Tuesday, June 21, 2016
5:30-8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies and Silver Medal Presentations
5:45-6:30 pm
Exploring ABA receptors for water use-efficient plants
Erwin Grill, Technische Universität München, Germany
6:30-7:15 pm
Strigolactone biosynthesis and action in rice and Arabidopsis
Shinjiro Yamaguchi, Tohoku University, Japan
7:15-8:00 pm
There and back again
Peter McCourt, University of Toronto, Canada
  Wednesday, June 22, 2016
9:00-10:30 am
Plenary I: Hormone Metabolism & Transport
Session Chair: Hitoshi Sakakibara, Japan
9:00-9:05 am Sponsor talk: Hitoshi Sakakibara, RIKEN CSRS
9:05-9:35 am

Regulation of synthesis and transport of cytokinins for quantitative and qualitative tuning of actions for plant growth optimization
Hitoshi Sakakibara, RIKEN CSRS, Japan 
9:35-10:05 am
PIN-dependent auxin transport in land plants and beyond
Jiri Friml, IST, Austria
10:05-10:35 am
Tailoring Carlactone
Salim Al-Babili, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
11:00-12:30 pm
Plenary II: Novel Signaling Molecules
Session Chair: Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi, Nagoya University, Japan
11:00-11:30 am
Identification of novel peptide hormones in plants           
Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi, Nagoya University, Japan
11:30-12:00 pm
Antheridiogen determines sex in ferns via a spatiotemporally split gibberellin synthesis pathway
Miyako Ueguchi-Tanaka, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center,
12:00-12:30 pm
Binding of RALF1 to the FERONIA receptor kinase downregulates the plasma membrane H+-ATPase and reduces cell elongation in roots
Miyoshi Haruta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
2:00-3:30 pm

Concurrent 1A: Hormone Interaction
Session sponsored by Agrisera

Session Chair: Steve Penfield, UK
2:00-2:18 pm
Maternal control of progeny seed behaviour
Steve Penfield, John Innes Centre, UK
2:20-2:38 pm
A cellular basis for decision-making in Arabidopsis seeds
George Bassel, University of Birmingham, UK
2:40-2:58 pm
Hormonal control of rice shoot gravitropism and tiller angle
Yonghong Wang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
3:00-3:08 pm

The pea branching RMS2 gene encodes the PsAFB4/5 auxin receptor and is involved in an auxin-strigolactone regulation loop
Catherine Rameau, INRA Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, France
3:10-3:18 pm
Interaction of cytokinin with auxin and ethylene in the control of primary root growth
G. Eric Schaller, Dartmouth College, USA
2:00-3:30 pm

Concurrent 1B: Abiotic Interactions
Session sponsored by Performance Plants Inc.

Session Chair: Motoaki Seki, RIKEN CSRS, Japan
2:00-2:18 pm
Release of GTP exchange factor mediated regulation of abscisic acid signal transduction through ABA-induced rapid processing of RopGEFs
Julian Schroeder, University of California San Diego, USA
2:20-2:38 pm

Control of plant phosphate homeostasis by SPX inositol polyphosphate sensor domains
Rebekka Wild, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2:40-2:58 pm
Novel Epigenetic, RNA and Peptide Regulation in Plant Abiotic Stress Responses 
Motoaki Seki, RIKEN CSRS, Japan
3:00-3:13 pm
Tissue-specific regulation of gibberellin signaling fine-tunes the iron availability responses
Jean-Michel Davière, IBMP-CNRS, France
3:15-3:28 pm
Enhancement of ABA receptor confers water-saving drought tolerance in wheat
Masanori Okamoto, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University, Japan
2:00-3:30 pm

