The detailed scientific program of the 4th Conference of the PSEPB.
Opening Lecture – Enrico Coen: “Development of shape in plants”.
Session 1: Plant structure and development
Organizer: Beata Zagórska-Marek:
- Cris Kuhlemeier: “Quantitative approaches to plant development”
- David Holloway: “Pattern selection in plants: coupling chemical dynamics to surface growth in 3D”
- Joanna Szymanowska-Pułka: “Does a developing lateral root in Arabidopsis thaliana obey the growth tensor rules?”
- Welcome party.
Keynote lecture – Jonathan D. G. Jones: “New approaches to understanding and manipulating pathogen virulence and host resistance”. Lecture sponsored by Biochemical Society.
Session 2: Plant–microbial Interactions
Organizers: Jacek Hennig, Katarzyna Turnau:
- Kari Saikkonen: “Dissecting grass-endophyte literature”
- Dierk Scheel: “Plant-microbe interaction in the rhizosphere – a metabolomic approach”
- Magdalena Wiśniewska: “Relationships between arbuscular mycorrhiza development, NtEXPA5 expression and microtubules rearrangement in Nicotiana tabacum L. mycorrhized roots
- Michał Jasiński: “Full-size ABC transporters from the ABCG subfamily in Medicago truncatula”
- Mirosław Sobczak: “Development of syncytia induced by potato cyst nematode in roots of transgenic plants with silenced expression of susceptibility genes”
- Sabina Zuzga: “Specific phosphorylation of conserved eukaryotic protein SGT1 is an essential element of plant pathogen defense”.
Session 3: Mitochondria and chloroplasts in cell metabolism
Organizers: Grzegorz Jackowski, Anna Rychter:
- Christine H. Foyer: “Relationships between mitochondrial respiratory pathways and photosynthesis in the control of plant growth and defence”
- Allan Rasmusson: “Mitochondrial control of cellular redox”
- Roberto Bassi: “On the mechanism of regulation of excess energy dissipation in Plant Photosystem II”
- Olga Avercheva: “Photophosphorylation and CF1-ATPase activity in Brassica chinensis L. plants grown under light-emitting diodes and different light intensity”
- Anthony Gandin: “Alternative respiratory pathway: A way to reduce imbalance between source and sink activity in the sink-limited plant Erythronium americanum”
- Marek Szklarczyk: “Searching for molecular factors associated with homeotic male sterility caused by the Brassica nigra cytoplasm in cauliflower”.
Session 4: Stress tolerance in plants
Organizer: Zbigniew Miszalski:
- Jane Parker: “Regulation of plant resistance to host-adapted pathogens”
- Philip M. Mullineaux: “Finding regulatory genes at the interface between abiotic and biotic stress”
- Karin Krupinska: “Control of plant senescence and stress responses by chloroplasts – involvement of dual- targeted Whirly1”
- Stanisław Karpiński: “Evidence for light wavelength-specific systemic photoelectrical signalling and cellular light memory in Arabidopsis thaliana”
- Pierre Dizengremel: “Implication of metabolic-dependent changes on reducing power in the determination of ozone risk threshold for higher plants”
- Geert Potters: “Stress-induced morphogenic responses in plants: plants deal with stress in their own time”
- Kinga Kłodawska: “Effect of temperature on carotenoid content and composition in cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC6803”
- Ewa Niewiadomska: “Hydrogen peroxide generation in leaf veins”.
Session 5: Structural and functional organization of plant genome
Organizers: Artur Jarmołowski, Andrzej K. Kononowicz:
- Ingo Schubert: “Interphase chromosome organization and its dynamics in plants”
- Manuel Echeverria: “Characterisation of AtNUFIP, a novel gene controlling the biogenesis of small nucleolar RNAs, sheds new light on RNA methylation and its impact on plant development”
- John W. S. Brown: “Regulation of plant gene expression by alternative splicing”
- Daniel Kierzkowski: “Protein-protein interactions within cap-binding complex (CBC) and with pri-miRNA processing machinery components in living Arabidopsis thaliana cells
- Konstantin V. Kiselev: “Stability, nucleotide sequences and expression of the rolC and nptII genes in 15-years old cell cultures of Panax ginseng”
- Bożena Kolano: “Cytogenetic analysis of Chenopodium album aggregate”.
