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RNA Silencing in Plants
Organizer(s): Robert Martienssen and Craig S. Pikaard
Date: February 17 - 22, 2015
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by Monsanto Company
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Summary of Meeting:
RNA silencing, and associated small RNA, were first discovered in plants and have widespread biological roles. These include defense against viruses and transposons, as well as epigenetic control of chromatin modifications. However, the impact of small RNA on these biological processes from one generation to the next, their roles in response to biotic and abiotic stresses, and their importance in evolution, are largely unknown. Furthermore, new roles for small RNA are emerging in areas such as germ cell fate, chromosome organization and recombination and DNA repair. This conference brings together leaders in the field of RNA silencing from around the world with the specific goal of exploring new functions of silencing RNAs in plants, and relating these findings to existing mechanisms. Examples include transgenerational inheritance via post-transcriptional and transcriptional silencing, and the role of small RNA pathways in meiotic specification, asexual reproduction and DNA repair. Participants will explore their implications for real-world problems in plant biotechnology, plant breeding, genetic modification and plant defense, with the goal of finding applications for sustainable agriculture and bioenergy. Furthermore, there has been an explosion of interest in small RNA pathways in animals, and many fundamental mechanisms of RNA silencing discovered in plants have parallels in animals. The meeting therefore explores topics of importance to both agriculture and human health.
Scholarship Deadline: October 16 2014
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 16 2014
Abstract Deadline: November 13 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 17 2014
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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Monsanto Company
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Dow AgroSciencesGordon and Betty Moore FoundationKWS SAAT AGRijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. MCB-1461310
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Program

Tuesday, February 17 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Keystone Lodge Lobby


Tuesday, February 17 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Room: Keystone Lodge-Bighorn Bar
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, February 18 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Wednesday, February 18 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Keynote Address
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 1
David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Small RNA Biogenesis in Plants and Unicellular Algae

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Stability
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 7
* Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Stability
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 7
Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA
Mechanisms of microRNA Degradation

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Stability
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 7
Blake C. Meyers, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
Phased Secondary siRNAs and their Roles in Plants

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Stability
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 7
Seong Wook Yang, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Short Talk: COP1 E3 Ligase Protects HYL1 to Retain MicroRNA Biogenesis

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Stability
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 7
Sascha Laubinger, University of Tübingen, Germany
Short Talk: Uncovering the Role of SERRATE in miRNA Processing and General RNA Metabolism

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Stability
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 7
Carolyn A. Behm, Australian National University, Australia
Short Talk: Using in Planta RNA Interference in the Model Legume Medicago truncatula to Control Infections with the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne javanica

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Small RNA Biogenesis and Stability
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 7 of 7
German E. Martinez, Ohio State University, USA
Short Talk: Uncovering the Role of tRNA-Derived Small RNAs in Plants

Wednesday, February 18 | 9:40AM - 10:00AM
Coffee Break
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Wednesday, February 18 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Wednesday, February 18 | 11:30AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, February 18 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Wednesday, February 18 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Wednesday, February 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Small RNA Programming via ARGONAUTE Function
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 5
* Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA

Wednesday, February 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Small RNA Programming via ARGONAUTE Function
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 5
R. Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Turning a Slope into a Step: miR156 and the Regulation of Vegetative Phase Change in Arabidopsis

Wednesday, February 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Small RNA Programming via ARGONAUTE Function
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 5
James C. Carrington, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA
RNA Silencing and Antiviral Defense

Wednesday, February 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Small RNA Programming via ARGONAUTE Function
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 5
Hailing Jin, University of California, Riverside, USA
ARGONAUTE PIWI Domain and MicroRNA Duplex Structure Regulate Small RNA Sorting in Arabidopsis

Wednesday, February 18 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Small RNA Programming via ARGONAUTE Function
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 5
Benoit Derrien, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, IBMP, France
Short Talk: Post-Translational Control of ARGONAUTE Proteins: P0 as a Tool to Better Understand the Role of Autophagy in RNA Silencing Regulation

Wednesday, February 18 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Shavano/Torreys
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, February 18 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Thursday, February 19 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Thursday, February 19 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Silencing and Germ Cell Fate
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 7
* Blake C. Meyers, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

Thursday, February 19 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Silencing and Germ Cell Fate
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 7
Jean-Phillippe Vielle-Calzada, Langebio Cinvestav Unidad Irapuato, Mexico
Apomixis and the Epigenetic Control of Female Gametogenesis

Thursday, February 19 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Silencing and Germ Cell Fate
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 7
Anna Koltunow, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
Small RNA Pathways in Sexual and Apomictic Female Gamete Development

Thursday, February 19 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Silencing and Germ Cell Fate
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 7
Frederic Berger, Gregor Mendel Laboratory, Austria
Reprogramming and Zygotic Activation in Arabidopsis

Thursday, February 19 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Silencing and Germ Cell Fate
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 7
Rebecca A. Mosher, University of Arizona, USA
Ancient Origin and Recent Innovations of RNA Polymerase IV and V

Thursday, February 19 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Silencing and Germ Cell Fate
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 7
Iris Hövel, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Short Talk: Chromatin Structure of Paramutation Sequences in Maize Plants Impaired for RNA-Directed DNA Methylation

Thursday, February 19 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Silencing and Germ Cell Fate
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 7 of 7
Arturo Marí-Ordóñez, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Short Talk: Mandatory Splicing and Premature Termination of Copia-Like Retrotransposons Triggers RNA Silencing in Arabidopsis

