Biology of plastids – towards a blueprint for synthetic organelles, 21-26 June 2014Biology of plastids – towards a blueprint for synthetic organelles, 21-26 June 2014

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    Chair & Co-chairs

    Chair: Prof. Andreas P.M. Weber, University Düsseldorf, DE

    Co-chair: Prof. Katherine Osteryoung, Michigan State University

    Andreas Weber
    Katherine Osteryoung

    Speakers & talks

    Invited speakers and talks will include:

    • Steven Ball, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, FR
    • Debashish Bhattacharya, Rutgers University, USA
    • Ralph Bock, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, DE
    • Bettina Bölter, LMU, Munich, DE
    • Sónia Cruz, University of Aveiro, PT
    • Dennis Dienst, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, DE
    • Danny Ducat, Michigan State University, USA
    • Poul Erik Jensen, University of Copenhagen, DK
    • Cheryl Kerfeld, Michigan State University, USA
    • Jane Langdale, Oxford University, UK
    • Sally Mackenzie, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
    • Geoffrey McFadden, University of Melbourne, AU
    • Shin-ya Miagishima, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
    • Eva Nowack, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
    • Thomas Pfannschmidt, University of Grenoble, FR
    • Kevin Redding, Arizona State University, USA
    • Christian Schmitz-Linneweber, Humboldt University, Berlin, DE
    • Alison Smith, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
    • Xinguang Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, CN

    Steven Ball

    Lecture title: Plastid endosymbiosis: From evil to redemption: the switch from virulence to symbiosis in Chlamydiales

    Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, FR

    Debashish Bhattacharya

     Lecture title: The origin of algal plastids, both ancient and more recent

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

    Ralph Bock

    Lecture title: Experimental evolution meets synthetic biology

    Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, DE

    Bettina Bölter

    Lecture title: Structure and function of protein translocons

    LMU, Munich, DE

    Sonia Cruz

    Lecture title: TBA

    University of Aveiro, PT

    Dennis Dienst

    Lecture title: Synthetic RNA-based devices

    Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, DE

    Danny Ducat

    Lecture title: Towards a Synthetic Cyanobacterial Model of an External Chloroplast

    Michigan State University, USA

    Cheryl Kerfeld

    Lecture title: TBA

    Michigan State University, USA

    Poul Erik Jensen

    Lecture title: Redesigning photosynthetic electron transport towards novel pathways

    University of Copenhagen, DK

    Jane Langdale

    Lecture title: TBA

    Oxford University, UK

    Sally Mackenzie

    Lecture title: Plastid signaling and epigenetic response in plants

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

    Geoffrey McFadden

    Lecture title: Malaria parasites: when and where are they vulnerable?

    University of Melbourne, AU

    Shin-ya Miagishima

    Lecture title: Coordinating mechanisms of eukaryotic cell and chloroplast proliferation 

    National Institute of Genetics, Japan

    Eva Nowack

    Lecture title: Paulinella chromatophora – challenges in the acquisition of a photosynthetic organelle

    Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

    Thomas Pfannschmidt

    Lecture title: The generation of the plastid encoded RNA polymerase PEP as bottleneck for chloroplast biogenesis

    Université de Grenoble, FR

    Kevin Redding

    Lecture title: Relocation of the gene encoding the algal FeFe hydrogenase from the nucleus to the chloroplast

    Arizona State University, USA

    Christian Schmitz-Linneweber

    Lecture title: Chloroplast Ribonomics

    Humboldt University, Berlin, DE

    Alison Smith

    Lecture title: The chloroplast at night

    John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

    Xinguang Zhu

    Lecture title: TBA

    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

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