Ladies and Gentlemen,
It seems that time has speeded up. A few days ago, I was pleased to welcome you to the 9th Conference of the Polish Society of Experimental Plant Biology, this year, hosted by the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection of Nicolaus Copernicus University. Today, the Conference is inevitably coming to an end, and I would like to thank you all for your participation and turning this event into a smoothly running meeting with a variety of interesting and valuable speeches and poster presentations.
I would like to begin by thanking Professor George Coupland for the opening lecture and all the chair people for leading a number of various sessions. I would like to express my appreciation to Professor Andrzej Tretyn, Rector Magnificus of Nicolaus Copernicus University and to Professor Werner Ulrich, Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection for their support. I also want to thank Mr. Michał Zaleski, President of Toruń, and Mr. Piotr Całbecki, Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship for assuming an honorary patronage over the Conference. To the Minister of Science and Higher Education and to all the event sponsors – thank you for your financial support.
All the Conference organizers are thanked for the wonderful work done to make this Conference a success, especially Dr. Agnieszka Pewełek and her team for the preparation of the Conference center, Professor Alina Trejgell for the organization of catering and Dr. Paulina Glazińska for dealing with financial issues.
I hope you have enjoyed your time here and that we meet again during the next Conference in Katowice in 2021.
I wish you all a safe journey back to your homes.