Intercellular communication in plant development and disease

Plants are sessile organisms that need to respond to changing environments during development. As a result they have evolved unique signalling mechanisms through plasmodesmata that allow rapid communication between different parts of the plant. Communication through plasmodesmata involves the trafficking of informational macromolecules such as transcription factors, gene transcripts, and small RNAs. Moreover, viral pathogens exploit these cell wall channels for intercellular and systemic spread, which often results in serious crop diseases. The EMBO workshop will bring together scientists working on plasmodesmata structure and regulation, plant development, defense signaling, gene silencing, and virus movement. close
The aim of this EMBO Workshop is to support the development of new scientific concepts and experimental approaches for exploring the mechanisms, control and role of intercellular communication in developmental plant biology and crop diseases. Participants and speakers are expected to stay for the whole duration of the meeting. Young researchers and students will have excellent opportunities to participate in this meeting through presenting posters, short presentations, and through discussions during breaks and social activities.
The EMBO Workshop will be organized into the following sessions:
Structure and Regulation of Plasmodesmata
Plasmodesmata and Plant Development
Intercellular Transport of Messenger RNAs and Short RNAs
Plasmodesmata and Viral Disease
Direct Intercellular Communication Pathways in other Systems
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SPEAKERS

Emmanuelle Bayer
CNRS
France
Patrice Dunoyer
CNRS
France
David Ehrhardt
Carnegie Institution
USA
Bernard L. Epel
Tel Aviv University
Israel
Christine Faulkner
Oxford Brookes University
UK
Kimberly Gallagher
University of Pennsylvania
USA
Manfred Heinlein
CNRS
France
Yrjö Helariutta
University of Helsinki
Finland
David J. Hannapel
Iowa State University
USA
David Jackson
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
USA
Jae-Yean Kim
Gyeongsang National University
South Korea
Friedrich Kragler
MPI Golm
Germany
Thomas Laux
University of Freiburg
Germany
Jung-Youn Lee
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
USA
Bill Lucas
UC Davis
USA
Richard Nelson
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
USA
Karl Oparka
University of Edinburgh
UK
Robyn Overall
University of Sydney
Australia

Christophe Ritzenthaler
CNRS
France
Quentin Sattentau
University of Oxford
UK
Alexander Schulz
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Rüdiger Simon
University of Düsseldorf
Germany
Jens Tilsner
University of St. Andrews
UK
Marja Timmermans
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
USA
Olivier Voinnet
ETH Zürich
Switzerland
Patricia Zambryski
UC Berkeley
USA
Veronique Ziegler-Graff
CNRS
France

24 Sep - 29 Sep 2014
Bischoffsheim
France
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