Update-Workshop on Transgenic Plants

C. S. Prakash Prakash at ACD.TUSK.EDU
Wed Feb 21 14:23:12 EST 1996


Here is the updated information on the workshop on transgenic plants =

at Tuskegee University.  Please note that we now require =

pre-registration with payment to get a reasonable estimate of the =

audience number.  A website has been set up for the workshop and =

please check it for the latest information.   A few new speakers =

have been added since the last announcement.

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	 The Center for Plant Biotechnology Research, Tuskegee University, =

USA invites you to a workshop  on transgenic plants  (April 20-22, =

1996).  The workshop aims to provide a forum for students, teachers =

and researchers to learn first-hand the latest developments in =

transgenic plant research from leading scientists, enhance increased =

student participation in plant molecular biology and promote =

networking of students with the established plant molecular =

biologists.   =


	May I request you to please publicize this event to your faculty =

and students through your newsletter, Website and Internet mailings?   =

I also call upon companies to set up exhibits of their products and =

services.    May I also encourage Graduate Program Mangers to send =

their representatives to promote your programs and activities at =

this event?  Thank you for your consideration,

Yours,

C. S. Prakash, Ph. D.
Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Tuskegee University.

Here is a short announcement for your "Calendar of Events"
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Workshop on Transgenic Plants: Biology and Applications, April =

20-22, Tuskegee University.  Contact Dr. C. S. Prakash, School of =

Agriculture, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA.  =

Prakash at Acd.Tusk.Edu; Phone (334) 727-8023; Fax (334) 727-8552.  =

http://www.tusk.edu/tusk/agriculture/workshop/wrkshop.htm


Detailed announcement......
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Workshop on Transgenic Plants: Biology and Applications


April 20-22, 1996
Tuskegee University
Kellogg Executive Conference Center


The highlights of the workshop include...

=80	Lectures by nearly 20  eminent scientists on the current status of  =

research on transgenic plants including  fundamental biology, =

techniques, agricultural improvement, commercial applications, =

ethical issues  and social considerations.  =

=80	Special Session
 	=80 'Plant Genome Database'.
	=80 'How Internet Can Enhance Your Research Productivity'.
	=80 'Teaching Transgenic Plants to Undergraduates'.
=80	Panel discussion on strategies for enhancing minority =

participation in plant molecular biology research.
=80	Talks by federal agency representatives on funding opportunities =

to support plant research.
=80	Commercial exhibits from biotechnology companies.
=80	Exhibits on various Ph. D. programs around the country with =

information on graduate assistantships.
=80	Tour of the Plant Molecular Genetics Laboratories at Tuskegee =

University.  =

=80	 Poster session for exposure of student research
=80	 Luncheon and Banquet Lectures

	A limited travel funding is available for underrepresented minority =

undergraduate and graduate students from U. S.  Please contact Dr. =

C. S. Prakash immediately for information on this funding. =


Please check the World Wide Web site on the Internet for latest =

information  on the workshop (including local map and directions =

from the airport): =


http://www.tusk.edu/tusk/agriculture/workshop/wrkshop.htm

Program


Saturday April 20, 1996
6 - 8 PM: 	Registration
7 PM:  	Reception/Cocktail
        		-Supported by Private Companies


Sunday, April 21, 1996

8 AM:  Welcome : Dr. Benjamin Payton, President, Tuskegee University

Plenary Lecture
Ganesh Kishore, Monsanto Co.
	 "Crop Improvement Via Biotechnology"

Morning Sessions:
Eugene Nester, University of Washington
	 "Agrobacterium:  A Natural Genetic Engineer Exploited for 	=

Biotechnology"         =

Maureen Hanson, Cornell University          =

       "Transgenic  Plants - Cell and Developmental Biology"
Brian Larkins, University of Arizona        =

	"Enhancing Protein Quality in Crops"	=

Frederick Perlak, Monsanto
	"Engineering Insect Resistance in Plants"
Virginia Walbot, Stanford University      =

	"Regulation of Mutator Transposable Elements of Maize"
Luncheon Lecture: =

Roger Beachy, Scripps Research Institute =

	"Genetic Engineering of Virus Resistance in Plants" =


Afternoon Sessions
 Hans Bohnert, University of Arizona =

	"Transgenic Plants and Abiotic Stress"
Genichi Kakefuda, American Cyanamid
	"Designing Herbicide Tolerance in Plants"
Susan Wessler, University of Georgia      =

	"Transposable Elements Can Be Our Friends"
Trevor Thorpe, University of Alberta
	"Somatic Embryogenesis"
       =

Banquet Lecture
 Charles Arntzen, Boyce Thompson Plant Research Institute
	"Transgenic Plants Producing Edible Vaccines"

Monday, April 22, 1996
Plenary Lecture
Chris Somerville, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Stanford U      =

	"Biodegradable Plastics from Transgenic Plants"
Tim Conner, Monsanto Co.
	"Transgenic Plants- Fine Tuning of the Expression of Traits"
K. V. Raman, ISAAA, Cornell University
	"International Applications of Transgenic Plants"
Robert Fincher, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
	"Commercialization of Transgenic Crops"
Michael  Oelck, AgrEvo Canada =

