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Plant Innate Immunity (X2)


Organizer(s) Jonathan D.G. Jones and Jane Glazebrook
February 10—15, 2008
Keystone Resort • Keystone, Colorado USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 11, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 9, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 11, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 11, 2007

Supported by the Director's Fund


Summary of Meeting:
Plant disease is an important selective agent in nature and causes economic losses in crops. Plants, like animals, activate defense upon perception of conserved microbial molecules. Successful pathogens introduce diverse effector molecules into host cells that suppress these defenses and render the plant susceptible. Plant resistance proteins activate defense upon recognition of effector molecules. This modern synthesis raises new questions. What molecular mechanisms are involved in these two kinds of microbial recognition by plants, and what cross talk exists between them? Also, what are the targets of the constellation of microbial effector molecules, and do bacterial, fungal and oomycete effectors share targets? The selected speakers will all address aspects of these questions. A further important question is the interplay between defense signaling and other signaling pathways, both locally and systemically; this question will be explored in a joint day of talks shared with a parallel meeting entitled “Plant Hormones and Signaling”.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

15:00—19:30
Registration

Longs Peak Foyer
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Longs Peak Foyer
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Quandary Peak
* Jonathan D.G. Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Welcome and Introduction

Brian J. Staskawicz, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Pathogen Effector Proteins in Plant Innate Immunity: A Historical Perspective Leading to the Development of Genomic Approaches to Elucidate Function


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
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Longs Peak
* Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute, USA
Opening Remarks

Carl S. Thummel, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Transcriptional Regulation of Metabolism by Drosophila Nuclear Receptors


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Grays Peak 1-3
08:00—11:00
PAMP-Triggered Immunity
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Quandary Peak
* Thorsten Nürnberger, University of Tübingen, Germany
Signal Perception in Arabidopsis Innate Immunity

Shauna C. Somerville, University of California at Berkeley, USA
The Plant Cell: The First Line of Defense

Silke Robatzek, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Subcellular Dynamics of Pattern Recognition Receptors in Plant Immunity

Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Genetic Analysis of PAMP-Triggered Immunity in Arabidopsis


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

08:00—11:15
Signaling I
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Longs Peak
* Joseph Kieber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Cytokinin Signaling

Ligeng Ma, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China
GCR2 and ABA Signaling in Arabidopsis

Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute, USA
Mechanisms of Brassinosteroid Signaling

Daniel P. Schachtman, University of Nebraska, USA
Short Talk: MYB77 Functions in Auxin Signal Transduction through Interactions with ARF Factors

Zhen-Ming Pei, Duke University, USA
Short Talk: Nitric Oxide Signaling

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Longs Peak Foyer
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Grays Peak 1-3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Grays Peak 1-3
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Natural Variation in Immunity and Virulence

Quandary Peak
* David S. Guttman, University of Toronto, Canada
Natural Variation Underlying Host-specific Virulence

Justin O. Borevitz, University of Chicago, USA
Biotic and Abiotic Ecological Forces Shape Genomic Diversity in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Eric Kemen, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Identification of Novel Effectors from Albugo Candida using Solexa cDNA Sequencing Techniques

Darrell Desveaux, University of Toronto, Canada
Chemical Genomic Investigation of the Arabidopsis Thaliana-Pseudomonas Syringae Pathosystem

Keehoon Sohn, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
A Pseudomonas Syringae pv. Phaseolicola Effector Protein, AvrB4, Suppresses the Hypersensitive Response Triggered by AvrRps4 in Arabidopsis

Mahmut Tör, University of Warwick, UK
Towards Cloning of the Arabidopsis Resistance Gene RHPC1 that Recognize a ‘Cryptic’ Avirulence Gene in H. Parasitica

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
Effectors (1)
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Quandary Peak
* Gregory B. Martin, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, USA
Type III Effector AvrPtoB Uses Multiple Mechanisms To Promote Bacterial Virulence

Sheng Yang He, Michigan State University, USA
Suppression of Plant Innate Immunity by Pseudomonas syringae Virulence Effectors

Ulla Bonas, Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
How Xanthomonas Type III Effectors Manipulate the Plant


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

17:00—19:00
Signaling II
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Longs Peak
Joseph R. Ecker, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Ethylene Signaling

* Mark A. Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA
Auxin Receptors and Signaling

