Fundamental Research to Industrial and Food Applications
are pleased to invite you to attend the 4th European Symposium on Plant
Lipids organized by the European Federation for the Science and
Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid). The symposium will be held in the City of
The scientific program will emphasize oral contributions by
scientists from the different topics, supplemented by those of younger
scientists, selected from submitted abstracts. These will be
supplemented by two poster sessions. Plenary lectures will allow
glimpses into exciting areas of lipid research hitherto not included in
plant lipid meetings. We hope that the venue will provide plant lipid
researches an exciting two and a half days. We look forward to seeing
you in Goettingen.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Ivo Feussner, University
Göttingen, Euro Fed Lipid division "Plant Lipids"
Martin Fulda, Göttingen
Ingo Heilmann , Göttingen
1. Seed biology,
Chair: J. Napier - Keynote lecture
University of York, Department of Biology, York, UK
- 09.15 S. Stymne, Alnarp, S: "Oat - the palm tree of the North" 09.15 - 09.30 L.
Hernandez. York, GB "Metabolomic and transcriptomic
analysis of oil mobilization during seed germination
09.45 C.E. Christensen, Valby, DK, "Interactions in
peroxisomal -oxidation, a structural point of view" 09.45 -10.00 A.S. Carlsson, Alnarp, S, "Nutsedge - A
novel model system for studying accumulation of oil and starch" 10.00
2. Fatty acid
modifications, Chair: M. Pollard 10.30 -11.00 Keynote
Johnathan Napier, Harpenden, GB
" Functional characterisation of the
microsomal fatty acid elongase: defining the role of very long chain
acids in plant
-11.15 E.S. Averina, Ulan-Ude, RUS, "Polyunsaturated fatty
acids from Siberian pine seed oil: A perspective source for medicine."
11.15 -11.30 M. Heilmann, Göttingen, D, "A new pathway to produce
omega3-fatty acids in plants"
11.30 -11.45 J. Bauer, Limburgerhof, D, "Engineering healthy
plant oils: Sustainable production of marine long-chain fatty acids in
land based plants" 11.45
-12.00 E. Kombrink, Köln, D, "A novel fatty
acyl-CoA synthetase (ACOS5) is required for pollen development and
biosynthesis in Arabidopsis"
- 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 15.00
3. Wax, Chair: S.Stymne
15.00 - 15.30 Keynote lecture
Pollard, Michigan State
University, Dept. of Plant Biology, East Lansing/MI, USA
an understanding of
cutin and suberin biosynthesis"
- 15.45 R. Franke, Bonn, D "Mutations in genes
encoding long chain fatty acid modification effect barrier properties
of suberized tissues"
15.45 - 16.00 J. Joubes, Bordeaux, F, "Activation of wax
production by CER1 ovexpression in Arabidopsis confers drought
tolerance but enhances pathogen susceptibility." 16.00 - 16.15 F. Domergue,
Bordeaux/F, "Fatty acyl-CoA
reductases from Arabidopsis thaliana that generate Fatty
Alcohols associated with Suberin deposition 16.15 - 16.45
fatty acids, Chair: E. Heinz 16.45 - 17.15 Keynote
Green, CSIRO Plant
Industry, Metabolic Engineering of New Plant Products,
"Engineering synthesis and
accumulation of novel industrial fatty acids in oilseeds"
17.30 U.K. Nath, Göttingen, D, "Increasing erucic
acid content through combination of endogenous low polyunsaturated
fatty acids alleles with Ld-LPAAT+Bn-fae1
transgenes in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)"
Tuesday, 17 March
Glycerolipids, Chair: A. Green - Keynote lecture
of Alberta, Department of Agricultural, Food and
Nutritional Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Co-authors: Rodrigo M.P. Siloto,
Qin Liu, Martin Truksa, X. He, Thomas McKeon, André Laroche
structure and function
in diacylglycerol acyltransferase"
09.15 G. Hölzl, Bonn, D, "DGD can be
functionally replaced with a bacterial glycolipid during phosphate
starvation, but not during photosynthesis"
09.15 - 09.30 E. Marechal, Grenoble, F, "A novel class of MGDG synthase
09.30 - 09.45 J.M. Marinez-Rivas, Sevilla, Spain, "Molecular cloning
and expression analysis of a phospholipid:diacylglycerol
acyltransferase (PDAT) gene from olive" 09.45 - 10.00 A.
