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Plant Volatiles
Gordon Research Conference

Exploring the Plant Headspace: Functional Analysis and Emerging Applications

Dates

January 26-31, 2014

Location

Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chairs:
Andre Kessler & Efraim Lewinsohn

Vice Chairs:
Dorothea D. Tholl & Martin Heil

Meeting Description

The 2014 meeting on Plant Volatiles continues a 15 year Gordon Research Conference tradition as the premier forum for scientists studying the molecular and chemical biology, physiology, ecology and evolution of plant volatile organic compounds. As the most important venue for the exchange of knowledge and experiences this conference series is a crucial and influential determinant of future research directions in the field.

The past few decades have seen major advances in the understanding of biosynthesis, ecology and evolutionary biology of plant volatile organic compounds. New discoveries are still made with exponential growth rates in this relatively young research field, and applications of the resulting knowledge in agriculture, nutritional sciences, medicine and many more are being developed or are within reach. The 2014 GRC on Plant Volatiles aims to shine a stronger light on these emerging applications and so blur the borders between basic and applied aspects of the study of the plant headspace. Moreover, sessions will include first-hand insights into the analytical chemistry, molecular regulation and biosynthesis, neurobiology of perception, ecology and evolutionary biology of floral and vegetative volatile emissions. The cutting edge and conceptual oral presentations will be complemented with four poster sessions that are scheduled for the afternoons and evenings and for which all attendees are encouraged to contribute a presentation.

