The Gordon Research Seminar on Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism & Function is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is both basic and applied research on structural, storage, signaling, and nutritional lipids, including state-of-the-art approaches in lipid research (genetics, lipidomics, lipid visualization, and lipid engineering for industrial purposes). The Career Panel will feature leading scientists in plant lipid research, Edgar Cahoon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Katayoon Dehesh (University of California - Davis), and Glenda Gillaspy (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), who will lead a discussion of mentorship.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Katayoon Dehesh (University of California - Davis, USA)
"From oxylipins to retrograde signaling"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
- Odd-numbered posters present from 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
- Even-numbered posters present from 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Lipid Metabolism|
|Discussion Leaders: Henrik Tjellström (Michigan State University, USA) and Patrick Horn (University of North Texas, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Qin Liu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"Probing the dimer interface and the significance of dimeric organization of the castor Δ9-18:0 desaturase"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Masumi Otsuru (Saitama University, Japan)
"Conserved fatty acid composition in the sn-2 positions of glycerolipids is important for the organization of photosystem protein complexes in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Dora Luz Cano-Ramirez (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico)
"Contribution of sphingolipid content to the fluidity of the plasma membrane from Arabidopsis thaliana leaves"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Yozo Okazaki (Riken Plant Science Center, Japan)
"A novel plant lipid class playing an essential role in mitigation of phosphorus depletion"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Lipid Signaling and Stress Responses|
|Discussion Leaders: Philip Bates (Washington State University, USA) and Rebecca Roston (Michigan State University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Mingjie Chen (University of Missouri, USA)
"Acyl-lipid desaturase 2 is required for cold acclimation and freezing tolerance in Arabidopsis"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Phoebe Williams (Virginia Polytechnic and State University, USA)
"Synthesis and regulation of inositol pyrophosphate signaling molecules in plants"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Jantana Keereetaweep (University of North Texas, USA)
"Differential physiological effects of two polyunsaturated N-acylethanolamines in Arabidopsis seedlings"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Stefanie König (Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany)
"Programmed cell death in Arabidopsis thaliana sphingolipid mutants"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
- Presenters with last names A-K present from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
- Presenters with last names L-Z present from 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Career Panel: Different Career Paths for Plant Lipid Scientists|
|Panelists: Edgar Cahoon (University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA), Katayoon Dehesh (University of California - Davis, USA) and Glenda Gillaspy (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)|
|Host: Rebecca Roston (Michigan State University, USA)|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|