Session 6: Mutants in developmental and metabolic studies
Organizers: Iwona Ciereszko, Iwona Szarejko:
- Soren K. Rasmussen: “Biosynthesis and accumulation of inositol phosphates in developing seeds”
- Andris Druka: “Exploiting induced variation to dissect yield related traits in barley”
- Hermann Bauwe: “Mutants in photorespiration research”
- Hanna Jańska: “Toward the functions of plant mitochondrial proteases using reverse genetic approach”
- Mirosław Kwaśniewski: “Global analysis of root hair morphogenesis transcriptome using wild type/root hair mutant system in barley”
- Dorota Kwiatkowska : “How organ boundaries are formed: a case of cuc2 cuc3 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana”.
Session 7: Secondary metabolites as pharmaceutics and nutraceutics
Organizer: Ewa Łojkowska:
- Fredric Bourgaud: “Functional characterization of new P450s involved in plant furanocoumarins biosynthesis, and possible applications in a metabolic engineering approach”
- Grzegorz Węgrzyn: “Genistein a natural isoflavone with a potential for treatment of genetic diseases”
- Anna Staszków: “New isoflavone glycoconjugates identified in Mexican lupine species”
- Irina Tanasienko: “Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation of barley (Hordeum vulgare) by human lactoferrin gene
- Anna Ihnatowicz: “Natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana as a tool for identifying differentially expressed genes involved in the elicitation process of pharmacologically active plant secondary metabolites”.
Session 8: Plant membranes
Organizers: Kazimierz Strzałka, Kazimierz Trębacz:
- Rainer Hedrich: “Stomatal control of plant water status”
- Nava Moran: “Regulation of channels by phosphoinositides in the plasma membrane”
- Wiesław I. Gruszecki: “Light-driven molecular regulation mechanisms in LHCII”
- Susann Schaller: “Influence of thylakoid lipids on the de-epoxidation of violaxanthin associated with the photosystem II light-harvesting complex (LHCII)”
- Anna Smirnova: “Spatiotemporal changes of membrane potential during pollen activation and tube growth”
- Małgorzata Lange: “A possible role of CsNAR2 in nitrate uptake in cucumber (Cucumis sativus)”
- 19.00 – Conference dinner.
Keynote lecture – Ottoline Leyser: “Long range signalling in the control of shoot branching”. Lecture sponsored by Biochemical Society.
Session 9: Integrating plant functions via signaling molecules – molecular mechanisms
Organizers: Halina Gabryś, Przemysław Wojtaszek:
- Gwyneth C. Ingram: “Signalling in epidermal growth control”
- Viktor Żarsky: “Small GTPases effectors in plant cell morphogenesis”
- Ewa Krzywińska: “SnRK2’s cellular partners: identification and characterization”
- Przemysław Malec: “COP1 complex and COP9 signalosome (CSN) regulate the chlorophyll biosynthesis in Arabidopsis”
- Jon Hughes: “Phytochrome 3D structures and functions”
- Steven Neill: “Nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide signalling”.
Presentations of sponsoring companies
- PRECOPTIC. Wojciech Staniszewski: “Confocal imaging of living objects”
- LOT-ORIEL. Andreas Bergner, Agnieszka Kowalczyk: “Innovation & new standards for life science”.
- MP BIOCHEMICALS. Miodrag Micic: “New solutions for tissue processing”
- APPLIED BIOSYSTEMS. Denes Szilassy: “SOLiD3 Plus: A highly sensitive and accurate hypothesis-free approach in global transcriptome and genome analysis – an NGS technology accessible to any lab”.
Accompanying persons program
All registered accompanying persons are invited to participate in following tours (costs included in the registration fee, conference badges obligatory):
- Sightseeing of the Jagiellonian University Museum (Collegium Maius; guided tour in English). Collegium Maius, situated at the corner of St. Anna and Jagiellońska Streets, is the oldest university edifice in Poland
- Sightseeing of the Wawel Royal Castle and the Wawel Royal Cathedral (guided tour in English)
- The Old City of Kraków walking tour (Wawel Hill, The Royal Route – Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets, Main Market Square, Collegium Maius courtyard).