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International Symposium Announecement and Call for Papers
source:     author:     2008-06-05

General Information

To celebrate her 50th and 60th anniversary, Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) organized the 1st and 2nd International Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Plant Resources in 1988 and 1998. This year KIB will meet her 70th anniversary and the 3rd International Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Plant Resources will be held in Kunming on Oct. 28-30, 2008.

Since the 2nd Symposium in 1998, we have witnessed many marked progresses in plant science and biotechnology. Not only have many new plant resources been discovered and used for improving social welfare and environment, but approaches and models of plant utilization have dramatically been changed because knowledge innovation and technological development. On the other hand, the complexity of plant diversity and sustainability of plant use urge international cooperation and interdisciplinary exchange. Therefore KIB would like to provide an excellent opportunity to discuss recent and important issues on research and development of plant resources.

Scope

The scope of the symposium will cover, but not limited to, the following topics:

Diversity & Distribution of East Asia Plants

Phytochemicals and Their Potentials as Drugs

 Advances in Seed Biology & Germplasm Preservation

Call for papers

Authors are invited to first submit abstracts (original plus two copies if sent by post) of approximate 500 words, in English, to the conference secretariat before May 1, 2008. Abstract should include the title, authors’ names and affiliations, full mail addresses, fax number, e-mail addresses, and her/his preferred topic areas. Please send the abstract by email (recommended), FAX or post.

Location

The opening ceremony will be held in EXPO Garden Hotel and all parallel sessions will be held in KIB campus, 15 km from the downtown of Kunming City. All participants will be invited for celebrating KIB’s 70th anniversary event on the afternoon of 28th, Oct. 2008..  

How to contact us

You may reach the conference organizers at: yangyp@mail.kib.ac.cn or tianning@mail.kib.ac.cn or by ordinary mail at:

Prof. YANG Yong-Ping

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

No. 132, Lanhei Road, Kunming, Yunnan 650204, China

 

Ms TIAN Ning

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

No. 132, Lanhei Road, Kunming, Yunnan 650204, China

 

Phone: +86 871 5223170. Fax: +86 871 5216335


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