4th PLANT PROTEASE AND PCD SYMPOSIUM

A VIB Science Event
11-13 September 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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4th PLANT PROTEASE AND PCD SYMPOSIUM
A VIB Science Event

After three successful conferences on Plant Proteases and Programmed Cell Death organized in Hemavan, Sweden (2011); Barcelona, Spain (2013); and Oxford, UK (2016), it is our pleasure to host the fourth meeting in the beautiful medieval town of Ghent, Belgium.

The roles of proteases in cell death, immunity, and developmental processes in plants have received increasing attention over the past years. On the one hand, proteases exert a key regulatory level of posttranslational modification on their substrates. On the other hand, proteolytic cascades are involved in household functions, as well as responsible for point-of-no-return decisions during developmentally or environmentally controlled programmed cell death. Despite their importance, however, we still know little about the functions and mode-of-actions of individual plant proteases. Over the past years, several research groups have tackled the functional characterization of plant proteases from different angles. Some laboratories are advancing technology development, others focus on biological processes that depend on protease activities, while again others elucidate the biochemistry of specific protease families.

The aim of our meeting is to bring researchers of these different research directions together to discuss the latest developments and concepts in the field of plant proteases and programmed cell death. 

 

 

Confirmed speakers

Ulrich Auf dem Keller

Technical University of Denmark, DK

Catherine De Vitry

CNRS / Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, FR

Hans Brandstetter

Salzburg University, AT

Gwyneth Ingram

ENS Lyon, FR

Renier van der Hoorn

Oxford University, UK

Celine Masclaux-Daubresse

INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, FR

Lynn Megeney

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, CA

Salma Balazadeh

MPI Golm, DE

Michael Ehrmann

University Duisburg-Essen, DE

Peter Vandenabeele

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, BE

Michael Holdsworth

Nottingham University, UK

Michael Wrzaczek

University of Helsinki, FI

Isaura Simões

University of Coimbra, PT

Suayib Üstün

ZMBP Universität Tübingen, DE
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4th PLANT PROTEASE AND PCD SYMPOSIUM
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Day 1 - 11 September 2018

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018
15:00 - 20:00
Registration
18:00 - 18:05
Welcome

Moritz K. Nowack

18:05 - 19:00
Keynote speaker
Many ways to die in mammalian cells – therapeutic perspectives and perspectives for plant cell death research
Peter Vandenabeele
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, Ghent, BE
Keynote speaker
19:00 - 21:00
Reception

Organizing Committee:

Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Frank Van Breusegem, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Simon Stael, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Klaas van Wijk, Cornell University, US
Nuria S. Coll, CRAG, Barcelona, ES
Bruno Cammue, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, KU Leuven, BE
Christiane Funk, Umeå University, SE
Andreas Schaller, Hohenheim University, DE

Day 2 - 12 September 2018

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018
09:00 - 12:00
Registration
09:00 - 12:00
Plenary session 1

Chairs: Simon Stael and Kris Gevaert 

09:00 - 09:30
Next-generation positional proteomics
Ulrich Auf dem Keller
Technical University of Denmark, DK
Academic speaker
09:30 - 10:00
The role and regulation of chloroplast metalloprotease FtsH6 in resetting memory of heat stress
Salma Balazadeh
MPI Golm, DE
Academic speaker
10:00 - 10:20
PTM Viewer: From site-seeing to protein function
Patrick Willems
VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
10:20 - 10:50
Coffee break
10:50 - 11:20
FtsH, a major housekeeping and regulatory protease of the thylakoid membrane
Catherine De Vitry
CNRS / Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, FR
Academic speaker
11:20 - 11:40
Vacuolar processing enzyme induces dual response of programmed cell death and autophagy survival following carbon starvation
Dani Eshel
ARO, The Volcani Center, IL
11:40 - 12:00
Life and death of proteins after protease cleavage – reprogramming via proteolysis as molecular switch
Nico Dissmeyer
Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle, DE
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 17:20
Plenary session 2

