The 11th Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society PhD Student Conference will be held in Turku, Finland. Join SPPS on the 2nd – 4th of September 2020 for a meeting in the beautiful Ruissalo island to talk science, network and enjoy the stunning nature.
With the theme, “From Basics to Bioeconomy”, SPPS aims to cover a broad range of topics from basic plant science to their applications in a more sustainable economy and bring together young scientists from the Nordic countries with the upcoming top names in the field.
The fourth annual Phenome 2020 conference represents a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computational scientists, and representatives from U.S. federal agencies who come together in a rich and diverse networking environment to foster collaboration, innovation, and the initiation of multi-investigator and multi-institution projects.
Phenome 2020 will focus on the methodologies and technologies that enable study of the plant phenotype, and the resulting insights into complex plant-related biological systems. Phenome 2020 seeks to build on collaborations among biologists, engineers, computer scientists, and allies, and it will emphasize how we collect and organize data, how we process it, and how we use it to develop statistical and conceptual frameworks to understand biological complexity, from molecular to ecological scales.
Phenome 2020 will also serve as a platform to generate greater understanding about plants and climate change, bringing together preeminent international speakers.
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