WORKSHOP -RECENT ADVANCES IN PLANT BIOLOGY, OPORTO, PORTUGAL, JULY 7-9

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WORKSHOP - RECENT ADVANCES IN PLANT BIOLOGY
FROM STRESS AND OXYGEN RADICALS TO
PROGRAMMED CELL DEATH AND SENESCENCE
PORTO, PORTUGAL, JULY 7-9

Date :  7-9 July 1999
Site :  IBMC - Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre 823, 4150 Porto, Portugal
Language :  English
Fee :  15 000 PTE (75 EUR), 8 000 PTE (40 EUR) for students (includes
workshop notes, coffee-breaks and lunches)
Group size:  40 to 50 participants (limited to auditorium capacity)

Objectives
In Plant Biology, the areas of Stress, Reactive Oxygen Intermediates,
Programmed Cell Death and Senescence have emerged in recent years as some of
the most exciting in the field, being also highly promising in terms of
applied impact.
The main objective of this workshop is to draw a united picture of current
knowledge in these areas and to explore the links between them, trying to
find new insights. The questions and experimental problems that should and
may be addressed in the near future will be discussed, pointing out the
trends of future investigation.
This workshop also intends to put together experienced scientists with
scientists who are willing to work in these new areas, encouraging the
spread of the research effort in these areas and promoting the establishment
of new collaborations.

Instructions to submission of abstracts
One page A4 format; margins 3 cm; font Times New Roman; letter size 12;
paragraph 1.5; title in capital letters and in bold;. institutions,
addresses and bibliography in letter size 10.

Registration
The deadline for registration and abstract submission is June 11. Payment
should be done until June 30, after acknowledgement of registration
acceptance. Payment in PTE or EUR should be made by bank transfer to
Workshop inj Plant Biology, Account nº 001001352107323000172 (Swift code –
BFYBPTPL135). Students should include the signature of the head of
Department with the institutional stamp in the registration form.

Accomodation
1 - Seminário do Vilar
Rua Arcediago Van Zeller, 50, 4050-621 Porto
Tel: + 351 (0)2 6000824 Fax: + 351 (0)2 6096276
Single room: 6500 PTE (32.4 EUR) - Double room: 4500 PTE (22.5 EUR)

2 - Hotel Ipanema Porto (****)
Tel: + 351 (0)2 6068061
Single room: 15100 PTE (75.3 EUR) - Double room: 8550 PTE (42.6 EUR)

Preliminary Program

Day one

9.00 - 9.30  Registration and Welcome

9.30 - 10.30  Programed cell death during tracheary element differentiation
involves a secreted protease
A. Jones

10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 - 12.00  Programmed cell death in the hypersensitive response
  R.I. Pennell

12.30 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Programmed cell death in systemic acquired resistance
R.I. Pennell

15.00 - 16.00  Personal communications

16.00 - 16.30  Coffee break

16.30 - 17.30  Poster Session

19.00 Social program - Porto de Honra


Day two


9.30 - 10.30  The role of H2O2 in oxidative stress in plants
Dirk Inze

10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 - 12.00  How does stress inhibit cell division in plants?
Dirk Inze

12.30 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00  The role of ethylene in the regulation of senescence and
abcission in plants.
A. Bleeker

15.00 - 16.00  Personal communications

16.00 - 16.30  Coffee break

16.30 - 17.30  Open Discussion. Reactive Oxygen Intermediates - a danger or
a bless?


Day three

9.00 - 10.00  Genetic analysis of plant life cycle using Arabidopsis as a
model
A. Bleeker

10.00 - 10.30  Coffee break

10.30 - 11.30   Cell death and evolution
  P. Golstein

11.30 - 12.30 Open Discussion. Stress, plant cell death and senescence -
what have they got to do with plant aging?

13.00 Farewell Lunch

14.30 Social programe - Touristic tour



Invited Lecturers
Alan Jones - Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, USA
Anthony Bleeker - Department of Botany, Universoty of Wisconsin, USA
Dirk Inze - Deparment of Genetics, University of Gent, Belgium
Pierre Golstein - Centre d’Immunologie INSERM-CNRS de MArseille-Luminy,
France
Roger Pennell - Ceres, Inc., Malibu, USA

REGISTRATION FORM

Name:

Address:


Telephone:  Fax: E-mail:


Submission of:  oral communication _ ; poster _ ; none _
Title:


Accomodation:  No _ ;   Yes _  1 - _   2 - _  From_______to_________

Date:  Signature:

Registration / Information
Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, USA
IBMC, Universidade do Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre 823, 4150 Porto, Portugal
Tel.: +351 (0)2 6074900 – Fax: +351 (0)2 6099157
E-mail: plantlin at ibmc.up.pt











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