If you have pre-registered for the 7th International
Arabidopsis Conference you should
have received an accommodation booking form via E-Mail from
the University of East
Anglia. If you or you are aware of colleagues who have not,
then please contact Dee
Rawsthorne on mrs at bbsrc.ac.uk. A preliminary programme for the
7th International Arabidopsis Conference
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Sunday 23rd June 1996 - Thursday 28th June 1996
Sunday 23rd June
14.30-17.30 Electronic Information Resources Workshop
Chair: Mary Anderson
19.30-21.30 Poster Session Wine Reception
Monday 24th June
09.30-11.00 Visit to John Innes Centre - Meet in Lecture
Exhibition of Rare books and History of John Innes
Informal tours of the Centre/Greenhouses/Field
Swim in the open air heated pool (optional)
Coffee and cakes from 10.00
11.40-12.40 Opening Lecture
J. Hodgkin, Molecular Biology Laboratory, MRC,
Cambridge, UK .
"Sex determination if C.elegans"
14.30-17.30 PLANT PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS
14.30-14.45 F. M. Ausubel, Massachusetts General Hospital,
"Infection of Arabidopsis with Pseudomonas
syringae and Pseduomonas aeruginosa.
14.45-15.00 Jane Glazebrook, Massachusetts General Hospital,
"Isolation of Arabidopsis mutants with enhanced
disease susceptibility by direct screening."
15.00-15.15 J. Benyon, Wye College, University of London, UK.
"Isolation and characterisation of mutants in
Arabidopsis thaliana accession Niederzenz, which
show an altered phenotypic isolates of
Monday 24th June Plant Pathogen Interactions cont.
15.15-15.30 Jane Parker, Sainsbury Laboratory, JIC, Norwich,
"Mutational dissection of genes involved in RPP
gene-specified resistance in Arabidopsis to
15.30-15.45 A. Slusarenko, Institut fur Biologie, Aachen,
"Characterisation of a T-DNA mutant in Arabidopsis
thaliana altered in resistance to Peronospora
16.15-16.30 J. Dangl, University of North Carolina, USA.
"Loci controlling pathogen recognition and cell
death in Arabidopsis"
16.30-16.45 S. Gopalan, Michigan State University, USA.
"Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea avrB, exhibits
hypersensitive necrosis-eliciting activity in
transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants:
Dependence on RPM1 and a possible second target
16.45-17.00 C. Koehn, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany.
"Characterisation and mapping of the Arabidopsis
thaliana locus RPB1, determining gene resistance
to Plasmodiophora brassicae."
17.00-17.15 H. Albrecht, University of California, Davis, USA.
"An Arabidopsis model for parasitic weeds."
17.15-17.30 S. Uknes, Ciba-Geigy Corporation, North Carolina,
"Systemic acquired resistance signal
19.30-21.30 GROWTH REGULATORS
19.30-20.00 J. Ecker, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
"Title to be announced"
20.00-20.15 J. Kieber, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
"Molecular genetic analysis of ethylene action."
20.15-20.30 N. Harberd, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
"GAI: a negative regulator of gibberellin-mediated
20.30-20.45 A. Phillips, IACR, Long Ashton, UK.
"Manipulating gibberellin biosynthesis in
20.45-21.00 S. Merlot, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
"A search for interacting components in the ABII
Monday 24th June cont. Growth Regulators
21.00-21.15 M. Estelle, Indianna University, Bloomington, USA.
"Characterisation of the AXR1-SAR1 auxin response
21.15-21.30 Annette Kauschmann, Institut fuer Genbiologische
Forschung, Berlin, Germany
"Brassinosteroids are essential regulators of
Tuesday 26th June
09.00-09.30 G. Jurgens, University of Tuebingen, Germany
"Pattern formation and cytokinesis in the
09.30-10.00 Kathy Barton, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
"Title to be announced"
10.00-10.15 J. Zhang, Carnegie Institution of Washington,
"A mutation (twn2) which alters the polarity of
the zygote produces twin embryos."
10.15-10.30 R. Torres-Ruiz, Technische Universitaet Muenchen,
"Genes involved in apical pattern formation in the
11.00-12.45 REPRODUCTION I
11.00-11.30 D. Weigel, Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA.
"Manipulating flower development in trees and
11.30-11.45 G. Coupland, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
"Inducible expression of the CONSTANS gene causes
photoperiod-insensitive early flowering and rapid
activation of floral meristem identity genes."
11.45-12.00 Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
"The FCA gene, involved in controlling the floral
transition, encodes a putative RNA-binding protein
and is itself alternatively spliced."
12.00-12.15 Karen Hicks, University of Oregon, USA.
"The photoperiod-insensitive early flowering 3
mutant is conditionally defective in circadian
Tuesday 25th June cont.
12.15-12.30 G. Cardon, Max-Planck Institut, Koln, Germany.
"The Arabidopsis SPL3 gene and its role in
12.30-12.45 O. Ratcliffe, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
"The terminal-flower gene: expression analysis of
its role in controlling flowering time and
inflorescence meristem identity."
14.00-17.30 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Gene and Protein Function Chair:Leyser/Bennett Lecture Theatre 1
Genetic and Physical Mapping Chair: H. Goodman Lecture Theatre 2
19.30-21.30 REPRODUCTION II
19.30-20.00 M. Yanofsky, University of California at San
"Genetic redundancy and the specification of floral
20.00-20.30 E. Meyerowitz, Caltech, Pasadena, USA.
"Flower development: beyond the ABC's."
