Conference: Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production

Anonymous nobody at REPLAY.COM
Tue Jul 14 12:29:03 EST 1998


ITS NOT NICE TO FUCK WITH MOTHER NATURE.

In article <v04003a09b1cf68901138@[166.55.57.115]>, prakash at TUSK.EDU ("C.
S. Prakash") wrote:

> (Note:  Contact Rich Handy <rhandy at healthtech.com>
> http://www.healthtech.com/conferences/ for details)
> 
> Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Conference
> "Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production"
> August 30-September 1, 1998
> Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
> Minneapolis, Minnesota
> 
> Agricultural biotechnology continues to benefit from the insights tha=
> t were
> developed during the era of the Human Genome Project.  The proliferat=
> ion of
> mapping, genotyping, and diagnostic methodologies has rapidly expande=
> d the
> analytical tools available to crop scientists for the analysis of pla=
> nt
> genomes.  This fall, for the third year in a row, U.S. farmers will h=
> arvest
> commercial quantities of crops grown from genetically altered seeds. =
>  With
> the passage and funding of the Plant Genome Initiative, genetic advan=
> ces
> will continue at a breakneck pace.  Cambridge Healthtech Institute's
> conference, Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production, is design=
> ed to
> bring world-class researchers together to discuss the status of the f=
> ield of
> crop genomics, looking back to where it has been and looking forward =
> to the
> next generation of genetically altered crops to improve production at=
>  home
> and to compete globally.
> 
> Scientific Advisors
> Dr. Benjamin Bowen, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
> Dr. Barbara Mazur, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
> Dr. David Somers, University of Minnesota
> 
> TECHNOLOGIES
> 
> STRUCTURAL GENOMICS
> Arabidopsis Thaliana Genome Sequencing:  Progress and Findings:  Dr. =
> Steve
> Rounsley, The Institute for Genomic Research
> Gene Discovery for Agricultural Biotechnology:  Dr. Scott V. Tingey, =
> E.I. Du
> Pont de Nemours and Company
> Application of GeneCalling=99 to Agricultural Biotechnology Gene Disc=
> overy:
> Dr. Otto Folkerts, CuraGen, Inc.
> Quantitative Genetic Traits and Genomics:  Dr. Benjamin Bowen, Pionee=
> r
> Hi-Bred International, Inc.
> Weeding through Genomes Using Array Technology:  Dr. Timothy W. Conne=
> r,
> Monsanto Company
> 
> FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS
> Targeted Gene Integration and Modification:  Development and Applicat=
> ion of
> New Technologies in Plants:  Dr. Chris L. Baszczynski, Pioneer Hi-Bre=
> d
> International, Inc.
> Applications of Gene Silencing in Functional Genomics:  Dr. David C.
> Baulcombe, The Sainsbury Laboratory
> Functional Analysis of the Arabidopsis Genome by Site-Selected T-DNA
> Mutagenesis:  Dr. Stephen L. Dellaporta, Yale University
> Maize:  WHISKER Transformation and Crypreservation:  Dr. Paul Bullock=
> , Garst
> Seed Company
> DNA Is a Four-Letter Word:  A Discussion of the U.S. Patent Office=
> =92s
> Treatment of Genomics-Based Invention:  Dr. Herbert H. Jervis, Pionee=
> r
> Hi-Bred International, Inc.
> 
> APPLICATIONS
> 
> TRANSGENIC DEFENSE TRAITS
> Detoxification of Fumonisins in Transgenic Maize:  Dr. John Duvick, P=
> ioneer
> Hi-Bred International, Inc.
> Activation of Disease Resistance Mechanisms in Tomato by the Interact=
> ion of
> the Tomato Pto Kinase and the Pseudomonas Syringae Avirulence Protein=
> :  Dr.
> Adam J. Bogdanove, Purdue University
> Elucidating the Role of NDR1 in Disease Resistance and Approaches to
> Identification of Other Disease Resistance Signal Transduction Genes:=
>   Dr.
> Allan D. Shapiro, University of Delaware
> Novel Insecticidal Toxins from the Bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens=
> :  Dr.
> Richard H. ffrench-Constant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Molecular Genetics of Plant Freezing Tolerance:  Dr. Michael F. Thoma=
> show,
> Michigan State University
> 
> TRANSGENIC ENHANCEMENT
> Molecular Strategies for the Modification of Lignin Content and Compo=
> sition:
> Dr. Richard A. Dixon, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
> New Oils from Genetically Engineered Soybeans:  Dr. Anthony J. Kinney=
> , E.I.
> Du Pont de Nemours and Company
> Modifying Rapeseed Oil for Applications in Lubrication Products:  Dr.=
>  Duane
> L. Johnson, Colorado State University
> Enhanced Quality Traits:  Engineering Amino Acid Content of Corn Grai=
> n:  Dr.
> Alan L. Kriz, DEKALB Genetics Corporation
> Metabolic Engineering for Enhancement of Agronomic Traits:  Dr. Nordi=
> ne
> Cheikh, Monsanto Company
> 
> Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
> On Nicollett Mall
> 1300 Nicollett Mall
> Minneapolis, MN  55403
> T:  612-370-1234
> F:  612-370-1463
> Room Rate:  $135.00
> Cut-off Date:  July 29, 1998 (space is limited register early)
> 
> =09=09=09=09=09  Commercial
> Academic/Government
> Advance Registration:  July 17, 1998=09=09$745=09=09=09$345
> On-site or Late Registration=09=09=09$845=09=09=09$395
> 
> Special Group Discount
> 3 or more registrations $50 off
> 5 or more registrations $100 off
> to obtain group discount registrations must be received by CHI at the=
>  same
> time indicating you are using the group discount rates
> 
> Special Student Rate
> $150 for students presenting a poster at the meeting/poster abstract =
> must be
> received by July 17, 1998
> 
> Novartis will be sponsoring a poster competition for the best student
> abstracts related to this meeting.  There will be three prizes of $15=
> 0 each.
> All student abstracts must be submitted by July 17, 1998
> Cambridge Healthtech Institute
> 1037 Chestnut Street
> Newton Upper Falls,  MA  02164
> USA
> 
> Phone: 617-630-1356
> Fax: 617-630-1325
> e-mail: rhandy at healthtech.com
> http://www.healthtech.com/conferences/




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