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Plenary Speakers

Toni Kutchan
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Georg Jander
Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University
Jay Thelen
University of Missouri
Maria Luisa Villarreal
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Centre of Biotechnological Research (CEIB), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

Keynote Speakers

Richard Ferrieri
University of Missouri
Reuben Peters
Iowa State University
Vince de Luca
Brock University, Canada
Hiroshi Maeda
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ruth Welti
Kansas State University
Edgar Cahoon
University of Nebraska
William Folk
University of Missouri
Abraham Koo
University of Missouri

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Christopher S. Bond Life Science Center, University of Missouri
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Conference Registration
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception 
Sunday, August 6, 2017
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration and Poster Setup
9:00 am – 9:45 am  Plenary Symposium

Plant terpenes as biomaterials and biofuels
Toni Kutchan, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
9:45 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Symposium 1:  Imaging, Phenotyping & Metabolomics

Keynote: Isotopically Labelled Probes Provide Temporal and Spatial Information on Plant Metabolism
Richard Ferrieri, University of Missouri, Columbia
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Symposium 2:  Terpenoids

Keynote: Enzymatic studies of (di)terpenoid biosynthesis
Reuben Peters, Iowa State University
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Symposium 3:  Alkaloids

Keynote: Molecular and biochemical characterization of monoterpenoid indole alkaloid biosynthesis pathways and their use in metabolic engineering
Vince de Luca, Brock University, Canada
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Poster Session I
Monday, August 7, 2017
7:30 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration and Poster Setup
9:00 am – 9:45 am Plenary Symposium

Getetic and biochemical diversity in maize defense responses
Georg Jander, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University
9:45 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Symposium 4: Phytochemistry & Ecology

De-regulation of tyrosine
Elsevier Award — Hiroshi Maeda, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch – Career Panel/Workshop
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm  Symposium 5:  Lipids

Keynote: Using lipid analysis by mass spectrometry to understand plant response to the environment
Ruth Welti, Kansas State University
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Society Business Meeting
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Poster Session II

Dinner on your own
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am Conference Registration
9:00 am – 9:45 am Plenary Symposium

A new model for the regulation of de novo fatty acid biosynthesis in plants
Jay Thelen, University of Missouri
9:45 am– 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Symposium 6:  Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering - Metabolic Engineering

Keynote:
Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering - Metabolic Engineering Session: Application of Synthetic Biology to Enhance Genetic Variation for Improved Plant Quality and Performance
Edward Cahoon, University of Nebraska
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm  Symposium 7:  Phytochemistry & Microbiomes
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Symposium 8:  Food and Nutraceuticals
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Award Banquet
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am  Conference Registration
9:00 am – 10:45 am Symposium 9:  Phytochemical Signaling

Keynote:
Phytochemical Signaling Session: Are Metabolites of Jasmonate Cohorts For Stress Signaling? Definitely Maybe
Abraham Koo, University of Missouri
10:45 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Plenary Symposium-

Advances and Opportunities in the Investigation of Selected Mexican Medicinal Plants
Maria Luisa Villarreal, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Centre of Biotechnological Research (CEIB), Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm PSNA 2018 in Mexico
12:15 pm Close of PSNA 2017