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4th Plant Protease and PCD Symposium

11-13 September 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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4th Plant Protease and PCD Symposium

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.

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Program

Day 1 - 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
19:00
21:00
Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

09:00
12:00
Registration
09:00
12:00
Plenary session 1

Chairs: Simon Stael and Kris Gevaert

09:30
10:00
The role and regulation of chloroplast metalloprotease FtsH6 in resetting memory of heat stress
10:00
10:20
PTM Viewer: From site-seeing to protein function
Selected from abstracts
10:20
10:50
Coffee break
10:50
11:20
FtsH, a major housekeeping and regulatory protease of the thylakoid membrane
11:20
11:40
Vacuolar processing enzyme induces dual response of programmed cell death and autophagy survival following carbon starvation
Selected from abstracts
11:40
12:00
Life and death of proteins after protease cleavage – reprogramming via proteolysis as molecular switch
Selected from abstracts
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
14:00
14:30
Amyloid fibril degradation by human PDZ protease HTRA1
14:30
14:50
Metacaspases in plants: a journey through evolution and structure
14:50
15:10
Dissecting the molecular genetics of the Papaver self-incompatibility-induced PCD machinery in a heterologous Arabidopsis system
Selected from abstracts
15:10
15:40
Coffee break
15:40
16:10
The role of the N-end rule pathway in plant growth and development
16:10
16:40
Cell death in the endosperm of the developing seed: sweet surrender?
16:40
17:00
Maize PLCPs generate peptides crucial for plant immunity
17:00
17:20
Activation of the Rcr3 immune protease by secreted Ser proteases
17:20
21:00
Poster session with Beer tasting & Fingerfood

Day 3 - 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
09:30
10:00
Autophagy and plant proteases for nutrient remobilization during leaf senescence
10:00
10:20
Tomato apoplastic and xylem proteomes upon Ralstonia solanacearum infection
10:20
10:40
In vivo trapping of chloroplast CLP substrates in Arabidopsis
10:40
11:10
Coffee break
11:10
11:40
What can we (still) learn from plant aspartic proteases?
11:40
12:00
Peptide signaling for drought-induced abortion of flower and fruit development in tomato plants
12:00
12:10
An agrochemical company’s perspective on the development of a biopesticide based on proteases and PCD
12:10
12:20
Smaller is better – ChromoTek’s Nanobodies for Immunoprecipitation, ChIP, MS, and Imaging
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
14:00
14:30
Receptors, peptides, ROS and cell death
14:30
14:50
Phytaspase: back into the cell
14:50
15:10
Protein turnover after proteolytic cleavage: The N-end rule pathway of protein degradation
15:10
15:40
Coffee break
15:40
16:00
Meet the carpenter: protease-mediated joinery
Selected from abstracts
16:00
16:50
Activity and activation of the extracellular tomato immune protease Rcr3
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

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Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 04-09-2018 until 21-09-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 04-09-2018 until 21-09-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.