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RNA Silencing Mechanisms in Plants (B6)


Organizer(s) Marjori Ann Matzke and James C. Carrington
February 21—26, 2010
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 21, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 20, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 21, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 21, 2009

Sponsored by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Monsanto Company

Summary of Meeting:
Although the core mechanisms of RNA silencing are conserved across eukaryotes, plants have deployed gene silencing in a particularly wide variety of molecular, developmental, adaptive, defensive and epigenetic contexts. Plants, therefore, serve as among the most insightful models to illuminate mechanisms of RNA-directed DNA methylation and transcriptional silencing, antiviral defense, small RNA biogenesis and effector mechanisms, and the roles of small RNA-mediated regulation in development and stress responses. We will highlight recent mechanistic advances about how RNA silencing pathways integrate with plant processes, acting at levels ranging from single-nucleotide to population, as regulatory devices. Session topics emphasize integration between silencing mechanisms and developmental regulation and stress responses, DNA and chromatin modification, host-pathogen dynamics, and natural variation. The Symposium will also highlight cutting-edge, high-throughput technology being developed and applied to understand the roles of RNA-mediated silencing across the plant genome.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21

15:00—19:30
Registration

Promenade
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Promenade
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Mesa Ballroom
* Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan

David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Small RNAs in Plants

20:30—20:45
Orientation for New Attendees and New Investigators
Keystone Symposia's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Andy Robertson, to lead discussion in a "What to Expect during your Attendance" for interested delegates.

Mesa Ballroom

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/Ortiz
08:00—11:15
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
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Mesa Ballroom
* Marja Timmermans, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

James C. Carrington, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Small RNA-Directed Silencing Pathways in Plants

Herve Vaucheret, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Diversity of and Crosstalk between RNA Degradation Pathways

Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University, China
Plant MicroRNA Effector Complexes and Targets

Nina V. Fedoroff, Pennsylvania State University, USA
MicroRNA Precursor Processing in Arabidopsis

Javier F. Palatnik, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology of Rosario, Argentina
Short Talk: Mechanisms of microRNA Processing in Plants

Kumakura Naoyoshi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Analysis of SGS3/RDR6-Body Related to Biogenesis of ta-siRNAs and vsiRNAs

Zhizhong Gong, China Agricultural University, China
Short Talk: Transcriptional Gene Silencing Independent on siRNA-Directed DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis: Characterization of ros1 Suppressors and Identification of more ROS Genes

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C/Chamisa
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mesa C/Chamisa
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Silencing and Intercellular Signals
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Mesa Ballroom
* R. Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Marja Timmermans, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Pattern Formation by Mobile Small RNAs

Olivier Voinnet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
Cell to Cell Movement of RNA Silencing Signals

Julia Kehr, University Hamburg, Biocenter Klein Flottbek, Germany
The Roles of Small Phloem RNAs in Stress Responses

Nial R. Gursanscky, University of Queensland, Australia
Short Talk: Genetic Determinants Involved in Transmission of Gene Silencing from Rootstocks of Arabidopsis

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

Mesa Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Mesa C/Chamisa

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/Ortiz
08:00—11:15
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
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Mesa Ballroom
* David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK

Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis

Jay B. Hollick, Ohio State University, USA
Co-Option of Pol IV for Gene Regulation in Maize

Vincent Colot, École Normale Supérieure, France
RNAi-Dependent and Independent DNA Methylation of Repeat Elements and Epigenetic Control of Genes in Arabidopsis

Jerzy Paszkowski, University of Cambridge, UK
DNA Methylation and Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Soichi Inagaki, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Short Talk: Role of a Jumonji Domain Protein IBM1 in Differential DNA Methylation and Histone Modification between Genes and Transposons in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Janne Lempe, University of Washington, USA
Short Talk: PolV as a Potential Capacitor of Phenotypic Variance in Plants

