Conference 2nd Announcement

The program of the 6th Conference of PSEPB includes opening lecture followed by three days, during which 12–14 plenary lectures will be presented by invited guests in five thematic sessions, accompanied by respective poster presentations. Every afternoon there will be a place for intense thought exchange in panel discussions, followed by the short oral presentations selected by the session organizers from all submitted abstracts.

Program overview

September 16

  • PSEPB Executive Committee meeting
  • Opening ceremony
  • Opening lecture: Dr. Jiri Friml (VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Welcome cocktail.

September 17

  • Session 1: “Gene Expression Regulation in Plants”; organizer: Zofia Szweykowska-Kulińska
  • Session 2: “Plant Cell Biology”; organizer: Przemysław Wojtaszek
  • General Assembly of PSEPB.

September 18

  • Session 3: “Mechanisms of Plant Growth and Development”; organizers: Dorota Kwiatkowska, Jacek Kęsy
  • Session 4: “Plant-Microbe Interaction”; organizers: Andrzej Kononowicz, Violetta Macioszek
  • Banquet.

September 19

  • Session 5: “Mechanisms of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants”; organizers: Zbigniew Miszalski, Elżbieta Kuźniak-Gębarowska
  • Closing ceremony.

Official language of the Conference is English. All lectures, posters as well as abstracts must be given or submitted in English.

Important dates

  • Registration open: March 20, 2013
  • Early registration closed: June 30, 2013
  • Later registration closed: July 31, 2013
  • The latest registration closed: August 31, 2013
  • Abstract submission open: March 20, 2013
  • Early abstract submission closed: June 30, 2013; please keep in mind that abstract submitted after this date will be not consider for oral presentation
  • Abstract submission closed: July 31, 2013.

Conference fees

Basic fee includes: participation in all plenary and poster sessions, panel discussions, opening ceremony and welcome cocktail, coffee breaks and lunches, conference printed materials. Full fee additionally includes the banquet. One-day fee includes: entrance to all plenary and poster sessions, panel discussions and coffee brakes. Accompanying person fee includes entrance to the opening ceremony and welcome cocktail, coffee breaks and lunches. The banquet may also be selected as an option.

Early registration (till June 30, 2013)

  • Basic fee, PSEPB member: 600 PLN
  • Full fee, PSEPB member: 750 PLN
  • Basic fee, non-member: 650 PLN
  • Full fee, non-member: 800 PLN
  • One-day fee, PSEPB member/non-member: 100 PLN
  • One-day fee, student/PhD: 50 PLN
  • Basic fee, student/PhD student: 300 PLN
  • Full fee, student/PhD student: 450 PLN
  • Accompanying person: 200 PLN (with banquet: 400 PLN)
  • Full fee, invited speaker and session organizer: 0 PLN.

Later registration (till July 31, 2013)

  • Basic fee, PSEPB member: 650 PLN
  • Full fee, PSEPB member: 800 PLN
  • Basic fee, non-member: 700 PLN
  • Full fee, non-member: 850 PLN
  • One-day fee, PSEPB member/non-member: 200 PLN
  • One-day fee, student/PhD: 100 PLN
  • Basic fee, student/PhD student: 350 PLN
  • Full fee, student/PhD student: 500 PLN
  • Accompanying person: 350 PLN (with banquet: 500 PLN).

The latest registration (till August 31, 2013)

  • Basic fee, PSEPB member: 700 PLN
  • Full fee, PSEPB member: 800 PLN
  • Basic fee, non-member: 750 PLN
  • Full fee, non-member: 850 PLN
  • One-day fee, PSEPB member/non-member: 300 PLN
  • One-day fee, student/PhD: 200 PLN
  • Basic fee, student/PhD student: 350 PLN
  • Full fee, student/PhD student: 500 PLN
  • Accompanying person: 350 PLN (with banquet: 500 PLN).

Payments shall be made on account of the:

Polskie Towarzystwo Biologii Eksperymentalnej Roślin

Zarząd Główny
Account No.: 50213000042001029422090001
Volkswagen Bank Polska S.A. Rondo ONZ 100-124 Warszawa


The organizers of the conference will be engaged in booking of the rooms in student dormitories only, where double rooms (54 PLN/night/person), double student rooms with a bathroom per two double rooms (48.60 PLN/night/person) and double student rooms with a bathroom per four double rooms (43,20 PLN/night/person) were booked for participants. Hotel prices per double room used by one person will be respectively 75.60 PLN, 70.20 PLN and 64.80 PLN. Please provide roommate’s first and last name in the special requests field during registration to avoid accidental roommate assignment.

Additionally, several rooms for participants of the conference have been reserved in hotels listed below. Participants may book the rooms in these places on more convenient conditions using “Plant 2013” password, via email or phone, without exceeding the specified time given below (where applicable). We do not guarantee the place in these hotels and the fixed prices afterwards. Accommodation for invited speakers and session organizers will be arranged by the conference office. Please, be aware that at the same time as our conference some cultural events will be held in Łódź, which may limit available accommodation places.

Hotel prices, conditions of booking, payment, and cancellation

  • HOTEL CENTRUM*** Łódź, Kilińskiego 59/63 street
  • HOTEL ŚWIATOWIT*** Łódź, Kościuszki 68 street
  • HOTEL SAVOY** Łódź, Traugutta 6 street
  • HOTEL MAZOWIECKI** Łódź, 28 Pułku Strzelców Kaniowskich 53/57 street
  • HOTEL POLONIA PALAST** Łódź, Narutowicza 38 street.


  • Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the basic fee. Lunch will be served in University of Lodz Conference Center (Kopcińskiego 16/18), from the 17th to 18th of September, 2013 from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm.
  • Welcome cocktail will take place in Faculty of Law and Administration Building on September 16, 2013 after opening lecture.
  • Participant shall ensure breakfasts and dinners on their own.
  • Vegetarian meals will also be available.

6th Conference – important contacts

  • For general questions and abstract submission please contact Dr. Violetta Macioszek, +48 42 635 4219, 4220.
  • Any questions regarding payments should be directed to Dr. Tomasz Kowalczyk, +48 42 635 4428.
  • Any questions related to accommodation should be directed to Dr. Aneta Gerszberg, +48 42 635 4219.


Looking forward to seeing you in Łódź,

Andrzej K. Kononowicz
President of PSEPB


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