8th International Conference for Plant Mitochondrial Biology

The Conference aims to allow the exchange of ideas and results between researchers from all over the world that study plant mitochondrial biology using different approaches. The field is particularly exciting considering recent advances in the manipulation of the mitochondrial genome and the identification of mitochondrial components involved in cell signaling transduction pathways.
Specific topics will include:
Evolution of the plant mitochondrial genome.
Expression of the plant mitochondrial genome, with emphasis in post-transcriptional expression mechanisms (splicing, RNA editing).
Mitochondrial biogenesis; import mechanisms of proteins and nucleic acids.
Assembly of mitochondrial respiratory complexes.
Interaction and signaling between the nucleus and mitochondria, anterograde and retrograde signaling.
Mitochondrial energetic metabolism in photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic cells.
The role of mitochondrial respiration in photosynthetic and photorespiratory metabolism.
Unique metabolic properties of plant mitochondria.
Mitochondria and plant stress responses.
The role of mitochondrial function in plant development and reproduction.
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Preliminary Program:

Sunday May 12
Registration
Session I: Evolution of the plant mitochondrial genome.
Opening Cocktail

Monday May 13
Session II: Expression mechanisms of the plant mitochondrial genome
Session III: Nucleus-mitochondrial cross-talk
Session IV: Mitochondrial respiration and energetics.
Posters I
Session V: Mitochondria and photosynthetic metabolism

Tuesday May 14
Session VI: Mitochondria and plant development
Session VII: Role of mitochondria in stress responses.
Session VIII: CMS and nuclear fertility restoration
Posters II

Wednesday May 15
Session IX: Mitochondrial genome structure and dynamics
Session X: RNA processing and editing
Session XI: Mitochondrial biogenesis.
Closing conference.
Closing Dinner

Thursday May 16
Breakfast.
Check-out.

Speakers:
-Araya, Alejandro
Lab Réplication et Expression des Gènes Eucaryotes et Rétroviraux, CNRS and Université Victor Segalen-Bordeaux, France.
-Bauwe, Hermann
University of Rostock, Department of Plant Physiology, Rostock, Germany.
-Bentolilla, Stephane
Cornell University, USA.
-Binder, Stefan
Universität Ulm, Molekulare Botanik, Ulm, Germany.
-Börner, Thomas
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute of Biology – Department of Genetics, Berlin, Germany.
-Braun, Hans Peter
Institut für Pflanzengenetik, Hannover, Germany.
-Brennicke, Axel
Universität Ulm, Molekulare Botanik, Ulm, Germany.
-Burger, Gertraud
Université de Montreal, Canada.
-Gehl, Bernadette
University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
-Giegé, Philippe
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université de Strasbourg, France.
-Glaser, Elzbieta
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Arrhenius Laboratories for Natural Science, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
-Gonzalez-Halphen, Diego
Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, México D.F.
-Gualberto, Jose
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, France.
-Hu, Jianping
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, Plant Biology Laboratories, USA.
-Jordana, Xavier
Departamento de Genética Molecular y Microbiología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
-Logan, David
Université d’Angers, France.
-Macherel, David
Université d’Angers, France.
-Mackenzie, Sally
Center for Plant Science Innovation, USA.
-Maréchal-Drouard, Laurence
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg Cedex, France.
-Maurino, Verónica
Institute for Developmental and Mol Biol of Plants, Heinrich-Heine- University, Düsseldorf, Germany.
-Meyer, Etienne
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany.
-Millar, Harvey
Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence, The University of Western Australia, Australia.
-Moller, Ian Max
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics – Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Slagelse, Denmark.
-Nunes-Nesi, Adriano
Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa – Minas Gerais, Brazil.
-Pagnussat, Gabriela
Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas CONICET-UNMdP, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
-Raghavendra, Agepati
University of Hyderabad, India.
-Randall, Douglas D.
University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
-Rasmusson, Allan
Lund University, Sweden.
-Ribas-Carbo, Miquel
Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain.
-Small, Ian
Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence, The University of Western Australia, Australia.
-Takenaka, Mizuki
Universität Ulm, Molekulare Botanik, Ulm, Germany.
-Whelan, James
Plant Energy Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence, The University of Western Australia, Australia.

12 May - 16 May 2013
Santa Fe
Argentina
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