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RNA Silencing Mechanisms in Plants
Organizer(s): Marjori Ann Matzke and James C. Carrington
Date: February 21 - 26, 2010
Location: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sponsored by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Monsanto Company
Summary of Meeting:
Although the core mechanisms of RNA silencing are conserved across eukaryotes, plants have deployed gene silencing in a particularly wide variety of molecular, developmental, adaptive, defensive and epigenetic contexts. Plants, therefore, serve as among the most insightful models to illuminate mechanisms of RNA-directed DNA methylation and transcriptional silencing, antiviral defense, small RNA biogenesis and effector mechanisms, and the roles of small RNA-mediated regulation in development and stress responses. We will highlight recent mechanistic advances about how RNA silencing pathways integrate with plant processes, acting at levels ranging from single-nucleotide to population, as regulatory devices. Session topics emphasize integration between silencing mechanisms and developmental regulation and stress responses, DNA and chromatin modification, host-pathogen dynamics, and natural variation. The Symposium will also highlight cutting-edge, high-throughput technology being developed and applied to understand the roles of RNA-mediated silencing across the plant genome.
Scholarship Deadline: October 21 2009
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 21 2009
Abstract Deadline: November 20 2009
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 21 2009
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationIntegrated DNA TechnologiesMonsanto Company
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Bayer BioScience N.V.

Monsanto Company
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. MCB-1010690
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Program

Sunday, February 21 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Promenade


Sunday, February 21 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Promenade


Sunday, February 21 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 2
* Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan

Sunday, February 21 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 2
David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Small RNAs in Plants

Sunday, February 21 | 8:30PM - 8:45PM
Orientation for New Attendees and New Investigators
Room: Mesa Ballroom
Keystone Symposia's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Andy Robertson, to lead discussion in a 'What to Expect during your Attendance' for interested delegates.

Monday, February 22 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa/Ortiz


Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 8
* Marja Timmermans, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 8
James C. Carrington, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Small RNA-Directed Silencing Pathways in Plants

Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 8
Herve Vaucheret, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Diversity of and Crosstalk between RNA Degradation Pathways

Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 8
Yijun Qi, Tsinghua University, China
Plant MicroRNA Effector Complexes and Targets

Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 8
Nina V. Fedoroff, Pennsylvania State University, USA
MicroRNA Precursor Processing in Arabidopsis

Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 8
Javier F. Palatnik, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology of Rosario, Argentina
Short Talk: Mechanisms of microRNA Processing in Plants

Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 8
Kumakura Naoyoshi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Analysis of SGS3/RDR6-Body Related to Biogenesis of ta-siRNAs and vsiRNAs

Monday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Effector Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 8 of 8
Zhizhong Gong, China Agricultural University, China
Short Talk: Transcriptional Gene Silencing Independent on siRNA-Directed DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis: Characterization of ros1 Suppressors and Identification of more ROS Genes

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


Monday, February 22 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Monday, February 22 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Mesa C/Chamisa


Monday, February 22 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Monday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Silencing and Intercellular Signals
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* R. Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Monday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Silencing and Intercellular Signals
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Marja Timmermans, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Pattern Formation by Mobile Small RNAs

Monday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Silencing and Intercellular Signals
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Olivier Voinnet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
Cell to Cell Movement of RNA Silencing Signals

Monday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Silencing and Intercellular Signals
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Julia Kehr, University Hamburg, Biocenter Klein Flottbek, Germany
The Roles of Small Phloem RNAs in Stress Responses

Monday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Silencing and Intercellular Signals
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Nial R. Gursanscky, University of Queensland, Australia
Short Talk: Genetic Determinants Involved in Transmission of Gene Silencing from Rootstocks of Arabidopsis

Monday, February 22 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Mesa Ballroom


Monday, February 22 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Mesa C/Chamisa


Tuesday, February 23 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa/Ortiz


Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 7
* David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK

Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 7
Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis

Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 7
Jay B. Hollick, Ohio State University, USA
Co-Option of Pol IV for Gene Regulation in Maize

Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 7
Vincent Colot, École Normale Supérieure, France
RNAi-Dependent and Independent DNA Methylation of Repeat Elements and Epigenetic Control of Genes in Arabidopsis

Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 7
Jerzy Paszkowski, University of Cambridge, UK
DNA Methylation and Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 7
Soichi Inagaki, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Short Talk: Role of a Jumonji Domain Protein IBM1 in Differential DNA Methylation and Histone Modification between Genes and Transposons in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Epigenetics, Heterochromatin and DNA Methylation
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 7
Janne Lempe, University of Washington, USA
Short Talk: PolV as a Potential Capacitor of Phenotypic Variance in Plants

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


Tuesday, February 23 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Tuesday, February 23 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Mesa C/Chamisa


Tuesday, February 23 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Tuesday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Integration of Silencing Mechanisms, Development and Stress
Responses

Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 6
* Javier F. Palatnik, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology of Rosario, Argentina

Tuesday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Integration of Silencing Mechanisms, Development and Stress
Responses

Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 6
* Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan

Tuesday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Integration of Silencing Mechanisms, Development and Stress
Responses

Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 6
Sarah C. Hake, Plant Gene Expression Center, USA
MicroRNA Mediated Regulation of Organogenesis in Maize

