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Danforth Center Fall Symposium

Mark Running mrunning at danforthcenter.org
Fri Jul 2 11:24:34 EST 2004

We are pleased to announce the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center's Sixth
Annual Fall Symposium.  The symposium will take place at the Danforth Center
on September 24th and 25th.  This year the symposium topic is Cellular
Mechanisms of Plant Development.  Registration and other information is
available at http://www.danforthcenter.org/fall_symposium/FS2004.htm.  The
program is listed below.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Opening Remarks

Plenary Speakers

Natasha Raikhel
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Plant Cell Biology,
University of California - Riverside
"The power of chemcial genomics to discover proteins that mediate
endomembrane trafficking in plants"

Luis Herrera-Estrella
Director, Unidad de Biotecnologia, CINVESTAV, Mexico
Title to be announced

Session I: Lipid Modifications

Xuemin (Sam) Wang
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University
"Lipid signaling in plant stress tolerance and seed quality"

Steve Moose
Asst. Professor of Maize Functional Genomics/Genetics, Department of Crop
Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Molecular Genetic Regulation of Leaf Identity and Vegetative Phase Change
in Maize"

Mark Running
Assistant Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science
"The role of prenylation in plant development"


Poster viewing

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Breakfast, Poster viewing

Session II: Nonvascular Plants

Ralph Quatrano
Spencer T. Olin Professor and Chairman, Department of Biology
Washington University
"Comparative genomics and systems science: Approaches used in the moss
(Physcomitrella) to study plant processes"

Jody Banks
Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
"Exploring the genomes of seedfree plants"

Susan Dutcher
Professor, Department of Genetics, Washington University
"Genetic and genomic analysis of microtubule organizing centers"


Session III: Cell Wall Biogenesis

Nick Carpita
Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
"Identification and characterization of cell-wall mutants in maize and
Arabidopsis by infrared spectroscopies"

Erik Nielsen
Assistant Member and Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science
"Cooperation of a Rab GTPase, a lipid kinase, and a calcium sensor during
polarized cell wall deposition in growing root hairs"


Session IV: Photomorphogenesis

Edgar Spalding
Professor, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Control of seedling growth and development by blue light"

Mannie Liscum
Associate Professor, Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Biological
Sciences, University of Missouri - Columbia
"When gradients rule: Making cellular and molecular sense of plant

Michael Neff
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University
"Activation tagged suppressors of phyB-4: From transcription factors to
brassinosteroid modulators"


Session V: Actin Dynamics and Cell Expansion

Zhenbiao Yang
Associate Professor, Center for Plant Cell Biology, Department of Botany and
Plant Science, University of California - Riverside
  "Signaling to cell shape formation in Arabidopsis"

Chris Staiger
Professor of Biological Sciences and University Faculty Scholar, Purdue
"Signal-mediated destruction of the actin cytoskeleton in pollen"

Steve Huber
Professor, USDA-ARS Photosynthesis Research Unit, University of Illinois,
Urbana - Champaign
"14-3-3 Proteins and the Control of Plant Metabolism"

Closing Remarks


Mixer and Poster Viewing

Mark P. Running, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Principal Investigator
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N Warson Rd
Saint Louis MO 63132
Phone(314) 587-1641
Fax(314) 587-1741
mrunning at danforthcenter.org

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