Plant Molecular Biology; Genomic Approaches to Plant Signaling Systems

The 2012 Gordon Conference on Plant Molecular Biology will present cutting-edge research on molecular aspects of plant growth and development, with particular emphasis on recent discoveries in molecular mechanisms involved with plant signaling systems. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics in plant molecular biology including hormone receptors and early events in hormone signaling, plant perception of and response to plant pathogen and symbionts, as well as technological and biological aspects of epigenomics particularly as it relates to signaling systems that regulate plant growth and development. Genomic approaches to plant signaling will be emphasized, including genomic profiling technologies for quantifying various biological subsystems, such as the epigenome, transcriptome, phosphorylome, and metabolome. The meeting will include an important session devoted to answering the question, "What are the biological and technological limits of plant breeding/genetics, and how can they be solved"? Invited speakers represent a variety of scientific disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular genetics, structural biology, cell biology and imaging. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference located in the pristine forests and cool springs of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an ideal avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and develop novel cross-disciplinary collaborations.
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Keynote Presentation: The Arabidopsis Interactome
(Michael Sussman / Joe Ecker)
Epigenomics and the RNA World
(Craig Pikaard / Vicki Chandler / Vincent Colot / Robert Martienssen)
Systems Biology: The Plant Proteome, Metabolome and Ionome
(Mary Lou Guerinot / Katja Baerenfaller / Lloyd Sumner)
Hormone Receptors I (Auxin, Jasmonates, GA)
(Mark Estelle / Sheng-Yang He / Alain Goossens / Tai Ping Sun)
Hormone Receptors II (ABA, Cytokinins, Ethylene, Sugars)
(Sean Cutler / Alan Jones / Shoqun Zhang / Zhenbiao Yang)
Receptor Kinases and the Phosphorylome
(Jo Chory / Remko Offringa / Antje Heese / Jen Sheen)
Pathogen Signaling
(Steve Briggs / Xinnian Dong / Alisa Huffaker)
Symbiotic Receptor Kinases and Calcium Signaling
(Joe Ecker / Jean-Michel Ane / Giles Oldroyd)
What are the Limits of Plant Genetics/Plant Breeding?
(Simon Chan / Rob Dirks / Dan Voytas)

15 Jul - 20 Jul 2012
United States of America
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