Tuesday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Integration of Silencing Mechanisms, Development and Stress
Responses

Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 6
Jian-Kang Zhu, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS, China
Small RNAs Related to Stress and DNA Demethylation

Tuesday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Integration of Silencing Mechanisms, Development and Stress
Responses

Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 6
R. Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania, USA
miRNAs and Developmental Timing in Plants

Tuesday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Integration of Silencing Mechanisms, Development and Stress
Responses

Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 6
Alexis M. Maizel, Plant Sciences Institute, France
Short Talk: miR390, TAS3 ta-siRNAs and ARF3/4 Define a Self-Regulatory Network Controlling Quantitatively Lateral Root Growth

Tuesday, February 23 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Mesa Ballroom


Tuesday, February 23 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Mesa C/Chamisa


Wednesday, February 24 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa/Ortiz


Wednesday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 7
* Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Wednesday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 7
Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA
Three Polymerases in siRNA-Directed Transcriptional Gene Silencing

Wednesday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 7
Craig S. Pikaard, HHMI/Indiana University, USA
Roles of Pol IV and Pol V Transcription in RNA Silencing

Wednesday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 7
Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK
Targeted 3’ Processing of Antisense Transcripts Triggers Arabidopsis FLC Chromatin Silencing

Wednesday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 7
Pamela J. Green, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, USA
Analysis of miRNAs and Target RNAs

Wednesday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 7
Hailing Jin, University of California, Riverside, USA
Short Talk: Host Small RNAs and RNAi Machinery Play Important Roles In Plant Immunity

Wednesday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Integration of RNA Silencing and RNA Metabolism
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 7
Michael D. Nodine, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austria
Short Talk: SPL Transcription Factor Transcripts are Cleared from the Early Embryo by miR156 to Prevent Premature Differentiation and to Facilitate Pattern Formation

Wednesday, February 24 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Wednesday, February 24 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Wednesday, February 24 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Wednesday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interaction of Pathogens and RNA Silencing Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Hailing Jin, University of California, Riverside, USA

Wednesday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interaction of Pathogens and RNA Silencing Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Shou-Wei Ding, University of California, Riverside, USA
Viral Secondary siRNAs in Antiviral Silencing

Wednesday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interaction of Pathogens and RNA Silencing Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Jozsef Burgyán, Plant Virology Institute-CNR, Italy
Viral Suppressors of RNA Silencing

Wednesday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interaction of Pathogens and RNA Silencing Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Michael Metzlaff, Bayer BioScience N.V., Belgium
RNAi and Epigenetics for Crop Improvement

Wednesday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Interaction of Pathogens and RNA Silencing Mechanisms
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Mathew G. Lewsey, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Short Talk: Disruption of Jasmonate and Salicylate-Regulated Defensive Signaling Pathways by the 2b RNA Silencing Suppressor Protein Encoded by Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Wednesday, February 24 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Mesa Ballroom


Thursday, February 25 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Chamisa/Ortiz


Thursday, February 25 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genome-Wide Technologies and Applications of RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 6
* Craig S. Pikaard, HHMI/Indiana University, USA

Thursday, February 25 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genome-Wide Technologies and Applications of RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 6
Blake C. Meyers, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Genome-Wide Analyses of Plant Small RNAs

Thursday, February 25 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genome-Wide Technologies and Applications of RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 6
Ronan C. O'Malley, The Salk Institute, USA
Connecting Genetic and Epigenetic Variation in 1,001 Arabidopsis Genomes

Thursday, February 25 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genome-Wide Technologies and Applications of RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 6
Michael J. Axtell, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Discovery of Small RNA Targets and MIRNA Processing Pathways by 'Degradome' Sequencing

Thursday, February 25 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genome-Wide Technologies and Applications of RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 6
Gregory Heck, Monsanto Co., USA
Commercial Applications of Gene Silencing

Thursday, February 25 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Genome-Wide Technologies and Applications of RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 6
Casey Richardson, Texas Tech University, USA
Short Talk: Computational Analysis of Antisense Transcription using Arabidopsis Whole Genome Tiling Microarray and Small RNA Abundance Data Suggests Mis-Annotation of Predicted ‘Orphan’ Protein-Coding Genes

Thursday, February 25 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Promenade


Thursday, February 25 | 11:15AM - 11:15AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Thursday, February 25 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Promenade


Thursday, February 25 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Natural Variation and RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Michael J. Axtell, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Thursday, February 25 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Natural Variation and RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria
Analyzing the Genotype-Phenotype Map in Arabidopsis

Thursday, February 25 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Natural Variation and RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Xiaofeng Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Characterization of Dicer-Like Proteins Reveals Novel phased siRNAs Pathways in Rice

Thursday, February 25 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Natural Variation and RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Robert A. Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Natural Variation in Small RNA-Regulation of Plant Genes

Thursday, February 25 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Natural Variation and RNA Silencing
Room: Mesa Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Lisa M. Smith, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Short Talk: Natural Variation of Small RNA Populations and Transcriptomes

Thursday, February 25 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Mesa Ballroom


Thursday, February 25 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Mesa Ballroom


Thursday, February 25 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Mesa Ballroom


Friday, February 26 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.