5th ASPL

The Fifth Asian Symposium on Plant Lipids
29 September – 1 December, 2013
Kimdaejung Convention Center Gwangju KOREA
List of Speakers for 2013ASPL
Hosted by and supported by
The Korean Society of Plant Biologists
and Chonnam National University

Friday 29 November 2013
Plenary Lecture 1
Ivo Feussner (Georg-August-University)
Oxylipins in the non-flowering plant Physcomitrella patens

Session 1. Hormone signaling 1
Takashi Hashimoto (NAIST)
Jasmonate-inducible biosynthesis and transport of tobacco alkaloids
John Browse (IBC, Washington State University)
JAZ protein interactions expand our knowledge of jasmonate signaling
OhkMae K. Park (Korea University)
GDSL lipase 1 modulates plant immunity in association with ethylene
Plenary Lecture 2
Zhiyong Wang (Stanford University)
Brassinosteroid signaling in plant

Session 2. Hormone signaling 2
Sung-Hwa Choe (Seoul National University)
Signaling pathways for the regulation of Brassinosteroid biosynthesis
Jae-Yean Kim (Gyeongsang National University)
Auxin-mediated plasmodesmal callose switch controls auxin gradient
formation in plants
Youngsook Lee (Postech)
ABA transporters and their regulation
Sooyoung Kim (Chonnam National University)
Role of MAP kinases in ABA signaling

Session 3. Environmental Stress 1
Shuhua Yang (China Agriculture University)
The role of protein kinases in cold stress
Ryozo Imai (NARO Hokkaido Agricultural Research Center)
Cold shock domain proteins and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis
Mee Len Chye (University of Hong Kong)
Function of Arabidopsis Acyl-CoA-Binding Proteins in Environmental Stress

Session 4. Environmental Stress 2
Hyun-Sook Pai (Yonsei University)
Chaperone-like Protein of POR (CPP1) modulates chloroplast biogenesis as
a regulator of the light-dependent protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR)
Jeong Sheop Shin (Korea University)
CBS domain-containing proteins (CDCPs) modulate development by
regulating the thioredoxin system in Arabidopsis
Kyong-Whan Back (Chonnam National University)
Regulation of melatonin biosynthesis in rice plant
Saturday 30 November 2013

Session 5. Plant Development
Zhizhong Gong (China Agriculture University)
Transcriptional gene silencing mediated by RdDM independent pathway
Yeonhee Choi (Seoul National University)
ICU2, the catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase alpha, is required for the
stable inheritance of histone modification
Xiaodong Xu (Hebei Normal University)
Morning Tea Time is critical to Circadian System in Arabidopsis

Session 6. An Omics Approach in Plant Lipids
Hiroyuki Ohta (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
The genome of Charophyte Klebsormidium flaccidium reveals evolution of
various metabolic pathways from algae to land plants

Session 7. Membrane Lipids and Waxes
Fred Beisson (Aix Marseille University)
Biosynthesis of cutin hydroxyacids in Arabidopsis thaliana
Ljerka Kunst (British Columbia University)
New developments in understanding of cuticular wax biosynthesis and
Edgar Cahoon (Nebraska–Lincoln University)
To Grow or Die: Piecing Together the Regulation of Sphingolipid
Homeostasis in Plants
Hajime Wada (Tokyo University)
Role of lipids in photosynthesis
Ikuo Nishida (Saitama University)
The role of phosphatidylserine in the development of Arabidopsis roots

Session 8. Storage Lipid Synthesis and Mobilisation
Yonghua Li-Beisson (Aix Marseille University)
Screens, mutants, and –omics approaches toward understanding of lipid
metabolic pathways in the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Sunday 1 December 2013

Session 9. Plant Lipid Signaling and Defense :
Oxylipins, Sterols, Terpenoids and Isoprenoids
Aardra Kachroo (Kentucky University)
Glycerolipid-mediated plant defense signaling

Session 10. Plant Lipid Biotechnology
Hyun Uk Kim (RDA)
Senescence-inducible LEC2 accumulates triacylglycerols in Arabidopsis
leaves by differential modulation of genes involved in the synthesis of fatty
acids and triacylglycerols