International Symposium on Synthetic Biology in Photosynthesis Research

International Symposium on Synthetic Biology in Photosynthesis Research

August 7-10, 2018, Shanghai, China

August 7-10, 2018, Shanghai, China

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Conference location: Conference Room Number 2, the Third Floor, Lake Malaren International Convention Center

 

2018.8.7: Arrivals

1:00 pm Registration open at the hotel lobby

1:00-5:00 Social interaction and poster hanging.

Dinner from 5:30-7:00

 

2018.8.8

Breakfast

Morning sessions

8:30 –8:50 Opening remarks by meeting organizers

8:50-9:00 Opening remarks by institute representative

Session 1. Photosynthesis systems

9:00 – 9:30 Don Ort Redesigning photosynthesis for improved efficiency

9:30 –10:00 Kevin Griffin Understanding photosynthetic metabolism and their interactions

10:00 – 10:30 Asaph Cousins The mesophyll conductance in C3 central metabolism

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Yu Wang Variations of C4 photosynthetic pathways and their physiological significance

11:30-12:00 Tom Brutnell Re-engineering the Carbon Shuttle Pathway in Setaria viridis

Lunch


Afternoon

Session 2 Engineering photosynthetic systems

1:30 – 2:00 Paul South Engineering photorespiration: a synthetic biology approach to improving crop productivity

2:00 – 2:30 Andrea Bräutigam Modeling C4 photosynthesis and moonlighting in CAM

2:30 – 3:00 Ben Long How to build a carboxysome in plant chloroplasts

Photograph + coffee break 3:00 – 3:30

 

3:30 – 4:00 Maria Ermakova Strategies for improving photosynthetic electron transport in C4 plants

4:00 – 4:30 Ron Milo Lessons from synthetic engineering of carbon fixation

4:30 – 5:00 Martin Parry Towards engineering microcompartments into crop plants

5:00 – 6:00 Poster presentation from participants

6:00 – 6:30 Relaxation, happy hour

6:30 – 8:00 Conference Banquet

8:00 – 9:00 Susanne von Caemmerer Regulation and enhancement of C4 photosynthesis

 

2018.8.9

Breakfast

Morning

8:30 – 9:00 Poster viewing and discussions with Coffee and Beer provided

Session 3. Tools sets for synthetic biology in photosynthesis

9:00 – 9:30 Yi Yang Probing cellular redox metabolism using genetically encoded fluorescent sensors

9:30 –10:00 Fangfang Ma Flux analysis of Arabidosis primary metabolism

10:00 – 10:30 Yi Xiao Modeling photosynthetic metabolism

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Chen Yang Flux analysis for the single cell systems

11:30-12:00 Stephanie Arrivault Metabolite flux analysis in maize  

Lunch

 

Afternoon

Session 4 Discussion sessions

1:30 – 2:00 Discussion topic 1: New Opportunities for synthetic biology in photosynthesis research. What are the major targets? How to identify new targets?

2:00 – 2:10 Synthesis of the discussion and action plan.  

2:10 – 2:40 Discussion 2. What is the ideal wish list to phenotyping a cell with an engineered increased photosynthetic efficiency? Flux estimate? Metabolite imagining? Cell imagining? CO2 pluming in a cell and leaf?

2:40 – 2:50 Synthesis of the discussion and action plan.

2:50 – 3:20 Coffee break

3:20—3:50 How to expedite the photosynthesis synthetic biology to maximize its impact?

3:50 – 4:00 Synthesis of the discussion and action plan.

4:00 – 4:40 Panel discussion with leading experts answering any questions from participants.

4:40 Meeting close

6:00 pm Dinner

 

2018.8.10

Breakfast

Meeting adjourn


Contacts:
1. Abstract and Posters submission, 
Conference program 

Ms. Zhan SHU (舒展), zshu@sibs.ac.cn, 86-13761227208
Mr. Qingfeng SONG (
宋青峰), songqf@sippe.ac.cn, 86-13564082434

2. Receipt for registration fee,Company exhibition

Ms.Yajie ZHENG (郑亚洁), yjzheng@sibs.ac.cn, 86-21-54922857

2018  International Symposium on Synthetic Biology in Photosynthesis Research