|Session 1||Placing salt and water deficit in a physiological and agricultural context |
|Chair: Tim Flowers (University of Sussex)|
|André Lauchli (University of California, Davis)|
"Physiological Traits of Salt Tolerance in Crop Plants"
|Ted Hsaio (University of California, Davis)|
|Session 2||Whole plant and physiological integration of the plant osmotic stress responses |
|Chair: Robert Sharp (University of Missouri, Columbia)|
|Yajun Wu (Pennsylvania State University)|
"Modification of Expansin Gene Expression in Maize Primary Roots at Low Water Potentials"
|Rana Munns (CSIRO, Australia) |
"Distinguishing osmotic stress and salt stress responses"
|Sessions 3&4||Ion/solute and water transport |
|Chairs: Michael Hasegawa (Purdue University) and Wolf B. Frommer (Universität Tübingen)|
|Eduardo Blumwald (University of Toronto) |
"The Role of Vacuolar Na+/H+ Antiporters in Plant Salt Tolerance"
|Frans Maathuis (University of York, UK) |
"Water Stress and its Effects on Ion Channel Mediated Transport"
|Ursula Halfter (University of Arizona)|
"A Novel Sodium/Proton Antiporter and its Regulation by a Protein Kinase Pathway"
|Heven Sze (University of Maryland) |
"Diversity and Regulation of Calcium Pumps"
|Marla Binzel (Texas A&M) |
"Vacuolar Proton Pumps, Sodium Accumulation and Salinity"
|Michael Palmgren (Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark)|
"Involvement of Ion Pumps in Salt Tolerance"
|Maarten Chrispeels (University of California, San Diego) |
"Aquaporins and Water Permeability"
|Session 5||Role of ABA in signaling in response to salt and water stress |
|Chair: Elizabeth Bray (University of California, Riverside)|
|Erwin Grill (Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany) |
|Peter McCourt (University of Toronto) |
"Crosstalk in the ABA pathway: How Does it Affect Hormone Signal Transduction?"
|Session 6||Signaling and osmosensing |
|Chair: Jian-Kang Zhu (University of Arizona) |
|Kazuo Shinozaki (RIKEN, Tsukuba, Japan)|
"Plant Gene Expression and Signal Transduction in Osmotic Stress Response"
|Teun Munnik (University of Amsterdam) |
"Osmotic Stress Activates Distinct MAPK- and Lipid Signalling Pathways in Plants"
|Sheng Luan (University of California, Berkeley) |
"Osmosensing in Stomatal Guard Cells"
|Takeshi Mizuno (Nagoya University, Japan) |
"His-to-Asp Phosphorelay as a Signal Transduction Mechanism in Response to Environmental Stimuli in Higher Plants"
|Session 7||Interaction of salinity/water deficit with oxidative stress |
|Chair: Ray Bressan (Purdue University)|
|Shigeru Shigeoka (Kinki University, Nara, Japan) |
"The Potential of the Defense System of Plants to Oxidative Damage Caused by Environmental Stresses"
|Gozal Ben-Hayyim (Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel) |
"Salt-induced Genes Related to Oxidative Stress"
|Session 8||Biotechnological approaches towards metabolic engineering |
|Chair: Andrew Hanson (University of Florida, Gainesville)|
|Michael Nuccio (University of Florida, Gainesville) |
"Metabolic Engineering of Glycine Betaine Synthesis in Tobacco"
|Doris Rentsch (Tubingen, Germany)|
"Transporters for Compatible Solutes in Arabidopsis and Tomato"
|Norio Murata (National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki) |
"Stress Tolerance of Glycinebetaine-producing Transgenic Plants"