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Induced Plant Development

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge (SLCU), Cambridge, UK

April 4-6, 2016


Auditorium, Sainsbury Laboratory (SLCU), University of Cambridge, 47 Bateman Street, Cambridge, UK, CB2 1LR

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Monday, 4 April

13:30-14:00  Arrivals and coffee
14:00-14:05  Welcome
14:05-15:00  Keynote Address: Strigolactone action in the root, Sofie Goormachtig, VIB / Ghent University
15:00-15:30  Impact of environment on leaf development: Studies on heterophylly of Rorippa aquatica, Seisuke Kimura, Kyoto Sangyo University
15:30-16:00  Calcium and the limits of cell expansion, Gabriele Monshausen, Penn State
16:00-16:30  Tea break
16:30-17:00  Gene environment interactions in seeds: thinking beyond the individual, Steven Penfield, John Innes Centre
17:00-17:30  Probing the physical interactions underpinning the co-ordination of seed development in Arabidopsis, Gwyneth Ingram, ENS-Lyon
17:30-17:45  Break
17:45-18:15  Poster flash talks
18:30  Drinks and poster session (odd numbers)
19:00 Buffet dinner and continued poster session

 Tuesday, 5 April

09:00-09:30  Symbiotic calcium signals: Requesting planning permission for new development, Richard Morris, John Innes Centre
09:30-10:00  Lateral growth of plant stems - a model for growth regulation in differentiated organs, Thomas Greb, University of Heidelberg
10:00-10:30  Coffee break
10:30-11:00  Uncovering novel root adaptive responses to water availability, Malcolm Bennett, University of Nottingham
11:00-11:30  Epigenetic memory during plant development, Jose Gutierrez-Marcos, University of Warwick
11:30-12:00  Poster flash talks
12:00-14:00  Buffet Lunch and poster session (even numbers)
14:00-14:30  Modulation of CLE Signaling Systems for Nematode Parasitism, Melissa Mitchum, University of Missouri
14:30-15:00  Avr gene discovery reveals molecular mimicry underlying Hessian fly-induced plant gall formation, Jeff Stuart, Purdue University
15:00-15:30  Tea break
15:30-16:00  Effector specialisation in the making of a ‘Zombie’ plant, Saskia Hogenhout, John Innes Centre
16:00-16:30  Induced development in parasitic plants, Ken Shirasu, RIKEN
16:30-16:45  Break
16:45-17:15  Plant host cell cycle manipulation by powdery mildew fuels fungal reproduction, Mary Wildermuth, University of California, Berkeley
17:15-17:45  Non-coding RNAs in the enviromental control of gene expression in root development, Martin Crespi, Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay
19:00 Walk to Sidney Sussex College
19:30 Gala conference dinner (optional)

Wednesday, 6 April

09:30-10:00  Natural variation for growth response to the environment in Arabidopsis, Olivier Loudet, INRA-IJPB, France
10:00-10:30  SnRK1 kinases, a link between metabolism, stress, and development, Elena Baena González, IGC, Portugal
10:30-11:00  Coffee break
11:00-11:30  UV-B control of plant architecture, Kerry Franklin, University of Bristol
11:30-12:30  Keynote Address: Light-induced morphogenetic changes improving access to sunlight, Christian Fankhauser, University of Lausanne
12:30 End


Haustorium formed by parasitic plants on host roots. Photo: Ken Shirasu

Temperature dependent leaf shape of Rorippa aquatica – left 25’C, right 20’C. Photo: Seisuke Kimura

Arabidopsis graft junction. Photo: Charles Melnyk