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UNL Center for Plant Science Innovation’s 2015 Symposium

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln‘s Center for Plant Science Innovation (my new academic home, along with the Plant Pathology Department) puts on an annual symposium.  This year’s symposium is entitled “Plant Phenomics: from pixels to traits“.  The symposium will be held on October 15th to 16th, 2015, so there is still time to register and plan your visit!  Information on lodging for the symposium can be found on the symposium website.  The deadline for registration is October 1st.

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The symposium coincides with the opening of the new Nebraska Greenhouse Innovation Center which is the home to a new, amazing state-of-the-art plant phenotyping facility.

Registration for the two-day symposium is free.  A PDF flyer for the symposium can be found here.

Meetings in Massachusetts, October 2012

Two upcoming meetings in the state of Massachusetts may be of interest to you, one of which I have already told you about.

UMass Plant Biology Graduate Program

The Plant Biology Graduate Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be holding their 10th Annual Symposium in Plant Biology on Saturday October 6th, 2012.  This year’s focus is pertinent to readers of Cyme & Cystidium — it’s titled “War or Peace? Interactions Between Plants and Microbes“.  The symposium is free but you have to register to attend.

massmyco

MassMyco, the first regional meeting of mycologists from the state of Massachusetts, will be held on October 27th, 2012.  Registration is now open.

Orchid Symbioses Symposium and Workshop, Spring 2013

Those that know me know that I’ve got a thing for orchids.  From my point of view, what’s not to like: they have exceptionally diverse morphology, have complicated natural histories, have equally diverse interactions with pollinating insects, and – most important for me – are obligate mycorrhizal formers with a wide array of fungal symbionts.  I’m quite surprised we don’t have more scientists studying them.

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The journal New Phytologist has already sponsored 30 symposia on plant biology – the 31st symposium has been announced and will be focused on orchids and their interactions with mycorrhizal fungi and insects.  The goal of this meeting will be to bring together scientists studying orchids and advance the study of orchids and their symbiotic fungi and co-evolved insects.  As someone who has attended in the past, I cannot place enough emphasis on how rewarding these New Phytologist symposia have been to me.  There is plenty of time to register and apply for a travel grant.

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This particular symposium will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Orchid Workshop this upcoming spring.  Both meetings will be held back to back at very close locales in Italy.

Bioenergy Trees – Meeting Summary for a New Phytologist Symposium

I already mentioned (here and here) the New Phytologist Symposium on Bioenergy Trees, but I’d like to let you know that my meeting commentary has been published in the journal.  I highly recommend attending one of the many New Phytologist Symposia based on their intimate size and the excellent quality of speakers.