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Friday, October 6th, 2017

6:30-8:30 pm
Reception (Hilton Garden Inn): Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast and registration (2nd floor LINC) and setup poster (Rms 343 and 345 of LINC)

8:00-8:05 am
Opening remarks Jeff Chang and Elizabeth Savory

8:05-8:20 am
Tribute to Larry Moore Joyce Loper and Mike Moore

8:20-8:50 am
Keynote I:
Agrobacterium and Crown Gall: A Personal and Historical Memoir
Eugene Nester
Introduced by Walt Ream

Session I: Evolution and ecology of Agrobacterium (Moderator: Nagesh Sardesai)

8:50-9:10 am
Time tree estimation of Agrobacterium reveal early divergence times across taxonomic groups
Javier Tabima Restrepo
Oregon State University, Oregon

9:10-9:30 am
Evolution of the Agrobacterium secondary and tertiary replicons
Alexandra Weisberg
Oregon State University, Oregon

9:30-9:50 am
Genomic interactions, stability, and evolution in A. tumefaciens 15955
Ian Barton
Indiana University, Indiana

9:50-10:10 am
A microwell array platform for identifying microbes that influence Agrobacterium
Tom Platt
Kansas State University, Kansas

10:10-10:55 am
Coffee Break and poster session I (LINC 343 and 345)

Session II: Diseases of Agrobacterium (Moderator: Elizabeth Savory)

10:55-11:15 am
Crown gall: why do we know so little after so many years?
Melodie Putnam
Oregon State University, Oregon

11:15-11:35 am
Crown Gall in Vineyards: How much is too late?
Achala KC
Oregon State University, Oregon

11:35-11:50 am
Isothermal Amplification and Lateral-Flow Assay for Detecting Crown-Gall-Causing Agrobacterium spp.
Skylar Fuller
Oregon State University, Oregon

11:50-1:20 pm
Group photo and lunch break

Session III: Biocontrol of Agrobacterium (Moderator: Melodie Putnam)

1:20-1:40 pm
Insights into the mechanism by which strain F2/5 inhibits crown gall of grape
Tom Burr
Cornell University, New York

1:40-2:00 pm
Phage Peptidoglycan Hydrolase kills A. tumefaciens by targeting the cell wall
Hedieh Attai
University of Missouri, Missouri

2:00-2:20 pm
Identification and development of crown gall resistant walnut rootstocks
Dan Kluepfel
USDA-ARS, California

2:20-2:35 pm
Characterization of a group of novel Bacillus sp. for biocontrol of Agrobacterium
Michael Belcher
Oregon State University, Oregon

2:35-2:40 pm
Session change

Session IV: Virulence and genetic transformation (Moderator: Pam Brown)

2:40-3:00 pm
Logic gating in the histidine kinase VirA determines the pathogenic strategy of Agrobacterium
Dan Pierce
University of Richmond, Virginia

3:00-3:15 pm
Agrobacterium rhizogenes effector protein GALLS reduces transgene copy number in floral-dip transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana
Wei Wei
Oregon State University, Oregon

3:15-3:35 pm
The importance of non-homologous end-joining proteins for T-DNA integration
Stanton Gelvin
Purdue University, Indiana

3:35-4:25 pm
Coffee break and poster session II

Session V: Type IV secretion (Moderator: Clay Fuqua)

4:25-4:45 pm
Visualization of virulence protein translocation from Agrobacterium to yeast and plant cells
Mohammad Reza Roushan
Leiden, Leiden University, The Netherlands

4:45-5:05 pm
Adaptation of VirD2 to function in host eukaryotic cells as revealed by comparative studies with Mob
Kazuya Kiyokama
Hiroshima University, Japan

5:05-5:20 pm
A third nuclear localization signal in the Agrobacterium tumefaciens VirD2 protein
Aki Matsuoka
Rutgers University, New Jersey

5:20-5:40 pm
Nuclear localization of VirE2 abolishes its function in transformation
Lan-Ying Lee
Purdue University, Indiana

5:40-6:00 pm
Role of the Agrobacterium virulence effector protein VirE2 in modulating plant gene expression
Rachelle Lapham
Purdue University, Indiana

6:30 pm
Banquet – Johnson Lounge; Memorial Union

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast (2nd floor LINC) and take down poster (Rms 343 and 345 of LINC)

8:00-8:30 am
Keynote II:
Innovation and Equity: inventing a sustaining and sustainable future
Rob Horsch
Introduced by Walt Ream

Session VI: Type III and Type VI secretion systems (Moderator: Stan Gelvin)

8:30-8:50 am
Engineering Agrobacterium for protein delivery through type III secretion system
Vidhyavathi Raman
Noble Research Institute, Oklahoma

8:50-9:10 am
Characterization of effector-immunity pairs of the Agrobacterium type VI secretion system
Chih-Feng Wu
Oregon State University, Oregon

9:10-9:30 am
Agrobacterium tumefaciens manipulates cell wall composition to empower its type VI-dependent antibacterial activity and to distinguish non-self cells
Erh-Min Lai
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

9:30-9:50 am
Suppression of Host Defense Gene Expression by the A. tumefaciens T6SS
Lois Banta
Williams College, Massachusetts

9:50-10:10 am
Coffee Break

Session VII: Growth, motility, and attachment (Moderator: Kiran Mysore)

10:10-10:30 am
Regulation of Surface Attachment and Motility in Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Clay Fuqua
Indiana University, Indiana

10:30-10:50 am
Acid-Responsive Motility Inhibition by MirA in Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Melene Thompson
Indiana University, Indiana

10:50-11:10 am
Characterization of the major penicillin-binding proteins required for polar growth and division of Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Michelle Williams
University of Missouri, Missouri

11:10-11:30 am
Depletion of cell division proteins causes atypical growth patterning in Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Pamela Brown
University of Missouri, Missouri

11:30-11:50 am
Integration of biofilm formation and the cell cycle in Agrobacterium tumefaciens
Jason Heindl
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Closing remarks

12:00 pm
Pick up boxed lunch

1:00-9:00 pm
Winery tours at Cristom, Bethel Heights, and Zenith
Board buses from LINC
Map provided to those with vehicles
Banquet at Zenith, catered by Willabys
Passing of the gall (for 2019 US conference) at the banquet
Buses return to Hilton

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