Plant Immunity: Pathways and Translation

Plants are repeatedly attacked by a variety of pathogens and pests, and have evolved a multitude of mechanisms to fight off their parasites. The field of plant immunity has significantly matured in recent years. All major classes of molecular players both from plants (surface and intracellular immune receptors) and microbes (microbial pattern molecules and effectors) have been revealed. This conference will highlight the latest developments in understanding plant immune pathways, how these pathways are perturbed by pathogens, and how plants and their parasites coevolve. The selected speakers will address the following questions: How do plant immune receptors sense pathogen molecules and effectors? What molecular mechanisms mediate immunity both at the surface and inside the plant cell? How do microbial effectors alter plant immunity? How do pathogens affect plant evolution in natural ecosystems? In addition, the conference will address how basic knowledge on plant immunity can be translated into applications of relevance to agriculture. Therefore, the conference will be unique in bringing together cutting-edge basic scientists with more applied colleagues. Such high-level dialogue should foster the emergence of novel ideas for combating plant diseases. Our goal is also to raise the profile of translational plant pathology research in an era of looming food crisis. Finally, we propose to organize two workshops on the topics of “systems approaches to plant immunity” and “emerging pathogens and pests” that will complement the plenary sessions.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 7

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Lower Atrium

MONDAY, APRIL 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Paul M. Schulze-Lefert, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Structure and Functions of the Plant Bacterial Microbiome

09:00—11:15
Surface Receptor-Mediated Immunity – Recognition
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Georg Felix, University of Tübingen, Germany
Recognition of PAMPs and Other Danger Signals by Surface Receptors

Pamela C. Ronald, University of California, Davis, USA
Recognition of Ax21 by Rice Receptor Xa21

Naoto Shibuya, Meiji University, Japan
Chitin Perception in Rice and Arabidopsis

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:40—10:00
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Gallatin
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Gallatin

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Systems Approaches to Plant Immunity

Jefferson/Madison
* Fumiaki Katagiri, University of Minnesota, USA

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Surface Receptor-Mediated Immunity – Signaling
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Cyril Zipfel, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
PAMP-Triggered Immunity Signaling

Birgit Kemmerling, University of Tübingen, Germany
PAMP-Triggered Immunity Signaling

Hirofumi Yoshioka, Nagoya University, Japan
Roles of MAPK and CDPK in PAMP-Triggered Immunity

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Gallatin
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Gallatin

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—11:00
Intracellular Immunity – Recognition
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Peter N. Dodds, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia
Recognition of Rust Effectors by NBS-LRR Proteins

Gitta L. Coaker, University of California, Davis, USA
Activation of Effector Triggered Immunity

Jeffery L. Dangl, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
The Plant Immune System: Response to Infection and Maintenance of Homeostasis

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Gallatin
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Gallatin

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Intracellular Immunity – Signaling
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Peter Moffett, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
NB-LRR-Mediated Anti-Viral Responses

Xin Li, University of British Columbia, Canada
NBS-LRR Signaling

Jonathan D.G. Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Disease Resistance Mediated by NB-LRR Pairs

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Gallatin
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Gallatin

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—11:00
Suppression of Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Jianmin Zhou, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China
Suppression of PAMP-Triggered Immunity by Bacterial Effectors

Bart P.J. Thomma, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Suppression of Chitin Response

Sophien Kamoun, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Suppression of Immunity by Oomycete Effectors

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium
11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Gallatin
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Gallatin

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Emerging Pathogens and Pests

Jefferson/Madison
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Evolutionary Plant-Microbe Interactions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Detlef Weigel, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany
The Plant Immune System at the Nexus of Trade-offs Affecting Fitness and Gene Flow

Wenbo Ma, University of California, Riverside, USA
Effectors of Plant Pathogens

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Gallatin
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Gallatin

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Gallatin
08:00—11:00
Translating Plant Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Brian J. Staskawicz, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Resistance to Xanthomonads

Eric R. Ward, Two Blades Foundation, USA
Resistance to Rusts

Ken Shirasu, RIKEN, Japan
Striga-Host Interactions

Vivianne Vleeshouwers, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Exploiting Effectors in Resistance Breeding

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

09:00—09:20
Coffee Break

Lower Atrium

On Own for Lunch and Recreation

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Lower Atrium
17:00—19:00
Emerging Topics in Plant Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 03/07/2013

Jefferson/Madison
Thomas J. Wolpert, Oregon State University, USA
Victoria Blight: When Defense Becomes Defenseless

Renier A.L. Van der Hoorn, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Apoplastic Enzymes and Defense

Silke Robatzek, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK
Cell Biology of Plant Immune Response

19:00—20:00
Social Hour w/ Lite Bites

Gallatin
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Gallatin

FRIDAY, APRIL 12


Departure


*Session Chair †Speaker invited, not yet responded.

7 Apr - 12 Apr 2013
Big Sky
United States of America
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