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[Arabidopsis] 100 Questions Deadline JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY

Claire Grierson, School Biological Sciences via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by Claire.Grierson from bristol.ac.uk)
Tue Mar 17 10:52:42 EST 2009

Apologies for any cross-posting.
Dear Colleagues,


How can plant research change the world?

Plant science is addressing many of the big issues facing society today, 
such as food security, biofuels, and the effects of climate change. Which 
questions do you think the current generation of plant researchers should 
be addressing?

What's Possible, What's Needed and How Big is the Gap between the two? Do 
we need changes in communication or methodology to boost progress?

Many thanks if you have already submitted and commented on questions at:

Many important issues have yet to be raised.
Please aid the panel in making their decisions by commenting on questions 
that you would like to see in the final list. To do this please go to
and click on the "Add Comment" link for the question that you want to 

Questions and Comments can be submitted online until the _end of March 

A final list of 100 questions will be selected from those submitted by a 
panel representing the academic, commercial, and public service communities 
that produce or benefit from plant research in April 2009. The final list 
will be published in an academic journal, and will inform scientific, 
political and social agendas in the coming years.

Please forward this message to any people or mailing lists that you think 
might be interested.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ruth Bastow, Keith Edwards, and Claire Grierson

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