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Phytobiomes: From Microbes to Plant Ecosystems (S2)


Organizer(s) Jan E. Leach, Kellye A. Eversole, Jonathan A. Eisen and Gwyn Beattie
November 8—12, 2016
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jul 12, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Aug 8, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Jul 12, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Sep 8, 2016

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Summary of Meeting:
Plants grow in association with complex communities of organisms. Phytobiomes encompass all of the organisms and all aspects of the environment that influence or are influenced by plants. Due to the diverse and dynamic processes carried out by biome members, Phytobiomes have an important role in the sustained health and productivity of plants and plant ecosystems. Advances in systems biology approaches as well as supporting technologies, such as high-throughput sequencing, computational biology and many '-omics' technologies, are enabling exploration of the functional networks and activities of the component communities that comprise Phytobiomes. These research technologies in the lab are being paralleled by next-generation precision agriculture technologies in the field, creating unprecedented opportunities for translation of Phytobiomes knowledge into practice. Our fundamental knowledge of Phytobiomes is vital to ensuring sustained global food security in the face of increasing global population and threats to crop productivity due to climate change as well as water, land and nutrient constraints. Advancing a systems-level understanding of Phytobiomes and translating this knowledge into practice will require interactions across a spectrum of disciplines. This conference will bring together a broad and international community of scientists in the public and private sector to collectively advance this newly-emerging field.

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The meeting will begin on Tuesday, November 8 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Saturday, November 12 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 20:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Sunday, November 13 in order to fully experience the meeting.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Promenade
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Promenade

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pecos/Canyon
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
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Mesa A-B
* Jan E. Leach, Colorado State University, USA

Pamela C. Ronald, University of California, Davis, USA
A Microbially Derived Tyrosine Sulfated Peptide Mimics a Plant Peptide Hormone

09:30—12:00
Phytobiome Community Assembly and Functions
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Mesa A-B
* Jan E. Leach, Colorado State University, USA

Janet K. Jansson, DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Deciphering Soil Microbiomes using Multi-Omics

Coffee Break

Julia A. Vorholt, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
The Leaf Microbiota: Responses to and Impacts on Plants

Grabiel Castrillo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Designing Microbial Synthetic Communities for Controllable Outputs

Angela D. Kent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Short Talk: Selecting for Sustainability: Plant Genotype Shapes Microbial Functional Groups

Natália de Brito Damasceno, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Short Talk: Mapping the Colonization of a Synthetic Microbial Community Inoculum in Different Plant Models

12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

12:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mesa C
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1

Mesa A-B
* Alejandra I. Huerta, Colorado State University, USA

Collin Michael Timm, University of Tennessee, USA
Model Communities to Study Mechanisms of Phytobiome Function

Samuel Kroll, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Dynamics in Shaping the Leaf Microbiome

Matthew Bakker, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USA
Amplicon Sequencing Reveals Dominance of Cultivation-Resistant Oomycetes, and Fungal Community Dynamics in Roots of an Herbicide-Terminated Cereal Rye Cover Crop

Rachel D. Capouya, Ohio State University, USA
Fungal Endophyte Community Analysis of Green Coffee Beans: A Comparison Across Growing Regions and Qualities

Paloma Durán, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Dissecting the Multispecies Interaction Network at the Arabidopsis Root-Soil Interface

Rumakanta Sapkota, Aarhus University, Denmark
Cropping History Shapes Soil Fungal, Oomycete and Nematode Communities of Arable Soil

Emily Luna, Colorado State University, USA
Insect-Bacteria-Plant Interactions: Bacteria Associated with Russian Wheat Aphid (Diuraphis noxia) Enhance Aphid Virulence to Wheat

Amanda Rosier, University of Delaware, USA
Interspecies Interactions in the Rhizosphere May Influence the Functions of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Signaling within the Phytobiome
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Mesa A-B
Steven Lindow, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Aggregation of Phyllosphere Inhabitants Facilitate Cell-Cell Signaling and Community Assembly

Choong-Min Ryu, Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea
Bacterial Volatiles and Plant Health

* Gwyn Beattie, Iowa State University, USA
Environmental Signals Directing Phytobiome Responses

Stephen Philip Cohen, Colorado State University, USA
Short Talk: Transcriptomic Analysis Reveals Key Genetic Responses Involved in the Rice Response to Simultaneous Abiotic (High Temperature) and Biotic (Bacterial Blight) Stresses

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

Pecos/Canyon
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Mesa C

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pecos/Canyon
08:30—11:45
Multi Trophic Interactions in the Phytobiome
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Mesa A-B
* Steven Lindow, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Elizabeth Arnold, University of Arizona, USA
Leveraging Endophyte Biodiversity Data for Discovery of New Fungal Symbionts of Plants

Marilyn J. Roossinck, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Viruses in the Phytobiome: Abundance and Ecological Roles

Coffee Break

Ana Pineda, NIOO-KNAW, Netherlands
Impact of Rhizosphere Microbes on Plant-Insect Interactions

