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Plant Signaling: Molecular Pathways and Network Integration
Organizer(s): Ken Shirasu, Uta Paszkowski and Christian S. Hardtke
Date: January 21 - 24, 2018
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA, USA
Supported by the Directors' Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Phenotypic plasticity is the quintessential characteristic of plant development and adaptation under fluctuating environments. This characteristic is the result of numerous signal sources (extra-, intra- and intercellular) being sensed, integrated and interpreted by a plethora of signaling components which are interacting in a highly coordinated manner. Recent advances in molecular biology, chemistry (i.e., chemical genetics and development of novel probes) and computational approaches (i.e., mathematical modeling and network reconstruction) have greatly facilitated the discovery of novel signaling pathways as well as providing detailed molecular mechanisms for key components of the existing signaling pathway. However, many have yet to be discovered. The conference features leaders in the plant signaling field and encapsulates the most recent advances in this field, from single molecule chemistry to large-scale network analysis, with an emphasis on research areas such as growth and development, environmental responses and biological interactions in both model and non-model plant species. Therefore, this meeting will bring together a diverse community of scientists to interact, collaborate and share novel ideas, leading to the translation of this knowledge into new applications. Ultimately, unraveling the complexity of plant signaling networks will be an important step forward in securing global food production.
Scholarship Deadline: September 25 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 25 2017
Abstract Deadline: October 23 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 21 2017
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. MCB-1748023
The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the National Science Foundation; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Program

Sunday, January 21 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Pre Function


Sunday, January 21 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Room: Granhall
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sunday, January 21 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Light Meal - Provided by Granlibakken
Room: Granhall


Monday, January 22 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Monday, January 22 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 2
* Ken Shirasu, RIKEN, Japan

Monday, January 22 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 2
Charlie M. Boone, University of Toronto, Canada
The Genetic Landscape of a Cell

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 8
* Christian S. Hardtke, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 8
Sabeeha Merchant, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Synchronized Cell ‘Omics

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake


Coffee Break

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 8
Rosangela (Ross) Sozzani, North Carolina State University, USA
Gene Regulatory Networks Controlling Root Stem Cells

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 8
Christian Fleck, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Modeling of Light Signaling Pathways

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 8
Arthur Korte, University Würzburg, Germany
Short Talk: Natural Variation of Gene Regulatory Networks in Arabidopsis thaliana

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 7 of 8
Ben Scheres, Wageningen University Research, Netherlands
Short Talk: Integration of Shape-Mediated and Genetic Control of Plant Cell Division

Monday, January 22 | 9:00AM - 11:45AM
Signaling Network as a System
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 8 of 8
Zhenbiao Yang, University of California, Riverside, USA
Short Talk: An Exocytosis-Coordinated Signaling Network Controls Pollen Tube Tip Growth and Growth Guidance: Insights from Mathematical Modeling

Monday, January 22 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Monday, January 22 | 11:45AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Bay


Monday, January 22 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Bay


Monday, January 22 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Monday, January 22 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Signaling in Development
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 6
* Siobhan M. Brady, University of California, Davis, USA

Monday, January 22 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Signaling in Development
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 6
Christian S. Hardtke, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Spatio-temporal Timing of Root Protophloem Differentiation

Monday, January 22 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Signaling in Development
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 6
Dolf Weijers, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Origin and Evolution of the Nuclear Auxin Response System

Monday, January 22 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Signaling in Development
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 6
Tetsuya Higashiyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Signaling in Precise Pollen Tube Guidance

Monday, January 22 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Signaling in Development
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 6
Frank L.H. Menke, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Short Talk: MAP Kinases MPK3 and MPK6 Control Formative Divisions by Regulating Cell Division Plane Rotations

Monday, January 22 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Signaling in Development
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 6
Niko Geldner, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Short Talk: SCHENGEN Mutants Define a Diffusion Barrier Surveillance Pathway in Plants

Monday, January 22 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Monday, January 22 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Bay


Monday, January 22 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Bay


Tuesday, January 23 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 8
* Giles E.D. Oldroyd, University of Cambridge, UK

Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 8
Edward E. Farmer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Vascular Signaling Routes for Wound-Stimulated Jasmonate Synthesis


Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 8
Sheng Luan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Regulation of Plant Nutrient Homeostasis by a Ca Signaling Network

Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake


Coffee Break

Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 8
Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi, Nagoya University, Japan
Root-to-Shoot and Shoot-to-Root Long-Distance Mobile Peptides Mediate Systemic Regulation of Nitrogen Acquisition

Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 8
Zhen-Ming Pei, Duke University, USA
Genetic Dissection of Environmental Stress-Induced Ca2+ Signaling in Arabidopsis

Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 7 of 8
Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Abscisic Acid Triggers Degradation of Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor via Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases

Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Propagation and Coordination (Long-Distance Signaling)
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 8 of 8
Fuminori Takahashi, RIKEN, Japan
Short Talk: A Small Peptide Mediates Dehydration Stress Responses in Long-Distance Signaling

Tuesday, January 23 | 11:15AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Tuesday, January 23 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Bay


Tuesday, January 23 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Bay


Tuesday, January 23 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Tuesday, January 23 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Environmental Signaling
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 6
* Rosangela (Ross) Sozzani, North Carolina State University, USA

Tuesday, January 23 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Environmental Signaling
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 6
Tzyy-Jen Chiou, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
MicroRNA-Mediated Surveillance of Phosphate Transport – Uptake, Translocation and Storage

Tuesday, January 23 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Environmental Signaling
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 6
Gabriel Krouk, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
A Systems View of Nitrogen Signaling Interactions

Tuesday, January 23 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Environmental Signaling
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 6
Siobhan M. Brady, University of California, Davis, USA
Transcriptional Regulation of Nitrogen Metabolism


Tuesday, January 23 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Environmental Signaling
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 6
Pamela C. Ronald, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: A Microbially Derived Tyrosine Sulfated Peptide Mimics a Plant Peptide Hormone to Activate Immunity and
Enhance Root Growth


Tuesday, January 23 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Environmental Signaling
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 6
Tania Y. Toruno, University of California, Davis, USA
Short Talk: Phosphorylated RIN4 Interacts with a Unique Set of Client Proteins in the Absence of NLR Perception to Disrupt Protein Trafficking

Tuesday, January 23 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Tuesday, January 23 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Bay


Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Social Hour
Room: Bay
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, January 24 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Granhall


Wednesday, January 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Signaling in Biotic Interaction
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 6
* Edward E. Farmer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Wednesday, January 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Signaling in Biotic Interaction
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 6
Uta Paszkowski, University of Cambridge, UK
Rhizosphere Signaling in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis of Cereals

Wednesday, January 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Signaling in Biotic Interaction
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 6
Giles E.D. Oldroyd, University of Cambridge, UK
Recognition of Symbiotic Microorganisms for Activation of Symbiosis Signaling.

Wednesday, January 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Signaling in Biotic Interaction
Room: Mountain/Lake


Coffee Break

Wednesday, January 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Signaling in Biotic Interaction
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 6
Ken Shirasu, RIKEN, Japan
Signaling in Parasitic Plant–Host Interactions


Wednesday, January 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Signaling in Biotic Interaction
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 6
Christine Faulkner, John Innes Centre, UK
Short Talk: The Mechanism and Roles of Chitin-Triggered Plasmodesmal Closure in Immunity

Wednesday, January 24 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, January 24 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Pre Function


Wednesday, January 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Hormone Sensing/Integration
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 1 of 6
* Uta Paszkowski, University of Cambridge, UK

Wednesday, January 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Hormone Sensing/Integration
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 2 of 6
David C. Nelson, University of California, Riverside, USA
Evolution of Strigolactone and Karrikin Signaling

Wednesday, January 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Hormone Sensing/Integration
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 3 of 6
Doris Wagner, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Signaling during Spatiotemporal Control of Flower Formation in the Context of Chromatin

Wednesday, January 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Hormone Sensing/Integration
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 4 of 6
Cris Argueso, Colorado State University, USA
Cytokinin-Induced Priming Against Biotic and Abiotic Stresses

Wednesday, January 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Hormone Sensing/Integration
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 5 of 6
Lucia Strader, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Short Talk: Nucleo-Cytoplasmic Partitioning of ARF Proteins Controls Auxin Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana

Wednesday, January 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Hormone Sensing/Integration
Room: Mountain/Lake

Speaker 6 of 6
Eva-Sophie Wallner, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Short Talk: Early Events in Phloem Formation - Exploring the Molecular Network of SMXL3/4/5

Wednesday, January 24 | 7:15PM - 7:30PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Room: Mountain/Lake


Wednesday, January 24 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Dinner
Room: Granhall


Wednesday, January 24 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Social Hour
Room: Granhall
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, January 24 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Granhall
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.

Wednesday, January 24 | 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Granhall


Thursday, January 25 | 10:24AM - 10:24AM
Departure


*Session Chair.