Early bird registration for the FASEB Mechanisms in Plant Development Meeting that Ken Birnbaum and I are organising closes next wednesday. We're really excited about meeting the great line up of speakers and attendees who have already registered, and looking forward to seeing you all.
For those of you who haven't been before, the meeting will include about 150 researchers from around the world presenting cutting edge research on cellular specialization, signaling and crosstalk, developmental plasticity, tissue patterning and maintaining indeterminate growth. We have arranged the sessions by conceptual themes to enable us to showcase research from a wide range of plant species in parallel, and these will range from early land plants such as liverworts and mosses to flowering plants. We hope that this will stimulate reciprocal knowledge transfer about plant development across the plant kingdom. Developmental biology has of course played a huge role in crop domestication and yield, and the meeting will also include talks in this area.