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1998 Arabidopsis meeting

Daphne Preuss dpreuss at midway.uchicago.edu
Thu Jan 8 12:00:19 EST 1998


The 9th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research will  take place
this summer  in Madison, Wisconsin.  Registration begins at 12:00, noon, on
Wednesday, June 24, and the final session will conclude at noon on Sunday,
June 28.  A partial program can be found at
http://genome-www.stanford.edu/Arabidopsis/madison98/madison_prog.html, and
registration information will appear at that site in the near future.

For the first time, the Arabidopsis meeting will be organized "back-
to-back"  with the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant
Physiologists (ASPP).  The Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning sessions
of the Arabidopsis meeting were organized jointly with the ASPP, and the
Saturday evening party will be sponsored by the ASPP.  More details on
registration for the ASPP meeting can be found at http://www.aspp.org/.

Another novel feature of this year's meeting is one afternoon of concurrent
minisymosia.  This minisymposia will provide additional opportunities for
students and postdocs to present their work.  Speakers will be selected
from submitted abstracts.

Best wishes for a productive 1998, and we'll see you in Madison!

        Rick Amasino
        Jeff Dangl
        Chuck Gasser
        Steve Kay
        Daphne Preuss
        Detlef Weigel

9th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research
Madison, WI

Wednesday, June 24
Wisconsin Union

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Registration - Memorial Union Theater Lobby

2:00 PM - 11:00 PM Poster Set-Up - Memorial Union

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Buffet Dinner - Lakefront Cafeteria

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Keynote Address - Union Theater
Steve Briggs, Pioneer Hi-bred International:
Control of Host Defense Signaling by the Fungal Pathogen, Cochliobolus carbonum

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Poster Session 1

Thursday, June 25 - 9:00 AM
Wisconsin Union

SESSION 1               Epigenetics and Gene Regulatory Mechanisms
Union Theater
Chair: O. Mittlesten-Scheid

Ortrun Mittlesten-Scheid, Friedrich Miescher Institute, (Chair):

Craig Pikaard, Washington University: Nucleolar dominance:
hybridization-induced rRNA gene silencing on a multi-megabase scale

Thursday, June 25

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Refreshment Break - Union Theater Lobby

Thursday, June 25 - 11:00 AM
Wisconsin Union

SESSION 2               Evolution, Variation and Novel Genetic Approaches
Union Theater
Chair: T. Mitchell-Olds

Michael Clegg, UC Riverside: Molecular Evolution

Maarten Koorneef, Agricultural University, Wageningen: Natural variation
among ecotypes

Marc Nishimura or Iain Wilson, Carnegie Institute: Insights into
Plant-Pathogen Interactions Derived from DNA Microarrays

Thursday, June 25

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch - Main Lounge & Tripp Commons

Thursday, June 25 - 2:00 PM
Wisconsin Union

SESSION 3               Biochemical Genetics
Union Theater
Chair: B. Bartel

Bonnie Bartel, Rice University (Chair): Genetic analysis of auxin metabolism

Wolf-Dieter Reiter, University of Connecticut: Biochemical Genetics of Cell
Wall Synthesis in Arabidopsis

Brenda Shirley, Virginia Tech:  Exploring the flavonoid enzyme metabolon

Thursday, June 25

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Refreshment Break - Union Theater Lobby

Thursday, June 25 - 4:00 PM
Wisconsin Union

SESSION 4               Adaptation to abiotic stress
Union Theater
Chair: J. Zhu

JianKang Zhu, University of Arizona (Chair) : Genetic analysis of drought
and salt tolerance in Arabidopsis

Mike Thomashow, Michigan State University : Molecular genetic analysis of
Arabidopsis freezing tolerance

Dan Klebenstein, Cornell University : Functions and regulation of
superoxide dismutase: Molecular, biochemical and genetic approaches

Thursday, June 25

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner - Lakefront Cafeteria

Thursday, June 25

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Poster Session 2
Authors:  If your poster has an even number, please be at your board for

Friday, June 26 - 9:00 AM
Wisconsin Union

SESSION 5               Plant Development and Phase Transitions
Union Theater
Chair: L. Dolan

