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This meeting took place in 2009



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Plant Sensing, Response and Adaptation to the Environment (A5)


Organizer(s) Steve A. Kay and Joanne Chory
January 11—16, 2009
Big Sky Resort • Big Sky, Montana USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 17, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 15, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 17, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 11, 2008

Sponsored by Monsanto Company

Summary of Meeting:
Understanding plant environmental responses requires not only considering the structural biology and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction from photoreceptor proteins, but also ecological and evolutionary genetic approaches to adaptation. Progress is being made in how circadian clocks are used to integrate daily light and temperature changes into seasonal information to control daily as well as seasonal reproductive growth. However integrating these multidisciplinary approaches into a community effort remains a challenge. Often the photoreceptor biochemist is not aware of approaches that use sequence diversity to capture population information, and vice versa. There is also a separation in the field between those studying different sensory pathways: e.g. light, temperature and pathogen presence. This meeting aims to bring these scientists together by transcending biochemistry and population genetics approaches to understanding plant sensing and environmental adaptation. The meeting will promote interaction between these fields and advance our understanding through collaborations.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 11

15:00—19:30
Registration

Lower Atrium
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Lower Atrium
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Gallatin
* Steve A. Kay, University of Southern California, USA
Introductory Remarks

Winslow R. Briggs, Carnegie Institute, USA
The Phototropin LOV Domains


MONDAY, JANUARY 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Jefferson/Madison
08:00—11:00
Ecological Genetics in Higher Plants
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Gallatin
* Detlef Weigel, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Next-Generation Genetics in Arabidopsis thaliana: Whole-Genome Sequence Variation and Its Consequences

Justin O. Borevitz, University of Chicago, USA
Genotype * Phenotype * Environment: Ecological Systems Biology

Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria
Genome-Wide Association Studies in Arabidopsis thaliana

David B. Neale, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: Genecology of Phenology and Cold-Hardiness in Coastal Douglas Fir

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Jefferson/Madison
11:00
On Own for Lunch

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Jefferson/Madison
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Plant Sensing and Response to Abiotic Stress
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Gallatin
* Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
Regulatory Gene Network in Drought Stress Response

Krishna K. Niyogi, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Sensing and Responding to Excess Light

Jian-Kang Zhu, Purdue University, USA
Abiotic Stress Signalling, Small RNAs and Epigenetics

Peter Robert Kindgren, Umeå Plant Science Center, Sweden
Short Talk: Proteomic Analysis Reveals a Role for the Plastid Signal Mg-ProtoporphyrinIX in the Cold Stress Response

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

Jefferson/Madison
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Jefferson/Madison

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Jefferson/Madison
08:00—11:00
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Photoreceptor Action
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Gallatin
Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute, USA
Early Events in Phytochrome Signaling: “Specklating” About the Function of Phytochrome Nuclear Speckles

* Christian Fankhauser, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Control of Shade Avoidance by a Network of bHLH Class Transcription Factors

Masamitsu Wada, Kyushu University, Japan
The Mechanisms of Chloroplast Photorelocation Movement

Xing Wang Deng, Yale University, USA
The Roles of Two types of CUL4-based E3 Ligases and COP9 Signalosome in Light Control of Development

Enamul Huq, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Short Talk: Blue Light Induces Degradation of the Negative Regulator Phytochrome Interacting Factor 1 to Promote Photomorphogenic Development of Arabidopsis Seedlings

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Jefferson/Madison
11:00
On Own for Lunch

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Jefferson/Madison
14:30—16:30
Workshop: Hot Topics in Ecological Genetics, Genomics and Plant Development

Gallatin
* Justin O. Borevitz, University of Chicago, USA

Eric B. Holub, University of Warwick, UK
Microbial Sensing in Mural Populations of Arabidopsis thaliana

Yu Huang, University of Southern California, USA
How Can A Priori Candidate Genes Help in Association Mapping of Arabidopsis thaliana?

