9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
SENSORY TRANSDUCTION IN MICROORGANISMS

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, January 13, 2008
16:00:00 Arrival and Check-in
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff and Conference
19:40:00 Overview of bacterial chemotaxis Philip Matsumura
19:40:00 RECEPTOR AMPLIFICATION AND ADAPTATION
19:40:00 Discussion Philip Matsumura
19:50:00 Molecular structure of the chemotaxis machinery in intact bacterial cells Sriram Subramaniam
20:10:00 Discussion
20:15:00 Molecular mechanisms of signal transduction in bacterial chemotaxis Brian Crane
20:35:00 Discussion
20:40:00 The three adaptation systems of Bacillus subtilis chemotaxis George Ordal
21:00:00 Discussion
21:05:00 Protein carboxyl methylation in signal transduction and disease Jeffry Stock
21:25:00 Discussion
Monday, January 14, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Formation and positioning of chemosensory clusters in E. coli Victor Sourjik
09:00:00 BACTERIAL CHEMOTAXIS: MECHANISMS AND MODELS Michael Eisenbach
09:20:00 Discussion
09:25:00 Modeling chemosensing in E. coli: ‘Assistance neighborhoods’ and precise adaptation Ned Wingreen
09:45:00 Discussion
09:50:00 Using fluorescence anisotropy to probe chemoreceptor function Howard Berg
10:10:00 Discussion
10:15:00 Protein-protein interactions during motor switching Frederick Dahlquist
10:35:00 Discussion
10:40:00 Coffee Break
11:10:00 Group Photo
11:25:00 From molecules to behavior: Understanding responses of E. coli to complex signals Yuhai Tu
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Of land and sea: Metagenomics offers insights into microbial signal transduction Igor Zhulin
12:10:00 Discussion
12:15:00 Mobility of individual newly expressed chemoreceptor proteins in E. coli
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 1
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Structure-function relationships in aerotaxis signaling by Aer Barry Taylor
19:30:00 RECEPTOR SENSING AND SIGNALING Gerald Hazelbauer
19:50:00 Discussion
19:55:00 Mutational analysis of the Tsr HAMP domain: A role for the membrane in transmembrane signaling? John S. Parkinson
20:15:00 Discussion
20:20:00 The receptor-kinase signaling complex: Recent advances Joseph Falke
20:40:00 Discussion
20:45:00 The ulcer-causing pathogen Helicobacter pylori uses chemotaxis to find iron in the stomach Karen Ottemann
21:00:00 Discussion
21:05:00 Rhodopsins: Converting a proton pump into a phototaxis receptor John Spudich
21:25:00 Discussion
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Chemotaxis in Myxococcus xanthus: NarX-FrzCD chimeras and lack of adaptation to negative stimuli
09:00:00 MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF DIRECTED MOVEMENT Alan Kimmel
09:20:00 Discussion
09:25:00 The chemosensory response to envelope stress via the CrdB lipoprotein John Kirby
09:45:00 Discussion
09:50:00 Spatial temporal control of directional movement Rick Firtel
10:10:00 Discussion
10:15:00 Specificity of the presenilin/gamma-secretase complex in control of Dictyostelium development
10:25:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Structure/function comparison of the multiple CheYs and phosphatases from R. sphaeroides Judith Armitage
11:20:00 Discussion
11:25:00 Chemotaxis and related signaling systems in Vibrio cholerae Ikuro Kawagishi
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 The predatory bite of Bdellovibrio Liz Sockett
12:10:00 Discussion
12:15:00 The voltage-gated Na+ channel NaVBP co-localizes with methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein at cell poles of alkaliphilic Bacillus pseudofirmus OF4
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 1
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 INTRACELLULAR SIGNALING Alan Wolfe
19:30:00 What do onions, ogres, and signal transduction have in common? Alan Wolfe
19:40:00 G-proteins and two component signaling in Neurospora Katherine Borkovich
20:00:00 Discussion
20:05:00 Signal transduction through histidine kinases and GPCRs leads to sporulation in Dictyostelium William Loomis
20:25:00 Discussion
