meeting agenda <<

Thursday    (2006-06-29)
9:00 AM Brent Mishler Welcome and Logistics
09:20 AM Pierre-François Perroud BRICK1/HSPC300 is required for cell elongation of protonema in Physcomitrella patens
09:40 AM Magdalena Bezanilla Understanding the Role of Actin Dynamics in Protonemal Tip Growth Using RNAi: An Update on Transient and Inducible RNAi
10:00 AM Joseph Cho Polar tip growth of protonema and the potential role of vesicle-associated membrane proteins in Physcomitrella
10:20 AM BREAK
10:40 AM Michael Axtell High-throughput sequencing of Physcomitrella patens small RNAs reveals many moss microRNAs and a conserved trigger for siRNA biogenesis
11:00 AM Neil Ashton MADS about moss.
11:20 AM Yuji Hiwatashi A plant specific kinesin-like protein, AFL1, regulate microtubule arrays of spindles and phragmoplasts
11:40 AM Scott Schuette Spore Development in Physcomitrella patens: A Microscopic Exposé
12:00 PM LUNCH
1:30 - 3:00 Poster session 1 Odd numbered posters
03:00 AM BREAK
3:30 - 5:00 Poster session 2 Even numbered posters
Friday    (2006-06-30)
9:00 AM Andrew Cuming An AFLP-based Genetic Linkage map of Physcomitrella
09:20 AM Avihai Danon Rebox Signaling: Take home messages from the cholorplast
09:40 AM Jon Hughes What do mosses tell us about how phytochrome works?
10:00 AM Anja Martin FtsZ proteins in Physcomitrella: more than just chloroplast division
10:20 AM BREAK
10:40 AM Nir Ohad The role of polycomb proteins in Physcomitrella gametophytic phase transition
11:00 AM Ralph Quatrano Characterization and Functional Analysis of ABSCISIC ACID-INSENSITIVE3-like Proteins from Physcomitrella patens
11:20 AM Aldwin Anterola Diterpenoid Metabolism in Physcomitrella patens: Heterologous Expression and Functional Characterization of Kaurene Synthase Genes
11:40 AM Bernd Reiss The role of RAD51 in Physcomitrella recombination and development
12:00 PM LUNCH
01:40 AM Karel Angelis The capacity of the moss Physcomitrella patens to repair DNA damage.
02:00 AM Yoichi Sakata ABA is involved in the aluminium tolerance of Physcomitrella patens
02:20 AM Michael Lawton Regulation of disease susceptibility in Physcomitrella
02:40 AM BREAK
03:00 AM Daisuke Takezawa Physcomitrella patens mutant lines with reduced sensitivity to abscisic acid are hypersensitive to freezing and osmotic stress.
03:20 AM Younousse Saidi The use of the heat-inducible promoter to modulate gene expression in P. patens
03:40 AM Stefanie Tintelnot Abscisic acid and the outer space of moss: Analysis of extracellular proteins in Physcomitrella patens
4:00 - 5:00 [all] Workshop/ Discussion(s) [Functional Biology]
Saturday    (2006-07-01)
Sat. 9:00 Stuart McDaniel Sex specific evolutionary processes in Ceratodon purpureus inferred from variation in the sex linked des6 gene family
09:20 AM Brent Mishler Gene trees and species trees: problems for comparative genomics and classification
09:40 AM Tomoaki Nishiyama Gene phylogeny reconstruction based on whole genome shotgun sequence data
10:00 AM Sandy Floyd Developmental gene diversification in the moss clade
10:20 AM Daniel Lang Phylogenetic Analysis of Plant Transcription Factor Gene Families
10:40 AM BREAK
11:00 - 12:00 [all] Workshop/ Discussion(s) [Evolutionary Biology]
12:00:00 PM LUNCH
01:40:00 AM Andrew Wood Nature and Distribution of Desiccation Tolerance in Bryophytes
02:00:00 AM Abha Khandelwal Ancestral role of Presenilin in plants: regulation of cytoskeleton/polarity
02:20:00 AM Stefan Rensing Molecular evidence that Physcomitrella patens is a paleopolyploid
02:40 PM Keiko Sakakibara Evolution of cytokinin biosynthesis in land plants
03:00 PM David Cove Insertion versus replacement in gene targeting
03:20 PM BREAK  
3:45 - 5:00   Business meeting (future Moss meetings, etc.) - closing discussion session
1 Elizabeth Barker An Examination of Leaf Development in Physcomitrella patens
2 Kathryn Chervincky Calcium-dependent protein kinases and related proteins in Physcomitrella patens
3 Magnus Eklund Functional characterization of SHI genes in Physcomitrella patens
4 Tomomichi Fujita Proteins identified by the overexpression screening accumulate differentially in two
5 Mitsuru Hattori Targeted gene disruption reveals the involvement of a plastid-localized pentatricopeptide repeat protein in processing of plastid pre-mRNA
6 Quoc Truong Hoang Proteomics: A tool to identify a novel protein from the moss Physcomitrella patens
7 Quoc Truong Hoang Characterization of a novel cytolysin, physcomitrin, from the moss Physcomitrella patens
8 Kenji Komatsu Comparative analysis of protein Phosphatase 2C involoved in negative regulation of ABA signaling in Physcomitrella patens and Arabidopsis thaliana
9 Mikko Lehtonen Elicitor responses inPhyscomitrella patens
10 Eric Lyons New Methods of Genomic Visualization
11 Assaf Mosquna The role of polycomb proteins in Physcomitrella gametophytic phase transition
12 Anders Nilsson Structure and localization of hexokinases in the moss Physcomitrella patens
13 Laura Saavedra Isolation and preliminary characterization of a phosphatidylinositol phosphate kinase enzyme PpPIPK1 in the moss Physcomitrella patens
14 Hemalatha Saidasan Genetic manipulation of cell death induced by mycotoxins in Physcomitrella
15 Younousse Saidi Transgenic Physcomitrella patens as biosensor of organic pollutants
16 Gotelinde Seumel Verification of a specific microRNA target site by allele replacement in the moss Physcomitrella patens
17 Lan-Xin Shi Investigation of Hsp70 functions in Physcomitrella patens chloroplasts
18 Manuela Sim-Sim Molecular versus morphological evolution in the moss genus Echinodium Jur.
19 Yuki Yasumura Evolution of DELLA proteins and their role in plant growth control
20 Hua Zhang Cellulose Biosynthesis in Physcomitrella patens
21 Andreas Zimmer On the road towards the annotated Physcomitrella patens genome
22 Magdalena Bezanilla Myosin-VIII Participates in Proper Branch Formation in Physcomitrella patens