19th International Symposium on Plant Lipids. Cairns, Australia

Tentative Scientific Program
(Presentations not selected as orals will be converted to posters and included here following acceptance of this option by submitters.)


Plant Lipid Feedstocks for Industrial Chemistry
Chair: John Dyer, USDA, ARS Arid Land Agricultural Research Center

Keynote Presentation: Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for Chemistry.
J.O. Metzger1,2, 1University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany, 2abiosus e.V., Oldenburg, Germany

Diversifying Fatty Acid Biosynthesis with Biocatalytic Functionalities from Polyketide Biosynthesis – An Integrated Strategy for Generating a Suite of Biorenewable Chemicals.
B.J. Nikolau, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Functional Diversity within the Δ12-desaturases of Basidiomycetes.
Robert E. Minto, Hina Younus, Andrew C. Pratt, Brenda J. Blacklock, Michael R. Shepard, Garrison A. Birch, Jordan Jenkins, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Discovery and Plant Expression of Components of a Conjugated Polyacetylenic Fatty Acid Synthesis Pathway.
V.S. Haritos1, I. Horne1, K. Damcevski1, C. Wood2, K. Glover1, N. Gibb1, 1CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Metabolic Engineering of Fatty Acid Biosynthetic Pathways
Chair: Surinder Singh, CSIRO Plant Industry

Keynote Presentation: Challenges and Potential for Producing Industrially Important Oils in Plants: A Cellular Perspective.
J.M. Dyer, USDA, ARS, US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ, USA

Engineering Complex Fatty Acid Pathways in Seeds - The EPA/DHA Example.
S. Singh1,2, J. Petrie1,2, Q. Liu1,2, P. Shrestha1,2, P. Nichols1,3, A. Green2, 1Food Futures National Research Flagship, PO Box 93, North Ryde, NSW 1670, Australia, 2CSIRO Plant Industry, PO Box 1600, ACT 2601, Australia, 3CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia

Quizzing the Chemical Factories of Oilseeds: What Part of "No" Don't We Understand.
John Browse, Jeremy Dahmen, Becky Olsen, Harrie van Erp, Laura Wayne , Jim Wallis, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA

Polyester Biosynthesis as a Source of Fatty Acid Hydroxylases and Acyltransferases with New Substrate Specificities.
Yonghua Li-Beisson1, Weili Yang2, Fred Beisson1, Mike Pollard2, John Ohlrogge2, 1Department of Plant Biology and Environmental Microbiology, CEA/CNRS/Aix-Marseille University, France, 2Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, USA

Discovery of DGAT with sn-3 acetyl-transferase Activity that Synthesizes Reduced-viscosity Oils.
T.P. Durrett, J.B. Ohlrogge, M. Pollard, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA

Plant Oil Biolubricants
Chair: Sten Stymne, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Keynote Presentation: Biobased Industrial Lubricants.
Sevim Z. Erhan, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, USA

Biolubricants from Vegetable Oils: the BIOVESIN Project.
Rafael Garcés, Joaquín J. Salas, Mónica Venegas-Calerón, Enrique Martínez-Force, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Seville, Spain

The ICON project: Engineering Seed Oils for Biolubricant Uses.
S. Stymne, Dept. of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

Optimizing Wax Ester Production by Retargeting of Biosynthetic Enzymes.
M. Heilmann, I. Feussner, Department of Plant Biochemistry, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany

Recent Progress with Industrial Oilseed Crop Platforms
Chair: Allan Green, CSIRO Plant Industry

Camelina sativa as a Platform for the Production of Oils with Enhanced Lubricant Properties.
C. Lu1, T.E. Clemente2, E.B. Cahoon2, 1Department of Plant Science and Plant Pathology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA, 2Center for Plant Science Innovation, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Genetic Engineering of Crambe abyssinica for Increasing Erucic Acid Level.
Xueyuan Li1, S.A. Ribot2, E.N. van Loo2, Jens Gruber3, Margit Frentzen3, Li-Hua Zhu1, 1Dept. of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, SLU, SE-230 53 Alnarp, Skåne, Sweden, 2Plant Research International B.V. (PRI), Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708PB Wageningen, Netherlands, 3RWTH Aachen University,, Worringerweg 1, 52056 Aachen, Germany

Development of Biomaterials and Biofuel from the Castor Plant.
T.A. McKeon, USDA-ARS WRRC, Albany, CA, USA

Lesquerella fendleri (L.), a New Crop for Safe Hydroxy Fatty Acid Production.
G. Chen, US Department of Agriculture, Albany, California USA

Two New Leaf-based Assays for the Rapid Assembly and Testing of Multistep Recombinant Seed Lipid Biosynthetic Pathways.
C.C. Wood1, J.R. Petrie1, P. Shrestha1, P. Mansour2, P. Nicols2, A.G. Green1, S.P. Singh1, 1CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2CSIRO Atmosphere and Marine Science, Hobart, TAS, Australia

Scientific Program Committee

Surinder Singh (Chair) CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

Sue Blackburn, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia

Kent Chapman, Center for Plant Lipid Research, University of North Texas, USA
John Dyer, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, USA
Ljerka Kunst, Department of Botany, University of  British Columbia, Canada
Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom
Sten Stymne, Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Teun Munnik, Department of Plant Physiology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, The Netherlands

Hiroyuki Ohta, Center for Biological Resources and Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


ISPL-2010 is organized by the Australasian Section of AOCS.  
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