Proceeding ISRFG 2022 Download

ISRFG 2022 | Program

The tentative scientific program and invited speakers.

November 3rd
17:00 - 19:00 Registration Open

November 4th | Friday
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Address
Apichart Vanavichit, ISRFG 2022 Co-chair of the Organizing Committee, Rice Science Center, Kasetsart University, THAILAND
09:10 - 09:25
Opening Remarks
Sutkhet Nakasathien, Vice President for Research and Creation, Kasetsart University, THAILAND
09:25 - 09:40
A Tribute to Dr. Hei Leung
Plenary Session
09:40 - 10:10
The International Oryza Map Alignment Project (2003-present): From BACs to Gap Free Reference Genomes – What we’ve learned and where we’re going ?
Rod A. Wing, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia & University of Arizona, USA
10:10 - 10:40
Phased, secondary siRNAs in reproduction and vegetative growth of grasses
Blake C. Meyers, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center & Univ of Missouri - Columbia, USA
10:40 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
Epigenome bioinformatics in rice and plants
Pao-Yang Chen, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN
11:30 - 12:00
Exploring Diverse Rice Genomic Variation using the SNP-Seek V3 Database
12:00 - 12:10
Group photo

12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
Poster session I
Concurrent Sessions
PanOryza Genomics
Chair: Jaiswal Pankaj
Genomics and Epigenomics
Chair: Jixian Zhai
Regulation of Whole Plant Development
Chair: Ludovico Dreni
14:00 - 14:30 14:00 - 14:30 14:00 - 14:30

Creation of pan gene sets for Asian rice Jaiswal Pankaj, Oregon State University, USA

An atlas of plant full-length RNA reveals tissue-specific and monocots-dicots conserved regulation of poly(A) tail length
Jixian Zhai, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Beyond ABC: Rice (O. sativa L.) Reveals Essential, Conserved Functions of MADS-box Genes in Seed Coat and Seed Vasculature Development
Ludovico Dreni, Spanish Research Council and Shanghai Jiao Tong University
14:30 - 14:50 14:30 - 14:50 14:30 - 14:50

Integration of genetic variations in Oryza rufipogon uncovers the hidden process of rice domestication (1) -Dynamics of the genome architecture during rice domestication-

Yutaka Sato, NIG, Japan

Genetic and epigenetic novelties for adaptive traits in rice
De los Reyes Benildo, Texas Tech University, USA

A Germin-like protein OsGER4 is involved in promoting crown root development under exogenous Jasmonic acid treatment in rice

Thi Mai Huong To, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Viet Nam
14:50 - 15:10 14:50 - 15:10 14:50 - 15:10

Integration of genetic variations in Oryza rufipogon uncovers the hidden processes of rice domestication (2) - Various selection events of QTGs (Quantitative Trait Genes) during rice domestication and subsequent breeding processes -

Takeshi Izawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Rice transformation treatments leave specific epigenome changes beyond tissue culture
Jo-Wei Hsieh, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Involvement of Chloroplastic Sec14-like Protein in the Regulation of Phosphorus Acquisition and Use

Mailun Yang, The University of Tokyo, Japan
15:10 - 15:40
Coffee break
15:10 - 15:40
Coffee break
15:10 - 15:40
Coffee break
15:40 - 16:00 15:40 - 16:00 15:40 - 16:00

Disentangling The Genome Wide Contribution of Structural Variations and Transposable Elements to Drought Resistance in The Model Species Oryza Sativa

Mara Miculan, King Abdullah University, Saudi Arabia

Promoter architecture and transcriptional regulation of genes upregulated in germination and coleoptile elongation of diverse rice genotypes tolerant to submergence

Bijayalaxmi Mohanty, NUS, Singapore

Zaxinone Synthases Are Required for Normal Rice Growth and Mycorrhization, and an Efficient Tool for Increased Yield
Salim Al-Babili, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
16:00 - 16:20 16:00 - 16:20

Structural Variant identification and preliminary characterization in two Oryza alta accessions

Andrea Zuccolo, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Molecular mechanisms underlying rice responses to light: from seed germination to flowering

Nelson Saibo, ITQB NOVA, Portugal
16:20 - 16:40 16:20 - 16:40

Bringing back the wild into rice: development of genome-wide InDel marker sets and construction of genome-indexed wild rice libraries for rice improvement
Sung-Ryul Kim, IRRI, Philippines

