6th International Meeting

Rick Amasino AMASINO at BIOCHEM.WISC.EDU
Wed Jan 25 14:45:46 EST 1995


6th International Meeting on Arabidopsis Research
June 7-11, 1995 
Madison, Wisconsin USA

I will repost the meeting announcement at regular intervals or whenever 
there is new information.  Any new information will be at the beginning 
of the message.

Travel notes: For those who wish to schedule flights in and out of 
Chicago rather than Madison, there is bus service from the Chicago 
airport to the Wisconsin Union meeting site provided by the Van Galder 
Bus Company (9 departures per day; $17 per one way ticket).  This 
service is not reserved for the meeting and this company does not accept 
reservations or advance ticket sales.  Tickets are purchased at the 
airport.  The time of our meeting is scheduled when there is unlikely to 
be a large demand on the bus service.  The number to obtain the schedule 
is 608-257-5593.
     For those flying from Boston, New York (LGA), Philadelphia, 
Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego and Los Angeles to Madison, 
you might want to consider Midwest Express Airlines (800-452-2022) which 
provides first class service to all seats at regular fares.
     Detailed directions to the conference site from Madison and Chicago 
will be provided with a confirmation of receipt of registration 
materials. 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS IS APRIL 5.
THE TITLE, AUTHORS AND TEXT OF THE ABSTRACT MUST FIT WITHIN AN AREA 12 
CM HIGH BY 16.5 CM WIDE.
THE AREA AVAILABLE FOR EACH POSTER IS 4 FT (120 CM) HIGH BY 3 FT (90 CM) 
WIDE.
Some of the registrants who submit poster abstracts will be chosen to 
present a talk in the appropriate session.

Rooms will be available for anyone who wishes to organize a workshop 
before or after the meeting or during the designated time: 4:00 to 6:30 
on June 10.  Provide a title and list of participants to the Wisconsin 
Union address below or to Rick Amasino by email at 
amasino at biochem.wisc.edu

To register for the meeting you may print and complete the following 
form (we will not accept registration by email) and return (by mail) 
with payment (and abstract if you wish to present a poster and be 
considered for a "poster talk") to:

Wisconsin Union/Arabidopsis meeting
Conference Services
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706  USA


Name:

Affiliation:

Department:

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FEES (in U.S. dollars): 

($175.00)  Conference Package (includes Registration fee and all meals 
except breakfast)

Place the amounts in parentheses for any of the following options you 
wish to have.

Housing Options: Dormitory housing package (includes nights of June 7-10 
and breakfast June 8-11) The dormitories are air conditioned.  For those 
who desire hotel accomodations a list of nearby hotels is provided 
below. 

(       ) $170/person Single Occupancy 

(       ) $110/person Double Occupancy (if you wish to request a 
specific roommate write the name below this line)


(       ) Early arrival/late departure - extra nights of dormitory 
housing ($19/person double; $31/person single (indicate arrival and 
departure dates below).


(       ) Parking ($4/day) 

(       ) Total ($175.00 + options selected)

Payment by check (payable to Wisconsin Union/Arabidopsis meeting) or 
Mastercard or Visa credit card is acceptable.  For credit card payment 
provide the following:

Mastercard or Visa (circle one)

Card Number:

Expiration Date:

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The following scientific program was prepared by the North American 
Arabidopsis Steering Committee (NAASC) (elected by electronic ballot by 
North American subscribers to the Arabidopsis electronic bulletin 
board).  The current members of the NAASC are Frederick M. Ausubel, 
Harvard Medical School (Chairperson), Joanne Chory, Salk Institute, 
Gloria Coruzzi, New York University, Joseph Ecker, University of 
Pennsylvania, Mark Estelle, Indiana University, and David Meinke, 
Oklahoma State University.  In addition, Mike Sussman, University of 
Wisconsin, served on the program committee. 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 1995

