Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • Marriott Room, 11th floor Campus Center
  • 3:00-5:00 Registration
  • 5:00 Welcome and Introduction
    Rick Amasino - University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Environmental control of the timing of flowering
  • 6:15 Opening reception

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

  • Auditorium, 1st floor Campus Center
  • 8:00-9:00 Registration, poster set-up
  • 8:30-10:20 PLENARY SESSION: Plant-microbe interactions
    Chairperson: Nicola Pecchioni, CRA-CER Cereal Research Centre, Italy
    • 8:30 Keynote Speaker: Karen-Beth Scholthof -- Texas A&M University
      A systems biology approach to study the tug-of-war in grass-virus interactions using Brachypodium
    • 9:15 Zhiyong Liu -- China Agricultural University
      Allelic variation and domain functional analysis of the BSMV resistance gene Bsr1 in Brachypodium
    • 9:35 Jan Bettgenhaeuser -- The Sainsbury Laboratory
      Novel and classical resistance genes provide nonhost resistance to wheat stripe rust in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 9:55 Ariane Girardin -- INRA-CNRS, Castanet-Tolosan​
      A Brachypodium distachyon LysM-RLK is involved in perception of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiotic signals
    • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:45-12:30 PLENARY SESSION: Novel tools and techniques
    Chairperson: Robert Hasterok, University of Silesia, Poland
    • 10:45 Keynote Speaker: Olga Zabotina -- Iowa State University
      A set of Brachypodium transgenic lines with post-synthetically modified cell walls as a tool to study cell wall integrity control
    • 11:30 Robert Hasterok -- University of Silesia in Katowice
      Cytogenetics of Brachypodium – current status and future prospects
    • 11:50 Kirankumar S. Mysore -- The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
      Insertional mutagenesis of Brachypodium distachyon using the Tnt1 retrotransposon and its use to study nonhost disease resistance
    • 12:10 Steven Eichten -- Australian National University
      DNA methylation variation across Brachypodium distachyon highlights genetic diversity and frames adaptation via the ‘extended genotype’
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch Blue Wall - various dining options, on your own
  • 2:00-3:45 PLENARY SESSION: Development and growth -- vegetative
    Chairperson: Karen Sanguinet, Washington State University, USA
    • 2:00 Keynote Speaker: Liam Dolan -- University of Oxford
      Root epidermal development in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 2:45 Pubudu Handakumbura -- University of Massachusetts
      GNRF suppresses floral transition and secondary wall synthesis in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 3:05 Agnieszka Zienkiewicz -- Michigan State University
      Enhancing storage lipid synthesis in vegetative tissues of Brachypodium distachyon by overexpressing WRINKLED1
    • 3:25 Michael T. Raissig -- Stanford University
      Stomata development in Brachypodium – Rewiring the bHLH transcription factor network
  • 3:45 Coffee & Poster Session​. Authors of odd numbered posters present
  • 5:30 Banquet at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Thursday, June 18, 2015

  • Marriott Room, 11th floor Campus Center
  • 8:30-10:20 PLENARY SESSION: Natural variation, ecology, evolution
    Chairperson: Pilar Catalan, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    • 8:30 Keynote Speaker: Antonio Manzaneda -- Universidad de Jaén
      Adaptive differentiation in the Brachypodium distachyon species complex
    • 9:15 Pilar Catalán -- Universidad de Zaragoza
      Phylogeny and biogeography of Brachypodium: perennial/annual evolutionary switches
    • 9:35 Ludmila Tyler -- University of Massachusetts
      Building tools for genome-wide association studies: Flowering time helps explain population structure in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 9:55 Jared Streich -- Australian National University​
      A landscape genomics approach to elucidate the genetic and climatic diversity of Brachypodium species
  • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:45-12:30 PLENARY SESSION: Development and growth -- reproductive
    Chairperson: Sinead Drea, University of Leicester, UK
    • 10:45 Keynote Speaker: Cristina Barrero-Sicilia -- Rothamsted Research
      Germination in domesticated and wild Triticeae seeds: comparison between Brachypodium distachyon and Hordeum vulgare
    • 11:30 Koen Geuten -- University of Leuven
      FLOWERING LOCUS C in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 11:50 Syabira Yusoff -- University of Leicester
      Phylogeny and expression profiling of YABBY genes in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 12:10 Tadamasa Sasaki -- RIKEN​
      Analysis of the role of Brachypodium ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase in storage starch biosynthesis
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch Blue Wall - various dining options, on your own
  • 1:30-3:15 PLENARY SESSION: Comparative genomics and crop translation
    Chairperson: Zhiyong Liu, Chinese Agricultural University, PRC
    • 1:30 Keynote Speaker: Rob Alba, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
      Systems-level analysis of drought and heat responses in the model C3 grass Brachypodium distachyon
    • 2:15 Bruno Contreras-Moreira -- Fundación ARAID
      The pangenome of Brachypodium distachyon: estimating the true genomic diversity of a species
    • 2:35 Sofia Kourmpetli -- University of Leicester
      Comparative grain transcriptomics of Brachypodium and temperate crops
    • 2:55 John Vogel -- DOE Joint Genome Institute
      Brachypodium projects at the DOE Joint Genome Institute: expanding the model
  • 3:15 Coffee break
  • 3:45-5:30 PLENARY SESSION: Environmental control of plant development
    Chairperson: Rick Amasino, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    • 3:45 Keynote Speaker: Long Mao - Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
      Posttranscriptional Regulation of FLOWERING LOCUS T in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 4:30 Pip Wilson -- Australian National University
      Investigating changes in the genetic architecture of agriculturally relevant traits in Brachypodium in response to variable climates using genome wide association studies
    • 4:50 Daniel P. Woods -- University of Wisconsin, Madison
      Molecular basis of the ability for short days to substitute for vernalization in the temperate grass, Brachypodium distachyon
    • 5:10 Jill C. Preston -- University of Vermont
      Evolutionary genetic origin(s) of vernalization responsiveness in temperate pooid grasses
  • 5:30 Poster session. Authors of even numbered posters present
  • 6:30 Buffet Dinner, Cape Cod Lounge, Campus Center
  • 8:00 Poster session

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • Marriott Room, 11th floor Campus Center
  • 8:30-10:15 PLENARY SESSION: Abiotic stress
    Chairperson: David Des Marais, Harvard University, USA
    • 8:30 Keynote Speaker: Jean-Benoit Charron, McGill University
      Improving freezing tolerance in grasses: what can we learn from Brachypodium?
    • 9:15 Edoardo Bertolini -- Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
      Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulatory networks controlling leaf cell differentiation during drought stress in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 9:35 David Chan-Rodriguez -- University of Massachusetts
      The mechanism of phytosiderophore secretion mediated by BdTOM1 transporters
    • 9:55 Keiichi Mochida -- RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
      Comparison of metabolic profiles across different growth stages and across different stress conditions between Brachypodium distachyon and wheat
    • 10:15 Coffee
        Richard Sibout -- Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
        Crossing forward and reverse genetic screens to decipher lignification in Brachypodium distachyon
    • 11:30 Closing address