster preview. 10th floor, Lincoln Campus Center

2:00 pm - Welcome to afternoon session- ECSC 119
2:10 pm - DAVID SALT, Purdue University
"Genetic Manipulation of Selenium Speciation in Plants"
3:00 pm -YAIR SHACHAR-HILL, Michigan State Univ.
"Mapping fluxes through plant metabolic networks"
3:50 pm - BRENDA WINKEL, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
"How do they do that? Evidence for assembly of flavonoid enzyme complexes 
at the endoplasmic reticulum AND in the nucleus."
4:45 -6 pm Poster session and reception, 10th floor, Lincoln Campus Center

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