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Receptors and Signaling in Plant Development and Biotic Interactions (C2)


Organizer(s) Thomas Boller and Jen Sheen
March 14—19, 2010
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, California USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 16, 2009
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 14, 2009
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 16, 2009
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 14, 2010

Supported by The Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Analyses of plant genomes have revealed an immense number of genes encoding putative receptors, e.g., in Arabidopsis, about 600 receptor-like kinases and 700 F-Box proteins. Although the function of a few of them has been firmly established in the perception and transduction of endogenous or exogenous signals, most of them are currently “orphan receptors” in quest of ligands and functions. In this meeting, leading scientists from the fields of plant development and plant biotic interactions join to present exciting new insights into the structure and function of known plant receptors and to approach ways to unravel the ligands and functions of the plant “orphan receptors” and signaling mechanisms.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 14

15:00—19:30
Registration

Pre Function
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Mountain
Jules A. Hoffmann, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, France
The Host Defense of Drosophila: A Paradigm for Innate Immunity


MONDAY, MARCH 15

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:15
Growth Regulation
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Mountain
* Philip N. Benfey, Duke University, USA

Mark A. Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA
How Many Auxin Receptors does it Take to Make a Plant?

Roberto Solano, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC, Spain
The Jasmonate Signalling Module

Erwin Grill, Technical University Munich, Germany
Combinatorial Assembly of ABA Receptor Complexes

Steven D. Clouse, North Carolina State University, USA
Receptor Kinase Phosphorylation in Brassinosteroid Signaling

Yanhai Yin, Iowa State University, USA
Short Talk: A Family of Related Receptor-Like Kinases Are Regulated by Brassinosteroids and Required for Cell Elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Milada Covanová, Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Czech Republic
Short Talk: ABP1 Mediates Feed-Back Regulation of PIN-Dependent Auxin Transport

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre Function
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Lake
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Lake
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Discoveries in Plant Development

Mountain
* Frans Tax, University of Arizona, USA

Niloufer G. Irani, VIB - University of Gent, Belgium
Brassinosteroids Going Visual - Tracking Endocytosis of Ligand-Receptor Complexes of BRI1 in Arabidopsis thaliana

Akira Iwase, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
A Wound Responsive Transcription Factor WIND1 Promotes Cell Dedifferentiation in Arabidopsis

Tae Houn Kim, University of California, San Diego, USA
Plant Immune Signaling Pathway Controls Compound-Specific Regulation of Root Development

Hinanit Koltai, ARO, Volcani Center, Israel
Strigolactones Play a Role in Root Growth and Development

Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany
A Calcium Sensor/Protein Kinase Complex Regulating Blue and Red Light Responses in Arabidopsis Development

Thomas Greb, Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria
Microdissecting the Cambium: New Insights into Secondary Growth Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Development
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Mountain
* Mark A. Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA

Philip N. Benfey, Duke University, USA
Development Rooted in Interwoven Networks

Cris J. Kuhlemeier, University of Bern, Switzerland
The Regulation of Phyllotaxis

Ben Scheres, Wageningen University Research, Netherlands
Multilevel Signaling In Plant Development

Sarah Liljegren, University of Mississippi, USA
Short Talk: Signaling and Traffic Control Organ Abscission in Arabidopsis

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 1

Lake
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Lake

TUESDAY, MARCH 16

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:15
Innate Immunity: PTI
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Mountain
* Jen Sheen, MGH/HMS, USA

Thomas Boller, University of Basel, Switzerland
Innate Immunity in Plants: Perception and Transduction of MAMP and DAMP Signals

Naoto Shibuya, Meiji University, Japan
The Chitin Receptors of Rice and Arabidopsis

Birgit Kemmerling, University of Tübingen, Germany
The Multiple Functions of BAK1 in Plant Development and Innate Immunity

Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Deciphering Receptor Kinase-Mediated Innate Immunity in Arabidopsis

Pamela C. Ronald, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: A Type I-Secreted, Sulfated Peptide Triggers XA21-Mediated Innate Immunity

Ivana Saska, RIKEN, Japan
Short Talk: Unravelling Plant Immunity Signalling Pathways with Small Molecules

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre Function
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Lake
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Lake
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Receptors and Signaling in the Meristem
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Mountain
* Thomas Boller, University of Basel, Switzerland

Thomas Laux, Universität Freiburg, Germany
Stem Cell Niche Development in Plants

Jen Sheen, MGH/HMS, USA
Signaling in the SAM

Tom Beeckman, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
A Receptor Kinase Controlling Lateral Root Formation

