Registration is still open for the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Genome Assisted Biology of Crops and Model Plant Systems, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, ~ 60 miles west of Shanghai, from Monday April 21, to Friday, April 25, 2014.
Recent years have witnessed enormous advances in our ability to apply genomics technologies to the study of non-model organisms. This conference will present recent breakthroughs in the use of genomics to understand the biology and productivity of plants. A broad range of topics will be united with a common theme of using basic biology to improve crop plant productivity and sustainability. In addition to an impressive lineup of invited speakers, many talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit.
Keynote Speakers will include Robert Martienssen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA, and Jiayang Li, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, China. Please visit http://www.csh-asia.org/2014meetings/plant.html to see a full list of speakers.
We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit http://www.csh-asia.org/stipends.html.
We look forward to seeing you in Suzhou in April!
Dave Jackson and Nam Hai Chua, organizers.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
1 Bungtown Rd.,
Cold Spring Harbor,
NY 11724 USA
tel 516 367 8467
fax 516 367 8369
lab website: http://jacksonlab.cshl.edu/index.html