Scientific program

DAY 1: Monday 18th March 2019

12:50 - 13:00  Opening Remarks                    

13:00 - 13:20  Martin Crespi (Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay, France)

Long non-coding RNAs in alternative splicing regulation (O-1)

13:20 - 13:40  Andreas Wachter (University of Mainz, Germany)

Regulation of light- and sugar-dependent alternative splicing during seedling photomorphogenesis (O-2)

13:40 - 14:00  Shih-Long Tu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Genome-wide analyses to molecular studies for light-regulated alternative splicing in plants (O-3)

14:00 - 14:20  Dorothee Staiger (Bielefeld University, Germany)

Ribonomics approaches to decipher posttranscriptional networks in Arabidopsis (O-4)

14:20 - 14:40        Coffee Break in the poster room in the first basement

14:40 - 15:00  Misato Ohtani (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Possible “RNA processing checkpoint” for cell potency regulation in plants (O-5)

15:00 - 15:20  Byeong-ha Lee (Sogang University, Korea)

Functions of STA1, an Arabidopsis pre-mRNA processing factor 6 homolog (O-6)

15:20 - 15:40  Paula Duque (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal)

Posttranscriptional control of ABA signaling during early plant development (O-7)

15:40 - 15:55  Luqing Zheng (Nanjing Agricultural University, China)

A critical role for alternative splicing in maintaining mineral homeostasis in rice (O-8)

15:55 - 16:15        Coffee Break in the poster room in the first basement

16:15 - 16:35  Sureshkumar Balasubramanian (Monash University, Australia)

Planting ideas for medicine: from thermal responses to human genetic diseases  (O-9)

16:35 - 16:55  Sarah M. Assmann (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Abiotic stress responses of plant RNA structuromes and transcriptomes (O-10)

16:55 - 17:15  Nikoleta A Tzioutziou (University of Dundee, UK)

Rapid cold-induced alternative splicing in Arabidopsis involves a complex network of regulators (O-11)

 17:15 - 17:30  Runxuan Zhang (The James Hutton Institute, UK)

Innovative advanced computational solutions for gene and transcript level analysis using RNA-seq (O-12)


DAY 2: Tuesday 19th March 2019

9:00 - 9:20       Pamela J. Green (University of Delaware, USA)

Insights about the importance of the plant cytoplasmic exoribonuclease, XRN4 (O-13)

9:20 - 9:40       Yukako Chiba (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Physiological effects of Arabidopsis deadenylases, AtCCR4a/b, components of the AtCCR4-NOT complex (O-14)

9:40 - 10:00     Javier F. Palatnik (IBR, CONICET/UNR, Argentina)

Control of cellular programs by microRNA networks during plant growth (O-15)

10:00 - 10:20  Hongwei Guo (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)

The explosion of endogenous 22nt siRNA induces widespread gene silencing and translation inhibition in Arabidopsis (O-16)

10:20 - 10:40       Coffee Break in the poster room in the first basement

10:40 - 11:00   Yuichiro Watanabe (University of Tokyo, Japan)

MicroRNAs regulate Marchantia polymorpha reproduction (O-17)

11:00 - 11:20   Hailing Jin (University of California, USA)

Cross-Kingdom RNAi and small RNA trafficking between plants and fungal pathogens (O-18)

11:20 - 11:40   Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

microRNA 444.1: a key regulator of tillering in barley plants upon heat stress (O-19)

11:40 - 12:00   Ildoo Hwang (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)

Translational control by RNA G-quadruplex/zinc-finger protein in plant development (O-20)

12:00                    Group photo

12:05 - 13:30       Lunch

13:00 - 13:30       Poster presentation (Odd number) in the first basement

13:30 - 13:50  Yukio Kurihara (RIKEN, Japan)

Transcription start site-dependent fine-tuning of gene expression during light exposure in Arabidopsis (O-21)

13:50 - 14:05  Thanin Chantarachot (University of California, USA)

Killing the messenger: regulation of transcriptome and translatome homeostasis by the Arabidopsis DHH1/DDX6-like RNA helicases (O-22)

14:05 - 14:25  Toru Fujiwara (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Mineral nutrient-dependent translational regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana (O-23)

