The 65th NIBB Conference

Renaissance of Marchantia polymorpha
‐the genome and beyond‐



December 16 (Sat) at the Okazaki Conference Center (OCC)
12:00 - 13:20 Registration starts
Opening Remarks
13:20 - 13:25 Masayuki Yamamoto (Director General, National Institute for Basic Biology)
13:25 - 13:30 Takayuki Kohchi (Kyoto University)
13:30 - 13:35 Hirokazu Tsukaya (University of Tokyo/Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience)
Plenary lecture 1 Chair: Takayuki Kohchi
13:35 - 14:15 "Conservation of interaction of TALE class HD KNOX and BELL in the alternation of generations in Marchantia polymorpha"
  John L. Bowman (Monash University)
Session 1 Chair: Roberto Solano
14:15 - 14:35 "Sex chromosomes – the unique and sexy in the Marchantia genome"
  Katsuyuki T. Yamato (Kindai University) 
14:35 - 15:05 "Genomic Profiling in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Frederic Berger (Gregor Mendel Institute)
15:05 - 15:25 "DICER-LIKE1 Controls Cell Fate Specification In Marchantia polymorpha"
  Mario A. Arteaga-Vazquez (Universidad Veracruzana) 
15:25 - 15:45 "Identification and Gene-editing of MIR genes in haploid of the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha"
  Shih-Shun Lin (National Taiwan University) 
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
Session 2 Chair: Takashi Araki 
16:15 - 16:35 "Maniac Questions in Marchantia Leading to General Questions in Plant Science"
  Masaki Shimamura (Hiroshima University) 
16:35 - 16:50 "Marchantia polymorpha ssp:Speciation, Hybridisation and Molecular Evolution"
  Anna-Malin Linde (Uppsala University) from posters
16:50 - 17:10 "MarpolBase: Genome Database for Marchantia polymorpha"
  Yasukazu Nakamura (National Institute of Genetics) 
Technology Workshop (Transformation/CRISPR/Imaging)  Chair: Ryuichi Nishihama
17:10 Shoko Tsuboyama-Tanaka (Utsunomiya University)
  Yutaka Kodama (Utsunomiya University)
  Shigeo S. Sugano (Ritsumeikan University)
  Shoji Mano (National Institute for Basic Biology)
  Ryuichi Nishihama (Kyoto University)
  Aino Komatsu (Kyoto University)
18:30 Welcome Reception & Dinner
December 17 (Sun) at the Okazaki Conference Center (OCC)
Session 3 Chair: Kimitsune Ishizaki
09:00 - 09:30 "Evolutionary Divergence In The Bioactive Jasmonate In Land Plants"
  Roberto Solano (CNB-CSIC) 
09:30 - 09:50 "Toward Understanding of Cytokinin-Mediated Control of Organogenesis"
  Shiori S. Aki (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) 
09:50 - 10:20 "Origin and Evolution of the Nuclear Auxin Response System"
  Dolf Weijers (Wageningen University) 
10:20 - 10:40 "Archetypal Roles of Abscisic Acid in Vegetative Desiccation Tolerance and Sugar Responses Revealed by Analysis of the PYRABACTIN RESISTANCE1-like Protein"
  Daisuke Takezawa (Saitama University) from posters
10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break
Session 4 Chair: Frederic Berger
11:10 - 11:30 "Diversification of Membrane Trafficking Pathways During Land Plant Evolution Unraveled with Marchantia polymorpha"
  Takashi Ueda (National Institute for Basic Biology) 
11:30 - 11:50 "Phototropin as Thermosensor for Chloroplast Cold-Avoidance Response in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Yutaka Kodama (Utsunomiya University)
11:50 - 12:05 "Microtubule-dependent directional growth of rhizoids in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Hiroyasu Motose (Okayama University) from posters
12:05 - 12:20 "The roles of ANGUSTIFOLIA in thallus morphogenesis of Marchantia polymorpha"
  Tomoyuki Furuya (University of Tokyo) from posters
12:20 - 13:30 Lunch
Plenary lecture 2   Chair: Liam Dolan
13:30 - 14:10 "Effects of Cellular Changes to the Evolution of Land Plant Development and Life Cycle"
  Mitsuyasu Hasebe (National Institute for Basic Biology)
Session 5 Chair: John L. Bowman
14:10 - 14:30 "Making New Bryophyte Model System Using Genome Sequencing and Transformation Technique"
  Keiko Sakakibara (Rikkyo University) 
14:30 - 14:50 "The Genome and Ecological Evolution of a Charalean Alga Chara braunii"
  Hidetoshi Sakayama (Kobe University) 
14:50 - 15:10 "New Insights into the Sexual Reproduction in Unicellular Zygnematophycean Alga, Closterium peracerosum-strigosum-littorale Complex"
  Hiroyuki Sekimoto (Japan Women’s University)
15:10 - 15:30 "Emerging Functions of Land Plant Type Genes in a Charophyte Alga Klebsormidium nitens"
  Hiroyuki Ohta (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
