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This meeting took place in 2006



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Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress (E2)


Organizer(s) Elizabeth Vierling and Heribert Hirt
April 8—13, 2006
Copper Mountain Resort • Copper Mountain, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 8, 2005
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 3, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 8, 2005
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 8, 2006

Supported by The Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Developing crops with tolerance to drought, temperature and other abiotic stresses is essential not only for stability of the world food supply, but also for conserving limited water and land resources. Progress in functional genomics is now defining critical functional and regulatory nodes important in multiple stress responses. Furthermore, molecular approaches to defining complex gene interactions in experimental and wild plant populations are providing insight into characteristics that confer stress tolerance. The objective of this Keystone Meeting will be to bring together researchers using molecular and systems approaches to understanding abiotic stress, from evolutionary adaptation to cell signaling, gene networks and crop improvement. Participants will gain new insight into the common features of different stress responses and their integration throughout the plant life cycle. Ultimately, this should lead to new approaches to improving the stress tolerance of agriculturally important crops, and a better understanding of evolutionary responses to the abiotic environment.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8

15:00—19:30
Registration

Kokopelli's
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Kokopelli's
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Bighorn B
* Elizabeth Vierling, University of Arizona, USA

Michael P. Snyder, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Eucaryotic Regulatory Circuits


SUNDAY, APRIL 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Ptarmigan
08:00—11:15
Dissecting Stress Response Networks
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Bighorn B
* Heribert Hirt, URGV Plant Genomics, France

Jürg Bähler, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Global Gene Expression Programs in Response to Environmental Stress in Fission Yeast

Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
Signaling and Transcription Networks in Drought Stress Response

Mark Stitt, Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Germany
Metabolic Networks and System Regulation

Daniel MacLean, Carnegie Institution, USA
Short Talk: Genome-Wide Transcriptional Response to Abiotic Stress in Arabidopsis thaliana

Ron Mittler, University of North Texas, USA
Short Talk: When Defense Pathways Collide: The Response of Arabidopsis to a Combination of Drought Stress and Heat Stress

Jan Bart Rossel, Australian National University, Australia
Short Talk: A Transcription Factory, ZAT10, Modulates Components of Photosynthesis and Photopretection to Project Plants from Oxidative Damage

Pascal von Koskull-Döring, Goethe University, Germany
Short Talk: The Heat Stress Transcription Factor (Hsfs) Family of Arabidopsis

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Kokopelli's
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Bighorn C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bighorn C
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Omic Approaches to Understanding the Integration of Stress Responses

Bighorn B
* Mark S. Abad, Monsanto Company, USA
Integration of Data from Model System Genomics Platforms to Identify Efficacious Genes for Crop Improvement

Karen E. Thum, Indiana University, USA
Light and Carbon Gene Networks Defined by Genomic Analysis of cli186: A Carbon and Light Insensitive Mutant

Paxton Payton, Agricultural Research Service, USA
Novel Aspects of Drought and Vegetative Desiccation Tolerance in Plants

Matthew Hannah, Bayer CropScience N.V., Belgium
Environmental Selection of Freezing Tolerance and its Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Fasong Zhou, China National Seeds Group Co. Ltd., Biotechnology Center, USA
Identification of Salt Tolerance Genes via High Throughput Gene Misexpression

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Kokopelli's
17:00—19:00
Genome Reponses to Stress
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Bighorn B
* Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan

Jian-Kang Zhu, Purdue University, USA
Small RNAs and Abiotic Stress Responses

Michael F. Thomashow, Michigan State University, USA
Gene Regulons and Regulatory Networks Involved in Plant Cold Acclimation

Daniel P. Schachtman, University of Nebraska, USA
Root Signaling and Root Growth Maintenance in Maize Under Drought

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

Kokopelli's
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Bighorn C

MONDAY, APRIL 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Ptarmigan
08:00—11:30
Abiotic Stress and Evolutionary Adaptation
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Bighorn B
* Jocelyn E. Malamy, University of Chicago, USA

Douglas W. Schemske, Michigan State University, USA
Ecological Genetics of Temperature Adaptation in Natural Plant Populations

Stephen J. Tonsor, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Genetic Architecture of Stress Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana

Thomas E. Juenger, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Natural Variation in the Physiology of Arabidopsis thaliana: The Ecological Genetics of Drought Adaptation

Harald Meimberg, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: Rapid Evolutionary Responses to Abiotic Stress: Adaptation and Range Expansion of the Invasive Aegilops triuncialis into Serpentine Soils

Barbara Demmig-Adams, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Short Talk: Novel Genes in Photoprotection and Stress Adaptation of Evergreen Species

Kristen Leach, University of Missouri, USA
Short Talk: Genetic Diversity of Maize Primary Root Growth and Abscisic Acid Content to Water Stress

Dirk Inzé, VIB 2 -Ghent University, Belgium
Cell Cycle Responses to the Environment

