Midwest Plant Cell Dynamics Program

May 22nd-May 25th, 2023 University of Wisconsin-Madison


4:30-6:00 pm Registration Open (Biochemical Sciences Building, Atrium, 440 Henry Mall)


Put up posters in Biochemistry Atrium


6:00 pm Opening Remarks (Biochemistry Building, Rm 1125, 420 Henry Mall)

6:15-7:00 pm Keynote talk: Kirk Czymmek (Danforth Center), Leveraging Multiscale,    Multiplex and Correlative Microscopy to Reveal New Insights in Plant Biology


7:00 to 9:00 pm Poster Set up. Reception with food and beverages (Biochemical Sciences Building, Atrium)


The organizers are grateful to the journals Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell for sponsoring  the refreshments for this reception



Oral presentations: Participating labs have a 30 min slot (25 min for talk and 5 minutes for questions).

7:30-8:30 am Light breakfast


8:30-9:15 am Keynote talk: Cecilia Rodriquez Furlan (School of Biological Sciences, Washington State), Unraveling the Role of RAB7 in Orchestrating Endomembrane Traffic in Plants


9:15-10:15 am, Session #1. Chair: Arif Ashraf

 9:15-9:45 am Kessler Lab

9:45-10:15 am Kawashima Lab


10:15 to 10:45 am Coffee break


10:45-12:15, Session #2, Chair: Marcela Rojas-Pierce

 10:45-11:15 am Rasmussen Lab

11:15-11:45 am Drakakaki Lab

11:45-12:15 am Facette Lab


12:15 to 2:30 pm lunch on your own,

2:30-3:30 pm, Workshop: Opportunities and challenges in Imaging Technology, by  Kirk Czymmek.

3:30-4:00 Coffee break


4:00-5:30 pm, Session #3, Chair: Xue Ding

 4:00-4:30 pm Ambrose Lab

4:30-5:00 pm Dixit Lab

5:00-5:30pm Smertenko Lab


5:30 to 7:30 pm Poster Social, Food and beverages. (6:30-7:30 pm even numbered posters     present)



7:30-8:30 am Light breakfast


8:30-10:30 am, Session #4, Chair: Luis Vidali

8:30-9:00 am Cosgrove Lab

9:00-9:30 am Gu Lab

9:30-10:00 am Nielsen Lab

10:00-10:30 am Ralph Lab


10:30 to 11:00 am coffee break.


11:00-12:30 pm, Session #5, Chair: Divya Mishra

11:00-11:30 am Toyota Lab

11:30-12:00 pm Gilroy Lab

12:00-12:30 pm Masson Lab


12:30-1:30 pm Lunch on your own


1:30-3:30 pm Visit to Virtual Reality Space to experience plant cells in 3D. (Wisconsin   Institute for Discovery, 330 Orchard N Orchard St.)


3:30-4:00 pm coffee break


4:00-5:30 pm, Session #6, Chair: Sharon Kessler

 4:00-4:30 pm Liu Lab

4:30-5:00 pm Szymanski Lab

5:00-5:30pm Vidali Lab


Poster Social 5:30 to 7:30 pm (6:30-7:30 pm odd numbered posters present)



7:30-8:30 am Light breakfast


8:30-10:00 am, Session #7, Chair: Tomo Kawashima

8:30-9:00 Kang Lab

9:00-9:30 am Hua Lab

9:30-10:00 am Dong Lab


10:00 to 10:30 am coffee break.


10:30-12:30 pm, Session #8, Chair: Marie Keith

10:30-11:00 am Kirik Lab

11:00-11:30 am Otegui Lab

11:30-12:00 pm Zhou Lab

12:00-12:30 pm Sussman Lab


12:30 to 2:30 pm Lunch Break


2:30 to 4:30 pm, Session #9; Chair: Byung Ho Kang

2:30-3:00 pm Roeder Lab

3:00-3:30 pm Brunkard Lab

3:30-4:00 pm Nebenführ Lab

4:00-4:30 pm Bent Lab


4:30pm Closing Remarks


5:30 to 9:00 pm Banquet (Pyle Center,702 Langdon St.); announcement of T-shirt contest   winner.


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