Student and Postdoc Support for NATO ASI

Robert L. Last rll3 at cornell.edu
Tue Mar 11 12:23:02 EST 1997


We recently learned of generous travel support that is available from the
National Science Foundation for a limited number of U.S. (or Permanent
Resident) predoctoral students and postdoctorals who wish to attend the
NATO Advanced Study Institute on Plant Molecular Biology in Maratea, Italy
from 20-30 May, 1997. We encourage such students (and anyone else
interested in participating in this course) to apply as described below.


NATO Advanced Study Institute on
Plant Molecular Biology

MARATEA 97: MORE INFORMATION

Please note that a registration application is given below.

The NATO Advanced Study Institute on Plant Molecular Biology
'Cellular Integration of Signaling Pathways in Plant
Development' will be held at the seaside resort of Maratea,
Italy from 20-30 May, 1997. This ASI is being organized by Natasha
Raikhel (East Lansing), Fiorella Lo Schiavo (Padua), Giorgio Morelli
(Rome), and Robert Last (Ithaca).

The aim of this course is to bring together scientists studying the
plant cell from different perspectives: biochemical, cell biological,
genetic, and molecular. The overall goal is to highlight recent
advances and to evaluate cross-disciplinary and emerging approaches for
dissection of plant cell function at the molecular level. We are
planning a small meeting with a format that should encourage
information exchange.

Each day will have a different theme, which will be developed
throughout the day. Most days will begin with a Keynote or Plenary
lecture, which will serve to review the field, and to provide an
up-to-date view of research in the groups of the speaker and other
leading laboratories. These will be followed by two to three half hour
talks. Each day there will also be an approaches-based workshop, either
on techniques relevant to the day's topic, for examples: the nuts and
bolts of electrophysiology on the day dealing with 'membrane
biogenesis, channels and pumps'; or broader topics such as 'genetic and
biochemical approaches to studying underexplored pathways'. These
workshops will be designed to be of value both to established
scientists, and to students who have little knowledge of these areas.
Talks and posters will be chosen from the submitted abstracts. Some
financial support will be available for travel and lodging of
participants, thanks to the generosity of NATO, FEBS and industrial
sponsors.

The meeting is being held at the scenic Hotel Villa del Mare, on the
west coast of Italy. We hope to see you there.

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PRINCIPAL LECTURES

T. BISSELING, Wageningen NL
N.-H. CHUA, New York USA
J. JONES, Norwich UK
G. JURGENS, Tubingen D
T.H. KAO, University Park USA
R. LAST, Ithaca USA
F. LO SCHIAVO, Padova I
G. MORELLI, Roma I
P. PUIGDOMENECH, Barcelona E
R.S. QUATRANO, Chapel Hill USA
N. RAIKHEL, East Lansing USA
J. SCHOEDER, San Diego USA
C. SOMERVILLE, Stanford USA
M. VAN MONTAGUE, Gent B
J.H. WEIL, Strasbourg F
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LECTURE TOPICS

Cell-Cell Communication
The Cell Surface: Structure and Function
Membrane Machines
Protein Trafficking
Regulation of Metabolic Pathways
Intercellular Transport
Signal Transduction
Photomorphogenesis
Transcription and Beyond
Cellular Differentiation
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ASI REGISTRATION

A limited number of participants (approximately 80) can be accepted at the
ASI. The deadline for submission of applications is 10 March 1997.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 April 1997.

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ACCOMODATION COST

The cost of the Course including full board and transport from and to
Naples Airport will be $1,000 in double occupancy (supplement of $25 per
day for single occupancy).

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APPLICATION FORM

Name ..........
Nationality............
Address............
Telephone........
Fax.........
E-mail........
Do you intend to present a poster (ca 15 min)?
Do you intend to present a poster?
Are you requesting financial support?
Room accomodation (single or double).

PLEASE ATTACH A TALK/POSTER TITLE AND A PARAGRAPH SUMMARIZING YOUR
RESEARCH
INTEREST AND EXPERIENCE, TO AID THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE IN THE
SELECTION
OF PARTICIPANTS.

LIMITED FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO COVER SOME ACCOMODATION COSTS. IF YOU
ARE
REQUESTING FINANCIAL AID TO ATTEND, PLEASE SUPPLY SUPPORTING
INFORMATION.

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SEND APPLICATIONS TO THE ASI DIRECTOR:

FIORELLA LO SCHIAVO,
Department of Biology, University of Padua,
Via Trieste 75, 35121 Padua, Italy

pmb at civ.bio.unipd.it

fax: 39-49-827628.









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