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[Arabidopsis] The 21st International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR2010). Registration is now open!

Motoaki Seki via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by mseki from psc.riken.jp)
Tue Dec 1 05:42:56 EST 2009

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 21st International
Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR2010) is now open at:


The ICAR2010 will take place on June 6-10, 2010 in Pacifico Yokohama


Yokohama, Japan.

The program will include eight plenary sessions and eight concurrent
sessions which will include presentations chosen from submitted abstracts.
As in the past, the conference will feature a number of community-led
workshops that will provide opportunities for focused discussion, whilst two
poster sessions will provide ample time for research discussion. Delegates
will also have a free afternoon between the Tuesday morning sessions and
evening poster session to engage in networking, scientific discussion and to
explore Yokohama and its surroundings.

The preliminary program is now confirmed and will include Drs. Maarten
Koornneef, Elliot Meyerowitz, Motoyuki Ashikari, Kathryn Barton, David
Baulcombe, Philip Benfey, Michael Bevan, Joseph Ecker, Ikuko Hara-Nishimura,
Inhwan Hwang, Koh Iba, Dirk Inze, Tetsuji Kakutani, Steve Kay, Cris
Kuhlemeier, Chentao Lin, Olivier Loudet, Makoto Matsuoka, Peter McCourt,
Seung Yon Rhee, Kazuki Saito, Satoshi Tabata, Keiko Torii, Detlef Weigel,
Shinjiro Yamaguchi and Qifa Zhang.

2010 will become a memorial year in Arabidopsis research because the
international Arabidopsis 2010 project will be terminated. New projects in
plant research based on Arabidopsis knowledge will continue beyond 2010 by
international cooperation. The ICAR 2010 will highlight recent advances in
Arabidopsis research and its translational research using crops and trees.

For a full meeting program visit:


Please note that the ICAR2010 Organizing Committee will provide the overseas
students coming to attend the conference with special discount on the
accommodation. For the details, please visit:


Important Deadlines:

Early Registration Deadline: March 3, 2010

Regular Registration Deadline: May 21, 2010

Abstract Submission (for oral presentation) Deadline: March 3, 2010

Abstract Submission (for poster only, included in Abstract Book) Deadline:
March 31, 2010

Workshop Application Deadline: March 3, 2010

We look forward to seeing you in Yokohama.

Best regards,

ICAR2010 Organizing Committee

Kazuo Shinozaki and Kiyotaka Okada (Co-Chair)

Masatomo Kobayashi, Minami Matsui, Yoshibumi Komeda, Satoshi Naito, Takashi
Araki, Hirokazu Tsukaya, Yasukazu Nakamura, Akira Nagatani, Masaru
Ohme-Takagi, Kazuki Saito, Mikio Nishimura, Koh Aoki and Motoaki Seki

Motoaki Seki Ph.D.

Team Leader

Plant Genomic Network Research Team

Plant Functional Genomics Research Group

RIKEN Plant Science Center

1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku,

Yokohama, Japan 230-0045

Tel: +81-45-503-9587 (ext 4841) (direct in)

PHS phone: +81-45-503-9622 (ext 8248)

Fax: +81-45-503-9584 (ext 4820)

e-mail: mseki from psc.riken.jp

URL: http://labs.psc.riken.jp/pgnrt/index.html

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