Haselier, Aachen, D, "CDP-diacylglycerol synthases of Arabidopsis
thaliana" 10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
Signalling, Chair: J. Browse 10.30 - 11.00
Chapman, University of North
Texas, Department of Biological Sciences, Denton,TX, USA
"Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase
Expression Influences Plant Growth and Susceptibility to Environmental
11.00 - 11.15 I. Heilmann,
Göttingen, D, "Salt-stress-induced
association of phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate with
clathrin-coated vesicles in plants"
11.15 - 11.30 L. Saavedra, Lund/SE, "PIPK family in the moss
Physcomitrella patens. PpPIPKs are required for caulonemal and rhizoid
cell elongation." 11.30
- 11.45 A. Mosblech,
Göttingen, D, "Requirement of
phosphoinositide-derived signals in the wounding response of
13.00 - 14.30
7. Oxylipins, Chair: I. Heilmann 14.30 - 15.00 Keynote
Washington State University, Pullman, WA/ USA
"JAZ Repressor Proteins Control
15.15 C. Gatz, Göttingen, D, "Arabidopsis class II
TGA transcription factors function as salicylic acid-sensitive positive
regulators of jasmonic acid/ethylene-induced PDF1.2 expression"
15.15 -15.30 C. Wasternack, Halle/Saale, D, "Different signaling
properties of Oxylipins in leaves and flowers of Tomato" 15.30 -15.45 A. Devoto, Egham, GB, "Crucial regulatory
nodes and new physiological scenarios for the Jasmonate Signalling
Network in Arabidopsis"
15.45 -16.00 S. Pollmann, Bochum, D, "Oxylipins contribute to the
up-regulation of Auxin Biosynthesis" 16.00
-16.15 B. Hause, Halle, D, "Jasmonates in
symbiotic interactions of Medicago truncatula" 16.15 -16.30
G. Pohnert, Jena,D, "Tracing down the Structural diversity of
Moss-oxylipins with the help of Chemometric methods"
16.30 - 17.00 Coffee
Sphingolipids, Chair: M. Fulda
17.00 - 17.30 Keynote lecture
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, USA
"Probing the Metabolic and
Functional Basis for Sphingolipid Structural Diversity in Plants"
17.30 -17.45 J.D. Faure, Versailles, F,
of ceramide synthases in Arabidopsis"
9. Isoprenoids, Chair: E. Cahoon -
University of Hamburg, Biocenter Klein Flottbeck, Plant Physiology,
"Functions of steryl glucosides in plants, fungi and
- 09.45 P.Doermann, Bonn, D, "Chlorophyll and
phytol catabolism during senescence and abiotic stress in Arabidopsis" 09.45 -
10.00 H.Schaller, Strasbourg, F, "Involvement of the
phospholipid sterol acyltransferase 1 in plant sterol homeostasis and
leaf senescence." 10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10. Membrane Transport and
Trafficking, Chair: I. Feussner 10.30 -11.00 Keynote
Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Department of
Neurobiology, Göttingen, Germany
fusion of synaptic vesicles ? what we know - or better do not know ?
about the role of membrane lipids "
-111.15 M. Gierth, Köln, D, "Peroxisomal Fatty
Acid Import and beta-Oxidation Are Vitally Important in Mature
Arabidopsis Leaves during Extended Darkness"
11.15 -11.30 N. Linka, Düsseldorf, D, "Peroxisomal ATP import is
essential for seedling development in Arabidopsis thaliana"
Remarks 11.45 -12.45 Lunch
Committee has started to accept abstracts for short oral
communications (15 min) and poster presentations. You are
invited to submit your abstract by following one of the links below. To
submit your contribution prepare a one-page abstract according to the abstract model
store it in rich text format (.rtf).
(lecture) abstracts is 19 January 2009.
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Pauliner Church ?
which now forms part of the historical
building compound of Göttingen State and University Library
? is an architectural monument of the highest rank. It was the
first church in Göttingen built in Gothic style and was used by
the Dominicans as part of their monastery (founded in 1294). The
building reflects the architectural tradition of the mendicant order.
