3.9 C
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Home Articles What is the best conference or workshop you ever attended? Are there...

What is the best conference or workshop you ever attended? Are there any upcoming conferences or workshops that you are looking forward to?

We asked the members of the in silico Plants editorial board about which conferences they had found useful, or were looking forward to. This is what they said:
Dr. Miriam Gifford 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.

*note: in silico Plants is a proud sponsor of iCROP 2020! Go to their website for more information!
Dr Abraham Singels
Principal Agronomist | South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI)

Rachel Shekarhttps://academic.oup.com/insilicoplants/
Rachel has served as lead manager of both Global Change Biology and GCB Bioenergy for over ten years and has been instrumental in the success of both journals. Rachel has overseen the development of GCBB as a fully open access online journal and the social media that has been a major part of promotion of both journals. Rachel has also served as coordinator of the Crops in silico project and organization.

Latest Articles

Most Popular

10 Plants Used to Spice up Sex

It's well-known that plants can affect how the brain works. Take the right plant in the right dose and you can have an altered...

Amazing moss and how to identify it

If I told you that during a 200m walk down a suburban London street I saw 13 different species from one group of organisms,...

Adapted to kill: How the pitcher plant traps its prey

When it comes to carnivorous plants it's Venus Flytraps that get the most attention, with their snapping jaws. Bladderworts have stunningly fast traps. Sundews...

The cell biology of secondary cell wall biosynthesis

What is it that makes a plant get up and stay up? A new review looks at the creation of secondary cell walls. These microscopic features are the key to understanding the architecture of the plants we see around us.

Recent Comments