12 - 17 June, 2016, Chania, Crete, Greece

SUNDAY 12 June 2016

18:00                        Registration

20:00-23:00         Welcome Reception - Minoa Palace Hotel


MONDAY 13 June 2016

7:30                           Attendee Registration

8:00-8:30               Welcome Addresses (Imperial Main Hall)

                                      Prof. Ch. Kasimis, Secretary General of Agricultural Policy & Management of European Funds, Ministry of Rural Development and Food

I. Malandrakis, Mayor of Platanias

8.30-10:10            ORAL SESSION – 2  Biosynthesis of cell wall components 

                                      Moderator: Dan Cosgrove, Pennsylvania State University, USA

8:30              S2-01     The structure of Arabidopsis Xyloglucan Xylosyltransferase I and enzymatic activity of Xyloglucan Xylosyltransferase 5
Zabotina Olga, Iowa State University, USA

8:50              S2-02     Purification, crystallisation and structure of AtFUT1, a xyloglucan α-1,2-fucosyltransferase from Arabidopsis
Lerouxel Olivier, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CERMAV, France

9:10              S2-03     Secondary Cell Wall Cellulose Deposition - Simple Polymer, Complicated Biosynthesis
Mansfield Shawn, University of British Columbia, Canada

9:30              S2-04     Extensive S-acylation of the cellulose synthase complex drives its plasma membrane integration
Kumar Manoj, University of Manchester, UK

9:50              S2-05     Golgi-localized STELLO proteins regulate the assembly and trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis
Dupree Paul, University of Cambridge, UK

10:10-10:40         Morning Tea/Coffee Break

10:40-12:20         ORAL SESSION – 3  Cell biology and dynamics of plant cell wall

                                      Moderator: Anja Geitmann, McGill University, Canada

10:40            S3-01     Hetero-trans-ß-glucanase, a new wall remodelling enzyme that covalently attaches cellulose or mixed-linkage glucan to xyloglucan
Frankova Lenka, The University of Edinburgh, UK

11:00            S3-02     A Principle for how Cortical Microtubules Withstand Forces Generated by Motile Cellulose Synthase
Persson Staffan, University of Melbourne, Australia

11:20            S3-03     Regulation of secondary cell wall formation/patterning during differentiation of xylem vessel elements
Demura Taku, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

11:40            S3-04     Functional Analysis of the roles of CSLD proteins during plant cell wall deposition in Arabidopsis
Nielsen Erik, University of Michigan, USA

12:00            S3-05     The role of pectin metabolism, cell wall pH, mechano- and cell wall integrity sensing in growth contro
Hofte Herman, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, Université Paris-Saclay, France

12:20-14:00         Lunch Break

14.00-15:40         ORAL SESSION – 5  Uses of plant cell walls

                                      Moderator: Stephen Fry, The University of Edinburgh, UK

14:00            S5-01     Stacking of traits for improved biofuel production
Scheller Henrik, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  USA

14:20            S5-02     A new generation of chromogenic substrates for high-throughput screening of carbohydrate active enzymes and proteases
Schückel Julia, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

14:40            S5-03     Molecular, nanoscale and mesoscale determinants of biomass recalcitrance
McCann Maureen, Purdue University, USA

15:00            S5-04     Light-weight load-bearing aerogels from plant-derived mannans
Tenkanen Maija, University of Helsinki, Finland

15:20            S5-05     Engineering Crops for Whole-Plant-Usage concepts through Modification of the Cell Wall Polymer Callose
Hanak Tobias, University of Hamburg, Germany

15:40-17:00         Poster Session and Coffee (Imperial 1,2,3,4 Halls)

17:00-18:40         ORAL SESSION – 5  Uses of plant cell walls

                                      Moderator: Harholt Jesper, Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Denmark

17:00            S5-06     CESA9 Conserved-site Mutation Affects CESA-Complex Integrity for Low-DP Cellulose Biosynthesis in Rice
Peng Liangcai, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

17:20            S5-07     Time lapse, multiscale and microfluidic approach using multimodal multispectral autofluorescence and infrared imaging to follow enzyme localization and cell wall changes during biomass hydrolysis
Guillon Fabienne, INRA, Nantes, France

17:40            S5-08     Cell wall polysaccharides from cereal grains as functional ingredients in formulated food products: structure – function relations
Costas G. Biliaderis, Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry, Aristotle University, Greece

18:00            S5-09     The complexity of the Ruminococcus flavefaciens cellulosome reflects an expansion in glycan recognition
Venditto Immacolata, Newcastle University, UK

