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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Conference Opening

08:45 - 09:00

Opening address from the Chair

ESF Presentation by Judith Padisak, University of Veszprém, HU

Session 1: Plastid Evolution

09.00 - 12.40

Chair: Andreas Weber, Heinrich-Heine-University, DE

09.00 - 09.40 Debashish Bhattacharya, Rutgers University, USA

The origin of algal plastids, both ancient and more recent

09.40 - 10.20 Eva Nowak, Carnegie-Institution Stanford, USA

Paulinella chromatophora – challenges in the acquisition of photosynthetic organelles

10.20 - 10.50 Coffee break

(Continued) Session 1

11.30 - 12.40

10.50 - 11.30 Steven Ball, University of Lille, FR

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

11.30 - 11.45 Tereza Sevcikova, University of Ostrava,CZ

Updating the algal phylogeny with new plastid genome sequences: did the plastids in alveolates emerge through an endosymbiosis of an ochrophyte alga?

11.45 - 12.25 Geoffrey McFadden, University of Melbourne, AU

Malaria parasites: when and where are they vulnerable?

12.25 - 12.40 Gaurav Datta, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, IN

Identification and characterisation of an OTU-Deubiquitinating enzyme in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

12.40 Lunch

Session 2: Plastid Biogenesis and Interorganellar Cooperation

15.00 - 18.30

Chair: Katherine Osteryoung, Michigan State University, USA

15.00 - 15.40 Bettina Bölter, Ludwig-Maximilians-university, DE

Structure and function of chloroplast translocons

15.40 - 15.55 Danja Schünemann, Ruhr-University Bochum, DE

Transport and insertion mechanisms of thylakoid membrane proteins

15.55-16.10 Olivier Vallon, Université Pierre and Marie Curie, FR

Evolution of the OctotricoPeptide Repeat (OPR) family of RNA-binding proteins

 

 

 

16.10 - 16.40 Coffee break

(Continued) Session 2

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16.40 - 17.20 Shin-ya Miagishima, National Institute of Genetics, JP

Coordinating mechanisms of eukaryotic cell and chloroplast proliferation

17.20 - 17.35 Caterina Gerotto, University of Padova, IT

Purification of photosystem II subunit S from Physcomitrella patens reveals insights on PSBS interactions in the thylakoid membranes

17.35 - 17.50 Enrique Lopez-Juez, Royal Holloway University, UK

A screen for suppressor mutations of a phytochromobilin-defective mutant identifies a gene with a possible regulatory role in chloroplast biogenesis


19.00 - Dinner

20.00 - 21.30 Poster session

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