The 2011 International Symposium on Plant Photobiology (ISPP)
July 2-6, 2011，Conference 101, The School of Life Sciences,
Peking University, Beijing, China
In the past 20 years, we have witnessed a tremendous increase of knowledge in plant photobiology. The advance in Arabidopsis genetics has facilitated the fast advance of the plant photobiology field and our understanding of the molecular nature and mechanistic features of plant photoreceptors. While this process is still going on, the recent advance in system biology has positioned the field to adopt a holistic view of the light responses in plants, from molecular components and reactions of individual physiological or developmental pathways to the function, adaptation, and evolution of the intact organisms and species, and to facilitate the development of new strategies to further improve agriculture productivity of crop plants. The 2011 International Symposium on Plant Photobiology (ISPP2011) in Beijing will observe this exciting transition in the making for the field of plant photobiology. Like the conferences of this series in the past, ISPP2011 in Beijing will provide a platform for plant photobiologists and those interested to show advances of their researches, to exchange and debate different ideas, hypotheses, and to share newly developed approaches for the advancement of the field. In addition, the attendants may also take some time to sightsee in this ancient country, which has undergone a colossal transition from a self-entertained “central kingdom” to one of the most vibrant new members of the world economy and scientific enterprise.
Peking-Yale Joint Center for Plant Molecular Genetics and Agro-biotechnology
The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
UCLA/PKU Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering
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