18:20            S5-10     Genetics of plant cell walls: forage maize as a model and a crop
Trindade Luisa, Wageningen University, Netherlands



TUESDAY 14 June 2016

8.30-10.10            ORAL SESSION – 8 
Cell wall interactions with microorganisms and the environment/Signaling and defense

                                      Moderator: Georg Seifert, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria

8:30              S8-01     Xyloglucan is released by plant roots and has the capacity to increase soil particle aggregation
Galloway Andrew, University of Leeds, UK

8:50              S8-02     Cell Wall Sensing By Wall Associated Kinases
Kohorn Bruce, Bowdoin College, USA

9:10              S8-03     PMEI10, PMEI11 and PMEI12 are novel regulators of pectin remodeling in plant immunity
Lionetti Vincenzo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

9:30              S8-04     Modulation of cell wall synthetic machinery in barley papillae induced during infection with Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei alters papillae cell wall composition and susceptibility
Little Alan, University of Adelaide , Australia

9:50              S8-05     Root defense, role of the root extracellular matrix
Driouich Azeddine, Normandie University at Rouen, France

10:10-10:40         Morning Tea/Coffee Break

10:40-12:20         ORAL SESSION – 2  Biosynthesis of cell wall components 

                                      Moderator: Markus Pauly, University of Duesseldorf, Germany

10:40            S2-06     Elucidation of the catalytic mechanisms of monolignol biosynthetic enzymes to enable protein engineering-based cell wall modification 
Vermerris Wilfred, University of Florida, USA

11:00            S2-07     Progress Toward Structural Understanding of Cellulose Synthesis by Plants
Nixon B. Tracy, Pennsylvania State University, USA

11:20            S2-08     Pectin Biosynthetic Activity of Arabidopsis GAUTs Heterologously Expressed in HEK293 Cells
Engle Kristen, University of Georgia, USA

11:40            S2-09     Hemicelluloses Produced by MUCILAGE-RELATED Proteins Determine the Organization of Polysaccharides in the Arabidopsis Seed Coat Epidermis
Voiniciuc Catalin, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Germany

12:00            S2-10     Accumulation of new cell wall in plant without secondary cell wall
Mitsuda Nobutaka

12:20-14:00         Lunch Break

14:00-15:40         ORAL SESSION – 3  Cell biology and dynamics of plant cell wall

                                      Moderator: Mary Tierney, University of Vermont, USA

14:00            S3-06     Mechano-chemical polarization of cell walls drives shape coordination
Majda Mateusz, UMEÅ, Sweden

14:20            S3-07     XTH-mediated covalent-linking between cellulose and cellulose
Nishitani Kazuhiko, Tohoku University, Japan

14:40            S3-08     Using Live-Cell Imaging to Compare Cellulose Biosynthesis in Primary Cell Walls and Induced Secondary Cell Walls
Li Shundai, Pennsylvania State University, USA

15:00            S3-09     Identification of a sphingolipid mannosyltransferase that is required for normal cellulose deposition in Arabidopsis
Mortimer Jenny, Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA

15:20            S3-10     RUBY PARTICLES IN MUCILAGE (RUBY) is a putative glyoxal oxidase required for cell wall strengthening
Sola Kresimir, The University of British Columbia, Canada

15:40-16:10         Afternoon Coffee Break

16:10-17:10         ORAL SESSION – 3  Cell biology and dynamics of plant cell wall

                                      Moderator: Christoph Ringli, University of Zurich, Switzerland

16:10            S3-11     Actin and myosins XI are involved in trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis
Staiger Christopher J., Purdue University, USA

16:30            S3-12     Secretion of pectin and cell wall proteins in seed coat epidermal cells of Arabidopsis
Lee Yi-Chen, University of British Columbia, Canada

17:00            S3-13     Turning on the Lights: Using Click Chemistry to Probe Polysaccharide Delivery, Assembly, and Dynamics in Plant Cell Walls
Anderson Charles, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

17:10-19:00         Poster Session (Imperial 1,2,3,4 Halls)


WEDNESDAY 15 June 2016

8:30-10:30            ORAL SESSION – 2  Biosynthesis of cell wall components 

                                      Moderator: Antony Bacic, University of Melbourne, Australia

8:30              S2-11     Recovery of the cse and ccr1 mutant phenotype via vessel-specific complementation
Vanholme Ruben, University of Gent, Belgium

8:50              S2-12     Molecular Structure of a Cellulose Synthase Plant-Conserved Region by X-ray Crystallography and Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Possible Function in the Catalytic Domain
Carpita Nicholas C., Purdue University, USA

9:10              S2-13     Designer Lignins: Inspirations from Nature
Ralph John, DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, USA

