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The XII International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene will bring together established scientists, along with early-career scientists, students, postdocs, and those new to the ethylene field to discuss the latest advances in ethylene biology, linking processes at the subcellular level to responses at the tissue and organismal levels. The ten sessions will be focused on the mechanisms of ethylene signal transduction and stimulus-responses and will include sessions devoted to agriculturally important traits such as post-harvest storage and responses to stress. While one focus of ethylene research involves the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana, presentations will also include non-model crop plants, basal lineage plants, and microbes. This grant supports the attendance of 8 early career scientists, including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and assistant professors.Ethylene is a simple gaseous hormone that has profound effects on the growth and development of plants across developmental stages and in response to stress. Ethylene is a central regulator of growth of agricultural plants, including the regulation of fruit ripening, senescence, abscission, responses to flooding and other abiotic stresses, and defense responses against pathogens/pests. Because of this, much attention has focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying ethylene responses, and on developing mechanisms for manipulating these responses, The goal of the International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene is to bring together scientists worldwide working on the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which ethylene functions with researchers who study ways to manipulate the impact of this hormone on plants. The potential applications of ethylene and ethylene antagonists in agriculture are based on the wide-ranging effects that ethylene has on agriculturally important traits. The meeting attendees will also include researchers from private research organizations, industry, as well as university researchers. Thus, this meeting provides a venue for scientists to develop potential applications related to ethylene that will result in improved agricultural outcomes such as increased crop yields, resistance to stresses, and improved postharvest storage. This symposium will promote interactions and scientific exchange between researchers from diverse backgrounds. Such interactions will expose students, postdocs and early-career scientists to the latest advances in the field as well as to an international research community. This exposure will play a significant role in advancing their professional development. The symposium encourages participation of students and members of underrepresented groups through announcements and targeted advertising.
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This grant will support researcher to participate inthe International Conference on the Plant Hormone Ethylene to be held in Toulouse France. This meeting was originally scheduled to be held in June 2020, but has now been moved back to July 5-July 9, 2021. These funds will permit the participation of 8 students, postdocs, and assistant professors working in U.S. institutions, who otherwise might not attend the symposium due to limited sources of funding. Awarded travel grants will cover all the costs of registration, hotel, and part of the airfare.
This is a conference grant and the supported travel grant recipients will present talks or posters on their work.