2nd ASPL

The 2nd Asian Symposium on Plant Lipids
30 November -2 December 2007, Tokyo, Japan

(The 20th Japanese Symposium on Plant Lipids)


Friday 30 November

10:00~13:00 Registration
13:00~13:10 Opening remarks
Ikuo Nishida, Norio Murata

Session 1 Chairperson: Hiroyuki Ohta
13:10~13:35 Hajime Wada
Roles of phosphatidylglycerol and cardiolipin in Arabidopsis thaliana
13:35~14:00 Yasushi Kamisaka
Activation of diacylglycerol acyltransferase in oleaginous Saccharomyces cerevisiae constructed by dsnf2 disruption and dga1 overexpression
14:00~14:25 Kenji Matsui
Are green leaf volatiles inter- or intra-plant signal molecules in plants?
14:25~14:50 Oksoo Han
Functional assessment of dual positional specific maize lipoxygenase-1 by transgenic expression in rice plant

14:50~15:20 Coffee break (1/5)

Session 2 Chairperson: Oksoo Han
15:20~15:45 Ghulam Kadir Ahmad Parveez
Evaluation of green fluorescence protein (GFP) as a visual selectable marker for oil palm transformation
15:45~16:10 Chi-Chung Peng
Optimal size of central domain in oleosin for the constitution of artificial oil bodies
16:10~16:35 Nina Sanina
Physicochemical properties of polar lipids underlying thermal adaptation of marine macrophytes

16:35~17:05 Coffee break (2/5)

Session 3 Chairperson: Ghulam Kadir Ahmad Parveez
17:05~17:30 Kausik Vibha
Lipolytic events during seed development and seed germination in sunflower
17:30~17:55 Pei-Luen Jiang
Stable oil bodies sheltered by a unique oleosin in lily pollen
17:55~ 18:20 Toshiya Muranaka
Dual biosynthetic pathway of phytosterols in Arabidopsis

18:20~ Free Time

Saturday 1 December

Session 4 Chairperson: Kenji Matsui
9:00~ 9:25 Mee-Len Chye
Arabidopsis acyl-coenzyme-A binding proteins – An overview
9:25~ 9:50 Lee Yuree
Phosphatidylinositol 4,5 bis-phosphate is important for stomatal opening
9:50~10:15 Hongsthong Apiradee
Proteome analysis of a cyanobacterium, Spirulina platensis, under low temperature

10:15~10:45 Coffee break (3/5)

Session 5 Chairperson: Mee-Len Chye
10:45~11:10 Sanjukta Subudhi
An insight into regulation of Spirulina platensis Δ6-desaturase gene promoter, in
response to temperature stress
11:10~11:35 Peerada Prommeenate
Functional characterization of fatty acid desaturase enzymes of Spirulina platensis in yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
11:35~12:00 Naoki Sato
Comparative genomics of plant lipid metabolism

12:00~14:00 Lunch break

12:00~13:00 JAPLR council meeting (JAPLR secretaries)
13:00~14:00 ASPL Asian advisory meeting (Asian Advisory Committee members)
14:00~14:30 General meeting (JAPLR participants)
14:30~15:00 General meeting (All participants)

15:00~16:30 Poster session

15:00~15:30 Coffee break (4/5)

Special lectures Chairperson: Naoki Sato
16:30~17:20 Kentaro Hanada
Regulation of nonvesicular trafficking of ceramide in mammalian cells
17:20~18:10 Yoshio Hirabayashi
Roles of glucosylated membrane lipids enriched in lipid rafts

18:30~20:30 Banquet (Restaurant Izumi)

Sunday 2 December

Session 6 Chairperson: Yasushi Kamisaka
9:00~ 9:25 Yuki Nakamura
Phosphatidate phosphatases involved in eukaryotic lipid metabolism in Arabidopsis
9:25~ 9:50 Koichi Kobayashi
The roles of two distinct pathways for galactolipid biosynthesis in Arabidopsis
9:50~10:15 Koichiro Awai
Digalactosyldiacylglycerol is required for better photosynthetic growth of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 under phosphate limitation