Jen Sheen, MGH/HMS, USA
Sugar and Hormone Signaling Network

Tae Houn Kim, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Chemical Genetics Approach to ABA and Ca2+ Signaling Networks

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

Grays Peak 1-3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Grays Peak 1-3

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Grays Peak 1-3
08:00—11:00
Effectors (2)
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Quandary Peak
* Mary Beth Mudgett, Stanford University, USA
Xanthomonas XopD SUMO Protease is a DNA-Binding Protein that Represses Plant Gene Transcription Delaying Onset of Senescence in Infected Leaves

Jean T. Greenberg, University of Chicago, USA
Discerning the Roles of Bacterial Effectors of Plant Pathogens

James Beynon, Warwick University, UK
The Effectors of Hyaloperonospora Parasitica

Regina Kahmann, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany
The Effectors of Ustilago Maydis

Lionel Navarro, Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
Short Talk: Suppression of the microRNA Pathway by Bacterial Effector Proteins


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

08:00—11:15
Hormone Biosynthesis and Transport
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Longs Peak
* Athanasios Theologis, USDA Plant Gene Expression Center, USA
The Arabidopsis 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-Carboxylic Acid Synthase (ACS) Gene Family; Functional Genomic Analysis

Jirí Friml, University of Ghent, Belgium
Auxin Transport – Connecting Polarity and Patterning

Jose M. Alonso, North Carolina State University, USA
Ethylene/Auxin Interactions

Yunde Zhao, University of California, San Diego, USA
Mechanisms of YUC Genes in Auxin Biosynthesis and Plant Development

Andrea Gallavotti, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Auxin Transport and Biosynthesis are Required for Axillary Meristem Initiation in Maize

Michael M. Neff, Washington State University, USA
Short Talk: Cytochrome P450-Mediated Brassinosteroid Inactivation

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Longs Peak Foyer
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Grays Peak 1-3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Grays Peak 1-3
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Pathogen Genomics

Quandary Peak
* Sophien Kamoun, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Genome-Wide Catalogs of Oomycete Effectors: From Structure to Function

John M. McDowell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA
Characterizing Conserved Effector Proteins from Hyaloperonospora Parasitica

Georgina Fabro, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Unravelling the Hyaloperonospora Parasitica Effectors Complement Functions

Ryohei Terauchi, Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Japan
Genome Sequencing of Magnaporthe Oryzae Isolate Ina168 Reveals Candidate Avirulence Genes

Saskia A. Hogenhout, John Innes Centre, UK
Genome-Wide Analyses Reveal Phytoplasma Effector Proteins that Manipulate Plant Physiology

Tom Tytgat, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Identification and Characterization of the SPRYSEC-Gene Family as Effectors in Globodera Rostochiensis Plant-Parasitism


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Phosphorylation in Hormone Signaling

Longs Peak
* Zhi-Yong Wang, Carnegie Institution, USA
Proteomic Identification of New Components of the Brassinosteroid Signaling Pathway

Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany
Alternative Complex Formation of Specific CIPK-Type Protein Kinases with Different CBL Calcium Sensors Regulates Transport Processes at Different Membranes and Plant Hormone Responses

Alois Schweighofer, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
Identification of Protein Phosphatase 2C Targets by Proteomics

June M. Kwak, University of Maryland, USA
MAP Kinases in Guard Cell ABA Signaling

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
Innate Immunity in Animals
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Quandary Peak
Jenny P.Y. Ting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Novel Mammalian NLR/CATERPILLER Proteins that Control Cells Death and Anti-Viral Responses

Jean-Marc Reichhart, Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, France
The Drosophila Immune Response, Latest News

* Frederick M. Ausubel, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Innate Immunity in C. elegans


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

17:00—19:00
Hormone Networks
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Longs Peak
Nicholas P. Harberd, University of Oxford, UK
To Grow or Not to Grow

* Jennifer L. Nemhauser, University of Washington, USA
Signal Integration during Seedling Photomorphogenesis

Peter McCourt, University of Toronto, Canada
Chemical Genetics Analysis of ABA and GA Interactions

Julin N. Maloof, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: YUCCA Genes are Required for Shade-Induced Increases in Auxin Signaling

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

Grays Peak 1-3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Grays Peak 1-3

