The Gordon Research Seminar on Carotenoids is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to explore the broad
spectrum of the carotenoid field, from basic to applied research. Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to: carotenoid biosynthesis and
regulation; carotenoids in photosynthesis and plastids, breeding and metabolic
engineering for human health; apocarotenoid biogenesis and functions;
pro-vitamin A biology, carotenoids and disease prevention and aging; and
carotenoids in vision and retinal health.
We are delighted to
announce the participation of two eminent leaders in the carotenoid field with
a particular focus on human health and nutrition. Dean DellaPenna (University
Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University) will deliver the keynote address
and Manfred Eggersdorfer (Senior Vice President Nutrition Science, DSM
Nutritional Products and Professor for Healthy Ageing, University of Groningen)
will be our career development speaker.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Carotenoids" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: A Career in Academia|
|Discussion Leader: Salim Al-Babili (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Dean Dellapenna (Michigan State University, USA)|
"A Retrospective on My 25 Years as a Carotenoid Interloper"
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Key Proteins Involved in Carotenoid Metabolism|
|Discussion Leader: Philip Kiser (Case Western Reserve University, USA)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Matthew Toomey (Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA)|
"Selective Carotenoid Metabolism Enhances Avian Color Vision"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Paula Calvo (University of Queensland, Australia)|
"High Temperature During Kernel Development Significantly Increases Carotenoid Concentration of Zeaxanthin-Biofortified and Yellow Sweet-Corn"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm||Andrea Gille (Max Rubner-Institut, Germany)|
"Optimization of Bioaccessibility of Carotenoids from Microalgae"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm||Charles Ampomah-Dwamena (Plant and Food Research, New Zealand)|
"Analysis of Transcription Factors Controlling Carotenoid Accumulation in Apple"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Physiological Functions of Carotenoids in Living Organisms|
|Discussion Leaders: Johannes Von Lintig (Case Western Reserve University, USA) and Ralf Welsch (University of Freiburg, Germany)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Alexandra Dickinson (Duke University, USA)|
"Identifying Apocarotenoid Regulators of Lateral Root Formation"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Robert West (University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic)|
"Comparison of Transient Absorption Response in Human Retina and Monarch Larva Lutein-Binding Homologs"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Daniel Alvarez (University of Freiburg, Germany)|
"Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Morgan Cichon (Ohio State University, USA)|
"New Insight into the Presence and Formation of β-Apo-13-Carotenone in Foods and Biological Samples"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: A Career in Industry|
|Discussion Leader: Giovanni Giuliano (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy)|
|1:30 pm - 2:10 pm||Manfred Eggersdorfer (DSM, Switzerland)|
"Caroteniod R+D, Quo Vadis – My Personal Experience"
|2:10 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|