10:15~10:45 Coffee break (5/5)

Session 7 Chairperson: Hajime Wada
10:45~11:10 Hiroyuki Imai
Characterization of sphingoid base-1-phosphate lyase in Arabidopsis thaliana
11:10~11:35 Ikuo Nishida
A reverse genetic study of phospholipid biosyntheses in Arabidopsis thaliana

11:35 Closing remarks

Poster Presentations
P1 Naoki Sato
Comparative genomics of plant lipid metabolism
P2 Oksoo Han
Functional assessment of dual positional specific maize lipoxygenase by transgenic expression in rice plant
P3 withdrawn
P4 Takashi Aoyama
The Arabidopsis phosphatidylinositol phosphate 5-kinase PIP5K3 is a positive regulator for root hair tip growth
P5 Shinsuke Baba
Regulation of MGDG synthesis by light and cytokinin
P6 Nattayaporn Chirasuwan
Growth and fatty acid composition of the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis C1 in relative to photoperiodicity and light intensity
P7 Svetlana Goncharova
Mechanisms of regulation of fatty acid compositions of membrane glycoglycerolipids from Laminaria japonica during cold acclimation
P8 Yoriko Indou
Expression of transgene in bovine embryos cloned from somatic cells transfected with a humanized FAD3 gene from scarlet flax
P9 Kenta Katayama
Role of the gene for cardiolipin synthase in Arabidopsis thaliana
P10 Keumhwa Kim
Calcium-mediated membrane association of dual positional specific maize lipoxygenase
P11 Tae Hyun Kim
Cutin monomer induces expression of the rice OsLTP5 lipid transfer protein gene
P12 Youngsook Lee
Phosphatidylinositol 4,5 bis-phosphate is important for stomatal opening
P13 Tippawan Mapaisansup
Defect of cytochrome b6f genes expression in Spirulina platensis mutant strain I22
P14 Hiroki Minamioka
Sphingoid long-chain base composition of monoglucosylceramides in Fabaceae
P15 Naoki Mizusawa
Roles of digalactosyldiacylglycerol in photosynthesis
P16 Sayaka Muto
Characterization of Arabidopsis lipopolysaccharide-binding proteins (AtLBP)
P17 Minoru Nagano
The relationship between plant cell death suppressor (ATBI-1) and sphingolipid metabolism
P18 Takafumi Narise
SLR/IAA14 and ARF7/19 mediate membrane lipid alteration during phosphate starvation
P19 Pavinee Kurdrid
Truncation of the N- and C-termini of the Spirulina-Δ6 desaturase reveals their role in enzyme regioselectivity
P20 Takashi Shimada
Oleosins provide freezing tolerance to oil seeds by keeping oil-body sizes small
P21 Mie Shimojima
MGDG synthesis in green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
P22 Matura Sirichantarat
Combine stress response analysis of Spirulina platensis in term of global differentially expressed proteins and changes in fatty acid composition
P23 Koichi Sugimoto
Sulfolipid as an internal sulfur source during sulfur-starvation in Chlamydomoas reinhardtii
P24 Masashi Suzuki
The complete blockage of the mevalonate pathway results in the lethality of the male gametophyte
P25 Hideo Watanabe
Digalactosyldiacylglycerol is required during phosphate deprivation in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803
P26 Kakumyan Pattana
Involvement of cytochrome P450 in 1-octen-3-ol formation in Basidiomycetes
P27 Jong Ho Park
Specific expression of glycine-rich protein genes, AtGRP5 and AtGRP23, induced by a cutin monomer 16-hydroxypalmitic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana


Prof. Ikuo Nishida
Department of Life Science
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Saitama University
Shimo-Okubo 255
Saitama 338-8570 Japan