International Conference on the Frontiers of Plant Molecular Biology (First announcement)
Advances of the plant genetics and functional genomics, as well as the establishment of proteomics and metabolomics technological platforms, have provided a strong basis for systematic research on plant gene regulatory network, protein-protein interactions and the regulatory mechanisms of developmental and physiological processes. In recent years, Chinese scientists have made tremendous achievements in various fields including rice genome sequencing, comparative genomics, plant development, secondary metabolism, and others. To enhance international communication in this field and to promote plant molecular biological research efforts, the International Conference on the Frontiers of Plant Molecular Biology will be held in Shanghai, China, from Oct. 26th to 29th, 2005.
The conference will invite leading scientists in this field, particularly those who have made great contributions in plant functional genomics and proteomics, to present their recent work. The presentations will include topics on plant signal transduction, disease resistance, stress resistance, development and metabolism regulation using different approaches including functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics.
Plant molecular biologists, biotechnologists or any others interested are warmly welcomed to participate in the conference.
Time: October 26th to 29th, 2005
Venue: Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), Yue Yang Road 320, Shanghai, P. R. China
Organizer: Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE); SIBS-UC Berkeley Center for Molecular Life Sciences; SIBS-SJTU-Penn State Joint Center for Life Sciences; Chinese Society of Plant Physiology.
* To qualify for student fee, a copy of the student identification should be Fax along with the registration form.
* The registration fee includes a welcome reception, the abstract book of the workshop and coffee breaks, lunches. Travel and hotel are not included. If your registration form and payment are received after June 30th, 2005, then the late fee will be charged. If cancellation is made before September 1st
, a refund of 70% of the registration fee will be made.
Payment can be accepted in US dollars only, by bank to bank transfer to: SHANGHAI INSTITUTES FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. All transfer charges have to be prepaid by the transmitter. Please indicate "Plant Molecular Biology Conference", your name and institute/university/company on the money transfer.
Agriculture Bank of China
Shanghai Branch Swift Code: ABOCCNBJ091
Account number: 033924-00801048006
Customer's name: SHANGHAI INSTITUTES FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Customer's Address: 320 Yue Yang Road, Shanghai, P. R. CHINA
Early registration is recommended, please fill in the registration form and email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 0086-21-54924015 (Yuan Lin).
Conference Executive Committee:
Chairman: Prof. Zhi-Hong Xu (Academician, Beijing University); Prof. Xing-Wang Deng (Yale University).
Members: Prof. Jia-Yang Li(Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences); Prof. Qi-Fa Zhang(Academician, Huazhong Agriculture University); Prof. Xiao-Ya Chen (Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, CAS); Prof. Kang Chong (Institute of Botany, CAS); Prof. Yong-Biao Xue (Institute Genetic and Developmental Biology, CAS); Prof. Guo-Qing Fu (Shanghai Science and Technology).
Prof. Nina Fedoroff (The Pennsylvania State University)
Prof. Renee Sung (University of California, Berkeley)
Prof. Zhen-Biao Yang (University of California, Riverside)
Conference Organizing Committee:
Chairman: Prof. Hong-Wei Xue (Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, CAS); Prof. Sheng Luan (University of California, Berkeley); Prof. Hong Ma (The Pennsylvania State University).
Prof. Li-Jia Qu (Beijing University)
Prof. Wei-Hua Wu (China Agriculture University)
Prof. Tai Wang (Institute of Botany, CAS)
Prof. Wei-Cai Yang (Institute of Genetic and Developmental Biology, CAS)
Prof. Da-Bing Zhang (Shanghai Jiaotong University)
Wei-Ning Sun; Lin Yuan
Speakers from abroad:
Caren Chang (University of Maryland)
Jeff Chen (Texas A&M University)
Xue-Mei Chen (Rutgers University)
Xing-Wang Deng (Yale University)
Biao Ding (Ohio State University)
Shou-Wei Ding (University of California, Riverside)
Xin-Nian Dong (Duke University)
Nina Fedoroff (The Pennsylvania State University)
Shu-Sheng Gan (Cornell University)
Sheng-Yang He (Michigan State University)
Zheng-Hui He (San Francisco State University)
Jian Hua (Cornell University)
Russell Jones (University of California, Berkeley)
Teh-hui Kao (The Pennsylvania State University)
Chen-Tao Lin (University of California, Los Angeles)
Jian-Ming Li (University of Michigan)
Bo Liu (University of California, Davis)
Zhong-Chi Liu (University of Maryland)
Sheng Luan (University of California, Berkeley)
Hong Ma (The Pennsylvania State University)
David Ow (University of California, Berkeley)
Jan Sheen (Harvard University / Mass General Hospital)
Brian Staskawicz (University of California, Berkeley)
Tai-Ping Sun (Duke University)
Renee Sung (University of California, Berkeley)
Guo-Liang Wang (Ohio State University)
Xue-Min Wang (Kansas State University)
Zhi-Yong Wang (Stanford University)
Zhen-Biao Yang (University of California, Riverside)
Shu-Qun Zhang (University of Missouri-Columbia)
* Please submit your abstract before September 10th, 2005.
** There will be a one-day excursion to Suzhou and Mudu town on October 30th. The cost is around 30 USD and is not included in the registration fee.