20:30:00 A chemosensory system that controls motility and exopolysaccharide synthesis via c-di-GMP Caroline Harwood
20:50:00 Discussion
21:00:00 Rhodospirillum centenum utilizes cGMP as a signaling molecule to control cyst formation
21:10:00 Discussion
21:15:00 The HAMP domain as a signal relay and a tool: from chemotaxis signaling to adenylyl cyclases
21:25:00 Discussion
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Discussion Marion Hulett
09:00:00 Multistep phosphorelay linked to the stress MAP kinase cascade in fission yeast Kaz Shiozaki
09:20:00 Discussion
09:25:00 Effect of fungal wall composition on activity of the Sln1 sensor-kinase Jan Fassler
09:45:00 Discussion
09:50:00 Triazole hypersensitivity and lethality associated with deletion of the Candida albicans SSK1 response regulator Richard Calderone
10:10:00 Discussion
10:15:00 The LOV-histidine kinases: a new family of two-component blue-light sensors in bacteria
10:25:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Non-kinase functions of DivL in Caulobacter cell cycle regulation
11:20:00 Discussion
11:25:00 Redesigning and rewiring the specificity of two-component signaling proteins Michael Laub
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Coordinating cell division and cell wall architecture with the YycFG two-component system James Hoch
12:10:00 Discussion
12:15:00 A matter of life and death: cell wall homeostasis and the WalKR regulon
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 2
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Business Meeting
19:30:00 Sensory pathways in Tetrahymena cilia PETER SATIR
19:30:00 Discussion Wenyuan Shi
19:30:00 MOTILITY AND LOCALIZATION
19:30:00 Sensory pathways in Tetrahymena cilia PETER SATIR
19:50:00 Discussion
19:55:00 Control of actin dynamics in chemotaxis and phagocytosis G Gerisch
20:15:00 Discussion
20:20:00 Spatial regulation of Myxococcus xanthus directional motility Tam Mignot
20:35:00 Discussion
20:40:00 Intercellular signaling and dynamic protein localization in Myxococcus xanthus Lotte Søgaard-Andersen
21:00:00 Discussion
21:05:00 Dynamic localization of the FrzCD receptor in Myxococcus xanthus David Zusman
21:25:00 Discussion
Thursday, January 17, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Three families in the flagellar world Shin-Ichi Aizawa
09:00:00 MOTILITY AND STRUCTURAL BASIS OF MOVEMENT
09:00:00 Discussion Rüdiger Schmitt
09:20:00 Discussion
09:25:00 Of corks, rods & rulers: how to construct the bacterial flagellum Kelly Hughes
09:45:00 Discussion
09:50:00 Protein export and ordered self-assembly for the formation of the bacterial flagellum Keiichi Namba
10:10:00 Discussion
10:15:00 Intracellular pH measurement of Salmonella with a pH-sensitive GFP, pHluorin, and a newly developed pH imaging system
10:25:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee Break
11:00:00 Unique aspects of Borrelia burgdorferi motility and chemotaxis Nyles Charon
11:20:00 Discussion
11:25:00 Bacterial flagellar motor assembly in membrane Michio Homma
11:45:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Molecular mechanisms of magnetosome formation Arash Komeili
12:10:00 Discussion
12:15:00 Digital holographic microscopy reveals prey-induced changes in swimming behavior of predatory dinoflagellates
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session 2
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 PATHOGENESIS AND VIRULENCE MECHANISMS
19:30:00 Discussion Linda Kenney
19:30:00 Transmembrane signal transduction in quorum sensing Fred Hughson
19:50:00 Discussion
19:55:00 Biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae Fitnat Yildiz
20:15:00 Discussion
20:20:00 Communication and social recognition in bacteria Everett P. Greenberg
20:40:00 Discussion Fred Hughson
20:45:00 Surface sensing and phase variation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus: To swarm or stick? Linda McCarter
21:05:00 Discussion
21:10:00 Regulation of the diguanylate cyclase response regulator WspR
21:20:00 Discussion
21:25:00 Closing Announcements
Friday, January 18, 2008
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Departure
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