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Plant Science Conference Takes Root in Nebraska

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A two-day plant science symposium will be April 6-7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The event theme is “Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome,” with speakers from the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, and private industry—including both startup and multinational companies.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016, a five-year NSF EPSCoR project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists--from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University--aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the symposium should register before March 23 at http://nric.nebraska.edu (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is March 15). There is no fee for registration. Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of April 6 (posters must be registered no later than March 22).

On behalf of Fred Choobineh, Nebraska EPSCoR Director, fchoobineh [at] nebraska [dot] edu

View the symposium flyer here.

Visit the symposium website: http://nric.nebraska.edu

Visit the Nebraska EPSCoR website: http://epscor.nebraska.edu

ATGC-STL Conference: Linking People, Linking Genes

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Harris-Stowe State University will be hosting the Advocating Translational Genetics/Genomics Conference in St. Louis (ATGC-STL) Genetics Symposium on February 27th, 2016.

The trainee-organized symposium hosted by Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) aims to pioneer early exposure to quality research in genetics, and to promote genetic literacy of under-represented student populations at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The symposium will offer activities for a wide range of genetics scholars and provide the opportunity for students to present their work in the genetics field, interact with university faculty, and obtain information on undergraduate and graduate level opportunities in genetics research.

For more information about the symposium, visit the ATGC-STL website and Twitter.  To register, click here.

2016 LSSP Symposium confirms dates and speakers

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Life Sciences and Soceity Program at the University of Missouri has announced three confirmed speakers for the upcoming 2016 LSSP Symposium. 

  • Richard Alley is climate scientist from Penn State University. He is a member of the AAAS What We Know panel on climate change, and has a long history of bringing his message the general public.
  • Marcia McNutt is former head of the US Geological Survey, current Editor-in-Chief of Science, and incoming President of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Naomi Oreskes is a historian of science from Harvard University who focuses on scientific consensus. She has written about the consensus on climate change, but is most well-known for her book Merchants of Doubt, on which the recent film was based.

Watch a TED talk by Dr. Oreskes given in New York, NY in 2014:

The Symposium will be held March 18 & 19, 2016, and focuses on climate change and the Anthropocene.  There will be many events leading up to the symposium.  Stay tuned for more news and annoucements!

Microbiomes conference at Nebraska (register by Oct. 1)

Event date(s): Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Location: Lincoln Embassy Suites Hotel, Lincoln, NE


Microbiomes From Different Habitats: Soil, Water and Gut

Oct. 16-17, 2018

Lincoln Embassy Suites Hotel

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A two-day symposium, “Microbiomes From Different Habitats: Soil, Water and Gut,” gathers experts Oct. 16-17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Lincoln. Registration (free) closes October 1. Speakers include The Atlantic’s Ed Yong, and a special session offers an interactive workshop on how scientists can succeed in media interviews.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016 a five-year, $20 million NSF project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the world’s growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the 2018 NRIC event should register at http://nric.nebraska.edu (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is September 24). Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of October 16 (posters must be registered no later than October 1).

If you have questions about this event, please email epscor [at] nebraska [dot] edu.

 

Registration Open for Danforth Center Fall Symposium

Event date(s): Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018
Location: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63132


The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its 19th Annual Fall Symposium in Saint Louis, Missouri Wednesday, September 26, through Friday September 28, 2018.  The theme, “Bioengineering:  Synthetic Circuits to Sustainable Agriculture”, is particularly timely as the progressive integration of synthetic and designed biological systems is transforming biology and agriculture in the St. Louis region and beyond.

This symposium will focus on engineering plant, microbial, and ecological systems to deliver sustainable and novel solutions for agriculture; the introduction of novel pathways and traits; and the production of new biomolecules.  We will also feature several speakers who are developing novel tools and technologies to introduce synthetic circuits into microbial and plant systems.  Work in these areas will be highlighted in the context of recent advances in engineered biology at the level of pathways, organelles, organisms, and ecosystems.

Registration now open – click here

Early bird discounts for postdocs through August 24, 2018

Travel Awards available through August 24, 2018

Poster Contest - $200 to each of the three top posters

ASPB Southern Section 2017 Meeting - Save the Date

Event date(s): Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Monday, April 10, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL


Please join us for the 2017 Southern Section ASPB meeting at the Doubletree Hotel Orlando Downtown.  Come early or stay late to visit any of the other local attractions.  A block of affordable rooms has been secured, so take advantage and register early!  Check www.ss-aspb.org for upcoming registration details.

