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Revised and Expanded PG-III Draft

Thu Sep 8 14:42:12 EST 1994

8 September, 1994

                        DRAFT for PG-III
                       January 15-19, 1995

PLEASE NOTE:  As workshops are added, changed, and finalized,
titles of talks are received and modified, and so on, this
information will be incorporated into the program given below. 

    This revised draft has abstract submission information ! 
There has been a change in times for some workshops.  (The times
may change again!)   More details on the workshops are now
provided.  I would to thank the many people who had helped
improve this draft program and information.

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

     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-III.

     Participants are invited to submit abstracts for the poster
session.  There were over 240 posters at PG-II.  Additional space
has been obtained to handle even more posters at PG-III. All
abstracts will be reviewed.  The normal review turn-around time
will be within two weeks of receipt of the abstract at the
Scherago International offices.  All accepted abstracts will be
included in the final program and presented in the expanded
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, 1994.  Abstract forms
are available from Scherago International. Please contact them by
phone, FAX, e-mail, or regular post to obtain abstract forms.

     All submitted or invited poster talks will be one page long,
using forms provided by Scherago International.  Invited talks
will also be one page long and will use the same abstract forms. 
(The resulting abstract forms will be printed four to a page. 
This is same as was done for the PG-II abstracts.)  The PG-III
abstracts will be available online prior (and after) to the
meeting on the NAL computer via gopher and the WWW.

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 Super Shuttle from the airport)

     This year the hotel room rate is $70 per night (single or
double occupancy) plus tax.  Please contact the hotel directly
for room reservations.

Cost:     $ 300 advance registration up to 1 December 1994
          $ 350 after 1 December 1994 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, either by a check drawn
on a US bank or by a 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 conference
abstracts, Monday-Thursday continental breakfasts, Sunday evening
opening reception, Monday evening Wine & Cheese Reception, and
Wednesday evening dinner.)


     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-III conference code
is: 577YA.

PG-III Meeting Outline
January 15-19, 1995

PG-III Co-Chairpersons:

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

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

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

               Susan McCouch, IRRI, Philippines

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.  For details please contact Dr. Stephen Heller by e-mail.

Sunday: Computer Room Demos

     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: 

      Mike Cherry    (CHERRY at GENOME.STANFORD.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, which can be obtained from Scherago


     9 am - 6 pm -  International Consortium for Sugar Cane 

     Organized by:  James Irvine
                        (J-IRVINE at TAMU.EDU)

     AM - Reporting Session Speakers:
                    R. Anderson
                    "RAPD Map of Interspecific Progeny"
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    F. Botha 
                    "SASA Molecular Biology Program "
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    W. Burnquist 
                    "Sugar Markers in Intergeneric Hybrids "
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    B. Carroll
                    "AFLP's in Sugarcane"
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    C. Cassalett
                    "Populations for Mapping"
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    M. Gallo-Meagher
                    "Transformation with Bar"
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    P. Moore
                    "Sucrose Synthase - Molecular Physiology"
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    Andrew Paterson
                    "Sugar QTLs in Interspecific Hybrids" 
                    (E-mail: ????)


                    Garry Smith, ARS, Fargo
                    "USDA Report" 
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    B. Sobral
                    "BSA's in Interspecific Progeny "
                    (E-mail: ????)

                    Other Speakers to be announced  

     PM - Business Session: J. E. Irvine, Executive Secretary

     Noon      -   7:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

     Afternoon - Computer Tools & Resources
                    1 pm - 6 pm

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

                    Doug Bigwood, NAL
                    "Gluing Genome Data Together
                    via the World Wide Web"
                    (DBIGWOOD at LOCUS.NALUSDA.GOV)

                    Mary Anderson, Nottingham University 
                    "Electronic Publishing of Arabidopsis         
                    (PLZMLH at VAX.CCC.NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK)

                    Tom Slezak, Lawrence Livermore National Lab 
                    "Integrating Diverse Physical Mapping Data"
                    (SLEZAK at LLNL.GOV)

                    Leland Ellis, Texas A&M 
                    "Software Tools for Navigating 
                    Internet Databases"
                    (LELAND at STRAYLIGHT.TAMU.EDU)

