Plant Gametophytes: Evolution, Development and Function
The meeting will focus on the evolution, development and function of plant
gametophytes with the aim of bringing scientists together to discuss current
and future research efforts to understand all aspects of gametophyte
biology. The scope of the meeting is intended to include gametophytes of all
types of plants and how knowledge developed in diverse systems can be
applied for the purposes of improving plant breeding and crop production.
The meeting will be held in the Centro Stefano Franscini on Monte Verita,
Ascona in the southern (Italian speaking) part of Switzerland. Monte Verita
was founded about 100 years ago as a colony of vegetarians on a hill above
the picturesque city of Ascona. It has a diverse and interesting history,
having been visited by many famous artists, intellectuals and visionaries.
Ascona is a picturesque resort town on the shore of a beautiful lake (Lago
Maggiore), which is only a 10 minute downhill walk from the Conference
Center on Monte Verita.
The conference will be a great opportunity for all those interested in
gametophytes to meet and interact in a beautiful setting. Please note that
the meeting is THIS June and the registration deadline is very soon...
For more information and registration go to:
Hope to see you there!
Robert E. Pruitt, Associate Professor
Botany and Plant Pathology
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1155
Telephone: (765) 496-6794; FAX: (765) 494-5896
E-mail: pruittr at purdue.edu