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This meeting took place in 2003



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Plant Biology: Functions and Control of Cell Death (E6)


Organizer(s) Jeff Dangl, Paul Schulze-Lefert and Jane Glazebrook
April 10—15, 2003
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 10, 2002
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Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 10, 2003

Sponsored by Monsanto Company

Summary of Meeting:
Cell deaths occur during both development and response to pathogens and environmental stresses. Genetic approaches have led to identification of loci required to correctly regulate cell death in various contexts, and pharmacological interventions in cultured cells have established a signaling framework. The major problems are to delineate the molecular mechanisms guiding cell death and survival. The Arabidopsis and rice genomes reveal no simple homologues for animal PCD control genes. Potential exceptions are the structurally related plant R and animal NOD proteins that recognize pathogens, and lead to PCD of the infected cell. Innate immune systems may use similar structures to guide recognition events, and may channel that recognition into diverse PCD responses. This meeting covers each context of PCD in plant biology. The mix of geneticists and physiologists will facilitate exchange of expertise and reinforce the concept that multidisciplinary approaches are required to understand, and manipulate PCD in plant biology.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 10

15:00—19:00
Registration

Ballroom Lobby
18:15—19:15
Welcome

Ballroom Lobby
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Ballroom 3

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff
08:00—11:00
Cell Death in Pathogen Recognition
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Ballroom 3
* Jaakko Kangasjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland

David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Rx-Mediated Activation of Disease Resistance and Cell Death

Brian J. Staskawicz, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Recognition of Bacterial Effector Proteins Specifying Plant Disease Resistance

Fumiaki Katagiri, University of Minnesota, USA
System Analysis of Early Incompatible Interactions

Tina Romeis, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases and the Control of Cell Death

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mezzanine
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mezzanine
14:00—16:30
Workshop 1: Plant Cell Death during Infection

Ballroom 3
* Roger P. Wise, USDA-ARS/Iowa State University, USA

James Beynon, Warwick University, UK
Arabidopsis Disease Resistance Gene RPP13 Reveals the Maintenance of Extreme Amino Acid Diversity at a Single Locus

John M. McDowell, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA
Molecular Genetic Dissection of the RPP7 Resistance Pathway

Xin Li, University of British Columbia, Canada
A Single Amino Acid Change Leads to Constitutive Activation of a Plant Disease Resistance Gene Homolog in Arabidopsis

Andreas A. Freialdenhoven, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Rom, A Candidate Negative Regulator of Race-Specific Resistance and Cell Death in Barley

Dennis Halterman, USDA/University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
An Amino Acid Substitution in the Sixth Leucine-Rich Repeat of Barley MLA Alleviates Dependence on RAR1 for Disease Resitance Signaling

Erik Slootweg, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Protein-Protein Interactions during Programmed Cell Death in Plants

Séverine Lorrain, Institute of Plant Microorganism Interactions, France
Identification of Key Genes Controlling the Hypersensitive Cell Death through the Characterization of Two Arabidopsis Lesion Mimic Mutants, svnl and hlm1

Claus-Peter Witte, Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Stress-Mediated in vivo Phosphorylation-Activation of a Tobacco Calcium Dependent Protein Kinase (NtCDPK2) - Search for Phosphorylation Sites and their Function

16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:00
The Cell Biology of Pathogen Driven Plant Cell Death
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Ballroom 3
* David C. Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK

Michele C. Heath, University of Toronto, Canada
Cellular Features of the Hypersensitive Response

John Mundy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Arabidopsis Accelerated Cell Death 11 (Acd11): A Link Between Sphingolipids and PCD

Jean T. Greenberg, University of Chicago, USA
Cell Death Regulatory Mechanisms in the Model Plant Arabidopsis

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Mezzanine
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 1: Plant Cell Death During Infection

Mezzanine

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff
08:00—11:00
Developmental and Environmentally Controlled PCD
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Ballroom 3
* Michele C. Heath, University of Toronto, Canada

Russell L. Jones, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Hormones, Reactive Oxygen and Cell Death of Cereal Aleurone

Hiroo Fukuda, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, Japan
Vacuole-Initiating Autolysis during Developmentally Programmed Cell Death in Plants

Phil Mullineaux, University of Essex, UK
Foliar Responses to Excess Light Stress and Pathogens in Arabidopsis: The Interaction of Signaling Pathways Mediated by the Antioxidant Glutathione

Klaus Apel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Singlet Oxygen and the Activation of a Genetically Controlled Suicide Program in Arabidopsis thaliana

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mezzanine
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mezzanine
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Developmental and Hormone Signaling Systems for Cell Death

Ballroom 3
Claus Wasternack, Leibniz-Institute for Plant Biology, Germany
Tissue-Specific Generation of Jasmonate and its Dual Role in Plant Defense and Development

* Carmen Castresana, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Spain
Oxylipin Signaling

Ping Xu, S. R. Noble Foundation, USA
Ethylene is Involved in the Secondary Cell Death Caused by the Infection of Cucumber Mosaic Virus D Satellite RNA in Tomato Stems

Arunika N. Gunawardena, University of Toronto, Canada
The Role of Programmed Cell Death in Leaf Morphogenesis in Madagascar Lace Plant (Aponogeton madagascariensis)

