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Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance Mechanisms, Water and Global Agriculture
Organizer(s): Julian I. Schroeder and Jacqueline E. Heard
Date: January 17 - 22, 2011
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by Monsanto Company
Summary of Meeting:
Plant abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity and heat together with the growing world population and per capita food consumption threaten stable global food availability. Fresh water is becoming a scarce and threatened resource for human health and nutrition, according to United Nations and World Bank reports. In arid regions, > 80 or >90 % of fresh water is used for food production for human nutrition. Furthermore, increasing salinity stress is reducing agricultural production and available crop land. Climate change and the continuing atmospheric CO2 rise will have increasingly profound effects on agriculture, abiotic stress and plant growth in arid regions. Recent research is uncovering a combination of key genes, quantitative trait loci and molecular networks that mediate plant responses to drought, salinity, heat and other abiotic stresses. Furthermore, field research and practices are being developed to cope with the predicted devastating effects of climate change on African agriculture. This conference aims to bring experts in global agriculture close together with researchers making new advances in understanding abiotic stress response mechanisms and networks in plants and will include investigation of major obstacles that will need to be overcome at several relevant levels to address this global challenge.
Scholarship Deadline: September 21 2010
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 21 2010
Abstract Deadline: October 19 2010
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 17 2010
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
BASF CorporationEvogene Ltd.GrassRoots BiotechnologyMonsanto Company
Pioneer Hi-Bred a DuPont business
Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Bayer BioScience N.V.
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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Program

Monday, January 17 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Monday, January 17 | 6:15PM - 7:15PM
Refreshments
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Monday, January 17 | 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 2
* Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA

Monday, January 17 | 7:15PM - 8:30PM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 2
Rob Horsch, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Major Challenges in Agricultural Development

Tuesday, January 18 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crestone


Tuesday, January 18 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plant Adaption and Stress Response
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 6
* Deborah P. Delmer, University of California, Davis, USA

Tuesday, January 18 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plant Adaption and Stress Response
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 6
Dorothea Bartels, University of Bonn, Germany
Desiccation Tolerance Mechanisms in Resurrection Plants

Tuesday, January 18 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plant Adaption and Stress Response
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 6
Melvin J. Oliver, USDA-ARS, USA
Short Talk: The “Omics” of Dehydration Tolerance

Tuesday, January 18 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plant Adaption and Stress Response
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 6
Koh Iba, Kyushu University, Japan
Isolation and Characterization of Arabidopsis CO2 Response Mutants by Thermal Imaging

Tuesday, January 18 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plant Adaption and Stress Response
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 6
Julia Bailey-Serres, University of California, Riverside, USA
Genetic Control of Flooding Tolerance

Tuesday, January 18 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Plant Adaption and Stress Response
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 6 of 6
Arthur Korte, University Würzburg, Germany
Short Talk: G x E GWAS: Detecting Gene-environment Interaction on a Whole Genome Level

Tuesday, January 18 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Tuesday, January 18 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Crestone


Tuesday, January 18 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Tuesday, January 18 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Crestone


Tuesday, January 18 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Tuesday, January 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Salt Tolerance, Environmental Stress and Genomic Approaches
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 6
* Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany

Tuesday, January 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Salt Tolerance, Environmental Stress and Genomic Approaches
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 6
Tomoaki Horie, Shinshu University, Japan
Ion and Water Homeostasis during Salinity Stress in Plants

Tuesday, January 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Salt Tolerance, Environmental Stress and Genomic Approaches
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 6
Claudia Jonak, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Short Talk: High Soil Salinity: Metabolic Adaptation, Redox Balance and Signaling

Tuesday, January 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Salt Tolerance, Environmental Stress and Genomic Approaches
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 6
Felix Hauser, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: A Genomic Scale Artificial Micro RNA Library as a Tool to Investigate the Redundant Gene Space in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Tuesday, January 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Salt Tolerance, Environmental Stress and Genomic Approaches
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 6
John McKay, Colorado State University, USA
Drought Acclimation and Adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana….and Beyond