Takema Fukatsu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Symbiotic Bacteria Underpinning Insect-Plant Interactions

Daniel Jacobson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: GWAVA – Genome-Wide Association Viriome/Microbiome Analysis

Posy Busby, Oregon State University, USA
Short Talk: Plant Disease Modification by Fungal Leaf Endophytes Depends on Tri-trophic Interactions in the Populus Phytobiome

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

13:15—14:45
Virtual Keystone Symposia Global Webcast on The Genome Editing Revolution: Translating Genome Editing Technologies into Human Therapies
Open to all, this free, spirited 90-minute discussion is targeted at the scientific community and will involve five industry thought leaders discussing the state of the field and the path forward. Recent advances in genome editing nucleases have led to their broader application in biomedical research and dramatically accelerated efforts to develop therapeutics based on this technology.

Mesa A-B
14:45—15:30
Workshop 2: International Phytobiomes Alliance Overview
Overview of the mission and vision of the Phytobiomes Alliance, including 5 minute talks by some of the Phytobiomes Alliance sponsors.

Mesa A-B
* Kellye A. Eversole, Eversole Associates, USA

Susan Huse, Indigo Agriculture, USA

Natalie W. Breakfield, NewLeaf Symbiotics, USA

Chris J. Grandlic, Monsanto, USA

Kelly D. Craven, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA

Steven Lindow, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Carolyn Anne Young, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA

Daniel P. Schachtman, University of Nebraska, USA

Varghese Thomas, Bayer, USA

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Imaging and Modeling of the Phytobiome
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Janet K. Jansson, DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Elizabeth Shank, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Visualizing Metabolic Exchange among Plant and Soil Microbiomes

Carolyn Anne Young, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Tiina Roose, University of Southampton, UK
Multiscale Modelling of Plant-Soil Interaction

Joseph Evan Spraker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Short Talk: Fusarium Fujikuroi Chlamydospore Development and Secondary Metabolite Production is Induced by Ralstonia Solanacearum Lipopeptide

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

Pecos/Canyon

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pecos/Canyon
08:30—11:45
Phytobiome Engineering
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Mesa A-B
* Andrew Jones, Colorado State University, USA

Paul M. Schulze-Lefert, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Exploring Root Microbiota Functions by Synthetic Communities and Germ-Free Plants

Michael S. Strano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
The Emergence of Plant Nanobionics

Coffee Break

Stephan C. Schuster, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Phytobiomes Constitute an Innate Part of the Air Microbiome

Ian Kaplan, Purdue University, USA
Plant-Soil Feedbacks on Crop Management via the Rhizosphere Microbiome

Kimberly Allen, NewLeaf Symbiotics, USA
Short Talk: Application of Methylobacteria in the Agro-Ecosystem

Molly Cadle-Davidson, Advanced Biological Marketing, Inc, USA
Short Talk: Leveraging the Phytobiome and the Promise of Biologicals in Agriculture

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mesa C
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Phytobiomes in Data-Driven Crop Production
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Mesa A-B
* Kellye A. Eversole, Eversole Associates, USA

Angela Sessitsch, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
Endophytic Colonization from Roots to Seeds: Ecology and How Plants Can Benefit

Adriana Hemerly, Instituto de Bioquímica Médica Leopoldo de Meis, Brazil
Association with Beneficial Endophytes: A Perspective from the Plant Side

John Fulton, Ohio State University, USA
Ag Data Coalition: Advancing Agriculture

Joshua R. Herr, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Short Talk: Surveying the Plant Microbiome through Plant Genome Sequencing Project Data Mining

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

Pecos/Canyon
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Mesa C

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Pecos/Canyon
08:30—11:30
Applications Toward Sustainability
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Mesa A-B
* Angela Sessitsch, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria

Virginia Ursin, Indigo Ag, USA
The Role of Endophytes in the Evolution of Agriculture

Coffee Break

Matthew Wallenstein, Colorado State University, USA
Can Microbial Biostimulants Enhance Agricultural Efficiency and Productivity? Promise, Perils and Possibilities

Christer Jansson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Short Talk: The Integrated Plant-Atmosphere-Soil Systems (iPASS) Initiative

Harsh Bais, University of Delaware, USA
Short Talk: Functional Microbiome: Belowground Solutions for Aboveground Problems

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Workshop 3: International Phytobiomes Alliance Standards Meeting

Mesa A-B
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Promenade
17:00—18:45
Phytobiomes and the Vision for Tomorrow's Agriculture
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Mesa A-B
* Gwyn Beattie, Iowa State University, USA

Kellye A. Eversole, Eversole Associates, USA
Phytobiomes and the Vision for Tomorrow’s AG

Andrew Jones, Colorado State University, USA
Linking Climate and Weather Scenarios to Crop and Economic Models

Jan E. Leach, Colorado State University, USA
Future Directions for Phytobiomes Research and Translation

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
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Mesa A-B
20:00—21:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Promenade/Mesa Ballroom
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.

Mesa Ballroom

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

 
Departure


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