Nutritropism and its mechanism
Toru Fujiwara, University of Tokyo, Japan
16:40 - 17:00

A Platinum Standard de novo assembly of the polyploid rice wild relative Oryza ridleyi Hook provides a first glimpse into the dynamics of homeologous subgenome size difference
Saule Mussurova, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
17:00 - 17:20

Expanding Oryza genomes in Ensembl
Guy Naamati, EMBL-EBI EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, UK
November 5th | Saturday
08:00 - 09:00
Plenary Session
09:00 - 9:30
Path to Durable, Broad-spectrum Resistance in Rice

Jan Leach, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, USA
09:30 - 10:00
Reprograming of immunity-related gene expression in rice by nuclear effectors of the rice blast fungus,
Magnaporthe oryzae
Yong-Hwan Lee, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Korea
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00
Characterisation of ALOG Genes Controlling Rice Inflorescence Development
Martin Kater, University of Milan, Italy
11:00 - 11:30
Multifaceted Role of Intrinsically Disordered Highly Proline-rich Proteins in Conferring Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Rice

Tuan-hua David Ho, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
11:30 - 12:00
The Role of SUMO in Rice Stress Responses
Ari Sadanandom, Durham University, UK
12:10 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
Poster Session II
Workshop: High-performance computing (HPC)
Please register
Concurrent Sessions

1. Opening Remarks & Keynote
Prof. Rod A Wing
15 Min

2. KAUST Computational Resources
Dr. Saber Feki
15 Min

3. Overview of 3k Rice Genome project
Dr. Yong Zhou
10 Min

4. Overview of Accelerated workflow for variant discovery
Dr. Nagarajan Kathiresan
10 Min

5. Workshop: High-performance computing (HPC)
Dr. Nagarajan Kathiresan
(workflow discussion and demos)

6. Scientific discussion & support
Dr. Yong Zhou

7. Tools for data preprocessing and demo (Phase #1)
30 Min

8. Tools for Variant discovery and demo (Phase #2)
30 Min

Coffee break
30 Min

9. Data parallelization methods, call set refinement and demo (Phase #3)
50 Min

Variant tables and demo (Phase #4)
30 Min

Open discussion and feedback
10 Min
Multiple Disease Resistance
Chair: Antonio Costa de Oliveira
Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses
Chair: Arinthip Thamchaipenet
14:00 - 14:30 14:00 - 14:30

Rice Resilience to Abiotic and Biotic Stresses Needs a Lot of WRKYs
Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Pushing Through Hard Times! Ethylene Acts as a Key Signal Regulating Rice Root Adaptive Responses in Compacted Soil
Bipin Pandey, University of Nottingham, UK
14:30 - 15:00 14:30 - 14:50

Discovering candidate gene(s) for sheath blight resistance
Jaiswal Pankaj, Oregon State University, USA

Integrative omic analyses of salinity stress responsive pathways in rice

Phosuwan Sunadda, Mahidol University, Thailand
15:00 - 15:20 14:50 - 15:10

Allele specific recognition of the Magnaporthe oryzae effector AVR-Pita by the unconventional rice resistance protein Ptr

Laksanavilat Nutthalak, PHIM Montpellier France, France

An Oryza rufipogon x Koshihikari introgression line with a high capacity to take up nitrogen to maintain growth and panicle development under low nitrogen conditions

Adu Bright Gyamfi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
15:20 - 15:40
Coffee break
15:10 - 15:40
Coffee break
15:40 - 16:00 15:40 - 16:00

The Rice Canonical Strigolactones Are Not the Tillering-Inhibitory Hormone but Rhizospheric Signals

Jian You Wang, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Multilayered Regulation of Membrane-Bound ONAC054 Is Essential for Abscisic Acid-Mediated Promotion of Leaf Senescence and Environmental Stress Responses in Rice

Yasuhito Sakuraba, The University of Tokyo, Japan
16:00 - 16:20 16:00 - 16:20

Development and deployment strategy of gene-edited- bacterial blight resistance rice cultivars for Asia and Africa