Cameron Lee, University of Arizona, USA
Short Talk: A Genetic Approach to Determining Components of RPK1/TOAD2-mediated Embryonic Cellular Signaling

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 2

Lake
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Lake

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:15
Differentiation and Patterning
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Mountain
* Martin Parniske, University of Munich, Germany

John W. Schiefelbein, University of Michigan, USA
Cell Specification and Patterning in the Root Epidermis

Hiroo Fukuda, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Japan
Peptide Signals Governing Vascular Stem Cell Fates

Keiko U. Torii, University of Washington, USA
Cell-Cell-Communication and Stomatal Patterning

Zhenbiao Yang, University of California, Riverside, USA
Hormonal Coordination of Cell Polarity in the Leaf Epidermis

Juan Dong, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: BASL Links Polarization to Asymmetric Cell Division in Plants

Laurie G. Smith, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: A Receptor-Like Kinase Functions in a Pathway with ROP GTPases to Promote the Polarization of Asymmetric Cell Divisions in the Maize Leaf Epidermis

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre Function
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Frontiers in Biotic Interactions

Mountain
* Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

Francesca Sicilia, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
A Domain Swap Approach Reveals the Plant Wall-Associated Kinase 1 as a Receptor of Oligogalacturonides

Birgit Schulze, University of Basel, Switzerland
Rapid Heteromerization and Phosphorylation of Ligand-Activated Plant Transmembrane Receptors and their Associated Kinase BAK1

Silke Robatzek, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Receptor Endocytosis in Immunity

Tina Romeis, Free University Berlin, Germany
Regulation and Function of Arabidopsis CDPK in Innate Immunity

Dagmar Hann, University of Basel, Switzerland
Bacterial Effectors as a Tool to Study Defense Signaling

Jacqueline Monaghan, University of British Columbia, Canada
Characterization of a Multi-Protein Complex Required for Plant Immunity

Ildoo Hwang, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Cytokinins Promote Plant Immunity Against a Bacterial Pathogen via ARR2-Elicited NPR1-Dependent Salicylic Acid Signaling in Arabidopsis

Jung-Youn Lee, University of Delaware, USA
Plasmodesmata and Programmed Cell Death

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Symbiosis
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Mountain
* John W. Schiefelbein, University of Michigan, USA

Martin Parniske, University of Munich, Germany
Signal Perception and Transduction in Plant Root Symbiosis with Fungi and Bacteria

Maria J. Harrison, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, USA
Reprogramming Cells to Enable Arbuscule Formation in AM Symbiosis

Jens Stougaard, Aarhus University, Denmark
The Role of LysM Type Receptors in Nod Factor Perception

Dong Wang, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: A Nodule Specific Protein Secretory Pathway Required for Nitrogen-Fixing Symbiosis

19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—21:00
Social Hour

Lake

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Granhall
08:00—11:15
Innate Immunity II: ETI
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Mountain
* June B. Nasrallah, Cornell University, USA

Gregory B. Martin, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, USA
Effector-Triggered Immunity Mediated by the Tomato Pto and Fen Kinases

Jian Hua, Cornell University, USA
Modulation of Plant Defense Responses by Temperature

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

Jonathan D.G. Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Using Pathogen Effectors to Investigate Host Resistance Mechanisms

Kristoffer Palma, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Short Talk: Cell Death in Arabidopsis acd11 is Mediated by Epigenetic Regulation of the R Gene LAZARUS 5

Wladimir Tameling, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Short Talk: The Diverse Roles of NB-LRR Proteins in Plant Innate Immunity

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Pre Function
11:15
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Pre Function
17:00—19:00
Reproduction
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Mountain
* Jian Hua, Cornell University, USA

June B. Nasrallah, Cornell University, USA
S-Locus Receptor Kinase-Mediated Signaling

Sheila McCormick, USDA/ARS-University of California, Berkeley, USA
Receptor Kinase Signaling during Pollen Tube Growth

Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Cell-Cell Communication during Fertilization in Arabidopsis: A Surprising Link to Disease Resistance

Zhongjuan Zhang, University Freiburg, Germany
Short Talk: ROA Regulates Polarity of the Arabidopsis Zygote via Transcription of the Axis Patterning Gene WOX8

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Alumni
19:00—20:00
Dinner

Granhall
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Granhall

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

 
Departure


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