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Conference: Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production

C. S. Prakash prakash at TUSK.EDU
Mon Jul 13 19:44:17 EST 1998


(Note:  Contact Rich Handy <rhandy at healthtech.com>
http://www.healthtech.com/conferences/ for details)

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Conference
"Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production"
August 30-September 1, 1998
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Agricultural biotechnology continues to benefit from the insights tha=
t were
developed during the era of the Human Genome Project.  The proliferat=
ion of
mapping, genotyping, and diagnostic methodologies has rapidly expande=
d the
analytical tools available to crop scientists for the analysis of pla=
nt
genomes.  This fall, for the third year in a row, U.S. farmers will h=
arvest
commercial quantities of crops grown from genetically altered seeds. =
 With
the passage and funding of the Plant Genome Initiative, genetic advan=
ces
will continue at a breakneck pace.  Cambridge Healthtech Institute's
conference, Impact of Molecular Biology on Crop Production, is design=
ed to
bring world-class researchers together to discuss the status of the f=
ield of
crop genomics, looking back to where it has been and looking forward =
to the
next generation of genetically altered crops to improve production at=
 home
and to compete globally.

Scientific Advisors
Dr. Benjamin Bowen, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Dr. Barbara Mazur, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
Dr. David Somers, University of Minnesota

TECHNOLOGIES

STRUCTURAL GENOMICS
Arabidopsis Thaliana Genome Sequencing:  Progress and Findings:  Dr. =
Steve
Rounsley, The Institute for Genomic Research
Gene Discovery for Agricultural Biotechnology:  Dr. Scott V. Tingey, =
E.I. Du
Pont de Nemours and Company
Application of GeneCalling=99 to Agricultural Biotechnology Gene Disc=
overy:
Dr. Otto Folkerts, CuraGen, Inc.
Quantitative Genetic Traits and Genomics:  Dr. Benjamin Bowen, Pionee=
r
Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Weeding through Genomes Using Array Technology:  Dr. Timothy W. Conne=
r,
Monsanto Company

FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS
Targeted Gene Integration and Modification:  Development and Applicat=
ion of
New Technologies in Plants:  Dr. Chris L. Baszczynski, Pioneer Hi-Bre=
d
International, Inc.
Applications of Gene Silencing in Functional Genomics:  Dr. David C.
Baulcombe, The Sainsbury Laboratory
Functional Analysis of the Arabidopsis Genome by Site-Selected T-DNA
Mutagenesis:  Dr. Stephen L. Dellaporta, Yale University
Maize:  WHISKER Transformation and Crypreservation:  Dr. Paul Bullock=
, Garst
Seed Company
DNA Is a Four-Letter Word:  A Discussion of the U.S. Patent Office=
=92s
Treatment of Genomics-Based Invention:  Dr. Herbert H. Jervis, Pionee=
r
Hi-Bred International, Inc.

APPLICATIONS

TRANSGENIC DEFENSE TRAITS
Detoxification of Fumonisins in Transgenic Maize:  Dr. John Duvick, P=
ioneer
Hi-Bred International, Inc.
Activation of Disease Resistance Mechanisms in Tomato by the Interact=
ion of
the Tomato Pto Kinase and the Pseudomonas Syringae Avirulence Protein=
:  Dr.
Adam J. Bogdanove, Purdue University
Elucidating the Role of NDR1 in Disease Resistance and Approaches to
Identification of Other Disease Resistance Signal Transduction Genes:=
  Dr.
Allan D. Shapiro, University of Delaware
Novel Insecticidal Toxins from the Bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens=
:  Dr.
Richard H. ffrench-Constant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Molecular Genetics of Plant Freezing Tolerance:  Dr. Michael F. Thoma=
show,
Michigan State University

TRANSGENIC ENHANCEMENT
Molecular Strategies for the Modification of Lignin Content and Compo=
sition:
Dr. Richard A. Dixon, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
New Oils from Genetically Engineered Soybeans:  Dr. Anthony J. Kinney=
, E.I.
Du Pont de Nemours and Company
Modifying Rapeseed Oil for Applications in Lubrication Products:  Dr.=
 Duane
L. Johnson, Colorado State University
Enhanced Quality Traits:  Engineering Amino Acid Content of Corn Grai=
n:  Dr.
Alan L. Kriz, DEKALB Genetics Corporation
Metabolic Engineering for Enhancement of Agronomic Traits:  Dr. Nordi=
ne
Cheikh, Monsanto Company

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
On Nicollett Mall
1300 Nicollett Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
T:  612-370-1234
F:  612-370-1463
Room Rate:  $135.00
Cut-off Date:  July 29, 1998 (space is limited register early)

=09=09=09=09=09  Commercial
Academic/Government
Advance Registration:  July 17, 1998=09=09$745=09=09=09$345
On-site or Late Registration=09=09=09$845=09=09=09$395

Special Group Discount
3 or more registrations $50 off
5 or more registrations $100 off
to obtain group discount registrations must be received by CHI at the=
 same
time indicating you are using the group discount rates

Special Student Rate
$150 for students presenting a poster at the meeting/poster abstract =
must be
received by July 17, 1998

Novartis will be sponsoring a poster competition for the best student
abstracts related to this meeting.  There will be three prizes of $15=
0 each.
All student abstracts must be submitted by July 17, 1998
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
1037 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls,  MA  02164
USA

Phone: 617-630-1356
Fax: 617-630-1325
e-mail: rhandy at healthtech.com
http://www.healthtech.com/conferences/






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