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Plant Molecular Biology (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Revealing New Insights into Plant Biology Through Novel Techniques and Analyses


June 11-12, 2016


Holderness School
Holderness, NH


Garo Akmakjian & Joseph Swift

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Plant Molecular Biology 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 2016 GRS will focus on innovative approaches that reveal new insights into plant biology. Post docs and graduate students are invited to discuss their developments in designing the latest computational and experimental techniques.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Plant Molecular Biology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmIntegrative Approaches to Metabolic Systems
Discussion Leader: Garo Akmakjian (Dartmouth College, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmGaurav Moghe (Michigan State University, USA)
"Comparative Biochemical Genomics of Solanaceae Acylsugars Illustrates the Mechanisms of Evolutionary Diversification in Plant Specialized Metabolism"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPlant Biochemistry and Proteomics
Discussion Leader: Tie Liu (Carnegie Institution for Science / Stanford University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmChristoffer Abrahamsson (Harvard University, USA)
"Magnetic Levitation for the Study of Seeds Through Highly Sensitive Density Measurements"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmMonika Kosmacz (Max Plank Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany)
"Identification of Putative cAMP Receptors in Plants Using a Combination of Classical and Novel Approaches"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmLaziana Ahmad (University of York, United Kingdom)
"Binding Characterization of Plant Glutathione Transferases (GSTs)"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmLina Castano-Duque (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"Plant Bio-Wars: Protein Networks Reveal Tissue-Specific Defense Strategies in Maize"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMolecular Genetics and Genomics
Discussion Leader: Lina Castano-Duque (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amPolly Hsu (Duke University, USA)
"Hidden ORFs in Arabidopsis Genome Revealed by High-Resolution Ribosome Profiling"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amTimothy Jobe (Cornell University, USA)
"Genomic, Transcriptomic, and Molecular Approaches Provide Insight into Natural Variation and Physiological Mechanisms of Rice Aluminum Tolerance"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amZefu Lu (University of Georgia, USA)
"Combinatorial Application of FANS with ATAC-Seq to Identify Open Chromatin in Plant Genomes"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amCarine Marshall (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"The Arabidopsis Warp2 Mutant Impairs Circadian Clock Responses to Temperature and Temperature-Dependent Alternative Splicing"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Translating Discovery to Trait Improvement
Discussion Leader: Joseph Swift (New York University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmThomas Brutnell (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA)
"Setaria viridis: From Gene Discovery to Crop Improvement"
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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