	 "Innovator - The first genetically enhanced canola variety in =

Canada =

	   in 1995"
Fred Buttell, University of Wisconsin, Madison
	" Socioeconomic  Aspects of Transgenic Plants"    =

Paul Thompson, Texas A& M University
 	"Ethical Responsibility and the Unintended Consequences of =

	   Plant Biotechnology".  =

Terry Medley, USDA/APHIS        =

        "Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety Issues"
Judy Chambers, U. S. A. I. D. =

	"Global Perspectives of Biotechnology" =


Panel Discussion 1:  "Enhancing Minority Participation in Transgenic =

Plant Research and Education"
	Frank Greene, USDA/ARS
	Walter Hill, Tuskegee University
	Terry Medley, USDA/APHIS =

	William Gordon, Howard University =

	Jerome Roberts, Alabama A & M University
	Jacquelyn Jackson, Tuskegee University
	Karyn Scissum-Gunn, Auburn University

Panel Discussion 2: Funding Opportunities for Research on Transgenic =

Plants
	Program Managers from USDA, NSF, DOE and NASA

Monday P. M.
=80	Susan McCarthy, USDA/NAL- Demonstration of the 'Plant Genome =

Database'
=80	Pat Traynor, NBIAP/Virginia Tech - 'Information Systems for =

Biotechnology'
=80	C.  S. Prakash, Tuskegee University 'How Internet Can Enhance Your =

Research Productivity'
=80	Stanton Gelvin, Purdue University-" Teaching Transgenic Research =

to Undergraduates using "Purdue Blue Plants" =

=80	Ramanjini  Gowda and Marceline Egnin: Tour of the Plant Molecular =

Genetics Laboratory and demonstration of the "Gene Gun"

The workshop will conclude at 5 PM on Monday, April 22.

Additional Speakers to be confirmed	=

	Robert Jones, University of Minnesota
	Maria Ragland, Research Genetics, Inc.
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Registration:

Conference Pre-Registration is $100  and includes admittance to all =

sessions, cocktail, meals (continental breakfast and luncheon on =

Sunday and Monday; banquet on Sunday, coffee and snacks during =

breaks) and abstract book.  Payment (check payable to TU Kellogg =

Conference Center) must be sent to Dr. Prakash by April 1, 1996.   =

Registration after April 1 and on- site is $125 (Credit card, cash =

or check).

Hotel Accommodations (Call Directly!) =


Rooms are being held under the "Transgenic Plant Workshop" at  The =

Tuskegee University Kellogg Executive Conference Center where all =

the meetings will be held.   It is a new and very modern conference =

facility with 180 luxury rooms.  Conference special rates are  $70 =

Single and $80 Double (plus tax and gratuity).  Credit Cards =

Accepted.    For reservations, contact the Conference Center =

directly=8BToll Free: 1-800-949-6161 (334-727-3000; Fax 334-727-5119).  =

Address: Tuskegee University, Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee, AL =

36088, USA.   Reduced rates available for U. S. Government =

Employees.  Less expensive ($50) but farther hotels (for those with =

own transportation) are Hampton Inn (Auburn; 20 miles) (334) =

821-4111; Quality Inn (Auburn; 21 miles) (334-821-7001; Days Inn =

(Shorter; 20 miles to the south) (334) 727-6034; Western Inn (334) =

727-5400 (Tuskegee; 6 miles; $43).  The legendary scientist George =

Washington Carver worked at Tuskegee for nearly 50 years and 'Carver =

Museum' is located right next to the conference center.

Getting There:  Special discounted air  and ground travel (shuttle) =

rates are available.  Please contact the Meeting Management Services =

at 1-800-821-8751 (Fax 719-473-8750).  Atlanta Airport is located =

about 120 miles (about 2 hours drive) from Tuskegee and has =

excellent flight connections.  Montgomery (Ala.) Airport is about 40 =

minutes drive.   Shuttle service ($45) from both airports is =

available but reservations must be made in advance;  Call the =

Meeting Management Services at 1-800-821-8751.  Car rental is =

another option as it provides greater flexibility and costs are =

comparable to the shuttle. =


Weather:     We will order some good sunny weather for you.  You may =

expect 60-75=B0F (15-22=B0C) during April in Tuskegee.  April has =

beautiful blooming blossoms of dogwood and rhododendron around here.

To register for the workshop, please complete the following form =

with your name, address, email, fax and phone numbers and forward =

with a check for $100 to: =


Dr. C. S. Prakash    =

"Workshop on Transgenic Plants"
Director, Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
School of Agriculture and Home Economics
Milbank Hall, Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088-1641. USA

Email: Prakash at Acd.Tusk.Edu
Phone (334) 727 8023
Fax  (334) 727 8552
http://www.tusk.edu/tusk/agriculture/workshop/wrkshop.htm

Remember pre-registration is necessary to get discounted rate.   =

Clip and forward to Dr. Prakash with a check for $100.00 payable to =

TU Kellogg Center  by April 1.
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(For minority student travel grant consideration you must send a =

statement of research interests along with a letter from your =

advisor by March 10, 1996)



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