19th November, 2022 

9:00       Opening remarks
9:10       Thomas Speck (Univ. Freiburg, Germany)
              “Plant movements as inspiration for adaptive architecture and soft machines”
9:40       Ken’ich Kawaguchi (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
              “Plant-Structure-Optimization: some challenges of structural engineers”
10:00     Miyo Morita (NIBB, Japan)
              “Mechanisms of gravity sensing and signaling in Arabidopsis gravitropism”
10:20     Coffee break
10:50     Dan Szymanski (Purdue Univ., USA)
              “Tensile forces pattern the microtubule cortical array and symmetry breaking during leaf epidermal morphogenesis”
11:20     Akitoshi Iwamoto (Kanagawa Univ., Japan)
              “Model of structures with non-uniform stiffness distribution with reference to morphological optimization in floral development”
11:40     Takumi Higaki (Kumamoto Univ., Japan)
              “Four-dimensional digital archiving and quantitative evaluation of Arabidopsis architectures”
12:00     Lunch
13:00     Poster session I
14:00     Michaela Sylvia Matthes (Univ. Bonn, Germany)         
              “Cell wall and beyond: Early boron deficiency responses in maize meristems”
14:30     Kyoko Miwa (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)
              “Modulation of plant response to boron deficiency by cell wall modification”
14:50     Jan Łyczakowski (Jagiellonian Univ. Poland)
              “Structure, biosynthesis and recalcitrance-determining features of softwood cell walls”
15:20     Masatsugu Toyota (Saitama Univ., Japan)
              “Mechanosensory transduction in the sensitive plant Mimosa pudica”
15:40     Coffee break
16:10     Laigeng Li (CAS CEMPS, China)
              “Molecular understanding of wood formation in trees”
16:40     Junji Sugiyama (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
              “Structural designs in wood from the aspects of the mechanophysical properties”
17:00     Michitaka Notaguchi (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
              “Cell-cell adhesion in plant grafting through the function of b-1,4-glucanase” 

20th November, 2022 

9:00       Debra Mohnen (Univ. Georgia, USA)
              “Pectin structure: a multi-component net”
9:30       Paul Dupree (Univ. Cambridge, UK)
              “The importance of structure for glucomannan function and cell wall interactions”
10:00     Takeshi Ishimizu (Ritsumeikan Univ., Japan)
              “Biochemistry of pectin RG-I biosynthesis”
10:20     Coffee break
10:50     Heiko Rischer (VTT, Finland)
              “Food, beverage and material applications of plant cell cultures”
11:20     Kiyohiko Igarashi (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
              “Cellulases: after that”
11:40     Jenny Mortimer (Univ. Adelaide, Australia)
              “New methods for unravelling pectin biosynthesis”
12:10     Lunch
13:30     Poster session II
14:30     Jérôme Pelloux (Univ. de Picardie, France)
              “New insights into the structure and processivity of plant polygalacturonases”
15:00     Kim Johnson (La Trobe Univ., Australia)
              “Feeling the stress in secondary cell walls”
15:30     Daisuke Takahashi (Saitama Univ., Japan)
              “Cell wall changes during cold and deacclimation in association with freezing tolerance and growth”
15:50     Coffee break
16:10     Charles Anderson (Penn State Univ., USA)
              “Zooming in on cell wall assembly and structure at the nanoscale”
16:40     Misato Ohtani (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
              “Wall-Membrane-Microtubule interaction regulates secondary wall deposition in xylem vessels”
17:00     Lacey Samuels (UBC, Canada)
              "Fine-tuning lignin deposition for plant structure optimization” 
17:30     Closing remarks