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Plant Volatiles
Gordon Research Conference

Diversity of Targets, Effects and Applications of Plant Volatiles

Dates

January 31 - February 5, 2016

Location

Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA

Organizers

Chairs:
Martin Heil & Dorothea D. Tholl

Vice Chairs:
Harro J. Bouwmeester & Florian P. Schiestl

Meeting Description

Plants produce thousands of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These small, chemically diverse molecules cause the aroma of leaves, flowers and fruits and serve multiple functions in the reproduction of plants and their protection from environmental stress: Plant VOCs attract pollinators, fruit dispersers or 'biocontrol' organisms that remove pest insects. They also repel herbivores, exert anti-microbial effects, protect plants from abiotic stress and activate resistance traits in neighboring plants via airborne plant-plant signaling.

The goal of the GRC Plant Volatiles is to enhance our understanding of the incredible diversity of VOC-mediated interactions of plants with their environment and our awareness of their underused potential in a diverse array of applications: from agronomy and food quality to renewable bioproducts and medicine.

Topics at the GRC Plant Volatiles 2016 will cover an amazing array of disciplines and range from pollination and VOC-mediated resistance in plants to pests and pathogens, bacterial VOCs that promote plant growth and resistance, to the genetic and enzymatic control of the synthesis of VOCs or their perception and effects in plants, insects and humans. Methods cover the entire range from molecular genetics and next-generation analytical tools to field ecology and evolution.

We will experience a highly interdisciplinary meeting and expect a particularly productive atmosphere for lively interdisciplinary discussions, creating new ideas and the establishment of new collaborations.

