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Plant Cell and Development Biology, GYEONGJU, SOUTH KOREA

Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO), Gyeongju, South Korea
November 3-7, 2019 
Abstract deadline: September 27, 2019

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Conference Agenda

Organized by:

Ildoo Hwang,Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Keiko Sugimoto, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan

Jian-Kang Zhu,Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, China


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Plant Cell and Development Biology which will be held in Gyeongju, South Korea, close to Busan. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Sunday November 3, and will conclude after lunch on Thursday November 7, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Plant Biology. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Conference Venue & Accommodation
Cold Spring Harbor Asia conferences in South Korea are arranged in
 Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO), which is an exhibition and convention center located in Bomun Tourist Complex in Gyeongju. HICO today offers a modern and sophisticated system of exhibitions and conventions befitting contemporary needs.

Major Topics:
1. Organellar biology
2. Cellular signaling in embryogenesis
3. Cellular signaling in meristems
4. Cellular signaling in vasculature development
5. Cellular signaling in postembryonic tissue development
6. Photoreceptor and temperature sensing
7. New biotechnologies for crop improvement.

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Inhwan Hwang, Pohang University of Science & Technology, KOREA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Ji Hoon Ahn, Korea University, SOUTH KOREA
Giltsu Choi Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Bert De Rybel, Ghent University, BELGIUM
Georgia Drakakaki, University of California, Davis, USA
Hiroo Fukuda, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Karen Halliday, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Christian Hardtke, University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Marcus Heisler, The University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Yrjö Helariutta, University of Cambridge , UK
Ildoo Hwang, Pohang University of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Liwen Jiang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, CHINA
Yutaka Kodama, Utsunomiya University, JAPAN
Thomas Laux, University of Freiburg, GERMANY
Sang Yeol Lee, Gyeongsang National University, KOREA
Jan Lohmann, University Heidelberg, GERMANY
Yoshikatsu Matsubayashi, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Science, JAPAN
Tomonao Matsushita, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Michael Nodine, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, AUSTRIA
Yoo-Sun Noh, Seoul National University, KOREA
Holger Puchta, KIT (Karlsruche Institute of Technology), GERMANY
Laura Ragni, University of Tübingen, GERMANY
Marcela Rojas-Pierce, NC State University, USA
Filip Rolland, KU Leuven, BELGIUM
Jenny Russinova, VIB / Universiteit Gent, BELGIUM
Keiko Sugimoto, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JAPAN
Naoyuki Uchida, Nagoya University, JAPAN
Kejian Wang, China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI), CHINA
Dolf Weijers, Wageningen University, THE NETHERLANDS
Shu-Hsing Wu, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN
Jian Xu, Radboud University, THE NETHERLANDS
Jian-Kang Zhu, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CHINA

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at GYEONGJU in November, 2019.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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