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Kokopelli's
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Bighorn C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bighorn C
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Kokopelli's
17:00—19:00
Morphology and Stress Responses
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Bighorn B
* Thomas E. Juenger, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Julin N. Maloof, University of California, Davis, USA
Light, Growth, Clocks, and Stress

Jocelyn E. Malamy, University of Chicago, USA
Dissecting the Genetics of Root System Responses to Stress

Matthew A. Jenks, Purdue University, USA
Mutations in Lipid Metabolic Genes of Arabidopsis Provide New Insights into the Association of Cuticle with Maintenance of Plant Water Status

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

Kokopelli's
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Bighorn C

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Ptarmigan
08:00—11:30
Oxidative Stress and Programmed Cell Death
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Bighorn B
* Michael F. Thomashow, Michigan State University, USA

Miguel Angel Torres, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Control of Plant Cell Death by the LSD1 and Atrboh Protein Families

Xuemin Wang, University of Missouri, St. Louis/Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Signaling Functions of Phosphatidic Acid and Phospholipases in Plant Stress Responses

Alex Levine, Hebrew University of Jeruslaem, Israel
Coordination of Salt Tolerance by Phosphatidylinositide-Mediated Endocytosis and Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species in Arabidopsis

Andrea Polle, Forstbotanisches Institut, Germany
Heavy Metal Signaling in Plants and Oxidative Stress – From Cellular to Organismic Responses

Jean T. Greenberg, University of Chicago, USA
Short Talk: Accelerated Cell Death2 Function in Arabidopsis Cell Death Control

Hannes Kollist, University of Tartu, Estonia
Short Talk: Dissecting Ozone-induced Rapid Stomatal Responses in Arabidopsis

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Kokopelli's
11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Bighorn C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Bighorn C
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Solving Plant Stress Response Problems for Farmers in the Developed and Developing World

* Michael Metzlaff, Bayer BioScience N.V., Belgium
Improving Stress Tolerance by Silencing PARP

Willem Rensink, Institute for Genomic Research, USA
Analysis of Abiotic Stress Responses in Potato, Solanum tuberosum, by Comparative and Functional Genomic Approaches

Cosmos Magorokosho, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Zimbabwe
Genetic Diversity for Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Maize landraces Selected for 100 years in Southern Africa

Kyoko Miwa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Improvement of Seed Yields Under Boron Limitation through Overexpression of a Boron Transporter in Arabidopsis thaliana

Myung Ok Byun, National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, South Korea
Potato StEREBP Enhances Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance in Transgenic Plants

Zengyu Wang, Samuel Noble Roberts Foundation, USA
Overexpression of Two Medicago truncatula AP2 Domain Transcription Factor Genes, WXP1 and WXP2, Leads to Increased Leaf Cuticular Wax Accumulation and Enhanced Drought Tolerance in Arabidopsis and Alfalfa

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Kokopelli's
17:00—19:00
Effects of Stress on Photosynthesis
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Bighorn B
* Norio Murata, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan

Stanislaw Karpinski, Stockholm University, Sweden
On the Role of Excess Excitation Energy in Regulation of Plant Defence and Acclimatory Responses

Michael E. Salvucci, USDA-ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, USA
Control of Carbon Fixation in Response to Moderate Heat Stress

Klaus Apel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
The Genetics of ROS-Mediated Stress Responses in Arabidopsis

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

Kokopelli's
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Bighorn C

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Ptarmigan
08:00—11:00
Signaling and Cell Responses
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Bighorn B
* Klaus Apel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Heribert Hirt, URGV Plant Genomics, France
Approaching a global view on plant signal transduction

Norio Murata, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan
Mechanisms of Abiotic Stress Sensing and Signal Transduction in Synechocystis

Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany
Short Talk: Efficient Channelling of Abiotic Stress Responses by Distinct Members of a Calcium Sensor/Protein Kinase Signalling Network

Tina Romeis, Free University Berlin, Germany
Short Talk: CDPK-Dependent Signal Transduction in Plant Abiotic Stress Responses

Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: ABA Signal Transduction in Guard Cells, Ca2+ Sensors and Intrinsic Membrane Regulator

Claus Schwechheimer, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Short Talk: A GAI-Interacting Protein Kinase Regulates Plant Growth and Development

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Kokopelli's
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Kokopelli's
17:00—19:00
Breeding and Biotechnology
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Bighorn B
* Mark S. Abad, Monsanto Company, USA

Jean-Marcel Ribaut, Generation Challenge Program, Mexico
Molecular Marker-Assisted Breeding for Maize Drought Tolerance

Piotr Puzio, Metanomics GmbH, Germany
High-Throughput Genomics Approaches to Engineering Improved Drought Tolerance

Zhi-Kang Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Cryptic Genetic Variation for Drought Toleance and its Underlying Genetic Networks in Rice - Detection, Verification and Application in Breeding

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

Ptarmigan
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Ptarmigan

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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Directors' Fund


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Rockefeller Foundation Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

Pioneer Hi-Bred a DuPont business
 

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Bayer BioScience N.V.


Monsanto Company


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