16th Penn State Plant Symposium--RNA Biology: Novel Insights from Plant Systems

Venue: Life Sciences Building

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: May 18, 2006 End Date/Time: May 20, 2006
Registration Date: May 02, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 03, 2006
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The Intercollege Graduate Program in Plant Physiology of The Pennsylvania State
University invites you to attend the
16th Symposium in Plant Physiology
RNA Biology: Novel Insights from Plant Systems
May 18-20, 2006
Life Sciences Building – Penn State
University Park, PA
Program Highlights:
This symposium will highlight unique progress in RNA biology within the plant sciences, while
also providing broader insights into the general field of RNA research from other biological systems and approaches. The goal of this symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for
leading researchers working in diverse areas of RNA biology to present their recent findings,
share their ideas, and stimulate discussion. The symposium will bring together over 20
outstanding speakers from around the world, and provide the participants an intimate atmosphere
(around 150-200 attendees) and opportunities for discussion and interaction. The symposium will
include the following themes:
• RNA Processing
• RNA Genomics, Structure, and Enzymology
• RNA and Stress
• siRNA and miRNA
• RNA and Plant Development
Bonnie Bartel (Rice University)
David Bartel (Whitehead Institute)
S. Dinesh-Kumar (Yale)
M. Kathryn Barton (Carnegie Institution,
Joseph R. Ecker (Salk Institute)
Robert Batey (University of Colorado)
Nina Fedoroff (Penn State)
David Baulcombe (John Innes Centre, UK)
Pamela J. Green (Delaware)
Dmitry Belostotsky (SUNY, Albany)
Jack Keene (Duke)
John Brown (Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK)
Evgeny Nudler (New York University Medical Center)
James Carrington (Oregon State)
Thomas W. Okita (Washington State)
Xuemei Chen (UC Riverside)
Vicki Vance (University of South
Hai Huang (SIPPE, Shanghai, and Joint
Center of Penn State-SIPPE-SJTU)
Peter Waterhouse (CSIRO, Canberra)
Caroline Dean (John Innes Centre, UK)
Jian-Kang Zhu (UC Riverside)

Poster Submissions:
The symposium will be accepting up to 100 contributed posters relevant to this year’s theme for presentation during the event. A number of short talks will also be chosen from the submitted abstracts. With support from its sponsors, the symposium is pleased to offer up to 10 travel awards to graduate students, postdoctorates, or undergraduates who are presenting posters of their research.
For registration and more information about the Symposium please visit:
At this site you can review the current program, list of invited speakers, and information regarding abstract submissions and travel awards. Online registrations are now being accepted; please register early, as enrollment may be limited.
Symposium Coordinating Committee Members:
Dr. Sally Assmann (sma3@psu.edu)
Dr. Teh-hui Kao (txk3@psu.edu)
Dr. Philip Bevilacqua (pcb@chem.psu.edu)
Dr. Hong Ma (hxm16@psu.edu)
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Conferences and Short Courses by calling
814.865.8301 or toll free 877.778.2937, or e-mail shortcourse@psu.edu

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