Phytologist Trust -New Events in 2017

New Phytologist Next Generation Scientists 2017

Dates: July 24–26 2017
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom

The New Phytologist Trust is excited to invite you to the second next generation scientists event. Next generation scientists 2017 is an event aimed exclusively at early career researchers (PhD students and post-docs with up to five years’ experience since gaining their PhD).

It will provide an opportunity for early career plant scientists to present research, and network with their peers in a supportive and inspiring environment. In addition to presentations from early career researchers, there will be a series of plenary lectures from outstanding international plant scientists, talks by the 2014 and 2015 Tansley Medal winners Bill Anderegg and Alexander Jones, and workshops on getting published and publication ethics.

Registration is free and includes meals, accommodation and a social event. Some assistance with the cost of travel to the meeting will also be provided. Places are limited, so please register early!

Application deadline: April 27 2017
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40th New Phytologist Symposium

Dates: September 12-15 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria

-Plant epigenetics: from mechanisms to ecological relevance

Plant epigenetics has recently become a compelling research field. There is accumulating evidence that (heritable) phenotypic variation is not solely based on variation in coding DNA sequences, but that epigenetic marks can alter gene expression, often under environmental or developmental influence.

However, epigenetic diversity remains a component of natural biodiversity about which little is known. Despite the potentially fundamental impact of epigenetic effects on ecologically-relevant processes, the study of these effects is not yet well established in ecological research. For an efficient integration of epigenetics in ecological and biodiversity research, an interdisciplinary and continuous flux of information is necessary, together with close cooperation between related disciplines. To this end, this symposium focuses on interdisciplinary discussion and aims to foster cooperation among research groups.

Twenty-five leading scientists will speak at the symposium. We hope that this will stimulate focused discussion and the exchange of ideas at what will be a relatively small and informal meeting. There will be poster sessions, selected talks, tour and symposium dinner.

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