Concurrent 1C: Hormone Perception
Session sponsored by Science Signaling

Session Chair: Kimberley Snowden, New Zealand
2:00-2:18 pm
Strigolactone perception by DAD2 and the environmental control of branching
Kimberley Snowden, The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
2:20-2:38 pm
A mechanism of rapid ABA signaling inactivation through tyrosine nitration of PYR/PYL/RCAR receptors
José Léon, IBMCP (CSIC-UPV), Spain
2:40-2:58 pm
Probing strigolactone receptors in Striga hermonthica with fluorescence
Yuichiro Tsuchiya, Nagoya University, Japan
3:00-3:08 pm
Understanding Auxin perception and selectivity
Mussa Quareshy, University of Warwick, UK
3:10-3:18 pm
The D14 strigolactone receptor: part-enzyme and part-receptor
Alexandre de Saint Germain, Salk Institute, USA
3:20-3:28 pm
Ligand-induced transitions in the phosphorylation status of ethylene receptors in tomato fruit
Yusuke Kamiyoshihara, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Japan
4:00-5:30 pm

Concurrent 2A: Hormone Metabolism
Session sponsored by Canadian Life Science

Session Chair: Yunde Zhao, University of California, San Diego, USA
4:00-4:18 pm
Auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis 
Yunde Zhao, University of California, San Diego, USA
4:20-4:38 pm
Regulation of gibberellin catabolism by touch 
Theo Lange, TU Braunschweig, Germany
4:40-4:58 pm
SOL1 and other peptidases are responsible for CLE peptide processing mechanisms 
Shinichiro Sawa, Kumamoto University, Japan
5:00-5:08 pm
Oxidative inactivation of auxin by DAO1 regulates growth in Arabidopsis thaliana 
Wendy Peer, University of Maryland, USA
5:10-5:18 pm
Biochemical Characterization of More Axillary Growth in Strigolactone Biosynthesis 
Takahito Nomura, Utsunomiya University, Japan
5:20-5:28 pm
Jasmonoyl-isoleucine catabolic pathways provide new insights into jasmonate homeostasis 
Thierry Heitz, IBMP-CNRS Strasbourg University, France
4:00-5:30 pm

Concurrent 2B: Hormone Transport
Session sponsored by PeerJ

Session Chair: Mitsunori Seo, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
4:00-4:18 pm
Functional screening of plant hormone transporters using modified yeast two-hybrid systems with receptor complexes
Mitsunori Seo, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
4:20-4:38 pm
NPF proteins are part of protein regulatory network involved in hormone-dependent nutrient sensing
Benoit Lacombe, CNRS, Montpellier, France
4:40-4:58 pm
Long-distance transport of endogenous gibberellins in Arabidopsis
Patrick Achard, IBMP-CNRS, France
5:00-5:08 pm
The over expression of the strigolactone transporter PDR1 as a tool to improve plant growth on phosphate poor soils
Lorenzo Borghi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
5:10-5:18 pm
Intracellular auxin gradient is essential for the tip growth of a protonemal cell in the moss, Physcomitrella patens
Kousuke Fukui, Okayama University of Science, Japan
5:20-5:28 pm
JEFF1 and JEFF2 facilitate jasmonate efflux and affect the wound response in Arabidopsis thaliana
Hussam Nour-Eldin, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
4:00-5:30 pm

Concurrent 2C: Hormone Genomics
Session sponsored by Cell and Systems Biology at University of Toronto

Session Chair: David Nelson, University of Georgia, USA
4:00-4:18 pm
Harnessing the power of molecular evolutionary analysis to understand strigolactone signaling
David Nelson, University of Georgia, USA
4:20-4:38 pm
Efficient mapping of genome-wide regulatory elements for biological insights
Carol Huang, Joe Ecker Lab, Salk Institute, USA
4:40-4:58 pm
Chemical Genomics To Unravel Auxin Perception Controlling Arabidopsis Seedling Development 
Stephanie Robert, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
5:00-5:08 pm
The root-derived > signal induces ABA-dependent and ABA-independent changes in gene expression
Leslie Sieburth, University of Utah, USA
5:10-5:18 pm
Internal and External Signals Controlling Radial Expansion of Root Systems
Sascha Waidmann, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
5:20-5:28 pm
Identification of gibberellin signaling  components in cold stress
Ourania Lantzouni, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Thursday, June 23, 2016

