This year we are organising a session on ‘SHAPING ROOT ARCHITECTURE -
FROM NUTRIENT SENSING AND TROPISMS TO SYSTEMIC SIGNALS AND DECISION
MAKING’ at the Society of Experimental Biology’s Annual Meeting
in Florence (3-6 July 2018).
Details of the session topic and invited speakers can be found at the
end of this email.
www.sebiology.org/events/event/seb-florence-2018/abstracts > CLOSES
THIS FRIDAY, 30TH OF MARCH and we wanted to ask you to consider
submitting your research to our session.
There will also be two competitions at this year's Annual Meeting to
recognise the research of early career scientists and students, and
their contribution to the field of experimental biology:
- YSAS AWARD (DEADLINE: 23 MARCH 2018) – Three prizes per
section (Animal-Cell, Plant Cell).
1st prize - £400, Runner up – £100
- IRENE MANTON POSTER PRIZE (DEADLINE: 30 MARCH 2018) - £100
poster prize per section (Animal, Plant, Cell, SEB+)
More information on these competitions can be found on
IN ADDITION, thanks to sponsorship from _Plant, Cell & Environment,
there are up to 3 TRAVEL GRANTS FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS (ECRs:
postgraduate students or postdocs within 5 years of their PhD)
presenting talks or posters in the 'SHAPING ROOT ARCHITECTURE'_SESSION_.
To apply, ECRs should send an email to [log in to unmask],
in up to 300 words, how they would benefit from a PCE travel grant to
participate in this session. In their email, applicants should include
their submitted abstract and a list of their co-authors.
I hope you can join us in Florence in July.
Stefan Kepinski and Julia Davies
SHAPING ROOT ARCHITECTURE - FROM NUTRIENT SENSING AND TROPISMS TO
SYSTEMIC SIGNALS AND DECISION MAKING
- ANNA AMTMANN (UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, UK)
- MALCOLM BENNETT (UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, UK)
- ALEX COSTA (UNIVERSITY OF MILAN, ITALY)
- JOSÉ DINNENY (CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE, USA)
- MIRIAM GIFFORD (UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, UK)
- YOSHIKATSU MATSUBAYASHI (NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN)
- KIRSTEN TEN TUSSCHER (UTRECHT UNIVERSITY, THE NETHERLANDS) -
Signal integration and decision making: Computing in plants
The aim of this session is to provide a holistic overview of the
developmental and environmental factors that shape root architecture.
These range from events at the local scale, such as lateral root and
root hair growth in response to nutrient deficit, hydropatterning,
hydrotropism, halotropism, and gravitropic setpoint angle control, to
systemic, whole-plant responses to spatial variation in nutrient
availability. The potential complexity of these sometimes incompatible
responses to different environmental cues is huge and the opportunity to
consider them together, across a day and a half in Florence, will make
for an exciting and illuminating session.