Friday 31 May 2019

Plants, People, Planet symposium: registration open

Registration has opened for the inaugural Plants,People, Planet symposium, to be held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, on 4–5 September 2019. 

The symposium aims to highlight outstanding plant-based research in its broadest sense and celebrate everything new, innovative and exciting in plant sciences that is relevant to society and people’s daily lives.

Leading scientists and invited early career researchers will give talks based on seven broad themes: engaging people with plants, plants and society, plant conservation,  plant diversity, plant genomics applications, plants and global change, and plant natural assets. Defra’s Chief Plant Health Officer, Nicola Spence, and the Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Ned Friedman, will both give keynote talks. Each session will conclude with an engaging Q&A panel, and there will be a poster session and symposium dinner on site at Kew. 

A number of grants will be awarded to early career researchers in association with each meeting. Successful grant applicants will receive free registration as well as a contribution towards their travel and expenses. Apply here before the deadline of Friday 14th June.

If you'd like to exhibit a poster, please submit an abstract here before the deadline of Monday 8th July. 

You will be able to follow the event live on Twitter via the @plantspplplanet account and hashtag #PPP19.

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