Thursday, February 19 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Thursday, February 19 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Thursday, February 19 | 11:15AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Thursday, February 19 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Thursday, February 19 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Thursday, February 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
RNA-Dependent Chromatin Modification
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 5
* Julie A. Law, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Thursday, February 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
RNA-Dependent Chromatin Modification
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 5
Thierry Lagrange, Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France
Mechanisms of RNA-Mediated DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Thursday, February 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
RNA-Dependent Chromatin Modification
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 5
Vincent Colot, École Normale Supérieure, France
Transgenerational Progressivity of RNA-Directed DNA Methylation

Thursday, February 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
RNA-Dependent Chromatin Modification
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 5
Andrzej T. Wierzbicki, University of Michigan, USA
Control of Chromatin Structure by Long Non-Coding RNA

Thursday, February 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
RNA-Dependent Chromatin Modification
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 5
Molly Megraw, Oregon State University, USA
Short Talk: Analysis of Transcription Initiation Pattern and Chromatin Structure Associated with Arabidopsis lncRNA Promoter Regions

Thursday, February 19 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Shavano/Torreys
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Thursday, February 19 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Friday, February 20 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Transcriptional Epigenetic Inheritance
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 7
* Andrzej T. Wierzbicki, University of Michigan, USA

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Transcriptional Epigenetic Inheritance
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 7
Craig S. Pikaard, HHMI/Indiana University, USA
RNA Silencing and Epigenetic Inheritance

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Transcriptional Epigenetic Inheritance
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 7
Jerzy Paszkowski, University of Cambridge, UK
Contribution of Epigenetics to Transgenerational Inheritance

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Transcriptional Epigenetic Inheritance
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 7
Ortrun Mittelsten Scheid, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austria
Stability of Epialleles and their Interaction

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Transcriptional Epigenetic Inheritance
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 7
Jay B. Hollick, Ohio State University, USA
Non-Mendelian Inheritance of Epigenetic Variation in Maize

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Transcriptional Epigenetic Inheritance
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 7
Ana López, University of Sheffield, UK
Short Talk: The Epigenetic Basis of Plant Immunity

Friday, February 20 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Transcriptional Epigenetic Inheritance
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 7 of 7
Bin Yu, University of Nebraska, USA
Short Talk: PRL1, an RNA-Binding Protein, Positively Regulates the Accumulation of miRNAs and siRNAs in Arabidopsis

Friday, February 20 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Friday, February 20 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Friday, February 20 | 11:15AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Friday, February 20 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Friday, February 20 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Chromosomal RNA Silencing
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 5
* Rebecca A. Mosher, University of Arizona, USA

Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Chromosomal RNA Silencing
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 5
Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mechanistic Studies of RNA-Mediated Chromatin Silencing in Arabidopsis

Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Chromosomal RNA Silencing
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 5
Julie A. Law, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
DNA Methylation and Gene Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Chromosomal RNA Silencing
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 5
Robert A. Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Heterochromatin Reprogramming with Small RNA

Friday, February 20 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Chromosomal RNA Silencing
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 5
Andrea D. McCue, Ohio State University, USA
Short Talk: ARGONAUTE 6 Bridges the RNAi of Transposable Element mRNAs to the Establishment of DNA Methylation

Friday, February 20 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Shavano/Torreys
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Friday, February 20 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Saturday, February 21 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Signaling, DNA Methylation and Demethylation
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 7
* Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Signaling, DNA Methylation and Demethylation
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 7
Daniel Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley, USA
DNA Demethylation and Small RNA Signaling in Plants

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Signaling, DNA Methylation and Demethylation
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 7
Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan
Results of a Genetic Suppressor Screen Using a Mutant Defective in RNA-Directed DNA Methylation and Development in Arabidopsis thaliana

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Signaling, DNA Methylation and Demethylation
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 7
Jian-Kang Zhu, Purdue University and Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS, USA
Active DNA Demethylation and Epigenetic Anti-Silencing in Plants

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Signaling, DNA Methylation and Demethylation
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 7
Ben P. Williams, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Short Talk: Negative Feedback between DNA Methylation and Demethylation Maintains Epigenetic Homeostasis in Arabidopsis

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Signaling, DNA Methylation and Demethylation
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 7
Quentin Gouil, University of Cambridge, UK
Short Talk: Hybrid-Induced Paramutation in Tomato

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
RNA Signaling, DNA Methylation and Demethylation
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 7 of 7
Olivier Voinnet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland
Cell-to-Cell and Long-Distance siRNA Movement in Plants: Mechanisms and Biological Implications

Saturday, February 21 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Saturday, February 21 | 11:15AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Saturday, February 21 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Novel Biological Functions of Noncoding RNA
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 4
* R. Scott Poethig, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Novel Biological Functions of Noncoding RNA
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 4
Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK
Noncoding RNAs and Chromatin Regulation at Arabidopsis FLC

Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Novel Biological Functions of Noncoding RNA
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 4
Marie Mirouze, IRD, France
Epigenetic Control of Plant Mobilomes

Saturday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Novel Biological Functions of Noncoding RNA
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 4
David Secco, Australia
Short Talk: Phosphate Starvation in Rice Induces Mitotically Heritable Modulation of DNA Methylation at Starvation Responsive Genes

Saturday, February 21 | 6:30PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Room: Grays Peak


Saturday, February 21 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Shavano/Torreys
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Shavano/Torreys
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Saturday, February 21 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Shavano/Torreys


Sunday, February 22 | 10:23AM - 10:23AM
Departure


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