INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Plants under Environmental Stress

October 23 – 28, 2001 Moscow, Russia

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to inform you that Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology (FESPP), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Ministry of Education of Russian Federation, Division of Physico-Chemical Biology RAS, Russian Society of Plant Physiologists, Scientific Council of Plant Physiology and Photosynthesis RAS, K.A.Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology RAS and Russian Peoples' Friendship University are organizing the International Symposium on “Plants under Environmental Stress” on October 23-28th, 2001 in Moscow, Russia. On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to invite you, your fellow colleagues, to participate in the Symposium with an oral or poster presentation related to the main topics of the Symposium. It is proposed to be an opportunity for presentation of experimental results in the field of genetic, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology of plant stress, discussions of novel research approaches, exchange of ideas concerning stress signal transduction in plants, molecular and cellular reactions of plants on Global Climate Change, ecology of Megalopolises. The Symposium will take place in the capital of Russia - Moscow. Moscow and the surrounding region abound in geographical, religious, historical, architectural and natural sites of great interest, providing the visitors with unforgettable impressions. We are looking forward to welcome you in Moscow. Sincerely,

Prof. Vladimir V. Kuznetsov Prof. Dmitri P. Bilibin Chairmen of the Organizing Committee

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Lev N. Andreev (Moscow, Russia)

Karl Doerffling (Hamburg, Germany)

Michael Jackson (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Emanuil Karanov (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Tomokazu Koshiba (Tokyo, Japan)

Volodymyr S. Kravets (Kiev, Ukraine)

Vladimir V. Kuznetsov (Moscow, Russia)

Francios Larher (Rennes, France)

Herman Lips (Sede Boqer, Israel)

Stanly Lutts (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

Emil Nalborchik (Warsaw, Poland)

Ralf Oelmuller (Jena, Germany)

Ryurik K. Salyaev (Irkutsk, Russia)

Ernst Steudle (Bayreuth, Germany)

Igor A. Tarchevsky (Kazan, Russia)

Thomas Vogt (Halle, Germany)

Yuri N. Zhuravlev (Vladivostok, Russia)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN

Vladimir V. Kuznetsov E-mail: vlkuzn@ippras.ru or vlkuzn@mail.ru

Dmitri P. Bilibin

Secretary

Alexander N. Deryabin E-mail: anderyabin@mail.ru

Nikolai G. Bukhov

Vladimir D. Tsydendambaev

Vitali V. Gorchakov

Valentina P. Kholodova

Victor D. Koren,kov

Ivan Yu. Novitskiy

Svetlana F. Ponomarenko

Georgy A. Romanov

Nina I. Shevyakova

Nikolai U. Venskovsky

MAIN TOPICS

  1. Physiological, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Plant Tolerance to Stress Factors

  2. Stress Signal Perception and Transduction. Hormones and Stress

  3. Plant Metabolism Responses to Global Climate Change

  4. Anatomy, Morphology and Ecology of Plants and Environment

  5. Ecology of Megalopolises and Technogenic Stress

 

PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 23rd

Arrival and Registration

Welcome Reception - evening

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER, 24th

Sessions

THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 25th

Sessions

FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 26th

Sessions

SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 27th

Excursions

Closing sessions

Farewell party

SUNDAY, OCTOBER, 28th

Departure

GENERAL INFORMATION

SYMPOSIUM LOCATION

The Symposium will take place in the capital of Russia - Moscow.

The Symposium will be held at the Institute of Plant Physiology on 23-28th October, 2001.

LANGUAGE

The Symposium will be conducted in English.

SYMPOSIUM SECRETARIAT ADDRESS:

Secretariat of the Symposium,

Institute of Plant Physiology,

Botanicheskaya str., 35, Moscow 127276

Russia

Tel.: +007 (095) 977-94-27; +007 (095) 903-93-23

Fax: +007 (095) 977-80-18

E-mail: anderyabin@mail.ru and/or ifr@ippras.ru

CLIMATE AND CLOTHING

In October day's maximum temperature usually varies from 5-10oC, night temperature is between 0-5îŃ. Rainy days can be expected, rain coat and umbrella may be essential.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Personal travel and health insurance are recommended.

VISAS

If it is necessary, the official invitation letters will be sent.

SYMPOSIUM PACKAGE

The Symposium Package for participants includes: registration fees, Welcome Reception, Farewell dinner, coffee breaks, excursions and Symposium materials (total price is 250 rubles - for scientists from NIS). The amount excludes hotel charges. Registration fees are paid upon arrival.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation will be provided in the Hotel of Russian Academy of Sciences (not far from the Center of the City), "Minsk" (in the Center of the City) or other hotels of Moscow. Price of the hotel single room is $45-60 per night and depends on a category.

TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORT

If you inform the Organizing Committee about the date and flight number we shall meet you at "Sheremetyevo-2" Airport (Moscow).

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The Organizing Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts relevant to the topics of the Symposium. Abstracts should be written in English in Word for Windows (Version 6.0 or 7.0) and should be sent to the Organizing Committee by e-mail: ifr@ippras.ru or anderyabin@mail.ru in RTF format (first_author_name.rtf; for example – Golovina.rtf). Deadline is September, 3, 2001. Abstracts must not exceed one page (A4). All margins (left, right, upper and down borders) should be 3 cm. Spacing – 1.0. Font type – Times New Roman 12 pts. Abstracts will be selected for either oral or poster presentation.

Example

INDUCTION OF MATURATION IN DEVELOPING WHEAT EMBRYOS BY PREMATURE DRYING

Golovina E.A, Hoekstra F.A.

Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology RAS, Botanicheskaya, 35, Moscow, 127276 Russia,

fax: 482 16 85, e-mail: elgo@mail.ru http:

During normal development on the mother plant, embryogenesis is followed by maturation. Acquisition of desiccation tolerance as…….

Proceeding SUBMISSION

Proceedings of the Symposium are to be published in Russian Journal of Plant Physiology (in English and Russian simultaneously).

Instruction for contributors: for manuscript guidelines please refer to Internet web-site: www.ippras.ru/journal/rusplant.htm