Call for Abstracts
10th Annual Meeting
Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society
July 15-16, 1993
University of Delaware, Clayton Hall
Please return Registration and Abstracts by June 25, 1993.
Sheila McCormick, USDA/ARS--Plant Gene Expression Center
Molecular analysis of gametogenesis in plants.
Becky Boston--North Carolina State University--Regulation and
function of maize ribosome inactivating proteins.
Michael Dobres--Drexel University--A transcriptional marker for
epidermal differentiation in Pisum sativum.
Carroll Vance--USDA/ARS, University of Minnesota--Primary
assimilation of nitrogen in alfalfa nodules: Molecular features of
the enzymes involved.
John Watson--University of Maryland--Photo-regulated expression of
protein kinase genes.
Jim Carrington--Texas A&M--Replication and movement of a potyvirus
that expresses GUS.
Dan Roberts--USDA/ARS, Beltsville--Molecular basis of rhizosphere
colonization by the plant beneficial bacterium, Enterobacter
Barbara Valent--Du Pont Co.--Two cloned genes for host specificity
in the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea.
Ted Klein--Du Pont Co.--Maize transformation: An industrial
Antoni Rafalski--Du Pont Co.--Technology for molecular breeding:
RAPD markers, microsatellites, and machines.
Paul Gilna--Los Alamos--The latest advances in community-based
access to sequence data submission and maintenance technologies for
Friday evening, July 16, 1993. We are planning a tour of Longwood
Gardens, Kennett Square, PA (18 miles from the University of
Tenth Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society
Univerity of Delaware, Newark, DE
July 15-16, 1993
Registration due by June 25, 1993
The Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society (MAPMBS) was formed
to provide a high quality, accessible, and affordable plant molecular
biology meeting each year for scientists in the Mid-Atlantic region. The
society wishes especially to encourage presentations by postdoctoral
fellows and graduate students. Toward this goal, and as a special
incentive, the registration fee for students who are presenting short
talks or posters (one presenter per abstract please) includes only the
cost of food and beverages.
This year's keynote address on Thursday July 15 will be given by
Dr. Sheila McCormick, USDA, ARS, Plant Gene Expression Center, Albany, CA.
Dr. McCormick's lecture will be followed by an informal social hour and
Registration for the conference will open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday
inside Clayton Hall. Talks will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Thursday and
8:00 a.m. Friday. Two platform sessions will be held each day. Each
platform session consists of two or three 30-minute talks by invited
speakers followed by short contributed talks of approximately 15-20
minutes. Poster presentations are also encouraged. Time will be reserved
for poster presentation and discussion. To present either a talk or a
poster please submit an abstract (see directions for format). If you
prefer to give a talk, please indicate the session you feel would be most
Accommodations for participants requiring overnight lodging can be
made at the University of Delaware on-campus housing. A block of rooms
has been reserved for participants. Arrangements must be made by
participants through the Conference Center at Clayton Hall (housing form
enclosed). Lodging will be available for Wednesday and Thursday nights at
the conference rate (additional nights may be arranged on an individual
basis). Breakfast can be bought at the Cafeteria (breakfast $4.50). If
you prefer other accommodations, please make your own arrangements.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please note that this is
the only announcement and call for abstracts that will be mailed. For
those who register in advance, lunches and dinner will be provided and are
included in the pre-registration fees. Ample parking is available in the
Conference Center parking lot. Walk-in registration will also be
available at the door on Thursday morning July 15.
ABSTRACT FORMAT (Abstracts are photocopied without modification)
TITLE IN CAPITAL LETTERS: Author(s) Name; Author(s) Affiliation, and
Please type your abstract on 8.5" x 11" white paper leaving a 1.5"
margin on all sides. Mail the original abstract and one copy to the
address listed on the registration form. Be sure to check the appropriate
spaces on the registration form to indicate your preference for
presentation format (short talk or poster) and session. You will be
notified of the session, time, and format for your presentation. Posters
should fit within a 4' x 4' area.
Please return your abstract by June 25, 1993.
Your attendance and participation are essential to the continued
growth and productivity of the MAPMBS. We look forward to meeting you in
For further information, contact: Send Abstracts to:
Dennis A. Schaff Ben Matthews
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences MAPMBS
University of Delaware c/o USDA-ARS, PMBL
Newark, Delaware 19717-1303 B-006, BARC-West
Phone: (302) 831-2534 10300 Baltimore Avenue
FAX: (302) 831-3651 Beltsville, MD 20705-2350
E-mail: daschaff at brahms.udel.edu
Please return by June 25, 1993
Please photocopy this page and mail the registration and housing forms
SEPARATELY; MAPMBS will not guarantee forwarding of housing forms sent to
Name _________________________________ I am interested in presenting:
Institution __________________________ _____ A short talk
Department __________________________ _____ A poster
Address ______________________________ (Be sure abstract is enclosed)
State ________________________________ Platform session preference:
Zip Code _____________________________ _____ Gene Regulation
Telephone ____________________________ _____ Plant/Microbe Interactions
FAX __________________________________ _____ Transformation/Techniques
Pre-registration: Late registration (after June 25):
Presenting Student.......... $50 N/A
Student..................... $65 $75
Regular registration........ $80 $90
Total amount enclosed....... $_______ Make Checks Payable to MAPMBS
Pre-registration includes meeting attendance, 2 lunches, social hour, and
______ Please check if interested in the post-meeting tour to Longwood
Gardens (Friday July 16).
______ Special dietary requirements. Please specify:_____________________
Choice of meals for banquet (check one)
______ Chinese Flank Steak
______ Vegetarian Platter
______ Delaware Combo (Crabcake and Chicken Breast )
Mail Registration Materials to: Ben Matthews
c/o USDA-ARS, PMBL
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350
Housing Reservation Form
10th Annual Meeting:
Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society
July 15-16, 1993
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