April 8: Field trip to Blue Springs State Park and Opening Night Mixer
April 9: Oral and Poster Presentations, Banquet and Student Awards
April 10: Kriton Hatzios Symposium "Epigenetics in plant development and beyond"

For more information visit www.ss-aspb.org or contact Dr. Shahid Mukhtar, Secretary/Treasurer, SS-ASPB, smukhtar [at] uab [dot] edu, or Paul Stephenson, Local Site Coordinator, pstephenson [at] rollins [dot] edu.

Hope to see you in Florida!

Download Save the Date Flyer

Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome Symposium

Event date(s): Thursday, April 6, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Lincoln, NE


Register by March 23 for Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome, April 6-7 in Lincoln.

A two-day plant science symposium takes root April 6-7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The event theme is “Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome,” with speakers from the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, and private industry—including both startup and multinational companies.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016 a five-year NSF project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists--from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University--aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the symposium should register before March 23 at http://nric.nebraska.edu (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is March 15). Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of April 6 (posters must be registered no later than March 22).

Find more details at http://nric.nebraska.edu.

On behalf of Fred Choobineh, Nebraska EPSCoR Director, fchoobineh [at] nebraska [dot] edu

View the symposium flyer here.

Visit the symposium website: http://nric.nebraska.edu

Visit the Nebraska EPSCoR website: http://epscor.nebraska.edu

Wash U Symposium: People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice

Event date(s): Friday, November 18, 2016
Location: Brown School of Social Work, 6350 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105


Please plan to join us on November 18, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis for this important symposium on the human impacts of climate change. The “People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice” Symposium focuses on the human impacts of climate change, the social responses necessary for transformational solutions, and the policy implications of such solutions.

Key speakers include experts on flooding, drought, heat, urbanization, adaptation, and indigenous health—representing research from the United States, Latin America, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

Participants will compare existing knowledge on vulnerability and adaptation; identify where new knowledge is needed and chart a research agenda; set ambitious yet reachable social policy goals; and develop a strategy for reaching those goals. The preliminary agenda is available here. The symposium will conclude with a reception.

All sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more details click here.  A special rate for lodging is available at the nearby Sheraton Clayton Plaza (please click here) or Moonrise Hotel (please click here). To secure the symposium rate, reservations must be made by October 18, 2016.

​Author work sessions are on November 17 and 19.

This symposium will be convened by Washington University in St. Louis, National University of Singapore and University of Tennessee.

 

 

2016 Symposium Leiden: “Learning from Nature, learning from our Ancestors; from tradition to evidence based medicines.”

Event date(s): Thursday, April 14, 2016 to Friday, April 15, 2016
Location: Leiden University


April 14-15 2016

Venue: Naturalis, Pesthuislaan 7, Leiden, The Netherlands

5 min walk from Leiden Central station, 20 min away by train from Amsterdam Schiphol airport

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was for natural products and neglected diseases. Half of the prize was for discovering the novel antimalarial drug artemisinin in a traditional Chinese medicine. The other half for was for bioprospecting leading to the discovery of antibiotics that can be used to fight river blindness. This is an important recognition of natural products as potential medicines, and fits well with the rapidly increasing number of publications in this field in the past years. This symposium is particularly meant to set standards for research in this multidisciplinary field by having leading scientists of the monodisciplines speaking about the latest developments in their field so we can learn how these might be used in the natural products research.

One of the most important tools we have to improve our field is the peer review system. Getting feedback from colleagues on our work by reviewing the papers we submit is the way we can improve our research. The symposium will therefore particularly be of interests for all editors, editorial board members and reviewers in the field as they are the ones that guard the quality of the research and spread information about the standards in the research.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

The following topics will be dealt with (all talks 30 min inclusive discussion):

