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[Maize] Deadlines for abstract submission and financial application submission to FSPRIII conference have been extended!

Ravi Palanivelu via maize%40net.bio.net (by rpalanivelu from hotmail.com)
Sun Jun 1 23:11:54 EST 2008

Dear colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the following announcements:

1. The deadline for abstracts to be considered for an oral
presentation in the upcoming Frontiers in Sexual Plant Reproduction
III (FSPRIII), to be held in Tucson, Arizona on October 17-19, 2008
has been extended to June 16, 2008 (Monday). In each of the six
sessions planned for the conference, two abstracts submitted by the
deadline will be selected for oral presentations. Please access the
following link to learn more about abstract submission:

2. Deadline for financial assistance application submission has also
been extended to June 16, 2008 (Monday). With generous support from
USDA, we are pleased to announce that 10 awards (each = $500) will be
available to graduate students and postdocotoral fellows. Women and
participants from under represented groups will be given priority. To
be considered for the award, please register, email your abstract and
a brief justification demonstrating the need for support no later than
June 16, 2008 to Ravi Palanivelu at rpalaniv from ag.arizona.edu. Please
access the following link to learn more about obtaining financial
assistance to attend FSPRIII: http://cals.arizona.edu/FSPRIII/assistance.html

3. We are pleased to announce that the secure online registration for
the FSPRIII is now open.  Please access the
following link to register for this conference:

Six major sessions have been planned for the conference:

Pollen development and tube growth,
Female gametophyte development and function,
Endosperm development and imprinting,
Compatible and incompatible pollen-pistil interactions
Evolution of plant reproduction,
Systems biology of plant reproduction and emerging technologies

We invite you to participate in this meeting and share your latest
results on reproductive biology research with your colleagues.  We
look forward to seeing you in Tucson in October 2008 for an exciting
scientific meeting on plant reproduction.


The organizers:
Dr. Ravi Palanivelu, University of Arizona (rpalaniv from ag.arizona.edu)
Dr. Dmitry Belostotsky, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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