Programme 2009

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Friday, July 10

16.00 - 20.00 Registration and poster mounting

Saturday, July 11

8.00 - 8.45 Registration and poster mounting
8.45 - 9.00 Opening of the Symposium

Plenary lectures

Chair: Miroslav Kamínek
9.00 - 9.45
Auxin transport - connecting cell polarity and patterning
Jiří Friml, VIB, Ghent University, Belgium

9.45 - 10.30 Cytokinin signaling: Two components and more
Joseph Kieber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee

Session 1: Biosynthesis and Metabolism

Chair: Karin Ljung
11.00 - 11.35 O1-1 Cytokinin biosynthesis pathway: not as simple as it looks
Hitoshi Sakakibara, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Yokohama, Japan
OlChemim Honorary Lecture

11.35 - 11.55 O1-2 Cytokinin interconversion is disrupted by adenosine kinase deficiency
Barbara Moffatt, University of Waterloo, Canada

11.55 - 12.15 O1-3 Structural characterization of cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase mutants
David Kopečný
, INRA, France and Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

12.15 - 12.35 O1-4 Cis-zeatins in plants: their distribution, bioactivities, transport and metabolism
Václav Motyka
, Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic

12.35 - 14.05 Lunch

Chair: Hitoshi Sakakibara
14.05 - 14.40 O1-5 Regulation of auxin and cytokinin metabolism during Arabidopsis root development
Karin Ljung
, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden
OlChemim Honorary Lecture

14.40 - 15.00 O1-6 Proteomics and metabolomics of cytokinin-induced bud formation in Physcomitrella patens
Anika Erxleben
, University of Freiburg, Germany

15.00 - 15.20 O1-7 Oxylipins contribute to the transcriptional regulation of YUC8 and YUC9, thereby controlling local auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
Stephan Pollmann
, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

15.20 - 15.40 O1-8 Auxin aminohydrolases from Brassica rapa cleave conjugates of indole propionic and indole butyric acid as preferable substrates: a biochemical and modelling approach
Jutta Ludwig-Müller
, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

15.40 - 16.10 Coffee

Session 2: Signalling and Development

Chair: Tatsuo Kakimoto
16.10 - 16.45 O2-1 Interpreting the tracks of cytokinin signaling during Arabidopsis gametophyte and embryo development
Bruno Müller
, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and University of Zürich, Switzerland

16.45 - 17.05 O2-2 Analysis of cytokinin receptor specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana
Michael Riefler
, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

17.05 - 17.25 O2-3 Cytokinin response factors in Arabidopsis and Tomato
Aaron M. Rashotte
, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

17.30 - 19.30 Poster Session I (P1, P2, P3), light refreshment

19.30 - 21.00 Get-together Party

Sunday, July 12

Session 2: Signalling and Development

Chair: Mark Estelle
8.30 - 9.05 O2-4 The TAF-related protein CKH1 and the chromatin remodeling-factor CKH2 negatively regulate cytokinin-induced callus formation in Arabidopsis
Tatsuo Kakimoto
, Osaka University, Japan

9.05 - 9.35 O2-5 Histidine kinases CKI1, AHK2 and AHK3 control vascular tissue development in Arabidopsis shoots
Ildoo Hwang
, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea

9.35 - 9.55 O2-6 Early cytokinin response proteins and phosphoproteins of Arabidopsis thaliana
Martin Černý
, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry & Institute of Biophysics AS CR, v.v.i., Brno, Czech Republic

9.55 - 10.15 O2-7 The Arabidopsis cytokinin reponse is mediated by tissue-specific transcriptional cascades
Eric G. Schaller
, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee

Chair: Bruno Müller
10.45 - 11.20 O2-8 Auxin Signaling: A Short (but complex) Pathway
Mark Estelle
, The University of California, CA, USA

11.20 - 11.40 O2-9 A cellular expression map of the auxin response factor family reveals cell type- specific auxin responses
Barbara Möller
, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

11.40 - 12.00 O2-10 Activation mechanism of patatin-related phospholipase A by phosphorylation and function of phospholipases A in auxin and light signaling
Günther F.E. Scherer
, University Hannover, Hannover, Germany

