The application deadline for this meeting was June 8, 2013. You may still submit an application. However, it will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
The Plant Metabolic Engineering Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Plant Metabolic Engineering Gordon Research Conference
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Plant Metabolic Engineering GRC web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Plant Metabolic Engineering 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.
This meeting will focus on new frontiers in plant metabolism, and is composed of several seminar sessions given by participants. Areas to be covered will include metabolic pathway and flux analysis, metabolomics and quantitative genetics, system biology, and metabolic engineering in aid of human health and nutrition.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 6, 2013. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
|1:00 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||Metabolic Engineering in Aid of Human Health and Nutrition|
|Discussion Leader: Ruthie Angelovici (Michigan State University)|
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm ||Katharina Bulling (John Innes Centre, UK)|
"50 shades of purple: Engineering tomatoes enriched with pelargonidins, cyanidins and delphinidins"
|4:00 pm - 4:05 pm ||Discussion|
|4:05 pm - 4:20 pm ||Andrew Klein (Stanford University, USA)|
"Discovery of Antibiotic Biosynthesis Pathways in Dietary Plants"
|4:20 pm - 4:25 pm ||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Computational Approaches/System Biology in Plant Metabolism |
|Discussion Leader: Jing-Ke Weng (The Salk Institute for Biology, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 8:10 pm ||Keynote: Richard A. Dixon (University of North Texas, USA)|
"Lessons learned in 35 years of plant metabolic engineering"
|8:10 pm - 8:20 pm ||Discussion|
|8:20 pm - 8:35 pm ||Amy Marshall-Colon (New York University, USA)|
"TARGET: A Rapid System for Genome-Wide Identification of Transcription Factor Targets"
|8:35 pm - 8:40 pm ||Discussion|
|8:40 pm - 8:55 pm ||Kenneth Ellens (University of Florida)
"Glutamine transaminase and omega-amidase can act in tandem to close the methionine salvage cycle in bacteria and plants"
|8:55 pm - 9:00 pm ||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:15 pm ||Jiun Yen (Virginia Tech)|
"Systems metabolic engineering of Arabidopsis for increased cellulose production"
|9:15 pm - 9:20 pm ||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Metabolism, Pathways and Fluxes|
|Discussion Leader: Payam Mehrshahi (Michigan State University)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am ||Kai Xun Chan (Australian National University, Australia)|
"Regulation of secondary sulfur assimilation during drought stress in Arabidopsis thaliana"
|9:15 am - 9:20 am ||Discussion|
|9:20 am - 9:35 am ||Scott Farrow (University of Calgary, Canada)|
"Dioxygenases catalyze the O-demethylation and O,O-demethylenation of protopine and protoberberine benzylisoquinoline alkaloids"
|9:35 am - 9:40 am ||Discussion|
|9:40 am - 9:55 am ||Yihui Fang (Virginia Tech, USA)|
"Metabolic and Transcriptional Reprogramming in Developing Soybean (Glycine max) Embryos"
|9:55 am - 10:00 am ||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am ||Antje Feller (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy)|
"Identification and characterization of early pathway genes of ellagitannin biosynthesis in strawberry (Fragaria vesca) and raspberry (Rubus idaeus)"
|10:15 am - 10:20 am ||Discussion|
|10:20 am - 10:35 am ||Jakub Rajniak (Stanford University, USA)|
"Transcriptomics- and metabolomics-driven discovery of a novel indolic secondary metabolite pathway in Arabidopsis"
|10:35 am - 10:40 am ||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am ||Heejin Yoo (Purdue University, USA)|
"Evidence of microbial pathway contribute to plant phenylalanine biosynthesis"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am ||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Metabolomics and Quantitative Genomics|
|Discussion Leader: Kenneth Ellens (University of Florida)|
|1:30 pm - 1:45 pm ||Albert Batushansky (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)|
"Regulation of amino acids metabolism in tomato seeds: a network-based approach"
|1:45 pm - 1:50 pm ||Discussion|
|1:50 pm - 2:05 pm ||Sabrina Gonzalez-Jorge (Michigan State University, USA)
"Identification of a negative regulator of carotenoid accumulation in Arabidopsis seeds by GWAS and QTL"
|2:05 pm - 2:10 pm ||Discussion|
|2:10 pm - 2:25 pm ||Sibongile Mafu (Iowa State University)|
"Evolutionary context dependent plasticity of ent-kaurene oxidases"
|2:25 pm - 2:30 pm ||Discussion|
|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.|
Last Updated: June 10, 2013