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The Phytoremediation Genome

Phytoremediation is the process by which various naturally occurring or genetically modified plants, including trees and grasses, are used to degrade, extract, detoxify, contain, and/or immobilize toxic pollutants from contaminated soil, water, and air. The potential economic benefits of using plants for remediation are impressive. Plants provide a robust, solar powered system that has little or no maintenance requirements. With their copious root systems, plants can scavenge large areas and volumes of soils, removing the toxic chemical. For phytoremediation to be a viable technology, dramatic improvements in plant biomass yield and ability to remove contaminants is required. The introduction of novel traits by transgenic approaches is a promising strategy for the development of effective phytoremediation technologies. The vast majority of plant genes affecting the remediation of toxic elements and organics have not yet been identified. Identification of these genes is vital to the success of the transgenic phytoremediation approaches. This workshop will bring together scientists from academic and industrial institutions working in the field of phytoremediation to share their latest discoveries and results with focus on the advances in the understanding of the phytoremediation genome.
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Pacific Salon 1
Organizer:
Adel M. Zayed
10:30 AM
Endophyte-Assisted Phytoremediation of TCE, PAHs, TNT, and Arsenic
Sharon L. Doty, University of Washington; Zareen Khan, University of Washington; Jun Won Kang, Korea Forest Research Institute; Andrea Firrincieli, University of Tuscia; Robert Tournay, University of Washington; Dominic Sivitilli, University of Washington; Mitch K. Scott, University of Washington; John L. Freeman, Intrinsyx Technologies Corporation; Michael J. Blaylock, Edenspace Systems Corporation

11:10 AM
Metal Hyperaccumulators
Ute Kraemer, Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr University Bochum; Terezie Mandakova, CEITEC, Masaryk University; Vasantika Singh, Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr University Bochum; Ricardo J. Stein, Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr University Bochum; Stephan Hoereth, University of Bayreuth; J. Romario F. de Melo, Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr University Bochum; Aitor F. Gonzaga-Moltó, Department of Plant Physiology, Ruhr University Bochum; Felix Mathias Bemm, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department Weigel, Genome Informatics; Marc Hanikenne, University of Liège; Detlef Weigel, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology; Stephan Clemens, University of Bayreuth; Martin A. Lysak, CEITEC, Masaryk University

11:30 AM
Systems Level Approaches Towards Understanding Heavy Metal Response and Resistance in Plants
Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego; Andrew M Cooper, University of California, San Diego; Felix Hauser, University of California, San Diego; Qingqing Xie, University of California, San Diego; Tim O Jobe, University of California, San Diego

11:50 AM
TBD
Norman Terry, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

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