15th Annual Symposium in Plant Biology

'Capturing the dynamic architecture of cells: Honoring the
high-resolution career of Peter Hepler'

 

This year's Plant Biology Graduate Program symposium will feature talks from five experts in the field: 

PETER HEPLER from University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Growth control in pollen tubes: the actin/ion nexus

LACEY SAMUELS from University of British Columbia
Multi-scale analysis of endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane contact sites

JULIAN SCHROEDER from UC San Diego
Abscisic acid-induced signal transduction and stomatal CO2 sensing in plants 

STEFANIE SPRUNCK from U of Regensburg
Molecular and cellular events during gamete activation and fusion

LUIS VIDALI from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Quantitative analysis of vesicles, myosin XI, and actin dynamics in tip growth

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Talks will be held in room N151 of the Integrated Learning Center (ILC) - 650 N. Pleasant St. Amherst MA. 01003

Registration, poster sessions, lunch and reception – ILC Atrium first and second floors

 

8:30 AM               Registration and Poster Set-up - ILC Atrium, 2nd Floor

9:00 AM               Welcome - ILC N151, John McCarthy, Acting Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs   

9:05 AM                LUIS VIDALI 
                             Biology & Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                             Quantitative analysis of vesicles, myosin XI, and actin dynamics in tip growth

9:55 AM                Morning break- ILC Atrium

10:10 AM              LACEY SAMUELS
                             Botany, University of British Columbia
                             Multi-scale analysis of endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane contact sites

11:00 AM              JULIAN SCHROEDER
                             Biological Sciences, UC San Diego
                             Abscisic acid-induced signal transduction and stomatal C02 sensing in plants

12:00 -1:45 PM     Poster set-up, lunch, and poster preview. ILC Atrium – 2nd floor

2:00 PM                Welcome to afternoon session LiJun Ma PB Director- ILC N151

2:10 PM                STEFANIE SPRUNCK
                             Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry, University of Regensberg
                             Molecular and cellular events during gamete activation and fusion

3:00 PM                PETER HEPLER
                             Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
                             Growth control in pollen tubes: the actin/ion nexus

4:00 to 6:00 PM   Poster session and reception, ILC Atrium – 2nd floor 

 

The symposium is an initiative of the PB Program that is designed to highlight an exciting area of plant biology by featuring a daylong program of speakers, along with a poster session for attendees from any institution to share their research.  This year's organizing committee is: Tobias Baskin, Madelaine Bartlett, and Magdalena Bezanilla.

Registration is now open and free of charge.
We are also accepting donations to the Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship.

 

For more information or questions, send an email to: pb@bio.umass.edu

For information on our past symposiums, see the Plant Biology Annual Symposium History page.