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

Session 3: Pattern Formation and Development

Chair: Sabrina Sabatini
13.30 - 14.05 O3-1 Integration of hormonal and genetic regulation during vascular morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
Ykä Helariutta
, University of Helsinki, Finland

14.05 - 14.25 O3-2 Molecular analysis of auxin regulation of wood formation
Rishikesh P. Bhalerao
, Umeå Plant Science Center, Umeå, Sweden

14.25 - 14.45 O3-3 DORNROESCHEN and DORNROESCHEN-LIKE function with the CUC genes and MP to modulate embryo symmetry via auxin-dependent pathways
John W. Chandler
, Cologne, Germany

14.45 - 15.05 O3-4 Multiple monopteros-dependent pathways are involved ibn leaf initiation
Jim Mattsson
, Simon Fraser University, Canada

15.05 - 15.25 O3-5 Auto-regulated expression of cytokinin biosynthesis confers drought tolerance in plants
Shimon Gepstein
, Faculty of Biology, Technion, Haifa, Israel

15.25 - 15.55 Coffee

Chair: Ykä Helariutta
15.55 - 16.30 O3-6 A genetic framework for the auxin/cytokinin control of cell division and differentiation in the root meristem
Sabrina Sabatini
, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

16.30 - 16.50 O3-7 The role of Cytokinin Response Factors during lateral root initiation
Giel van Noorden
, VIB, Ghent University, Belgium

16.50 - 17.10 O3-8 KNOXI genes and cytokinin regulate leaf development
Naomi Ori
, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

17.10 - 17.30 O3-9 Small RNAs facilitate polarity and laminar ghrowth of tomato leaves
Tamar Yifhar
, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

17.30 - 17.50 O3-10 Cytokinins can stimulate Arabidopsis hypocotyl elongation at decreased light intensity
Alena Reková
, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry and Institute of Biophysics AS CR, v.v.i., Brno, Czech Republic

18.00 - 20:00 Poster Session II (P4, P5, P6, P7), light refreshment

Monday, July 13

Session 4: Transport and Development

Chair: René Benjamins
8.30 - 9.05 O4-1 Lateral root development: an emerging story…
Malcolm J. Bennett
, University of Nottingham, UK

9.05 - 9.35 O4-2 Comparison of transport activity and interactions of ABCB, AUX1, and PIN auxin transporters
Angus S. Murphy
, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, USA

9.35 - 9.55 O4-3 Auxin influx carriers are involved in regulating apical hook development of Arabidopsis
Filip Vandenbussche
, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

9.55 - 10.15 O4-4 PINOID controls PIN1 polar targeting through evolutionarily conserved phosphoserines
Fang Huang
, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee

Chair: Malcolm J. Bennett
10.45 - 11.20 O4-5 Up and down and all around: PIN polarity regulation in Arabidopsis
René Benjamins
, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

11.20 - 11.40 O4-6 Mechanistic framework for polar PIN targeting
Jürgen Kleine-Vehn
, VIB , University Gent, Gent, Belgium

11.40 - 12.00 O4-7 The NPA-binding protein TWISTED DWARF1 controls ABCB-mediated auxin transport
Hanna Valpuri Sovero
, University of Zurich and Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, Zurich, Switzerland

12.00 - 12.20 O4-8 Post-transcriptional control of PIN expression by an Arabidopsis thaliana elongator complex
Johannes Leitner
, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

12.20 - 12.40 O4-9 ROCK1 encodes a putative transport protein of unknown function
Tomáš Werner
, Free University of Berlin, Germany

12.40 - 14.10 Lunch

Session 5: Hormone Interactions and Plant Architecture

Chair: Christine A. Beveridge
14.10 - 14.45 O5-1 Long range signalling in the control of shoot branching
Ottoline Leyser
, University of York, York, UK

14.45 - 15.15 O5-2 Auxin - cytokinin interaction shaping root architecture
Eva Benková
, VIB, University Gent, Belgium

15.15 - 15.35 O5-3 Apical dominance is controlled by interaction between cytokinin biosynthesis/degradation and auxin in stem
Hitoshi Mori
, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

