Next year's Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists will be held jointly
with the meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and the International
Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR).
The meeting will take place in Montreal, on July 14-18, 2018. https://aspb.org/event/plant-biology-2018/
Together with John Markham, we are organizing the first ever joint western regional meeting of the Canadian Society
of Plant Biologists and Canadian Botanical Association, December 10-12 at the ALT Hotel in beautiful downtown Winnipeg
where Eastern and Western Canada meet on Treaty One Territory.
As part of our collective mandate to support research discoveries and innovation, this unique meeting will bring
together scientists with keen interests in broad areas of plant biology from across Western Canada.
Our Keynote Speaker this year is Dr. Jill Hamilton from North Dakota State University who will present her work:
‘Teasing apart the genetic basis of adaptation in a changing climate’. In addition to scheduled talks and poster
sessions we are also offering workshops that will focus on broad aspects of plant biology research and hosted at
the i) Manitoba Museum to provide insight on how plants adapt to their environments ii) University of Manitoba
Herbarium to expand one's knowledge of plant and fungal collections and iii) UofM campus to process and visualize
next generation RNA sequencing data.
Together, this meeting will bridge plant scientists with similar research goals, interests, and outcomes and will
solidify Western Canada as leaders in cutting edge plant biology research. We hope to provide up and coming students
and researchers with opportunities to showcase the potential of their work and provide opportunities in Western
Canada’s growing applied plant biology sector.
We hope you will take this opportunity to come and reconnect with old friends, meet new colleagues and potential
collaborators, and take some time to enjoy some of the many attractions Winnipeg has to offer.