23rd Penn State Symposium in Plant Biology: RNA Biology

Stephane Bentolila, Associate Research Professor, and graduate student Jose Lombana attended the 23rd Penn State Symposium in Plant Biology: RNA Biology meeting from May 18 – 20, 2022. Bentolila (photo above) presented on “The involvement of the RanBP2 zinc finger domain in plant organelle RNA processing” as part of the RNA and Cell Biology section of the meeting.

Maureen Hanson participates in the SFB-TRR 175 meeting on Chloroplast Acclimation

Photo credit: The Green Hub TRR 175

From August 5th to 9th, 2019, Dr. Maureen Hanson participated in the SFB-TRR meeting titled “Acclimation and Chloroplast Biology: from Genes to Systems” at Kloster Irsee near Munich, Germany. Particularly, Dr. Hanson spoke about her lab’s current work on plant rubisco and carbonic anhydrase.

The meeting is part of The Green Hub SFB-TRR 175 focusing on the coordination of acclimation in plants. Also, for non-German readers, SFBs (Sonderforschungsbereich) are German-based collaborative research centers and the TRR (Transregio) indicates that it is transregional.

Maureen Hanson speaks at Plant Canada 2019

Photo credit: Plant Canada 2019

Dr. Maureen Hanson was invited to be a plenary speaker at Plant Canada 2019. The conference was held in Guelph, Canada from July 7-10, 2019, and brought together several Canadian plant science societies and international speakers. Dr. Hanson spoke about improving photosynthesis in C3 plants. Additional information about the program can be found here.

Ludovic Giloteaux attends ISEV 2019

Dr. Ludovic Giloteaux

The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) held their 2019 annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan from April 24th to 28th. Center member Dr. Ludovic Giloteaux attended the conference to network with international experts on the latest extracellular vesicle (EV) research. Dr. Giloteaux also presented some of our current EV research on cytokine and miRNA profiling of plasma EVs in ME/CFS. Check out the conference program for an overview of what information was covered.

Meeting venue

Maureen Hanson and Alex Mandarano attend 14th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference

Photo credit: Investinme.org

InvestinME Research hosted a series of events in London with the purpose of promoting better education about ME/CFS and increasing international collaboration on ME/CFS research. The series began with the Thinking the Future Young/ECR conference on May 28th, 2019, for which Hanson lab graduate student Alexandra Mandarano received a travel scholarship to attend. Dr. Maureen Hanson attended and presented at the ninth Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium and at the public 14th Invest in ME Research Conference on May 31st.

A full report of the conference is available on the InvestinME website here and includes a recording of Dr. Hanson’s talk.

Maureen Hanson speaks at GRC RNA Editing 2019

Some of the GRC RNA Editing participants at I1 Ciocco in Italy

The 2019 Gordon Research Conference on RNA Editing was held in Barga, Italy from March 24th to 29th, 2019. This event marked the 11th occurrence and is subtitled “Next-generation epitranscriptomics in health and disease”. Dr. Maureen Hanson attended this conference and gave a talk titled “The RNA Editing Complex in Flowering Plants,” which was part of the “Macromolecular Machines: Complexity of RNA Modification/Editing Systems” session.

Stephane Bentolila speaks at ICPMB 2019

Dr. Stephane Bentolila Photo credit: ICPMB 2019

The 11th meeting of the International Conference for Plant and Mitochondrial Biology was held in Ein Gedi, Israel from March 10th to 15th, 2019. Stephane Bentolila, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor presented “Investigating OZ2, a protein related to the plastid editing factor OZ1.” His talk was part of Session 5: Gene Expression, Transcription & RNA Processing I. Take a look at the ICPMB 2019 website for the complete program and additional photos.

Maureen Hanson and Kevin Hines visit Japan

Kurashiki, Japan

Dr. Hanson and BMCB graduate student Kevin Hines spoke at the Conference on Photosynthesis and Chloroplast Biogenesis in Kurashiki, Japan in November 2018, hosted by Okayama University.  Dr. Hanson’s lecture was “Engineering photosynthesis in C3 plants” and Hines topic was “Chloroplast carbonic anhydrases function in photosynthesis and plant development.”  After the meeting in Kurashiki, Dr. Hanson traveled to the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Okinawa to give a lecture entitled “Biology of a common but neglected disease: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” in the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Hanson Lab represented at the 2018 ASPB and ISPR meetings in Montreal

From left to right: Dr. Vishal Chaudhari, Dr. Maureen Hanson, Dr. Myat Lin, and Kevin Hines

Dr. Hanson, Dr. Vishal Chaudhari, Dr. Myat Lin and BMCB student Kevin Hines all attended and presented posters at the July 2018 American Society for Plant Biology Meeting Hines gave an ASPB mini-symposium talk “Chloroplast carbonic anhydrases function in photosynthesis and plant development.”

At the satellite meeting “Photosynthesis from Light to Life,” sponsored by the International Society for Photosynthesis Research, Dr. Hanson spoke on “Improving the efficiency of photosynthetic carbon fixation in C3 plants.” 

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