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Stephen R. Heller srheller at ORIGIN.NALUSDA.GOV
Wed Apr 26 09:08:35 EST 1995


26 April, 1995

                         DRAFT for PG-IV
                       January 14-18, 1996


     Welcome to the first draft of the Plant Genome IV 
conference.  Based on the successes of the first three PG
meetings, we hope to make some minor adjustments and fine-tuning
to make PG-IV even better.

     The abstracts from the PG-I, PG-II, and PG-III meetings are
now available on the Internet.  Gopher to "probe.nalusda.gov" or
use a WWW client to view:
 
       http://probe.nalusda.gov:8000
 
     In either case, the abstracts appear on the menu and have
been WAIS indexed for convenient searching. 

     The planned changes for PG-IV are based upon the very
positive and useful feedback from many of the 650+ people who
attended PG-III in January 1995.

     All administrative questions should be addressed to Darrin
Scherago at Scherago International Inc., 11 Penn Plaza, Suite
1003, New York, NY 10001.  Their phone number is 212-643-1750
(FAX number is 212-643-1758) and their Internet e-mail address is
SCHERAGO at BIOTECHNET.COM.  Scherago International is the
conference organizer for PG-IV.

     Participants are invited to submit abstracts for the poster
session either in hard copy (printed form) or by e-mail (see
Appendix A for details).  There were over 290 posters at PG-III. 
Additional space has been obtained to handle even more posters at
PG-IV.  This year the abstract forms will have an improved set of
categories to assure your poster talk is properly handled.  The
printed abstrcat forms are now available from Scherago
International.

     All abstracts will be reviewed.  The normal review turn-
around time will be within two weeks of receipt of the abstract. 
This year all abstracts (printed and e-mail) should be submitted
to Dr. Douglas Bigwood, PG-IV Abstracts, USDA National
Agriculture Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.  Scherago
International will notify you of the acceptance of your
abstract(s).  Abstracts may be submitted on printed forms
available from Scherago or by e-mail.  Starting in the summer of
1995 (about 2-3 months from now) E-mail abstracts should be sent
to PGIV-abstracts at probe.nalusda.gov or submitted via the WWW PG-
IV abstract form available by connecting to: 

   http://probe.nalusda.gov:8000/plant/PGIV.abstract.html


     See Appendix A for details. Please note: ABSTRACTS NOT
INCLUDING ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION WILL BE REJECTED!!  

     All accepted abstracts will be included in the final printed
program and presented in the exhibit hall area.  The poster board
size at the meeting is 4 feet (1.22 meters) high by 6 feet (1.83
meters) wide.  The abstract submission deadline is 1 November,
1995.  Printed abstract forms are available from Scherago
International. Please contact them by phone, FAX, e-mail, or
regular post to obtain abstract forms.


Location:      Town & Country Hotel
               500 Hotel Circle North
               San Diego, CA 92108

               Phone: 1-619-291-7131 
                 or   1-800-772-8527
               FAX:   1-619-291-3584
    (15 minutes by taxi or Cloud-9 Shuttle from the airport).

     For 1996 the hotel room rate will be $72.00 per night
(single or double occupancy) plus tax.  You must contact the
hotel directly for room reservations. All hotel deposits and
payments must be sent directly to the Town & Country hotel.
Scherago International does not handle the hotel reservations! 
Be sure to mention the PG-IV meeting so you will get the
conference hotel rate of $72.00.



Cost: The cost of registration for PG-IV will remain the          
      same as for PG-III.

          $ 300 advance registration 
                    postmarked by 15 November 1995 
          $ 350 if postmarked after 15 November 1995
                    and on-site in San Diego
          $ 100 Student (Pre-Ph.D) Registration
               (Requires a letter of certification from your 
                    department chairperson.)


     All payments MUST be in US dollars.  

     Scherago International does not accept any credit cards for
payment of the registration fee.  

