July 9, 2022

RNA Biology

Katie Dehesh, University of California, Riverside, USA
ASPB President

The universal role of RNA in nearly all aspects of cellular function, from translating genomic information into regulatory and structural output, to recent advances in genome‐editing and vaccine production, has placed RNA biology in the spotlight. Accordingly, this symposium is dedicated to furthering understanding of the world of RNA biology focused on the following topics.

RNA: More Than a Messenger

The ancient processes of small RNA silencing and consequent regulation of plant nuclear gene expression, as adaptive immune responses against viruses

Hidden Codes in RNA: RNA Structure and Abiotic Stress Response

In vivo and genome-wide methods for querying mRNA structures, and the resulting insights into mRNA structure-function relationships during abiotic stress responses

Antiviral RNAi Defense Drives Host Adaptation to RNA Virus Infection

Identification of an antiviral RNAi against an endemic RNA virus, as further evidence of RNA-based antiviral immunity


RNA Promotes the Formation of Spatial Compartments Throughout the Nucleus

Decoding the roles of non-coding RNAs in shaping nuclear structure and gene expression

July 10, 2022

Interacting and Tangled Plant Immune Pathways

Robin Cameron, McMaster University, Canada
CSPB/SCBV President

It has become increasingly clear that PAMP- and Effector-triggered immune pathways that were once thought to be distinct are instead tangled and interconnected during both local and systemic responses to pathogens. This plenary will showcase examples of plant immune pathway entanglement and interaction.

July 12, 2022

Breakthroughs in Innate Immune Receptor Biology – Gibbs Symposium

Convener Jeff Dangl, University of North Carolina, USA

Structures of Plant NLR Resistosomes

Pathogen Suppressors of An NLR Network

A Structural View of TIR-NLR Immunity Regulation

Systems Biology of Effector-Triggered Immunity

July 13, 2022

Nature-Based Solutions to Tackle Climate Change: A Plant Perspective

Convener Kelly Gillespie, Bayer Crop Science, USA Nature-based solutions to climate change, sometimes called “natural climate solutions,” involve conserving, restoring, or better managing ecosystems to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.