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FASEB Science Research Conference: Mechanisms in Plant Development

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Bethesda, MD - This FASEB Science Research Conference is an important and unique scientific meeting where the intersections of plant development, signaling, modeling and genomics are explored through talks, poster sessions, and intensive scientific discussion. Outstanding researchers from around the world presenting cutting edge research directed towards a fundamental understanding of how different aspects of plant growth and development are controlled in response to intrinsic and external signals, and how such mechanisms are modified over evolutionary time. Plant growth and development are at the core of agricultural productivity, and are essential for human survival. The spirit of the meeting is that understanding fundamental biology is the surest way to advance practical gains in agriculture. In addition, plant biology has pioneered new insights into many fields over the last century, including genetics, developmental biology, epigenetics and genomics.

This conference, which has been held every 2-3 years for the past twenty-five years, is the only regular international meeting devoted entirely to plant developmental biology. The interactions between established scientists and young investigators entering in this field are facilitated by special sessions that maximize interactions between the two groups. Its small size and secluded location make it a fantastic opportunity for discussion of new ideas and emerging concepts in the exciting and rapidly moving field of plant development.

FASEB has announced a total of 34 Science Research Conferences (SRC) in 2015. Registration opens January 20, 2015. For more information about an SRC, view preliminary programs, or find a listing of all our 2015 SRCs, please visit


Since 1982, FASEB SRC has offered a continuing series of inter-disciplinary exchanges that are recognized as a valuable complement to the highly successful society meetings. Divided into small groups, scientists from around the world meet intimately and without distractions to explore new approaches to those research areas undergoing rapid scientific changes. In efforts to expand the SRC series, potential organizers are encouraged to contact SRC staff at Proposal guidelines can be found at

FASEB is composed of 27 societies with more than 120,000 members, making it the largest coalition of biomedical research associations in the United States. Our mission is to advance health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to our member societies and collaborative advocacy.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998

Date: August 2-7, 2015, Saxton's River, VT
Organizers: Dominique Bergmann, Rüdiger Simon

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