     Send your payment by a check drawn on a US bank to:

          Scherago International, Inc.
          11 Penn Plaza
          Suite 1003
          New York, NY 10001



     If you do not have a US bank check, you may send the
registration fee by a wire transfer to Chemical Bank.  The wire
transfer MUST have your name and organization and the Scherago
International Account number (see below) on the wire transfer,
to:

          Chemical Bank
          640 Fifth Avenue
          New York, NY 10019 USA

          ABA# 021-000-128
          Account # 020-047-851
          Account Name:  Scherago International/Plant Genome

     (All registrations include one copy of the printed
conference abstracts, Sunday-Thursday continental breakfasts,
Sunday evening opening reception, Monday evening Wine & Cheese
Reception, and Wednesday evening dinner.)



Airline:

     United Airlines is the official conference airline.  For
details on conference airfare discounts in the USA, please call
United Airlines at 1-800-521-4041. Outside the USA please call
your local United Airlines office.  The PG-IV conference code is:
590XR


Employment/Placement Office

     For PG-IV two message boards will be set aside in the foyer
area.  These message boards will be for posting of job openings
and for those looking for positions in the plant genome field.




PG-IV Meeting Outline
January 14-18, 1996


PG-IV Co-Chairpersons:

               Stephen Heller, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD, USA
                    (SRHELLER at NALUSDA.GOV)

               Jerome Miksche, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD, USA
                    (JMIKSCHE at NALUSDA.GOV)

               Michael Gale,  John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
                    (JEFFERY at BBSRC.AC.UK)

               Susan McCouch, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
                    (SRM4 at .CORNELL.EDU)


Conference Co-sponsors:
           USDA, ARS                         USDA, NAL
                      Rockefeller Foundation            
     International Society for Plant Molecular Biology (ISPMB)
               USDA, NRI Competitive Grants Office
                        John Innes Centre


Student Travel Grants

     The ISPMB is again sponsoring four (4) student travel grant
awards of $250 each.  For details please contact Dr. Susan
McCouch by e-mail (SRM4 at .CORNELL.EDU).





Computer Room

     There will be computer system demos available all week in
the "computer room" which is appended to the area where the
exhibits, coffee breaks, and posters are located.




    Computer Room Organizers: 

      J. Michael Cherry  (CHERRY at GENOME.STANFORD.EDU)
      Dave Matthews      (MATTHEWS at GREENGENES.CIT.CORNELL.EDU)
      Brad Sherman       (BKS at S27W007.PSWFS.GOV)


     Please contact any of the above three people should you wish
to demo any computer system and/or present an "electronic" poster
during the meeting.  Electronic posters will still require a
"normal", printed abstract forms, which can be obtained from
Scherago International.  Please note that any software which is
demonstrated at PG-IV must be available to the scientific
community.  



Sunday  -   Workshops (7)

Monday  -   AM  Session #1  -  Diversity and Genomics
                               (1 Plenary + 3 lectures)
            PM  Session #2  -  Technology and Bioinformatics
                               (3 lectures)
            Evening - Reception

Tuesday   - AM  Session #3 -  Comparative Mapping
                               (1 Plenary + 4 lectures)
            PM  Computer Workshop
                      (number of talks - to be announced)
            Evening - Workshops (2)

Wednesday - AM  Session #4  -  Hosts, Pathogens, and Interactions
                               (1 Plenary + 2 lectures)

            AM  Session #5  -  Chromosome Structure 
                               (3 lectures)


            PM  Workshops (3)
            Evening - Dinner

Thursday  - All day Session #6  - Applications of Molecular       
                         Markers in Breeding
                                (1 Plenary + 6 lectures)


Saturday:

     3:00 pm -   6:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer


Sunday:


     8:00 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer


Sunday All Day Workshops:

Workshop#1

     9 am - 6 pm -  International Consortium for Sugar Cane 
                Biotechnology 
                    Organized by James Irvine      CONFIRMED!!
                    (J-IRVINE at TAMU.EDU)

