This is the second announcement of the Symposium in Plant Biology
sponsored by the Plant Biology Graduate Program at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst and the Five College Consortium to be held on
Saturday, October 4, 2003. We apologize for any duplicate email
messages but wanted to make sure that a broad group of members from
the plant community received information about the event.
The symposium will feature a daylong program of speakers, along with
a poster session featuring contributions from attendees. The theme
for our inaugural event is 'Cellular Signaling in Growth and
Development'. The presenters will be Joanne Chory from the Salk
Institute, June Nasrallah from Cornell, Peter Quail from Berkeley,
Sally Assmann from Penn State, Nam-Hai Chua from Rockefeller
University and Peter Hepler from UMass Amherst.
The symposium will be held on the campus of Smith College in
Northampton, MA. Registration is free of charge, and we strongly
encourage undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present
posters. Please visit
for more information and a registration form. You also will find
information on local accommodations if you choose to stay overnight
before or after the symposium. The deadline for registration is
September 12, 2003.
Please, mark your calendars and take a moment to register. We look
forward to seeing you in October.
Danny Schnell and Alice Cheung
Plant Biology Graduate Program
Rm. 217 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
capistran at bio.umass.eduhttp://www.bio.umass.edu/plantbio
phone (413) 577-3217
fax (413) 545-3243