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EMBO Workshop

Intercellular communication and plasmodesmata in plant development and disease

11 – 16 July 2021 | Virtual

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 June 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • TBC
  • Payment Deadline
  • TBC

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About the Workshop

Plasmodesmata are membranous pores unique to plants that connect neighbouring cells, forming a supra-cellular transport network that is fundamental to plant multicellularity. By regulating the intercellular movement of transcription factors, small RNAs, hormones, pathogens/disease factors, and nutrients, plasmodesmata are decisive for growth, differentiation and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses, and integrate signalling at the cell, tissue and organ level. Recent work has identified key molecular actors allowing spectacular advances in our understanding of the complex mechanisms regulating these structures and the multiple signalling pathways that converge onto them.

This EMBO Workshop aims to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of researchers working on different aspects of plant intercellular communication as well as related fields such as membrane biophysics, lipid signalling, membrane contact sites, cell wall mechanics and computational modelling, to highlight outstanding questions and novel techniques, and advance research into this fundamental area of plant biology.

An Early Career Researchers Forum will provide opportunities to researchers at PhD & post-doc level to showcase their work, network, and deepen their scientific knowledge and "soft" skills.

GARNet are funding a training workshop on computational modelling, as well as supporting the registration of five UK-based ECRs. Further information can be found here.

 

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Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 June 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 June 2021
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • TBC
  • Payment Deadline
  • TBC

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS GBP 30
  • ACADEMIC GBP 50
  • INDUSTRY GBP 175

Registration includes:

  • Access to all oral presentations and posters
  • Access to all live discussion sessions including Early Career Researchers Forum
  • Access to GARNet-sponsored training course: Computational modelling of plasmodesmata

Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the scientific focus and quality of their abstract. Applicants are encouraged to present unpublished material.

Selection will be carried out by the organisers together with an international advisory committee, and will also strive to achieve a balanced diversity of participants.

We particularly encourage early career researchers at PhD student/post-doc level to apply, and will be able to waive conference and/or accommodation fees, as well as support travel of approximately 10 delegates.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should not exceed 500 words including references. Full names and affiliations of all authors need to be included. Please specify if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation or a poster.

Poster specifications

Posters should be in portrait orientation and not exceed A0 format.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants page.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

 

Contact

Ms Jean Johnson

pd2020@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel.: +44 (0)1334 463400

 

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