Workshop#2

     9 am - 6 pm  Forest Tree Genome - Parts  1 & 2 
                  Organized by Dave Neale          CONFIRMED!!
                  (DBN at S27W007.PSWFS.GOV)


Sunday Workshops:

Workshop #3

    9:00 am - 11:30 am   Maize                                    
                    (BYRNE at TEOSINTE.AGRON.MISSOURI.EDU)

Workshop #4

   12:00     - 2:30 pm   Rice (SRM4 at CORNELL.EDU)


Workshop #5
   12:00     - 2:30 pm   Cotton (AHP2343 at BIOCH.TAMU.EDU)

Workshop #6

   3:00 pm   - 5:30 pm   Arabidopsis  (ARABIDOPSIS at BBSRC.AC.UK)

Workshop #7
   3:00 pm   - 5:30 pm   Soybeans/Legumes (RCSSHOE at IASTATE.EDU)

Evening -   Welcome Reception - Atlas Foyer
   7:00 pm  -  9:00 pm


Monday:

     7:00 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:00 am  -  8:15 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer

     8:15 am  -  8:30 am    Opening of PG-IV - Stephen Heller     
                                (SRHELLER at ORIGIN.NALUSDA.GOV)

  Session #1  -  Diversity and Genomics

                    Chairperson: Gary McCone
                             (GMCCONE at NALUSDA.GOV)

      8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture -  TBA

 
      9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #1 - TBA
                                
      9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open

     10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break

     11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #2 - TBA
                            
     11:30 am  - Noon        Lecture #3 - TBA
                                 
     Noon      -  1:30 pm    Lunch

     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Odd numbered) 
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos

                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm



  Session # 2 -  Technology and Bioinformatics
                            Chairperson: - TBA

     3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm    Lecture #4 - TBA

     4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm    Lecture #5 - TBA

     4:30 pm  -  5:00 pm    Lecture #6 - TBA

     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm    Wine & Cheese Reception - Atlas Foyer



Tuesday:

     7:30 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:30 am  -  8:30 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer

  Session #3  -  Comparative Mapping

                    Chairperson:  TBA


     8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture -  TBA

     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #7 - TBA
    
    10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break 

    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #8 - TBA

    11:30 am  - 12:00 noon  Lecture #9 - TBA
          



    12:00 noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch

     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Even numbered) &
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos

                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

     Afternoon - Computer Tools & Resources
                    3:30 pm - 6 pm


     Organized by:  J. Michael Cherry, Stanford University
                    (CHERRY at GENOME.STANFORD.EDU)


     7:30 pm  - 10:00 pm    Open Cash Bar - Atlas Foyer
                                 and Workshops

Workshops:   8:00 - 10:30 pm

Workshop #8- IGGI/ITMI
                 Michael Gale, John Innes Centre
                    (JEFFERY at BBSRC.AC.UK)
                          and
                   Calvin Qualset
                  (ITMI at UCDAVIS.EDU)
                            and

                Jeff Bennetzen, Purdue
                (MAIZE at BILBO.BIO.PURDUE.EDU)

Workshop #9- Abiotic Stress
                  Henry Nguyen                CONFIRMED!!
                  (BWHTN at TTACS.TTU.EDU)






Wednesday:

     7:30 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:30 am  -  8:30 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer


Session #4  -  Host Pathogens and Diseases

                    Chairperson:  TBA


     8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture - TBA

     9:00 am  -  9:30 am    Lecture #10 - TBA

     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #11 - TBA

    10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break    

     9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open (Last day for exhibits)




Session #5  Chromosome Structure

                            Chairperson: TBA

    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #12 - TBA

    11:30 pm  - 12:00 noon  Lecture #13 - TBA 

    12:00 noon- 12:30 pm    Lecture #14 - TBA


    12:30 pm  -  1:30 pm    Lunch

     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Odd numbered) &
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos

                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm



     3:30 pm  -  6:00 pm    Workshops



Workshop #10- Nomenclature
                Carl Price
              (PRICE at MBCL.RUTGERS.EDU)


