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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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TUESDAY, MARCH 6

3:00—7:30 PM
Registration

Chamisa Lobby
6:15—7:15 PM
Refreshments

Chamisa Ballroom 2
7:15—8:30 PM
Welcome and Keynote Address

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA

Thomas R. Gingeras, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Important Lessons from Complex Genomes


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
8:00—11:15 AM
Genomes and Epigenomes

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Justin Goodrich, University of Edinburgh, UK

Joseph R. Ecker, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Population Epigenomics: Inheritance and Natural Variation in 1,001 Arabidopsis Genomes

Scott A. Jackson, University of Georgia, USA
Plant Genome Evolution and Polyploidy and Duplicate Gene Expression

Andrzej T. Wierzbicki, University of Michigan, USA
Short Talk: Non-Coding RNA in Transcriptional Silencing

Daniel Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The DNA Methylome across Species

Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Genetics and Genomics of DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis

Lisa M. Smith, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
Short Talk: Mechanisms of TE Evolution in Arabidopsis thaliana and the Effect on Gene Expression

9:20—9:40 AM
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:15 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
11:15 AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
5:00—7:00 PM
Ploidy, Recombination and Damage Repair

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Daniel Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
A Unique Complex Network of Factors Involved in Recombination and DNA Damage Repair in Plants

Keiko Sugimoto, RIKEN, Japan
Genetic Control of of Cell Differentiation in Plants - A Link to Ploidy

Peter Doerner, University of Edinburgh, UK
Genotoxic Stress, TCP Genes, and Plant Growth Behavior

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 2
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Chamisa Ballroom 2

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
8:00—11:15 AM
Epigenetics in Development and Responses to Environment

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan

Robert L. Fischer, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Regulation of Arabidopsis Gene Imprinting and Transposon Silencing by DNA Demethylation

Tetsuji Kakutani, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Genetics of DNA Methylation in Genes and Transposons in Arabidopsis

Servane Blanvillain-Baufumé, Max-Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Short Talk: Connecting Plant NB-LRR Receptor Activation to Transcriptional Reprogramming in Effector-Triggered Immunity

Frédéric Berger, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
Dynamic Deposition of Histone H3 Variants at Developmental Transitions in Arabidopsis Enables Epigenetic Reprogramming

E. Jean Finnegan, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
Histone Modifications and Cold Sensing

CHAN YUL YOO, University of California, Riverside, USA
Short Talk: Calcium/Calmodulin Regulates SDD1 Expression by Controlling DNA-Binding Activity of the GTL1 Transcriptional Repressor

9:20—9:40 AM
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:15 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Chamisa Ballroom 2
11:15 AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Chamisa Ballroom 2
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop: Epigenetics in Development and Responses to Environment

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA

Bernard J. Carroll, University of Queensland, Australia
Mechanisms of Systemic Movement in RNAi

Xiaoyu Zhang, University of Georgia, USA
The Mechanism and Function of H3K4 Methylation in Arabidopsis

Wenbo Ma, University of California, Riverside, USA
Oomycete Effectors Promote Pathogen Infection by Suppressing Gene Silencing

Doris Wagner, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: BRAHMA Represses ABA-Dependent Gene Expression by Promoting Nucleosome Retention Over ABA Response Elements in Arabidopsis

Jessika Adrian, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: Cell-Type Specific Expression Profiling of Stomatal Lineage Cells in Arabidopsis thaliana Using Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting

Andrej A. Arsovski, University of Washington, USA
Short Talk: Illuminating the Dynamic Remodeling of the Arabidopsis Genome in Response to Light

Sascha Waidmann, Gregor Mendel Institute for Molecular Plant Biology, Austria
Short Talk: A Stress-Responsive Protein Kinase Interacting with Chromatin Components

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
5:00—7:00 PM
Chromosome Structure and Segregation

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Andrzej T. Wierzbicki, University of Michigan, USA

Dorothy E. Shippen, Texas A&M University, USA
Telomerase Regulation and Evolution

Simon Chan, HHMI/University of California, Davis, USA
Engineering Centromeres to Produce Haploid Plants

Scott D. Michaels, Indiana University, USA
Regulation of Heterochromatic DNA Replication by Histone H3 Lysine 27 Methyltransferases

Karel Riha, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Austria
Short Talk: Modulation of Telomere Length by Telomeric Transcription

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 2
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Chamisa Ballroom 2

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
8:00—11:15 AM
Chromatin Modifications - Connections to Transcription and Nuclear RNA Metabolism

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* E. Jean Finnegan, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

Marjori Ann Matzke, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academy Sinica, Taiwan
RNA-Directed DNA Methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA
Nuclear RNA Metabolism and DNA Methylation

Xiaofeng Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Flowering Time Regulation Mediated by Protein Arginine Methylation

Fuquan Liu, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Co-Transcriptional Role for Arabidopsis DICER-LIKE 4 in Transcription Termination

Els J. M. Van Damme, Ghent University, Belgium
Short Talk: The Sweet Side of Histone Proteins: Interaction with Lectins

Vijaykumar Veerappan, Oklahoma State University, USA
Short Talk: The PHD Domain of Arabidopsis HSI2/VAL1 Represses Seed-Specific Gene Expression in Seedlings and Binds to Methylated Histone H3

9:20—9:40 AM
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:15 AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
5:00—7:00 PM
Transcription Factors and Their Regulation

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Stefan Björklund, Umeå University, Sweden
The Arabidopsis thaliana Mediator: Function in Plant Development, Stress Response and Light Signaling

Justin Goodrich, University of Edinburgh, UK
Genetic Dissection Reveals Distinct Roles for the Transcription Factor ZHOUPI in Controlling Arabidopsis Endosperm Cell Death and Embryonic Cuticle Development

Steven H. Spoel, University of Edinburgh, UK
Post-Translational Regulation of Stress-Induced Transcription Factors

Joanne Elizabeth Lee, University of Melbourne, Australia
Short Talk: Regulation of Shoot Apical Meristem and Cotyledon Formation by SEUSS and SEUSS-LIKE 2 in Arabidopsis

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 2

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

7:00—8:00 AM
Breakfast

Los Vaqueros
8:00—11:00 AM
Germline Development, Hybridization and Heterosis

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Steven E. Jacobsen, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Ueli Grossniklaus, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Maternal Effects on Arabidopsis Embryogenesis

Jean-Phillippe Vielle-Calzada, Langebio Cinvestav Unidad Irapuato, Mexico
Epigenetic Control of Gametogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana

Luca Comai, University of California, Davis Genome Center, USA
Dosage-Dependent Regulatory Disruption Leads to Interspecific Incompatibility in Arabidopsis

Seiji Takayama, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Noncoding RNA and Epigenetics in Self, Non-Self Recognition in Fertilization

Milos Tanurdzic, University of Queensland, Australia
Short Talk: Inheritance of an Epigenetic State in Plant Inter-Specific Hybrids Depends on RNAi

9:20—9:40 AM
Coffee Break

Chamisa Lobby
11:00 AM
On Own for Lunch and Recreation

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Chamisa Lobby
5:00—7:00 PM
Nuclear and Subnuclear Structures

Chamisa Ballroom 1
* Scott D. Michaels, Indiana University, USA

Eric J. Richards, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, USA
Nuclear Morphology: Changes in Development and Mechanisms of Regulation

Meng Chen, Duke University, USA
Photobodies and Light Signaling in Plants

Olga Pontes, University of New Mexico, USA
Nuclear Bodies in Small RNA Biogenesis

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Chamisa Ballroom 2
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment

Chamisa Ballroom 2

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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Monsanto Company

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National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant No. MCB-1158734

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