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[Arabidopsis] Final call! 7th SPPS PhD Student Conference 12-15 Sept 2012 in Estonia

Liina Margna via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by liina.margna from ut.ee)
Mon Jun 4 06:19:32 EST 2012

Dear PhD students,
We would like to announce that the registration period for 7th SPPS PhD
Student Conference will be extended until 11th of June in a response to
number of delegates' requests. Therefore we have decided to give everyone
an extra chance to sign up for upcoming conference. At this point, only a
limited number of places are still available for registration. After the
extended deadline of June 11, 2012 we will no longer be able to accept any
further registrations.
Conference registration is open at http://phd-spps.com/registration.html
After online registration you will receive a confirmation email with
payment instructions. Please keep in mind that the payment should be done
within 2 weeks after registration to reserve a seat. Otherwise you run the
risk of forfeiting your slot in the conference. Registration fee includes
accommodation at Laulasmaa Baltic Beach Spa http://www.laulasmaa.ee/en/
SPPS offers Travel Grants for attending PhD Students! Applications will be
accepted until June 11. See for further details
7th SPPS PhD Student Conference will take place from the 12th to the 15th
of September 2012. For the first time the conference will be held in
Estonia, at Laulasmaa.
SPPS is Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society
(http://www.spps.fi/cgi-bin/SPPS.pl), established in 1947 and has an
international journal - Physiologia Plantarum. SPPS PhD student
conferences are organized biannually by PhD students and its aim is to
create a social network of young plant scientists all over the world.
In this international conference PhD students will have the unique
opportunity to present their work in either oral or poster presentations
and gain new knowledge from broad topics in plant biology, ranging from
molecular interactions to large-scale plant-environment interactions. In
addition to scientific program there will be social events every evening
enabling informal discussion and contact promotion.
The conference offers PhD students the opportunity to interact with and
learn from experienced plant scientists who attend the meeting as invited
Invited speakers for keynote lectures:
David Ellsworth (Australia)
Claudia Köhler (Sweden)
Francesco Loreto (Italy)
Ülo Niinemets (Estonia)
Thorsten Nürnberger (Germany)
Silke Robatzek (UK)
Julian Schroeder (USA)
Mark Tester (Australia)

In addition to the scientific sessions there will be two discussion sessions:
1. Life after PhD – what future can bring after achieving PhD degree?
2. How to get public – how to publish in scientific and popular journals?
discussed together with Vaughan Hurry (Sweden) and Audrie van Veen (The

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact
us via email phd.spps from gmail.com
Conference web-page: http://www.phd-spps.com/
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phd.spps
 Sign up as soon as possible because this is a special event charged with
youthful energy and enthusiasm! The student meeting of the year is
waiting for you!

On the behalf of the organizing team,
Liina Margna

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