Event Date/Time: Jun 26, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2012
Registration Date: May 30, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 11, 2012
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The focus of this meeting is "Roots to the Future". Please see list of important dates, regarding call for abstracts and registration (both to open soon).

Papers and posters may be related to any aspect of root and rhizosphere research, including genetics, physiology and function, root-soil interactions, methods in root and rhizosphere research, agricultural crops, forestry, model plants including Arabidopsis, root pathogens, carbon cycling, root-microbe interactions, applications of root research, soil stabilisation with vegetation etc…

Provisional list of sessions:

Root-soil interactions
Genes, traits, & phenotyping
Reconciling genetics with environmental physiology
Root sensing of the environment
Root function and uptake/transport
Linking structure to function
Carbon transfers and cycling
Evolution of root structure
Heavy metals tolerance and bioremediation
Root pathogens and diseases
Roots in the field
Environmental impact of roots
Extreme environments
Root-microbe interactions including mycorrhizae, nodulation and N-fixation
Roots in food security and agricultural sustainability
Roots in a changing environment


Univesity of Dundee
United Kingdom

Additional Information

Early Bird Registration available until 30 March 2012 – £400 Standard Registration available until 30 May 2012 – £450 Late Registration available 30 May until 12 June 2012 NB no social events included in late registration packages Accompanying Guest Registration available until 30 May 2012 – £150 What's included Registration for conference delegates will include tea/coffee breaks, lunch, copy of abstracts, conference dinner, and civic reception, plus optional visits to Verdant Works and The James Hutton Institute; plus transport from Edinburgh airport, if booked via online booking service. Registration for accompanying guests includes attendance at conference dinner, the civic reception, and the optional visits above; plus transport from Edinburgh airport if booked online. Related information: How to attend the conference on a tight budget - FAQ page Getting to Dundee - Travel page Where to stay in Dundee - Accommodation page Booking Conference registration booking now open -