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We are pleased to welcome you to take part in 5th Norwegian Plant Biology Conference (NorPlantBio 2017). The conference will take place at Hamar Kulturhus, on 21st and 22nd June, 2017 in Hamar, Norway.

The NorPlantBio conference 2017 is organised by the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (HINN), in collaboration with Arena Heidner and Graminor, on behalf of the National Network for Plant Biology Research in Norway. This network represents universities and research institutes involved in plant research in Norway. The goal for the national network is to strengthen the quality and interaction of Norwegian plant research through coordinated actions and utilization of resources among the partners. The goal of the NorPlantBio conference is to create a recurring national meeting place for all fields of plant biology research, and to provide a platform to the researchers to share cutting-edge development in the field, exchange new ideas, promote scientific contacts and start potential collaborations among participants.

NorPlantBio 2017 conference will aim to provide a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences in the plant research field. International invited speakers will present their latest scientific advances, and share their knowledge and experience in the plant research area. Throughout the conference there will be poster- sessions and a workshop.

Program

Scientific Program (click on image to download):

 

List of speakers

 

José Crossa (CIMMYT, Mexico)

Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi (University of Turku)

Karin Krupinska  (University of Kiel)

Jose Gutierrez-Marcos (University of Warwick)

Sebastian Marquardt (University of Copenhagen)

Karin Metzlaff (EPSO, Belgium)

Antonio Molina (Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA), Spain)

Steven R. Rodermel (Iowa State University)

Tage Thorstensen (NIBIO, Norway)

Michael Nowak (UiO, Norway)

Odd-Arne Olsen (NMBU/INN, Norway)

Celia Knight (Cambridge, UK)

Stefan Jansson (Umeå University, Sweden)

Stephen Randall (Indiana University)

 

Session themes

  • Applied plant science & emerging technologies
  • Plant ecology & evolution
  • Biotic & abiotic stress responses in plants
  • Plant development & cell biology
  • Epigenetics & phenotypic plasticity in plants

 

Workshop theme

  • Challenges for plant science in Norway: public relations, recruitment & funding

 

Download conference flyer:

Registration

 

Registration is open.

The registration fee includes access to all sessions, conference material, two lunches, coffee breaks with refreshments, conference dinner and boat trip. Accommodation must be booked separately (see Accommodation)

Be an early-bird, register now!

Early-bird registration (6 March –1 April 2017)       Registration fee NOK 1500,-

Regular registration (2 April –1 June 2017)             Registration fee NOK 2000,-

After regular registration (2 June –21 June 2017)    Registration fee NOK 2500,-

Support applications for Travel Grant Awards for young researchers (Master and PhD students) in Norway and the Nordic countries and have been filed by the Plant Network Norway and will be announced if funded.

 

Abstract

Abstracts to all conference topics can be submitted for poster or poster/oral presentation. The scientific committee will select contributions for oral presentation by mid May.

New deadline for abstract submission is 26th of may. 

For abstract submission, please use the TEMPLATE (to be downloaded here) and upload your abstract  here.

 

 

Venue

The conference will be arranged at Hamar Kulturhus, in Multisal Pauline Hall.

Hamar Kulturhus
Torggata 100
2317 Hamar
Norway

 

 

Accommodation

Conference Hotel: FIRST HOTEL VICTORIA HAMAR

Strandgaten 21, 2317 Hamar

A limited number of  discounted rooms are availabile  at First Hotel Victoria, from 21. – 22. june 2017.

Prices will be:
Single room including breakfast: NOK 889,- per person
Double room including breakfast: NOK 1089,- per room

For booking, please send an e-mail to Mette.Kristiansen@firsthotels.no,  and refer to the conference NorPlantBio2017.

 

Travel

Oslo International Airport at Gardermoen (OSL) is a ca. 50 min. train trip from Hamar. Once exiting the baggage claim area through the customs clearance doors into the arrival hall, turn rightand walk 3-5 min toward the first set of escalators on the left that lead down to train platform 1 (on the left side through the turnstiles).

Trains heading to Hamar, Lillehammer and Trondheim all stop in Hamar, which is your destination. From 1:59 pm through 5:59 pm, trains will depart OSL toward Hamar every 30 minutes; both prior to, and after this time period, trains depart every hour starting at 6:59 am with the last train leaving at 11:59 pm.

Trains tickets may be purchased in advance online (https://www.nsb.no/en/frontpage), from the red “NSB” ticket machines on the right before the escalators, using the NSB app (see https://www.nsb.no/en/our-tickets/app for info) or from the conductor on the train (40 NOK surcharge).

 

Organizers

Norwegian Plant Biology 2017 is organised by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) in Hamar organized in collaboration with Graminor and Arena Heidner, on behalf of The National Network for Plant Biology (NNPB) Research in Norway.

NNPB represents universities and research institutes that are directly involved in plant research in Norway (UiO, NTNU, NMBU, NIBIO, Graminor, UiT, UiB, UiS) with a main mission  to strengthen the quality of Norwegian plant research through coordinated actions and improved utilization of resources among the partners.

The goal of the NorPlantBio conference is to create a recurring national meeting place for all fields of plant biology research, and to provide a platform to the researchers to disseminate and share cutting-edge developments in the field, exchange new ideas, promote scientific contacts and initiate potential collaborations among participants.  NorPlantBio 2017 conference will aim to provide a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences in the plant research field. International invited speakers will present their latest scientific advances, and share their knowledge and experience in the plant research area.

 

Sponsors

Bilderesultat for sparebank 1 østlandet

 

 

Bilderesultat for graminor