            
Workshop #11 - Fruit Tree
                Norman Weeden              CONFIRMED!!!
          (NORMAN_WEEDEN at QMRELAY.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU)
 
 
Workshop #13 - Barley
                Patrick Hayes              CONFIRMED!!
           (HAYESP at CSS.ORST.EDU)




     7:00 pm  -  9:00 pm    Conference Dinner,
                              Presidio Ballroom


Thursday:

     7:30 am -   4:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     7:30 am  -  8:30 am    Continental Breakfast - Atlas Foyer


  Session #6  - Applications of Molecular Markers in Breeding

                    Chairperson: TBA

     8:30 am  -  9:30 am    Plenary Lecture -  TBA
                 
     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Lecture #15 - TBA

    10:00 am  - 11:00 am    Coffee/Tea Break

    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Lecture #16 - TBA

    11:30 pm  - 12:00 noon  Lecture #17 - TBA
  
    12:00 noon - 1:30 pm    Lunch


     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm    Posters (Even numbered) &
                            Exhibits & Computer Demos

                            Coffee/Soda will be available
                              from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm




     3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm    Lecture #18  - TBA 

     4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm    Lecture #19  - TBA


     4:30 pm  -  5:00 pm    Lecture #20  - TBA



     5:00 pm  -  5:05 pm    Closing Remarks - 
                                 Stephen Heller
                            (SRHELLER at ORIGIN.NALUSDA.GOV)
                                  and 
                                 Jerome Miksche
                            (JMIKSCHE at ORIGIN.NALUSDA.GOV)

 

Appendix A:  Abstract Information

Information Required:

Name(s)
Name of presenter
Address(es)
Abstract (maximum of 250 words)
Type of Abstract: Workshop/Speaker/Poster/Computer (W/S/P/C)

     Please note: Workshop and speaker abstracts are not
presented in the exhibit hall.  Poster boards will be allocated
only for Poster and Computer abstracts (Categories 1-8 listed
below) which will be presented in the exhibit hall.  If you want
to have both a workshop/speaker talk and a poster, submit two
separate and different abstracts, properly labeled.

     Submitting a Category 9 computer abstract means that either
the program or system you are presenting is either on a computer
at the PG-IV computer room or is accessed via the Internet.


Category
  1. Sequencing & EST's
  2. Large Insert Libraries, Long Range Mapping, Gene Isolation
  3. Marker Systems and Diversity:
     a. General
     b. SSR's
     c. RAPD's
     d. AFLP's
  4. Cytology, in situ and microcloning
  5. Mapping & tagging:
     a. General Comparative
     b. Rice
     c. Wheat, Barley, Rye
     d. Maize, Sorghum, Sugar Cane
     e. Brassicas
     f. Legumes
     g. Tomato, Potato, Pepper
     h. Fruit Trees
     i. Forest Trees
     j. Other Species - please specify name.  
        (The organizing committee may add 
       additional categories here, if needed.)
  6. Transformation
  7. Genes & Pathways
  8. Computers (No demonstrations)
     a. Databases 
     b. Genome Software
  9. Computer Demonstrations
     a. Databases
     b. Genome Software


1. Printed forms available from Scherago.
2. WWW template available at NAL.
3. E-mail abstracts to NAL probe machine (must be only in ascii).



Appendix B: Contact Information

Scherago (SCHERAGO at BIOTECHNET.COM)
1. Abstract Forms 
2. Registration Forms/Information
3. Conference Hotel Information
4. Exhibit Information
5. Employment Office

Town & Country
1. Hotel Registration
2. Hotel deposits and payments.

Susan McCouch (SRM4 at CORNELL.EDU)
1. ISPBM Travel Grant Information

Stephen Heller (SRHELLER at NALUSDA.GOV)
1. Workshop Requests


Douglas Bigwood (DBIGWOOD at NALUSDA.GOV)
1. Electronic Abstracts




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