International Symposium In Vitro Culture & horticultural Breeding

Arie Altman altman at agri.huji.ac.il
Tue Dec 26 01:21:03 EST 1995


To all interested in plant tissue culture, biotechnology and breeding:


     THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IN VITRO CULTURE AND HORTICULTURAL
     BREEDING

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, JUNE 16 - 21, 1996

     CONVENORS
     A. Altman, Dept. of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot
     The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

     M. Ziv, Dept. of Agricultural Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot
     The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

     ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
     A. Altman (Chairman)
     E. Birnbaum
     E. Galun
     E. Khayat
     A. Perl
     O. Reuveni
     O. Shoseyov
     A. Vardi
     A. Watad
     A. Zelcer
     M. Ziv

     INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
     M. Abo El-Nil (Kuwait)
     C. Damiano (Italy)
     P. Debergh (Belgium)
     F. Hammerschlag (USA)
     J. Janick (USA)
     R. Litz (USA)
     F. Salamini (Germany)


     PARTIAL LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS
     M. Abo El-Nil, Kuwait
     E.A. Bray, USA
     Y. Gafni, Israel
     G. Galili, Israel
     K. Redenbaugh, USA
     F. Salamini, Germany
     T.A. Thorpe, Canada
     S. von Arnold, Sweden

     TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

  1.In vitro propagation:
     Does micropropagation contribute to the availability of suited
     horticultural germplasm? - basic and practical aspects of
     organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis in various plants,
     commercialization and automation.

  2. Breeding and genetic manipulations:
     What should be the appropriate interactions between "conventional" and
     molecular breeding? - breeding strategies, gene introduction and
     expression for modification of plant metabolism and development,
     natural product formation, selection and somaclonal variations,
     applications of protoplast and haploidization.

  3. Biotic and abiotic stress:
     How can plants cope with the environment? - strategies for plant
     protection against pathogens (viruses, fungi, bacteria and insects)
     and environmental stress (drought, salinity, pollution, etc) - basic
     and practical aspects.

  4. Public and legal aspects of horticultural biotechnology:
     What should we do for the general public? - public acceptance and
     release of engineered plants, product quality, the patent issue.

     CALL FOR PAPERS

     DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: MARCH 1, 1996

     Participants wishing to present an oral or poster presentation should
     complete the 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)
     All accepted abstracts of registered participants will be published in
     the Book of Abstracts, which will be distributed to all registered
     participants.


     REGISTRATION FEES

     Until March 1, 1996 - ISHS member US$280, non ISHS member - US$300,
     accompanying person - US$150, student* - US$140, Farewell
     party(optional) - US$40.

     After March 2, 1996 - ISHS member US$330, non ISHS member - 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, the Book of Proceedings (to be mailed
     after the Symposium by ths ISHS), 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 Third International Symposium
     on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding AND the Second
     International Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation and
     Development will benefit from a 20% reduction on the registration fees
     of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of Root Formation
     and Development.


     KENES TOURS is the official travel agent for the Third International
     Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding 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
     5140044

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     HOPE TO SEE YOU !






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