15.35 - 15.55 O5-4 Cytokinins modulate auxin-induced organogenesis in plants via regulation of the auxin efflux
Markéta Pernisová
, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

15.55 - 16.25 Coffee

Chair: Ottoline Leyser
16.25 - 17.00 O5-5 Regulation of axillary bud outgrowth by strigolactones
Christine A. Beveridge
, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

17.00 - 17.20 O5-6 Spatial and temporal regulation of auxin and cytokinin gene expression and responses in pea ramosus mutants
Colin Turnbull
, Imperial College London, London, UK and , University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

17.20 - 17.40 O5-7 Competitive canalization of PIN-dependent auxin flow from axillary buds controls apical dominance in pea
Jozef Balla
, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Brno, Czech Republic

17.50 Departure to Liblice

19.00 - 23.00 Congress Dinner at Liblice Castle

Tuesday, July 14

Session 6: Hormones, Environment and Applications

Chair: Thomas Schmülling
8.30 - 9.05 O6-1 The Importance of Plant Biotechnology for Society and environment
Marc Van Montagu
, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

9.05 - 9.25 O6-2 Characterization and biological activity of novel purine-derived inhibitor of cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase INCYDE and its potential use for in vivo studies
Lukáš Spíchal
, IEB AS CR & Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

9.25 - 9.45 O6-3 Light/PHOT1-dependent polar translocation of PIN3 auxin carrier during phototropisms in Arabidopsis
Zhaojun Ding
, VIB, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

9.45 - 10.05 O6-4 Cytokinin regulates sodium homeostasis
Michael Mason
, University of Queensland, Australia

10.05 - 10.35 Coffee

Chair: Marc Van Montagu
10.35 - 11.10 O6-5 Applied perspective of cytokinin-mediated growth modulation in crop plants
Thomas Schmülling
, Free University of Berlin, Germany

11.10 - 11.30 O6-6 Molecular and functional analyses of changes in the pedicel abscission zone transcriptome following auxin depletion
Shimon Meir
, ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel

11.30 - 11.50 O6-7 Cytokinin signalling in Medicago truncatula root and nodule organogenesis
Florian Frugier
, Institut des Sciences du Végétal, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

11.50 - 12.10 O6-8 Comparison of cytokinin role in drought and heat stress response of tobacco plants
Radomíra Vaňková
, Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic

12.10 - 12.30 O6-9 Metabolism and possible function of cytokinin during abiotic stress in maize
Petr Galuszka
, Palacký University & Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Olomouc, Czech Republic

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

Session 7: Modelling and Advanced Methods

Chair: Przemek Prusinkiewicz
14.00 - 14.35 O7-1 Quantitative approaches to plant development
Cris Kuhlemeier
, University of Bern, Switzerland

14.35 - 15.10 O7-2 A computational model of phyllotaxis in Costus
Przemek Prusinkiewicz
, University of Calgary, Canada

15.10 - 15.30 O7-3 Agent Based Modelling of Auxin Transport Canalisation
Philip Garnett
, University of York, York, UK

15.30 - 15.50 O7-4 Towards a model of auxin response in root epidermis
Martin Kieffer
, University of Leeds, UK

15.50 - 16.20 Coffee

Chair: Cris Kuhlemeier
16.20 - 16.50 O7-5 Modelling of auxin transport processes on a single cell level
Klára Hoyerová
, Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Prague, Czech Republic

16.50 - 17.10 O7-6 Modelling of positive-feedback mechanism for auxin carrier polarization during auxin-dependent plant development.
Krzysztof Wabnik
, VIB, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

17.10 - 17.30 O7-7 Developing a real-time, quantitative biosensor for auxin and ABA
Richard Napier
, University of Warwick, UK

17.30 - 17.50 O7-8 Highly sensitive and high-throughput analysis of plant hormones using MS-probe modification and UPLC-ESI-qMS/MS: an application for hormone profiling in Oryza sativa
Hitoshi Sakakibara
, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Yokohama, Japan

17.50 - 18.10 O7-9 New purification and mass spectrometric approach for cytokinin analysis
Ondřej Novák
, Palacký University & Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic

18.10 - 18.30 Closing of the Symposium

18.30 - 22.00 Farewell Party