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         Center for Plant Biotechnology Research, Tuskegee University, USA
will be hosting a
workshop  on transgenic plants  (April 20-22, 1996) with support from NSF
and USDA.  May I
request you to please publicize this event through your newsletter, Website
and Internet
listserv?   The workshop aims to provide a forum for students, teachers and
researchers to learn
first-hand the latest developments in transgenic plant research from
leading scientists, enhance
increased student participation in plant molecular biology and promote
networking of students
with the established plant molecular biologists.   Thank you for your


C. S. Prakash, Ph. D.
Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
Tuskegee University.

Here is a short announcement for your "Calendar of Events"
Workshop on Transgenic Plants: Biology and Applications, April 20-22,
Tuskegee University.
Contact Dr. C. S. Prakash, School of Agriculture, Tuskegee University,
Tuskegee, AL 36088,
USA.  Prakash at Acd.Tusk.Edu; Phone (334) 727-8023; Fax (334) 727-8552

Detailed announcement......

Workshop on Transgenic Plants: Biology and Applications

April 20-22, 1996
Tuskegee University
Kellogg Executive Conference Center

The highlights of the workshop include...

*       Lectures by more than 25  eminent scientists on the current status
of  research on transgenic
plants including  fundamental biology, techniques, agricultural
improvement, commercial
applications, ethical issues  and social considerations.
*       Demonstrations of the 'Plant Genome Database'.
*       'How Internet Can Enhance Your Research Productivity'.
*       'Teaching Transgenic Plants to Undergraduates'.
*       Panel discussion on strategies for enhancing minority participation
in plant molecular biology
*       Talks by federal agency representatives on funding opportunities to
support plant research.
*       Commercial exhibits from biotechnology companies.
*       Exhibits on various Ph. D. programs around the country with
information on graduate
*       Tour of the Plant Molecular Genetics Laboratories at Tuskegee
*        Poster session for exposure of student research
*        Luncheon and Banquet Lectures

        A limited travel funding is available for underrepresented minority
undergraduate and
graduate students from U. S. who can present posters from their research at
the workshop.
Please contact Dr. C. S. Prakash immediately for information on this funding=


Saturday April 20, 1996
6 - 8 PM:       Registration
7 PM:   Reception/Cocktail
                        -Supported by Private Companies

Sunday, April 21, 1996

8 AM:  Welcome : Dr. Benjamin Payton, President, Tuskegee University

Plenary Lecture
Ganesh Kishore, Monsanto Co.
         "Crop Improvement Via Biotechnology"

Morning Sessions:
Eugene Nester, University of Washington
         "Agrobacterium Biology"
Maureen Hanson, Cornell University
       "Transgenic  Plants - Cell and Developmental Biology"
Brian Larkins, University of Arizona
        "Enhancing Protein Quality in Crops"
=46red Perlak, Monsanto
        "Engineering Insect Resistance in Plants"
Virginia Walbot, Stanford University
        "Regulation of Mutator Transposable Elements of Maize"
Luncheon Lecture:
Roger Beachy, Scripps Research Institute
        "Genetic Engineering of Virus Resistance in Plants"

Afternoon Sessions
 Hans Bohnert, University of Arizona
        "Transgenic Plants and Abiotic Stress"
G. Kakefuda, American Cyanamid
        "Designing Herbicide Tolerance in Plants"
Susan Wessler, University of Georgia
        "Transposable Elements Can Be Our Friends"
Trevor Thorpe, University of Alberta
        "Somatic Embryogenesis"

Banquet Lecture
 Charles Arntzen, Boyce Thompson Plant Research Institute
        "Transgenic Plants Producing Edible Vaccines"

Monday, April 22, 1996
Plenary Lecture
Chris Somerville, Carnegie Institute of Washington, Stanford U
        "Biodegradable Plastics from Transgenic Plants"
Tim Conner, Monsanto Co.
        "Developing Transgenic Plants"
K. V. Raman, ISAAA, Cornell University
        "International Applications of Transgenic Plants"
Rob Fincher, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
        "Commercialization of Transgenic Crops"
=46red Buttell, University of Wisconsin, Madison
        " Socioeconomic  Aspects of Transgenic Plants"
Paul Thompson, Texas A& M University
        "Ethical Responsibility and the Unintended Consequences of
           Plant Biotechnology".
Terry Medley, USDA/APHIS
        "Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety Issues"

