Each year, a symposium on "Calcium and Gravitational Biology"
is sponsored by the NCSU NSCORT.
The program includes invited speakers and poster sessions. All invited
speakers are listed below, with links to their homepages.
NSCORT also sponsored visiting speakers throughout the year, and details
of these seminars are included.
of Lancaster, U.K.
the guard cell as a model to investigate the control of specificity
in calcium based signalling systems."
of Vienna, Austria
"Integroms: Isolation and study of a new family of proteins that
integrate multiple pathways to activate MAP kinase cascades."
University of Florida
"Gene expression as a measure of altered signalling in spaceflight
"Modeling cells at 6nm resolution - the new frontier of structural
"'Plant cells in action."
"Genetic determinants of mRNA stability in Arabidopsis."
"Calcium-dependent protein kinases - What do they really do?"
of North Carolina Chapel Hill
"Mechanical load effects on cell-cell communication in connective
"The cytoskeleton, Wnt signaling and early development."
"Cellular and molecular analyses of gravity-directed developmental
polarity in a single cell of the fern Ceratopteris richardii."
"Genomics and the diversity of translational components."
"The regulation of guard cell K+ fluxes by
ABA and calcium."
Innes Institute, UK
"From Plasma membrane to the nucleus: Calcium and phospoinostitide
Research Triangle Park
"Coordination of intracellular calcium release and calcium entry
across the plant membrane."
of Southwestern Louisiana
"Magnetophoresis and the cytoskeleton: Studies of two aspects of
"Signalling pathways mediated by Calcium-dependent protein kinases."
Joint Meeting of the NCSU and Rice NSCORTs & the NASA/NSF Network
for Research on Plant Sensory Systems, Kennedy Space Center, Fl.,
Ohio State University
Joe Kieber, University of Illinois
George Karlin-Neumann, Stanford University
and Physiological Characterization of the Distal Elongation Zone in
between Auxin Transport, the Actin Cytoskeleton, and gravity response."
NASA.NSF Signal Transduction Network."
NSCORT in Gravitational Biology at N.C. State University."
1997 Sponsored Seminars
by which plants respond to gravity."
Institute, Cambridge, U.K.
and optical imaging of G-protein activity and secretion in mast cells."
of York, U.K.
of Ca2+ permeable channels in plant signal transduction."
communication in plants: Role of the cytoskeleton in structure and function
and hormone signaling in plants."
development of Arabidopsis thaliana in space."
of actin organization in plants."
Coorporation, Kennedy Space Center
in plant pathology: Implications for the search for extraterrestrial
microbial life forms in the solar system."
of microtubule development in plants."
of York, U.K.
channels and calcium signaling in higher plants and yeast."
1996 NSCORT Symposium
"Pollen Tube Growth: Calcium and the Cytoskeleton."
"'Targeting and Imaging of Transgenic Plants for Cell Calcium Measurement."
"Regulation of Expression and Funcations of XET and Calmodulin-Related
TCH Genes of Arabidopsis."
"Phytochrome Regulation of Gravitropism:Integration of Environmental
Research Council, Cambridge, UK
"Imaging Living Cells with Mutant Green Fluorescent Protein."
of intracellular Ca 2+ release by the luminal Ca 2+
binding protein, calreticulin."
Gordon University, U.K.
"A novel scanning Bio-Kelvin probe: Introductory measurements of
photo and geo-potentials on corn coleoptiles."
of Paris, France
in calcium upon gravistimulation of plants."
organization of the actin cytoskeleton in Vallisneria mesophyll