I'd like to call to the attention of the Arabidopsis and plant biology
research communities a conference on the topic of ribosome biogenesis and
nucleolar function. The meeting will occur August 17-21 at Lake Tahoe,
California. A website describing the conference can be found at the
following URL: http://www.umbc.edu/biosci/Ribosomes/ Please visit the
website for information on how to be added to the mailing list.
Plant labs working on such things as cytogenetic analyses of rRNA genes and
NORs, ribosomal RNA synthesis and processing, ribosomal protein synthesis
and regulation (both nuclear and plastid-encoded), ribosome inactivating
proteins, and other related topics are encouraged to attend.
Most speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts, and poster sessions
will provide additional opportunities for sharing results.
Session topics are expected to include:
Expression and regulation of rRNA and ribosomal protein genes
Maturation of rRNA - processing, methylation,
snoRNP structure, formation and function
Structure and function of the nucleolus and its components
Import/export/localization of ribosomes and component
Assembly of the ribosome machine
Genomics and evolution of ribosomes and ribosome biogenesis
Ribosome and nucleolar relevance to development and disease
The meeting will cover all experimental systems, including bacteria,
Archaea, Eucarya, and organelles. Increased participation from the plant
biology community is strongly encouraged!
Craig S. Pikaard
Biology Department, Washington University
Campus Box 1137, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
Ph: 314-935-7569, FAX:314-935-4432
e-mail: pikaard at biology.wustl.edu