Plant Metabolism

Abstract deadline extended to Monday, November 10 at 5PM, EST

Theme organizers:

       Edgar Cahoon
Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
           Ruth Welti
    Kansas State Univ.

This theme is made up of four symposia, one scheduled each day of the meeting, Sun – Wed.  Please read below for invited speaker and session schedule information.  In addition to the invited talks listed below, short talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.  To be considered for a volunteered talk in this theme, submit your abstract to an ASBMB topic category number: 2350-2360, by the November 6th submission deadline.  All volunteered abstracts will be programmed for poster presentation.  Those selected for oral presentation will also present a poster.  Programming notifications will be sent in mid-January.  We look forward to seeing you at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, BCEC, March 28 – April 1, 2015.

Vitamin and Amino Acid Metabolism of Plants

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 252A/B

Session Chair: Michael R. Sussman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Invited Speakers:

Gilles J. Basset, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
A systems biology approach to detect the hidden reactions of terpenoid quinone metabolism

Natalia Dudareva, Purdue Univ.
Aromatic amino acid network: biosynthesis, regulation and transport

Andrew D. Hanson, Univ. of Florida
B vitamin damage and its repair or pre-emption

Applying Proteomics and Metabolomics to Understand Plant Function

Monday, March 30, 2015, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 252A/B 

Session Chair: Gilles J. Basset, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

Invited Speakers:

Ana Paula Alonso, The Ohio State Univ.
CarbonQuest: Unfolding the map of seed metabolism

Mike R. Sussman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Use of mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics to characterize a receptor protein kinase-mediated signaling pathway that negatively regulates plant cell growth.

Jay J. Thelen, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
Comparative proteomics of seed maturation in oilseeds

Ruth Welti, Kansas State Univ.
Using lipidomics to probe lipid metabolism

Plant Lipid Metabolism

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:55 PM - 6:10 PM
Room 252A/B 

Session Chair: John M. Dyer, USDA-ARS

Invited Speakers:

Christoph Benning, Michigan State Univ.
Lipid transport involving chloroplast envelope membranes in plants and algae

Edgar Cahoon, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln
To grow or die:  Regulation of plant sphingolipid metabolism

Kent D. Chapman, Univ. of North Texas
Metabolism and actions of <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">N‐acylethanolamines in seedling development

Ljerka Kunst, Univ. of British Columbia
New insights into biosynthesis and secretion of cuticular wax

Plants as Sources of Bioenergy

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room 252A/B

 Session Chair: Ljerka Kunst, Univ. of British Columbia

Invited Speakers:

John M. Dyer, USDA-ARS
Production of oil in plant vegetative tissues

Maureen C. McCann, Purdue Univ.
Tailoring biomass for biochemical, chemical or thermochemical catalytic conversion

Sabeeha Merchant, UCLA
Interpretation of the genome in synchronized Chlamydomonas cells