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Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism & Function
Gordon Research Conference

Plant Lipid Signaling and Cellular Homeostasis

Dates

January 29 - February 3, 2017

Location

Hotel Galvez
Galveston, TX

Organizers

Chairs:
Katayoon Dehesh & Anthony J. Kinney

Vice Chairs:
Susanne Hoffmann-Benning & Ingo Heilmann

Meeting Description

The 2017 conference on Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism and Function, Jan 29-Feb 3rd 2017, will address areas of broad relevance to modern plant science and contemporary agricultural biotechnology. The focus will be on the role of lipids in signaling, cellular homeostasis, cellular trafficking, and membrane structure. In addition this conference will explore important contemporary technologies, such as genomic and other -omic sciences, molecular modeling, direct genome editing and lipid imaging. The presentations and posters will address a wide range of applied topics, highlighting the role of lipids in key issues such as human and animal nutrition, human food production, biotic and abiotic stresses, and renewable energy.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Plant Lipids: Structure, Metabolism & Function" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Role of Plant Lipids in Human Nutrition
Discussion Leader: Johnathan Napier (Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:25 pmPeter Gillies (Rutgers University, USA)
"Role of Lipids in Human Health and Nutrition"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:55 pmSusan Knowlton (DuPont Company, USA)
"High Oleic Oils: Bridging the Intersection of Human Health and Industry Needs"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:25 pmJoe Hibbeln (National Institutes of Health, USA)
"Role of Lipids in the Human Brain"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmRole of Lipids in Biotic and Abiotic Stress Responses
Discussion Leader: Edgar Cahoon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
9:00 am - 9:05 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:05 am - 9:30 amNicolas Cecchini (CIQUIBIC-CONICET, National University of Córdoba, Argentina)
"Oxylipins and Lipid Transfer Proteins that Function in Multiple Systemic Plant Immunity Programs"
9:30 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 9:55 amAlisa Huffaker (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Integration of Lipid Signaling in Maize Defense"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amNick Roberts (ZeaKal, Inc. / AgResearch Ltd., New Zealand)
"Drought Resistance and Oil Biosynthesis"
10:20 am - 10:25 amDiscussion
10:25 am - 10:55 amCoffee Break
10:55 am - 11:15 amMarina Gavilanes-Ruiz (National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico)
"Plasma Membrane Sphingolipids in Cold Acclimation"
11:15 am - 11:20 amDiscussion
11:20 am - 11:40 amRubén Rellan-Alvarez (Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional (CINVESTAV), Mexico)
"The Role of Phospholipid Metabolism in Maize Adaptation to Low Phosphorus and Cold Conditions"
11:40 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 11:55 amImara Perera (North Carolina State University, USA)
"Phosphorylation of AtVIP by SnRK1: A Low Energy Connection"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:20 pmEli Borrego (Texas A&M University, USA)
"Systemic Volatile and Non-Volatile Oxylipins Regulate Long-Distance Signaling in Maize"
12:20 pm - 12:25 pmDiscussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLipid Signaling and Cellular Homeostasis
Discussion Leader: Susanne Hoffmann-Benning (Michigan State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:35 pm - 7:55 pmIngo Heilmann (Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
"Cross Talk Between PIs and MAP-Kinases and Effects on Cell Plate Formation"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmTeun Munnik (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"Phosphoinositide Signaling in Plant Stress and Development"
8:20 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 8:45 pmGlenda Gillaspy (Virginia Tech, USA)
"Low Energy Signaling and Lipids"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmBojan Gujas (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Perturbing Phosphoinositide Homeostasis During Vascular Cell Differentiation: A Tale of Two Halves?"
9:00 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:25 pmEdgar Cahoon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
"Coordinate Regulation of Serine Palmitoyltransferase and Ceramide Synthases in the Maintenance of Sphingolipid Homeostasis"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmRole of Lipids in Cellular Structure and Function
Discussion Leader: Jean Greenberg (University of Chicago, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:35 amRebecca Roston (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
"Membrane Remodeling Required for Freezing Tolerance"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:00 amPeter Dormann (University of Bonn, Germany)
"Tocopherol and Phytol Metabolism in Arabidopsis"
10:00 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:25 amIvo Feussner (University of Goettingen, Germany)
"Steric Shielding Controls Positional Specificity in Lipoxygenases"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:10 amTill Ischebeck (University of Göttingen, Germany)
"A Lipid Droplet Associated Scaffold Protein"
11:10 am - 11:15 amDiscussion
11:15 am - 11:25 amJin-Zheng Wang (University of California, Riverside, USA)
"Retrograde Signalling Metabolite Dependent Alteration of Lipid Composition Bridges Membrane Composition and Unfolded Protein Response in the ER"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:40 amSebastien Mongrand (CNRS, France)
"Structural Basis for the Membrane Raft Protein Targeting and Sequestering by Protein-Lipid Interactions in Plants"
11:40 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 11:55 amMark Running (University of Louisville, USA)
"Protein Prenylation Mechanisms in Plants: Redundancy, Specificity, and Function"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:20 pmDavid Gang (Washington State University, USA)
"Mining Multi-Omics Datasets to Identify Lipid Regulators"
12:20 pm - 12:25 pmDiscussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLipids and Cellular Trafficking
Discussion Leader: Glenda Gillaspy (Virginia Tech, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:35 pm - 7:55 pmChristoph Benning (Michigan State University, USA)
"Contribution of Chloroplast Phosphatidylglycerol Metabolism to Cellular Lipid Homeostasis"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmMaryse Block (Cell and Plant Physiology Laboratory, UGA/CNRS/INRA, France)
