Program Phyllosphere 2022 (17-21 July 2022)

Sunday 17 July 2022 (Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center)
3-7 PM: registration, lobby
5:30-8 PM, reception (catered), Alpha Gamma Rho Hall and Moss Patio

Monday 18 July 2022 (all activities at UC Davis Conference Center, unless otherwise noted)
7:30-8:30AM: Breakfast (catered), posters up
8:15-8:25AM: welcome address
8:25-9 AM: keynote lecture
Foliar Disease Transmission From the Lens of Fluid Physics
Lydia Bourouiba
The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

9-10AM: Session 1: Plant Leaf Properties in Relation to Microbial Colonization
9-9:25 AM       Biophysics of the Leaf Surface and Interior: a Plant Ecophysiologist’s View of the Phyllosphere
Tom Buckley
Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, CA, USA
9:25-9:45 AM  Phyllosphere Microbiome and Function and Their Associations with Leaf Spectral Profiles
Warren Cardinal-McTeague
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, CANADA and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA
9:45-10 AM      Investigating the Influence of Host Defense on Leaf Surface Specialized Metabolites
Max Aleman
Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State University, State College, PA, USA

10-10:30AM: coffee break (catered)

10:30AM-noon: Session 2: Dispersal of Epiphytic Microorganisms in Agricultural and Urban Settings
10:30-11 AM     High-Resolution Modeling Tools for Understanding Plant System Architectural Impacts on Pathogen Development
Brian Bailey
Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, CA, USA
11-11:15 AM       Foliar Fungal Communities under Urban Stress
Maria Faticov
Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, CANADA and Stockholm University, Stockholm, SWEDEN
11:15-11:35 AM  Relative Roles of Habitat Filtering and Dispersal in Shaping the Flower Microbiome in Epilobium canum
Rachel Vannette
Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis, CA, USA
11:35-11:50 AM Ballistospore Dispersal in the Phyllosphere
Anika Bansal
Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, CA, USA

noon-2PM: lunch (Segundo Dining Commons)

2-3:15PM: Session 3: Outcomes of Natural and Experimental Modes of Leaf Microbiota Transmission
2-2:30 PM        Mechanisms Underpinning the Vertical Transmission of Leaf Endophytic Bacteria
Aurélien Carlier
INRAE, Toulouse, FRANCE and Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM
2:30-2:50 PM   The Impact of Transmission Within versus Among Host Plant Species on Microbiome Diversity and Adaptation
Kyle Meyer
Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, CA, USA
2:50-3:05 PM   Developing Phyllosphere Microbial Community-Based Disease Suppression
Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu
Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

3:15-3:30PM: group picture
3:30-4PM: coffee break (catered)

4-5:30PM: Session 4: Interrogation of Phyllosphere Microbiology at High Resolution
4-4:30 PM       Life on a Leaf: Microscopic Surface Wetness as a Key Determinant Shaping Microbial Ecology of the Phyllosphere
Nadav Kashtan
Hebrew University, Rehovot, ISRAEL
4:30-4:45 PM  Infection’s Slippery Slope: Impacts of Xanthomonas gardneri on Apoplast Nutrients
Megan Dixon
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI, USA
4:45–5 PM       Generation and Experimental Validation of WISH-Tags for Tracking Bacterial Populations
Benjamin Daniel
Institute of Microbiology, ETH, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
5-5:20 PM       Single-Cell Resolution of the Plant Response to Bacterial Infection
Gitta Coaker
Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis, CA, USA

5:30-6PM: break
6-9PM: Dinner (taco truck), Putah Creek Lodge

Tuesday 19 July 2022 (all activities at UC Davis Conference Center, unless otherwise noted)
7:30-8:30AM: Breakfast (catered)
8-10AM: Session 5: Challenging Key Concepts in Spatial Scale Ecology and Management of Phyllosphere Microbial Communities
8-8:05 AM       Introduction

Linda Kinkel
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
JP Dundore-Arias
Department of Biology & Chemistry, California State University Monterey Bay, CA, USA
8:05-8:25 AM  Confronting and Resolving the Issues of Scale in Microbial Community Ecology
David Armitage
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Onna, JAPAN
8:25-8:45 AM  The Microbiomes of Microbes
Morgan Carter
School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
8:45-9:05 AM  It Takes More Than Two to Tango? A Bottom-Up Investigation of Bacterial Leaf Community Assemblages
Mitja Remus-Emsermann
Free University, Berlin, GERMANY and University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
9:05-9:25 AM   Epidemiology in the Phyllosphere: Modeling Spatio-Temporal Dynamics at a Micro Scale
Robin Choudhury
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, USA

10-10:30AM: coffee break (catered)

10:30AM-11:10AM: Session 6: Anthropogenic Impacts on Leaf-Associated Microbiota
10:30-10:45AM Change in the Sagebrush Phyllosphere with Time and Climate
Jacob Heil
Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA
10:45-11 AM     Investigating the Impact of Road Traffic Pollution on Antimicrobial Resistance of Phyllosphere Microbial Communities
Letizia Pondini
The University of Warwick, Coventry, UNITED KINGDOM

11:10AM-10PM: Lunch, afternoon excursion and evening dinner
12:05-2 PM: Lunch and tour at Séka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room
3-5 PM: Visit the Sacramento History Museum
5-6:30PM:  Walking tour of Sacramento, America’s Farm to Food Capital
6:30-9:30 PM: Dinner at Punch Bowl Social, Sacramento

