Coming event: The 6th MU-GNU International Joint Symposium in Plant Biotechnology

The 6th MU-GNU International Joint Symposium in Plant Biotechnology

May 8-9, 2017

University of Missouri, Columbia



University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

● The Interdisciplinary Plant Group

● College of Agriculture, Food, and National Resources at the University of Missouri

Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea

● Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Center

● Systems & Synthetic Agrobiotech Center, Next Generation Biogreen 21 Project of Rural Development Administration Korea

● Brain Korea 21 plus Program, Ministry of Education

● University for Creative Korea Program, Ministry of Education



– Gary Stacey (Chair), Divisions of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry, MU

– Trupti Joshi, Translational Bioinformatics, School of Medicine – Medical Research Office, MU

– Toni Kazic, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MU

– Sang S. Kim, Director, Asian Affairs Center, MU

– Abe Koo, Division of Biochemistry, MU

– David G. Mendoza-Cozatl, Division of Plant Sciences, MU

– Jinglu Tan, Department of Biological Engineering, MU

– Dong Xu, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MU



1st day (May 8, Monday)
08:30- 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Ceremony

Opening remark:

-Welcome remark: Marc Linit (Acting Dean, CAFNR, MU)

-Welcome remark: Mun Choi (UM President)

Session I Chair: Gary Stacey (Division of Plant Sciences, MU)
09:30- 10:00 Keun Woo Lee (Division of Applied Life Sciences, GNU): Molecular Modeling Approaches for Understanding the Mechanism of Light Signal Transduction in Plant Phytochrome
10:00 – 10:30 Mannie Liscum, (Division of Biology, MU): Phototropism: Molecular cell biology from phototropin receptors to changes in gene expression
10:30 – 11:00 Woo Sik Chung (Division of Applied Life Sciences, GNU): Cross-Talk of Salicylic Acid and Auxin Signaling via a MAP Kinase Cascade in Arabidopsis
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:45 Joe Jez (Department of Biology, Washington Univ.): Molecular Controls in Plant Hormone Signaling
11:45 – 12:15 Lloyd Sumner, (Division of Biochemistry, MU): Integrated Metabolomics for Gene Discovery and Characterization of Plant Metabolic Pathways
12:20 – 13:50 Lunch
Session II Chair: Abe Koo (Division of Biochemistry, MU)
14:00 – 14:30 Jong Chan Hong (Division of Life Sciences, GNU): Role of a membrane anchored RING-H2 ubiquitin ligase ATL2 that positively regulates fungal defense response in chitin elicitor signaling in Arabidopsis
14:30 – 15:00 Jindong Liu, Monsanto: Phenotyping at multiple biological scales reveals complex interplay between traits and environment
15:00 – 15:30 Sang Yeol Lee (Division of Applied Life Sciences, GNU): Structural switching of a nuclear-localized redox protein regulates plant jasmonate signaling
15:30 – 15:50 Group Photo & Coffee Break
16:00- 17:30 Poster session and reception

2nd day (May 9, Tuesday)

Session III Chair: Walter Gassmann (Division of Plant Sciences, MU)
9:00- 9:30 Jae Yean Kim (Division of Applied Life Sciences, GNU): Molecular regulators playing in callose-dependent plasmodesmal gating
9:30- 10:00 Min Gab Kim (Dept. of Pharmacy, GNU): GI plays pivotal role in AvrRpt2-mediated RIN4 degradation and RPS2 signaling in Arabidopsis
10:00- 10:30 Pengyin Chen, (Division of Plant Sciences, MU): Breeding soybeans for high yield, disease resistance, stress tolerance and improved quality attributes for food and feed
10:30- 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45- 11:15 Ruthie Angelovici (Department of Biology, MU): Unraveling the Genetic basis of Seed Amino Acids Composition Using Network Guided GWAS
11:15- 11:45 Young Ryun Chung (Division of Applied Life Sciences, GNU): Induction of systemic resistance against aphids by endophytic Bacillus oryzicola YC7010 via expression of PHYTOALEXIN DEFICIENT4 in Arabidopsis
11:45-12:15 Gary Stacey, (Division of Plant Sciences, MU): Role of plant purinergic signaling in the control of stomatal immunity
12:20- 14:00 Lunch
Session IV Chair: Toni Kazic (Department of Computer Science, MU)
14:00- 14:30 Elizabeth A. Kellogg, (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center): The spikelet pair and its role in diversification
14:30- 15:00 Chang-deok Han (Division of Applied Life Sciences, GNU): Study on Molecular Mechanisms on Plant Architecture in Rice
15:00- 15:30 Deborah Finke, (Division of Plant Sciences, MU): Environmental effects on the susceptibility of plants to vector-borne pathogens
15:30- 15:45 Coffee Break
Session V Chair: David Mendoza-Cozatl (Division of Plant Science, MU)
15:45- 16:15 Kyun Oh Lee (Division of Applied Life Sciences, GNU): N-glycan containing a core α1,3-fucose residue is required for basipetal auxin transport in rice (Oryza sativa)
16:15- 16:45 Richard A. Ferrieri, (Missouri Research Reactor Center, MU): Integrated Whole-Plant Fluxomics Aided by Imaging Technologies
16:45- 17:15 Trupti Joshi (Director, Translational Genomics, MU): Informatics Approaches and Solutions for Precision Agriculture and Food Security
17:15 Meeting close and final remarks: G. Stacey, JC Hong