"Membrane Lipid Biogenesis and Homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves: Role of Phospholipid Flip-Flop"
8:20 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 8:45 pmKatrin Philippar (Saarland University, Germany)
"Integration of Organellar FA/Lipid Transport into Plant Lipid Metabolism"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDeQuantarius Speed (University of Chicago, USA)
"Cellular and Molecular Biology of AZI1-Mediated Resistance"
9:00 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:25 pmLawrence Griffing (Texas A&M University, USA)
"The Sterol Trafficking Pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGenome Modification Approaches to Metabolic Engineering of Lipid Biosynthesis
Discussion Leader: John Dyer (U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, USDA-ARS, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:30 amFeng Zhang (Calyxt, USA)
"Genome Editing of Plant Fatty Acid Metabolism"
9:30 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 9:55 amNavdeep Mutti (DuPont Pioneer, USA)
"Genome Editing of Plant Lipid Metabolism for Insect Control in Soybean"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:25 amJohnathan Napier (Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom)
"Making Omega-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Transgenic Plants - A Sustainable Source of Fish Oils for Food and Feed"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:55 amCoffee Break
10:55 am - 11:05 amJean-Denis Faure (AgroParisTech / INRA, France)
"Oleic Acid Accumulating Camelina Produced by CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing"
11:05 am - 11:10 amDiscussion
11:10 am - 11:20 amYuki Fujiki (Saitama University, Japan)
"Combined Effects of 12S Globulin Mutation and Overexpression of DGAT1 on Seed Oil Content in Arabidopsis thaliana"
11:20 am - 11:25 amDiscussion
11:25 am - 11:35 amYingqi Cai (University of North Texas, USA)
"Expression of Mouse Diacylglycerol:Acyl-CoA Acyltransferase 2, DGAT2, with Combinations of Plant and Other Mammalian Factors, Promotes Triacylglycerol Production"
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 11:50 amAnastasiya Lavell (Michigan State University, USA)
"The Role of Proteolysis in Monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana"
11:50 am - 11:55 amDiscussion
11:55 am - 12:15 pmJohn Shanklin (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"Global Sugar Regulation Networks and Oil Synthesis"
12:15 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLipids, Energy and Bio-Renewables
Discussion Leader: Kent Chapman (University of North Texas, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:35 pm - 7:55 pmRobert Mullen (University of Guelph, Canada)
"The Role of the Lipid Droplet-Associated Proteins (LDAPs) and Their Interacting Proteins in the Regulation of Lipid Droplet Dynamics"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmChengchang Xu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"Interplay Between Starch and Triacylglycerol Metabolism in Energy Homeostasis, Carbon Balance and Plant Growth"
8:20 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 8:35 pmOlga Yurchenko (Agricultural Research Service, USDA, USA)
"Engineering the Production of Conjugated Fatty Acids in Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves"
8:35 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmHae Jin Kim (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
"Identification of Acyl-ACP Thioesterases from Coriander Developing Endosperm for Enhanced Petroselinic Acid Production"
8:50 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:15 pmTimothy Durrett (Kansas State University, USA)
"Altered Gene Expression During Low Seed Oil Accumulation"
9:15 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm"Omic" Platforms for Lipid Analyses
Discussion Leader: Ruth Welti (Kansas State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:05 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:05 am - 9:30 amDoug Allan (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA)
"Photosynthesis to Lipids: Using Isotopes to Assess Flux in Primary Metabolism of Plants"
9:30 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 9:55 amXuemin (Sam) Wang (University of Missouri, St. Louis / Danforth Plant Science, USA)
"Lipid-Protein Interactome in Metabolic and Growth Regulation"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:25 amEve Wurtele (Iowa State University, USA)
"New Genes, Ancient Lipid Networks"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:20 amAruna Kilaru (East Tennessee State University, USA)
"Discovery and Implications of Anandamide in Moss"
11:20 am - 11:25 amDiscussion
11:25 am - 11:35 amLouise Michaelson (Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom)
"Coming in from the Cold: Lipidomics and Transcriptomics of Temperature Adaptation"
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 11:50 amAdriana Garibay-Hernandez (Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)
"A SAM-Dependent Lipid Methylation Pathway in an Oleaginous Microalga Suggested by Comparative Lipidomics and Proteomics"
11:50 am - 11:55 amDiscussion
11:55 am - 12:05 pmPhilip Bates (The University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
"Investigations into the Control of Unusual Fatty Acid Induced Down Regulation of Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase by PII"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmLiza Alexander (Iowa State University, USA)
"Evaluating Intracellular and Extracellular Lipid Metabolic Networks at the Level of Individual Cells"
12:20 pm - 12:25 pmDiscussion
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLipid Imaging, Spectroscopy, and Functional Analyses
Discussion Leader: Xuemin (Sam) Wang (University of Missouri, St. Louis / Danforth Plant Science, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:35 pm - 7:55 pmRuth Welti (Kansas State University, USA)
"Characterizing the Function of Genes Involved in Stress-Induced Lipid Metabolism"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmBasil Nikolau (Iowa State University, USA)
"Integrated and Dynamic Multi-Spectroscopic In Situ Imaging of Plant Lipid Metabolism"
8:20 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 8:45 pmJedrzej Szymanski (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Computational Approaches to Plant Lipid Science"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmMark Sartain (Agilent Technologies, USA)
"A New Lipid Analyses Platform"
9:00 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:25 pmKent Chapman (University of North Texas, USA)
"What Can Metabolite Location Tell Us About Pathways of Lipid Metabolism in Oilseeds?"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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