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[Arabidopsis] 2009 Arabidopsis Conference - Keynote Announced and Abstract Submission Open

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)
Wed Feb 4 13:24:55 EST 2009

Dear All
We are pleased to announce that abstract submission for the 20th
International Conference on Arabidopsis Research is now open at
The 20th Anniversary meeting will take place 30th June - 4th July 2009 in
the historic and vibrant city of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
The keynote speaker at ICAR 2009 will be the Lasker Prize winning scientist
Prof. David Baulcombe.
We also have a great programme of world-renowned speaker confirmed
including Enrico Coen, Caroline Dean, Joe Ecker, Jiri Friml, Nicholas
Harberd, Alistair Hetherington, Andrew Millar, Ben Scheres, Mark Stitt and
Jian-Kang Zhu. 
For a full programme visit http://arabidopsis2009.com/programme.html
and http://arabidopsis2009.com/speakers.html
The conference will consist of two plenary sessions each morning and four
concurrent sessions each afternoon, which will include presentations chosen
from submitted abstracts. As in the past, the conference will feature a
number of community-led workshops that will provide opportunities for
focused discussion, whilst three poster sessions will provide ample time
for research discussion. Delegates will also have a free afternoon between
the Friday morning sessions and evening poster session to engage in
networking, scientific discussion and to explore Edinburgh and its

If you would like to hold a community workshop please see the instructions
at http://arabidopsis2009.com/workshops.html
Important Deadlines
Discounted Early Registration Fee Closes 27th March 2009
Oral Abstract Submission Closes 1st April 2009
Poster Abstract Submission Closes 1st May 2009
Regular Registration Closes 15th June 2009
We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.
Ruth Bastow
On Behalf of the UK Organising Committee

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