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Plant Sensing, Response and Adaptation to the Environment
Organizer(s): Steve A. Kay and Joanne Chory
Date: January 11 - 16, 2009
Location: Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT, USA
Sponsored by Monsanto Company
Summary of Meeting:
Understanding plant environmental responses requires not only considering the structural biology and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction from photoreceptor proteins, but also ecological and evolutionary genetic approaches to adaptation. Progress is being made in how circadian clocks are used to integrate daily light and temperature changes into seasonal information to control daily as well as seasonal reproductive growth. However integrating these multidisciplinary approaches into a community effort remains a challenge. Often the photoreceptor biochemist is not aware of approaches that use sequence diversity to capture population information, and vice versa. There is also a separation in the field between those studying different sensory pathways: e.g. light, temperature and pathogen presence. This meeting aims to bring these scientists together by transcending biochemistry and population genetics approaches to understanding plant sensing and environmental adaptation. The meeting will promote interaction between these fields and advance our understanding through collaborations.
Scholarship Deadline: September 17 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: September 17 2008
Abstract Deadline: October 15 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: November 11 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Gatsby Charitable FoundationMonsanto Company
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:
Cell Press
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. IOS-0818072
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