20.30-20.45 J. Goodrich, ICMB, Edinburgh, UK.
"Curly leaf: a polycomb-group gene that regulates
homeotic gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana."
20.45-21.00 R. Elliot, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
"AINTEGUMENTA, an APETALA2-like gene of Arabidopsis
with pleiotropic roles in ovule development and
floral organ growth."
21.00-21.15 D. Twell, University of Leicester, UK
"Cell polarity and the control of pollen
21.15-21.30 A. Chaudhury, CSIRO, Australia.
"Fertilisation independent seed development in
Wednesday 26th June
09.00-12.30 ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSES I
09.00-09.30 X. W. Deng, Yale University, USA.
"The molecular interactions mediating light control
of Arabidopsis seedling morphogenesis."
Wednesday 26th June cont.
Environmental Responses I
09.30-09.45 M. Chatterjee, Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA.
"Signal transduction pathways controlling light
09.45-10.00 S. Streatfield, Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA.
"Analysis of cue1: a mutant deficient in
light-regulated gene expression."
10.00-10.15 P. Devlin, University of Leicester, UK.
"Novel phytochromes control flowering and internode
elongation responses in Arabidopsis phyA phyB
10.15-10.30 G. Jenkins, University of Glasgow, UK.
"Regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis gene
expression by UV/blue light in Arabidopsis."
10.30-10.45 D. Somers, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
"Genetic analysis of circadian rhythms in
11.15-11.30 Isabelle Carre, University of Warwick, UK.
"Genetic analysis of circadian rythyms and
photoperiodic responses in Arabidopsis."
11.30-11.45 T. Oyama, Kyoto University, Japan.
"HY5 gene: a signal regulator of photomorphogenesis
and root development."
11.45-12.00 H. Hofte, INRA, Versailles, France.
"Genetic analysis of the cell elongation mechanism
in the Arabidopsis hypocotyl."
12.00-12.15 P Davison, Lund University, Sweden.
"Screening for Arabidopsis thaliana chlorophyll
fluorescence mutants using time-resolved imaging
12.15-12.30 G. Warren, Imperial College, London, UK.
"Identifying genes for freezing tolerance in
14.00-17.30 EXCURSIONS: Blickling Hall, Cley Marshes, Fairhaven
Garden Trust, River Trip.
19.30-22.45 CONFERENCE DINNER, St. Andrews Hall, Norwich
Thursday 27th June
09.00-12.30 VEGETATIVE DEVELOPMENT I
09.00-09.30 D. Marks, University of Minnesota, USA.
"The interaction of genes that control trichome
cell fate in Arabidopsis."
09.30-10.00 L. Dolan, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
"COW1 regulates root hair shape in Arabidopsis."
10.00-10.15 S. Choe, The University of Arizona, USA.
"Molecular characterisation of dwf2: a cell
elongation mutant in Arabidopsis."
10.15-10.30 R. Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA.
"Gene trap and enhancer trap patterns in the
10.30-10.45 S. Turner, University of Manchester, UK.
"Arabidopsis mutants deficient in secondary cell
11.15-13.00 VEGETATIVE DEVELOPMENT II
11.15-11.45 S. Clark, University of Michigan, USA.
"A potential signalling pathway involving the
clavata1 receptor-kinase restricts meristem
11.45-12.15 B. Scheres, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
"Patterning the Arabidopsis root and root
12.15-12.30 T.Laux, University of Tuebingen, Germany.
"Genetic analysis of shoot and floral meristem
12.30-12.45 V. Grbic, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
"Axillary meristem development in Arabidopsis
12.45-13.00 C. Fabri, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universitaet,
"Independent tortifolia mutations cause right- and
left-handed torsional growth of petioles."
14.30-17.30 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
Sequence Analysis Chair: M. Bevan Lecture Theatre 1
Epigenetics Chair: E. Richards Lecture Theatre 2
Thursday 27th June cont.
19.30-21.45 BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS AND GENE REGULATION
19.30-20.00 R. Last, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY,
"Environmental stress adaptation: oxidative stress
20.00-20.15 J. Jang, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston,
"Hexokinase as a sugar sensor in higher plants."
20.15-20.30 L. Zhou, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston,
"Glucose insensitive (gin) mutants define
downstream pathways for sugar signalling in
20.30-20.45 C. Corbett, CNRS-Universite Paris-Sud, France.
"Two sugar kinase genes of Arabidopsis: ARA1 and
20.45-21.00 I. Graham, University of Glasgow, UK
"A new class of Arabidopsis thaliana mutant that is
21.00-21.15 Mary Lou Guerinot, Dartmouth College, New
"Metal uptake in Arabidopsis"
21.15-21.30 Natasha Raikhel, MSU-DOE Plant Res. Lab., Michigan
State University, USA.
"Syntaxin, a PEP12: subcellular localisation,
biochemical properties, and interacting components
in Arabidopsis plants."
21.30-21.45 M. Knight, University of Oxford, UK.
"Calcium signalling in Arabidopsis."
***** CLOSE ****
Poster Displays - the permanent poster display is in the Sports
Hall and will be available for viewing from 09.00-21.30 daily.
Computer Demonstration - a permanent demonstration of electronic
information resources will be in the Large Common Room where all
coffees, teas and lunches will be served.
Trade Display - five companies will take part in a trade display
on Monday and Tuesday and a further five on Wednesday and
Lectures - All talks will take place in Lecture Theatre 1 with an
overflow in Lecture Theatre 2 unless otherwise stated.