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77th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section ASPB Annual Meeting
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77th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section ASPB Annual Meeting

4/20/2013 to 4/21/2013

When: 4/20/2013
Where: University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts  
United States

Registration Information
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Early Bird Registration Fee until April 12: $60 for members, $60 for non-members, $45 for students and postdocs

Late registration fee starting April 13: Additional $10

After you register make sure to submit your abstract. Abstract submission deadline is April 12.


Overview

Saturday April 20 - Sunday April 21, 2013

The 77th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists will be held at the Universtiy of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21, 2013.

The conference begins on Saturday afternoon with a symposium entitled:

"Translating Fundamental Research into Crop Improvements".

Registered participants will then attend a scientific poster session followed by dinner and entertainment. On Sunday morning, the conference will conclude with two platform sessions of scientific talks and a business meeting.

Why attend the 77th Annual NEASPB meeting?

  • Attend the "Translating fundamental research into crop improvements" symposium with outstanding invited speakers
  • Opportunities to network with invited speakers and fellow attendees
  • Short duration and small size provides perfect introduction to scientific conferences for young scientists
  • Presentations by undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scientists are strongly encouraged
  • Low cost
  • Scenic UMass Amherst campus

Visit the Universtiy of Massachusetts Amherstwebsite

Saturday April 20, 2013

Time

Activities

Location

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Registration

Integrated Science Building (ISB) 1st floor Foyer

1:00-1:20

Opening: Danny Schnell and Om Parkash

Welcome: Dean Steve Goodwin

Program details and logistics- Om Parkash

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

1:20-2:10

Dr. Leon Kochian, USDA-ARS, Cornell Uni.

Title: Building a Molecular Toolbox for Improving Cereal Crop Adaptation to Acid Soils

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

2:10-3:00

Dr. Takeshi Fukao, Virginia Tech

Title: SUB1A confers tolerance to submergence and other stresses in rice

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

3:00-3:20

Coffee Break

ISB 1st floor Foyer

3:20-4:10

Dr. Sam Hazen, UMass Amherst

Title: Biosynthesis and biological conversion of the Brachypodium distachyon stem

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

4:10-4:20

Walk to Poster session

Marriott Center at Campus Center 11th floor

4:20-6:30

Poster set up, Poster Sessions and Reception

Marriott Center at Campus Center 11th floor

4:20-5:20 Even Poster number

5:20-6:20 Odd Poster number

6:30-8:30

Dinner and Entertainment

Amherst room, Campus Center 10th Floor

8:00-9:00

NEASPB Officers meeting

TBD

Sunday April 21, 2013

7:30-8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

ISB 1st floor Foyer

"Platform presentations "

8:30-8:50

Selected Talk 1

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

8:50-9:10

Selected Talk 2

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

9:10-9:30

Selected Talk 3

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

9:30-9:50

Selected Talk 4

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

9:50-10:00

ASPB Student Ambassador program information

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

10:00-10:20

Coffee Break

10:20-10:50

Selected 5

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

10:50-11:10

Selected 6

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

11:10-11:30

Selected 7

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

11:30-11:50

Selected 8

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

11:50-12:00

Book Raffle and Best Presentation and Poster Awards

ISB Lecture Hall room 135

12:00-12:30 PM

NEASPB Business meeting

12:30 PM

Adjourn

Conference Schedule

Registration and Abstract submission

You will need a credit card to register

Early Bird Registration Fee until April 10: $60 for members, $60 for non-members, $45 for students and postdocs

Late registration fee starting April 11: Additional $10

Registration includes Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, coffee breaks, & poster session refreshments.

Travel Awards available: Undergraduate and Graduate student and postdocs giving a poster or oral presentation can apply for a travel award to help defray costs of registration, travel or lodging.

After you register make sure to submit your abstract. Abstract submission deadline is April 10.

Accommodations:

A block of 40 rooms have been reserved at the Universtiy of Massachusetts Amherst Campus center hotel (http://www.umasshotel.com/) at the rate of $120 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. Please use conference group code APB13C for room reservations. Attendees should contact the hotel directly by April 10, 2013 to secure their reservation. Conferees may continue to call in for a reservation after this date, however rooms and rates will not be guaranteed.

UMass Hotel at the Campus Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003;

877-822-2110

Group Code: APB13C

http://www.umasshotel.com/

Although Campus Center hotels is the most convenient and next to the conference hall, but there are several other hotels in Amherst and Hadley town area.

  1. Holiday Inn (http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/hadley/hdlma/hoteldetail)
  2. Courtyard by Marriott (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bdlhd-courtyard-hadley-amherst/)
  3. Lord Jeffery Inn (http://www.lordjefferyinn.com/)
  4. University Lodge (https://res.travlynx.com/bbe/page1.aspx?pcode=ununlo)

Parking: Hotel guest can park free in the campus center garage. Parking on the campus on weekend is free for all. There is a parking lot 63 available on weekend next to the Lecture hall in the Integrated Science Building


For further information, please contact:

Om Parkash (parkash@umass.edu)

Danny Schnell (dschnell@biochem.umass.edu)

Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 
 

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