I encourage you to consider attending the symposium "Translational
Seed Biology: From Model Systems to Crop Improvement" that will be
held at the University of California, Davis on September 17-20, 2007.
The major purpose of the symposium is to initiate a discussion
between scientists who use model systems to gain fundamental
information about the molecular, cellular and genetic processes
controlling seed biology and scientists who seek to improve seeds for
agricultural and commercial applications. The symposium is organized
into topical sessions covering many different aspects of seed
biology, and we have received commitments from the top scientists in
this research area to participate in the symposium.
Information about the symposium, including the program, abstract
submission, and registration information is available at the
symposium website at http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/seedsymposium2007/
Please note that the abstract submission deadline has been extended
to August 15.
For scientific information, please contact Kent Bradford
<kjbradford from ucdavis.edu> or John Harada <jjharada from ucdavis.edu>. For
organizational information, please contact Susan C. (Webster)
DiTomaso <scwebster from ucdavis.edu>.
This symposium is sponsored by the UC Davis Plant Sciences
Department, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences, USDA-CSREES Regional Research Project W-1168, UC Davis
Section of Plant Biology, International Society for Seed Science,
NSF, USDA-NRI, and University of California Discovery Program.
Section of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences
University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-0673; FAX: (530) 752-5410
e-mail: jjharada from ucdavis.edu