When the Reformation started in Göttingen in 1529, the
had to struggle for the survival of their monastery. Since the town
council had no authority over parish churches ? these were under
ducal patronage ? the city leaders decided to hold Lutheran
services in the mendicant churches, in particular in the Dominican
church, as it was the town?s largest. Thus, the Pauliner Church
was the place in Göttingen where the earliest protestant baptism
After secularization in the sixteenth century, a grammar
up in the former Dominican monastery and soon enjoyed widespread
reputation. The school formed the heart of what later became the
university (founded in 1737) and its library (founded in 1734 already).
Goethe, Heinrich Heine, and the Grimm Brothers
visited the library
frequently. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was one of the most ardent
admirers of the library and a keen user of its holdings. For Christian
Gottlob Heyne, professor and librarian in Göttingen, the
"Historical Hall" (the name stems from the fact that the history books
were kept here), constituted the culmination of decades of hard work.
Heinrich Heine made this hall the climax of the library dream in his
In World War II, the Pauliner Church was destroyed. After its
reconstruction, the book hall was first used as the largest lecture
moving into its new building in 1992, Göttingen State and
University Library has used the church as an exhibition and conference
The city was
1150 and 1200. In medieval times the city was a member of the Hanseatic
League and hence a wealthy town. Today Göttingen is famous for its
old university (Georgia Augusta, or "Georg-August-Universität"),
which was founded in 1737 and became the most visited university of
1837 seven professors protested against the absolute sovereignty of
the kings of Hanover; they lost their offices, but became known as the
"Göttingen Seven". They include some well-known celebrities: the
Brothers Grimm, Heinrich Ewald, Wilhelm Weber and Georg Gervinus. Also,
German chancellors Otto von Bismarck and Gerhard Schröder went to
law school at the Göttingen university. Karl Barth had his first
professorship here. Some of the most famous mathematicians in history,
Carl Friedrich Gauss, Bernhard Riemann and David Hilbert were
professors at Göttingen.
other university towns, Göttingen has developed its own folklore.
On the day of their doctorate, postgraduate students are drawn in
handcarts from the Great Hall to the Gänseliesel-Fountain in front
of the Old Town Hall. There they have to climb the fountain and kiss
the statue of the Gänseliesel (Goose girl). This practice is
actually forbidden by law, but the law is not at all enforced. She is
considered to be the most-kissed girl in the world.
Nearly untouched by Allied bombing in World War II,
Göttingen is now an attractive place to live with many shops,
cafes and bars. For this reason, many university students live in the
inner city and give Göttingen a young face. In 2003, 45% of the
inner city population was only between 18 and 30 years of age.
Göttingen is noted for its production of optical and
fine mechanical machinery, including the light microscopy division of
Carl Zeiss, Inc. ? the region around Göttingen advertises
itself as "Measurement Valley". The city's railway station to the west
of the city centre is on Germany's main north-south railway.
Hannover, Frankfurt and Hamburg. Göttingen is a stopover of the
the Autobahn (A 7) at the Goettingen exit heading toward Goettingen on
Kasseler Landstrasse. Continue on this street (which changes its name
Landstrasse, Groner-Tor-Strasse.) just into the old town (after the
railroad underpass). You can park your car at the parking ramp on
go by foot a bit further along Groner Strasse. After crossing the
Leinekanal, go left (north) on Papendiek, here the street forks.
Proceed along Papendiek a
little more than two short blocks. Soon you will see on your right the
courtyard called "Lichtenberghof," with a sculpture of this famous
seated therein. Go in here and use the building entrance which is
straight ahead of you.
the train station heading toward the downtown ("Innenstadt"), i.e.,
toward the east. Cross the train station's plaza diagonally in the
direction of the bus platforms. You will see a pedestrian crossing with
stoplight. Cross the
divided street (Berliner Strasse) and continue straight ahead on the
Goethe - Allee heading downtown. Continue along the right-hand side of
Directly at the Leinekanal, at the corner of the Goethe - Allee /
Prinzenstrasse and Papendiek, turn right onto Papendiek. After a few
meters, you will see the
courtyard named "Lichtenberghof" on the left (east) side of the street,
after the historical library building proper. Use the entrance straight
ahead of you
at the end of the courtyard, passing the sculpture of the seated famous
Goettingen scholar on your left.