                    Ernest Retzel, University of Minnesota 
                    Title: to be announced 
                    (ERNEST at LENTI.MED.UMN.EDU)

                    Carol Bult, The Institute for Genome Research 
                    Title:  to be announced
                    (BULT at TIGR.ORG )

                    Will Gilbert, University of New Hampshire 
                    "Wide Area Genomic Information"
                    (GILBERT at UNH.EDU)

                    Steven Knapp, Oregon State University 
                    Title: to be announced 
                    (SKNAPP at HELIX.OSCS.ORST.EDU )
             Additional Workshop Speakers To Be Announced

     Evening -   Welcome Reception 
                    7 pm -  9 pm


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

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

     8:00 am  -  8:15 am    Opening of PG-III - Stephen Heller    
                                 (SRHELLER at ASRR.ARS.USDA.GOV)

  Session #1  -  Comparative Genetic Mapping

                    Chairperson: Keith Russell
                             (KRUSSELL at NALUSDA.GOV)

     8:15 am  -  9:15 am    Plenary Lecture - Craig Venter 
                            "The Human Gene Anatomy Project:
                             Gene Discovery and Expression
                             Based Upon 52 Million Base Pairs 
                             of cDNA Sequences"
                             (JCVENTER at TIGR.ORG)

     9:15 am  -  9:45 am    Tim Helentjaris                       
                         "Lessons on Genome Structure in Maize    
                         from Analysis of Randomly-chosen cDNAs". 
                            (E-Mail: ????)

     9:45 am  - 10:15 am    Nevin Young
                          "Genome Mapping in Legumes: Insights    
                         into Molecular Evolution, Gene Mapping, 
                          and Positional Cloning"
                          (NEVINY at PUCCINI.CRL.UMN.EDU)

     9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open

    10:15 am  - 11:15 am    Coffee/Tea Break

    11:15 am  - 11:45 am    Susan Brown
                            "Genome Mapping in Apple (Malus)"
                             (SBK3 at CORNELL.EDU)

    11:45 am  - 12:15 pm    Katrien Devos
                            "Wheat Genetics and its 
                             Contribution to Comparative
                             Grass Genome Analysis"
                             (DEVOS at BBSRC.AC.UK)

    12:15 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

  Session #2  -  Comparative Genetic Mapping (continued)

                    Chairperson:  Jeff Bennetzen
                           (MAIZE at BILBO.BIO.PURDUE.EDU)

     3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm    Mark Sorrells
                               "Comparative Mapping 
                             of the Gramineae Family"
                       (MARK_SORRELLS at QMRELAY.MAIL.CORNELL.EDU)

     4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm    Noel Ellis
                            "The Pea Nuclear Genome:
                             Implications for Comparative
                             Genome Analysis in Legumes"
                             (ELLISN at BBSRC.AC.UK)

     4:30 pm  -  5:00 pm    Andrew Paterson
                            "Comparative Organization and         
                                Evolution of Plant Chromosomes"
                            (E-mail - ????)

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

     7:30 pm  - 10:00 pm    USDA Plant Genome Science and         
                               Technology Coordinating            
                                  Committee Meeting 


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

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

  Session #3  - Isolation and Transformation of Agriculturally 
                    Important Genes 

                    Chairperson: Ron Phillips
                                  (E-Mail ????)

     8:00 am  -  9:00 am    Plenary Lecture - 
                               Steve Tanksley
                            "Impact of Genome 
                             Research on Plant Breeding"
                             (E-mail: ????)    

     9:00 am  -  9:30 am    Paul Christou  
                             "Genetic Transformation in the       
                               Context of Plant Genome Research"
                             (E-mail: ????)    