Van Schepler-Luu, IRRI, Philippines

Beneficial endophytic Streptomyces alleviated salt tolerance of rice

Arinthip Thamchaipenet, Kasetsart University, Thailand
16:20 - 16:40

Functional Analysis of Type-A Response Regulators in Rice Root Development under Salinity Stress

Yu-Chang Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
November 6th | Sunday
Plenary Session
09:00 - 09:30

The Consequences of Altering Stomatal Density
Julie E. Gray
Biosciences, University of Sheffield, UK
09:30 - 10:00
The Sound of Photosynthesis
Martin Trtilek
Photon Systems Instruments (PSI), Czech
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00
Overcoming Agricultural Challenges with high throughput Genotyping and Gene Expression.
Ganesh Thambidurai, Genomax Technologies, Thailand
11:00 - 11:30

Pollen - the weakest link? Developing understanding of environmental sensitivity during pollen formation to help generate more environmentally resilient crops
Zoe A Wilson, University of Nottingham, UK
11:30 - 12:00

Bringing the Missing Nutrition into Rice Through Precision Breeding and Functional Genomics
Nese Sreenivasulu, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
12:00 - 13:00
Concurrent Sessions
Supernutrient Rice
Chair: Apichart Vanavichit
Innovative Precision Breeding
Chair: Erik Murchie
Functional Genomic Databases
and Browsers
Chair :Rod A. Wing
13:00 - 13:30 13:00 - 13:30 13:00 - 13:30

Rainbow Rice: A Paradigm Shift in Food Futures
Apichart Vanavichit, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Photosynthesis and Resilience in Diverse Rice Germplasm
Erik Murchie
University of Nottingham, UK

Using Oryza genomes, transcriptomes and Plant Reactome Knowledgebase to discover candidate genes for stress tolerance

Jaiswal Pankaj, Oregon State University, USA
13:30 - 14:00 13:30 - 14:00 13:30 - 14:00

Iron Excess Response and Tolerance Mechanisms in Rice
Hiroshi Masuda, Akita University, Japan
Membrane lipid remodeling for improving phosphate use efficiency in rice
Giri Jitender, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi India

Genomic characterization of elite diversity in rice: focus on irrigated rice under development at IRRI

Nguyen V. H, CIRAD, France
14:00 - 14:30 14:00 - 14:30 14:00 - 14:20

Genotypic and environmental control of grain yield and quality in Thai pigmented rice
Chanakan Prom-U-Thai, Chaingmai University, Thailand

Understanding the Nature of Interspecific Hybrid Sterility among AA Genome Species of Rice to utilize wild relatives for rice improvement
Dayun Tao, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Accelerated Workflow and Software Tools for Plant Genomes: Data processing from Raw data to Variants using high-performance computing (HPC)

Nagarajan Kathiresan, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break
14:20 - 14:50
Coffee break
15:00 - 15:20 15:00 - 15:20 14:50 - 15:10

Biosafety assessment of High Iron and Zinc Rice for future stacking with Golden Rice
Oliva Norman, IRRI, Philippines

Characterization of a global rice panel identifies genetic resources useful for rice breeding
Joshi Gaurav, IRRI, Philippines

ESIRGA - Elastic Search Implementation for Rice Genome Analytics
Luis Fernando Rivera, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
15:20 - 15:40 15:20 - 15:40

Molecular mechanism underlying leaf colouration in the Rainbow rice revealed by transcriptome analysis
Maipoka Maiporn, Rice Science Center, KU KPS, Thailand

Climate-ready Rice by Marker-assisted Backcrossing
Thanyalak Jampa, Kasetsart University, Thailand
15:40 - 16:00

ISRFG 2022 Pioneer Award for Outstanding and Sustained Contributions to the Advancement of Rice Genome Biology
16:00- 17:00
Announcement of the Next ISRFG 2023
Closing Remarks

Farewell dinner at Beach BBQ
Atmosphere during sunset

November 7th | Monday


ISRFG 2022
Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
November 4-7, 2022 | Phuket, Thailand.


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19th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics
November 4-7, 2022 | Phuket, THAILAND.
at Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
29 Soi Karon Nui, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 | Hotel Tel. (+66)76 370 100

Host Organization
Rice Science Center, Kasetsart Univesity
No. 1 Village No. 6 Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom, 73140

ISRFG 2022
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