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Western Section American Society of Plant Biologists

Sustainable Plant Yield in a Changing Climate

April 12-13, 2013

University of California-Davis

Chair: Eduardo Blumwald, UC Davis


The Western Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists is organizing a meeting on Sustainable Plant Yield in a Changing Climate. The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion amongst undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the Western Section of ASPB. To facilitate this exchange, each conference session will spotlight presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. First- and second-place cash prizes of $250 will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm


PES Main Floor

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Posters Set-Up

PES 2005, 2nd Floor Foyer, Main Floor

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Buffet Dinner

PES Main Floor and Courtyard

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Keynote Lecture: Professor Jorge Dubcovsky, University of California, Davis.

100 Hunt Hall

8:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Refreshments and Posters

PES Main Floor


Saturday, April 13, 2013

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

PES Main Floor

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Session 1 – "Signaling mechanisms acting at the cellular, intercellular and organismal levels" Chair: Jose Dinneny (Carnegie Institute)

100 Hunt Hall

8:30 am – 10:00 am

6 talks chosen from submitted abstracts

100 Hunt Hall

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

PES Courtyard

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Session 2 – "Photosynthesis and photo assimilation" Chair: John Cushman, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

100 Hunt Hall

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

6 talks chosen from submitted abstracts

100 Hunt Hall

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Box Lunch

PES Courtyard

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Poster Session

PES 2005, 2nd Floor Foyer and Main Floor

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

PES 2005, 2nd Floor Foyer and Main Floor

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 3 – "Omics, System Biology, and Novel Genetics and Physiological Tools" Chair: Luca Comai, UC Davis.

100 Hunt Hall

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

6 talks chosen from submitted abstract

100 Hunt Hall

5:30 pm 

Cash prizes for best oral and poster presentations 

100 Hunt Hall 


Important Meeting Information:

Meeting Venue

Sessions will be held in 100 Hunt Hall. Poster sessions will be in the Plant & Environmental Sciences (PES) Building on the University of California, Davis campus, located at the North entrance to campus on Howard Way. Coffee Breaks and lunch will be held in the PES Foyer and Courtyard. The Keynote Lecture and dinner buffet will be also held in PES Building.

Campus Map Information

A campus map is available here or can be found on the UC-Davis web site:

Parking Information

Parking permits will be provided for participants of other Universities. Visiting parking permits can also be purchased for $8.00 per day. Request parking permit to:

Registration Information:

Registration deadline: March 15, 2013

Registration Fee: All participants (ASPB members): $35; (non-ASPB members): $50

A dinner buffet on April 12 and a box lunch on April 13, and coffee/tea/refreshments during breaks and poster session will be provided as part of the registration fee.

Please indicate in your registration form whether you required vegetarian meals or any other requirement.

Abstract deadline:March 15, 2013.


Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel rooms at discounted rates are available (see below). Reservations need to be made by 03/11/2013. Please, make your hotel reservations on time, since availability is limited.

Best Western University Lodge – 123 B Street, Davis, CA 95616, Phone:(530) 756-7890

Hallmark Inn Davis 110 F Street, Davis, CA 95616, Phone: (800) 992-2694

Best Western Palm Court 234 D Street, Davis, CA 95616, Phone: (530) 753-7100


Poster session: poster size limit: 3' (wide) X 4' (length)

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