     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Peggy Lemaux
                             "Molecular Breeding of 
                                    Barley-A Beginning" 
                             (LEMAUXPG at NATURE.BERKELEY.EDU)

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

     9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open

    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Jim Peacock
                            "Genes Controlling Breeding 
                              Systems of Crop Plants"
                            (JPEACOCK at PICAN.PI.CSIRO.AU)

    11:30 pm  - 12:00 pm    Marc van Montagu
                            "Isolation of Agriculturally Genes    
                             Through the Study of Oxidative 
                             Stress Response in Arabidopsis"
                             (ARUYT at GENGENP.RUG.AC.BE)

    12:00 pm  -  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  -  6:00 pm    Workshops

                            1. Pine Tree - Part I 
                               Organized by Dave Neale
                                (DBN at S27W007.PSWFS.GOV)

                                Speakers to be announced

                            2. Rice (Hong & Kurata & McCouch)

                                Speakers to be announced

                            3. BIOSCI 
                               Organized by Dave Kristofferson    
                               (KRISTOFF at NET.BIO.NET)

                            4. Mapping and Sequencing of          
                               the Arabidopsis Genome
                               Organized by Caroline Dean

                               Speakers to be announced

                            5. Barley 
                               Organized by: Patrick Hayes
                                (HAYESP at CSS.ORST.EDU)
                                 1.  Wayne Powell
                                 2.  M. A. Saghai Maroof
                                 3.  Andreas Graner
                                 4.  Henriette Giese
                                 5.  Ahmed Jahoor
                                 6.  Takeo Konishi

     7:30 pm  - 10:00 pm    Open Cash Bar & Workshops

                            1. Pine Tree - Part II 
                               Organized by: Dave Neale
                                (DBN at S27W007.PSWFS.GOV)

                               Speakers to be announced

                            2. Grass Genome Integration
                                Organized by : Jeff Bennetzen
                                (MAIZE at BILBO.BIO.PURDUE.EDU)
                                      Michael Gale
                                (JEFFERY at BBSRC.AC.UK)

                                Speakers to be announced

                            3. ITMI                               
                                Organized by:                     
                                 Calvin Qualset, Olin Anderson,   
                                   Pat McGuire, & Michael Gale
                                 (IMTI at UCDAVIS.EDU)
                                 (OANDERSON at PW.USDA.GOV)
                                 (GRCP at UCDAVIS.EDU)
                                 (JEFFERY at BBSRC.AC.UK)

                                Speakers to be announced

                            4. Tree Fruit 
                                Organized by Sriyani Rajapakse
                                 1. Norman Weeden 
                                 2. Albert G. Abbott 
                                 3. Pere Arus 
                                 4. Fred D. Gmitter 
                                 5. Amy Iezzoni 
                                 6. Luciana Baldoni 

                            5. BIOSCI   
                            (Repeat of Tuesday afternoon session)
                               Organized by Dave Kristofferson    
                               (KRISTOFF at NET.BIO.NET)
     7:00 am -   5:00 pm    Registration in the Atlas Foyer

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

  Session #4  -  Instrumentation/Technology

                    Chairperson: Chong-zhi Zheng
                                  (CZZ at XTTRN.ORG)

     8:00 am  -  9:00 am    Plenary Lecture - Bob Cotter          
                             "Sequencing by Time-of-Flight 
                                 Mass Spectrometry"
                               (MAMSLAB at AOL.COM)

     9:00 am  -  9:30 am    Scott Tingey
                             "Automation Technology for
                              Plant Genetic Diagnostics"
                             (TINGEYSV at ESVAX.DNET.DUPONT.COM)

     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Richard Mathies
                             (RICH at ZINC.CCHEM.BERKELEY.EDU)
                     "Capillary Array Electrophoresis"     

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

     9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open

Session # 5  Applications of cDNA Research

                            Chairperson: Leland Ellis
                             (LELAND at STRAYLIGHT.TAMU.EDU)

    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Michel Delseny
                            "The Arabidopsis cDNA Sequencing 
                             Programme: Impact and Applications"
                             (DELSENY at UNIV-PERP.FR)

    11:30 pm  - 12:30 pm    Takuji Sasaki
                             "Impact of cDNA Research on the 
                              Rice Genome Research Program"
                           (TSASAKI at ABR.AFFRC.GO.JP)

    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

                            1. Maize (Ed Coe) 
                          (ED at TEOSINTE.AGRON.MISSOURI.EDU)

                               Speakers to be announced

                            2. Legumes 
                               Organized by: Randy Shoemaker
                               (RCSSHOE at IASTATE.EDU)
     3:30 pm  -  3:40 pm      Introduction and Review 

     3:40 pm  -  4:00 pm      Norm Weeden
                              "Legume Systematics and 
                               Comparative Mapping"               

     4:00 pm  -  4:20 pm      Peter Gresshoff
                              "YACs in Soybean" 

     4:20 pm  -  4:40 pm      Paul Keim University 
                              "Physical Analysis of 
                               Soybean and Common Bean
                               using in situ Hybridization" 

     4:40 pm  -  5:00 pm      Sally Mackenzie
                              "Identifying nuclear
                               Genes that Regulate Plant
                               Mitochondrial Functions" 
     5:00 pm  -  5:20 pm      Gary Kochert 
                              "Mapping in Peanut and Soybean" 

     5:20 pm  -  5:40 pm      Gail Timmerman
                              "QTL Mapping Seed Traits in Pea" 

     5:40 pm  -  6:00 pm      Discussion and Wrap-up   
                              "The Legume Genome Database" 

                            3. Nomenclature 
                                Organized by: Carl Price
                                (PRICE at MBCL.RUTGERS.EDU)
                                 Ellen Reardon
                                (REARDON at CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU)

                            4. Tagging Genes for Abiotic Stress
                                Organized by : Henry Nguyen
                                 (BWLAB at TTACS1.TTU.EDU)
                                 1. Tom Blake or Laura Oberthur
                                 2. David Hoisington
                                 3. Wenwei Xu
                                 4. Charles Stuber
                                 5. Dominque de Vienne

                            5. Cotton
                                Organized by Andrew Paterson
                                 (E-mail - ????)

                                Speakers to be announced

     7:00 pm  -  9:00 pm    Conference Dinner


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

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

  Session #6  -  Chromosome Structure

                    Chairperson:  Edward Kaleikau
                                 (EKALEIKAU at CSRS.ESUSDA.GOV)

     8:00 am  -  9:00 am    Plenary Lecture: Caroline Dean
                            "The Arabidopsis Genome"
                            (ARABIDOPSIS at BBSRC.AC.UK)

     9:00 am  -  9:30 am    Peter Meyer
                            "Methylation and Chromatin 
                             Structure of Transgenic DNA"
                             (E-mail - ????)

     9:30 am  - 10:00 am    Eric Richards
                            "Arabidopsis DNA 
                             modification mutants"                
                             (RICHARDS at BIODEC.WUSTL.EDU)

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

     9:30 am  -  4:30 pm    Exhibits Open

    11:00 am  - 11:30 am    Steven Spiker
                            "Scaffold Attachment Regions 
                             (SARs): Characterization and Effect  
                             on Gene Expression in Transformed    
                             Tobacco Cells" 
                             (STEVEN_SPIKER at NCSU.EDU)
                             (SLSPIKER at UNITY.NCSU.EDU)

    11:30 am  - 12:00 pm    H. Hirochika
                            "Retrotransposons as Ubiquitous       
                             Components of Plant Genomes"
                             (HIROHIKO at ABR.AFFRC.GO.JP)

    12:00 pm  -  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

  Session # 7 - ALFP's/QTL's/Metabolic Pathways

                            Chairperson: Pat Hayes
                             (HAYESP at CCMAIL.ORST.EDU)

     3:30 pm  -  4:00 pm    Hon Ming Lam
                             "Genetics and Molecular
                            Approaches to Manipulative 
                            Nitrogen-Assimilation in Plants"
                             (E-mail - LAM at MCCLB0.MED.NYU.EDU)

     4:00 pm  -  4:30 pm    Charles Stuber
                             "Yield Improvement Success Using
                              Marker Facilitated QTL Transfer
                              Between Maize Lines"
                             (E-Mail: ????)

     4:30 pm  -  5:00 pm    Marc Zabeau
                            "Progress in Plant Genome 
                             Analysis with AFLP"
                             (E-mail: ????)

     5:00 pm -  5:30 pm     Julie Vogel
                            "A Microsatellite-based, 
                             Multiplexed Genome Assay"
                            (VOGELJM at ESVAX.DNET.DUPONT.COM)

     5:30 pm  - 5:35 pm    Closing Remarks - Stephen Heller
                            (SRHELLER at ASRR.ARSUSDA.GOV)
                                  and Jerome Miksche
                            (JMIKSCHE at ASRR.ARSUSDA.GOV)

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