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Carbon dioxide detection in biological systems

Scientific meeting

Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Martin Cann, Dr Vicki Linthwaite and Dr Eoin Cummins.

Immunocytochemistry image of soluble adenylyl cyclase in trout fibroblasts. Provided by Drs Cristina Salmeron and Martin Tresguerres.

This meeting will unite researchers from the plant and animal kingdoms to discuss the common goal of understanding the molecular basis of carbon dioxide detection.

Carbon dioxide is essential for life on earth. It is central to physiological processes including photosynthesis, metabolism, homeostasis, chemosensing and pathogenesis. Given recent and rapid developments in our understanding of mechanisms that underpin carbon dioxide detection in both the plant and animal kingdoms, a new forum must be developed to bring together researchers in these fields.

This forum will identify common themes in carbon dioxide detection across different biological systems and exchange methodologies that can be bought to bear on different biological systems. Furthermore, its members will identify new approaches that can benefit our identification of carbon dioxide detection mechanisms across diverse species. The forum will foster the creation of new scientific community/network that will enhance the pursuit of knowledge in this area and form the foundations for future collaborative publications and funding proposals.

Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place.

Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Interface Focus.

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17:00 on Monday 2 December 2019. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and must be in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team with the subject heading "Carbon Dioxide: poster abstract" no later than Friday 18 October 2019.

Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. Poster abstracts will only be considered if the presenter is registered to attend the meeting.

Attending this event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places
  • Please request a registration invitation above
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

02 December

09:00-12:15

Session 1

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Chairs

Professor Martin Cann, Durham University, UK

09:00-09:05 Welcome by the Royal Society and organisers

09:05-09:35 Protein carbamylation: A carbon dioxide control system

Dr Vicki Linthwaite, Durham University, UK

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09:35-09:45 Discussion

09:45-10:15 Stomatal responses to carbon dioxide

Professor Alistair Hetherington, Bristol University, UK

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10:15-10:25 Discussion

10:25-10:55 Coffee

10:55-11:25 Therapeutically targeting CO2/HCO3/pH sensing soluble adenylyl cyclase

Professor Lonny Levin, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA

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11:25-11:35 Discussion

11:35-12:05 Insect CO2 chemosensing

Professor Anandasankar Ray, University of California, Riverside, USA

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12:05-12:15 Discussion

12:15-13:15

Lunch

13:15-17:00

Session 2

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Chairs

Dr Eoin Cummins, University College Dublin, Ireland

13:15-13:45 TBC

Professor Walter Boron, Case Western Reserve University, USA

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13:45-13:55 Discussion

13:55-14:25 The Calvin Benson Cycle – atmospheric CO2 assimilation and prospects for improvement

Professor Christine Raines, Essex University, UK

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14:25-14:35 Discussion

14:35-15:00 Tea

15:00-15:30 CO2 and lung airway function

Dr Masahiko Shigemura, Northwestern University, USA

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15:30-15:40 Discussion

15:40-16:10 Molecular signal transduction network in guard cells mediating CO2 regulation of stomatal movements

Professor Julian Schroeder, University of Calfornia, San Diego, USA

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16:10-16:20 Discussion

16:20-16:50 The effects of carbon dioxide on pulmonary inflammatory processes arising from septic and aseptic aetiologies

Professor Daniel O'Toole, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

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16:50-17:00 Discussion

17:00-18:00

Poster session and drinks reception

03 December

09:00-12:10

Session 3

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Chairs

Dr Vicki Linthwaite, Durham University, UK

09:00-09:30 Hypercapnia in the critcally ill: clinical aspects

Professor John Laffey, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

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09:30-09:40 Discussion

09:40-10:10 TBC

Professor Nicholas Dale, University of Warwick, UK

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10:10-10:20 Discussion

10:20-10:50 Coffee

10:50-11:20 CO2 diffusion inside leaves during photosynthesis

Dr Tory Clarke, Australian National University, Australia

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11:20-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Molecular and cellular mechanisms for CO2 sensing: lessons from aquatic organisms

Dr Martin Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, USA

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12:00-12:10 Discussion

12:10-13:20

Lunch

13:20-17:00

Session 4

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Chairs

Professor Martin Cann, Durham University, UK

13:20-13:50 Hypercapnia and suppression of lung host defense

13:50-14:00 Discussion

14:00-14:30 Carbon dioxide and hypercapnia in ventilation/perfusion regulation and inflammation in normal and injured lungs

Professor Erik Swenson, University of Washington, USA

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14:30-14:40 Discussion

14:40-15:10 Tea

15:10-15:40 TBC

Professor Julie Gray, Sheffield University, UK

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15:40-15:50 Discussion

15:50-16:20 CO2 and mammalian innate immunity

Dr Eoin Cummins, University College Dublin, Ireland

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16:20-16:30 Discussion

16:30-17:00 Closing discussion

Carbon dioxide detection in biological systems Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Martin Cann, Dr Vicki Linthwaite and Dr Eoin Cummins. Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ
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