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C/Chamisa
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mesa C/Chamisa
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Integration of Silencing Mechanisms, Development and Stress Responses
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Mesa Ballroom
* Javier F. Palatnik, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology of Rosario, Argentina

* Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan

Sarah C. Hake, Plant Gene Expression Center, USA
MicroRNA Mediated Regulation of Organogenesis in Maize

Jian-Kang Zhu, Purdue University, USA
Small RNAs Related to Stress and DNA Demethylation

R. Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania, USA
miRNAs and Developmental Timing in Plants

Alexis M. Maizel, Plant Sciences Institute, France
Short Talk: miR390, TAS3 ta-siRNAs and ARF3/4 Define a Self-Regulatory Network Controlling Quantitatively Lateral Root Growth

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

Mesa Ballroom
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Mesa C/Chamisa

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/Ortiz
08:00—11:15
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
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Mesa Ballroom
* Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA
Three Polymerases in siRNA-Directed Transcriptional Gene Silencing

Craig S. Pikaard, HHMI/Indiana University, USA
Roles of Pol IV and Pol V Transcription in RNA Silencing

Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK
Targeted 3’ Processing of Antisense Transcripts Triggers Arabidopsis FLC Chromatin Silencing

Pamela J. Green, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, USA
Analysis of miRNAs and Target RNAs

Hailing Jin, University of California, Riverside, USA
Short Talk: Host Small RNAs and RNAi Machinery Play Important Roles In Plant Immunity

Michael D. Nodine, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austria
Short Talk: SPL Transcription Factor Transcripts are Cleared from the Early Embryo by miR156 to Prevent Premature Differentiation and to Facilitate Pattern Formation

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Interaction of Pathogens and RNA Silencing Mechanisms
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Mesa Ballroom
* Hailing Jin, University of California, Riverside, USA

Shou-Wei Ding, University of California, Riverside, USA
Viral Secondary siRNAs in Antiviral Silencing

Jozsef Burgyán, Plant Virology Institute-CNR, Italy
Viral Suppressors of RNA Silencing

Michael Metzlaff, Bayer BioScience N.V., Belgium
RNAi and Epigenetics for Crop Improvement

Mathew G. Lewsey, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Short Talk: Disruption of Jasmonate and Salicylate-Regulated Defensive Signaling Pathways by the 2b RNA Silencing Suppressor Protein Encoded by Cucumber Mosaic Virus

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

Mesa Ballroom

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa/Ortiz
08:00—11:15
Genome-Wide Technologies and Applications of RNA Silencing
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Mesa Ballroom
* Craig S. Pikaard, HHMI/Indiana University, USA

Blake C. Meyers, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Genome-Wide Analyses of Plant Small RNAs

Ronan C. O'Malley, The Salk Institute, USA
Connecting Genetic and Epigenetic Variation in 1,001 Arabidopsis Genomes

Michael J. Axtell, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Discovery of Small RNA Targets and MIRNA Processing Pathways by "Degradome" Sequencing

Gregory Heck, Monsanto Co., USA
Commercial Applications of Gene Silencing

Casey Richardson, Texas Tech University, USA
Short Talk: Computational Analysis of Antisense Transcription using Arabidopsis Whole Genome Tiling Microarray and Small RNA Abundance Data Suggests Mis-Annotation of Predicted ‘Orphan’ Protein-Coding Genes

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Natural Variation and RNA Silencing
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Mesa Ballroom
* Michael J. Axtell, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria
Analyzing the Genotype-Phenotype Map in Arabidopsis

Xiaofeng Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Characterization of Dicer-Like Proteins Reveals Novel phased siRNAs Pathways in Rice

Robert A. Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Natural Variation in Small RNA-Regulation of Plant Genes

Lisa M. Smith, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Short Talk: Natural Variation of Small RNA Populations and Transcriptomes

20:00—21:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Mesa Ballroom
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Mesa Ballroom

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


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


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. MCB-1010690




We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Integrated DNA Technologies
Monsanto Company
 

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Bayer BioScience N.V.


Monsanto Company


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