Dear Arabidopsis Community,
Planning for ICAR 2015-Paris, is well underway!
Please visit: http://www.arabidopsisconference2015.org
The conference is held under the auspices of the French Society of Plant
Biology (SFBV) with the operational and executive assistance of the Saclay
Plant Sciences Laboratory network of Excellence (SPS LabEx).
- Loïc Lepiniec (Head of the SPS Network of Excellence)
The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) is an important
community-organized venue, convened regularly since 1987 and annually since
1995. Its main purpose is to gather the entire scientific community
interested in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, to improve the knowledge
of basic biological processes, but also to target major issues related to
crop production in the context of fluctuating environmental constraints,
including climate change. By providing the opportunity for international
colleagues to meet and share cutting-edge results concerning basic plant
biology, and fostering interactions between young scientists and more
established researchers, ICAR has become a key global event.
The international coordination of ICAR is managed by the "Multinational
Arabidopsis Steering Committee" (MASC), an international committee composed
of national representatives of the Arabidopsis scientific community. Each
year, MASC invites a country to organize the ICAR edition to be held two
years later and then leaves the local organizing committee to manage the
event. In 2015, the ICAR will take place in France for the first time.
Joanna Friesner Ph.D.
Jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu