Please consider attending the upcoming Symposium on ³Plants for the
Future² May 25-27 in the Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of
Missouri Columbia campus. . The registration deadline is May 2, 2011
Speakers will address current and future breakthroughs in genetic
engineering of crops, biofuels, plants and pharmaceuticals, and food
sustainability. Among those invited to speak are Drs. Jane Langdale from
Oxford; Ed Buckler from Cornell and the USDA-ARS; Michael Hermann from
Crops for the Future; Steve Mayfield from the San Diego Center for Algae
Biotechnology; Richard Flavell from CERES; and Steve Long from the Energy
Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois.
The keynote address will be given by Drs. Mark Plotkin and Christopher
Herndon. The title of their talk is ³Plants shamanic healing and
rainforest conservation in the 21st century.² The talk will be May 24 at
7:00 PM and it will be open to the general public
For a complete list of speakers and a schedule, see
We specifically organize and design the IPG Symposium to attract young
investigators. Registered students and postdocs will have the opportunity
to have lunch with the invited speakers on Thursday, May 26. The cost of
the lunch is included in the registration fee for postdocs/students.
You can register online at this address:
The organizing committee also invites poster submissions on topics related
to plant biology research in general. The posters may describe recently
completed research, research in progress, or publicly presented research.
You need to be registered to have a poster at the IPG Symposium. You can
submit abstracts at this address:
Many thanks and hope to see you in Columbia in May.