Botanical Microscopy 2019
Scientific Organising Committee: Chris Hawes, Beatrice Satiat-Jeunemaitre, Verena Kriechbaumer, Katja Graumann, Louise Hughes, Imogen Sparkes.
The 11th running of the International Botanical Meeting will in 2019 be held in the new lecture/conference facilities at Oxford Brookes University with accommodation in the famous Queen’s College, Oxford. As in recent meetings there will be 7 or 8 lead speakers and the rest of the programme will be chosen from offered talks. To attract postgraduate students to participate, a number of bursaries will be available alongside reduced registration fees. Topics will as ever be a mix of state-of-the art microscopy combined with the latest developments in plant cell biology, including organelle dynamics, nuclear structure and function, and autophagy. Planned associated activities will include a Zeiss/RMC sponsored workshop on 3-D imaging technologies, a trip round the museum of the History of Science (the world’s first public museum and home to the RMS microscope collection) and a tour of the famous Oxford Botanical Gardens. We welcome you all to the famous University City of Oxford.
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Sunday 14th April
Arrival – Reception and guest lecture – Queen’s College
Monday 15th April:
AM/PM sessions, Evening poster session 1 – with buffet meal
Tuesday 16th April:
AM/PM sessions, Free Evening
Wednesday 17th April:
Reception – Museum History of Science
Conference Dinner – Queen’s College
Thursday 18th April:
AM – final session
PM – Zeiss/RMC workshop and 3-D imaging (EM) – Louise Hughes (organiser)
Optional Guided tour of Oxford Botanic Gardens
Prof. Niko Geldner
Université de Lausanne
Topic - Cytoskeletons
Prof. Patrick Hussey
University of Durham
Topic - The Nucleus
Dr Célia Baroux
University of Zurich
Topic - Endomembranes
Prof. Federica Brandizzi
Michigan State University
Topic - Plasmodesmata and other organelles
"The plasmodesmata pores: cellular machines for inter- and intra-cellular communication"
Prof. Emmanuelle Bayer
Université Bordeaux Segalen
E Bayer obtained her PhD thesis in 2005 (A. Maule; John Innes Centre U.K.), where she had worked on the plant-specific plasmodesmata intercellular channels. After a post doc in Switzerland where she worked on auxin-polarised transport at the shoot apical meristem (2006-2009; C Kuhlemeier, Institute of Plant Science Switzerland), she obtained, in 2010, a permanent position at the CNRS, in Bordeaux France. Since 2015 she established her own group at the Laboratory of Membrane Biogenesis in Bordeaux. Her current research focus is to bring a better understanding on the role of membrane lipids, and organelle contacts to the function of plasmodesmata and plant cell-to-cell communication.
Topic - Autophagy
"Regulation of autophagy by stress and hormone signaling pathways"
Dr Diane Bassham
Iowa State University
Diane Bassham received her B.Sc. (Honours) in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, England and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Warwick, England. After completing a post-doctoral appointment in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, she joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 2001. She is currently the chair of the Interdepartmental Plant Biology graduate program. In 2013, Prof. Bassham was chosen as the first Walter E. and Helen Parke Loomis Professor of Plant Physiology. Her research focuses on trafficking of macromolecules to the plant vacuole in response to environmental signals. A major project is analysis of the mechanism and regulation of autophagy, a vacuolar degradation pathway, in response to abiotic stress. Autophagy is required for the tolerance of multiple stress conditions, and therefore is a promising target for generation of stress-resistant plant varieties. Her lab is also studying how newly-synthesized proteins are transported to the vacuole, and the importance of this transport pathway in responding to environmental cues such as gravity.
Topic - Plant Pathogen interface
"How membrane trafficking regulates plant immunity"
Prof. Dr. Silke RobatzeK
LMU Biocenter University of Munich
Prof. Silke Robatzek is currently a Heisenberg Professor Fellow at the LMU Biocentre in Munich. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry (University of Cologne, Germany) and a Habilitation in Plant Cell Biology (University of Basel, Switzerland). In 2001 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. In 2006, she obtained a group leader position at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany, followed in 2009 by her appointment as a group leader at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich. She is a recipient of an ERC Young Investigator Grant, and has been awarded a Heisenberg Professor Fellowship in 2018. Her research focuses on the plant’s immune system and how pathogens achieve infection. In particular, she has investigated the role of membrane trafficking in the regulation of immune receptor signaling and the application of quantitative high-throughput confocal microscopy.
Topic - New Technologies
Admittance to this event is for registered and authorised attendees. Unfortunately we cannot permit access to visitors or allow non-registered persons to enter the meeting or exhibition areas. If you have any questions, please contact the RMS contact for this event.
The conference will be taking place at Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Headington Road, Oxford.
Four night's of accommodation is included in the registration fee. The accommodation will be at Queens College, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AW.
The RMS welcomes sponsors and exhibitors for this event. If you are interested, please contact Kate Jermey for further details.
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