||Analyzing Stress at the Genomic Level
|Session Chair: Thomas V. O'Halloran, Northwestern University
- Tyrell Conway, University of Oklahoma
"Genome wide expression profiling indicates that growth on minimal medium is stressful"
- David Schwartz, University of Wisconsin
"Single molecule approaches to whole genome analysis"
||Expression Profiles: Patterns of Stress Induced Genes
|Session Chair: Fred Neidhardt, University of Michigan
- Gary Schoolnik, Stanford University School of Medicine
"Mycobacterium tuberculosis: microarray expression profiling in response to simulated host microenvironments"
- Bob Larossa, DuPont
"Combining Gene Expression Profiling with Genetic Analyses: A Blueprint for Academia and Industry"
- John Helmann, Cornell University
"Chemical warfare in the soil: Antibiotic-inducible sigma factors regulate antibiosis in Bacillus subtilis"
||Nutrient and Oxidant Stresses: 'Can't live with it, can live without it'
|Session Chair: Regine Hengge-Aronis, Freie Universitat Berlin
- Gigi Storz, NIH
"The OxyR Regulon"
- Thomas Nystrom, Göteborg University
"Is the free radical hypothesis of aging applicable to the starving cells of Escherichia coli"
- Jim Imlay, University of Ilinois
"Molecular explanations for obligate anaerobiosis"
||Transduction Pathways in Stress Responsive Gene Expression
|Session Chair: John Foster, U of South Alabama
- Richard Losick, Harvard University
"How proteolysis and transient genetic asymmetry contribute to activation of a transcription factor"
- Deborah Siegele, Texas A&M University
"Acid resistance of E. coli O157:H7"
- Yves Brun, Indiana University
"Checkpoints and stress during Caulobacter development"
- Steve Finkel, University of Southern California
"DNA as a nutrient: A novel role for bacterial competence genes during nutrient limitation"
||Structure and Function of Transcriptional Machinery
|Session Chair: William Haldenwang, U of Texas Health Science Center
- Seth Darst, Rockefeller University
"Structural studies of prokaryotic transcription"
- Tom Silhavy, Princeton University
"Sensing and responding to envelope stress"
- Patricia Kiley, University of Wisconsin Medical School
"Control of gene expression by the anaerobic global regulator, FNR"
||Stressful Host Factor/Infectious Disease Responses
|Session Chair: Linda Kenney, Oregon Health Sciences University
- Scott Hultgren, Washington University
"Pathogenic Fiber Formation in Bacteria: Structure, Function and Role in Diseases of the Urinary Tract"
- George Munson, Emory University
"From pili to stress induced genes: The activator Rns as a model for virulence regulators within the AraC family"
- Dagmar Ringe, Brandeis University
"Metal ion and oxidative stress in control of virulence gene expression."
- Jung-Hye Roe, Seoul National University
"Redox regulation of an antisigma factor in Streptomyes coelicolor"
||Parallels Between Fungal and Prokaryotic Stress Systems
|Session Chair: Val Culotta, Johns Hopkins University
- Shusuke Kuge, University of Tokyo
"Oxidative stress response in the budding yeast."
- Dennis Winge, University of Utah Medical School
"Identification of the Copper Regulon in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by DNA Microarrays
- Bruce Demple, Harvard University
"Redox and free radical signaling"
||Responding to Physical Stresses
|Session Chair: Tina Van Dyk, DuPont
- Jim Bardwell, University of Michigan
"Beyond the chaperone paradigm: new functions for heat shock proteins"
- Takashi Yura, HSP Research Institute
"Conserved and Divergent Regulatory Strategies of Sigma32 mediated Heat Shock Response in Proteobacteria"
- Carol Gross, UCSF
"The extra-cytoplasmic stress response in E. coli"
- Barbara Wright, University of Montana
"Can environmental stress cause nonrandom mutations?"
- Abraham Minsky, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Physical and Thermodynamic aspects of stress response"
||Paradigms in Stress Response
|Session Chair: Amy Cheng Vollmer, Swarthmore College
- Amy Cheng Vollmer, Swarthmore
"Stress responses and multicelluarity, it's all about connections"
- Heidi Kaplan, University of Texas Medical School
"Sensing and Integration of Multiple Signals during Myxococcus Development"
- Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School