14th North American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference

sadowsky at soils.umn.edu sadowsky at soils.umn.edu
Tue Mar 16 08:31:49 EST 1993


Sunday, July 25 - Thursday, July 29, 1993

University of Minnesota
Willey Hall, West Bank Campus
225 19th Ave., South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455


Peter H. Graham
Michael J. Sadowsky
Carroll P. Vance

The Program                                                            
The conference format will be plenary sessions with invited guest
speakers, round tables, and contributed oral and poster presentations.
The scientific program will address Physiological, Genetical, Ecological
and Applied aspects of symbiotic nitrogen fixation.      !14th NORTH AMERICAN                           JULY 25 - 29, 1993 
CONFERENCE 1993                          

Alison Berry (University of California, Davis, USA)
          Recent Developments in Frankia Symbioses

Frans de Bruijn (DOE Lab and Michigan State University, East 
         Lansing, USA) Regulation of Nodulation Genes

Gudni Hardarson (International Atomic Energy Commission, Austria)
         International Programs in N2-Fixation

Christina Kennedy (University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)
         Genetic Control of Nitrogenase

Ben Lugtenberg (Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands)
         Oligosaccharide Molecules in Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation

Esperanza Martinez (UNAM, Cuernavaca, Mexico)
         Recent Developments in Rhizobium Taxonomy                        

Judy Kipe-Nolt (Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, USA)
         Evolution and Diversity in the Legume/Rhizobium Symbiosis

Perry Olsen (Agriculture Canada, Beaverlodge, Canada)
         Inoculant Quality Control in Industry and Research

Donald Phillips (University of California, Davis, USA)
         Flavonoid Metabolism and Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation

Linda Tombras Smith (University of California, Davis, USA)
         Stress Physiology in Rhizobium

Janet Sprent (University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland)
         Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation in Extreme Environments
         ! LOCATION

The conference site is on the West Bank Campus of the University of
Minnesota, near scenic paths bordering the Mississippi River (see
map). The conference will be held in the Willey Hall Auditorium
(Room 125) which seats 400 people.  Posters will be displayed
immediately outside the auditorium in the Foyer Area of The West
Bank Campus Union. The West Bank Campus is within walking
distance of the dormitories and is close to several motels/hotels. The
venue is only minutes from the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the
theater district and the Metrodome. Restaurants serving international
cuisine are located nearby. Free bus service is available between the
West Bank, East Bank and St. Paul Campuses of the University of

The registration fee for the conference is $80 for students and $120 for
non-students. The registration fee includes the Sunday night social hour
and a copy of the Proceedings of the Conference. The registration
deadline is May 15, 1993. After this date, add $20 to the registration
fee for both students and non-students. Please complete the enclosed
registration form as soon as possible and return to the address listed


The conference closing banquet will be held on the evening of 29 July,
1993 aboard the Josiah Snelling Stern Wheel Paddle Boat. The boat
will take you on a 3 hour scenic cruise of the upper Mississippi River.
The cost of the banquet is $25 (US) and includes transportation to and
from the Middlebrook Hall Residence, a fine dinner, and live music.
Please include payment for the closing banquet in with your registration

For any questions regarding registration or the banquet, please contact:

Nancy Harvey, Program Coordinator
Educational Development System                                 
405 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue                    
University of Minnesota                                 
St. Paul, MN 55108 USA
Phone: Toll Free in the USA 800-367-5363 or                     
FAX: 612-625-2207
Email: NH at ESP.MES.UMN.EDU (Internet)


The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is served by major
airlines with direct connections to most parts of the United States,
Canada, and Mexico. The conference site on the West Bank Campus of
the University of Minnesota is approximately 12  miles from the
airport. Rental cars are available at the airport, however, since parking
on the campus is limited, we recommend that you use the Airport
Limousine/Shuttle service or a taxi to arrive and depart from the
dormitories. Parking is available at the motels and hotels, however,
some charge a fee for this service.

         ! LODGING  

We have reserved a block of rooms in the Middlebrook Residence
Halls which is conveniently located a very short walking distance from
the meeting site. The residence halls are modern, air conditioned
facilities. The dormitory rooms are for double occupancy only.
Consequently, we highly recommend that people identify room mates
early. If room mates are not identified, we will assign two people (of
the same gender) to each room. Dormitory space is limited to about
250 people. All dormitory rooms will be available on a "first
registered, first served" basis. You will be notified if there is no space
available for you in the dormitories. Handicap facilities are available.
Meal service is included with the moderate cost of rooms ($30 per day
/ person). The rooms must be prepaid at the time of registration.
Exercise and game rooms are available for all registered guests. A
University meal plan will also be available to those wishing separate
hotel/motel accommodations. The cost of only the meal plan is $14.50
per day and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. There is no
refunds for meals missed. 

Dormitory Registration form and completed Conference
registration form are due by May 15, 1993.

Several hotels/motels are also conveniently located near the conference
site.  Transportation to and from motels/hotels will be the responsibility
of each participant. If you plan on staying in a motel or hotel, please
make your own reservations. Listed below are local hotels and motels,
the first of which is located directly across the street from the meeting
venue. The Radisson Hotel is on the free University Bus line to the
West Bank Campus. Some hotels/motels have free shuttle bus service to
the University. Please ask about this service when you make room
reservations. When making room reservations please indicate that you
are with the University of Minnesota and are participating in a week-
long conference. All of the listed hotels have yearly contracts with the

Holiday Inn Metrodome    333-4646 

Radisson Hotel Metrodome 379-8888

Metrodome Hilton     331-1900

Days Inn/University  623-3999!Comfort Inn         633-5800

Days Inn/Roseville  636-7939


Abstracts for scientific presentations to be made at the 14th North
American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference at The University of
Minnesota, July 25-29, 1993, are now being solicited. The program is
centered around five topic areas of symbiotic nitrogen fixation and
emphasizes the root/stem nodule bacteria of legumes. Papers on other
symbiotic or associative N2-fixing systems are strongly encouraged. The
topic areas include: Agronomy, Adaptation to Environmental Stress,
Taxonomy and Ecology, Genetics, and Physiology. The Conference
affords the opportunity to present papers in two formats:

         (1) Oral presentation of 20 minutes including a period for
questions and answers,  or 
         (2) Poster presentations on boards of a maximum size of 4 feet
(1.2 m) by 8 ft (2.4 m) 
            which will be displayed in the foyer adjacent to the main
conference room.

An abstract plus two (2) clean xerox copies, irrespective of the
format chosen, must be submitted on the accompanying abstract
form by May 15, 1993 to the Program Committee. Mail completed
Abstracts with all information entered on the abstract form to: Dr.
Carroll Vance, Co-Organizer 14th NASNFC, University of
Minnesota, Agronomy and Plant Genetics Department, 1991 Upper
Buford Circle, 411 Borlaug Hall, St. Paul, Minnesota (USA).

The conference organizers will review abstracts for final acceptance.
Authors will be notified if their abstracts are not acceptable. Please
read carefully the enclosed instructions for preparing your abstract.
Abstracts should only be typed within the blue lines, since they will be
directly reproduced. Use a type writer equipped with carbon film
ribbon or a laser printer for typing abstracts. Abstracts printed with dot
matrix printers are not acceptable. Please Do Not use less than a 12
point font (or 10 CPI) for typing, since abstracts will be reduced in size
for printing. 

         !  PUBLICATIONS

Kluwer Academic Publishers has agreed to publish the invited and
submitted papers as a Proceedings of the 14th North American
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference. Each registered participant
will receive a copy of The Proceedings.  The policy of the Publication
Committee is that all papers be of original scientific material 

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