MAS-ASPB Fall 2017 Meeting and Crab Feast

8:30-9:30 Check In and Breakfast

9:30-9:40 Welcome Message by Mark Holland

9:40-9:55 Natalie Henkhaus, American Society of Plant Biologists, The Plant Science Research Network

9:55-10:15 Yantao Li, University of Maryland Baltimore County, A prokaryotic Pathway for Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis in Algae

 10:15-10:30  Erwan Michard, Alexander A. Simon, Jose A. Fiejo University of Maryland College Park, Plant glutamate receptor-like channels form ion channels with highly versatile ion selectivity and ligand-gating

10:30-10:45 Sandra Correia1,2*, Sanches M2, Testillano PS3, Veríssimo PV1,4, Feijó JA4 and Canhoto JM1,2  1Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal 2Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra, Portugal 3CIB-CSIC, Madrid, Spain 4Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal 4Dept of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland College Park.  Tamarillo- an alternative model system for somatic embryogenesis analysis

10:45-11:05 Jun Xiao, University of Pennsylvania, Cis and trans determinants of epigenetic silencing by Polycomb repressive complex 2 in Arabidopsis

11:05-11:25 Coffee Break and Posters

Session Chair: Matthew Fabian

11:25-11:45 Caren Chang, University of Maryland College Park, Is ACC, the ethylene precursor molecule, a plant hormone?

11:45-12:00  Xu Tang1, Levi G. Lowder2, Tao Zhang3, Daniel F. Voytas4, Yong Zhang1, Yiping Qi5,*   1 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China; 2East Carolina University, 3Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China; 4University of Minnesota; 5University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA;

A CRISPR-Cpf1 system for efficient genome editing and transcriptional repression in plants.

12:00-12:30 Ilya Raskin, Distinguished Professor – Rutgers University, President – Global Institute for BioExploration (GIBEX),   Phytochemicals, Food, and Health

12:30-1:45 Lunch and Posters

1:45-2:00 MAS-ASPB Business Meeting

Session Chair: Steve Miller

2:00-2:20 Wendy Peer, University of Maryland College Park, IAA oxidation is important for floral development

2:20-2:40 Pam Green, Crawford H. Greenewalt Chair – Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Impacts of exoribonuclease XRN4 on environmental responses revealed by its mRNA decay targets

2:40-3:00 Erin Sparks, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Bracing for Impact: The Role of Aerial Roots in Maize Stability

3:00-3:20 Break and Posters

Session Chair: Hua Lu

3:20-3:35 Sanjaya, West Virginia State University, Meeting the Demands of Food and Fuels using Green Chemistry

3:35-3:55 Zhen Qing Fu, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina,  Activation and suppression of plant immunity

3:55-4:25 Joseph Keiber, Kenan Distinguished Professor – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, One hormone, many roles; Cytokinin signaling in plants

4:25-4:55 Sally Mackenzie, Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics, Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, Exploiting epigenetic memory in plants: The novel features of MSH1

4:55- Awards

6:00- Crab Feast (for those who made a reservation);  Ships Cafe, 828 Frederick Rd, in Catonsville.