Plant Genomes & Biotechnology:
From Genes to Networks
November 29 - December 2, 2017
Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2017

Organizers:
David Jackson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Todd Mockler,
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Jane Parker,
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
Sue Rhee,
Carnegie Institution for Science

Free Pre-Meeting Half-day workshop on Bioinformatics Tools for Plant Genomics (Wednesday November 29th; 12-5pm): A half-day workshop will be sponsored by the Gramene (NSF #1127112) and CyVerse (NSF # 1265383) projects, and will cover public bioinformatics tools and resources in support of reference genome assemblies, automated prediction and community curation of gene annotations, and data submission of RNA-seq and other omics data to public repositories such as Track Hub. Lunch and coffee will be included. See more information and registration (limit 30) here

We are pleased to announce the tenth Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting, Plant Genomes & Biotechnology, which will begin on the evening of Wednesday, November 29, 2017, and end after lunch on Saturday, December 2. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs.

Topics:
  • Biodiversity/Environmental Adaptation
  • Biotic/Abiotic Stress Signaling
  • Complex Traits/Synthetic Biology/Biotechnology
  • Crop Genomics/Improvement
  • Developmental Networks/Modeling
  • Genetics/Epigenetics/Genome Biology
  • Tool Development/New Frontiers
Keynote Speakers:

Julia Bailey-Serres, University of California, Riverside
Rob Martienssen, CSHL

Discussion Leaders:

Madelaine Bartlett, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joy Bergelson, University of Chicago
Edward Buckler, USDA-ARS at Cornell University 
Peter Dodds, CSIRO, Australia
Maria Harrison, Cornell University
Sanwen Huang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Toshiro Ito, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Angela Kent, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Saket Navlakha, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre, UK
Matthew Paul, Rothamsted Research, UK
Ullas Pedmale, CSHL
Tiina Roose, University of Southampton, UK
Abhishek Singharoy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dan Sloan, Colorado State University
Erin Sparks, University of Delaware
Sergei Svitashev,
DuPont Pioneer
Daniel Voytas, University of Minnesota
Andreas Weber, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Vivian Vuong and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media
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We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in November.

Pricing:
Academic Package $1165
Graduate/PhD Student Package $975
Corporate Package $1475
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $795
Corporate No-Housing Package $995


Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.