Camila Caldana, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
Metabolite and Transcript Interactions in Response to Temperature and Light in Arabidopsis thaliana

Juliette de Meaux, Max Planck Institute Plant Breeding, Germany
Ecological and Genetic Basis for Seed Dormancy Variation in A. thaliana

Andreas E. Muller, University of Kiel, Germany
Functional Genomics of Floral Transition in Sugar Beet

Jose M. Jimenez-Gomez, University of California, Davis, USA
QTL and Network Analysis Identify a Gene Affecting Flowering Time in Respose to Shade

Anjali S. Iyer-Pascuzzi, Duke University, USA
Cell Specific Responses to Acid Stress in Arabidopsis

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Ecological and Evolutionary Approaches to Photoreceptor Action
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Gallatin
Julin N. Maloof, University of California, Davis, USA
Natural Variation in Phytochrome Signalling

* Johanna Schmitt, University of California, Davis, USA
Ecological Genetics of Interacting Signaling Pathways in Natural Environments

Sarah Mathews, Harvard University, USA
Phytochrome Evolution in Seed Plants

Hernan Marino Cabrara, Pont University Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile
Short Talk: Photosynthetic and Photoprotective Mechanisms Related to Photosystems and Micromorphological Changes of Chloroplasts in Two Herbs Along Their Altitudinal Distribution Gradients in the Mediterranean Andes of Central Chile in South America

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

Jefferson/Madison
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Jefferson/Madison

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Jefferson/Madison
08:00—11:00
Molecular Mechanisms and Entrainment of Circadian Clocks
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Gallatin
Steve A. Kay, University of Southern California, USA
Systems Approaches to Circadian Transcriptional Networks

Andrew J. Millar, University of Edinburgh, UK
Tuning Entrainment with Circuitry, or Biochemistry?

Takao Kondo, Nagoya University, Japan
Circadian Rhythms and Entrainment in Cyanobacteria

C. Robertson McClung, Dartmouth College, USA
QTL Genetics Approaches to Clocks and Flowering in Brassica rapa

* Elaine M. Tobin, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Short Talk: Ethanol-Induced Pulses of Proposed Oscillator Components CCA1 and LHY Shift Rhythms in Arabidopsis

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Jefferson/Madison
11:00
On Own for Lunch

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Jefferson/Madison
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Circadian Clocks in Growth and Adaptation
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Gallatin
Alex Webb, University of Cambridge, UK
Circadian Clocks and the Regulation of Physiology in Plants

Stacey L. Harmer, University of California, Davis, USA
The Circadian System and Growth Control in Plants

* Deborah Bell-Pedersen, Texas A&M University, USA
Unwinding the Neurospora Circadian Clock

Hugh G. Nimmo, University of Glasgow, UK
Short Talk: The Arabidopsis Circadian Clock is Organ-specific but not Organ-autonomous

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

Jefferson/Madison
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Jefferson/Madison

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Jefferson/Madison
08:00—11:00
Photoperiodism and Day Length Sensing
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Gallatin
Takato Imaizumi, University of Washington, USA
FKF1 Blue-Light Photoreceptor Regulates the Photoperiodic Flowering and the Circadian Clock in Arabidopsis

* George Coupland, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Germany
Environmetal Control of Flowering in Arabidopsis and its Perennial Relative Arabis alpina

Takeshi Izawa, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan
Molecular Mechanisms of Photoperiodic Control of Fowering in Rice

Takashi Araki, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Japan
Long-Distance and Local Signaling in the Regulation of Flowering in Arabidopsis

Anna Karlberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Short Talk: AINTEGUMENTALIKE1 is the Downstream Target of FT/CO Regulon During Short Day Induced Growth Cessation in Hybrid Aspen

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium
11:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Vernalization and Chromatin Regulation
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Gallatin
Judith Irwin, John Innes Centre, UK
Epigenetic Silencing of FLC during Vernalization

* Richard Amasino, University of Wisconsin, USA
Vernalization: An Environmentally Induced Epigenetic Switch

Ove Nilsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Photoperiodic Control and Clinal Adaptation in Trees

Chris A. Helliwell, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Short Talk: Polycomb Protein Function in the Arabidopsis Vernalization Response

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

Jefferson/Madison
20:00—21:00
Hosted by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Jefferson/Madison
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Jefferson/Madison

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

 
Departure


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Directors' Fund


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We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. IOS-0818072




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Gatsby Charitable Foundation Monsanto Company

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