International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology XVI  IWPMB 2013

Invited speaker

Opening Plenary Lecture

Chair: Toru Fujiwara (The University of Tokyo)

Akihiko Nakano (The University of Tokyo/ RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Japan)
Understanding mechanisms of membrane traffic by live imaging

Chair and Invited Speakers

Session@I: Structural physiology of membrane transport machinery
Chair: Masayoshi Maeshima (Nagoya University, Japan)

S1-1 Michael G. Palmgren (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Structural insight into the regulation of plant P-type pumps
S1-2 Sébastien Thomine (Institut des Sciences du Végétal CNRS, France)
Moving nitrate and chloride through the vacuolar membrane with CLCs

Session@II: Membrane trafficking and protein targeting
Chair: Karin Schumacher (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

S2-1 Jurgen Denecke (University of Leeds, UK)
The late prevacuolar compartment, last stop before the vacuole
S2-2 Takashi Ueda (The University of Tokyo)
Mechanism and function of plant-unique membrane trafficking pathways

Session III:  Essential mineral transport
Chair: Toru Fujiwara (The University of Tokyo)

S3-1 José Feijó (Lisbon University, Portugal)
Ion transporters and pollen tube growth, the parts and the whole
S3-2 Yi-Fang Tsay (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Concentration and temporal dependent nitrate responses mediated by transceptor CHL1

Session IV: Toxic mineral transport
Chair: Jian Feng Ma (Okayama University)

S4-1 Leon Kochian (Cornel University, USA)
Studies on the function and regulation of organic acid transporters involved in cereal aluminum tolerance
S4-2 Ute Kraemer (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Alterations in membrane transport processes enabling Arabidopsis halleri to grow on heavy-metal contaminated soils

Session V: Metabolite transport
Chair: Youngsook Lee (POSTECH, South Korea)

S5-1 Wolf B. Frommer (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA)
SWEETs, the Achilles heels of plants
S5-2 Tsuyoshi Furumoto (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Identification of plastidial pyruvate transporter and hypothesis of its transporting mechanism

Session VI: Aquaporin
Chair: Katsuhiro Shiratake (Nagoya University, Japan)

S6-1 Per Kjellbom (Lund University, Sweden)
The role of aquaporins in orchestrating cellular and organellar water homeostasis
S6-2 Christophe Maurel (Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Physiology, France)
Emerging functions of aquaporins in Arabidopsis

Session VII:  Stomatal movement and physiology
Chair: Sarah M. Assmann (Penn State University, USA)

S7-1 Ken-ichiro Shimazaki (Kyushu University, Japan)
Light-induced stomatal movement and signaling
S7-2 Julian I. Schroeder (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Guard cell CO2 and abscisic acid signal transduction in plants

Session VIII: Signaling network for modulating membrane transport
Chair: Sheng Luan (UC Berkeley, USA)

S8-1 Rainer Hedrich (Wurzburg University, Germany)
Multisensory networking in guard cell
S8-2 Sheng Luan (UC Berkeley, USA)
Kinase-phosphatase networks for the regulation of ion channels

Session IX: Signalling (Ca2+, solute and hormone)
Chair: Angus S. Murphy (Purdue University, USA)

S9-1 Edgar Spalding (Wisconsin University, USA)
Calcium-conducting glutamate receptors controlling root growth and development

Markus Geisler (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Functional interactomics of the auxin efflux complex

Session X: Membrane lipids - membrane domains and role in transporter function
Chair: Hiroyuki Ohta (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

S10-1 Ikuo Nishida (Saitama University, Japan)
Physiological significance of phosphatidylethanolamine biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana
S10-2 Christoph Benning (Michigan State University, USA)
Lipid transport and lipid remodeling at the chloroplast envelope membranes

Session XI: Abiotic stress (drought, salt, pathogens), environmental homeostasis and membrane signaling
Chair: Nobuyuki Uozumi (Tohoku University, Japan)

S11-1 Dale Sanders (The John Innes Centre, UK)
Abiotic stress and membrane signaling: critical roles for inorganic cations

Elias Bassil (University of California, Davis, USA)
Functional characterization of intracellular Na+/H+ antiporters highlight the roles of pH and ion homeostasis in growth, development and plant response(s) to stress

S11-3 Enrico Martinoia (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
A Petunia ABC transporter controls a multitude of strigolactone-dependent functions.

Session XII: Transporter study for improvement of crop yield and quality
Chair: Naoko Nishizawa  (The University of Tokyo, Japan)

S12-1 Mark Tester (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Understanding and engineering salinity tolerance in crop plants
S12-2 Guohua Xu (Nanjing Agricultural University, China)
Nitrate transporters and nitrogen use efficiency in rice
S12-3 Ping Wu (Zhejiang University, China)
Posttranscriptional regulation of Pi transporters and improvement of Pi-uptake efficiency in rice

Session XIII-omics for transporter study
Chair: Tetsuro Mimura (Kobe University, Japan)

S13-1 Kazufumi Yazaki (Kyoto University, Japan)
Cell-type specific transcriptome analysis in nodules of Lotus japonicas
S13-2 Yoichiro Fukao (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Quantitative proteomics of responsive membrane proteins to nutrient deficiency

Workshop 1: New insights into imaging
Chair: Simon Gilroy (Wisconsin University, USA)

W1-1 Federica Brandizzi (Michigan State University, USA)
Functional and morphological integrity of the plant Golgi
W1-2 David Ehrhardt (Stanford University, USA)

Workshop2: New insights into LRR-receptor kinase
Chair: Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi (National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan)

W2-1 Michael Hothorn (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
The twists and turns of plant membrane signaling
W2-2 Hidefumi Shinohara (National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan)
Biochemical challenges to identify peptide hormone-LRR receptor pairs in plants

Workshop3: The history and future of IWPMB
Chair: Matthew Gilliham (University of Adelaide, Australia)

W3-1 Roger Leigh (University of Adelaide, Australia)
The International Workshops on Plant Membrane Biology: 1972 to the future
W3-2 Matthew Gilliham (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Future of IWPMB

Special Workshop: Plant power to overcome environments (Supported by MEXT)
Chair: Jian Feng Ma (Okayama University, Japan)

SW-1 Yamaguchi-Shinozaki Kazuko (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Roles of abiotic stress-inducible transporters in Arabidopsis
SW-2 Jian Feng Ma (Okayama University, Japan)
Transporters conferring mineral stress tolerance
SW-3 Toru Fujiwara (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Regulation of nutrient transporters for optimum growth
SW-4 Toshinori Kinoshita (Nagoya University, Japan)
Regulation of stomatal opening by photoperiodic components
SW-5 Keiko Sugimoto (Riken, Japan)
Transcriptional control of plant cell growth