Research conferences and meetings

ORGANIZED SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

2014

Russia:  “Nerd club at Funky lab” – a popular science seminar for laymen on current research in Plant Science. Moscow, gastro-pub “Funky lab”, June 11.

INVITED RESEARCH TALKS

2013

California:    Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura, January 6-11, Shumskaya, M. and Wurtzel, E.T. “The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway: Thinking in all dimensions” (invited speaker).

California:    Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Carotenoids, Ventura, January 5-6, Shumskaya, M. and Wurtzel, E.T. “The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway: Thinking in all dimensions” (invited speaker).

2012

New York:    Lehman College, CUNY, Dept. of Biological Sciences (October, 22) “One enzyme, many variations: a way to regulate metabolic activity” (invited research seminar)

New York:    The City College, CUNY, Center for Analysis of Structures and Interfaces (CASI), Department of Chemistry (July, 09) “Biosynthesis of carotenoid pigments in plants: an insight into molecular machinery” (invited research seminar)

2009

New York:    Lehman College, CUNY, Dept. of Biological Sciences (February, 18) “Localization of proteins in plant cells by confocal microscopy and other biochemical methods” (invited research seminar)

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

2013

China:          Gordon Research Conference on Posttranslational Modification Networks, Hong Kong, July 28 – August 2, Yao, X.*, Shumskaya, M. and Wurtzel, E.T. “What is the multi-enzyme organization of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway in plants?” (*poster presenter).

New Hampshire: Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering, Waterville Valley, July 7-12, Shumskaya, M. and Wurtzel, E.T.* “The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway: thinking in all dimensions” (*poster presenter).

California:    Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura, January 6-11, Shumskaya, M*. and Wurtzel, E.T. “The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway: thinking in all dimensions” (*poster presenter).

California:    Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Carotenoids, Ventura, January 5-6, Shumskaya, M.* and Wurtzel, E.T. “The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway: thinking in all dimensions” (*poster presenter).

2011

New Hampshire: Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering and GRC Graduate Research Seminar on Plant Metabolic Engineering, Waterville Valley, July 24-29, Beltrán, J.*, Chen, Y., Shumskaya, M., and Wurtzel, E.T. “Unraveling the mechanism of Z-ISO function in plant carotenogenesis ” (*poster presenter and Winner, ASPB Best Poster Award).

California:    Gordon Research Conference on Metals in Biology, Ventura, Jan 30-Feb 4, Wurtzel, E.T.*, Chen, Y., Shumskaya, M., and Beltrán, J. “A new enzyme for plant carotenoid biosynthesis recruited from bacterial denitrification” (*poster presenter).

2005           

Hungary:      30th FEBS Congress and 9th IUBMB Conference on The protein world: Proteins and Peptides: Structure, Function and Organization, Budapest, July 2-7. Shumskaya M.A.*, Paithoonrangsarid K., Kanesaki Y., Los D.A., Zinchenko V.V., Suzuki I., Murata N. “Salt and osmotic stress inducible two-component signal pathways in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803” (*poster presenter).

2004

Russia:        3rd Meeting of Russian Society of Geneticists and Selectionists, Moscow, June 7. Shoumskaya M.A. *, Shapiguzov A., Suzuki S., Zinchenko V.V., Murata N., Los D.A. “Mutant library of response regulators in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803” (*speaker, best report among young scientists).

Japan:          45th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Tokyo, March 27-29. Paithoonrangsarid K., Shoumskaya M.*, Kanesaki Y., Los D., Zinchenko V., Sato S., Tanticharoen M., Suzuki I., Mikami K., Murata N. “Two-component system involved in hyperosmotic signal transduction in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803” (*poster presenter).

Japan:          45th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Tokyo, March 27-29. Kanesaki Y.*, Yamamoto H., Paithoonrangsarid K., Shoumskaya M.A., Suzuki I., Murata N. “Four histidine kinases are main sensors of hydrogen peroxide-stress signals in Synechocystis“ (*poster presenter).

2003

Japan:          11th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Tokyo, August 24-29, Shoumskaya M.A.*, Suzuki S., Shapiguzov A., Piven I, Zinchenko V.V., Los D.A., Murata N. “Mutant library of response regulators in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803” (*poster presenter).

2001

Russia:        International Symposium on Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Moscow, November 22-24, Shumskaya M.A.*, Lyukevich A., Bedbenov V.S., Los D.A. “Fingerprinting of Spirulina genome after gamma irradiation” (*poster presenter).

2000

Russia:        8th International Conference on HIV/AIDS, cancer and related problems, St.Petersburg, May 19-24, Kornilaeva G.V., Shumskaya M.A.*, Karamov E.V. „Cross-resistance of AZT-tolerant HIV strains to phosphazide“(*poster presenter).

Russia:        8th International Conference on HIV/AIDS, cancer and related problems, St.Petersburg, May 19-24, Karamov E.V., Shumskaya M.A.*, Kornilayeva G.V., Chernyak B.V., Teplova V.V. “HIV-induced apoptosis development in Jurkat and Jurkat-Bcl-xL cell lines” (*speaker).

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