New to the program of the 2014 meeting will be a Gordon Research Seminar on January 25-26, 2014, preceding the conference. This seminar will provide an additional forum for early career researchers in the field to establish networks, and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Plant Volatiles" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmPlant Volatiles in Human Affairs
Discussion Leader: Susan Ebeler (University of California Davis)
7:40 pm - 8:05 pmEric Block (University at Albany)
"Smelling Sulfur"
8:05 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:40 pmAnne Plotto (USDA)
"Approaches to Understand the Complexity of Fruit Flavor"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmEarl Carstens (University of California, Davis)
"Neurobiology of Trigeminal Sensations Elicited by Plant-Derived Chemicals"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBiosynthesis and Regulation of Volatile Organic Compounds
Discussion Leader: Rayko Halitschke (Cornell University)
9:00 am - 9:25 amJonathan Gershenzon (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
"Biosynthesis of Minor Volatiles with Major Effects"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:55 amHarro Bouwmeester (Wageningen University)
"Metabolic Engineering as a Tool to Elucidate the Biosynthesis and Biological Role of Volatiles"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 10:55 amBirgit Piechulla (University of Rostock)
"Volatile-Mediated Plant-Microbe Interactions"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 11:25 amMassimo Maffei (University of Turin)
"Plant-to-Plant Communication Through Volatile Organic Compounds"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:45 amSandra Irmisch (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
"Volatile Nitriles Produced by CYP71 Enzymes are Involved in Direct Defense in Poplar"
11:45 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pmItay Gonda (Agricultural Research Organization)
"The Production of S-Methyl Thioacetate in Melon Fruit is Mediated by a Novel Methanethiol Acyltransferase Enzyme"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmPhilipp Zerbe (Michael Smith Laboratories)
"Gene Discovery of Modular Diterpene Metabolism in Non-Model Plant Systems"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSensory Physiology of Volatile Perception
Discussion Leader: Robert A. Raguso (Cornell University)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmDonald Wilson (New York University School of Medicine)
"Experience-Dependent Perception of Odor Mixtures"
7:55 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:30 pmSonja Bisch-Knaden (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
"Female Sense of Smell: Olfactory Coding in Silkmoths"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:55 pmChristina Kelber (Technical University of Darmstadt)
"The Olfactory System of Closely Related Bee Species - Neuroanatomical Correlations to Social Organization and Floral Preference"
8:55 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmPratibha Yadav (Indian Institute of Science, India)
"Does It Smell Like the Host? Perception of Host Volatiles by the Ovipositor of Parasites in the Fig-Fig Wasp System"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEcological Functions of Floral Odors
Discussion Leader: Florian Schiestl (University of Zürich)
9:00 am - 9:25 amSantiago Ramirez (University of California Davis)
"Chemical and Genetic Basis of Adaptation in the Euglossine Bee-Orchid Mutualism"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:55 amDanny Kessler (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
"The Ecological Functions of Floral Chemistry"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 10:55 amNicolas Vereecken (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
"Phylogenetic Patterns of Floral Scents and the Evolution of Pollination by Sexual Deception"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 11:25 amAdam Shuttleworth (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
"Lascivious Goats and Hairy Lobes: Chemical Ecology and Evolution of South African Carrion and Dung Mimicking Flowers"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:45 amPengjuan Zu (University of Zürich)
"Heritability of Floral Volatiles"
11:45 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pmDani Lucas-Barbosa (Wageningen University)
"Changing Odours and Colours: How Plant Responses to Pollination and Herbivore Infestation Affect the Behaviour of Flower Visitors"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmBenoît Boachon (CNRS-IBMP)
"Defense Against Insects Visiting Arabidopsis Flowers Involves a Multitask Linalool Oxidase"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances and Trends in Volatile Analytical Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Ales Svatos (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmEmmanuel Gaquerel (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology)
"Multidimensional Analysis of Herbivory-Induced Volatile Emissions Reveals New Insights into Signals Tuning Sesquiterpene Production"
7:55 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:30 pmArmin Hansel (University of Innsbruck)
"Reaction of Ozone with the Plant Surface: Ozone Sink and Source of Oxy-VOC in the Atmosphere"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:55 pmZoltan Takats (Imperial College London)
"Direct Mass Spectrometric Profiling of Biological Tissues - From Imaging Mass Spectrometry to Rapid Identification of Bacteria"
8:55 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmRabi Musah (University at Albany-State University of New York)
"The Utility of Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry in Plant Root Metabolome Profiling - The Case of Mimosa pudica"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmHerbivore-Induced Volatile Emission: Mechanisms and Functions of Induction
Discussion Leader: Erik Poelman (Wageningen University)
9:00 am - 9:25 amNicole van Dam (Radboud University Nijmegen)
"Back to the Roots: Induction of Belowground Volatiles"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:55 amJoop van Loon (Wageningen University)
"Two Herbivore Species on One Plant: Effects on Volatile Emission and Consequences for Indirect Plant Defense"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 10:55 amKaori Shiojiri (Kyoto University)
"Using Plant Communication for Agriculture"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 11:25 amMartin Heil (CINVESTAV, Irapuato, Mexico)
"Plant Volatiles Play Multiple Roles in Direct, Induced and Associational Resistance to Insects and Pathogens"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:45 amUrsula Roese (University of New England)
"Inducibility of Volatile and Non-Volatile Compounds in Brown Macroalgae and Their Effect on Herbivore Behavior"
11:45 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pmAndrea Occhipinti (University of Turin)
"Plant Volatiles Mediate Non-Trophic Interactions between Ants and Butterflies Revealing a Novel Mechanism of Social Parasitism"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmJames Blande (University of Eastern Finland)
"Adsorption of Volatiles Can Facilitate Associational Susceptibility"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPlant Volatiles and Atmospheric Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Francesco Loreto (National Research Council of Italy - Institute for Plant Protection)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmKolby Jardine (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
"Increased Allocation of Stored Carbon to Tropical Isoprene Emissions Under Elevated Temperatures"
7:55 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:30 pmJörg-Peter Schnitzler (Helmholtz Zentrum Munich)
"Isoprene and Co. - Impact on Herbivore-Tree Interactions in Poplar and Oaks"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:55 pmJarmo Holopainen (University of Eastern Finland)
"Modification of Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles by Air Pollutants - Ecological Effects"
8:55 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmVioleta Velikova (Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgaria)
"Genetic Manipulation of Isoprene Emission: A Broad Prospect for Changes in Plant Metabolism and Functionality"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEvolutionary Biology of Volatile Signaling
Discussion Leader: Martin Heil (CINVESTAV, Irapuato, Mexico)
9:00 am - 9:25 amNadir Erbilgin (University of Alberta)
"Similarity of Secondary Compounds between Ancestral and Novel Host Plants Promotes Invasiveness of a Herbivorous Species in a Naive Host Ecosystem"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:55 amHyun Jo Koo (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
"Protein Epistasis and the Biophysical Constraints on Catalytic Promiscuity of Plant Terpene Synthases"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 10:55 amBerta Alquezar (Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias)
"Biotechnological Strategies to Combat Pests in Agriculture: Blocking Attractiveness or Induction of Repellency Against Two Important Citrus Pests Through Modulation of Terpene Metabolism"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 11:25 amAmy Parachnowitsch (Uppsala University)
"Measuring Selection on Floral Volatiles: What Can and Can't We Learn from 30 Years of Phenotypic Selection Estimates?"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:45 amKelsey Byers (University of Washington)
"The Role of Three Floral Volatiles in Pollinator-Mediated Reproductive Isolation in Monkeyflowers (Mimulus)"
11:45 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:05 pmAriana Navarro-Melendez (CINVESTAV, Irapuato, Mexico)
"Effects of Endophytic Fungi on the VOC Profile of Their Host Plant Phaseolus lunatus (Lima Bean)"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmSusanna Pollastri (National Research Council of Italy - Institute for Plant Protection)
"Isoprene Improves Photochemical Efficiency and Reduces Heat Dissipation Need in Plants at Physiological Temperatures"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmApplications of Volatile Signaling in Agriculture
Discussion Leader: Ted Turlings (University of Neuchâtel)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmZeyaur Khan (International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya)
"Exploiting Plant Volatiles for Crop Protection in Africa Through Push-Pull Strategy"
7:55 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:30 pmJohn Beck (USDA)
"Orchard-Specific Volatile Attractants for the California Tree Nut Insect Pest Navel Orangeworm"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:55 pmIan Kaplan (Purdue University)
"What Happens When Crops are Turned On? Simulating Constitutive HIPVs for Enhanced Biocontrol - Pest Interactions Across an Agricultural Landscape"
8:55 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:20 pmAna Rodriguez (FUNDECITRUS)
"D-Limonene Downregulation in Transgenic Citrus Fruits Provides Resistance to the Important Fungus Phyllosticta citricarpa Through Increased Accumulation of Monoterpene Alcohols"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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