Welcome to the 8th SPPS PhD Students meeting

The 8th SPPS PhD Conference will take place in beautiful Uppsala. From phd2014.spps.fi

The organization committee of the conference, which will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, from 16th to 19th June 2014 is currently finishing the last organizational details in hope to provide everyone a unique and memorable conference! We will have around 90 participants, coming mostly from Europe and including 8 distinguished invited speakers. The conference will cover a broad range of topics in Plant Biology and hopefully encourage communication and exchange between the participants.

We did our best to prepare a dynamic and interactive program, giving opportunities to all the students to give a talk or present a poster. We are excited by all the interesting abstracts we got, and think that this will be a very interesting meeting! The program will also include two panel discussions covering current hot-topics such as ‘Communicating Science’ and ‘Plant Molecular Biology in Everyday Life’, and the participants will have the opportunity to attend a workshop organized by the SPPS Education Committee on ‘How to Communicate Science’. Besides this, we also prepared exciting Linné-themed activities and will give the participants an opportunity to get to know more about Uppsala. We strongly hope that everyone enjoys their time, and that this will be a fruitful meeting! For those not present, you can still follow us through our website or check our Facebook page for regular updates.