Workshop 2: Circadian Clocks in Plants and Fungi
(October 25-29, 2010)
Circadian (~24-hour) rhythms control the timing of many biological processes including leaf movements in plants and sporulation in fungi. Advances in understanding the biological mechanism of plant and fungal clocks have also helped inspire clock research in higher organisms. This workshop brings together theorists and experimentalists to better understanding timekeeping in plants and fungi and how they relate to clocks in higher organisms.
We plan to organize this workshop around the following themes:
- How do multiple feedback loops within the Neurospora and aribidopsis clocks interact? How do individual feedback loops regulate circadian behavior?
- How do circadian clocks keep a near constant period despite a widely changing environmental conditions?
- How can mathematical models be matched to time series data?
- How do circadian rhythms synchronize to the external world and the circadian clocks of other cells?
The goals of this workshop are to bring together theorists and experimentalists, some of whom are new to mathematical modelling or circadian rhythms, to foster interdisciplinary collaborations. The workshop will begin with a 2 day tutorial focusing on theory for experimentalists one day and the basics of circadian timekeeping for theorists on the second.
- Deborah Bell-Pedersen (Biology, Texas A&M)
- Stuart Brody (University of California, San Diego)
- Michael Brunner (Biochemistry, Heidelberg University)
- Jay Dunlap (Genetics, Dartmouth Medical School)
- Eva Farre (Plant Biology, Michigan State University)
- Daniel Forger (Mathematics, University of Michigan)
- Didier Gonze (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
- Peter Gould (University of Liverpool)
- Woody Hastings (Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University)
- Chris Hong (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine)
- Patricia Lakin-Thomas (Biology, York University)
- Kwangwon Lee (Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Department of Biology, Rutgers University)
- Yi Liu (Physiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)
- Jennifer Loros (Biochemistry and Genetics, Dartmouth College)
- David Lubensky (Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan)
- Gisele Oda (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil)
- David Rand (University of Warwick)
- Peter Ruoff (Centre for Organelle Research, University of Stavanger)
- Treenut Saithong (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi)
- David Somers (Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, The Ohio State University)
- Siren Veflingstad (University of Warwick)
- Qiong Yang (Stanford University)