Wednesday 20 July 2022 (all activities at UC Davis Conference Center, unless otherwise noted)
7:30-8:30AM: Breakfast (catered)
8-9:30AM: Session 7: Exciting ‘New’ Phyllosphere Habitats
8-8:30 AM       Unraveling Moss-Microbe Interactions Across Host Species and Stem Depth
Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, CANADA
8:30-8:45 AM  Metagenomic Bycatch: Bacterial Metagenomic Assembled Genomes (MAGs) Extracted From a Global Seagrass (Zostera marina) Genome Sequencing Effort
Gina Chaput
Genome Center, University of California, Davis, USA
8:45-9 AM       Stress-Specialized Phyllosphere Exudates Select for Distinct Microbiome Members in Sorghum Epicuticular Wax and Aerial Root Mucilage
Marco Mechan-Llontop
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, East Lansing, MI, USA
9-9:20 AM       The Great Pretender: the Lichen Peltigera Provides a Leaf-Like Habitat for Iceland’s Unique Genetic Lines of Pseudomonas syringae
Cindy Morris
INRAE-PACA, Plant Pathology Research Unit, Montfavet, FRANCE

9:30-11AM: official poster session, with coffee

11AM-noon: Session 8: Theory and Practice of Community Ecology
11-11:25 AM      Foundational Theories of Community Ecology in the Age of Biome Research
Neil McRoberts
Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, USA
11:25-11:35 AM  A Race against Time – Priority Effects in Co-inoculation of Fusarium, Alternaria, and Pseudomonas in the Phyllosphere of Wheat
Annika Hoffmann
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg, GERMANY
11:35-11:45 AM Diversity and Biogeography of Leaf-associated Bacteria along a Latitudinal Gradient
Zihui Wang
Département des Sciences Biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, CANADA
11:45-11:55 AM Exploring the Diversity-Disease Protection Relationship for Foliar Fungal Communities of Populus trichocarpa
María-José Romero-Jiménez
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

noon-2PM: lunch (pizza at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute, courtyard)
2-3:30PM: Session 9: The G, E, and GxE of Phyllospheric Life, part 1
2-2:30 PM        Environmental context dictates the relationship between leaf traits and the foliar fungal microbiome
Posy Busby
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
2:30-2:45 PM   Plant-Bacteria Associations are Phylogenetically Structured in the Phyllosphere
Geneviève Lajoie
Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale, Université de Montréal, Montréal, CANADA
2:45-3:05 PM   Identification and Characterization of a Dysbiosis Mutant in Arabidopsis
Yu Ti Cheng
Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, USA
3:05-3:20 PM   Distribution and Survival Strategy of Methylotrophs in the Phyllosphere
Yasuyoshi Sakai
Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

3:30-4:30PM: speed date session with COSMOS Cluster 7 students, with coffee

4:30-6PM: Session 10: The G, E, and GxE of Phyllospheric Life, part 2
4:30-4:55 PM  Formation of E. coli Persister Cells in the Lettuce Phyllosphere and Associated Environmental Stressors Predicted by Mathematical Modeling
Maria Brandl
USDA, ARS, Albany, CA, USA
4:55-5:10 PM   Resilience of Microbial Community Associated with Phyllosphere in Response to Biotic and Abiotic stress
Rishi Bhandari
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, USA
5:10-5:40 PM   Light as an Anticipatory Signal for Environmental Water Loss in Pseudomonas syringae
Gwyn Beattie
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University, Ames, USA

After 6PM: Dinner (on your own, Davis downtown)

Thursday 21 July 2022 (all activities at UC Davis Conference Center, unless otherwise noted)
7:30-8:30AM: Breakfast (catered)

8-10AM: Session 11: Diversity and Utility of Phyllomicrobiome-Derived Functions
8-8:20 AM       Quantifying the Role of Resource Competition in Determining Phyllosphere Microbiome Structure
Alan Pacheco
Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
8:20-8:30 AM  Genetic, Phenotypic and Metabolic Diversity of Yeasts from Wheat Flag Leaves
Linda Gouka
8:30-8:50 AM  Biochemical virtuosi of the living world: How methylotrophs got me into phyllosphere science
Julia Vorholt

Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
8:50-9:05 AM  Lift a Veil on the Underappreciated Phyllosphere Diversity: the Methylobacterium Case
Jean-Baptiste Leducq

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA and Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, CANADA
9:05-9:20 AM   Leveraging Functional Genomics and Population Genetics to Identify Genetic Barriers to Pathogen Colonization of the Phyllosphere
Efthymia Symeonidi
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
9:20-9:35 AM   Microbial Ecology of Retting Hemp
Luke Moe
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
9:35-9:55 AM   Yummy Microbes: the Phyllosphere as a Major Source of Beneficial Microbes in our Diets
Maria Marco
Department of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis, CA, USA

10-10:30AM: coffee break, posters down

10:30AM-noon: Session 12: Learning from Nature to Support Plant Health
10:30-10:55AM Transforming Exciting Discovery Leads into Products to Reach Growers
Magalie Guilhabert
Bayer, West Sacramento, CA, USA
10:55-11:10 AM Winter Rye Cover Crops Promote Pseudomonas syringae Antagonists in Squash Phyllosphere and Rye Material
Rémi Maglione
UQAM, Montreal, Canada
11:10-11:25 AM  Dynamic of the Apple Flower Microbiome upon Infection with Erwinia amylovora
M Amine Hassani
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, USA
11:25-11:50 AM What is the source of epiphytic bacteria on leaves, and how many of the bacteria on plants are residents who flourish there as opposed to transients who end up there but are not able to grow or survive on leaves?
Steve Lindow
Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley, CA, USA

noon-12:30PM: closing ceremony

12:30PM: boxed lunch and departure

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