Session 6 Chair: Masaaki Umeda
16:00 - 16:20 "Mechanisms for Shape Variation Amongst Thalloid Liverworts"
  Jill Harrison (University of Bristol) 
16:20 - 16:40 "Roles of Auxin in the Formation of Stem Cells in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Ryuichi Nishihama (Kyoto University) 
16:40 - 17:00 "Local CLE Peptide Signaling in the Marchantia polymorpha Meristem"
  Yuki Hirakawa (Gakushuin University) from posters
17:00 - 17:20 "Evolutionary-Developmental Analysis of ALOG Family Protein in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Satoshi Naramoto (Tohoku University)
17:20 - 17:40 "Gemma and Gemma Cup Development in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Kimitsune Ishizaki (Kobe University) 
Poster Flash Talks
Poster Session    Poster Title (PDF 61KB)
18:30 Posters with Odd numbers
19:30 Posters with Even numbers
December 18 (Mon) at the Okazaki Conference Center (OCC)
Session 7 Chair: Junko Kyozuka
09:00 - 09:20 "Cell Wall-Related Gene Families in Land Plants"
  Kazuhiko Nishitani (Tohoku University)
09:20 - 09:40 "Functional Evolution of NAC Transcription Factors – Regulatory Mechanisms underlying Differentiation of Water-conducting/Supporting Cells –"
  Taku Demura (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
09:40 - 10:00 "Establishment of The Plant-Microbe Interaction Research in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Hirofumi Nakagami (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research) 
10:00 - 10:20 "Regulation of Development and Stress Responses by the ROS-Ca2+ Signaling Network in plants"
  Kazuyuki Kuchitsu (Tokyo University of Science) 
10:20 - 10:35 "Circadian Regulation of Growth and Development in Marchantia polymorpha via an Evolutionarily Conserved Evening Complex"
  Anja Billhardt (Uppsala University) from posters
10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
Session 8 Chair: Kazuyuki Kuchitsu
11:00 - 11:20 "Biosynthesis of Terpenoids in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Feng Chen (University of Tennessee) 
11:20 - 11:35 "Growth condition of Marchantia polymorpha affects number of oil body cells and amounts of secondary metabolites"
  Kenji Matsui (Yamaguchi University) from posters
11:35 - 11:50 "Biogenesis and Morphogenesis of the Oil Body"
  Takehiko Kanazawa (National Institute for Basic Biology)  from posters
11:50 - 12:05 "Regulation and Biosynthesis of Phenolics in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Hiroyoshi Kubo (Shinshu University) from posters
12:05 - 12:20 "Evolution of Pi-sensing along the plant kingdom"
  Felix Rico-Resendiz (LANGEBIO-CINVESTAV) from posters
12:20 - 13:30 Lunch
Plenary Lecture 3  Chair: Dolf Weijers
13:30 - 14:10 "Evolution of genetic mechanisms controlling the development of land plant rooting structures"
  Liam Dolan (University of Oxford)
Session 9 Chair: Mario A. Arteaga-Vazquez
14:10 - 14:30 "The Ancient Transcription Factor ZHOUPI Controls An Evolutionary Innovation In Marchantia"
  Justin Goodrich (University of Edingburgh) from posters
14:30 - 14:45 "The Role of DNA Methylation in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Yoko Ikeda (Okayama University) from posters
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break
Session 10 Chair: Keiji Nakajima
15:15 - 15:30 "Light-Regulated Induction of Sexual Reproduction in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Takayuki Kohchi (Kyoto University)
15:30 - 15:45 "BONOBOs Are Evolutionarily Conserved Transcription Factors Required for Germ Cell Fate Determination in Land Plants"
  Shohei Yamaoka (Kyoto University) from posters
15:45 - 15:55 "A MYB Transcription Factor Controls Female Sexual Differentiation in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Tetsuya Hisanaga (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) from posters
15:55 - 16:05 "A Long Non-coding RNA Module for Sex Differentiation in the Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha"
  Keitaro Okahashi (Kyoto University) from posters
16:05 - 16:20 "Analysis of Autophagy during Spermiogenesis in Marchantia polymorpha"
  Takuya Norizuki (National Institute for Basic Biology) from posters
16:20 - 16:40 "Role of DUO1 in male gamete development in land plants"
  Takashi Araki (Kyoto University) 
16:40 - 17:00 "Reprogramming of DNA Methylation during the M. polymorpha life cycle"
  Ueli Grossniklaus (University of Zurich)
Closing Remarks
17:00 John L. Bowman (Monash University)
17:20 Banquet