9:00-10:30 am
Plenary III: Hormones & Environment
Session Chair: Salomé Prat, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC, Spain
9:00-9:30 am
DELLA-dependent salt stress tolerance network 
Salomé Prat, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC, Spain
9:30-10:00 am
Biological Information Processing
Jennifer Nemhauser, University of Washington, USA
10:00-10:30 am
Beyond the Green Revolution: new approaches for improving nitrogen use efficiency and grain yield in rice 
Xiangdong Fu, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
11:00-12:30 pm

Plenary IV: Future of Growth Regulators (Round Table)
Session Chair: Shelley Lumba, University of Toronto, Canada
Yuji Kamiya, RIKEN CSRS, Japan
Ottoline Leyser, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
Sean Cutler, University of California, Riverside, USA
Nancy Gough, AAAS/Science Signaling, USA
Aron Silverstone, Syngenta, USA
2:00-3:35 pm

Concurrent 3A: Chemical Biology
Session sponsored by Olchemim Ltd.

Session Chair: Tadao Asami, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2:00-2:05 pm Sponsor talk: Luděk Fröhlich, Olchemim Ltd.
2:05-2:23 pm
Chemical regulation of plant hormone functions and their cross talk:  SL, GA, BL and Et 
Tadao Asami, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2:25-2:43 pm
A small-molecule approach to identify chemical activators of brassinosteroid signaling
Jenny Russinova, Ghent University, Belgium
2:45-3:03 pm
Mechanism of strigolactone reception through pea receptor studies
François-Didier Boyer, INRA, France
3:05-3:13 pm

A forward genetic screen on chemicals that disrupt the actin cytoskeleton uncovers a novel regulator of auxin efflux carrier trafficking in Arabidopsis
Elison Blancaflor, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA
3:15-3:23 pm
Chemical screening uncovers an antagonist for the strigolactone receptor HTL
Duncan Holbrook-Smith, University of Toronto, Canada
3:25-3:33 pm
Design and synthesis of fluorescently labeled 6-substituted purine derivatives as markers of cytokinin perception
Lucie Plíhalová, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
2:00-3:35 pm

Concurrent 3B: Light Responses
Session sponsored by Conviron

Session Chair: Giltsu Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
2:00-2:05 pm Sponsor talk: Lee Klimpke, Conviron
2:05-2:23 pm
PhyB inhibits negative gravitropism non-cell autonomously
Giltsu Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
2:25-2:43 pm
Light-induced morphogenetic changes improving access to sunlight
Christian Fankhauser, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2:45-3:03 pm
Shade Avoidance Requires Multiple Hormone Signaling Pathways
Julin Maloof, University of California, Davis, USA
3:05-3:13 pm
Effects of elevated ambient pressure and temperature on rates of net photosynthesis and dark respiration
Shinya Sawada, Osaka University, Japan
3:15-3:23 pm
The Interaction of Light and Gibberellin in the Control of Wheat Architecture
Bethany Ellis, Rothamsted Research, UK
3:25-3:33 pm
PHYA and PHYB regulate adventitious rooting in response to dark-light transitions in Arabidopsis seedlings
Molly Kreiser, University of Minnesota, USA
2:00-3:30 pm  

Concurrent 3C: Gasotransmitters 
Session sponsored by DuPont Pioneer

Session Chair: Mike Holdsworth, UK
2:00-2:23 pm
Function and evolution of oxygen and nitric oxide sensing through the N-end rule pathway
Mike Holdsworth, University of Nottingham, UK
2:25-2:48 pm
A sleigh ride through the SNO: Role of S-nitrosylation in plant immunity 
Gary Loake, Edinburgh University, UK
2:50-3:13 pm
Regulation of nitric oxide by phytoglobins
Kim Hebelstrup, Aarhus University, Denmark
3:15-3:28 pm
Ethylene modulation of reactive oxygen species signaling by flavonoid antioxidants in guard cells
Justin Watkins, Wake Forest University, USA
4:00-5:35 pm

Concurrent 4A: Hormone Signaling
Session sponsored by Olchemim Ltd.

