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This meeting took place in 2012

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Nuclear Events in Plant Gene Expression and Signaling (C2)

Organizer(s) Xuemei Chen and Justin Goodrich
March 6—11, 2012
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Nov 3, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Dec 9, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 3, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Jan 6, 2012

Sponsored by Monsanto Company

Summary of Meeting:
The complete sequences of a number of plant genomes and the advent of high-throughput technologies have, in the past few years, fueled intensive research efforts to unravel the mechanisms underlying gene and genome regulation. It is clear that a host of epigenetic processes including, but not limited to, DNA methylation and various histone modifications, underlie key developmental processes as well as biotic and abiotic interactions. Non-coding RNAs have been increasingly recognized as players in gene expression and genome defense. Various types of subcellular bodies in the nucleus have been identified and associated with transcription factors, RNA processing proteins and epigenetic regulators. Despite these advances, a holistic view of gene and genome regulation at the DNA, RNA, protein, cell biological and developmental levels is still lacking. By bringing together researchers working on various aspects of genome dynamics and gene expression, this symposium on Nuclear Events in Plant Gene Expression and Signaling aims to stimulate the synthesis of an integrative view of nuclear dynamics in plant biology.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship Recipients

Joanne Elizabeth Lee
University of Melbourne, Australia

Mathew G. Lewsey
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Taku Sasaki
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

Lisa M. Smith
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

Vijaykumar Veerappan
Oklahoma State University, USA

Sascha Waidmann
Gregor Mendel Institute for Molecular Plant Biology, Austria

University of California, Riverside, USA

Xuehua Zhong
University of California, Los Angeles, USA