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Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress
Organizer(s): Michael F. Thomashow, Elizabeth Vierling and Ray A. Bressan
Date: February 19 - 24, 2004
Location: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Supported by Keystone Symposia
Summary of Meeting:
A major challenge to the world community in coming years will be keeping food production in pace with the increasing world population. Meeting this challenge will require efforts in multiple areas, one of which will be the development of crops with increased abiotic stress tolerance. This is of importance as abiotic stresses, including drought, high salinity and extremes in temperature, cause significant losses in crop yield on an annual basis and greatly limit the geographical locations where crops can be grown. Increasing demands for water for nonagricultural uses will only exacerbate these problems in the future. Unfortunately, breeding for increased abiotic stress tolerance is difficult due in part to the multigenic nature of abiotic stress tolerance. However, recent insights into the molecular basis of stress tolerance have begun to suggest new strategies for crop improvement. As we learn more about the genes and signaling pathways involved in stress tolerance, we are beginning to understand how stress pathways overlap in regulation and function and, in certain cases, can afford cross protection against multiple stresses. The objective of this meeting is to bring together scientists who study abiotic stress and plant responses to the environment from a variety of perspectives to discuss their latest findings and consider future lines of investigation. This exchange will provide a deeper understanding of abiotic stress tolerance, a fundamental aspect of plant biology, and potentially lead to new approaches to improve the stress tolerance of agriculturally important crops for both the developed and developing world.
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 20 2003
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 19 2003
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BASF CorporationPioneer Hi-Bred a DuPont business
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Program

Thursday, February 19 | 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Registration
Room: Promenade


Thursday, February 19 | 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Refreshments
Room: Promenade


Thursday, February 19 | 7:15PM - 7:30PM
Orientation
Room: Mesa A-B


Thursday, February 19 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 1
Deborah P. Delmer, University of California, Davis, USA
Agriculture in Developing Nations: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, February 20 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 7
* Ray A. Bressan, Purdue University, USA

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 7
Mike Hasegawa, Purdue University, USA
Forward Genetic Approaches for the Identification of Plant Salt Adaptation Determinants

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 7
Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
Gene Networks Involved in Dehydration and Cold Stress Responses

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 7
Tong Zhu, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., USA
Networks of Transcription Factors with Roles in Environmental Stress Response

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 7
Nina V. Fedoroff, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Redox Signaling in Plant Stess Response

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 7
Jonathan T. Vogel, Michigan State University, USA
Short Talk: Multiple Transcription Factors Contribute to the Low Temperature Regulatory Network of Arabidopsis thaliana

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 7 of 7
Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Saitama University, Japan
Short Talk: Analysis of Genes Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses by the Chimeric Repressor in Arabidopsis

Friday, February 20 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Friday, February 20 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Mesa C


Friday, February 20 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Mesa C


Friday, February 20 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee & Snacks Available
Room: Promenade


Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Gene Regulation in Response to Environmental Stresses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 4
* Jian-Kang Zhu, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS, China
Gene Regulation Under Cold and Osmotic Stresses

Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Gene Regulation in Response to Environmental Stresses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 4
Lutz Nover, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Gene Regulation in Response to Heat Stress


Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Gene Regulation in Response to Environmental Stresses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 4
Heribert Hirt, URGV Plant Genomics, France
Role of Arabidopsis MAP Kinase Kinase MKK2 in Cold and Salt Stress Signaling, Gene Regulation and Stress Tolerance

Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Gene Regulation in Response to Environmental Stresses
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 4
Janet Braam, Rice University, USA
Short Talk: Regulation and Roles of Arabidopsis Genes Encoding Potential Calcium Sensory Proteins and Cell Wall Modifying Enzymes

Friday, February 20 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Mesa C


Friday, February 20 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1: Gene Regulation and Regulatory Networks/St
ress Signaling Pathways
Room: Mesa C


Saturday, February 21 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Stress Signaling Pathways
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Marc Knight, University of Oxford, UK
Signalling Crosstalk Involving SFR6 in Cold, and OX1 in Wounding

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Stress Signaling Pathways
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
Sarah M. Assmann, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Heterotrimeric G Protein Signaling in Guard Cell ABA Responses

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Stress Signaling Pathways
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Jen Sheen, MGH/HMS, USA
Sugar and Stress Signaling Networks

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Stress Signaling Pathways
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Phil Mullineaux, University of Essex, UK
Plant Responses to Excess Light: Molecular Genetic Dissection of Signaling Pathways

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Stress Signaling Pathways
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Guard Cell Signal Transduction from Genomics to Cellular Signaling Dynamics

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Stress Signaling Pathways
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany
Short Talk: Integration and Channeling of Abiotic Stress Signals by the CBL-CIPK Interaction Network

Saturday, February 21 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Saturday, February 21 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Mesa C


Saturday, February 21 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Mesa C


Saturday, February 21 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee & Snacks Available
Room: Promenade


Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biochemistry of Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 4
* Elizabeth Vierling, University of Arizona, USA
Genetic and Biochemical Dissection of Functions Involved in Thermotolerance

Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biochemistry of Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 4
José M. Pardo, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Dual Regulation of SOSI by Protein Phosphorylation

Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biochemistry of Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 4
Teun Munnik, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stress-Activated Phospholipid Signaling

Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biochemistry of Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 4
Alejandra Covarrubias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Short Talk: Functional Analysis of Plant Hydrophilins

