Regulatory Oxylipins

An International Meeting
1-4 APRIL 2019, Ghent, Belgium
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Regulatory Oxylipins
An International Meeting

Oxylipins, from plants and other organisms, form a constantly growing group of signalling molecules that comprise oxygenated fatty acids and their metabolites. The most renowned regulatory oxylipins are undoubtedly the jasmonates, which, following their discovery in the 1960s, became recognized as regulators of defence, floral organ development and fertility, as growth inhibitors and modulators of senescence, and as elicitors of specialized metabolism in numerous plant species. As such, the jasmonates currently belong to an elite group of heavily investigated phytohormones.

Over the last decade, the understanding of biosynthesis, metabolism, and action of regulatory oxylipins has greatly advanced. The ROXY2019 meeting wishes to bring together the international community and leading researchers in the field. Thereby it aims to provide a timely and exciting forum to present and discuss the recent advances and expertise on the study of these molecules that are so crucial for plant growth, development, metabolism, and interaction with the environment.

There will be seven plenary sessions that, through combining lectures from invited speakers and short talks on selected abstracts and posters, will highlight the various aspects involved in Regulatory Oxylipin research. These sessions cover the following major themes: Regulatory oxylipins in emerging model systems and non-plant systems, Biochemistry and structural biology, Control of growth and defence, Control of Metabolism, Reproduction, Jasmonate signalling mechanisms and Long-distance signalling, Ecology.

We look forward to your contributions to make this an exciting conference. See you in Gent!

The organizers

Alain Goossens and Ted Farmer

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Poster information
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Confirmed speakers

Roberto Solano

National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC), ES

Debora Gasperini

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, DE

Abraham Koo

University of Missouri, MO, USA

Katayoon Dehesh

Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, USA

Alexander Grechkin

Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, RU

Thierry Heitz

University of Strasbourg | UNISTRA · Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), FR

Karsten Melcher

Van Andel Research Institute, USA

Daoxin Xie

Tsinghua University, CN

Gregg Howe

Michigan State University, USA

Chuanyou Li

Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CN

Andrej Pavlovič

Palacký University Olomouc, CZ

Daniel Kliebenstein

University of California, Davis, USA

Xiao-Ya Chen

Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CN

Ian Baldwin

Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, DE

Corné Pieterse

Utrecht University, NL

Carlos Ballaré

University of Buenos Aires & San Martin National University, AR

Bettina Hause

Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry, DE

Ivan Acosta

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, DE

John Browse

Washington State University, USA

Day 1 - 1 April 2019

Monday, 1 April, 2019
15:00 - 20:00
Registration & coffee
17:00 - 17:20
Welcome & Announcements

Alain Goossens & Ted Farmer

17:20 - 18:20
Plenary session 1: Regulatory oxylipins in emerging model systems
17:20 - 18:20
Jasmonate signaling in plants lacking JA-Ile: The discovery of the missing hormone and an ancient JA biosynthesis pathway
Roberto Solano
National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC), ES
Keynote speaker
18:20 - 22:00
Reception and Beer tasting

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Alain Goossens (VIB-Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Prof. Dr. Edward Farmer (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Dr. Debora Gasperini (IPB Halle, Germany)

Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Alain Goossens (VIB-Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Prof. Dr. Edward Farmer (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Dr. Debora Gasperini (IPB Halle, Germany)
  • Nathalie Vanden Hautte (VIB-Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Christine Tiré (VIB-Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Robin Vanden Bossche (VIB-Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Bernard Vanassche (VIB-Ghent University, Belgium

Day 2 - 2 April 2019

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019
08:00 - 18:00
Registration
Plenary session 2: Biochemistry and structural biology

Chair: Roberto Solano

09:00 - 09:35
Regulation of jasmonate homeostasis and its role in wound response
Abraham Koo
University of Missouri, MO, USA
Invited speaker
09:35 - 10:10
Novel products of allene oxide synthase pathway
Alexander Grechkin
Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, RU
Invited speaker
10:10 - 10:30
Selected Oral Communication 1: Exploring the different functions of four JOX enzymes that hydroxylate JA
Lotte Caarls
Wageningen University & Research, NL
10:30
Group picture
10:30 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
Metabolic control within the jasmonate biochemical pathway
Thierry Heitz
University of Strasbourg | UNISTRA · Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), FR
Invited speaker
11:45 - 12:05
Selected Oral Communication 2: MS metabolite networking a new tool for the profiling of specialized metabolites – Perspectives for studying the wound response in a holistic manner
Jean-Luc Wolfender
University of Geneva, CH
12:05 - 12:25
Selected Oral Communication 3: Approaches to unravel RES-oxylipin signaling mechanisms: Covalent protein modification and less-responsive mutants
Susanne Berger
University Wuerzburg, DE
12:25 - 13:30
Lunch
Plenary Session 3: Control of growth and defence

Chair: Ivan Acosta

13:30 - 14:05
Insight into molecular basis of jasmonate-regulated plant defense against insect attack
Daoxin Xie
Tsinghua University, CN
Invited speaker
14:05 - 14:40
How does damage to cell walls trigger JA production?
Debora Gasperini
Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, DE
Invited speaker
14:40 - 15:00
Selected Oral Communication 4: Architecture and dynamics of phytohormone-induced gene regulatory networks
Saskia Van Wees
Utrecht University, NL
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:05
JAZ proteins at the nexus of growth, defense, and metabolism
Gregg Howe
Michigan State University, USA
Invited speaker
16:05 - 16:40
Structural basis of JAZ-mediated repression in jasmonate signaling
Karsten Melcher
Van Andel Research Institute, USA
Invited speaker
16:40 - 18:40
Poster session 1 (odd numbers) with drinks

