July 24–26, 2017, Walnut Creek, CA
The aim of this meeting is to bring together a diverse group of investigators interested in the role of secondary metabolites in plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions. The meeting’s goals include mediating an exchange of ideas and approaches for studying and manipulating the impact of secondary metabolites on environmental systems and to serve as an opportunity for the meeting participants to learn about JGI capabilities available to them.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration extended until June 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm PST or once we reach our maximum capacity of 200 participants.
The draft agenda can be downloaded here.
- Opening Keynote Speaker: Jo Handelsman, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, “Convergence of model systems and the natural world”
- Closing Keynote Speaker: Gerald Tuskan, Oak Ridge National Lab, “Interkingdom signaling: a Populus case study”
- Ronnie de Jonge, Utrecht University, Netherlands, “(Understanding the Role of) the Root Microbiome and Plant Health”
- Alisa Huffaker, UC San Diego, “Understanding the role of specialized metabolic networks mediating biotic interactions in maize through integrated multidisciplinary approaches”
- Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK, “Membrane trafficking at the host-pathogen interface”
- Nancy Keller, University of Wisconsin Madison, “Omics Approaches to Deorphanize Fungal Natural Products”
- Jie Luo, Huazhong Agricultural University, China, “Dissection of Metabolic and Phenotypic Traits in Major Crops”
- David Mead, Varigen Biosciences, “Metagenomic and Synthetic Biology Approaches for Natural Product Discovery”
- Sarah O’Connor, John Innes Centre, UK, “Harnessing the Chemistry and Biology of Plant Metabolism”
- Caroline Roper, UC Riverside, “Plant associated biomes & effects on the environment”
- Gary Siuzdak, The Scripps Research Institute, “Cloud-Based Systems Biology guided by Metabolomics”
- Michael Smanski, University of Minnesota, “Redesigning the Genetics of Secondary Metabolism in Streptomyces”
- Eriko Takano, The University of Manchester, UK, “Harnessing Synthetic Biology for the Production of Fine and Specialty Chemicals”
- Yi Tang, UC Los Angeles, “Genome Mining for New Herbicide”
- Matthew Traxler, UC Berkeley, “Specialized metabolism in Root Nodule Communities”
- Gillian Turgeon, Cornell University, “Comparative Phylogenomics Identifies Fungal Secondary Metabolites Allied with Virulence to Plant Hosts”
- Wenjun Zhang, LBNL, “Discovery of Novel Signaling Secondary Metabolites from Clostridium”
- Huimin Zhao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Discovery and Engineering of Novel Natural Products via Synthetic Biology”