Chairs: Frank Van Breusegem and Núria Sanchez Coll

13:30 - 14:00
Structure of the two-chain state of plant legumains relates to its physiological functions
Hans Brandstetter
Salzburg University, AT
Academic speaker
14:00 - 14:30
Amyloid fibril degradation by human PDZ protease HTRA1
Michael Ehrmann
University Duisburg-Essen, DE
Academic speaker
14:30 - 14:50
Metacaspases in plants: a journey through evolution and structure
Marina Klemencic
University of Ljubljana, SI
14:50 - 15:10
Dissecting the molecular genetics of the Papaver self-incompatibility-induced PCD machinery in a heterologous Arabidopsis system
Zongcheng Lin
VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
15:10 - 15:40
Coffee break
15:40 - 16:10
The role of the N-end rule pathway in plant growth and development
Michael Holdsworth
Nottingham University, UK
Academic speaker
16:10 - 16:40
Cell death in the endosperm of the developing seed: sweet surrender?
Gwyneth Ingram
ENS Lyon, FR
Academic speaker
16:40 - 17:00
Maize PLCPs generate peptides crucial for plant immunity
Johana Misas Villamil
University of Cologne, DE
17:00 - 17:20
Activation of the Rcr3 immune protease by secreted Ser proteases
Judith K. Paulus
University of Oxford, UK
17:20 - 21:00
Poster session with Beer tasting & Fingerfood

Organizing Committee:

Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Frank Van Breusegem, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Simon Stael, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Klaas van Wijk, Cornell University, US
Nuria S. Coll, CRAG, Barcelona, ES
Bruno Cammue, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, KU Leuven, BE
Christiane Funk, Umeå University, SE
Andreas Schaller, Hohenheim University, DE

Day 3 - 13 September 2018

Thursday, 13 September, 2018
09:00 - 12:20
Plenary session 3

Chairs: Bruno Cammue and Christiane Funk

09:00 - 09:30
The yeast metacaspase yca1 generates free ubiquitin to regulate its own enzymatic activity and maintain proteostasis
Lynn Megeney
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, CA
Academic speaker
09:30 - 10:00
Autophagy and plant proteases for nutrient remobilization during leaf senescence
Celine Masclaux-Daubresse
INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, FR
Academic speaker
10:00 - 10:20
Tomato apoplastic and xylem proteomes upon Ralstonia solanacearum infection
Marc Planas Marquès
Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), ES
10:20 - 10:40
In vivo trapping of chloroplast CLP substrates in Arabidopsis
Klaas van Wijk
Cornell University, US
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:40
What can we (still) learn from plant aspartic proteases?
Isaura Simões
University of Coimbra, PT
Academic speaker
11:40 - 12:00
Peptide signaling for drought-induced abortion of flower and fruit development in tomato plants
Annick Stintzi
University Hohenheim, DE
12:00 - 12:10
An agrochemical company’s perspective on the development of a biopesticide based on proteases and PCD
Guy van Daele
Globachem NV, BE
Sponsored talk
12:10 - 12:20
Smaller is better – ChromoTek’s Nanobodies for Immunoprecipitation, ChIP, MS, and Imaging
Tal Shamia
ChromoTek GmbH, DE
Sponsored talk
12:20 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 16:50
Plenary session 4

Chairs: Klaas van Wijk and Andreas Schaller

13:30 - 14:00
Autophagy: Both friend and foe in Pseudomonas infection
Suayib Üstün
ZMBP Universität Tübingen, DE
Academic speaker
14:00 - 14:30
Receptors, peptides, ROS and cell death
Michael Wrzaczek
University of Helsinki, FI
Academic speaker
14:30 - 14:50
Phytaspase: back into the cell
Andrey Vartapetian
Moscow State University, RU
14:50 - 15:10
Protein turnover after proteolytic cleavage: The N-end rule pathway of protein degradation
Nikola Winter
University of Vienna, AT
15:10 - 15:40
Coffee break
15:40 - 16:00
Meet the carpenter: protease-mediated joinery
Joel Haywood
University of Western Australia, AU
16:00 - 16:50
Activity and activation of the extracellular tomato immune protease Rcr3
Renier van der Hoorn
Oxford University, UK
Keynote speaker
16:50 - 17:00
Concluding remarks & poster prizes
17:00 - 17:10
Conference photo
17:10 - 19:00
Boat trip with apero
19:00 - 22:00
Conference dinner

Organizing Committee:

Moritz K. Nowack, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Frank Van Breusegem, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Simon Stael, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Kris Gevaert, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Klaas van Wijk, Cornell University, US
Nuria S. Coll, CRAG, Barcelona, ES
Bruno Cammue, Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, KU Leuven, BE
Christiane Funk, Umeå University, SE
Andreas Schaller, Hohenheim University, DE

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 04-09-2018 until 21-09-2018.
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Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 04-09-2018 until 21-09-2018.
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