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Plant Immunity: Pathways and Translation (D5)


Organizer(s) Sophien Kamoun and Ken Shirasu
April 7—12, 2013
Big Sky Resort • Big Sky, Montana USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2012
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 10, 2013
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 6, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 7, 2013

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Plants are repeatedly attacked by a variety of pathogens and pests and have evolved a multitude of mechanisms to fight off their parasites. The field of plant immunity has significantly matured in recent years. All major classes of molecular players both from plants (surface and intracellular immune receptors) and microbes (microbial pattern molecules and effectors) have been revealed. This conference will highlight the latest developments in understanding plant immune pathways, how these pathways are perturbed by pathogens, and how plants and their parasites coevolve. The selected speakers will address the following questions: How do plant immune receptors sense pathogen molecules and effectors? What molecular mechanisms mediate immunity both at the surface and inside the plant cell? How do microbial effectors alter plant immunity? How do pathogens affect plant evolution in natural ecosystems? In addition, the conference will address how basic knowledge on plant immunity can be translated into applications of relevance to agriculture. Therefore, this conference will be unique in bringing together cutting-edge basic scientists with more applied colleagues. Such high-level dialogue should foster the emergence of novel ideas for combating plant diseases. Our goal is also to raise the profile of translational plant pathology research in an era of looming food crisis. Two workshops on the topics of “systems approaches to plant immunity” and “emerging pathogens and pests” will complement the plenary sessions.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 7

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

MONDAY, APRIL 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
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* Ken Shirasu, RIKEN, Japan

Paul M. Schulze-Lefert, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Structure, Functions and Evolution of the Bacterial Root Microbiota

09:00—11:15
Surface Receptor-Mediated Immunity – Recognition
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* Renier A.L. van der Hoorn, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany

Georg Felix, University of Tübingen, Germany
Recognition of PAMPs and Other Danger Signals by Surface Receptors

Pamela C. Ronald, University of California, Davis, USA
Recognition of Ax21 by Rice Receptor Xa21

Naoto Shibuya, Meiji University, Japan
Ligand Recognition, Autophosphorylation and Signaling by Plant Chitin Receptors

Giulia De Lorenzo, University of Rome, Sapienza, Italy
Short Talk: Responses to OGs in Arabidopsis Are Regulated by an Interaction Network Mediated by WAK1

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing
11:15—16:30
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Systems Approaches to Plant Immunity
Fumiaki Katagiri, University of Minnesota, USA
Systems Understanding of Plant Immunity

Tjaša Stare, National Institute of Biology, Slovenia
Dynamics of Plant Defense Response to Virus Infection

Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, USA
PlantSimLab: A Simulation Laboratory for Plant Biology

Nuria S. Coll, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), Spain
Dynamic Metacaspase-Containing Protein Complexes Regulating HR Cell Death

Macarena Marín, University of Munich, Germany
Intrinsic Disorder in Plant Immunity and Effector Proteins

Joji Grace Villamor, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Profiling of ATP-Binding Proteins in Arabidopsis with AcATP

Myron Bruce, ARS-US Department of Agriculture, USA
Transcriptome Analysis of Six Wheat Leaf Rust Races

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
Surface Receptor-Mediated Immunity – Signaling
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* Silke Robatzek, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Regulation of Early Receptor Kinase-Mediated Immune Signaling

Birgit Kemmerling, University of Tübingen, Germany
Impact of BAK1 Complex Formation on Plant Immunity and Cell Death Control

Hirofumi Yoshioka, Nagoya University, Japan
Protein Phosphorylation Confers ROS Burst via NADPH Oxidase

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—11:00
Intracellular Immunity – Recognition
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* Jian-Min Zhou, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Maud Bernoux, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
Plant Immune Receptors: What Are the First Steps that Trigger Defense Signaling?

Gitta L. Coaker, University of California, Davis, USA
Unraveling Plant Immune Perception and Signaling

Vera Bonardi, University of North Carolina, USA
Canonical and Non-Canonical Functions of NLR Immune Receptors in Arabidopsis

Chan-Ho Park, Ohio State University, USA
Short Talk: The Fungal Effector AvrPiz-t Suppresses Host Innate Immunity by Targeting the RING Finger E3 Ligases APIP6 and APIP10 in Rice

Michael Christiaan Greeff, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Short Talk: Identifying Immune Regulators via Dominant Negative Resistance Proteins

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing
11:00—16:30
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
14:30—16:30
PlantSimLab Software Demonstration
Demonstration of a software tool specifically designed for use by biologists to make and analyze biological networks and to run simulations on them.

* Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, USA

* Franziska Hinkelmann, Ohio State University, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
Intracellular Immunity – Signaling
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* Wenbo Ma, University of California, Riverside, USA

Peter Moffett, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
NB-LRR-Mediated Anti-Viral Responses

Xin Li, University of British Columbia, Canada
Regulation of Plant NB-LRR Immune Receptor Turnover through Ubiquitination and N-Terminal Acetylation

Jonathan D.G. Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Disease Resistance Mediated by NB-LRR Gene Pairs

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—11:00
Suppression of Immunity
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* Gitta L. Coaker, University of California, Davis, USA

Jian-Min Zhou, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
BIK1, a Multi-Task Immune Kinase in Plants

Bart P.H.J. Thomma, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Suppression of Chitin-Triggered Immunity by Fungal LysM Effectors

Sophien Kamoun, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Suppression of Immunity by Oomycete Effectors

John M. McDowell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA
The Arabidopsis Pathogen Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis Manipulates the Jasmonic Acid Signaling Pathway

Anna Zvereva, University of Basel, Switzerland
Short Talk: The Cauliflower mosaic Virus Protein P6 Is a Putative Viral Effector Suppressing Plant Innate Immunity

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing
 
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Emerging Systems
* Isgouhi Kaloshian, University of California, Riverside, USA
The GroEL of the Aphid Endosymbiont Buchnera is a Molecular Pattern Recognized by Plant Immunity

David E. Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Copy Number Variation of Multiple Genes at Rhg1 Control Soybean Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode

Jorunn I.B. Bos, James Hutton Institute, UK
Towards Understanding the Role of Aphid Effectors in Promoting Susceptibility

Claire Drurey, John Innes Centre, UK
Aphids Induce Both PAMP-Triggered Immunity and Effector-Triggered Susceptibility

Lionel Navarro, Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
A Bacterial Effector Directly Suppresses ARGONAUTE1 Activity to Cause Disease

Thomas W.H. Liebrand, Wageningen University, Netherlands
The Receptor-Like Kinase Cfi Interacts with Receptor-Like Proteins in Plant Immunity Against Fungal Infection

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
Evolutionary Plant-Microbe Interactions
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* Peter Moffett, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

Detlef Weigel, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
The Plant Immune System at the Nexus of Trade-Offs Affecting Fitness and Gene Flow

Wenbo Ma, University of California, Riverside, USA
Co-Evolutionary Arms Race between Type III Effector HopZ1 and Plant Defense System

Antonio Molina, Universidad Politecnica Madrid, Centro de Biotecnologiía y Genómica Plantas, Spain
Short Talk: SignWALLing: Signals Derived from the Plant Cell Wall Regulate Arabidopsis Innate Immunity

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast
08:00—11:00
Translating Plant Immunity
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* Bart P.H.J. Thomma, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Brian J. Staskawicz, University of California, Berkeley, USA
High-Throughput Genomic Sequencing of Xanthomonas Field Strains Identifies Core Effectors to Target for Durable Resistance to Bacterial Blight of Cassava and Bacterial Spot of Tomato

Matthew J. Moscou, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Harnessing the Loci Underlying Host Species Specificity to Engineer Durable Resistance to Wheat Stripe Rust

Ken Shirasu, RIKEN, Japan
Hunting the Witch: Genome Analysis of the Parasitic Witchweed Striga

Vivianne G.A.A. Vleeshouwers, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Exploiting Effectors in Resistance Breeding

Jenny Neukermans, VIB, Ghent University, Belgium
Short Talk: Aracins, New Tools for Crop Protection

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break
 
On Own for Lunch and Recreation
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available
17:00—19:00
Emerging Topics in Plant Immunity
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* Xin Li, University of British Columbia, Canada

Thomas J. Wolpert, Oregon State University, USA
Victoria Blight: When Defense Becomes Defenseless

Renier A.L. van der Hoorn, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Apoplastic Enzymes and Defense

Silke Robatzek, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Endocytosis Regulates Immune Receptors and Signaling

Sophien Kamoun, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Closing Remarks

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

 
Departure

*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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