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This meeting took place in 2015


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Plant Receptor Kinases: From Molecules to Environment (B3)


Organizer(s) Cyril Zipfel and Steven C. Huber
February 8—13, 2015
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, New Mexico USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 8, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Nov 11, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 8, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 8, 2014

Sponsored by Monsanto Company

Summary of Meeting:
Plants are under constant pressure to respond rapidly and accurately to changing environmental and developmental conditions. They need to rapidly translate extracellular signals into appropriate intracellular responses. Cell surface receptor kinases (RKs) are one of the major components in this extracellular sensing and the RK family in plants is hugely expanded compared to animals. However, only a very limited number of plant RKs have an assigned function, but those characterized control critical aspects ranging from development to responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. The meeting will highlight recent developments in our understanding of RKs, from their evolution to the pathways they are involved in and the molecular details underlying their function (e.g., post-translational modifications, structure, cell biology). The processes controlled by RKs include gas exchange (via control of stomatal development and patterning), innate immunity, establishment of beneficial symbioses and control of intrinsic growth/yield. Thus, there are many direct implications for plant performance in the field and at the ecosystem level. We therefore anticipate that the meeting will be of broad interest to scientists in academia, government and the private sector. The invited speakers are world leaders in their respective areas, and by sharing their latest research findings and new experimental approaches/methods, will facilitate advances in other areas as well. New collaborations should result that will move this exciting field forward.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
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Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—08:10
Welcoming Address
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
Steven C. Huber, USDA/ARS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

08:10—09:00
Keynote Address
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Steven C. Huber, USDA/ARS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Mark A. Lemmon, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA
Signaling Mechanisms of Animal Receptor Tyrosine Kinases

09:00—11:30
Growth and Development I
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
Zachary Nimchuk, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
All Together Now: Receptor Kinase Function in Plant Stem Cell Regulation

Tom Beeckman, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Root System Development and the Search for RK-Dependent Signaling

* Reidunn Birgitta Aalen, University of Oslo, Norway
Communicating Break-Down - Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinases Involved in Cell Separation Events during Plant Development

Antje Heese, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Short Talk: A Vesicular Trafficking ENTH-Domain Protein Functions in Plasma Membrane Localization of the Receptor Kinase FLS

Jaimie M. Van Norman, University of California, Riverside, USA
Short Talk: Root Tissue Patterning Requires a Polarly Localized Receptor-Like Kinase

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
11:30—14:30
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Structural Biology of Plant RKs

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Jijie Chai, Tsinghua University, China

* Michael Hothorn, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Jean-Jacques Bono, Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes-Microorganismes, LIPM, France
Structure-Function Study of LYR3: A LysM-RLK which Binds Lipo-Chitooligosaccharides with High Affinity

Jeryl Cheng, Aarhus University, Denmark
Structural and Biochemical Characterisation of the Lotus japonicus Lys6: A Lysm Receptor Like Kinase Involved in Chitin Perception

Peter DiGennaro, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Tertiary Structures of Diverse CLE Peptides Share a Conserved Core, with Distinct Molecular Dynamics and Receptor Binding Characteristics

Jan Hejátko, Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Structural Insights into Specificity of Multistep Phosphorelay Signaling in Arabidopsis

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Brassinosteroid Perception and Signaling
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Steven C. Huber, USDA/ARS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Functional Studies of Phosphorylation Events in Early BR Signaling

Steven D. Clouse, North Carolina State University, USA
Role of Protein Interacting Networks and Phosphorylation in LRR RLK Function

Michael Hothorn, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Atomic Insights into the Early Steps of Brassinosteroid Signalling

Sebastian Wolf, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Short Talk: Receptor-Mediated Signaling from the Plant Cell Wall

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
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Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Chamisa Ballroom 2

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:30
Cell Biology of RKs
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
Hannah Kuhn, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Traffic Control for Plant Immunity and Receptor Kinases

* Eugenia Russinova, University of Ghent, Belgium
Endocytosis of Plant Receptor Kinases

Yvonne Stahl, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
RK Complexes in Root Meristems

Sacco de Vries, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Modeling the Arabidopsis Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor-Like Kinase Signaling Pathways

Christine Faulkner, John Innes Centre, UK
Short Talk: A Plasmodesmata-Specific LysM Receptor Complex Identifies Subcellular Specificity in Chitin Perception and Signaling

Hidenori Takeuchi, Nagoya University, Japan
Short Talk: Tip-Localized Receptor Kinase Controls Directional Growth of Pollen Tubes toward Attractant LURE Peptide

