Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society Meeting

Dennis A Schaff daschaff at chopin.udel.edu
Mon Apr 12 10:04:49 EST 1993


First Announcement                                        10th Annual Meeting

                  Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society

                                July 15-16, 1993
                             University of Delaware
                                  Clayton Hall
                                Newark, Delaware

Keynote Address              Sheila McCormick
                             USDA/ARS-Plant Gene Expression Center 
                             Molecular analysis of gametogenesis in plants.

Invited Speakers             Becky Boston (North Carolina State University)
                             Regulation and function of maize ribosome
                             inactivating proteins.

                             Jim Carrington (Texas A&M)
                             Replication and movement of a potyvirus that
                             expresses GUS. 

                             Michael Dobres (Drexel University)
                             A transcriptional marker for epidermal
                             differentiation in Pisum sativum.

                             Ted Klein (Du Pont Co.)
                             Maize transformation: An industrial
                             perspective.

                             Antoni Rafalski (Du Pont Co.)
                             Technology for molecular breeding: RAPD
                             markers, microsatellites, and machines. 

                             Dan Roberts (USDA/ARS~Beltsville)
                             Molecular basis of rhizosphere colonization by
                             the plant beneficial bacterium, Enterobacter
                             cloacae.

                             Barbara Valent (Du Pont Co.)
                             Two cloned genes for host specificity in the
                             rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea.

                             Carroll Vance (USDA/ARS-Univ. of Minnesota)
                             Primary assimilation of nitrogen in alfalfa
                             nodules: Molecular features of the enzymes
                             involved.

                             John Watson (University of Maryland)
                             Photo-regulated expression of protein kinase
                             genes. 

Sessions                     Plenary sessions will include 30-minute
                             presentations by the invited speakers and
                             shorter talks by interested participants.

                             Student and post-doctoral presentations are
                             particularly encouraged.

                             Poster sessions will be held in conjunction
                             with plenary sessions.

                             Commercial exhibitors will be present to
                             highlight key products and developing
                             technologies.

Developing Technologies      Paul Gilna (Los Alamos)
                             The latest advances in community-based access
                             to sequence data submission and maintenance
                             technologies for GenBank.  

Housing                      Housing will be available on-campus or at
                             local motels.

Dinner                       A social hour and dinner will follow Sheila
                             McCormick's address (July 15).

Registration                 A call for abstracts, registration forms, and
                             housing requests will be sent in May.

Tour                         We are planning a tour of Longwood Gardens,
                             Kennett Square PA (18 miles from the
                             University of Delaware) after the meeting.

Further Information          If you have any questions or need further
                             information, please contact the organizer:

                             Dennis A. Schaff
                             Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
                             University of Delaware
                             Newark, DE 19717-1303
                             (302) 831-2534
                             (302) 831-3651 (FAX)
                             daschaff at brahms.udel.edu (e-mail)

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