5th International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology

Welcome to Plant Vascular Biology 2019

You are invited to the Fifth International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology (PVB2019), 17 – 20 June 2019 at the historic Asilomar Conference Grounds, California, USA. The conference brings together over 150 scientists from around the world to discuss exciting breakthroughs in plant vascular biology and to create bridges between basic and applied research. The meeting will provide important opportunities to exchange novel research on the evolution, development, structure, biochemistry and physiology of xylem and phloem. The scope will also encompass loading and unloading mechanisms, regulation of transport, and short and long distance signaling in relation to environmental responses.

A theme of the conference is to highlight the many ways that plant vascular biology intersects with critical problems in agriculture and forestry, such as drought stress, nutrient uptake and utilization, and productivity. A primary goal of the conference is to foster integrated collaborative research using new technologies to make advances into both basic and applied problems surrounding plant vascular biology. 

This collegial conference will connect leaders in the field of plant vascular biology, early career researchers and the agriculture industry, and provide a stimulating and supportive forum for the development of new research directions and interdisciplinary collaborations

The venue is the Asilomar Conference Grounds near Monterey, California. The site is Oceanside, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Nearby attractions include the Monterey aquarium and Cannery Row, ocean-side parks and nature hikes, and a variety of restaurants, shops and tours. Travel arrivals are through San Francisco International Airport. 

Online registration will open in November 2018. The deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations is January 31, 2019. Information on travel grants will be posted by January 1, 2019.

For further information, please contact sbrady@ucdavis.edu, agroover@fs.fed.us, or tegeder@wsu.edu.

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Siobhan Brady, University California, Davis  
  • Andrew Groover, University California, Davis  
  • Mechthild Tegeder, Washington State University, Pullman

International Advisory Board

  • Christine Beveridge, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Annelie Carlsbecker, University of Uppsala, Sweden  
  • Taku Demura, NAIST and RIKEN, Japan  
  • Sylvie Dinan, INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, France
  • Thomas Greb, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Rainer Hedrich, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Michele Holbrook, Harvard University, USA
  • Ji-Young Lee, POSTECH, Korea
  • Mengzhu Lu, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
  • William J Lucas, University California, Davis, USA 
  • Yi-Fang Tsay, Academia Sinica, Taiwan