[Arabidopsis] Registration Open for Annual Arabidopsis Meeting

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner At stanford.edu)
Tue Dec 19 22:39:13 EST 2006

Registration for the 18th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research
is now open!

www.arabidopsis2007.com <http://www.arabidopsis2007.com/> 


Conference dates: June 20-23, 2007

Conference location: Jiuhua Spa and Resort: Beijing, China


**Important: All international participants must obtain a Chinese visa and
also possess a valid passport. An official invitation letter will be issued
to those who have completed the registration process which can be taken to a
local Chinese Embassy or Consulate to apply for an entry visa.  Early
registration is recommended to allow time for visa processing.


**Important dates**

'Early-bird' registration deadline (with reduced fees): March 20, 2007

Abstract submission begins: Feb. 1st, 2007

Deadline for submitted abstracts to be considered for oral presentation:
March 20, 2007

Deadline for submitted abstract for poster presentation to be included in
abstract book: May 10, 2007

Deadline for accommodation registration: May 10, 2007

Deadline for Exhibitor Arrangements: March 20, 2007

**For more information, please see the official conference website:
www.arabidopsis2007.com <http://www.arabidopsis2007.com/> 

Conference flyer:

The 18th International Conference will be held in Beijing, China, marking
the first time the annual meeting will be held in an Asian country. In
addition to presentations of significant and innovative Arabidopsis-based
research, the conference will include discussions of other relevant plant
systems throughout most of the sessions. This complementary approach will
emphasize the importance and usefulness of Arabidopsis as the reference
plant and its impact on other systems. 


The meeting will be held at the Jiuhua Spa and Resort, a comprehensive
deluxe resort located on the grounds of the ancient Qing and Ming dynasties
on the outskirts of the lively international city of Beijing.  The Resort is
arranged around numerous natural hot springs and provides a variety of
on-site recreation, entertainment and fitness-related activities, as well as
dozens of restaurants serving a diverse assortment of Chinese regional


Session Topics Include


*Developmental Mechanisms*Genomics and Genetics*

*Plant Responses to the Environment*Epigenetics and Plant Defense*

*Signal Transduction*Cell Biology*Metabolism/Bioenergy*



Preliminary Confirmed Speakers:

Klaus Apel

Bonnie Bartel

David Baulcombe

Philip Benfey

Ton Bisseling

Harro Bouwmeester

Judy Callis

James Carrington

Sudip Chattopadhyay

Joanne Chory

Gloria Coruzzi

George Coupland

Caroline Dean

Joe Ecker

David Ehrhardt

Mark Estelle

Ken Feldmann

Geoffrey Fincher

Chuck Gasser

Ueli Grossniklaus

Wilhelm Gruissem

Mary Lou Guerinot

Christian Hardtke

Barbara Hohn

Roger Innes

Steve Jacobsen

Jonathan Jones

Gerd Jurgens

Tatsuo Kakimoto

Maarten Koornneef

Clark Lagarias

Bill Lucas

Rob Martienssen

Makoto Matsuoka

Elliot Meyerowitz

Todd Mockler

Hong Gil Nam

Kiyotaka Okada

Ralph Panstruga

Jane Parker

Natasha Raikhel

Ben Scheres

John Schiefelbein

Julian Schroeder

Peter Shaw

Ko Shimamoto

Kazuo Shinozaki

Ken Shirasu

Neelima Sinha

Chris Somerville

Shauna Somerville

Brian Staskawicz

Richard Vierstra

Masamitsu Wada



Important Deadlines


Early/Discounted Registration

March 20, 2007 (also abstract deadline for oral presentation consideration)

Hotel Registration

May 10, 2007


Registration Fees

Registration fee includes one abstract submission, admission to conference
sessions and exhibitions, Reception Dinner, meals for each of the three
conference days, coffee breaks, Conference Dinner and Farewell Party,
Conference bag and materials, final program and Abstract book. Publication
of your abstract will be guaranteed upon receipt of your registration fee. 


Important Visa information

Valid visas are required to enter China. An official invitation letter will
be issued to those who have returned the final Registration Form. With this
letter, you can go to the nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate to apply for
entry visa.  To allow ample time to secure visas you should register by the
early deadline (March 20, 2007).


Workshop information

As for past conferences, rooms will be provided for the three evenings of
June 20, 21 and 22 (8:00pm-11:00pm) for selected self-organized workshops.
Those interested in organizing a workshop should first contact Joanna
Friesner (MASC Coordinator, jdfriesner At stanford.edu or
jdfriesner At ucdavis.edu) with a topic title and tentative speaker list.


For the most current Conference information, please send email to:
arabidopsis2007 At nibs.ac.cn or visit the conference website:






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