Even numbers

19:00 - 21:00
Social event: Belfry Nocture

The 93-metre-high Belfry of Ghent is one of the three medieval towers that overlook the old city centre of Ghent. A Belfry tower is the most typical building in medieval Flemisch cities. It represents the power of the cities and functioned as treasury and watch tower. (history)

Day 3 - 3 April 2019

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019
Plenary Session 4: Jasmonate signalling mechanisms and Long-distance signalling

Chair: Ted Farmer

09:00 - 09:35
The journey from oxylipins to retrograde signaling
Katayoon Dehesh
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, USA
Invited speaker
09:35 - 10:10
MED25-Mediated Transcriptional Regulation of Jasmonate Signaling
Chuanyou Li
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CN
Invited speaker
10:10 - 10:30
Selected Oral Communication 5: A rationally designed JAZ subtype-selective agonist of COI1-JAZ co-receptor
Minoru Ueda
Tohoku University, JP
10:40 - 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 - 11:55
Short and long distance jasmonate signaling in carnivorous plants.
Andrej Pavlovič
Palacký University Olomouc, CZ
Invited speaker
11:55 - 12:15
Selected Oral Communication 6: Role of Plasma Membrane Proton Pump in wound-induced Slow wave potentials and Defense responses
Archana Kumari
University of Lausanne, CH
12:15 - 12:35
Selected Oral Communication 7: A dynamic transcriptional network co-regulates touch responses in plants
Olivier Van Aken
Lund University, SE
12:35 - 13:40
Lunch
Plenary Session 5: Control of Metabolism

Chair: Alain Goossens

13:40 - 14:15
Destroying the hierarchy; When the regulated are the regulators
Daniel Kliebenstein
University of California, Davis, USA
Invited speaker
14:15 - 14:50
Efficient conversion of reactive metabolic intermediates safeguards the plant defense response
Xiao-Ya Chen
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CN
Invited speaker
14:50 - 15:10
Selected Oral Communication 8: Regulatory role of oxylipins in the control of central metabolism.
Tatyana Savchenko
Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Pushchino Federal Research Center, RU
15:10 - 15:30
Selected Oral Communication 9: Targeting cis-elements using CRISPR/Cas9 to engineer tomato steroidal glycoalkaloid biosynthesis
Gwen Swinnen
VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
15:30 - 15:50
Selected Oral Communication 10: Long non-coding RNAs mediate jasmonate-elicited plant defense against herbivores
Ran Li
Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, CN
16:00 - 18:30
Coffee break & Poster Session II (even numbers)

Odd numbers

19:30
Conference Dinner @ het Pand

Het Pand Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent, 9000 Gent (Optional, fee)

Day 4 - 4 April 2019

Thursday, 4 April, 2019
Plenary Session 6: Ecology

Chair: Katayoon Dehesh

09:00 - 09:35
Jasmonate signaling as infochemicals and mediators of resistance in nature
Ian Baldwin
Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, DE
Invited speaker
09:35 - 10:10
Induced systemic resistance: a call to the underground
Corné Pieterse
Utrecht University, NL
Invited speaker
10:10 - 10:30
Selected Oral Communication 11: Regulation of plant cell wall integrity maintenance by jasmonic acid signalling
Thorsten Hamann
NTNU, NO
10:30 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
Light regulation of jasmonate metabolism and signaling in Arabidopsis
Carlos Ballaré
University of Buenos Aires & San Martin National University, AR
Invited speaker
11:45 - 12:05
Selected Oral Communication 12: Abscisic acid and jasmonates: the phytohormones behind the yield losses in sheath rot-affected rice?
Kaat Peeters
UGent, BE
12:05 - 12:25
Selected Oral Communication 13: COI1 proteins from leptosporangiate but not from eusporangiate ferns (horsetails) can mediate JA-Ile-dependent gene expression in Arabidopsis
Christiane Gatz
University of Goettingen, Albrecht von Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, DE
12:25 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
Poster Award Ceremony by Bettina Hause & Debora Gasperini
Plenary Session 7: Reproduction

Chair: Debora Gasperini

14:00 - 14:35
Role of jasmonates in flower development of tomato
Bettina Hause
Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry, DE
Invited speaker
14:35 - 15:10
Spatiotemporal dynamics of jasmonate signalling during stamen maturation in Arabidopsis
Ivan Acosta
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, DE
Invited speaker
15:10 - 15:30
Selected Oral Communication 14: Strawberry JAZ proteins present new degron sequences and interact with several fruit ripening-related transcription factors
Carlos R. Figueroa
Institute of Biological Sciences, Universidad de Talca, CL
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20
Selected Oral Communication 15: BIRD proteins: A new players in plant defense response
Ikram Blilou
Kaust, SA
16:20 - 17:00
Sex and the Single Hormone
John Browse
Washington State University, USA
Invited speaker
17:00 - 17:15
Closing remarks by Alain Goossens & Ted Farmer
Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 18-03-2019 until 15-04-2019.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 18-03-2019 until 15-04-2019.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

Aula Ghent University
Voldersstraat 9
9000 Gent
Belgium

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