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15th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
July 14-19, 1995

The International Plant Growth Substances Association (IPGSA)
will hold its 15th International meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota
from July 14 through July 19,1995, The scientific program will cover
all aspects of plant growth regulation. The proposed program will
consist of plenary sessions, concurrent symposia with invited speakers,
posters, and workshops. Plenary sessions will cover subjects on:
(1) signal transduction, (2) integration of growth processes,
(3) hormonally regulated gene expression, and (4) generation of
fundamental knowledge and applications using transgenic plants.
Twenty symposia are planned, each consisting of 3 to 5 speakers,
on topics including hormone biosynthesis, hormone metabolism,
tropisms, flowering, hormone perception/sensitivity, and interactions
of hormones with other signalling , systems. Arrangements have been
made to have all posters on display throughout the meetings Workshops
will be designed to accommodate last-minute breakthroughs.

The Organizing Committee for the IPGSA meeting is chaired by Gary Gardner
(University Minnesota) and Bernard O. Phinney, President of IPGSA
(University of California, Los Angeles), and includes M. Brenner,
R. Coolbaugh, M. H. Goldsmith, W. Hackett, E. Jaworski, R. L. Jones,
H. Kende, T. Lomax, N. Olszewski, I. Rubenstein, M. K. Walker-Simmons,
and J. Zeevaart.

All scientific sessions will be held at the headquarters hotel, the Hyatt
Regency, in Minneapolis. Tentative plans for other events include an
excursion to the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum coupled with
a concert of superb African-American gospel music, a closing reception
at the Minnesota Zoo, and tour for accompanying persons of several
attractions in the Upper Midwest.

This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the
Plant Growth Regulator Society of America, and joint sessions are being
planned that emphasize applied aspects of plant growth regulation.

The first circular will be mailed this summer (1994) and will Include
additional details about the scientific and social programs,
hotel accommodations, and registration procedures. The second circular.
containing registration and abstract preparation  materials, will be
sent in late 1994. Additional information can be obtained by contacting
Gary Gardner, Department of Horticultural Science, University of
Minnesota, 305 Alderman Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA, or by
FAX (612)624-3606, or by E-Mail (ggardner at maroon.tc.umn.edu).


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