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Wednesday, September 24
11:00 am  Registration, Poster Set-up, and Vendor Show
2:00 pm “Opening Remarks”
James Carrington, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
2:05 pm "The microbial protein, RaxX, triggers the rice XA21-mediated immune response"
Pam Ronald, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
2:35 pm "The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: An underground association"
Maria Harrison, Ph.D., Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
3:05 pm "RNA silencing, epigenetics and plant defense"
David Baulcombe, Ph.D., University of Cambridge
3:35 pm Break, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
4:05 pm "Host-pathogen interactions inspire efficient methods for engineering plant genomes"
Daniel Voytas, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
4:35 pm "Communicating advances in science and technology to address grand challenges"
Panel Discussion with
-     James Carrington, DDPSC (Moderator)
-     Michael Lohuis, Monsanto
-     Pam Ronald, University of California, Davis
-     Daniel Voytas, University of Minnesota
5:15 pm Poster Viewing (even-numbered) Mixer, and Vendor Show
   
Thursday, September 25
8:30 am Coffee, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
9:00 am "Connecting the dots: Linking PAMP perception to receptor kinase-mediated immune outputs"
Cyril Zipfel, Ph.D., The Sainsbury Laboratory
9:30 am "Sensing, signaling and cell wall dynamics in Cryptococcus neoformans"
Jennifer Lodge, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis
10:00 am Break, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
10:30 am "Detection of enteric pathogens by the nodosome"
Andreas Bäumler, Ph.D., University of California School of Medicine, Davis
11:00 am "Proteomic and functional analyses of plant immune signaling"
Gitta Coaker, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
11:30 am "The plant hormone auxin promotes pathogenesis of Pseudomonas syringae"
Barbara Kunkel, Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis
12:00 pm Lunch (in Upper Atrium; some additional seating in Boardroom)
1:00 pm "All systems go: Uncovering the intricacies of host-pathogen interaction specificity"
Rebecca Bart, Ph.D., Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
1:30 pm "Taking a walk on the wild side: Combining ecology and genomics to deduce the function of legume-microbe interactions in natural and agricultural systems"
Douglas Cook, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
2:00 pm “Structure and functions of the Arabidopsis bacterial root microbiota”
Stijn Spaepen, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
2:30 pm Break, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
3:00 pm "Unraveling quantitative disease resistance with the tomato - Ralstonia solanacearum pathosystem"
Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi, Ph.D., Purdue University
3:30 pm "Pathogen effectors as probes to study plant processes"
Sophien Kamoun, Ph.D., The Sainsbury Laboratory
4:00 pm "A microbial view of human development: the gut microbiota and childhood undernutrition"
Monsanto Lecture presented by Jeffrey Gordon M.D., Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis
5:00 pm Poster Viewing (odd-numbered), Mixer, and Vendor Show
   
Friday, September 26
8:30 am Coffee, Poster Viewing, and Vendor Show
9:00 am "Mechanisms of immune receptor function in resistance to rust fungi"
Peter Dodds, Ph.D., CSIRO Plant Industry
9:30 am "Leveraging genomic tools to fight wheat pathogens"
Ksenia Krasileva, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
10:00 am Break
10:30 am "Rewiring of host transcription promotes Xanthomonas euvesicatoria growth and symptom development"
Mary Beth Mudgett, Ph.D., Stanford University
11:00 am  “Chemical inducers of systemic signaling in plants”
Pradeep Kachroo, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington
11:30 am "Discovery, characterization and exploitation of novel viruses"
David Wang, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis
12:00 pm  “Poster Awards and Closing Remarks”
Rebecca Bart, Ph.D., DDPSC, and Dilip Shah, Ph.D., DDPSC
12:30 pm  Adjournment
Registration questions: please contact Kim Foley by email at muconf9@missouri.edu or by phone at 573-882-9558

Poster abstract submission questions: please contact Jennifer Hartwick at muconf9@missouri.edu or by phone at 573-882-9558

Program content, vendor sponsorship, etc., questions, please contact Kathleen Mackey by email at kmackey@danforthcenter.org or by phone at 314-587-1203