Saturday, February 21 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Mesa C


Saturday, February 21 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2: Biochemistry of Stress Tolerance/Physiolog
y of Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa C


Sunday, February 22 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Sunday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Physiology of Stress Tolerance. Session Sponsored in part b
y BASF Plant Science.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Christine H. Foyer, IACR-Rothamsted Research, UK
Antioxidant Systems and Stress Tolerance

Sunday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Physiology of Stress Tolerance. Session Sponsored in part b
y BASF Plant Science.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
Agnes Chardonnens, Syngenta Seeds BV, Netherlands
Discovering Novel Genes that Confer Drought Tolerance using a High Throughput Functional Genomics Approach

Sunday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Physiology of Stress Tolerance. Session Sponsored in part b
y BASF Plant Science.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Gladys I. Cassab, National University of Mexico, Mexico
Root Growth and Responses to Water

Sunday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Physiology of Stress Tolerance. Session Sponsored in part b
y BASF Plant Science.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Pamela J. Green, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, USA
A Role for Noncoding RNAs in ABA Stress Responses

Sunday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Physiology of Stress Tolerance. Session Sponsored in part b
y BASF Plant Science.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Christophe Maurel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Short Talk: Aquaporins and Regulation of Water Transport in Roots Under Anoxic and Salt Stresses

Sunday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Physiology of Stress Tolerance. Session Sponsored in part b
y BASF Plant Science.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Stefan Kempa, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Short Talk: New Insights in the Glutathione Ascorbate Cycle from Studies of the Dehydroascorbate Reductase Family in Arabidopsis thaliana

Sunday, February 22 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Sunday, February 22 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Mesa C


Sunday, February 22 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Mesa C


Sunday, February 22 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee & Snacks Available
Room: Promenade


Sunday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Coordinating Growth and Development with Environmental Cues
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 4
* Stacey L. Harmer, University of California, Davis, USA
Circadian Rhythms and Plant Growth

Sunday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Coordinating Growth and Development with Environmental Cues
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 4
Richard Amasino, University of Wisconsin, USA
Memories of Winter: Vernalization (Cold Stress?) and Meristem Competence

Sunday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Coordinating Growth and Development with Environmental Cues
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 4
George Coupland, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Germany
Photoperiod Regulation of Flowering

Sunday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Coordinating Growth and Development with Environmental Cues
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 4
Dale T. Karlson, West Virginia University, USA
Short Talk: Functional Characterization of Plant Cold Shock Domain Proteins

Sunday, February 22 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Mesa C


Sunday, February 22 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3: Genetic Analysis of Stress Tolerance/Breed
ing and Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa C


Monday, February 23 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa


Monday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Breeding and Genetics of Stress Tolerance in Crops. Session
Sponsored in part by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 6
* Marianne Bänziger, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Zimbabwe
Breeding Tropical Maize for Increased Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Monday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Breeding and Genetics of Stress Tolerance in Crops. Session
Sponsored in part by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 6
Donald E. Nelson, USA
Approaches to Improving Crop Stress Tolerance

Monday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Breeding and Genetics of Stress Tolerance in Crops. Session
Sponsored in part by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 6
Tim Helentjaris, Pioneer HiBred International, Inc., USA
Productivity under Abiotic Stree: Biotechnology and the Farm Environment

Monday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Breeding and Genetics of Stress Tolerance in Crops. Session
Sponsored in part by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 6
Julio Salinas, National Institute of Investigation and Agrarian and Nourishing Technology, Spain
Using Genetic Analysis in Arabidopsis to Identify Components of Freezing Tolerance

Monday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Breeding and Genetics of Stress Tolerance in Crops. Session
Sponsored in part by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 6
Anabel Sanz, CropDesign N.V., Belgium
Short Talk: Applied Genomics For Improving Stress Tolerance In Cereals

Monday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Breeding and Genetics of Stress Tolerance in Crops. Session
Sponsored in part by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company.

Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 6 of 6
Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, University of Washington, USA
Short Talk: Physiological Mechanism of Density Stress Tolerance in Corn (Zea mays) H

Monday, February 23 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Monday, February 23 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee & Snacks Available
Room: Promenade


Monday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 1 of 5
* Edwardo Blumwald, University of California, Davis, USA
Engineering Salt Tolerant Crops: The Role of Vacuolar Cation/Proton Antiporters

Monday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 2 of 5
James Zhang, Formation 8, China
Trascription Factors and Engineering of Drought Tolerance

Monday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 3 of 5
Ray Wu, Cornell University, USA
Trehalose Accumulation Increases Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Rice and the Advantage of Using an Inducible Promoter

Monday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 4 of 5
Naoko K. Nishizawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Improving Crop Tolerance to Low Iron Availability in Alkaline Soils by Using the Genes Participated in Iron Acquisition Strategies in Plants

Monday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance
Room: Mesa A-B

Speaker 5 of 5
Yafan Huang, Performance Plants, Inc., Canada
Short Talk: Molecular Tailoring of Farnesylation: Engineered Canola Exhibiting Drought Stress Tolerance and Yield Protection in Field Trials

Monday, February 23 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Mesa C


Monday, February 23 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Mesa C


Monday, February 23 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Mesa C


Tuesday, February 24 | 10:26AM - 10:26AM
Departure


*Session Chair.