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Posttranslational Modification Networks (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Protein Posttranslational Modifications in Signaling, Development and Disease


August 12-13, 2017


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China Site Information


Naganand Rayapuram & Jean Bigeard

Hong Kong Advisory Board:
Tony F. Chan, Kathryn Song Eng Cheah, Fanny M.C. Cheung, Arthur B. Ellis, Barry Halliwell, Nancy Ip, Jian Lu, Peter Mathieson, Alfonso Ngan, Paul Tam, Benjamin Wah, Henry Wong, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Kenneth Young & Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu More Information

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Posttranslational Modification Networks 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.

This seminar will cover the most recent discoveries in the field of protein PTMs and will discuss the role of diverse PTMs and the complex cross talk that exist between them in various aspects of molecular signaling, development, and disease. This platform will provide an ideal forum for young researchers to showcase their work, learn from experts in the field and their colleagues with similar experiences and forge new relationships early in their careers to build long lasting scientific collaborations. Experienced researchers will offer mentoring for PhD students and postdocs with emphasis on establishing an independent research career in the field.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 12, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Posttranslational Modification Networks" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


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 pmKeynote Session: Large-Scale Analysis of PTMs by SWATH-MS
Discussion Leader: Sophia Zebell (Duke University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:25 pmRuedi Aebersold (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Large-Scale Analysis of PTMs by SWATH-MS"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPTMs in Signaling
Discussion Leader: Anjil Kumar Srivastava (Durham University, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmAnna Kulik (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
"The Role of SnRK2.4 and SnRK2.10 Kinases in Plant Response to Long Term Salt Stress"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmOlga Sztatelman (Institute of Biophysics and Biochemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
"A Role of SNF1-Related Kinases 2 in the Regulation of Light Induced Chloroplast Movements"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmSophia Zebell (Duke University, USA)
"Phosphorylation of Retinoblastoma-Related 1 During Arabidopsis Effector-Triggered Immunity"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amMiscellaneous PTMs and Their Biological Functions
Discussion Leader: Anna Kulik (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
9:00 am - 9:20 amLin Li (McGill University, Canada)
"HDAC3 and Histone Modification in Regulating Embryonic Neurogenesis via Control of Neural Stem Cells"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amAnjil Kumar Srivastava (Durham University, United Kingdom)
"SUMOylation: Fine Tuning of Stress Responses in Plants"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amYanling Liu (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Monoclonal VLR Antibodies as Novel Reagent for Detection of Unique Protein Antigens"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amSubhalakshmi Sharma (KU Leuven, Belgium)
"PTMs in Disease"
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: Navigating Scientific Career Paths
Discussion Leader: Lin Li (McGill University, Canada)
1:30 pm - 2:20 pmAlma Burlingame (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
"Navigating Scientific Career Paths"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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