RNA Silencing Mechanisms in Plants
Organizer(s): Marjori Ann Matzke and James C. CarringtonDate: February 21 - 26, 2010
Location: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, USA
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 in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:
Bayer BioScience N.V.