This is our great pleasure to
invite you to take part in the 3rd Baltic Sea region symposium
and postgraduate course organised by the Agro-Biotechnology Focused
on Root-Microbe Systems (AB-RMS) Network “Applied and fundamental
aspects of responses, signaling and developmental process in the
root-microbe systems” to be held on June 25 – July 2, 2007 in
Symposium and postgraduate course will address the key issues:
- Recognition and signaling in beneficial root-microbe interactions
- New structures and functions developed by
plants in cooperation with microbes
- Diversity and evolution of root-microbe symbioses
- Nutritional and defensive impacts of symbiotic
microbes on the legume and non-legume crops
- Resistance to pathogens induced by beneficial microbes
- Ecology and application of symbiotic microbes in sustainable
In the frames of the Symposium and postgraduate
course the first part of the programme will include a scientific
symposium with plenary sessions, oral research presentations and
poster sessions. It will be followed by a scientific excursion,
laboratory training, field studies, and 2 days especially designed
for graduate students (literature reviews, group work tasks, presentation
of own research projects, discussion of posters). Workshop of
Consortium “Evolution of plant-microbe interactions” is planned
during the Symposium and course.
The participants including PhD students, postdocs,
research fellows and university teachers are invited to participate.
Only active participants (poster or oral presentation) will be
accepted. According to the format of meeting, the support from
Organizing Committee may be provided to ca. 30 PhD students and
ca. 30 senior scientists (all considered to be teachers) from
Nordic and Baltic countries, northern Germany, Poland and north-western
Russia on the result of selection of the proposed presentations.
However, a number of additional applicants are welcomed to participate
on their own cost which will not be too high.
We hope that you will appreciate our scientific
program and also enjoy the social events which will include sightseeing
of St.-Petersburg, one of the magnificent and unforgettable cities
in “White Nights” season.
Looking forward to welcome you to St. Petersburg!
On behalf of The Organizing Committee,
|Prof. Dr. Igor Tikhonovich
Director of All-Russia Research
Institute for Agricultural Microbiology
Podbelsky Sh., 3,
|Prof. Dr. Jari P.T. Valkonen
Plant Pathology Laboratory
of Applied Biology
PO Box 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)
University of Helsinki