Antoine Danon, ETH Institute of Plant Sciences, Switzerland
The Characterisation of a Genetically Controlled Suicide Program in Response to Singlet Oxygen in Arabidopsis

Fiorella Lo Schiavo, University of Padova, Italy
Cytokinins: New Apoptotic Inducers in Plants

Amnon Lers, Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel
Leaf Senescence Related Nucleases

Dominique Vercammen, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology, Belgium
Cloning and Characterization of the Family of Arabidopsis thaliana Metacaspases

16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:00
Senescence and PCD
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Ballroom 3
* Russell L. Jones, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Anthony B. Bleecker, University of Wisconsin, USA
Developmental Factors that Influence Cell and Tissue Longevity in Plants

Hong Gil Nam, IBS Center for Plant Aging Research, South Korea
Molecular Genetic Understanding of Leaf Senescence in Arabidopsis

Vicky Buchanan-Wollaston, Horticulture Research International, UK
Analysis of Signaling Pathways Involved in Senescence and Cell Death

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Mezzanine
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 2: Programmed Cell Death during Development

Mezzanine

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff
08:00—11:00
PCD and Reactive Oxygen
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Ballroom 3
* Anthony B. Bleecker, University of Wisconsin, USA

Jonathan D.G. Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Cf- dependent cell death mechanisms

Ko Shimamoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
G Proteins in Cell Death and Disease Resistance of Rice

Ken Shirasu, RIKEN, Japan
Functional Role of a CHORD-Containing Protein in Hypersensitive Cell Death

David A. Hubert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Short Talk:

Petra Epple, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
How the LSD1 Gene Family Regulates Cell Death in Arabidopsis

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Mezzanine
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mezzanine
14:30—16:30
Workshop 3: Heterologous Cell Death Systems

Ballroom 3
* Guo-liang Wang, Ohio State University, USA
Rice Lesion Mimic Gene Sp11 Encodes a Novel U-Box and ARM Repeat Protein

Hiro Uchimiya, University of Tokyo, Japan
Arabidopsis Bax Inhibitor Acts as a Suppressor to Plant Cell Death Triggered by Oxidative Stresses

Miguel Angel Torres, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Role of Atrboh in Defense Response and Programmed Cell Death

Ken'ichi Ogawa, RIBS Okayama (Research Institute for Biological Sciences), Japan
Glutathione Determines Plant Cell Fate: To Be or Not to Be

Marcus Abraham Samuel, University of British Columbia, Canada
Transgenic Tobacco Plants Modified in SIPK Expression Display Differential Sensitivity to Abiotic Oxidative Stress and Microbial Elicitors

Dae-Jin Yun, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Genetic Screening for Cell Death Suppressors and Their Functional Analysis

Shao Rong Chen, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
High Throughput Yeast Based Functional Screens to Identify Plant Genes that Regulate Programmed Cell Death

16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:00
Necrotrophic and Jasmonic Acid-Mediated PCD
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Ballroom 3
* Jonathan D.G. Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

Martin B. Dickman, University of Nebraska, USA
Disease/Stress Protection in Plants Expressing Animal and Plant Anti-Apoptotic Genes

Thomas J. Wolpert, Oregon State University, USA
The Host Selective Toxin, Victorin, and its Induction of Programmed Cell Death

Jacques Hille, University of Groningen, Netherlands
The Necrotrophic Pathogen Alternaria alternata f. sp. lycopersici Controls Programmed Cell Death during Infection in tomato through Sphingolipid Metabolism

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Mezzanine
20:00—22:00
Poster Session 3: ROI and Cell Death

Mezzanine

MONDAY, APRIL 14

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Golden Cliff
08:00—11:00
Generation and Control of Reactive Oxygen and Nitric Oxide Signals
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Ballroom 3
* Martin B. Dickman, University of Nebraska, USA

Massimo Delledonne, Universitá di Verona, Italy
The Balancing Act Between Reactive Oxygen Intermediates And Nitric Oxide Controls Hypersensitive Cell Death

Christine H. Foyer, IACR-Rothamsted Research, UK
The Role of Ascorbate in Cell Survival Strategies

James R. Alfano, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
Short Talk: Isolation of Psuedomonas syringae Type III Effectors that Supress Programmed Cell Death in Eukaryotes

Frank Takken, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Short Talk: Elucidation of the Molecular and Biochemical Basis of I-2 Mediated Fusarium Resistance

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Ballroom Lobby
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Ballroom Lobby
17:00—19:00
Abiotic and Environmental Controls of PCD
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Ballroom 3
* Massimo Delledonne, Universitá di Verona, Italy

Jaakko Kangasjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Hormonal Interactions in Ozone-Mediated Cell Death

Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany
The Role of the CBL-CIPK Interaction Network in Stress Cross-Talk and Stress Ttolerance

Mark De Block, Bayer BioScience NV, Belgium
Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance by Inhibiting Cell Death

Steve G. Thomas, University of Birmingham, UK
Short Talk: Is PCD Triggered during the Self-Incompatibility Rresponse in Pollen Tubes of Papaver rhoeas?

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Golden Cliff
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Golden Cliff

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

 
Departure


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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. IBN-0228340




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