Plant Signaling: Dynamic Properties

Organized by Ottoline Leyser of the University of Cambridge, Junko Kyozuka of the University of Tokyo and Pamela C. Ronald of the University of California, Davis, the conference will:
• Focus on the relationship between molecular-level events and their higher-order behavior, comparing the properties of signaling systems in diverse species, including non-plant examples;
• Cover a range of common signaling features, including switching between on and off states, the control of specificity, robustness in an unstable environment, and modulation of the sensitivity of the system by its activity or by external factors;
• Allow for ample free time in a scenic mountain setting for recreation and collaboration-building.

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Tetsuya Higashiyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Live-Cell Analysis of Signal Sensing from Pollen Tube Guidance to Early Embryogenesis

Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre, UK
Signaling Pathways that Establish Symbiotic Interactions in Plants

James C. Locke, University of Cambridge, UK
Stochastic Signal Encoding Strategies in Single Cells

Cordelia Bolle, Biozentrum der LMU München, Germany
Phytochrome A in High and Very Low Fluence Light Signaling

Neil Dalchau, Microsoft Research, UK
Interactions between Metabolism and the Circadian Clock

Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge, UK
Modulation of the Sensitivity of the Bud Activation Switch by Nutrient Availability

Xinnian Dong, Duke University, USA
Systemic Acquired Resistance: Modulation of the Sensitivity of the Plant Immune Response

Sibum Sung, University of Texas Austin, USA
Vernalization: Epigenetic Memory of Winter

Caren Chang, University of Maryland, USA
The Dynamic Properties of the Ethylene Signaling Pathway

Sarah M. Assmann, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dynamic Modeling of Stomatal Aperture Regulation

Miyo Terao Morita, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Exploration of Genes Involved in Gravity Perception and Signaling in Gravitropism of Arabidopsis

Paul Rainey, Massey University, New Zealand
Stochastic Switching and the Evolution of Gene Regulation

Christa Testerink, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phosphatidic Acid-Regulated Switches

Junko Kyozuka, University of Tokyo, Japan
Switching Developmental Phase in the Axillary Buds

Andrew J. Millar, University of Edinburgh, UK
The Daily Grind for Non-Linearities

Tzyy-Jen Chiou, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Systemic Signaling for Phosphate Homeostasis

Cynthia Weinig, University of Wyoming, USA
Characterizing the Genetic Architecture and Adaptive Significance of the Circadian Clock in Seasonal Settings

Richard Morris, John Innes Centre, UK
Buffering Noise in the Control of Flowering Time

Ben Scheres, Wageningen University Research, Netherlands
Homeostasis of Root Meristem Size

Elliot M. Meyerowitz, California Institute of Technology, USA
Robustness in Cytokinin Signaling at the Shoot Apical Meristem

Jan Traas, ENS Lyon, France
Robustness in Auxin Signaling at the Shoot Apical Meristem

Michael Hothorn, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Germany
The Twists and Turns of Plant Membrane Signaling

Pamela C. Ronald, University of California, Davis, USA
Sulfation Controls Specificity of the Rice XA21-Mediated Immune Response

June B. Nasrallah, Cornell University, USA
The S-Locus Receptor Kinase: Integration of Pollen Recognition and Pistil Development

Ian T. Baldwin, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
How Nicotiana attenuata Deals with Biotic Stress

Mark A. Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA
Specificity of the Auxin Response and the Control of Hypocotyl Elongation

Keiko U. Torii, University of Washington, USA
RLK Specificity and Integration in Stomatal Patterning

Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan
Importance of Post-Translational Modifications in Peptide Signaling in Plants

5 Feb - 10 Feb 2014
United States of America
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