Date November 7-10, 2018
Venue Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel
Address: 1-1-44, Chuo, Kurashiki, JAPAN
Kurashiki Civic Hall
Address: 17-1, Honmachi, Kurashiki, JAPAN
November 7 (WED) (Kurashiki Kokusai Hotel)
15:30-16:30 Registration
16:30-16:40 Opening remark
Plenary Lectures (Chair: Wataru Sakamoto)
16:40-17:25 Toshiya Endo Mitochondrial biogenesis: Machineries and pathways
17:25-18:10 Jian Feng Ma Transport system of mineral elements in plants: From soil to the seeds
18:40-20:30 Welcome mixer
November 8 (THU) (Kurashiki Civic Hall)
Session1 Photosynthetic Machineries: Structure and Assembly (Chair: Jun Minagawa)
10:00-10:30 Jian-Ren Shen Structural biological studies of photosynthetic membrane-protein complexes
10:30-11:00 Genji Kurisu Structural atlas of the electron transfer complexes of ferredoxin and its partner protein
11:00-11:30 Nathan Nelson Photosynthetic reaction centers – Robustness with increased complexity
11:30-12:00 Yuichiro Takahashi Structure and assembly of photosystem I complex
12:00-14:00 Lunch  (see Lunch map)
Session 2 Mechanisms of Photosynthetic Regulation I (Chair: Michael Hippler)
14:00-14:30 Roberta Croce Photoacclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
14:30-15:00 Jun Minagawa Algal photoprotection: Mechanism and signal transduction
15:00-15:30 Alizée Malnoë Molecular players of sustained energy dissipation in plants
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:50 5 min presentation (Chair: Yuichiro Takahashi)
Nine speakers selected from posters
Ryo Nagao Cryo-EM structures of diatom PSII-FCPII supercomplexes
Keisuke Saito Proton release and water incorporation in photosystem II
Cynthia Amstutz Relaxation of QH1 (ROQH1) functions in sustained energy dissipation in Arabidopsis
Nellaepalli Sreedhar Biochemical characterization of Photosystem I assembly apparatus in green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Yoshifumi Ueno Modification of excitation energy-transfer processes of the glaucophyte Cyanophora paradoxa in response to different light qualities
Laura Mosebach The structure of PSI-LHCI complexes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and potential implications on photosynthetic electron transport regulation
Tetsuko Nakaniwa Structural analysis of the homodimeric photosynthetic reaction center from Helicobacterium modesticaldum
 Haruhiko Jimbo Role of Cyclin-dependent kinase-like protein in the accumulation of psbA transcripts in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
 Boon Leong Lim Photosynthesis revisited by fluorescence ATP sensor
16:50-17:35 Poster exhibition (Odd numbers)
17:35-18:20 Poster exhibition (Even numbers)
November 9 (FRI) (Kurashiki Civic Hall)
Session 3 Mechanisms of Photosynthetic Regulation II (Chair: Roberta Croce)
9:10-9:40 Toru Hisabori Redox regulation machineries in photosynthetic organisms
9:40-10:10 Michael Hippler Regulation of photosynthesis via calredoxin: New insights into a calcium-regulated chloroplast thioredoxin
10:10-10:40 Toshiharu Shikanai Regulatory network of photosynthetic electron transport
10:40-11:10 Break
Session 4 Gene Expression and Engineering (Chair: Catherine de Vitry and Yusuke Kato)
11:10-11:40 Maureen Hanson Engineering photosynthesis in C3 plants
11:40-12:10 Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont Regulation and function of thylakoid protein phosphorylation in Arabidopsis and Chlamydomonas
12:10-14:00 Lunch  (see Lunch map)
14:00-14:30 Alice Barkan Regulation of chloroplast translation by light
14:30-15:00 Ralph Bock A systems view of chloroplast biogenesis
15:00-15:30 Hiroshi Shimizu Systems biology and metabolic engineering of photosynthetic organisms
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:45  5 min presentation (Chair: Toshiharu Shikanai)
 Eight speakers selected from posters
Shinichiro Maruyama, Eunsoo Kim Revisiting the origin of photosynthetic eukaryotes and eukaryotic photosynthesis
Yoshinori Tsuji Identification of new molecular components supporting active carbon fixation by marine diatoms
Kevin Hines Chloroplast carbonic anhydrases function in photosynthesis and plant development
Satomi Arisaka Relationship between increased production of PHB and photosynthesis due to overexpression of ntcA in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
Sonia Accossato SUMOylation of TOC159 regulates chloroplast biogenesis in early plant development
Sakuya Nakamura Selective chlorophagy – microautophagic removal of membrane-damaged chloroplasts
Norikazu Ohnishi VIPP1, the membrane interity-maintaining protein in chloroplasts, has GTPase activity in vitro
Yuna Uemura role of phosphorylation of chloroplast Ca2+ binding protein CAS in the regulation of stomatal movement
16:45-17:30 Poster exhibition (Even numbers)
17:30-18:15 Poster exhibition (Odd numbers)
18:30-20:30 Dinner   (Kurashiki Ivy Square: Banquet hall Opal)
November 10 (SAT) (Kurashiki Civic Hall)
Session 5 Chloroplast Biogenesis I (Chair: Stefan Hortensteiner)
9:10-9:40 Hsou-min Li Tic236 links the chloroplast outer and inner membrane translocons
9:40-10:10 Masato Nakai Molecular machineries for chloroplast protein import and their evolution.
10:10-10:40 Paul Jarvis Protein Import into Chloroplasts and its Regulation by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System
10:40-11:10 Break
Session 6 Chloroplast Biogenesis II (Chair: Yuri Munekage)
11:10-11:40 Stefan Hortensteiner Evolutionary aspects of chlorophyll breakdown
11:40-12:10 Yusuke Matsuda Revealing new structure and functions of the aquatic chloroplast bundling the photosystem and the CO2-concentrating mechanism
12:10-14:00 Lunch (see Lunch map)
14:00-14:30 Lixin Zhang The mechanism of chloroplast retrograde signaling (temporary)
Session 7 Chloroplast Homeostasis (Chair: Paul Jarvis)
14:30-15:00 Catherine de Vitry FtsH, a major housekeeping and regulatory protease of the thylakoid membrane
15:00-15:30 Chanhong Kim Oxidative PTM: a step toward deciphering ROS sensor residing in chloroplast
15:30-16:00 Wataru Sakamoto Chloroplast protein degradation and beyond: FtsH and a possible peptide export
16:00-16:30 Break and Free discussion
16:30-16:45 Closing