REGISTRATION 
BUFFET DINNER AND MIXER    6:00- 9:00  
POSTER SESSION          8:00-12:00 


THURSDAY JUNE 8, 1995

SESSION 1 - 9:00-10:30 Genomics and Related Technologies
J. Ecker (Chair)  
R. Schmidt (John Innes Centre):  Physical mapping on chromosome 4 and 5
M. Bevan (John Innes Centre):  The European Arabidopis genome sequencing 
project
D. Bouchez (INRA, Versailles France):  A new YAC library for genome 
mapping in Arabidopsis
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 2- 11:00-12:30 Development I -Embryonic 
D. Meinke (Chair)	
D. Shevell (Rockefeller Univ.):  The role of EMB30 in plant development.
B. Schwartz (Okla. State Univ.):  The SUS2 gene and abnormal development 
of the suspensor.
Marilyn West (U Calif.-Davis):  Tales from the Crypt--Revelations from 
Dead Embryos
Poster Talks

LUNCH   12:30- 2:00

SESSION 3 - 2:00-3:30 Development II - Post-Embryonic
B. Pruitt (Chair)	
D. Preuss (Univ. Chicago):  Pollen-pistil communication in Arabidopsis:  
Late and early events 
P. Springer (CSH):  Gene trap disruption of PROLIFERA, a gene required 
for megagametophyte and embryo development in Arabidopsis
A. Ray (Univ. Rochester):  The gametophyte and the sporophyte in female 
reproductive development
K. Schneitz (Harvard Univ):  Organ develpment in higher plants:  A 
systematic genetic anlysis of ovule ontogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
Poster Talks

BREAK   3:30- 4:00

SESSION 4 - 4:00-5:30 Development III- Post-Embryonic
G. Jurgens (Chair) 	
K. Barton (Univ. Wisconsin):  Initiation and maintenance of the shoot 
apical meristem
T. Laux (Univ. Tubingen):  Genes involved in shoot meristem formation 
and organisation
B. Scheres (Univ. Utrecht):  Genetic analysis of root development
L. Di Laurenzio (New York Univ):  A molecular genetic analysis of root 
morphogenesis
Poster Talks

DINNER   5:30- 7:30

POSTERS   7:30-12:00


FRIDAY JUNE 9, 1995

SESSION 5 - 9:00-10:00 Development IV - Flowers
E. Meyerowitz (Chair)   	
D. Weigel (Salk Inst.):  Leafy encodes a developmental switch
V. Irish (Yale Univ.):  Genetic analyses of petal and stamen 
development
B. Savidge (Univ. Calif. San Diego):  Molecular basis of the cauliflower 
phenotype
M. Aukerman (Univ. Wisconsin):  Control of flowering time by 
Luminidependens
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 6 - 11:00-12:30 Development V - Environmental Effects on 
Development
R. Hangarter (Chair) 	
T. Elich (Salk Inst.):  Phytochrome signal transduction
N. Wei (Yale Univ.):  The role of COP9 complex in mediating light 
control of development
M. Ahmad (Univ. Pennsylvania):  Genetic analysis of blue-light 
responses
Poster Talks

LUNCH   12:30- 2:00

SESSION 7 - 2:00-3:30 Biochemical Genetics I
R. Last (Chair)	
Rob Last (Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell) Tryptophan Biosynthesis 
and Genetics
Mary Lou Guerinot (Dartmouth) Analysis of Arabidopsis mutants defective 
in iron acquisition
Nigel Crawford (UC San Diego) Nitrate uptake and reduction
Poster Talks

BREAK   3:30- 4:00

SESSION 8 - 4:00-5:30 Biochemical Genetics II
 C. Somerville (Chair) 	
C. Chapple (Purdue Univ.):  Using Arabidopsis to understand the 
biochemistry of wood
C. Benning (Inst. fur  Genbiol Forschung, Berlin):  Genetic  analysis of 
thylakoid  lipid  headgroup biosynthesis
B. Lemieux (York Univ.):  Molecular genetics of epicuticular wax 
biosynthesis
C. Nawrath (Univ. de Fribourg, Switzerland):  Creation of a 
polyhydroxybutyrate biosynthetic pathway in plastids
Poster Talks