14:25 - 14:45  Du-Hwa Lee (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)

Functions of MRF factors in plant translation under low energy conditions (O-24)

14:45 - 15:05       Coffee Break in the poster room in the first basement

15:05 - 15:25  Johannes Hanson (Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden)

Translational dynamics in seeds (O-25)

15:25 - 15:40  Polly Yingshan Hsu (Michigan State University, USA)

Translational landscape and regulation in tomato revealed by ribosome profiling and transcriptome assembly (O-26)

15:40 - 16:00  Rémy Merret (CNRS-Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France)

Monitoring co-translational mRNA decay targets across Arabidopsis development reveals dynamic features (O-27)

16:00 - 16:15  Daisin Ueno (NAIST, Japan)

Development of comprehensive analysis for detecting cleavage sites in Arabidopsis thaliana (O-28)

 16:20 - 16:55       Poster presentation (Even number) in the first basement

15:55 - 17:30       Poster presentation (Odd number) in the first basement

18:30 - 20:30  Banquet @ Restaurant “Half Time” located in Nara National Museum


DAY 3: Wednesday 20th March 2019


9:00 - 9:20       Albrecht G von Arnim (University of Tennessee, USA)

Regulation of translation in response to reactive oxygen by the protein kinase GCN2 (O-29)

9:20 - 9:35       Guan-Hong Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Target of rapamycin (TOR) and ribosome protein S6 (RPS6) transmit light signals to enhance protein translation in de-etiolating Arabidopsis seedlings (O-30)

9:35 - 9:55       Cécile Bousquet-Anonelli (LGDP-CNRS-UPVD, France)

The Plant LARP6 family of RNA binding proteins: evolutionary history and role in pollen tube guidance (O-31)

9:55 - 10:10     Hiro-oki Iwakawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)

In vitro recapitulation of the secondary siRNA biogenesis in plants (O-32)

10:10 - 10:25  Susheel Sagar Bhat (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

Arabidopsis thaliana mRNA Adenosine Methylase (MTA) is a new player in miRNA biogenesis regulatory pathway (O-33)

10:25 - 10:45       Coffee Break in the poster room in the first basement               

10:45 - 11:05   Alexis Maizel (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Toward a molecular understanding of the specificity of ARGONAUTE action for ta-siRNAs biogenesis (O-34)

11:05 - 11:25   Bernard J. Carroll (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Mechanism of systemic RNAi in plants (O-35)

11:25 - 11:40   Mateusz Bajczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

The NEXT complex controls the proper levels of miRNA precursors in plants (O-36)

11:40 - 11:55   Pierdomenico Perata (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)

Arabidopsis ARGONAUTE 1 and ARGONAUTE 3 regulate RNA silencing pathways under hypoxia (O-37)

 11:55 - 12:10   Hélène Zuber (CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, France)

URT1-mediated uridylation of mRNAs prevents the production of spurious short interfering RNAs (O-38)

12:10 - 13:40       Lunch

13:10 - 13:40       Poster presentation (Even number) in the first basement

 13:40 - 14:00  Jian-Kang Zhu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Understanding the interplay between heterochromatic epigenetic modifications and RNA processing (O-39)

14:00 - 14:20  Motoaki Seki (RIKEN, Japan)

Antisense RNA and epigenome regulation in plant abiotic stress adaptation (O-40)

14:20 - 14:40  Andrzej T. Wierzbicki (University of Michigan, USA)

Genome surveillance by non-coding transcription (O-41)

14:40 - 14:55  Anthony Gobert (IBMP-CNRS, Strasbourg University, France)

Plant RNase P : more than tRNA precursors maturation (O-42)

14:55 - 15:10  Hsing-Yi Cho (National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan)

The SnRK1-eIFiso4G1 signaling relay regulates the translation of specific mRNAs in Arabidopsis under submergence (O-43)

15:10 - 15:25  Douglas G. Muench (University of Calgary, Canada)

Plant PUF RNA-binding proteins: unique RNA binding features of a nucleolar PUF and prospects for engineering RNA binding specificity (O-44)

15:25 - 15:35  Closing Remarks