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Grays Peak 1-3
08:00—11:15
Networks in Defense and Hormone Signaling (Joint)
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Longs/Quandary
Corné M.J. Pieterse, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Cross-Talk between Salicylic Acid and Jasmonic Acid Signaling

* Jane Glazebrook, University of Minnesota, USA
Bridging Gaps in Network Models of Plant Defense Signaling

John A. Browse, Washington State University, USA
JAZ Repressor Proteins Control Jasmonate Signaling

Xinnian Dong, Duke University, USA
Biochemical, Genetic, and Genomic Dissection of NPR1-Mediated Defense Signaling Pathway

Christina E.M. Dixelius, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Sweden
Short Talk: Impact of ABA and Auxin in Plant Defence to Leptosphaeria Maculans

Hironori Kaminaka, Tottori University, Japan
Short Talk: Involvement of Auxin Transcriptional Repressor Aux/IAAs on the Regulation of Programmed Cell Death via Direct Interaction with LSD1 in Arabidopsis Thaliana

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Longs Peak Foyer
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Grays Peak 1-3
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Grays Peak 1-3
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
MicroRNAs, Growth Control and Disease (Joint)
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Longs/Quandary
Bonnie Bartel, Rice University, USA
Insights into Auxin Signaling through Analysis of Genetic Modifiers of the Arabidopsis ibr5 Phosphatase Mutant

* Jonathan D.G. Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Auxin and Gibberellin Signaling in Plant/Pathogen Interactions

Kirsten Bomblies, Max Planck Institut, Germany
When Good Genes Behave Badly: Autoimmunity as a Mechanism for Hybrid Incompatibility in Plants

Keiko Sugimoto, RIKEN, Japan
Short Talk: BIN4, a Novel Component of the Plant DNA Topoisomerase VI Complex, is Required for Endoreduplication in Arabidopsis

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

Grays Peak 1-3
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Grays Peak 1-3

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Grays Peak 1-3
08:00—11:00
Resistance Protein Function I
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Quandary Peak
* Paul M. Schulze-Lefert, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Molecular Links between R Protein-Triggered and MAMP-Mediated Immunity

Frank Takken, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Role of Nucleotide Binding for R Protein Function

Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar, Yale University, USA
Driving Innate Immunity: ‘R’ We There Yet?

Jane E. Parker, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
TIR-NB-LRR Immune Receptor Signaling through EDS1

Peter Moffett, Boyce Thompson Institute, USA
Short Talk: Novel Insights into the Initiation of Signaling, and Execution of Anti-Viral Resistance, by NB-LRR Disease Resistance Proteins


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

08:00—11:15
Hormones and Development I
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Longs Peak
Stacey L. Harmer, University of California, Davis, USA
Circadian Regulation of Auxin Signaling

* Jeffrey A. Long, The Salk Institute, USA
Topless and Auxin Mediated Transcriptional Repression

Christian S. Hardtke, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Natural Genetic Variation, Root Development and Hormones

Ive De Smet, Universität Tübingen, Germany
Auxin and Embryo Development

Lars Ostergaard, John Innes Centre, UK
Short Talk: A Directed Auxin-response Minimum Mediates Valve Margin Cell Specification

Patricia S. Springer, University of California, Riverside, USA
Short Talk: Lateral Organ Boundaries Modulates Brassinosteroid Signaling to Regulate Organ Boundary Formation

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Longs Peak Foyer
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
Resistance Protein Function II
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Quandary Peak
John P. Rathjen, Australian National University, Australia
Role of Tomato Prf in Immunity

Peter N. Dodds, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
Recognition of Rust Effectors in Flax

* Jeffery L. Dangl, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Bacterial Type III Effectors, Host Cellular Targets, and NB-LRR Activation


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

17:00—19:00
Hormones and Development II
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Longs Peak
Paula C. McSteen, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Auxin and Inflorescence Development

* Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge, UK
MAX Signaling and Plant Architecture

Marcus Heisler, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Auxin Transport Patterning and Primordium Development at the Shoot Apical Meristem

Renze Heidstra, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Short Talk: Targets of PLETHORA2, a Master Regulator of Arabidopsis Root Development


Following Session is for Plant Hormones and Signaling (X1)

19:00—19:15
Closing Remarks
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Mark A. Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA

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

Grays Peak 1-3
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Grays Peak 1-3

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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