9:30              S2-14     Cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis in oomycete pathogens
Bulone Vincent, University of Adelaide, Australia

9:50              S2-15     Role of Arabidopsis thaliana KNOTTED-LIKE (KNOX) transcription factors in the regulation of cell wall biosynthesis
Douglas Carl, University of British Columbia, Canada

10:10            S2-16     Understanding the mechanism of (1,3; 1,4)-β-D-Glycan Synthesis in cereals
Doblin Monika, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Australia

10:30-11:00         Morning Tea/Coffee Break

11:00-12:20         ORAL SESSION – 4 
Functions of plant cell walls: growth morphogenesis & development

                                      Moderator: Paul Knox, University of Leeds, UK

11:00            S4-01     Genetic and chemical genomic dissection of the cell adhesion mechnanisms in plants
Mouille Gregory, INRA, Versailles, Finland

11:20            s4-02     Pectin dynamics regulated by endogenous pectate lyases, leading to proper control of cell proliferation in Arabidopsis
Ohtani Misato, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan

11:40            S4-03     Hydroxyproline O-arabinosyltransferase mutants oppositely alter tip growth in Arabidopsis thaliana and Physcomitrella patens
MacAlister Cora, University of Michigan, USA

12:00            S4-04     How the walls are made in the stem cell niche of the plant shoot
Wightman Raymond, University of Cambridge, UK

12:20-12:50         Noon Coffee Break

12:50-14:10         ORAL SESSION – 4 
Functions of plant cell walls: growth morphogenesis & development

                                      Moderator: Helen North, INRA

12:50            S4-05     The effect of cell wall polymer interactions on seed mucilage architecture
Harpaz-Saad Smadar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

13:10            S4-06     Establishment of polarity in subsidiary cell mother cells of Zea  mays stomatal complexes begins with the differentiation of the matrix cell wall materials
Giannoutsou Eleni, University of Athens, Greece

13:30            S4-07     Two small multigene hydroxyproline-O-galactosyltransferase families function in arabinogalactan-protein glycosylation, growth and development in Arabidopsis
Showalter Allan, Ohio University, United States

13:50            S4-08     The Role of xylem morhology on freezing tolerance as indicated by the Arabidopsis Xylan O-acetyltransferase mutant tbl29/ esk1 and its suppresor ess1
Pauly Markus, University of Duesseldorf, Germany

14:10-15:30         Lunch

16.00                        Technical Tour


THURSDAY 16 June 2016

8:30-9:50               ORAL SESSION – 1  Plant Cell wall structure and Evolution

                                      Moderator: Breeanna Urbanowicz, University of Georgia, USA

8:30              S1-01     Biosynthesis of a novel mixed-linkage arabinoglucan cell wall polysaccharide in Physcomitrella patens
Alison W. Roberts, University of Rhode Island, USA

8:50              S1-02     Biochemical Evidence of Fucosylated Xyloglucan in Charophycean Green Algae
Mikkelsen Maria Dalgaard, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

9:10              S1-03     A new monoclonal antibody to pectic type I arabinogalactan
Ralet Marie-Christine, INRA, Nantes, France

9:30                              Best Poster Award and Presentation of candidatures for the organization of the next Cell Wall Meeting

9:50-10:20            Morning Tea/Coffee Break

10:20-11:40         ORAL SESSION – 1  Plant Cell wall structure and Evolution

                                      Moderator: Zoë Popper, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

10:20            S1-04     Cell-wall assembly during growth and cell elongation in brown algae
Siméon Amandine, Marine Glycobiology group, Roscoff, France

10:40            S1-05     Supramolecular 3D Nano-Architecture of Arabidopsis Plant Cell Walls by Cryo-Electron Tomography of Vitreous Sections
Auer Manfred, Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab, USA

11:00            S1-06     Variation in xylan structure: implications for the evolution and biosynthesis of monocot cell walls
Peña Maria J., University of Georgia, USA

11:20            S1-07     Algal xylan synthase proves functional orthology between algal and plant cell walls
Harholt Jesper, Carlsberg Research Laboratory, Denmark

11:40-13:00         Poster Session (Imperial 1,2,3,4 Halls)/ Open table discussion: 
Increase Participation and Diversity (Imperial Main Hall)
Coffee Break

13:00-14:40         Lunch Break

14:40-16:20         ORAL SESSION – 4 
Functions of plant cell walls: growth morphogenesis & development

                                      Moderator: Alison Roberts, University of Rhode Island, USA

14:40            S4-09     Pollen tubes and pathogens: who’s got the moves like JAGGER?
Coimbra Sílvia, University of Porto, Portugal

