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Meeting "New Frontiers in Plant Science and Plant biotechnology"

Benoit Ranty ranty at cict.fr
Wed Sep 8 08:50:31 EST 1999

The Federative Research Institute " Cell Signalling and Plant
Biotechnology " is pleased to announce the first symposium in the series
	" New frontiers in Plant Science and Plant Biotechnology "
which will take place in Toulouse (France) on March 5-9, 2000


Introduction to the meeting

The Federative Research Institute " Cell Signalling and Plant
Biotechnology " (CNRS/INRA/ Toulouse Universities) in collaboration with
the largest french association of seed companies (ASEDIS-SO) is
organizing the first Symposium in the series " New frontiers in Plant
Science and Plant biotechnology " to be held in Toulouse on March 5-9,
2000. The main objective of the symposium is to encourage a
cross-fertilization of ideas from the most advanced research in plant
biology and the latest developments of plant biotechnology and plant
breeding. It is our aim that these meetings will be organized on a
regular basis.

Scientific program

The five sessions of the conference cover a wide range of topics :
- Plant genome and genomics (invited speakers : F. Quetier, S. Tingey,
M. Bevan, R. Wing)
- Transfer and expression of foreign genes (invited speakers : A.
Hamilton, A. Depicker, B. Hohn, D. Della Penna)
- Carbon metabolism (invited speakers : S. Smeekens, M.J. Emes, L.
Willmitzer, S. Delrot)
- Plant disease resistance (invited speakers : P.J.G.M. De Wit, J.
Glazebrook, D. Scheel ; P. Schulze-Lefert)
- Control of plant development (invited speakers : C.Dumas, B. Scheres,
S. Dellaporta, J ; Chory)
Each session will be presented in the form of plenary lectures, selected
short oral communications and posters.

Satellite meeting

A satellite meeting " Economic challenges of plant biotechnology
developments in Europe " including four sessions will be held on March
9th :
- Plant biotechnology development throughout the world : scientific and
strategic aspects
- Regulations : gaps, inconsistencies and new trends
- Biotechnology and sustainable agriculture : North and South issues
- Plant biotechnology and regional development

Christine Guidice
BP 17 Auzeville
F-31326 Castanet-Tolosan (France)
Tel. 33 (0)5 62 19 35 31
Fax. 33 (0)5 62 19 35 02
E-mail. newfront at cict.fr

Second Announcement

The second announcement will provide more information on the program and
social events and will be mailed to those who have returned the
pre-registration form (see our homepage).

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