Tuesday, January 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Salt Tolerance, Environmental Stress and Genomic Approaches
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 6 of 6
Insuk Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea
Short Talk: Genetic Dissection of Crop Stress Responses using a Genome Scale Gene Network for Rice

Tuesday, January 18 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Crestone


Tuesday, January 18 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Crestone


Wednesday, January 19 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crestone


Wednesday, January 19 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Global Food Security - Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Third Wo
rld Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 4
* Jacqueline E. Heard, USA

Wednesday, January 19 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Global Food Security - Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Third Wo
rld Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 4
Deborah P. Delmer, University of California, Davis, USA
Making Science Work for Development

Wednesday, January 19 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Global Food Security - Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Third Wo
rld Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 4
Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
The Impact of Water Scarcity on Third-World Agriculture

Wednesday, January 19 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Global Food Security - Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Third Wo
rld Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 4
Miyoung Kang, Oklahoma State University, USA
Short Talk: Arabidopsis SAP5, an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase that Functions as a Positive Regulator of Stress Responses

Wednesday, January 19 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Wednesday, January 19 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Open Discussion: Ways in which the Research Community and Mo
del Systems can Serve the Long-Term Needs of Global Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 5
* Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA

Wednesday, January 19 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Open Discussion: Ways in which the Research Community and Mo
del Systems can Serve the Long-Term Needs of Global Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 5
* Jacqueline E. Heard, USA

Wednesday, January 19 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Open Discussion: Ways in which the Research Community and Mo
del Systems can Serve the Long-Term Needs of Global Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 5
* Edwardo Blumwald, University of California, Davis, USA

Wednesday, January 19 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Open Discussion: Ways in which the Research Community and Mo
del Systems can Serve the Long-Term Needs of Global Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 5
* Edward S. Buckler, US Department of Agriculture, USA

Wednesday, January 19 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Open Discussion: Ways in which the Research Community and Mo
del Systems can Serve the Long-Term Needs of Global Agriculture

Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 5
* Julia Bailey-Serres, University of California, Riverside, USA

Wednesday, January 19 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Wednesday, January 19 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Crestone


Wednesday, January 19 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Crestone


Wednesday, January 19 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Wednesday, January 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Abiotic Stress Response Pathways and Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 5
* Sean Cutler, University of California, Riverside, USA

Wednesday, January 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Abiotic Stress Response Pathways and Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 5
Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA
Chemical Genetics: Pathogen - Abscisic Acid Interference Signaling

Wednesday, January 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Abiotic Stress Response Pathways and Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 5
Philip N. Benfey, Duke University, USA
Development Rooted in Interwoven Networks

Wednesday, January 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Abiotic Stress Response Pathways and Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 5
Honghong Hu, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Carbonic Anhydrases are Upstream Regulators of CO2-Controlled Stomatal Movements and Plant Transpiration

Wednesday, January 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Abiotic Stress Response Pathways and Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 5
Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany
A Ca2+ Signaling Network Functioning in Abiotic Stress Responses

Wednesday, January 19 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Crestone


Wednesday, January 19 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Crestone


Thursday, January 20 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crestone


Thursday, January 20 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Approaches to Engineering Yield Under Stress Conditions
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 6
* Michael Metzlaff, Bayer BioScience N.V., Belgium

Thursday, January 20 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Approaches to Engineering Yield Under Stress Conditions
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 6
Edward S. Buckler, US Department of Agriculture, USA
The Genetic Architecture of Maize Functional Diversity

Thursday, January 20 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Approaches to Engineering Yield Under Stress Conditions
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 6
Edwardo Blumwald, University of California, Davis, USA
Delayed Leaf Senescence Induces Drought Tolerance in Crop Plants

Thursday, January 20 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Approaches to Engineering Yield Under Stress Conditions
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 6
Heidi M. Cederholm, Duke University, USA
Short Talk: Transcriptional Networks in Phosphate Deprivation

