Further ahead I’m looking forward to the second international Plant Systems Biology (iPSB) meeting in the centre of Venice, Sept 2020. This follows from the first iPSB in Roscoff in September 2018 and we are delighted to have EMBO sponsorship as well as a diverse breadth of confirmed speakers and plenty of abstract slots. It will cover a wide area of plant systems biology research, from single cells, mechanics, dynamics, metabolic, evolutionary and synthetic modelling. Plus did I say it’s in Venice?! For more info see the website or search #iPSB2020 on twitter.
Dr. Miriam Gifford
Reader & Deputy Head of School | School of Life Sciences | University of Warwick
The Signs and Roadways: Protein Traffic and the Cytoskeleton meeting in 1997 changed my career. I was trying to establish cytoskeleton localization methods so I could use the Arabidopsis leaf hair system to analyze morphogenesis. I showed up with the poster with scraps of localization data and some tantalizing phenotypic data. So many people at the meeting were curious and helpful. All the major players in the field were there, they were open, interactive, lots of debate during the talk, and the parties went late every night. I met lifelong friends and knew this was the right group for me.
Upcoming conferences… well, I’ve always wanted to go to an international meeting focused on plant cell biology at an exotic location.. at a Greek island…maybe in Crete. I think it is called Plant Cell Biology International 2020.
Dr. Daniel Szymanski
Professor of Agronomy | Purdue University
The iCROP 2016 conference held in Berlin was undoubtedly the best conference I have ever attended. It was a wonderful experience to meet and interact with the world’s crop modelling legends, to reflect with them on the early pioneering work, and to learn about the latest innovations and visions for the future from today’s leaders and young scientists. It was a daunting undertaking to present my research to a room packed with modelling experts, but in the end was a very rewarding experience.