Panel Discussion 1:  "Enhancing Minority Participation in Transgenic Plant
Research and
        Frank Greene, USDA/ARS
        Walter Hill, Tuskegee University
        Terry Medley, USDA/APHIS
        William Gordon, Howard University
        Jerome Roberts, Alabama A & M University
        Jacquelyn Jackson, Tuskegee University
        Karyn Scissum-Gunn, Auburn University

Panel Discussion 2: Funding Opportunities for Research on Transgenic Plants
        Program Managers from USDA, NSF, DOE and NASA

Monday P. M.
*       Susan McCarthy, USDA/NAL- Demonstration of the 'Plant Genome Databas=
*       C.  S. Prakash, Tuskegee University 'How Internet Can Enhance Your
Research Productivity'
*       Stan Gelvin, Purdue University-" Teaching Transgenic Research to
Undergraduates using
"Purdue Blue Plants"
*       Ramanjini  Gowda and Marceline Egnin: Tour of the Plant Molecular
Genetics Laboratory and
demonstration of the "Gene Gun"

The workshop will conclude at 5 PM on Monday, April 22.

Additional Speakers to be confirmed
        Robert Jones, University of Minnesota
        Maria Ragland, Research Genetics, Inc.


Conference Pre-Registration is $100  and includes admittance to all
sessions, cocktail, meals
(continental breakfast and luncheon on Sunday and Monday; banquet on
Sunday, coffee and
snacks during breaks) and abstract book.  Payment (check payable to TU
Kellogg Conference
Center) must be sent to Dr. Prakash by April 1, 1996.   Registration on-
site is $125 (Credit card,
cash or check).

Hotel Accommodations (Call Directly!)

Rooms are being held under the "Transgenic Plant Workshop" at  The Tuskegee
Kellogg Executive Conference Center where all the meetings will be held.
It is a new and very
modern conference facility with 180 luxury rooms.  Conference special rates
are  $70 Single and
$80 Double (plus tax and gratuity).  Credit Cards Accepted.    For
reservations, contact the
Conference Center directly-Toll Free: 1-800-949-6161 (334-727-3000; Fax
334-727-5119).  Address:
Tuskegee University, Old Montgomery Road, Tuskegee, AL 36088, USA.
Reduced rates
available for U. S. Government Employees.  Less expensive ($50) but farther
hotels (for those
with own transportation) are Hampton Inn (Auburn; 20 miles) (334) 821-4111;
Quality Inn
(Auburn; 21 miles) (334-821-7001; Days Inn (Shorter; 20 miles to the south)
(334) 727-6034;
Western Inn (334) 727-5400 (Tuskegee; 6 miles; $43)

Getting There:  Special discounted air  and ground travel (shuttle) rates
are available.  Please
contact the Meeting Management Services at 1-800-821-8751 (Fax
719-473-8750).  Atlanta Airport
is located about 120 miles (about 2 hours drive) from Tuskegee and has
excellent flight
connections.  Montgomery (Ala.) Airport is about 40 minutes drive.
Shuttle service ($45) from
both airports is available but reservations must be made in advance;  Call
the Meeting
Management Services at 1-800-821-8751.  Car rental is another option as it
provides greater
flexibility and costs are comparable to the shuttle.

Weather:     We will order some good sunny weather for you.  You may expect
60-75=B0F (15-22=B0C)
during April in Tuskegee.  April has beautiful blooming blossoms of dogwood =
rhododendron around here.

To register for the workshop, please complete the following form with your
name, address,
email, fax and phone numbers and forward with a check for $100 to:

Dr. C. S. Prakash
"Workshop on Transgenic Plants"
Director, Center for Plant Biotechnology Research
School of Agriculture and Home Economics
Milbank Hall, Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088-1641. USA

Email: Prakash at Acd.Tusk.Edu
Phone (334) 727 8023
=46ax  (334) 727 8552

Remember pre-registration is necessary to get discounted rate.   Clip and
forward to Dr. Prakash
with a check for $100.00 payable to TU Kellogg Center  by April 1.





=46ax Number:

Payment Enclosed?
Check----- (Make Check payable to Tuskegee University Kellogg Conf. Center)

Any dietary or other restrictions...............................

I am interested in presenting a poster :    ------------Yes

Poster Title:

(For minority student travel grant consideration you must include
an abstract and a statement of research interests and mail by March 10, 1996=

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