Announcing 5 New Community Symposia for ICAR 2021

NAASC is pleased to announce 5 new community-proposed mini-symposia for ICAR 2021-Virtual.

These new sessions join the existing 31 sessions to total 36 very topically diverse community mini-symposia. Full descriptions of the 36 sessions can be found here and briefly listed below. The 36 sessions are led by a diversity of community members.

  1. Circadian signatures of fitness. Chair: Xiaodong Xu. Henan University, China
  2. Implications of the non-coding genome on chromatin signaling during plant gene expression. Co-chairs: Soichi Inagaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan, and Sebastian Marquardt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Cell polarity: driving morphological and functional complexity. Co-Chairs: Yan Gong, Stanford University, USA, and João Ramalho, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  4. Nutrient signaling nexus in control of plant architecture. Co-Chairs; Franziska Fichtner and Milos Tanurdzic, The University of Queensland, Australia 
  5. Advancing Quantitative Proteomics in Plant Science. R. Glen Uhrig, University of Alberta, Canada

Full List of Community Mini-symposia

Active Learning and CUREs in Undergraduate Plant Science Education. Brit Moss, Whitman College and Thelma Madzima, University of Washington- Bothell, USA

Advancing Quantitative Proteomics in Plant Science. R. Glen Uhrig, University of Alberta, Canada

Arabidopsis Informatics.  Nicholas Provart, University of Toronto, Eva Huala and Tanya Berardini (TAIR)

Arabidopsis Transposable Element Biology.  R. Keith Slotkin, Danforth Center, USA

Cell Polarity: Driving Morphological and Functional Complexity. Yan Gong, Stanford University, USA, and João Ramalho, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Circadian Signatures of Fitness. Xiaodong Xu, Henan University, China

Encoding Calcium Spikes, Waves, and Oscillations in Arabidopsis. Sheng Luan, UC Berkeley, USA

Exploring Brassicaceae Diversity. Kathleen Greenham, University of Minnesota and Patrick Edger, Michigan State University, USA

Exploring the Single-cell Landscape of Arabidopsis. Travis Lee and Joseph Swift of the Salk Institute; Rachel Shahan, Duke University; Josh Cuperus and Christine Queitsch of the University of Washington-Seattle, USA

Feeling Stressed? Environmental Adaptation in Extremophyte Relatives of Arabidopsis. Maheshi Dassanayake, Louisiana State University, USA and Simon Barak, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Israel

From Molecules to Organs: Quantitative Imaging in Plant Biology. Marisa Otegui, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Daniel Kierzkowski, University of Montreal, Canada, and Charlotte Kirchhelle, University of Oxford, UK

Getting More Power From Your Flower: Multi-functional Flowers Improve Plant Fitness. Diarmuid O’Maoileidigh, University of Liverpool, UK

How Do Plants Sense and Respond to Elevated Carbon Dioxide, Ozone and Drought? Maija Sierla, University of Helsinki, Finland and Julian Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA

Impact and Application of Basic Research to Sustainable Agriculture Improvement. Huachun Larue and Xiaoyu Liu, Bayer Crop Science, USA

Implications of the non-coding genome on chromatin signaling during plant gene expression. Soichi Inagaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan, and Sebastian Marquardt, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Leveraging Natural Variation to Understand Immune Functions. Adam Steinbrenner, University of Washington, USA

Metabolite-mediated Regulation of Plant Growth and Development. Hiroshi A. Maeda, UW-Madison; and Jazz Dickinson University of San Diego, USA

Molecules on the Move (MOM): Plant-microorganism Communication. Patricia Baldrich, Danforth Center and Ryan DelPercio, University of Missouri Columbia, USA

Nutrient Signaling Nexus in Control of Plant Architecture. Franziska Fichtner and Milos Tanurdzic, The University of Queensland, Australia

Plant Hormones. Anna Stepanova, North Carolina State University, USA

Plant Memory: Environmental Information Integration Within and Across Generations. Gabriela Auge, IIBBA-CONICET, Argentina

Quantitative Development in the Digital World. Margaret Frank, Cornell University and Sam Leiboff, UC Berkeley, USA

RNA Modifications-mechanism and Biology. Xuemei Chen, University of California, Riverside, USA and Yiji Xia, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

Running a Research Group in the Next Generation. Jacqueline Monaghan, Queen’s University and Heather McFarlane, University of Toronto, Canada

Sensing the Cell Wall: Mechanical Signals and Downstream Responses. Lauri Vaahtera, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway and Nora Gigli Bisceglia, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Social Media and Science Communication. Javier Brumos, North Carolina State University, USA and Eva Hellmann, Sainsbury at Cambridge University, UK

Stochasticity and Robustness in Plant Development. Adrienne Roeder and Batthula Vijaya Lakshmi Vadde, Cornell University, and Jennifer Lachowiec, Montana State University, USA; Arezki Boudaoud, ENS- Lyon, France; and James Locke, Cambridge, UK

Stress Granules in Plants as Novel Mechanism in Stress Signaling. Monika Chodasiewicz (Kosmacz), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Taking an Equity Lens: Empowering Women in Computational Biology. Aleksandra Beric, Danforth Center, and Sarah Turner-Hissong, Bayer, USA

The Arabidopsis Algorithm: Mathematical Modeling in Plant Biology.  Kari Miller, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

The Cell Cycle in Plant Growth, Development and Stress Responses. John Larkin, Louisiana State University and Adrienne Roeder, Cornell University, USA

The Role of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in Plant Biology. Heather Meyer, Carnegie Institution, USA, Cesar Cuevas-Velazquez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Translational Regulation of Gene Expression. Catharina Merchante, University of Málaga, Spain; Astrid Gadeyne, VIB-UGent, Belgium and Pamela A. Ribone, Sainsbury, University of Cambridge, UK

Using Evolutionary Novelty to Understand General Principles of Plant Biology. Daniel Kliebenstein, University of California, Davis, USA.

When Development Meets Stress- Integration of Plant Growth and Defense. Cris Argueso, Colorado State University, USA

Utilizing Arabidopsis in the Classroom: Empowering Students and Your Research Program. Siobhan Braybrook, UCLA and Liza Conrad, Eckerd College, USA