On the behalf of the Polish Society of Experimental Plant Biology and the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite all scientists and students interested in experimental plant biology to attend the 9th biennial PSEPB Conference taking place in Toruń, Poland on 9–12 September 2019. The Conference will be co-hosted by the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The theme of the Conference is “New Trends in Plant Reproduction and Growth Regulation”. The Conference sessions will be held in English and cover the following topics:

  • Sexual plant reproduction
  • Plant omics
  • Epigenetic and epitranscriptomic regulation of gene expression
  • Plant interactions with other organisms
  • Abiotic stress responses
  • Plant hormones and hormonal regulations
  • Biotechnology and tissue culture.

The detailed Conference program will be announced at the end of this year.

In addition to attending the Conference, we invite you to experience Toruń, one of the most beautiful historic towns in Poland. The city is famous for being the place of birth of the eminent astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, and since the Middle Ages, a well-known centre of trade and craftsmanship. Toruń attracts tourists with the authenticity of the Gothic and Renaissance Old Town, that had not been destroyed in its 780-year history, and in 1997 was entered onto UNESCO's List of World's Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites.

We will be honored to have you present at the Conference.

Yours sincerely
Organizing Committee

The Conference is held under the auspices of

Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region

The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science Nicolaus Copernicus University, Chopina 12/18 Str., 87-100 Toruń, Poland. The Faculty building is conveniently situated for both railway and bus stations. It is located within a 5 minute walking distance from the Old Town, which offers a wide range of restaurants and affordable hotels. From the main railway station (“Toruń Główny” in Polish), the bus numbers are: 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 27, 36. Get off the bus on “Plac Rapackiego”.

From the bus station (“Dworzec PKS” in Polish), leave station by the main exit. Then turn right slightly and right again at traffic lights to the “Uniwersytecka” tramway stop, and then take a Tram 3. Get off the tram on “Plac Rapackiego” (the third stop). To get to the Faculty from Plac Rapackiego, turn into Chopina Street and go straight up for about 300 meters.

GPS coordinates of the Conference venue: 53.010313, 18.594427

Faculty of MCS NCU – Google Maps https://www.mat.umk.pl/web/en/connect-and-visit

Virtual tour of the faculty: http://tour.mat.umk.pl/

Author of the photography: Andrzej Romański.

Organising Committee

  • Paulina Glazińska
  • Wojciech Glinkowski
  • Krzysztof Jaworski
  • Jacek Kęsy
  • Natlia Klajn
  • Milena Kulasek
  • Katarzyna Marciniak
  • Agnieszka Pawełek
  • Krzysztof Przedniczek
  • Brygida Świeżawska
  • Alina Trejgell
  • Justyna Wiśniewska
  • Waldemar Wojciechowski

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Programme

Day 1 – Monday  9 September 2019

Session 1: Sexual plant reproduction
Chair: Peter K. Hepler and Marta Lenartowska

Day 2 – Tuesday  10  September 2019

Session 2: Plant omics
Chair: Maciej Ostrowski and Maciej Stobiecki

Session 3: Epigenetic and epitranscriptomic regulation of gene expression
Chair: Janusz Niedojadło and Gordon Simpson

Day 3 – Wednesday 11 September 2019

Session 4: Plant interactions with other organisms
Chair: Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz and Katarzyna Turnau

Session 5: Abiotic stress responses
Chair: Władysław Polcyn and Jarosław Tyburski

Day 4 – Thursday 12 September 2019

Session 6: Plant hormones and hormonal regulations
Chair: Andrzej Bajguz and Justyna Wiśniewska

Session 7: Biotechnology and tissue culture
Chair: Ewa Łojkowska and Adriana Szmidt-Jaworska

Please send an expression of interest email to participate in the Conference to the Society’s Secretary at secretary@ptber.org.pl. The email should include first and last name and affiliation.

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