Liam Dolan, John Innes Centre (Chair): Do we know why roots don't use the

Detlef Weigel, Salk Institute: How flowers learn their A B Cs

Patty Springer, UC Riverside: Gene trap patterns in the Arabidopsis shoot apex

Friday, June 26

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Refreshment Break - Union Theater Lobby

Friday, June 26 - 11:00 AM
Wisconsin Union

SESSION 6               Responses to Light
Union Theater
Chair: A. Millar

Andrew Millar, University of Warwick (Chair): Light responses and
biological clocks

Gareth Jenkins, University of Glasgow: UV and blue light signal
transduction in Arabidopsis

Peter Quail, USDA Plant Gene Expression Center: Photosensory Perception and
Signal Transduction by the Phytochromes

Friday, June 26

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch - Main Lounge & Tripp Commons

Friday, June 26 - 2:00 PM
Wisconsin Union

Sessions 7-12 are MINISYMPOSIA (graduate student and postdoc speakers to be
selected from abstracts)

Session 7       Flowering and Reproduction
Chair: U. Grossniklaus, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Session 8       Chromosome Structure and Function
Chair: S. Rounsley, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)

Session 9       Cell Cycle, Cell Growth, and Cell Death
Chair: J. Greenberg, University of Chicago

Friday, June 26

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Refreshment Break - Union Theater Lobby

Friday, June 26 - 4:00 PM
Wisconsin Union

Session 10      Functional Genomics
Chair: M. Yanofsky, UC San Diego

Session 11      Hormone Signaling
Chair: P. McCourt, University of Toronto

Session 12      Root and Shoot Development
Chair: K. Barton, University of Wisconsin

Friday, June 26

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner - Lakefront Cafeteria

Friday, June 26

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Poster Session 3
Authors:  If your poster has an odd number, please be at your board for

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00 AM
Wisconsin Union

(speakers to be selected from abstracts)

SESSION 13      Hot Topics
Union Theater
Chair: E. Meyerowitz

Saturday, June 27

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Refreshment Break - Union Theater Lobby

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00 AM
Wisconsin Union

SESSION 14      Plant - pathogen Interactions
Union Theater
Chair: J. Glazebrook

Jane Glazebrook, University of Maryland (Chair): Mutants with defects in
regulation of defense responses

Jeff Dangl, University of North Carolina: Interactions Between Loci
Controlling Disease Resistance and Cell Death

Corne Pieterse, Utrecht University: A novel signaling pathway controlling
induced disease resistance in Arabidopsis

Saturday, June 27

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch - Main Lounge & Tripp Commons

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Shuttle busses available to Monona Terrace

Saturday, June 27 - 2:30 PM

SESSION 15      Emerging Plant Hormones
Monona Terrace
Chair: J. Chory

Joanne Chory, Salk Institute (Chair): Light, brassinosteroids, and
Arabidopsis development

John Mullet, Texas A & M: Jasmonate Biosynthesis and Plant Defense

Tom Bisseling, Agricultural University, Wageningen:

Ilya Raskin, Rutgers University: Salicylic acid signaling

Saturday, June 27

6:30 PM Arabidopsis and ASPP Reception - Monona Terrace

Sunday, June 28 - 8:30 AM
Monona Terrace

SESSION 16      Cell-to-Cell Communication and Interaction
Monona Terrace
Co-chairs: D. Preuss and J. Verbeke

Daphne Preuss, University of Chicago (Co-chair):  Cell-cell signaling
during pollination

Sharon Long, Stanford University: Cell-to-cell communication during root
nodule formation

Ben Scheres, Utrecht University: Cell signaling in the Arabidopsis root:
regulation of cell fate and cell differentiation status

Judy Verbeke, University of Arizona (Co-chair): Cell-to-cell communication
during organ fusion

Sunday, June 28

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM ASPP Minisymposia and Posters

 Daphne Preuss                                 Tel: (773) 702-1605
 University of Chicago                    Fax: (773) 702-9270
 Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
 1103 E. 57th Street - EBC Room 304
 Chicago, IL  60637             dpreuss at midway.uchicago.edu

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