Second International Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation

Arie Altman altman at agri.huji.ac.il
Tue Dec 19 23:00:17 EST 1995


 To all interested in plant biology and tissue culture:


     SECOND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE BIOLOGY OF ROOT FORMATION AND
     DEVELOPMENT

     JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, JUNE 23 - 28, 1996

     ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
     A. Altman (Chairman)
     M. Raviv
     J. Riov
     T. Sachs
     Y. Waisel

     INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
     P.N. Benfey (USA)
     T.D. Davis (USA)
     A.H. Fitter (UK)
     H. Flores (USA)
     T. Gasper (Belgium)
     W.P. Hackett (USA)
     B. Haissig (USA)
     I.M. Sussex (USA)
     D. Tepfer (France)


     PARTIAL LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS
     P.W. Barlow,  UK
     H. Flores, USA
     W. Hackett, USA
     D.E. Riemenschneider, USA
     I. Sussex, USA
     W. Van der Krieken, the Netherlands
     Y. Waisel, Israel

     TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

 1. Diversity of adventitious and of lateral roots:
     Structural models, distribution and adaptive significance, methods of
     study in culture and
     in natural conditions.

 2. Induction and development of adventitious and of lateral roots: How
     similar are the two processes? - effects of growth regulators,
     physiological and anatomical control.

 3. Molecular biology of root formation:
     Are there specific morphogenic signals?, root-associated gene
     expression and analysis, biochemical and molecular markers of root
     development.

 4. Formation of special substances by roots:
     Do root signals affect overall plant development and root growth? -
     growth regulators and primary metabolites, roots as a source for
     chemicals.

 5. Ecological implications of roots development:
     How roots cope with the environment? - local responses to medium
     heterogeneity, signaling of environmental stress.

 6. Applied and commercial aspects of root development: Importance for
     horticulture, agronomy and forestry.

     CALL FOR PAPERS

     DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: MARCH 1, 1996

     Participants wishing to present an oral or poster presentation should
     complete the enclosed Abstract Form (available from the Secretariat)
     and return it to the Secretariat to arrive by the above deadline,
     together with the registration form and fees.  (Please note that
     abstracts should not be sent by e-mail).
     Abstracts should contain new information of high scientific standard,
     including a summary of experimental results.  Abstracts will be
     selected by the Organizing Committee and the International Advisory
     Board.  Information regarding acceptance and the type of presentation
     (oral or poster) will be sent to the author.
     All accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts,
     which will be distributed to all registered participants.


     REGISTRATION FEES

     Until March 8, 1996 - Participant - US$300, accompanying person -
     US$150, student* - US$140, Farewell party(optional) - US$40.

     After March 9, 1996 - Participant - US$350, accompanying person -
     US$150, student* - US$160, Farewell party(optional) - US$40.

     * with documentation

     Fees for PARTICIPANTS include participation in scientific sessions,
     printed Symposium material, including the Volume of Proceedings,
     (published by Plenum Press),  half-day tour of Jerusalem and
     invitations to social events.

     Fees for ACCOMPANYING PERSONS include a program of two half-day tours
     planned to coincide with scientific sessions and invitations to social
     events.

     Fees for STUDENTS include participation in scientific sessions,
     printed Symposium material, half-day tour of Jerusalem and invitations
     to social events.

     Those wishing to participate in both the Second International
     Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation and Development AND the
     Third International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural
     Breeding will benefit from a 20% reduction on the registration fees of
     the Third International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and
     Horticultural Breeding.



     KENES TOURS is the official travel agent for the Second International
     Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation and Development and will be
     offering specially reduced prices for accommodation and Symposium
     Tours.

     KENES TOURS
     P.O. Box 50006, Tel Aviv 61500, Israel Tel: 972 3 5140004, Fax: 972 3
     5140044



      HOPE TO SEE YOU !!!






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