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What is the best conference or workshop you ever attended? Are there any upcoming conferences or workshops that you are looking forward to?

We asked the members of the in silico Plants editorial board about which conferences they had found useful, or were looking forward to. This is what they said:

Dr. Miriam Gifford Further ahead I’m looking forward to the second international Plant Systems Biology (iPSB) meeting in the centre of Venice, Sept 2020. This follows from the first iPSB in Roscoff in September 2018 and we are delighted to have EMBO sponsorship as well as a diverse breadth of confirmed speakers and plenty of abstract slots. It will cover a wide area of plant systems biology research, from single cells, mechanics, dynamics, metabolic, evolutionary and synthetic modelling. Plus did I say it’s in Venice?! For more info see the website or search #iPSB2020 on twitter.
Dr. Miriam Gifford
Reader & Deputy Head of School | School of Life Sciences | University of Warwick

The Signs and Roadways: Protein Traffic and the Cytoskeleton meeting in 1997 changed my career. I was trying to establish cytoskeleton localization methods so I could use the Arabidopsis leaf hair system to analyze morphogenesis. I showed up with the poster with scraps of localization data and some tantalizing phenotypic data. So many people at the meeting were curious and helpful. All the major players in the field were there, they were open, interactive, lots of debate during the talk, and the parties went late every night. I met lifelong friends and knew this was the right group for me.

Upcoming conferences… well, I’ve always wanted to go to an international meeting focused on plant cell biology at an exotic location.. at a Greek island…maybe in Crete. I think it is called Plant Cell Biology International 2020.
Dr. Daniel Szymanski
Professor of Agronomy | Purdue University

The iCROP 2016 conference held in Berlin was undoubtedly the best conference I have ever attended. It was a wonderful experience to meet and interact with the world’s crop modelling legends, to reflect with them on the early pioneering work, and to learn about the latest innovations and visions for the future from today’s leaders and young scientists. It was a daunting undertaking to present my research to a room packed with modelling experts, but in the end was a very rewarding experience.

*note: in silico Plants is a proud sponsor of iCROP 2020! Go to their website for more information!
Dr Abraham Singels
Principal Agronomist | South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI)

Rachel Shekar

Rachel (she/her) is a Founding and Managing Editor of in silico Plants. She has a Master’s Degree in Plant Biology from the University of Illinois. She has over 15 years of academic journal editorial experience, including the founding of GCB Bioenergy and the management of Global Change Biology. Rachel has overseen the social media development that has been a major part of promotion of both journals.

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