VIII. Cell Wall Research Conference, Asilomar, USA
June 18-22, 2018


undefinedPoster Progamme

Monday June 18th

4:00 – 6:00 Registration/ Poster set-up

6:00  Dinner

7:00  Peter Albersheim memorial session (Chair Markus Pauly)

Markus Pauly - Welcome

7:15  Henrik Scheller, Joint Bioenergy Institute

Reduced xylan and lignin in plants can be accomplished while maintaining resilience against stress


Brandon, Andrew, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Yan, Jingwei, Nanjing Agricultural University
Eudes, Aymerick, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Birdseye, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Ebert, Berit, University of Melbourne
Aznar, Aude, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Chalvin, Camille, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Zhang, Aying, Nanjing Agricultural University
Loque, Dominique, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


7:35  Olga Zabotina, Iowa State University

Structures of Xyloglucan Xylosyltransferases unravel how simple steric rules define patterns of native xyloglucan


Culbertson Alan T, Ehrlich Jacqueline J, Choe Jun-Yong (2), Honzatko Richard B.
(1) Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, (2) Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, The Chicago Medical School.


7:55  Marcos Buckeridge, University of Sao Paulo

Sugarcane root miRNAs associated with ethylene signaling and cell wall degradation during aerenchyma development


Tavares, Eveline, Romim, Grayce, Piovezani Amanda, Gaiarsa, Jonas, University of Sao Paulo


8:15  Debra Mohnen, University of Georgia, CCRC

What is pectin?  Evidence that different pectic glycans reside in different wall architectural polymers/structures


Biswal, Ajaya, UGA; Atmodjo, Melani, UGA, Engle, Kristen (UGA), Amos, Robert, UGA


8:35 – 11:00 Welcome Reception


Tuesday, June 19th

7:30  Breakfast

8:45  Cell Wall Architecture (Chair Tony Bacic)

          Daniel Cosgrove, Penn State University

          Assessing xyloglucan conformation and cellulose interactions at the nanoscale

Zheng, Yunzhen; Wang, Xuan; Chen, Wang; Wagner, Edward; Penn State University

9:05  Tuo Wang, Louisiana State University

Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Solid-State NMR Investigation of Lignin-Polysaccharide Interactions and Cellulose Structure in Secondary Plant Cell Walls


Kirui, Alex, Louisiana State University, Kang, Xue, Louisiana State University;   Zhang, Baocai, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Mentink-Vigier, Frederic, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory; Zhou, Yihua, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


9:25  Martin Williams, Massey University

         Shaking All Over: Insights into how the mechanical properties of the plant cell wall depend
the action of pectinmethylesterase


Mansel, Brad, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University


9:45  Yumiko Sakuragi, University of Copenhagen

          Roles of O-acetylation of pectins in the cell  wall polysaccharide assembly


Fimognari, Lorenzo, Copenhagen Plant Science Center, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Komatsu, Takanori, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science; Japan
Peaucelle, Alexis, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin; Institut National pour la Recherche Agronomique-AgroParisTech, Saclay Plant Science, France
Nafisi, Majse, Copenhagen Plant Science Center, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Scheller, Henrik V, Feedstocks Division, Joint Bioenergy Institute, USA; Biological Systems and Engineering Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA; Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, USA.
Kikuchi, Jun, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan



10:05  Coffee Break

10:35  Biosynthesis: Seed mucilage (Chair Paul Dupree)

  Susanna Saez Rivera, Universidad Andres Bello

           Identification of a new Pectin Methylesterase Inhibitor using the Arabidopsis Seed Coat


Celiz, Jonathan, UNAB;  Rios, Ignacio, UNAB;  Parra, Juan-Pablo, UNAB;  Orellana, Ariel, UNAB


10:55  Helen North, INRA Versailles

           Predicting the influence of climate induced temperature changes on the production of

           polysaccharides in Arabidopsis seed mucilage


Ralet, Marie-Christine, INRA, UR 1268 Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, F-44316 Nantes, France
Berger, Adeline, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, F-78000 Versailles, France
Cadoret Tudel, INRA, UR 1268 Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, F-44316 Nantes, France
Sallé, Christine, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Universit√© Paris-Saclay, F-78000 Versailles, France
Cambert, Mireille, Irstea, UR OPAALE, 17 Avenue de Cucillé, CS64427, F-35044 Rennes, France
Akary, Elodie, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, F-78000 Versailles, France
Charif, Delphine, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, F-78000 Versailles, France
Fabrissin, Isabelle, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, F-78000 Versailles, France
Crépeau, Marie-Jeanne, INRA, UR 1268 Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, F-44316 Nantes, France
Rondeau, Corinne, Irstea, UR OPAALE, 17 Avenue de Cucillé, CS64427, F-35044 Rennes, France


11:15  Gillian Dean, University of British Columbia

           Probing the subcellular localisation of SOS5 protein in Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal


Tsai, Allen, 
University of British Columbia; Haughn, George,  University of British Columbia


11:35   Poster Pitch (even numbers: 2-40)

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Biosynthesis: Cellulose – Pectin (Chair Monika Doblin)

         William Barnes, Penn State University

         Cytosolic invertases regulate cellulose biosynthesis and carbon partitioning in seedlings of
         Arabidopsis thaliana