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Interaction with Environment: Symbioses
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
Thomas Ott, University of Munich, Germany
Receptor-Dependent Sequential Assembly of a Symbiosis-Specific Membrane Microdomain

Elena Simona Radutoiu, Aarhus University, Denmark
Roles of LysM-RKs in Microbe Perception and Accommodation

Julie V. Cullimore, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Lipo-Chitooligosaccharide Responses and Perception by LysM-RKs

Sudip Saha, University of Calcutta, India
Short Talk: Deregulated SYMRK Hyperactivates Spontaneous Nodulation

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

Chamisa Ballroom 2

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:30
Interaction with Environment: Innate Immunity
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Connecting the Dots: Linking PAMP Perception to Receptor Kinase-Mediated Immune Outputs

Libo Shan, Texas A&M University, USA
Ubiquitination in Plant Immune Receptor Complex Regulation and Signaling

Jian-Min Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinases Regulating Plant Innate Immunity

Jijie Chai, Tsinghua University, China
Structural Study of Plant Pattern Recognition Receptors

Birgit Kemmerling, University of Tübingen, Germany
Short Talk: BAK1-Interacting Receptor Kinases BIR2 and BIR3 Are Diverse in their Function and Mode of Action

Stefanie Ranf, Technische Universität München, Germany
Short Talk: An S-Domain Receptor-Like Kinase Mediates Lipopolysaccharide Perception in Arabidopsis thaliana

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—19:00
Growth and Development II
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Keiko U. Torii, University of Washington, USA
Receptor-Kinase Complexes in Stomatal Patterning

Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Mechanisms of FERONIA RLK Signaling in Pollen Tube Reception

Herman R. Höfte, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, France
Perception of Cell Wall Integrity by Receptor-Like Kinases

Miyoshi Haruta, University of Wisconsin, USA
Short Talk: Hormone-Receptor Kinase Pathway for Plant Cell Expansion

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Chamisa Ballroom 2

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
08:00—11:00
Translation of Receptor Kinase Biology
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Giles E.D. Oldroyd, John Innes Centre, UK
Chito-Oligosaccharide and Lipochito-Oligosaccharide Perception during Symbiont and PAMP Signaling

Antonio Molina, Universidad Politecnica Madrid, Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica Plantas, Spain
Perception of Cell Wall-Derived Signals and Regulation of Plant Disease Resistance

Sarah R. Hind, Boyce Thompson Institute, USA
Short Talk: The Tomato Receptor FLAGELLIN-SENSING 3 Perceives Flagellin and Activates Immune Signaling

Rory Pruitt, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: The Rice Immune Receptor XA21 Is Activated by the Sulfated Bacterial Peptide RaxX

Qingyu Wu, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: A Maize Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase Interacts with Galpha and a CLAVATA LRR Receptor-Like Protein: A New Player in Shoot Meristem Regulation?

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00—14:30
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Proteomics Analysis of Plant RKs

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Steven D. Clouse, North Carolina State University, USA

Julian R. Avila-Pacheco, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
ERECTA: Phosphorylation and Interacting Partners in Plant Development

Klaas Bouwmeester, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Lectin Receptor Kinases: Sentinels in Defense against Plant Pathogens

Zuh-Jyh Dan Lin, University of California, Davis, USA
An Arabidopsis Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinase Functions as a Negative Regulator of Plant Immunity

Frank L.H. Menke, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Targeted Phosphoproteomics Identifies Negative Regulator of Pattern Recognition Receptor FLS2

Aranka M. van der Burgh, Wageningen University, Netherlands
CF-4, Present in a Constitutive Complex with the Receptor-Like Kinase (RLK) SOBIR1/EVR, Recruits BAK1 to Mount Plant Immunity

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
17:00—18:45
Evolution of Plant RKs
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
Yoko Nishizawa, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan
Manipulation of Chitin-Mediated Rice-Blast Fungus Interactions by Engineering Receptor Kinases

* Rene Geurts, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Perception of Rhizobium Lipochitooligosaccharide Signals by Non-Legumes

Thorsten Nürnberger, University of Tübingen, Germany
Short Talk: Exploiting Natural Variation to Identify and Characterize Plant Immune Receptors

Aleksia Vaattovaara, University of Helsinki, Finland
Short Talk: Evolution of the CRKs and Other DUF26-Containing Gene Families in Plants

18:45—19:15
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions
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Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

* Steven C. Huber, USDA/ARS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

19:15—20:15
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Chamisa Ballroom 2
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Chamisa Ballroom 2

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 
Departure


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Monsanto Company

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. IOS-1447617

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