Algal model systems on the rise


30 June 2019

08:30 Registration Open
09:00 Welcome and Introduction
Henrik Buschmann (University of Osnabrück, Germany) & Andreas Holzinger (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
09:10 David Domozych (Skidmore College, USA)
The subcellular dynamics of biosynthesis and secretion of the extracellular matrix of the unicellular charophyte, Penium margaritaceum
09:45 Hiroyuki Sekimoto (Japan Women's University, Japan)
The mechanism of mating type determination in heterothallic strains of Closterium peracerosum-strigosum-littorale complex, a new model organism to study sexual reproduction in streptophytes
10:20 Lenka Caisova (Centre for Plant Sciences University of Leeds, UK)
Draparnaldia, a chlorophyte model for comparative analyses of terrestrialization and developmental complexity
10:40 Roman Skokan (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Investigating auxin response in charophyte algae 
11:00  Refreshment Break/Posters
11:30 Burkhard Becker (University of Cologne, Germany)
Desiccation tolerance in streptophyte algae and the algae to land plant transition
12:05 Mary Beilby (The University of NSW, Australia)
The H+ /OH- transporter in Characeae
12:40 Jan De Vries (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Streptophyte algae and the genetic toolkit for stress response in the earliest land plants
13:00 Lunch/Posters
14:30 Charles Delwiche (University of Maryland, USA)
Assembling the Embryophyte Form: the Evolution of Streptophytes
15:05 Rebecca A. Mosher (University of Arizona, USA)
Origin of 'plant-specific' polymerases in Charophycean algae
15:40 Federico Valverde (Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Spain)
Conserved gene modules regulate light signals in algae and plants 
16:00 Myriam M.M. Goudet (University of Cambridge, UK)
Role of the small subunit of RuBisCO in Green Algal Phylogeny 
16:20 Refreshments/Posters
16:45 Stefan A Rensing (University of Marburg, Germany)
How the genomes of flagellate plants inform our understanding of land plant evolution
17:20 Pierre-Marc Delaux (Université de Toulouse, France)
Evolution of the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in land plants
17:55 John H Bothwell (Durham University, UK)
Sequencing the sea lettuces: what can Ulva (Chlorophyta) genomes tell us about the move to land?
18:30 Klaus Von Schwartzenberg (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Hidden complexity pointing towards land - an introduction to Zygnematophyceae
18:50 Closing Remarks
 - Stanislav Vosolsobě (Charles University, Czechia) 
The obscured origin of auxin transporters in the plant lineage
 - Anja Holzhausen (University of Rostock, Germany) Selection and establishment of charophyte algae model organisms
 - Pedro De los Reyes Rodríguez (IBVF, Spain) Evolution and conservation of circadian gene expression patterns in the green lineage
 - Henrik Buschmann (Osnabrück University, Germany) The alga Mougeotia (Zygnematophyceae) as a model to investigate the evolution of cell division, tip growth and genome ploidy
 - Andreas Holzinger (University of Innsbruck, Austria) Metabolomic analysis of  Zygnema sp. vegetative and pre-akinete field samples from Svalbard
 - Andreas Holzinger (University of Innsbruck, Austria) Zygospore formation in Conjugating Green Algae: Structural Features investigated by TEM, Raman Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral imaging
 - Alison W Roberts (University of Rhode Island, USA) Coleochaete as a model for investigating the evolution and function of the Cellulose Synthase-like D family of cell wall glycosyltransferases