Root Development Meeting

John.W.Schiefelbein at UM.CC.UMICH.EDU John.W.Schiefelbein at UM.CC.UMICH.EDU
Fri Jul 10 14:32:50 EST 1992


ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE MOLECULAR
GENETICS OF ROOT DEVELOPMENT
     An international meeting on the molecular genetics of root
development will be held on November 6-8, 1992 (Friday through
Sunday) at New York University, New York City.  This meeting 
will feature recent results in the field and will emphasize
the use of Arabidopsis as an experimental organism for root
developmental studies.  Topics will include the molecular genetics
of root cell expansion, root organogenesis and pattern formation,
root meristem activity, root hair development, root-microbe 
interactions, root gravitropism, and lateral root development.
A major aim of this meeting is to gather investigators with
interests in root development in order to foster the exchange of
ideas and the establishment of collaborative efforts.  In addition,
this meeting is designed to help expose other plant biologists
to the ways in which roots can be used to study a variety of 
basic problems in plant morphogenesis.
     Invited speakers include: K. Roberts (Norwich), R. Williamson
(Canberra), N. Kerk (Berkeley), M. Conkling (Raleigh), L. Dolan
(Norwich), I. Sussex (Berkeley), T. Bisseling (Wageningen),
N. Mendu (Raleigh), K. Okada (Okazaki), K. Feldmann (Tucson),
and K. Barton (Madison).  The meeting organizers are Philip Benfey
and John Schiefelbein, and support for the symposium is being
provided by the NSF and the USDA.
     For further information and registration materials, write to:
Root Conference, c/o Philip Benfey, Department of Biology, 
New York University, 1009 Main Building, New York, New York 10003,
or e-mail to: BenfeyP at ACFcluster.nyu.edu



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