Anderson, Charles T., Penn State University


1:20  Candace Haigler, North Carolina State University

         Mutation analysis to explore potential functional differences among plant CESA isoforms


Burris, Jason, North Carolina State University


1:40  Ying Gu, Penn State University

          CSI1, PATROL1 and exocyst complex cooperate in delivery of cellulose synthase complexes
the plasma membrane


Zhu, Xiaoyu, Li, Shundai, Xin, Xiaoran, Pennsylvania State University
Pan, Songqin, University of California, Riverside


2:00  Robert Amos, University of Georgia, CCRC

         A new model for pectin synthesis by the GAUT1:GAUT7 complex


Melani Atmodjo, Sivakumar Pattathil, Jeong-Yeh Yang, Breeanna R. Urbanowicz, Kelley W. Moremen, Debra Mohnen, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia


2:20  Takeshi Ishimizu, Ritsumeikan University

         Pectin RG-I rhamnosyltransferases represent a novel plant-specific glycosyltransferase


Takenaka, Yuto, Ritsumeikan University; Kato, Kohei, Ritsumeikan University; Ogawa-Ohnishi, Mari, Nagoya University; Tsuruhama, Kana, Ritsumeikan University; Kajiura, Hiroyuki, Ritsumeikan University; Yagyu, Kenta, Ritsumeikan University; Takeda, Atsushi, Ritsumeikan University; Kunieda, Tadashi, Konan Univeristy; Hara-Nishimura, Ikuko, Konan University; Kuroha, Takeshi, Tohoku University; Nishitani, Kazuhiko, Tohoku University; Matsubayashi, Yoshikatsu, Nagoya University.


2:40    Poster Pitch (even numbers: 42-60; uneven numbers:1-19)

3:00    Posters (including coffee)

            4:00 – 5:00 Stand-by of presenters - even numbered posters

6:00    Dinner

7:10    Walls as Resource (Chair Henrik Scheller)

  Victoria Maloney, University of Pretoria

            Engineering xylan acetylation in wood cell walls using CRISPR repression


Wierzbicki, Martin, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Private bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, Pretoria
Mansfield, Shawn, Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mizrachi, Eshchar, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Private bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, Pretoria
Myburg, Alexander A., Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Private bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, Pretoria


7:30     Michiel Klaassen, Wageningen University

            The role of pectin galactan side chains in the water-binding capacity of potato tuber cell


Trindade, Luisa, Wageningen University & Research


7:50    Rosario Iacono, Aberystwyth University

            Miscanthus cell wall recalcitrance to deconstruction: can we tar a whole genus with the
            same brush?


Gordon Allison, Maurice Bosch



8:10    Maureen McCann, Purdue University

           Rhamnogalacturonan I, xylan and lignin are determinants of cell-cell adhesion in poplar


Yang, Haibing; Benatti, Matheus; Karve, Rucha; Meilan, Richard; Carpita, Nicholas: Purdue University



8:30 – 10:30 Bar


Wednesday June 20th

7:30     Breakfast

8:45    Biosynthesis: Secondary walls (Chair Lacey Samuels)

           Taku Demura, Nara Institute of Science and Techmology

           Proteome dynamics related to secondary cell wall formation during xylem vessel element


Noguchi, Msahiro, Nara Institute of Science and Technology; Ohtani, Misato, Nara Institute of Science and Technology


9:05    Igor Cesarino, University of Sao Paulo

            A xylogenic culture as a tool to study secondary cell deposition in sugarcane


Simoes, Marcella, Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of Sao Paulo; Siqueira, Savio, Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of Sao Paulo; Floh, Eny, Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of Sao Paulo; Grandis, Adriana, Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of Sao Paulo; Buckeridge, Marcos, Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of Sao Paulo; Centeno, Danilo, Centre of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Federal University of ABC



9:25    Yihua Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

           Control of secondary wall formation involves modulation and modification of NAC

9:45    Misato Ohtani, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

           Positioning of secondary wall deposition regulated by tracheary element-specific
proteins TED6 and TED7


Rejab Nur Diyana, Noda Chihiro, Demura Taku, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)


10:05     Coffee Break

10:35  Plant Development (Chair Yihua Zhou)

           Sebastian Wolf, COS Heidelberg

           Integration of cell wall signaling and intracellular growth regulation by a pectate-binding

  receptor-like protein


Holzwart, Eleonore, COS Heidelberg
Garnelo-Gomez, Borja, COS Heidelberg
Hohmann, Ulrich; University of Geneva
Hothorn, Michael, University of Geneva

10:55  Kathryn Barton, Carnegie Institution for Science

            Morphogenesis in the shoot: transcriptional networks and the cell wall in organogenesis


Liu, Tie, Ehrhardt, David, Hokin, Sam, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA 94305


11:15  Kay Schneitz, Technical University of Munich

  The receptor kinase STRUBBELIG promotes cell wall stress response in Arabidopsis

          Chaudhary, Ajeet; Gao, Jin; Chen, Xia, Technical University of Munich

11:35  Mary Tierney, University of Vermont

           Characterization of VPS26C Retriever interacting proteins and their role in cell wall
and root hair growth in Arabidopsis


Ghosh Jha, Suryatapa, University of Vermont


12:00  Lunch

1:00    Free afternoon

  Nature walking tour (Point Lobos State Park)

6:00   Dinner

7:00   Women and Diversity in Science
             (Chairs Georgia Drakakaki, Federica Brandizzi)

8:00    Tools for wall research (Chair Daniel Cosgrove)

           Renate Weizbauer, Carnegie Institution for Science

           Carbo-Probes: Tools to visualize specific cell wall carbohydrates in vivo


Fu, Fangfang, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
Hahn, Michael G., Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
Ehrhardt, David, Carnegie Institution for Science, Dept. of Plant Biology, Stanford, CA, 94305


8:20    Catalin Voiniciuc, Heinrich Heine University

            Production of Plant Mannan and Glucomannan in Yeast


Dama, Murali; Gawenda, Niklas; Pauly, Markus; Heinrich Heine University


8:40    Fabian Pfrengle, Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

           Synthetic cell wall oligosaccharides as tools for analyzing plant glycosyltransferases


Colin Ruprecht, Max Bartetzko, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces


9:00   Business meeting (Chairs Markus Pauly, Federica Brandizzi)

9:30 – 11:00 Bar


Thursday June 21st

7:30    Breakfast

8:45    Cellular Context (Chair Helen North)

           Georgia Drakakaki, University of Davis

           Glycomic analysis of vesicles reveals that SYP61 defines a secretory pathway regulating

           transport and deposition of cross-linking glycans


Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Current address: Mascoma LLC (Lallemand Inc.) 67 Etna Road, Lebanon, NH
Davis Destiny
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA
Bao Wenlong
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA
Peralta Angelo
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Domozych David
Department of Biology and Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hahn Michael
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Wilkop Thomas
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA
Current address: Light Microscopy Core, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY


9:05   Charles Anderson, Penn State University

           Separable but Adherent, Elastic but Strong: How cell wall synthesis, modification, and

 autodegradation impact stomatal development and function in Arabidopsis thaliana

Rui, Yue, Penn State University; Chen, Yintong, Penn State University; Yi, Hojae, Penn State University; Kandemir, Baris, Penn State University; Wang, James Z., Penn State University; Puri, Virendra, Penn State University

9:25   Jozef Mravec, University of Copenhagen

 Is auxin an instant architect of the cell wall?



Kracun, Stjepan K., PLEN Department, University of Copenhagen, Denmark



9:45   Anja Geitmann, McGill University

          Complex cellular morphogenesis in Arabidopsis is controlled by a two-step, feedback

Altartouri, Bara, Université de Montréal
Bidhendi, Amir J, Université de Montréal
Johnny Suzuki, University of Maryland
Tomomi Tani, MBL Woodshole
Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland

10:05  Coffee Break

10:35  Biosynthesis (Chair Debra Mohnen)

  Paul Dupree, University of Cambridge

            The role of the GT61 XAX1 in the hydroxycinnamic acid decoration of xylan


Feijao, C. V., University of Cambridge
Morreel, K, VIB Ghent
Tryfona, T., University of Cambridge
Busse-Wicher, M., University of Cambridge, UK
Anders, N., University of Cambridge, UK
Kotake, T., Saitama University, Japan
Mendonca, Lucio, Universidade Sao Paulo, Brazil
Boerjan, Wout VIB Ghent



10:55   Baocai Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

            Arabinoxylan acetylation pattern is determined by deacetylation of GDSL esterases in

11:15   Nicholas Carpita, Purdue University

            Glycome and proteomic components of Golgi membranes are common between two

            angiosperms with distinct cell wall structures


Okekeogbu, Ikenna O., Purdue University
Pattathil, Sivakumar, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia
Gonzalez Fernandez-Nino, Susana M.
Penning, Bryan W., USDA-ARS, Corn, Soybean, Wheat Quality Research Center
Lao, Jeemeng, Joint BioEnergy Institute
Heazlewood, Joshua L., Joint BioEnergy Institute
Hahn, Michael G., Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia
McCann, Maureen C., Purdue University


11:35   Jenny Mortimer, Joint Bioenergy Institute

             Plant sphingolipid glycosylation, and its role in plant-microbe interactions and cell wall



Fang, Lin, LBNL
Ishikawa, Toshiki, Saitama University
Moore, William, LBNL
Murawska, Gosia, LBNL
Rennie, Emilie, LBNL
Albert, Isabell, University of Tuebingen
Nurnberger, Thorsten, University of Tuebingen
Scheller, Henrik, LBNL


12:00  Lunch

1:00   Plant Development (Chair Taku Demura)

Arun Sampathkumar, Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

          Mechano-chemical basis of cellular architecture in plants


Eng, Ryan, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology
Persson, Staffan, University of Melbourne
Ehrhardt, David, Carnegie Institution of Science
Meyerowitz, Elliot, California Institute of Technology


1:20   Valerie Cornuault, Massey University

          Polysaccharide anchoring: the developmentally driven association between  pectin and

          heteroxylan in Arabidopsis thaliana


Busse-Wicher, Marta, University of Cambridge; Manfield, Iain, University of Leeds; Dupree, Paul, University of Cambridge, Knox, Paul, University of Leeds.