DINNER   5:30- 7:30

POSTERS    7:30-12:00


SATURDAY JUNE 10, 1995

SESSION 9 - 9:00-10:00 Growth Regulators I
M. Estelle (Chair) 	
J. Kieber (Univ. Illinois):  Molecular analysis of the CTR Gene
J. Ecker (Univ. Pennsylvania):  Molecular genetics of ethylene
M. Bennett (Univ. Warwick):  Molecular studies of the AUX1 gene
S. Abel (Theologis Lab.):  PGEC, early events during auxin action
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 10 - 11:00-12:30 Growth Regulators II	
R. Finkelstein (Univ. Calif. Santa Barbara):  Genetic analysis of ABA 
response
J. Giraudat (CNRS):  Characterization of the ABI1 and ABI3 genes
N. Harberd (John Innes Center):  Characterization of the GAI locus
Poster Talks

LUNCH   12:30- 2:00

SESSION 11 - 2:00-3:30 Response to Environmental Stress and Pathogens I
K Davis (Chair) 	
K. Davis (Ohio State Univ.):  Ozone responses
A. Britt (Univ. Calif. Davis):  DNA repair
M. Thomasow (Mich. State Univ.):  Cold-responsive genes
J. Braam (Rice Univ.):  Touch genes
Poster Talks

BREAK   3:30- 4:00

WORKSHOPS    4:00- 6:30
Concurrent workshops in smaller meeting rooms.  These can be organized 
on the INTERNET by initiative of any member of the Arabidopsis Community 
in consultation with the Program Committee.

BARBECUE         6:30- 8:30

PARTY   8:30-12:00

SUNDAY JUNE 11, 1995

SESSION 12 - 9:00-10:30 Response to Environmental Stress and Pathogens 
II 
B. Staskawicz (Chair) 	
X. Dong (Duke Univ.):  Genetic dissection of the SAR signal  
transduction pathway in Arabidopsis
R. Innes (Univ. Indiana):  The Evolutionary Relationship of disease 
resistance genes from Arabidopsis and Soybean with similar 
specificities
M. Coleman (Sainsbury Lab.):  Cloning and characterization of the Rpp5 
Gene Arabidopsis thaliana
Poster Talks

BREAK  10:30-11:00

SESSION 13 - 11:00-12:30 Cell Biology/Cell Structure
N. Raikhel (Chair) 	
N. Raikhel (Michigan State U):  Signals and machinery for sorting of 
plant vacuolar proteins
J. Nasrallah (Cornell) A superfamily of S-locus related genes in 
Arabidopsis
J. Schroeder (U Calif-San Diego):  Molecular mechanisms of signal 
transduction in guard cells and K nutrition
   Poster Talks




NEARBY HOTELS IN MADISON

Concourse Hotel - 1 West Dayton, Madison, WI  53703
608/257-9670
8 blocks from meeting site
376 rooms, 170 with 2 double beds, 90 executive suites
Fitness center, bar restaurant
Free parking
Free shuttle service to meeting site


Howard Johnson - 525 WEST JOHNSON STREET, MADISON, WI  53703
608/251-5511
6 Blocks to meeting site
125 rooms, 54 with 2 double beds, 89 with 1 large
Pool, fitness center, bar, restaurant
Free parking
Free shuttle service to meeting site


INN ON THE PARK - 22 SOUTH CARROLL, MADISON, WI  53703
608/257-8811
8 blocks to meeting site
220 rooms, 150 with 2 double beds, (total of 362 beds)
Pool, fitness center, bar, restaurant
Free parking
Free shuttle service to meeting site


InnTowner - 2424 University Avenue, Madison, WI  53705
608/233-2902
2 miles to meeting site
120 rooms, 80 with 2 double beds, 40 with king
Pool, fitness center, bar, restaurant
Free parking
Free shuttle service to meeting site


Madison Inn - 601 Langdon Street, Madison, WI  53703
608/257-4391
1-1/2 blocks to meeting site
75 rooms, 40 with 1 large bed, 35 with 2 large beds
Bar, restaurant
Free parking


University Inn - 441 North Frances Street, Madison, WI  53703
608/257-4881
2 blocks to meeting site
45 rooms, 32 with 2 double beds, 9 with 1 double bed
Restaurant
Free parking





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