Gordon Research Conference

Rich Jorgensen rajorgensen at UCDAVIS.EDU
Mon Nov 14 19:34:01 EST 1994


                1995 Gordon Research Conference on 
                PLANT CELL GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT
            Emphasis on: APICAL MERISTEMS AND PRIMORDIA
            June 11-16, 1995; Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
        Chair: Rich Jorgensen; Vice-chair: Joachim Messing 

Monday AM               EMBRYO PATTERNING; SHOOT & LEAF PRIMORDIA
                        Discussion Leader: Ian Sussex  

Gerd Jurgens            embryonic pattern formation genes
Sarah Hake              maize: knotted1 and homologues; abphyll
Kathy Barton            SHOOT MERISTEMLESS locus in Arabidopsis 
Steve Clark             CLAVATA loci: regulators of meristem development

Monday PM               MERISTEM DIVERSITY and EVOLUTION
                        Discussion Leader: Ian Sussex  

Richard Litz            gymnosperms and angiosperms: somatic embryogenesis
Judy Jernstedt          lower vascular plants: angle shoot and rhizophore 
Michael Christianson    bryophyte meristems: origins of plant meristems
Linda Graham            charophycean algae: origins of plant meristems

Tuesday AM              ROOT APICES
                        Discussion Leader: Lew Feldman

Peter Barlow            nature, organization and origins of root meristem
Ben Scheres             root meristem programming; cell ablation experiments
Nancy Kerk              quiescent center
Martha Hawes            root cap meristem

Tuesday PM              METHODS IN CELL GENETICS
                        Discussion Leader: Joachim Messing

Eric Lam                homologous recombination
Rob Martienssen         transposons: tagging, knock-outs, traps
Caroline Dean           map-based cloning; flowering genes (FCA)

Wednesday AM            INDUCTION OF FLOWERING
                        Discussion Leader: Erin Irish

Scott Poethig           phase change in maize and Arabidopsis
Maarten Koornneef       genetic analysis of flowering time 
George Coupland         control of flowering time by CONSTANS
Rick Amasino            control of flowering time by LD and FLC

Wednesday PM            HERITABLE EPIGENETIC STATES
                        Discussion Leader: Rob Martienssen

Joachim Messing         developmental imprinting
Vicki Chandler          paramutation
Rich Jorgensen          meristem-determined imprints

Thursday AM             EVOLUTION OF REPRODUCTIVE MORPHOLOGY
                        Discussion Leader: Michael Christianson

Thomas N Taylor         palaeobotany of flower origins and evolution
Mike Frohlich           homeotic genes in the origin and evolution of flowers
John Doebley            evolution of maize inflorescences
Charles S Gasser        development and evolution of ovule morphologies

Thursday PM             SPECIAL LECTURE
                        Discussion Leader: Joachim Messing

to be determined        animal developmental genetics

Friday AM               REPRODUCTIVE MORPHOLOGY
                        Discussion Leader: Charles Gasser

Detlef Weigel           control of meristem identity by LEAFY
Gerco Angenent          petunia floral homoeotic genes
Erin Irish              maize inflorescences

Application forms will be in February 3, 1995, issue of SCIENCE or
available now from: Gordon Research Conferences, Univ. of Rhode Island, PO
Box 984, West Kingston, RI 02892-0984 USA

Apply early. Attendance limited to 135 participants. Priority goes to
active participants in the field who apply early (by early March) AND
submit a poster abstract. Send poster abstract with application to GRC
office, and e-mail a copy to: 
"Messing, Joachim" <messing at ocelot.Rutgers.EDU> AND 
rajorgensen at ucdavis.edu (Rich Jorgensen).

For persons wishing to attend the ARABIDOPSIS meeting in Madison,
arrangements will be made to get you to New Hampshire on Sunday evening,
June 11. This will require a specially scheduled late van(s) from Logan
Airport. Please notify me if you wish to use this option so I can get a
rough head count. Accepted participants will receive instructions with
registration materials in the spring. (If any of you wish to rent a car in
Boston or fly to Manchester and rent a car there, I can keep a list of
potential car-poolers and distribute it by e-mail.)

Some funds are available to help with expenses of developing scientists.
Apply directly to chair (by e-mail please). 
                                                                           
     
In case you are wondering, "Plant Cell Genetics and Development" replaces
the former "Plant Cell and Tissue Culture" conference. It will be held in
odd-numbered years; Plant Molecular Biology (formerly an annual meeting)
will be held only in even-numbered years, by decision of GRC Board (the
trend now is for annual meetings to become biennial meetings in order to
make room for other topics). 





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