Session Chair: Teva Vernoux, CNRS/ENS Lyon, Laboratoire de Reproduction et Développement des Plantes, France
4:00-4:05 pm Sponsor talk: Luděk Fröhlich, Olchemim Ltd.
4:05-4:23 pm
Combining imaging and modeling to understand how hormonal signals drive self-organization dynamics at the meristem
Teva Vernoux, CNRS/ENS Lyon, France
4:25-4:43 pm
Cytokinin: Beyond Two Component Signaling
Joe Kieber, University of North Carolina, USA
4:45-5:03 pm
Attenuation of GA signalling by the plant SUMO system
Ari Sadanandom, Durham University, UK
5:05-5:13 pm
COP1 is a negative regulator of seed germination in strigolactone signaling
Shigeo Toh, Nagoya University, Japan
5:15-5:23 pm
Nitrate signaling via Abscisic Acid release from inactive conjugates in Arabidopsis root tips
Jeanne Harris, University of Vermont, USA
4:00-5:30 pm

Concurrent 4B: Biotic Interactions
Session sponsored by Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution & Function

Session Chair: Ken Shirasu, Japan
4:00-4:18 pm
Vascular hijack by parasitic plants
Ken Shirasu, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
4:20-4:38 pm

Interactions between ethylene, gibberellins, and brassinosteroids in the development of rhizobial and mycorrhizal symbioses of pea
James Reid, University of Tasmania
4:40-4:58 pm
Pipecolic acid – a central regulator of plant systemic acquired resistance and defense priming
Jürgen Zeier, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
5:00-5:08 pm

The clubroot pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae controls plant hormone homeostasis by degradation, conjugation and methylation to alter plant defense responses
Jutta Ludwig-Müller, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
5:10-5:18 pm
DELLA regulates arbuscular mycorrhiza formation by interacting with the central symbiosis transcription factor CYCLOPS
Caroline Gutjahr, LMU Munich, Germany
5:20-5:28 pm
Protein Phosphatase 2A as a post-translational regulator of salicylic acid dependent pathogenesis responses
Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi, University of Turku, Finland
4:00-5:30 pm

Concurrent 4C: Reproductive Development
Session sponsored by The Company of Biologists

Session Chair: Doris Wagner, University of Pennsylvania, USA
4:00-4:18 pm
The contribution of the ‘antiflorigen’ TFL1 to inflorescence architecture
Doris Wagner, University of Pennsylvania, USA
4:20-4:38 pm
Flowering and plant architecture in the perennial model Arabis alpine
Maria Albani, University of Cologne, Germany
4:40-4:58 pm
A non-canonical auxin-sensing mechanism is required for organ morphogenesis in Arabidopsis
Sara Simonini, John Innes Centre, UK
5:00-5:08 pm
Gibberellins are essential for cucumber female flower development
Maria Joao Pimenta Lange, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
5:10-5:18 pm
IQ-domain proteins connect auxin and calcium signaling during Arabidopsis development
Jos Wendrich, Wageningen University, Netherlands
5:20-5:28 pm
Manipulating gibberellin signalling in developing wheat grain for improved yield and quality
Aakriti Wanchoo-Kohli, Rothamsted Research, UK

Friday, June 24, 2016 

9:00-10:30 am

Plenary V: Hormones & Development
Session sponsored by The Company of Biologists

Session Chair: Ottoline Leyser, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
9:00-9:30 am
Strigolactone signaling and the regulation of shoot branching
Ottoline Leyser, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
9:30-10:00 am
TRANSPORTER OF IBA1 links auxin and cytokinin to regulate root architecture
Lucia Strader, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
10:00-10:30 am
Cyclic programmed cell death stimulates auxin signaling and root development in Arabidopsis
Tom Beeckman, Ghent University – VIB, Belgium
11:00-12:35 pm

