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This meeting took place in 2001



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Plant Foods for Human Health: Manipulating Plant Metabolism to Enhance Nutritional Quality (E5)


Organizer(s) Dean DellaPenna and Michael A. Grusak
April 6—11, 2001
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Feb 6, 2001
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Early Registration Deadline: Feb 6, 2001

Summary of Meeting:
Plant foods contain a bountiful array of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial roles in human health and well-being. As a means to improve global health, strategies have been undertaken to enhance the nutrient quality and density of plant foods by targeting key enzymes in specific phytochemical pathways. The identification and cloning of specific pathway enzymes have benefited immensely from the ongoing integration of plant molecular genetics, biochemistry and genomics. However, our understanding of plant primary and secondary metabolism is incomplete, especially with respect to the control of global carbon flux to specific end products, and the regulation of central metabolites that are common intermediates of multiple pathways. Understanding the interconnections of these pathways is critical to the success of future nutritional enhancement efforts. This Symposium is intended to foster communication of the most current research.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 6

14:00—19:00
Registration

Third Floor Foyer
18:15—19:15
Welcome

Third Floor Foyer
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Peak 5
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Peak 5
Catherine L. Ives, Michigan State University, USA
Can Biotechnology Solve World Hunger?


SATURDAY, APRIL 7

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Peaks 1 - 3
08:00—11:00
Vitamins
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Peak 5
David S. Seigler, ,
The World of Phytochemicals

* Dean DellaPenna, Michigan State University, USA
Nutritional Genomics: Vitamin E Synthesis in Plants as an Example

Fabrice Rebeille, Centre des Etudes Nucleaires, France
C1 Metabolism and Folate Biosynthesis in Higher Plants: The Role of Mitochondria

Nicholas Smirnoff, University of Exeter, UK
The Biosynthetic Pathway of Vitamin C in Plants and Prospects for its Manipulation

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Foyer
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Peak 4
16:00—18:00
POSTER SESSION 1: Micro and Macronutrients

Peak 4
17:00—18:00
Social Hour

Peak 4
20:00—21:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
20:00—22:00
Minerals
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Peak 5
* Michael A. Grusak, ARS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA
Manipulating Plant Iron Homeostasis to Increase Iron Content and Bioavailability

Leon V. Kochian, US Department of Agriculture, ARS, NAA, USA
Investigating the Molecular Physiology of Zinc Transport and AccumulationUsing a Metal Hyperaccumulating Plant Species

Vincent R. Franceschi, Washington State University, USA
Biochemistry and Manipulation of Calcium Oxalate in Plants


SUNDAY, APRIL 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Peaks 1 - 3
08:00—11:00
Macronutrients. Lipids. Session Sponsored in part by BASF Corporation
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Peak 5
* John B. Ohlrogge, Michigan State University, USA
Genomic Approaches to the Study of Plant Lipid Metabolism

John A. Browse, Washington State University, USA
Altering the Fatty Acid Composition of Plant Oils

Anthony J. Kinney, DuPont Nutrition and Health, USA
Manipulating Lipid Metabolism to Enhance the Nutritional Quality of Soybeans

Virginia Ursin, Indigo Agriculture, USA
Production of Beneficial Fatty Acids in Transgenic Canola

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Foyer
16:00—18:00
POSTER SESSION 2: Isoprenoids

Peak 4
17:00—18:00
Social Hour

Peak 4
20:00—21:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
20:00—22:00
Macronutrients. Amino Acids.
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Peak 5
* Brian A. Larkins, University of Arizona, USA
Regulation of Amino Acid Metabolism in Maize Endosperm

Gad Galili, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
New Insight into the Regulation and Potential Manipulation of Lysine Metabolism in Plants

Mitchell C. Tarczynski, Pioneer Hi Bred International, Inc., USA
Control and Manipulation of Sulfur Amino-Acid Metabolism in Plants


MONDAY, APRIL 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Peaks 1 - 3
08:00—11:00
Isoprenoids. Mono, Di and Triterpenoids.
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Peak 5
* Rodney B. Croteau, Washington State University, USA
Transgenic Production of Monoterpenoid Anticancer Agents

Robert M. Coates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Stereochemistry and Mechanism of Abietadiene and Taxadiene Synthases

Joe Chappell, University of Kentucky, USA
Terpene Synthases - Same Old Enzymes but New Chemistries and Novel Products

Pierre Benveniste, Universite Louis Pasteur, France
Molecular Dissection and Manipulation of Sterol Synthesis in Plant Tissues

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Foyer
16:00—18:00
POSTER SESSION 3: Bioactive Compounds

Peak 4
17:00—18:00
Social Hour

Peak 4
20:00—21:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
20:00—22:00
Isoprenoids. Carotenoid Synthesis and Function.
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Peak 5
Lilian U. Thompson, University of Toronto, Canada
Health-Promoting Benefits of Phytonutrients

* Joseph Hirschberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Genetics and Genomics of Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Plants

Peter Beyer, Institute für Biologie II, Germany
'Golden Rice': Introducing the beta-Carotene Biosynthesis Pathway into Rice Endosperm by Genetic Engineering to Defeat Vitamin A Deficiency


TUESDAY, APRIL 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Peaks 4
08:00—11:00
Phytonutrients and Bioactive Compounds (or Germplasm Resources). Phytonutrients.
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Peak 5
* Richard A. Dixon, University of North Texas, USA
Metabolic Engineering of Health-Promoting Isoflavonoids

Nancy L. Paiva, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, USA
Resveratrol Glucoside: Beneficial to Plants and Humans

David B. Tattersall, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
Short Talk: Cyanogenic Glucoside Biosynthesis in Transgenic Arabidopsis: Metabolic Engineering of a Complete Multi-Step Biosynthetic Pathway

Holger Hesse, Institute of Biology, Germany
Short Talk: High Methionine Content in Transgenic Plants through Pathway Engineering

Norman G. Lewis, Washington State University, USA
Transgenic Edible Plants with Elevated Lignan Levels: Implications for Human Health Protection

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Foyer
16:00—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
16:00—18:00
Bioactive Compounds
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Peak 5
Barbara Ann Halkier, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
Metabolic Engineering of Glucosinolate Profiles

* Toni M. Kutchan, Leibniz Institut fur Pflanzenbiochemie, Germany
Understanding and Manipulating Alkaloidal Pathways

Hector E. Flores, National Science Foundation, USA
Human Nutrition and Underutilized Foods: An Underground View from High Above

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Foyer
20:00—22:00
Banquet

Peak 5
21:00—00:00
Entertainment

Peak 5

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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