Thursday, January 20 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Approaches to Engineering Yield Under Stress Conditions
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 6
Jean-Marcel Ribaut, Generation Challenge Program, Mexico
Molecular Marker-Assisted Breeding for Maize Drought Tolerance

Thursday, January 20 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Approaches to Engineering Yield Under Stress Conditions
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 6 of 6
Sruthi Narayanan, Kansas State University, USA
Short Talk: Canopy Architecture and Transpiration Efficiency in Sorghum

Thursday, January 20 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Thursday, January 20 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Crestone


Thursday, January 20 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Thursday, January 20 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Crestone


Thursday, January 20 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Thursday, January 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crop Improvement: Translational Research
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 5
* Edwardo Blumwald, University of California, Davis, USA

Thursday, January 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crop Improvement: Translational Research
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 5
Jacqueline E. Heard, USA
Enhancing Drought Tolerance: Discovery to Commercial Application

Thursday, January 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crop Improvement: Translational Research
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 5
Michael Metzlaff, Bayer BioScience N.V., Belgium
Engineering of Crop Plants toward Stress Tolerance Improvement

Thursday, January 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crop Improvement: Translational Research
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 5
Sasha Preuss, Monsanto, USA
Short Talk: Overexpression of the Arabidoipsis BBX32 Gene in Soybean Leads to Improved Broad Acre Yield

Thursday, January 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crop Improvement: Translational Research
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 5
Lizhong Xiong, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Integration of Genetic and Genomic Approaches for Drought Resistance Improvement in Rice

Thursday, January 20 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Crestone


Thursday, January 20 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Crestone


Friday, January 21 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Crestone


Friday, January 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Drought and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 7
* Philip N. Benfey, Duke University, USA

Friday, January 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Drought and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 7
Sarah M. Assmann, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Heterotrimeric G-Protein Signaling in ABA and Drought Responses

Friday, January 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Drought and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 7
Elizabeth D. Getzoff, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Structural Mechanism for Signaling by Abscisic Acid Hormone Receptor Proteins

Friday, January 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Drought and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 7
Sean Cutler, University of California, Riverside, USA
Chemical and Genetic Dissection of ABA Signaling

Friday, January 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Drought and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 7
Erwin Grill, Technical University Munich, Germany
Dehydration and Abscisic Acid-Induced Stress Responses

Friday, January 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Drought and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 6 of 7
Hannes Kollist, University of Tartu, Estonia
COST Action FA0605, Short Talk: Mechanisms of Reactive Oxygen Species Induced Stomatal Closure

Friday, January 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Drought and Abscisic Acid Signal Transduction
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 7 of 7
Karsten Melcher, Van Andel Research Institute, USA
Short Talk: Structural Mechanisms of Abscisic Acid (ABA) Signaling

Friday, January 21 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Friday, January 21 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation


Friday, January 21 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Shavano Peak Foyer


Friday, January 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Heat and Abiotic Stress Networks
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 1 of 5
* Julia Bailey-Serres, University of California, Riverside, USA

Friday, January 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Heat and Abiotic Stress Networks
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 2 of 5
Elizabeth Vierling, University of Arizona, USA
Genetic Dissection of Thermotolerance

Friday, January 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Heat and Abiotic Stress Networks
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 3 of 5
Maheshi Dassanayake, Louisiana State University, USA
Short Talk: The Genome of an Extremophile Arabidopsis-Relative: Thellungiella parvula

Friday, January 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Heat and Abiotic Stress Networks
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 4 of 5
Michael E. Salvucci, USDA-ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, USA
From Leaf Wilting to RubisCO Deactivation: Plant Response to Heat/Drought Stress Under Natural Conditions

Friday, January 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Heat and Abiotic Stress Networks
Room: Shavano/Red Cloud

Speaker 5 of 5
Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
Regulatory Gene Network in Early Responses to Drought Stress

Friday, January 21 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Crestone


Friday, January 21 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Crestone


Friday, January 21 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Crestone


Saturday, January 22 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.