The 16th IPGSA meeting

Yuji Kamiya ykamiya at POSTMAN.RIKEN.GO.JP
Mon Jul 8 02:23:03 EST 1996

This is the first circular of the 16th International Plant Growth
Substances Meeting in Makuhari
Chiba, Japan in 1998.
The first circular is also available on our home page. 

The organizing committee of the 16th International Conference on Plant
Growth Substances invites the participation of all persons interested in
any aspect of plant growth regulation.

The 16th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances will be held
at the Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center, International Conference
Hall) Chiba, Japan from August 13-17, 1998. 
The nearest international airport to Makuhari Messe is the New Tokyo
International Airport (Narita). The messe is approx. 30 min. drive from the
airport by Limousine Bus. It is also 30 min. by train from Tokyo Station. 

Nobutaka Takahashi  (Chairman)
Hidemasa Imaseki 
Akira Isogai 
Hajime Iwamura  
Yuji Kamiya  
Masayuki Katsumi  
Makoto Konnai 
Yoshio Masuda 
Ken Monma 
Noboru Murofushi
Akira Sakurai 
Hiroh Shibaoka 
Kazuo Shinozaki  
Yasutomo Takeuchi 
Isomaro Yamaguchi  
Hisakazu Yamane 
Takao Yokota  
Koichi Yoneyama 
Shigeo Yoshida 
Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physiology of
Plant Growth Substances

Each plenary session, one per day, will consist of one 40-min presentation
and three 30-min talks.

1.      Hormone Perception and Signal Transduction.
2.      Hormones and Cell Morphogenesis.
3.      Hormone Biosynthesis and its Regulation
4.      Role of Hormones in Defense Responses


Regular sessions will consist of 4 to 5 invited talks (30-min. talks). The
12 sessions will be distributed with four concurrent sessions each day.
Some talks will be selected on the basis of poster abstracts by each
session organizer.

1.      Hormonal Regulation of Gene Expression.
2.      Role of Hormones in Membrane Function.
3.      Hormones and Cell Division
4.      Hormones and Cell Wall Dynamics
5.      Hormones and Cell to Cell Communication
6.      Hormonal Regulation of Vegetative Growth and Development
7.      Hormonal Regulation of Reproductive Growth and Development
8.      Metabolite Transport - Source and Sink Relationships
9.      Hormones and Environmental Responses
10.     Hormone Biosynthesis and Metabolism
11.     Other Natural and Synthetic Compounds Regulating Plant Processes
12.     Genetic Engineering of Growth and Development

The poster sessions will be the main forum for individual contributions.
Instructions for the submission of poster abstracts will be included in the
second circular.
Workshops: Participants may suggest "hot" topics to the program committee
for inclusion if time and space permit.


The official language of the conference is English. No simultaneous
translation will be provided. All conference publications will be prepared
in English.

It is nearly tropical during the summer in central Japan, with the highest
mid-day temperature ranging from 28 to 35C. The congress center and hotels
are fully air-conditioned. There is a possibility of occasional rain

Half-day or one-day excursions are available from tourist bureaus on site
at the conference center. Detailed information will be provided in the
second circular

The organizing committee would appreciate it very much if you would
complete and return the attached preliminary reply form by fax or E-mail
with name, title, full mailing address, phone and fax numbers. To reduce
time and cost communication by E-mail is preferred. 
The second circular will be sent before November 1997 and will include an
abstract form, detailed hotel, registration and tour information. (The
deadline for receipt of abstracts will be March 31, 1998)

IPGSA secretary office:
c/o Dr. Yuji Kamiya
Plant Hormone Function
Frontier Research Program, RIKEN
Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-01 Japan

Fax: +81-48-462-4716
E-mail: ykamiya at

IPGSA information is available on 

Dr. Yuji Kamiya

Plant Hormone Function
Frontier Research Program, 
The Institute of Physical & Chemical Research (RIKEN)
Hirosawa 2-1, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-01  Japan
Tel +81-48-462-9375
Fax +81-48-462-4691
E-mail: ykamiya at

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