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Mike.Thomashow 22676MFT at MSU.EDU
Tue Sep 13 12:13:19 EST 1994


MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

Gordon Research Conference
Temperature Stresses in Plants
Oxnard, California
January 29 - February 3, 1995

Chair: Mike Thomashow
Vice-chair: Don Ort


SESSION TOPICS, CHAIRS AND SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:

ROLE OF MEMBRANES IN TEMPERATURE STRESS TOLERANCE
     John Crowe, Chair
     Norio Murata, Role of fatty acid composition in chilling and
          heat tolerance
     Peter Steponkus, New insights on the effects of sugars on
          the cryostability of biological membranes and lipid
          bilayers
     John Browse, Genetic approaches to study chilling responses
          in Arabidopsis

MECHANISMS OF SENSING TEMPERATURE
     Rajinder Dhindsa, Chair
     William Gurley, Heat-shock transcription factors
     Tapio Palva, Regulation of gene expression in response to
          low temperature
     Barbara Pickard, Modulation of mechanosensitive calcium-
          selective cation channels by low temperature and
          exploration by 3-D microscopy of the molecular
          architecture of the channel environment

LINKS BETWEEN TEMPERATURE AND DROUGHT STRESS RESPONSES
     Christina Vertucci, Chair
     Timothy Close, Dehydrins: proteins synthesized in response
          to drought, low temperature and developmental ques
     Kazuo Shinozaki, Regulation and function of Arabidopsis
          genes induced in response to low temperature and
          drought
     Conny Liljenberg, Membrane alterations in response to
          drought

HEAT-STRESS PROTEINS
     Elizabeth Vierling, Chair
     Anthony Gatenby, Functional mechanism of molecular
          chaperones
     Juan Jordano, Expression and possible functions of water-
          stress induced low molecular weight heat shock proteins

EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE ON PHOTOSYNTHESIS
     Don Ort, Chair
     Elizabeth Robertson, Development of the photosynthetic
          apparatus at low temperature in chilling sensitive
          plants
     Ian R. Davison, Effect of temperature on photosynthesis in
          marine algae

BREEDING FOR TEMPERATURE STRESS TOLERANCE
     John Greaves, Chair
     Jiwan Palta, Sorting genes controlling freezing stress
          resistance: strategy for moving desired traits by
          merging physiological and genetic approaches
     Henry Nguyen, Breeding for heat tolerance: physiological and
          molecular genetic considerations

LIFE AT EXTREME TEMPERATURES
     Roger Prince, Chair
     Gregory Zeikus, Thermotolerant bacteria
     Stan Smith, Plant life in the desert

WHOLE PLANT RESPONSES TO TEMPERATURE STRESS
     John Burke, The thermal kinetic window
     Marilyn Ball, Photoinhibition: low temperature interactions
          during tree seedling establishment

GROUP DISCUSSION: Future Directions in Plant Temperature
Stress Research

For application forms and other general meeting information
contact: Dr. Carlyle B. Storm, Director, Gordon Research
Conferences, University of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 984, West
Kingston, RI 02892-0984 (telephone: 401-783-4011; fax: 401-783-
7644).

For information regarding the conference program contact: Mike
Thomashow, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State
University, E. Lansing, MI 48824 (Email: 22676mft at msu.edu; fax:
517-353-5174).

A portion of the funds obtained from the National Science
Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support this
Gordon Conference are earmarked to help defray meeting costs for
promising young scientists (senior graduate students, postdocs
and equivalent, new faculty members, etc.).  To be considered for
an award, which will be made on the basis of merit and need, send
a copy of your CV to: Mike Thomashow, Department of Crop and Soil
Sciences, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824.



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