Day 1: The Present

  • (Im)possibilities repositories, e.g. ethnopharmacological data, chemical fingerprints, how to deal with supplemental metadata. Big data (to be announced)
  • Nagoya protocol: B. Visser (Wageningen, NL)
  • Plant names : (to be announced)
  • Statistics to identify falsification (to be announced)
  • Field studies: T. van Andel (Naturalis, Leiden)
  • Pharmacology of chemistry which is first? R.F. Witkamp (Wageningen, NL)
  • Primary Pharmacology: N. Moore (Bordeaux, France)
  • Primary Toxicology (to be announced)
  • Role Medicinal chemistry : G. Appendino (Torino, Italy)
  • Pharmacovigilance (to be announced)
  • How to review a paper (to be announced)

Day 2: The Future Omics, Synergy, and Systems Biology

  • Quality control connected with activity: A. Viljoen (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Synergy and pro-drugs: G. Ulrich-Merzenich (Bonn, Germany)
  • Systems pharmacology: M. Danhof (LACDR, Leiden, NL)
  • Pharmacological, biological networks (to be announced)
  • Metabolomics: Y.H. Choi (IBL, Leiden, NL)
  • Technology developments, Metabolomics, Proteomics: R. van der Heijden (Bruker, NL)
  • Transcriptomics: J. Memelink (IBL, Leiden, NL)
  • DNA barcoding: (to be announced)
  • Zebra fish as model: H. Spaink (IBL, Leiden)
  • C. elegans (to be announced)
  • Anticancer screening: T. Efferth (Mainz, Germany)
  • Antimicrobial screening: P. Vuorela (Helsinki, Finland)

Mini-Posters

Because of constraints of time and space we offer only the possibility of mini-poster-orals. That means you may prepare a poster, print this one page A4 format and have it as a single powerpoint slide. The mini-posters will be bundled and be part of the hand-out of the meeting. The poster should include a picture of the presenting author. During the lunch breaks each author will have a 3 min pitch to project the poster and summarize the major points. Further discussion and questions may be asked during the breaks. Because of the time limitation only one poster per participant can be presented. The organizers will select the posters that can be presented. Posters must be send in before March 20.

REGISTRATION

As a small token of appreciation of all the work done by reviewers and to help them also to learn more about the latest trends we dedicate this symposium to the reviewers of our journals and offer them a special low registration fee.

The venue has a limited number of participants of about 180, that means we have to use the “first come first served” principle.

 

Editors, Editorial Board members and registered reviewers of the following journals can register for the special price.

J Ethnopharm                 Synergy                                                Explore: J Sci Healing

Phytomedicine                S Afr J Botany                                      Acupunct Meridian Stud

Fitoterapia                       J Herb Med                                          Acupunct Rel Ther

Braz J Pharmacogn        J Appl Res Med Arom Plants               J Trad Chin Med

Phytochem Lett               Integr Med Res                                    J Integr Med

Phytochemistry               Adv Integr Med                                     Chin Herb Med

Biochem Syst Ecol          Eur J Integr Med                                  Chin J Nat Medicine

 

Editors, Editorial Board members, Reviewers, Students 200€ (till Feb 28th)

Later registration 300€

Other scientists till Feb 28th 400€

Other scientists later registration 500€

 

Registration is possible via this link: https://www.jotform3.leidenuniv.nl/plantmeta/53055111947

You are kindly asked to pay online: https://frontoffice.paylogic.nl/?event_id=108000&point_of_sale_id=1931

If you want more information mail to: leidensymposium2016 [at] gmail [dot] com ">leidensymposium2016 [at] gmail [dot] com

Or for the latest information go the website: http://science.leidenuniv.nl/index.php/events/learning-form-nature-learning-from-ancestors/

Advocating Translational Genetics/Genomics Conference in St. Louis (ATGC-STL)

Event date(s): Saturday, February 27, 2016
Location: Harris-Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103


Harris-Stowe State University will be hosting the ATGC-STL Genetics Symposium on February 27th, 2016.

Poster Abstracts are due on February 17.  Instructions to submit an abstract can be found at the ATGC-STL Call for Abstracts page.

Advocating Translational Genetics/Genomics Conference in St. Louis (ATGC-STL) Trainee-organized symposium hosted by Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) aims to pioneer early exposure to quality research in genetics, and to promote genetic literacy of under-represented student populations at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The symposium will offer activities for a wide range of genetics scholars and provide the opportunity for students to present their work in the genetics field, interact with university faculty, and obtain information on undergraduate and graduate level opportunities in genetics research.

For more information about the symposium, visit the ATGC-STL website and Twitter.  To register, click here.