The Gordon Research Seminar on Plant Volatiles 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.
Plant Volatiles Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will bring
together young international scientists from a diverse array of scientific disciplines
such as plant biology, entomology, microbiology, pharmacology, agronomy, food
science, biochemistry, genetics, and ecology. The attendees, representing a new
generation of biologists, will have the unique opportunity to participate in
highly interdisciplinary, interactive and constructive discussions of current research
and emerging areas in the field of plant volatiles with their direct peers. Through
poster and oral presentations, the 2016 GRS will feature new, unpublished
progress on the following topics of plant volatile research:
role of volatiles in interactions of plants with their biotic environment
interplay of abiotic factors and plant volatile formation and function
volatile biosynthesis, engineering and applications in agriculture and
of volatiles by plants, animals and humans, and resulting responses
Nicole van Dam, a key scientific leader and experienced educator (Centre for
Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv, Germany), and Dr. Philipp Zerbe, representing
early career faculty (UC Davis, USA), will provide keynote addresses and serve
as mentors. Dr. Susanne Brink (Editor, Trends in Plant Science) will serve as
additional mentor and share her experience in alternative science careers and
science communication. The
program of the Plant Volatiles GRS will provide ample time to discuss science
and career choices with peers and members of the mentoring team.
open minded, scientifically stimulating and collegial atmosphere of the meeting
is designed to develop collaborations among and promote professional growth of
a new generation of biologists. The GRS immediately precedes the Plant Volatiles
Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and is designed by and for young scientists
that are expected to actively participate by either oral or poster
presentations. We enthusiastically encourage participation of young scientists,
including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, with diverse backgrounds
and research experiences from around the world. Travel and registration support for both U.S. and international participants are anticipated.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Plant Volatiles" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Plant Volatile Biosynthesis and Engineering|
|Discussion Leader: Michael Gutensohn (West Virginia University, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:20 pm||Philipp Zerbe (University of California, Davis, USA)|
"Discovery and Engineering of Terpene Metabolic Diversity: A Research and Career Perspective"
|4:20 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Plant Volatile Biosynthesis and Engineering (continued)|
|Discussion Leaders: Funmilayo Adebesin (Purdue University, USA) and Srikanta Dani Kaidala Ganesha (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India)|
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm||Judith Booth (University of British Columbia, Canada)|
"Terpene Biosynthesis in Cannabis
|7:45 pm - 7:50 pm||Discussion|
|7:50 pm - 8:05 pm||Yichun Qian (Purdue University, USA)|
"Involvement of Cytosolic Chorismate Mutase in the Formation of
Phenylalanine-Derived Volatile Compounds in Plants"
|8:05 pm - 8:10 pm||Discussion|
|8:10 pm - 8:25 pm||Jan Gunther (Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany)|
"Multiple Pathways for the Formation of Aromatic Volatiles in Populus trichocarpa"
|8:25 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|The Interplay of Abiotic Factors and Plant Volatile Formation and Function|
|8:30 pm - 8:45 pm||Stefano Catola (Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Italy)|
"Stress-Induced Signaling: Intraspecific Plants Communication Mediated by
|8:45 pm - 8:50 pm||Discussion|
|8:50 pm - 9:05 pm||Adedayo Mofikoya (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)|
"Adherence of Semi Volatiles on Neighbouring
Plant Surfaces. A Mechanism for Associational Resistance?"
|9:05 pm - 9:10 pm||Discussion|
|9:10 pm - 9:25 pm||Eric Scott (Tufts University, USA)|
"Sampling Plant Volatiles in the Field: A New Alternative to Dynamic
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Mentorship Component: Following the Scent of Science|
|Discussion Leaders: Sybille Unsicker (Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany) and Rose Kigathi (Pwani University, Kenya)|
|9:00 am - 9:45 am||Nicole Van Dam (Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany)|
"Following the Scent of Science: A Short Account
of My Career in Chemical Ecology"
|9:45 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|The Role of Volatiles in Interactions of Plants with Their Biotic Environment|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||Gerard Farre (Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry, Spain)|
"Ozone Degrades Floral Scent and Reduces Pollinator Attraction to Flowers"
|10:15 am - 10:20 am||Discussion|
|10:20 am - 10:35 am||Franziska Eberl (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany)|
"How Do Multiple Attacks Influence the Volatile Emission of Populus nigra and the Feeding of a
|10:35 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Jordano Salamanca (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil)|
"Combining Multiple Strategies to Manipulate Natural Enemy Behavior and
Enhance Their Services in Agro-Ecosystems"
|10:55 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||Perception of Volatiles by Plants and Animals|
|Discussion Leader: Sandra Lackner (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany)|
|1:30 pm - 1:45 pm||Lucie Conchou (Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)|
"Host Plant Odors and Oviposition Site Selection by a Generalist
|1:45 pm - 1:50 pm||Discussion|
|1:50 pm - 2:05 pm||Anjel Helms (Pennsylvania State University, USA)|
"Exposure to a Putative Insect Pheromone Enhances the Anti-Herbivore
Defenses of Its Host Plant"
|2:05 pm - 2:10 pm||Discussion|
|2:10 pm - 2:25 pm||Maarten Ameye (Ghent University, Belgium)|
"Green Leaf Volatiles Protect Monocot Crops Against Several Pathogens"
|2:25 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|