Program -- Talks

Saturday, 26 July
15:00--15:10 Opening
Riesner
Erdmann
15:10--17:10 Replication, Mutation and Processing of Viroids
Ding: RNA motifs for Potato spindle tuber viroid replication and systemic trafficking
Elena: Direct estimation of mutation rate for Chrysanthemum chlorotic mottle viroid
Baumstark: In vivoprocessing of potato spindle tuber viroid RNAs in baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Darós: Viroid RNA processing during replication
17:10--17:30 Coffee break
17:30--19:30 Viroid complexes with host factors
Riesner: Complexes of PSTVd with ribosomal 5S RNA in vitro and in vivo
Tsagris: Virp1, a host factor necessary for replication of nuclear viroids
Dube: Strategy for recruitment of cellular host protein complexes interacting with Peach Latent Mosaic Viroid RNAs
Mühlbach: The CDC5 homolog of tomato (SlCDC5): a putative viroid binding protein
19:30--20:30 Dinner
20:30--00:00 POSTER PARTY with beer and non-alcoholic drinks
Bannach: A 5S-rRNA-like element is encoded in a cryptic exon of transcription factor IIIA in plants
Diermann: PSTVd-specific small RNAs
Dimitrijevic: Interaction of host RNA polymerase II with the Potato spindle tuber viroid
Gozmanova: Trafficking of Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid between tomato and parasitic plant (Orobanche ramosa)
Hammann: Structural motifs outside the core of natural hairpin ribozymes
Hosokawa: A novel method for elimination of two viroids from infected chrysanthemum cultivars
Matousek: Pospiviroid pathogenesis as a developmental process involving and modulating the expression of transcription regulation factors
Sikora: Identification of numerous host proteins interacting with the hepatitis delta virus RNA genome
Tsagris: RNA binding properties of Viroid Binding protein 2 (Virp2) an gamma-aminobutyrate-aminotransferase from tomato leaves that binds sequence non-specifically viroid RNA
Tsagris: Impact of viroid infection on the photosynthetic performance of tomato plants

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Sunday, 27 July
9:00--11:00 Viroid-specific small RNAs
Perreault: Characterization of the siRNAs resulting from peach latent mosaic infection
Wassenegger: RNAi-mediated resistance to Potato spindle tuber viroid in transgenic tomato expressing the viroid hairpin DNA construct
Parisi: New insights on the molecular host-pathogen relationship between peach trees and Peach Latent Mosaic Viroid
Gómez: Viroid-induced symptoms in Nicotiana benthamiana plants are dependent of RDR6 activity
11:00--11:30 Coffee break
11:30--13:00 Impact of viroids on agriculture
Randles: Variants of Coconut cadang-cadang viroid: opening the matryoshka
Matousek: Some processes of viroid eradication, like HLVd elimination from pollen, suggest the involvement of degradation mechanism(s) alternative to PTGS
Verhoeven: Correlations between PSTVd infections in vegetatively propagated ornamental crops and in tomato
de la Peña: Pepper chat fruit viroid: biological and molecular properties of a proposed new species of the genus Pospiviroid
13:30--14:00 Hepatitis delta virus
Pelchat: Host involvement in the hepatitis delta virus replication
14:00--15:00 Lecture (with sandwiches and walk)
Fürste: Scientific history of Berlin-Dahlem

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