DAY 1: JUNE 17, 2019

16.15 Welcome

16:30–18:00 Session 1 – Long-distance signaling. Chair: Elsbeth Walker, University of Massachusetts

16:30-17:00 Ted Farmer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

17:00-17:30 Fritz Kragler, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany

17:30-17.45 Sally Mackenzie, Pennsylvania State University, Sensory plastid induction of epigenetic reprogramming in response to abiotic stress

17.45-18:00 Byung-Kook Ham, University of Saskatchewan, Role of phloem-mediated long-distance signaling under nutrient-limited stress conditions

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Keynote 1 Chun-Ming Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, China

20:30 Reception


DAY 2: JUNE 18, 2019

08:30–10:30 Session 2 – The path: Phloem structure, biochemistry, and physiology. Chair: Shmuel Wolf, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

08:30- 09:00 Michael Knoblauch, Washington State University, USA

09:00-09:30 Antia Villalon-Rodriguez, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

09:30-09:45 Kirsten Knox, University of Edinburgh, Illuminating the translocation stream

09:45-10:00 Rozenn Le Hir, INRA-IJPB, Looking deep inside the phloem and xylem cell wall composition by Synchrotron FTIR and Raman spectroscopy

10:00-10:15 Kaare Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, Controlling intercellular flow through mechanosensitive plasmodesmata nanopores

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30–12:00 Session 3 – The path: Xylem structure, biochemistry, and physiology. Chair: George Chuck, Plant Gene Expression Center/U.C. Berkeley

10:30-11:00 Siobhan Brady, University of California Davis, USA

11:00-11:30 Annelie Carlsbecker, Uppsala University, Sweden

11:30-11:45 Yael Grunwald, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Blue light increases leaf hydraulic conductance via xylem acidification

11:45-12:00 Aleksandra Słupianek, University of Wroclaw, Seasonal changes in the intensity of intercellular transport in wood

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:30–15:00 Session 4 – Plasmodesmata structure-function. Chair: Max Kraner, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

13:30-14:00 Tessa Burch-Smith, University of Tennessee, USA

14:00-14:30 Christine Faulkner, John Innes Centre, UK Australia

14:30-14:45 Grayson Ostermeyer, Washington State University, Modeling the Root Protophloem Unloading Network

14:45-15:00 Andrea Paterlini, Sainsbury Laboratory, Sphingolipids influence plasmodesmata ultrastructure, cell wall and cell-cell transport

15:00 Coffee Break

15:15–17:00 Session 5 – Source to sink transport. Chair: Sylvie Dinant, INRA-IJPB

15:15-15:45 Uwe Sonnewald, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

15:45-16:15 Yong-Ling Ruan, University of Newcastle,

16:15-16:30 Johannes Liesche, Northwest A&F University, Acclimation and adaptation of phloem loading through regulation of sucrose transporter AtSUC2

16:30-16:45 Brian Ayre, University of North Texas, Domesticated cotton (Gossypium spp.) phloem loads from the apoplast using a single member of its nine-member sucrose transporter gene family

16:45-17:00 Jess Gersony, Harvard University, Carbon export patterns in relation to diurnal and seasonal carbon and water dynamics in red oak leaves

17:00 Break

17:15–18:00 Session 6a – Developmental regulation: vascular patterning and function. Chair: Bojan Gujas, ETH Zürich

17:15-17:45 Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, University of Leeds, UK

17:45-18:00 Anthony Bishopp, University of Notingham, A core mechanism for specifying root vascular pattern can replicate the anatomical variation seen in diverse plant species

18:00-19:00 Dinner

19:00–20:00 Session 6b – Developmental regulation: vascular patterning and function. Chair: Bojan Gujas, ETH Zürich

19:00-19:30 Juan Du, Zhejiang University, China

19:30-19:45 Ondrej Smetana, University of Helsinki, Origin and growth of vascular cambium in Arabidopsis root

19:45-20:00 Margaret Frank, Cornell University, Missed connection: understanding the molecular basis for graft-incompatibility in “Pepmato” and “Tomepper”

20:00 Poster Session


DAY 3: JUNE 19, 2019

08:30–10:30 Session 7 – Developmental regulation: xylem and phloem specification and differentiation. Chair: Yuki Nakamura, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica

08:30-09:00 Peter Etchells, Durham University, UK

09:00-09:30 Ykä Helariutta, University of Helsinki, Finland

09:30-09:45 Elisabeth Truernit, ETH Zurich, An update on the role of OCTOPUS-LIKE genes in plant vascular development

09:45-10:00 Moritz Graeff, University of Lausanne, Developing phloem orchestrates plant organ formation through intersection of brassinosteroid and CLE peptide signals

10:00-10:15 Emilie Aubry, INRA-IJPB, Importance of sugar homeostasis within xylem parenchyma cells to sustain xylem development

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30–12:00 Session 8 – Regulatory mechanisms of vascular transport. Chair: Elizabeth Kastanaki, ETH Zurich, Institute of Molecular Plant Biology

10:30-11:00 Rainer Hedrich, University of Würzburg, Germany

11:00-11:30 Missy Holbrook, Harvard University, USA

11:30-11:45 Ben Babst, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Sugar Loading Is Not Required For Phloem Sap Flow In Maize Plants

11:45-12:00 Chao Xia, Purdue University, Elucidation of the Mechanisms of Long-Distance mRNA Movement in a Nicotiana benthamiana/Tomato and a Canola/Arabidopsis Heterograft System

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:30 Break – Visit surrounding area as you wish

15:30 –17:45 Poster Session

18:00 Conference Dinner


DAY 4: JUNE 20, 2019

08:30–10:15 Session 9 – Cell biology and biophysics of vascular transport. Chair: Tanmayee Torne, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

08:30- 09:30 Keynote 2 – Kathy Steppe, Ghent University, Belgium

09:30-9:45 Daniella Rodriguez-Zaccaro, University of California Davis, The genetic regulation of vessel anatomical traits in hybrid poplar

09:45-10:00 Alí Segovia-Rivas, Instituto de Biología UNAM, Plant height and hydraulics across climatic gradients in Viburnum

10:00 Coffee Break

10:15–12:00 Session 10 – Vascular transport and patterning under environmental stress. Chair: Ji-Young Lee, Seoul National University

10:15-10:45 Jarmila Pitterman, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

10:45-11:15 Satoka Yoshida, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

11:15-11:30 Michitaka Notaguchi, Nagoya University, Study on the mechanism of Nicotiana interfamily grafting

11:30-11:45 Karen Kloth, Wageningen University, Getting beyond the parietal layer – phloem-based resistance to (a)biotic stress

11:45 -12.00 Closing Remarks & Details on next PVB

12:00–13:00 Lunch