1:40   Kim Johnson, La Trobe University

          The roles of DEK1 in mechanosensing, regulation of cell walls and plant growth


Novakovic, Lazar, University of Melbourne, Sampathkumar, Arun, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Bacic, Tony, La Trobe University


2:00   Alexandra Menna, ETH Zurich

          A Golgi-localized glycosyltransferase mediates the response of plant cells to cellulose



Sancho-Andres, Gloria, ETH Zurich; Sanchez-Rodriguez, Clara, ETH Zurich


2:20   Siobhan Braybrook, UCLA

          What's gel got to do with it? Exploring pectin and alginate in development


Bou Daher, Firas, UCLA
Torode, Thomas, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University
Kaplan, Louis, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University
Linardic, Marina, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University
Chen, Yuanjie, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University


2:40   Poster pitch (uneven numbers: 21-59)

3:00   Poster session (including coffee)

           4:00 – 5:00 Stand-by of presenters - uneven numbered posters

6:00   Dinner

7:00 – 10:00 Dessert evening Monterey Bay Aquarium


Friday June 22nd

7:30   Breakfast

8:45   Interactions with the environment (Chair Anja Geitmann)

 Paul Knox, University of Leeds

 Xyloglucan-related bio-adhesives released by plant roots and their roles in plant-soil
           interactions and rhizosheath formation


Galloway, Andrew; Akhtar, Jumana; Kieffer, Martin; Kepinski, Stefan; Field, Katie, University of Leeds



9:05    Vicente Ramirez, Heinrich-Heine University

           Linking irregular xylem syndrome with strigolactone signaling

Xiong, Guangyan, University of Louisville; Mashiguchi, Kiyoshi, Tohoku University; Yamaguchi, Shinjiro, Tohoku University; Pauly, Markus, University of Duesseldorf

9:25    Daisuke Takahashi, Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

           Responses of the cell wall during cold and sub-zero acclimation in Arabidopsis: molecular
           and physiological implications for freezing tolerance

Erban Alexander(Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie)
Gorka Michal (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie)
Sampathkumar Arun (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie)
Kopka Joachim (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie)
Graf Alexander (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie)
Zuther Ellen (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie)
Hincha Dirk K. (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie)

9:45    Christoph Ringli, University of Zurich

           The function of LRX proteins as extracellular receptors of RALF peptides

Gupta, Shibu, University of Zurich, Aline Herger, University of Zurich, Kai Dünser, BOKU Vienna, Jürgen Kleine-Vehn, BOKU Vienna

10:05  Coffee Break

10:35  Biosynthesis: Mixed linkage glucan (Chair Maureen McCann)

           Jesper Harholt, Carlsberg Research Laboratory

           Mixed linkage glucans are ubiquitous to higher plants ‚Äì Evidence for CslB as mixed linkage

           glucan synthases

Fangel, Jonatan, Carlsberg Research Laboratory
Poulsen, Christian, Carlsberg Research Laboratory
Olsen, Jack, Carlsberg Research Laboratory
Scheller, Henrik Vibe, Joint Bioenergy Institute
Jensen, Jacob Krüger, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Pedersen, Bent Larsen, University of Copenhagen
Ulvskov, Peter, University of Copenhagen
Mravec, Jozef, University of Copenhagen


10:55  Sang-Jin Kim, Michigan State University

           In-vivo analysis of CSLF6 localization supports that mixed linkage (1,3;1,4)-b-glucan can
           be produced in the Golgi apparatus

Zemelis-Durfee, Starla, Michigan State University, Jensen,  Jacob,  Michigan State University, Wilkerson, Curtis, Michigan State University, Keegstra, Kenneth, Michigan State University, Brandizzi , Federica, Michigan State University

11:15  Monika Doblin, La Trobe University

           Progress towards understanding the mechanism of (1,3;1,4)-b-D-glucan synthesis in

Ho, Yin Ying, University of Adelaide; Oehme, Daniel, University of Texas at El Paso; Bain, Melissa P, University of Melbourne; Ford, Kris, University of Melbourne; Zhao, Jia, University of Melbourne; Beahan, Cherie T, La Trobe University; van de Meene, Allison, University of Melbourne; Bacic Antony, La Trobe University


11:35  Steve Jobling, CSIRO

           Understanding how the CslF6 protein controls beta-glucan structure

11:55  Farewell

12:00  Lunch (choice diner hall OR box)



Poster Programme



1) Karlson Pang, University of British Columbia

A snake in the grass: New tools to elucidate COBRA’s localization and function


2) Markus Pauly, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

The role of rice xyloglucan fucosyltransferases

Liu, Lifeng, UC Berkeley, Doernemann, Sebastian, HHU, Bousch, Juliana, HHU, Chandrasekar, Balakumaran, HHU


3) Alison W. Roberts, University of Rhode Island

Evolution of CESA functional specialization: insights from a moss genome

Li, Xingxing, University of Rhode Island; Tran, Mai L., University of Rhode Island; Chaves, Arielle M., University of Rhode Island; Norris, Joanna H., University of Rhode Island


4) Jérôme Pelloux, Universitee de Picardie

How Molecular Dynamic simulations can help determining the regulation of PME/PMEI-interactions

Senechal, Fabien, Université de Picardie; Hocq, Ludivine, Université de Picardie; Habrylo, Olivier, Université de Picardie; Domon, Jean-Marc, Université de Picardie; Lehner, Arnaud, Université de Rouen; Mollet, Jean-Claude, Université de Rouen; Kolsek, Katra, HITS Heidelberg; Mercadante, Davide, University of Zurich; Lefebvre, Valerie, Université de Picardie; Pelloux, Jerome, Université de Picardie


5) Henry Temple, University of Cambridge

Engineering Cell Wall Polysaccharides by Expressing Glycosyltransferases in Arabidopsis thaliana


6) Yadi Zhou, Ohio University

Construction of a Barley Global Gene Co-expression Network using RNA-Seq data

Held, Michael, Ohio University


7) Kristen Engle, University of Georgia

Pectin Biosynthetic Activity of Arabidopsis GAUTs Heterologously Expressed in HEK293 Cells and Identification of Evidence for New GAUT:GAUT Interactions

Amos, Robert; Yeh, Jeong Yeh; Moremen, Kelley; Mohnen, Debra (all from UGA)


8) Devon Birdseye, Joint BioEnergy Institute

A glycosyltransferase family GT-92 like enzyme involved in beta-1,4-galactan biosynthesis     

Birdseye, Devon, Joint BioEnergy Institute; Stonebloom, Solomon, Joint BioEnergy Institute; Scheller, Henrik, Joint BioEnergy Institute


9) Allan Showalter, Ohio University

Characterization of higher order hydroxyproline-O-galactosyltransferase mutants and glucuronosyltransferase mutants that function in arabinogalactan-protein glycosylation, growth, and development in Arabidopsis     

Kaur, Dasmeet, Ohio University, 
Ajayi, Oyeyemi, Ohio University, Welker, Stacy, Ohio University, Smith, Ashton, Ohio University, Yu, Weihen, Ohio University, Perkins, Olivia, Ohio University, Smith, Mountain, Ohio University, Vajdich, Haylee, Ohio University, and Yuan, Zhang, Ohio University


10) Venugopal Mendu, Texas Tech University

Negative regulation of cellulose biosynthesis by a photoperiodic gene

Yuan, Ning, Balasubramanian, Vimal Kumar, Chopra, Ratan


11) Melani Atmodjo, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia

Why does Arabidopsis need GAUT1?  Elucidating the In Vivo Function of GAUT1 through Mutant Characterization

Amanda, Darryn-Cynthia, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Petrascu, Ioana, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Indech, Joshua, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Eberhard, Stefan, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Kandemkavil, Sindhu, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Pattathil, Sivakumar, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Hahn, Michael, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.
Mohnen, Debra, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.


12) Berit Ebert, The University of Melbourne

Identification of a nucleotide sugar transporter involved in rhamnogalacturonan-II biosynthesis 

Rautengarten, Carsten, The University of Melbourne; Urbanowicz, Breeanna, Complex Carbohydrate Center; Ulvskov, Peter, University of Copenhagen; Heazlewood, Joshua, The University of Melbourne; O'Neill, Malcolm,  Complex Carbohydrate Center; Scheller, Henrik, Joint BioEnergy Institute


13) Carsten Rautengarten, The University of Melbourne

Identification and Characterization of novel Nucleotide Sugar Transporters in Cryptococcus neoformans 

Li, Lucy X., Washington University School of Medicine; Heazlewood, Joshua L., The University of Melbourne; Doering, Tamara L., Washington University School of Medicine


14) Marina Saleme, VIB-Plant System Biology

Lignin bioengineering in poplar through CSE silencing

Cesarino, Igor; Vargas, Livia; Kim, Hoon; Vanholme, Ruben; Goeminne, Geert; Van Acker, Rebecca; Fonseca, Fernando; Pallidis, Andreas; Voorend, Wannes; Junior, Jose Nicomedes; Padmakshan, Dharshana; Van Doorsselaere, Jan; Ralph, John; Boerjan, Wout


15) Hsuan-Yu Huang, National Taiwan University

Heterologous overexpression, purification and functional analysis of cellulose synthases from green bamboo

Cheng, Yi-Sheng, Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University


16) Tae Fujimori, Ritsumeikan University

Preparation of UDP-apiose a donor substrate of the pectin biosynthetic apiosyltransferase

Ryoko Matsuda, Mami Suzuki, Yuto Takenaka, Hiroyuki Kajiura, Yoichi Takeda, Takeshi Ishimizu, Ritsumeikan University


17) Yuto Takenaka, Ritsumeikan University

RRT1, a pectin RG-I: rhamnosyltransferase, plays a role for seed mucilage production

Kato Kohei, Ritsumeikan university, Ogawa-Ohnishi Mari, Nagoya university, Tsuruhama Kana, Ritsumeikan university, Yagyu Kenta, Ritsumeikan university, Takeda Atsushi, Ritsumeikan university, Kunieda Tadashi, Nara Institute of Science and technology, Hara-Nishimura Ikuko, Konan university, Kuroha Takeshi, Tohoku university, Nishitani Kazuhiko, Tohoku university, Matsubayashi Yoshikatsu, Nagoya university, Ishimizu Takeshi, Ritsumeikan university


18) Savio Ferreira, University of Sao Paulo

Transcriptome and co-expression network analysis of single elongating internode for identification of cell wall-related genes in sorghum