15:00            S4-10     Mechanics of lobe formation in interlocking plant cells
Anja Geitmann, University of Montreal, Canada

15:20            S4-11     Integration of cell wall feedback signalling with intracellular growth regulation
Wolf Sebastian, COS Heidelberg, Germany

15:40            S4-12     A tension-microtubule feedback controls plant shapes through cellulose synthase guidance
Verger Stéphane, INRA, CNRS, ENS, UCB Lyon 1, France

16:00            S4-13     While reaching for the sky, what controls hypocotyl growth?
Bou Daher Firas, University of Cambridge, UK

16:20-16:50         Coffee Break

16:50-18:10         ORAL SESSION – 2  Biosynthesis of cell wall components 

                                      Moderator: Rachel Burton,University of Adelaide, Australia

16:50            S2-17     The identification of Golgi UDP-Aarabinofuranose transporters in Aarabidopsis
Ebert Berit, The University of Melbourne, Australia

17:10            S2-18     UDP-uronic acid transporters are important providing galacturonic acid and arabinose, but not xylose, inot the cell wall
Ariel Orellanaa, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

17:30            S2-19     Identification of genes that regulate mixed-linkage glucan biosynthesis in Brachypodium distachyon
Wilkerson Curtis, Michigan State University, USA

17:50            S2-20     Post-translational control of cellulose biosynthesis: comparing the function of CESA5 and CESA6 in seed coat mucilage biosynthesis
Griffiths Jonathan, Institute Jean-Pierre Bourgin , France

18:10            S2-21     The BIN2 protein kinase directly phosphorylates Arabidopsis CesA1 and negatively regulates cellulose biosynthesis
Wallace Ian, University of Nevada, USA

20:00                        Gala Dinner


FRIDAY 17 June 2016

8:30-9:50               ORAL SESSION – 6   Biomechanics of plants

                                      Moderator: Laigeng Li, ChineseAcademy of Sciences, China

8:30              S6-01     Distinctive Microfibril Motions Visualized by AFM during Mechanical Extension and Cell Wall Loosening
Zhang Tian, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

8:50              S6-02     Pollen Tube: From Cell Wall Composition and Ultrastructure to Cell Mechanics and Growth
Ndinyanka Fabrice Tohnyui, University of Zurich, Switzerland

9:10              S6-03     Effects of CTL2 down-regulation on tension wood formation in GM poplars
Šećerović Amra, 1INRA, France

9:30              S6-04     Stomatal Cell Wall Crystallinity: Distinctive structural patterns in diverse phylogenetic groups
Shtein Ilana, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

9:50-10:20            Morning Tea/Coffee Break

10:20-11:40         ORAL SESSION – 7 
Emerging approaches in cell wall biology and Computational modeling of plant cell wall

                                      Moderator: Hahn Michael, University of Georgia, USA

10:20            S7-01     An integrated computational and experimental approach to discover systems-level controls of morphogenesis
Szymanski Dan, Purdue University, USA

10:40            S7-02     Combined experimental and computational approaches reveal distinct pH-controlled inhibiting capacities of Arabidopsis Pectin MethylesteraseInhibitors (PMEIs)
Lefebvre Valérie, Université de Picardie, France

11:00            S7-03     From Octamer to Rosette: Structural rearrangements determine activity of the (1,3)-β-glucan synthase complex
Voigt Christian, University of Hamburg, Germany

11:20            S7-04     An updated collection of Arabidopsis Glycosyltransferase (GT) clones and an enzymatic characterisation platform for plant cell wall research
Zeng Wei, The University of Melbourne, Australia

11:40-12:10         Noon Coffee Break

12:10-13:30         ORAL SESSION – 7 
Emerging approaches in cell wall biology and Computational modeling of plant cell wall

                                      Moderator: Kim Johnson, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

12:10            S7-05     Synthetic plant carbohydrates as a toolbox for cell wall biology
Pfrengle Fabian, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

12:30            S7-06     In vivo tagging of non-cellulosic plant cell wall glycans using tagged CBM and scFv probes
Hahn Michael, University of Georgia, USA

12:50            S7-07     Raman microscopy combined with multivariate data analysis to reveal plant cell wall structure and the deposition of hydrophobising substances on the micro- and nanoscale
Gierlinger Notburga, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria, Hochschule Zurich, Switzerland, EMPA-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research, Switzerland

13:10            S7-08     Modelling Plant Cell Walls: linking specific wall structures with plant response to stress and fitness
Eva Miedes, Universidad Politécnica Madrid., Spain

13:20-15:20         Light Lunch