Concurrent 5A: Vegetative Development
Session sponsored by Syngenta

Session Chair: Claus Schwechheimer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
11:00-11:05 am Sponsor talk: Aron Silverstone, Syngenta
11:05-11:23 am
LLM-domain B-GATAs control stomata formation downstream from light and PIF transcription factors
Claus Schwechheimer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
11:25-11:43 am
Identifying Gibberellic-Acid transport mechanisms in Arabidopsis
Eilon Shani, Tel Aviv University, Israel
11:45-12:03 pm
A role for auxin methylation during plant development
Miguel Blázquez, IBMCP (CSIC-UPV), Spain
12:05-12:13 pm
A Model Integrating Cytokinin into Regulation of Shoot Branching by Light Signals
Tesfamichael Kebrom, Texas A&M University, USA
12:15-12:23 pm
Carbon availability controls shoot growth through sugar-induced cytokinin biosynthesis and transport in Arabidopsis
Takatoshi Kiba, RIKEN CSRS, Japan
12:25-12:33 pm
ABA is a modulator of endodormancy release in grapevine buds
Etti Or, Volcani Center, ARO, Israel
11:00-12:30 pm

Concurrent 5B: Novel Methods
Session sponsored by The Bio-Analytic Resource for Plant Biology

Session Chair: Alexander Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK
11:00-11:18 am
Imaging phytohormones during development and environmental responses using FRET biosensors
Alexander Jones, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK
11:20-11:38 am   
Comparison of cytokinin metabolism kinetics of two distinct Arabidopsis ecotypes through experimental and computational techniques
Klára Hoyerová, Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Czech Republic
11:40-11:58 am   
Selective degradation of Aux/IAA proteins modulates plant development
Thomas Vain, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden
12:00-12:08 pm
A novel targeted metabolomic approach in plant hormone analysis
Ondrej Novak, Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR & Palacky University, Czech Republic
12:10-12:18 pm
Tissue-Specifity of ABA Biosynthesis in Relation to Its Roles During Arabidopsis Seed Development and Germination
Annie Marion-Poll, INRA, France
12:20-12:28 pm
Auxin biosynthesis inhibitors, new tools for auxin study and regulation
Kazuo Soeno, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan
11:00-12:35 pm

Concurrent 5C: Hormones & Biotechnology
Session sponsored by Frontier Agri-Science 

Session Chair: Wilhelm Rademacher, BASF (retired), Germany
11:00-11:05 am Sponsor talk: Julian Northey, Frontier Agri-Science
11:05-11:23 am
Plant Growth Regulators in Crop Production: Overview and New Developments
Wilhelm Rademacher, BASF (retired), Germany
11:25-11:43 am

Transgenic alteration of ethylene biosynthesis and ethylene sensitivity increases grain yield in maize under filed drought-stress conditions
Jinrui Shi, DuPont Pioneer, USA
11:45-12:03 pm
Strigolactones: biosynthesis and potential in agriculture 
Christine Beveridge, The University of Queensland, Australia
12:05-12:13 pm
Gibberellin Signalling: A Target For Improving Wheat Architecture
Steve Thomas, Rothamsted Research, UK
12:15-12:23 pm
New cytokinin derivatives for plant biotechnology, agriculture and cosmetics
Karel Dole?al, Palacky University, Czech Republic
12:25-12:33 pm
Translating frost tolerant seed degreening from Arabidopsis to Canola
Mendel Perkins, University of Calgary, Canada

Saturday, June 25, 2016 

9:00-10:30 am
Plenary VI: Hormone Interactions 
Session Chair: Zhiyong Wang, Carnegie Institute, USA
9:00-9:30 am
Regulation of the hormone networks by the circadian clock and nutrient signals
Zhi-Yong Wang, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
9:30-10:00 am
Yka Helariutta, Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK
10:00-10:30 am
Translational regulation of plant hormone responses
Jose Alonso, North Carolina State University, USA
11:00-12:30 pm

Plenary VII: Hormone Perception & Signaling
Session sponsored by Cell & Systems Biology at University of Toronto

Session Chair: Mark Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA
11:00-11:30 am
Constitutive auxin response in Physcomitrella reveals complex interactions between Aux/IAA and ARF proteins
Mark Estelle, University of California, San Diego, USA
11:30-12:00 pm   
Chemical dissection of ABA receptor function
Sean Cutler, University of California, Riverside, USA
2:00-12:30 pm   
Plant membrane receptor activation by shape-complementary co-receptor kinases
Michael Hothorn, University of Geneva, Switzerland