Related Meeting

This GRC was held in conjunction with the "Plant Volatiles" 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 pmThe Multiple Effects of Plant VOCs on Other Organisms
Discussion Leaders: Dorothea Tholl (Virginia Tech, USA) and Martin Heil (Cinvestav - Unidad Irapuato, Mexico)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmOpening Remarks
7:45 pm - 8:10 pmJuerg Gertsch (University of Bern, Switzerland)
"β-Caryophyllene from Plant to Clinic: Pharmacological Applications and Evolutionary Considerations on a Role as a Cross-Kingdom Signal"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:45 pmLinda Walling (University of California, Riverside, USA)
"The Role of Tomato's Leucine Aminopeptidases in Herbivore-Induced Volatile Emissions"
8:45 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:20 pmConsuelo De Moraes (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"VOC-Mediated Interactions of Plants with Organisms from All Kingdoms"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmThe Value and Use of VOCs in Agronomy
Discussion Leader: Marcel Dicke (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
9:00 am - 9:25 amTed Turlings (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
"Plant VOCs in Agronomy: Chances and Pitfalls"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:55 amJocelyn Millar (University of California, Riverside, USA)
"Host Plant Volatiles and Pheromones: Similarities and Contrasts"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:25 amFelix Waeckers (Biobest, Belgium)
"VOCs and Food Rewards in Biocontrol"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:25 amAllard Cosse (Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, USA)
"Plant Volatiles in the Biocontrol of Insects"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:55 amStephen Wratten (Lincoln University, New Zealand)
"Enhancing Conservation Biological Control of Pests: 'Attract and Reward' to Manage Plant VOC Efficacy"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: John Beck (Agricultural Research Service, USDA, USA)
"Volatiles from an Insect-Fungus Mutualism as Important Components of Attractant Blends for Insect Pests"
12:10 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:15 pm - 12:25 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Jordano Salamanca (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil)
"Combining Multiple Strategies to Manipulate Natural Enemy Behavior and Enhance Their Services in Agro-Ecosystems"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizer: Linda Walling (University of California, Riverside, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmEssential Oils and Other VOCs in Biocontrol and the Industry
Discussion Leader: Mark Lange (Washington State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmToby Bruce (Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom)
"Plant Volatiles in Biocontrol: The Insect Nervous System Fights Back"
7:55 pm - 8:05 pmDiscussion
8:05 pm - 8:20 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Eric Schmelz (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Where Do Pathogen-Induced Maize Sesquiterpene Volatiles Go? The Answer Is Rarely Blowing in the Wind"
8:20 pm - 8:25 pmDiscussion
8:25 pm - 8:50 pmElena Stashenko (Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia)
"Strategies for Volatile Compounds Extraction from Plants and Their Biological Activity"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:15 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Joy Odimegwu (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
"Cytotoxic Potentials of Africa Never Die Plant: Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Leaf Oils"
9:15 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPlant VOC Metabolism, Biosynthetic Diversity and Mechanisms of Release
Discussion Leader: Jonathan Gershenzon (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:25 amGregg Howe (Michigan State University, USA)
"Metabolic Crosstalk and the Control of Volatile Emission from Trichomes"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:55 amNatalia Dudareva (Purdue University, USA)
"Rethinking How Volatiles Are Released from Plant Cells"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:25 amMark Lange (Washington State University, USA)
"Mint Oil Biosynthesis: Regulation of Regiochemistry, Stereochemistry and Redox Reactions"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:25 amPaul O'Maille (John Innes Centre / Institute of Food Research (IFR), United Kingdom)
"Decoding Nature's Complexity: Diversification of Sesquiterpenes in the Asteraceae"
11:25 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 11:55 amSylvie Baudino (Jean Monnet University, France)
"A Novel Pathway Towards Monoterpene Scent Compounds in Roses"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Iris Kappers (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
"Characterisation of the Cucumber Terpene Synthase Family"
12:10 pm - 12:15 pmDiscussion
12:15 pm - 12:25 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Alisa Huffaker (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Identifying Novel Regulators of Maize Herbivore-Associated Volatile Terpene Biosynthesis Through Phosphoproteomic Profiling"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmPlant VOCs as Flavor and Biorenewable Products
Discussion Leader: Harro Bouwmeester (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmHarry Klee (University of Florida, USA)
"Evolution and Selection of Flavor Volatile Synthesis in Tomato Fruits"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:25 pmJoerg Bohlmann (University of British Columbia, Canada)
"Functional Genomics of Sandalwood (Santalum album) Heartwood Fragrance Formation"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmHarro Bouwmeester (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
"Metabolic Engineering of Terenoids as Renewable Feedstocks"
8:40 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:10 pmEfraim Lewinsohn (Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Israel)
"Probing Plant Concealed (Silent) Metabolism for the Improvement of Flavor and Aroma of Agricultural Products"
9:10 pm - 9:15 pmDiscussion
9:15 pm - 9:25 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Thomas Colquhoun (University of Florida, USA)
"Volatile Enhanced Taste: From Phenomenon to In Vitro and In Vivo Demonstration"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmVOCs in Plant-Microbe Interactions
Discussion Leader: Birgit Piechulla (University of Rostock, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:25 amLuis Herrera-Estrella (Cinvestav - Langebio, Mexico)
"Plant-Growth Promotion by Bacterial VOCs"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:45 amSelected from Poster Abstracts: Ainhoa Martinez-Medina (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany)
"Volatiles from Beneficial Trichoderma Fungi Trigger the Iron Deficiency Response in Arabidopsis and Tomato Roots and Systemically Prime Leaves for Enhanced Jasmonic Acid-Dependent Defense"
9:45 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:00 amSelected from Poster Abstracts: Federico Brilli (National Research Council (CNR), Italy)
"The Symbiosis with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungus Funneliformis mosseae 'Primes' Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Plant Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV) Infection"
10:00 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:30 amElizabeth Quintana-Rodriguez (Cinvestav - Unidad Irapuato, Mexico)
"VOCs Function as Resistance Agents and Resistance Inducers in the Bean-Anthracnosis Interaction"
10:30 am - 10:35 amDiscussion
10:35 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:35 amMaaria Rosenkranz (Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany)
"Belowground Messaging - Terpenes in Plant-Fungus Interactions"
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:05 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Rachel Vannette (University of California, Davis, USA)
"The Role of Microbial VOCs in Shaping Pollinator Preference"
12:05 pm - 12:10 pmDiscussion
12:10 pm - 12:25 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Amy Austin (University of Buenos Aires / IFEVA-CONICET, Argentina)
"Plant Litter Volatiles and Home-Field Advantage - Perfume for Decomposer Organisms?"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmPlant VOCs in a Changing Environment
Discussion Leader: Joerg-Peter Schnitzler (Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmFrancesco Loreto (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy)
"Plant Volatiles and Abiotic Stresses: From Priming to Hypersensitive Responses"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:25 pmJosep Penuelas (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
"Plant Volatiles in the Interaction of Plants with Other Organisms and the Atmosphere"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:55 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Alex Guenther (University of California, Irvine, USA)
"Earth System Modeling of Plant VOCs in a Changing World"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Riikka Rinnan (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
"Drastically Increased Emissions of BVOCs from Arctic Vegetation Communities Under Climate Change"
9:10 pm - 9:15 pmDiscussion
9:15 pm - 9:25 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Carlos Ballare (IFEVA-CONICET, Argentina)
"Phytochrome B Inactivation Reduces Anti-Herbivore Defenses in Tomato, but Enhances Attraction to Insect Predators Mediated by Volatile Compounds in Jasmonate-Induced Plants"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPerception of Plant VOCs in Animals and Plants
Discussion Leader: Rick Karban (University of California, Davis, USA)
9:00 am - 9:25 amRobert Schuurink (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
"Signal Transduction by Green Leaf Volatiles"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:40 amSelected from Poster Abstracts: Sandra Lackner (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany)
"Can Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Prime Defenses in Black Poplar?"
9:40 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:10 amAnandasankar Ray (University of California, Riverside, USA)
"Computational Chemical Ecology and Insect Behavior Modifiers"
10:10 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 10:45 amCoffee Break
10:45 am - 11:10 amKenji Matsui (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
"Metabolisation of VOCs as a Perception Mechanism"
11:10 am - 11:15 amDiscussion
11:15 am - 11:40 amJohannes Stratmann (University of South Carolina, USA)
"Methanol as a Danger Signal"
11:40 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 11:55 amSelected from Poster Abstracts: Hugo Alfredo Medina Medrano (Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav), Mexico)
"Good Senders Are Bad Receivers in Airborne Plant-Plant Signaling"
11:55 am - 12:00 pmDiscussion
12:00 pm - 12:25 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Anjel Helms (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"Plants with a Keen Sense of Smell: Goldenrod Plants Perceive a Variety of Volatile Cues"
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
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 pmVOCs in the Triangle Between Plants, Herbivores and Pollinators
Discussion Leader: Florian Schiestl (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Robert Junker (University of Salzburg, Austria)
"Phenotypic Integration and Modularity in Chemical Communication Displays: Biochemical Constraint or Meaningful Pattern in Communication?"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Flore Mas (The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, New Zealand)
"The Scent of Pollination"
8:10 pm - 8:15 pmDiscussion
8:15 pm - 8:40 pmAndre Kessler (Cornell University, USA)
"Plant Mating and Macroevolution"
8:40 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 8:55 pmSelected from Poster Abstracts: Cesar Rodriguez-Saona (Rutgers University, USA)
"Floral Scent Mimicry and the Transmission of a Pollinator-Vectored Plant Pathogen"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:25 pmRobert Raguso (Cornell University, USA)
"Cues and Signals in Plant-Pollinator Communication"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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