2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Discovering Plant Chemical Diversity
Eva Knoch (RIKEN, Japan) and Benjamin Brown (Iowa State University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Bastien Christ (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) "Discovery and Reduction of Nonspecific Activities of the Major Herbicide-Resistance Gene BAR"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
4:05 pm - 4:20 pm
Prema Karunanithi (University of California, Davis, USA) "Identification of a Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenase Involved in Marrubiin Biosynthesis"
4:20 pm - 4:25 pm
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Merging Biology and Engineering for Pathway Construction
Cynthia Holland (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) and Ju Eun Jeon (Stanford University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Amy Calgaro-Kozina (Stanford University, USA) "Discovery and Engineering of an Anti-Fungal Biosynthetic Pathway from Edible Plants"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm
Vonny Salim (Michigan State University, USA) "Functional Characterization of a 10-O-Methyltransferase and Novel Glucosidases in the Camptothecin Pathway of
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm
Soon Goo Lee (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) "Structure and Mechanism of Isopropylmalate Dehydrogenase from
Arabdiopsis thaliana: Insights on Leucine and Aliphatic Glucosinolate Biosynthesis"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Pengxiang Fan (Michigan State University, USA) "Engineering Acylsugar Diversity: Lessons from Evolutionary Variation of the Tomato Acylsucrose Metabolic Network"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm
8:50 pm - 9:25 pm
Joseph Jez (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) "There and Back Again: Crystals to Plants (and Everything in Between)"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Metabolism, Pathway and Fluxes / Systems Biology for the Bioeconomy
Teresa Clark (Michigan State University, USA) and Bianca Ribeiro (VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Belgium)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Maor Battat (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) "Primary and Phenylpropanoids Metabolism in
Arabidopsis Tapetal Cells Is Regulated by a Functionally Conserved Triad of R2R3-MYB Transcription Factors"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Jaya Joshi (Western University, Canada) "Deciphering Sulfur Amino Acid Metabolism in Developing Seed of Common Bean: An Approach Towards an Excellent Source of Protein"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Cassandra Johnny (Michigan State University, USA) "Probing the Biochemical Continuity of the Plastid and ER Using the Gibberellin Biosynthetic Pathway"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Ryan Nett (Iowa State University, USA) "Elucidation of a Convergent Gibberellin Biosynthetic Pathway in Symbiotic Bacteria"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:35 am
Gina Gordon (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) "Tool Building and Synthetic Biology in the Cyanobacterium
Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002"
10:35 am - 10:40 am
10:40 am - 10:55 am
Eric Poliner (MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, USA) "Development of a Genetic Toolkit for the Oleaginous Microalga
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Career Panel
This career panel consists of scientists at various stages in their careers and in various fields from government to industry and academia. They are here to answer questions about transitioning from graduate and post doc roles into permanent careers in science.
Craig Schenck (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and Richard Payne (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Transitioning from PhD and Postdoc Roles to a Permanent Position
Parag Chitnis (National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, USA)
Jonathan (Josh) Cohn (Syngenta, USA)
Andrew Hanson (University of Florida, USA)
Hiroshi Maeda (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Carolyn Lee-Parsons (Northeastern University, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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