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Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress
Organizer(s): Elizabeth Vierling and Heribert Hirt
Date: April 08 - 13, 2006
Location: Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Supported by The Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Developing crops with tolerance to drought, temperature and other abiotic stresses is essential not only for stability of the world food supply, but also for conserving limited water and land resources. Progress in functional genomics is now defining critical functional and regulatory nodes important in multiple stress responses. Furthermore, molecular approaches to defining complex gene interactions in experimental and wild plant populations are providing insight into characteristics that confer stress tolerance. The objective of this Keystone Meeting will be to bring together researchers using molecular and systems approaches to understanding abiotic stress, from evolutionary adaptation to cell signaling, gene networks and crop improvement. Participants will gain new insight into the common features of different stress responses and their integration throughout the plant life cycle. Ultimately, this should lead to new approaches to improving the stress tolerance of agriculturally important crops, and a better understanding of evolutionary responses to the abiotic environment.
Scholarship Deadline: December 8 2005
Discounted Abstract Deadline: December 8 2005
Abstract Deadline: January 3 2006
Discounted Registration Deadline: February 8 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Pioneer Hi-Bred a DuPont business
Rockefeller FoundationSamuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Bayer BioScience N.V.

Monsanto Company
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