Pina, Andre, University of Sao Paulo
Cesarino, Igor, University of Sao Paulo


19) Raquel Figueiredo, State University of Campinas

Cell wall hydrophobicity in sugarcane stem: suberin lamellae biosynthesis


20) Asier Largo-Gosens, Universidad Andres Bello

Understanding the topology of the synthesis of UDP-Arabinofuranose and its impact on the Arabidopsis seed coat mucilage biosynthesis

Saez-Aguayo, Susana, Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal, Universidad Andres Bello.
Celiz, Jonathan, Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal, Universidad Andres Bello.
Parras-Rojas, Juan Pablo, Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal, Universidad Andres Bello.
Rios, Ignacio, Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal, Universidad Andres Bello.
Orellana, Ariel, Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal, Universidad Andres Bello.


21) Mingzhu Fan, Michigan State University

Brachypodium THX1 is co-expressed with and binds to the BdCSLF6 and BdXTH8L, a gene encoding a grass specific endotransglucosylase on mixed-linkage glucan

Herburger, Klaus, The University of Edinburgh; Jensen, Jacob, Michigan State University; Zemelis-Durfee, Starla, Michigan State University; Brandizzi, Federica, Michigan State University; Fry, Stephen, The University of Edinburgh; Wilkerson, Curtis, Michigan State University.


22) Hsin-Tzu Wang, University of Georgia

Two Novel DUF231 Proteins Involved in O-Acetylation of Cell Wall Xylans


Cell Wall Architecture


23) Xiaoran Xin, Pennsylvania State University

CELLULOSE SYNTHASE INTERACTIVE1 Is Required for the Crossed-polylamellate Wall Architecture of Arabidopsis Outer Epidermal Cell Walls

Lei, Lei, Pennsylvania State University
Li, Shundai, Pennsylvania State University
Zheng, Yunzhen, Pennsylvania State University
Zhang, Tian, Pennsylvania State University
Pingali, Sai Venkatesh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
O’Neill, Hugh, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Cosgrove, Daniel J, Pennsylvania State University
Gu, Ying, Pennsylvania State University


24) Colin Ruprecht, Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Large-scale characterization of plant cell wall glycan-directed antibodies using a glycan microarray platform

Bartetzko, Max, Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Senf, Deborah, Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Dallabernardina, Pietro, Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Kotake, Toshihisa, Saitama University
Knox, Paul, University of Leeds
Hahn, Michael, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Clausen, Mads, Technical University of Denmark
Pfrengle, Fabian, Max Plank Institute of Colloids and Interfaces


25) Yves Verhertbruggen, INRA Nantes

Does mannan interact with arabinogalactan proteins and impact wheat endosperm development?

Axelle Bouder, Marlayna Sterner, Xavier Falourd, Camille Alvarado, Mark Wilkinson, Sylviane Daniel, Sophie Le-Gall, Rowan Mitchell, Loic Foucat, Fabienne Guillon, Anne-Laure Chateigner-Boutin, Luc Saulnier; INRA UR 1268 BIA, rue de la Geraudiere, 44300 Nantes, France (YV, AB, MS, XF, CA, SD, SLG, FG, ALCB, LS)
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom (MW, RM)


26) Yves Verhertbruggen, INRA Nantes

A comparative study of sample preparation for staining and immunodetection of plant cell walls by light microscopy

Jesse Lee Walker, Fabienne Guillon and Henrik Vibe Scheller;
Joint BioEnergy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Emeryville, CA, USA (YV, HVB)
Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA (YV, HVB)
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA (JLW, HVB)
INRA UR 1268 BIA, rue de la Geraudiere, 44300 Nantes, France (YV, FG)


27) Li Tan, University of Georgia

Intermolecular interactions between glycomodules of plant cell wall arabinogalactan-proteins and extensins

Tees, David, Ohio University, Qian, Jin, University of Georgia, Kareem, Suleiman, Ohio University, Kieliszewski, Marcia, Ohio University


28) Cécile Hervé, Station Biologique de Roscoff

Occurence of AGPs in brown algae: from gene context to composition and functional role

Simeon Amandine (Station Biologique de Roscoff, France); Kridi Sonia (Station Biologique de Roscoff, France); Jam Murielle (Station Biologique de Roscoff, France); Cassin Andrew (University of Melbourne, Australia); Johnson Kim (University of Melbourne, Australia); Salmean Armando (Newcastle University, UK); Willats William (Newcastle University, UK); Doblin Monika (University of Melbourne, Australia); Bacic Antony (University of Melbourne, Australia); Knox Paul (University of Leeds, UK); Kloareg Bernard (Station Biologique de Roscoff, France)


29) Breeanna Urbanowicz, UGA

Sweet and Sticky: Structural Insights into RGII Cross-linking Using Linkage Specific Glycoside Hydrolases

Agyeman, Abigail, UGA; Lakhina, Anna, UGA; Pena, Maria J., UGA; O'Neill, Malcolm A., UGA


30) Lisa Maria Steiner, University of Cambridge

Helicoidal arrangement of cellulose fibres and interaction with xylan in the Margaritaria nobilis endocarp secondary cell wall       

Ogawa, Yu, CERMAV CNRS Grenoble, Busse, Marta, University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Dupree, Paul, University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry, Vignolini, Silvia, University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry


31) Kevin Hardouin, Station Biologique de Roscoff

Cell wall complexity in brown algae: composition, enzymatic profiling and population screening

Le Gall, Sophie, UR1268 INRA ; Czjzek, Mirjam, UMR8227 CNRS/UPMC ; Michel, Gurvan, UMR8227 CNRS/UPMC ; Hervé, Cecile, UMR8227 CNRS/UPMC


32) Michael Held, Ohio University

Characterization of an extensin-crosslinking cell wall peroxidase

Elmore, John, Ohio University; Hill, Sarah, Ohio University


33) Tess Scavuzzo-Duggan, Joint Bioenergy Institute

Phylogenetic and biochemical analysis of the green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis

Birdseye, Devon, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Westcott, Daniel, UC Berkeley, Ulvskov, Peter, Copenhagen University, Niyogi, Krishna, UC Berkeley, Scheller, Henrik, Joint BioEnergy Institute


34) Willam Nicolas, California Institute of Technology

Investigating cellulose structure and synthesis by cryo-electron microscopy




35) Marketa Samalova, CEITEC Mazaryk University

Mechanistic insights into the cytokinin-regulated cell wall properties

Vojtech Didi, Candelas Paniagua Correas, Eliska Spackova, Jan Hejatko
CEITEC MU, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


36) Xuan Xu, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

The stem of common nettle: not just stings!     

Legay Sylvain*, Backes Aurelie*, Hausman Jean-Francois*, Cai Giampiero**, Guerriero Gea*. Name of Institution:   *Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology; ** University of Siena


37) Adriana Grandis, University of Sao Paulo

Cell wall hydrolases involved in aerenchyma formation in sugarcane roots: gene expression, proteomics, and enzyme activities

Leite, Debora CC; Tavares, Eveline C; Arenque-Musa, Bruna C; Gaiarsa, Jonas W from University of Sao Paulo, de Souza, Amanda P, from University of Illinois, Gomez, Leonardo D, from University of York, Fabri, Claudia, Mattei and Benedetta from University of Rome, Buckeridge, Marcos S, from University of Sao Paulo


38) Deborah Petrik, Penn State University

Functional Characterization of Xylan in the Primary Cell Walls of the Grass Model Species Brachypodium distacyhon        

Slovin, Justin, Penn State University; Ratchford, Benjamin, Penn State University; Anderson, Charles T., Penn State University


39) Valérie Lefebvre, Universitee de Picardie

Biochemical and functional characterization of AtPGLR an endoPG expressed in roots

Hocq, Ludivine, Université de Picardie
Habrylo, Olivier, Université de Picardie
Voxeur, Aline, Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin INRA de Versailles
Pau-Roblot, Corinne, Université de Picardie
Fournet, Francoise, Université de Picardie
Lehner, Arnaud, Université de Rouen Normandie
Mollet, Jean-Claude, Université de Rouen Normandie
Bassard, Solene, Université de Picardie
Domon, Jean-Marc, Université de Picardie
Pelloux Jerome, Université de Picardie


40) Toshihisa Kotake, Saitama Univ.

Disorganization of tissues caused by type II AG degradation  

Yoshihisa, Yoshimi, Saitama Univ.; Mami, Yoshimura, Saitama Univ.; Nobukazu, Tanaka, Hiroshima Univ.; Yoichi, Tsumuraya, Saitama Univ.


41) Smadar Harpaz-Saad, The Hebrew University

Identification of New Components Involved in the Regulation of Lateral Root Elongation  

Ashagre, Hewot, The Hebrew University
Hugger, Anat, The Hebrew University
Zaltzman, David, The Hebrew University
Joshi, Sanjay, The Hebrew University
Shani, Eilon, Tel-Aviv University
Harpaz-Saad, Smadar, The Hebrew University


42) Bibek Aryal, Umea Plant Science Center

Xyloglucans mediate control of differential cell elongation by acting on auxin distribution machinery


43) Mehdi Cherkaoui, INRA Biopolymer Interactions and Assembly

Cell wall proteins dynamic in wheat developing grain



44) Firas Bou Daher, UC Los Angeles

Hypocotyl anisotropy is modulated by carbon availability     

Braybrook, Siobhan, UCLA


45) Clara Sanchez-Rodriguez, ETH Zurich

Cellulose role in plant growth adaptation to biotic stress


46) Asja Radja, University of Pennsylvania

Pollen Patterns Form from Modulated Phases

Lavrentovich, Maxim, University of Tennessee; Sweeney, Alison, University of Pennsylvania


47) Dan Szymanski, Purdue University

High throughput analysis of the composition and dynamics of endogenous protein complexes using protein correlation profiling


48) Leonard Pysh, Roanoke College

Mutations in Cellulose Synthase Genes Alter the Expression Patterns of Genes Required for Monolignol Synthesis

Ward, Rebecca, Roanoke College, Kleisler, Heather, Roanoke College, Householder, Carinna, Roanoke College, Sefcik, Francis, Roanoke College


Renewable Resource


49) Alexandra Alvarenga Chanoca, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology

Simultaneously mutating the lignin genes CSE1 and CSE2 in poplar to improve saccharification efficiency

de Vries, Lisanne, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium
Van Doorsselaere, Jan, VIVES University College, Roeselare, Belgium
Vanholme, Ruben, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium
Boerjan, Wout, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent, Belgium


50) Evgeniy Donev, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Glucuronoyl Esterase - a new promise for the enzyme use in transgenics

Marta Derba-Maceluch, Xiao-Kun Liu, Dr. Joanna Lesniewska, Thomas Moritz, Hans Stenlund, Karin Ljung, Jan Simura, Nicolas Delhomme, Leif Jönsson, Madhavi Gandla, Ewa Mellerowicz


51) Ajaya Biswal, University of Georgia

Sugar release and growth of biofuel crops are improved by downregulation of Galacturonosyltransferase (GAUT)4, a homogalacturonan (HG) biosynthesis gene required for HG and RG-II

Ajaya K. Biswal1,2,5, Melani A. Atmodjo1,2,5, Mi Li5,6,7, Holly L. Baxter5,8, Chang Geun Yoo5,6,7, Yunqiao Pu5,6,7, 
Yi-Ching Lee5,11,a, Mitra Mazarei5,8, Ian M. Black2, Ji-Yi Zhang5,11,b, Hema Ramanna5,11,c, Adam L. Bray3,5, Zachary R. King3,5, Peter R. LaFayette3,5, Sivakumar Pattathil2,5,d, Bryon S. Donohoe5,10, Sushree S. Mohanty2,5, David Ryno2,5, Kelsey Yee5,6, Olivia A. Thompson5,6, Miguel Rodriguez Jr5,6, Alexandru Dumitrache5,6, Jace Natzke5,6, Kim Winkeler5,9, Cassandra Collins5,9, Xiaohan Yang5,6, Li Tan1,2,5, Robert W. Sykes5,10, Erica L. Gjersing5,10, Angela Ziebell5,10, Geoffrey B. Turner5,10, Stephen R. Decker5,10, Michael G Hahn2,4,5, Brian H. Davison5,6, Michael K. Udvardi5,11, Jonathan Mielenz5,6, Mark F. Davis5,10, Richard S. Nelson5,11, Wayne A. Parrott3,5 Arthur J. Ragauskas5,6,7,12, C. Neal Stewart, Jr.5,8 and Debra Mohnen1,2,5,

1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; 2Complex Carbohydrate Research Center; 3Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; and 4Department of Plant Biology, University Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; 5DOE-BioEnergy Science Center (BESC); 6Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA; 7UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA; 8Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA; 9ArborGen, Inc., Ridgeville, SC 29472, USA; 10National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401-3305; 11Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK 73401, USA; 12Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA




52) Hugo Mélida, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Plant immunity regulated by cell wall integrity: unveiling novel carbohydrate-based molecular patterns

Bacete, Laura, UPM; Rebaque, Diego, UPM; Miedes, Eva, UPM; Molina, Antonio, UPM


53) Wei Feng, Carnegie Institute of Sciences

Seeing through walls: How root sense and respond to damage from salinity

Kita, Daniel, Univeristy of Massachusetts
Peaucelle, Alexis, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Cheung, Alice, Univeristy of Massachusetts
Dinneny, Jose, Stanford University


Cellular context


54) Debora Gasperini, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle

Plant responses to cell wall perturbations are regulated by a Golgi-localized glycosyltransferase

Mielke, Stefan; Zimmer, Marlene
Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Department of Molecular Signal Processing, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany


55) David Domozych, Skidmore College  

The charophyte endomembrane system and secretory apparatus: a hyperactive machine for the coordinated deposition of the complex extracellular matrix        

Raimundo, Sandra, C., Skidmore College, Sun, Li, Skidmore College, Sorensen, Iben, Cornell University, Rose, Jocelyn, K. C., Cornell University


56) Chaowen Xiao, Sichuan University

Mutation of a putative pectin methyltransferase influences cell wall biosynthesis and integrity in Arabidopsis thaliana      

Barnes, William; Huang, Shixin; Kiemle, Sarah; Zheng, Yunzhen; Rui, Yue; Munson, Paul; Brown, Nicole; Kim, Seong; Cosgrove, Daniel; Anderson, Charles; Penn State University


57) Pengfei Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong

A distinct class of vesicles derived from the trans-Golgi mediates secretion of xylogalacturonan in the root border/border-like cell 


58) George Haughn, University of British Columbia

A novel plant cell wall oxidase, RUBY, promotes cell adhesion through pectin cross-links

Sola, Kresimir, University of British Columbia; Gilchrist, Erin, University of British Columbia; Ralet, Marie-Christine, INRA, Biopolymers, Interactions & Assemblies; Feussner, Ivo, Georg-August-Universität; Mansfield, Shawn,  University of British Columbia.


59) Li Sun, Skidmore College

3-D mapping of the Golgi Apparatus of the charohyte, Penium margaritaceum

Domozych, David, Skidmore College


60) Lacey Samuels, University of British Columbia

Mapping Golgi Glycosyl Transverases and their Products During Secondary Cell Wall Biosynthesis

Meents, Miranda


61) Jordi Petit, Wageningen University

Adaptability of the cell wall to different environments: hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) as study case

Caldas Paulo, Joao, Wageningen University & Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Trindade, Luisa, Wageningen University & Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands




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