Meeting Overview

The Gordon Research Seminar on Carotenoids is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is to explore the broad spectrum of the carotenoid field, from basic to applied research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: recent advances in carotenoid research in plants, fungi and animal models, genomics and systems biology of carotenoids, carotenoid biosynthesis and cleavage, carotenoids and their derivatives as signaling molecules in plants and animals and the relationship of carotenoids with health and disease processes.
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Keynote Session
Discussion Leader: Jesus Beltran (The City University of New York, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Keynote speaker: Harry J. Klee (University of Florida, USA)
"Carotenoids as precursors of diverse and important plant metabolites"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Poster Session I
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Key Proteins Involved in Carotenoid Metabolism
Discussion Leaders: Eleanore Wurtzel (The City University of New York, USA) and Antonio Melendez-Martinez (University of Seville, Spain)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Elisabeth Kish Perrin (Marie and Pierre Curie University, France)
"Orange Carotenoid Protein- Biophysical Characterization of a Photoprotective Mechanism"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Grzegorz Palczewski (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
"Sub-Mitochondrial Localization of BCDO2 and Carotenoids"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm Maria Shumskaya (The City University of New York, USA)
"Plastid localization of phytoene synthase is altered by isozyme, allelic variation and activity"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Vijaya Lakshmi (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
"Catalysis under a redox trigger: cis-trans isomerization of prolycopene by CRTISO"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 am Physiological Functions of Carotenoids in Living Organisms
Discussion Leaders: Ouliana Ziouzenkova (Ohio State University, USA) and Charles Ampomah-Dwamena (Massey University, New Zeland)
9:00 am - 9:20 am Blanche Ip (Tufts University, USA)
"Lycopene metabolite, apo-10'-lycopenoic acid, inhibits diet-induced obesity-promoted hepatic carcinogenesis via the up-regulation of SIRT1 signaling and the decrease in liver inflammation"
9:20 am - 9:30 am Discussion
9:30 am - 9:50 am Yamuna Sahadevan (Friedrich Schiller University, Germany)
"Apocarotenoids as signalling molecules in Mucoralean fungi"
9:50 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am - 10:20 am Matthew Toomey (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
"Fine-tuning of avian color vision by selective apocarotenoid metabolism"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 10:50 am Michael La Frano (University of California Davis, USA)
"Biofortified cassava increases beta-carotene and vitamin A concentrations in the triacylglycerol-rich plasma layer of adults"
10:50 am - 11:00 am Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Poster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Mentorship Session
Discussion Leader: Darwin Babino (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Harry J. Klee (University of Florida, USA)
"From the bench to the office; career progression in the carotenoid field"
2:10 pm - 2:30 pm Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Evaluation Period
Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pm Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.

5 Jan - 6 Jan 2013
United States of America
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