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Bioenergy Plants Joint Symposium 2011(First announcement)
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The decline of conventional oil energy supply and the increasing demands of the world wide for energy consumption have stimulated the search for renewable, environmentally and friendly energy sources. One of the alternatives is the development of bioenergy, which has been put under intense spotlight due to recent controversies surrounding bio-fuels and the economics of using plants as bio-fuel sources. Thus, intensive scientific and technological efforts are still required before plant-based bioenergy industry can flourish in its own right.
In order to keep abreast the state-of-art research and development of bioenergy plants, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore will jointly hold “Bioenergy Plants Joint Symposium 2011” in Hefei. A panel of experts working on the forefront of bionergy plants research and development will be brought together to share their latest discoveries and experiences in exploitation of the genetic diversity and variation of bioenergy crops, regulation of biomass production and bioenergy traits, as well as tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. The workshop will provide an overview of the recent advances in the use of cell and tissue culture, molecular biology, biochemistry and metabolism regulation, genome, systems biology and other biotechnology tools in bioenergy plants research. We hope to formulate strategic plans to join efforts from both countries to boost bioenergy crop research. The symposium will take place on 30-31 May 2011 and the speakers will be well-recognised plant scientists in the field. The organizers hope that this workshop will not only provide a channel for all attendees to share and exchange their achievements and experience, but also stimulate future collaborations.

1. Sponsors and organizers
Organized by:
Heifei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), Singapore
The Society of Anhui Cell Biology
2. Date, place, and official language
Date: 30-31 May 2011
Place: Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, CAS,Hefei, Anhui, China
Official language: English and Chinese
3. Academic and Organizing Committee
Academic Committee
Chair: Chen Fang, Kuang Guangli, Yu Zengliang
Member: Wu Yuejin, Wu Lijun, Xie Qi, Xu Zengfu, Wu Lifang, Zheng Zhiming, Yao Jianming
Organizing Committee
Chair: Wu Lifang, Liu Junhong
Members : Hong Yan, Wu Zhengyan, Huang Qing, Qiu Guannan, Tang Mingli, Wang Jun, Yuan Hang, Chenyan, Li Jun, Li Minghao
4. Topics
A. Current status and future development of bioenergy plants research
B. Germplasm collection and assessment
C. Developmental regulation of biomass production and bioenergy traits
D. Tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses
E. Genomics of bioenergy crops
F. Molecular breeding and biotechnology
G. Production pipeline technology
5. Invited speakers
Srinivasan Ramachandran,TLL, Singapore
Hong Yan, TLL, Singapore
Yin Zhongchao, TLL, Singapore
Yue Genhua, TLL, Singapore
Ji Lianghui, TLL, Singapore
Ye Jian, TLL, Singapore
Chenfang, Sichuan University
Xu Zengfu, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
Xie Qi, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS
Yang Weicai, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, CAS
Li Wenjian, Institute of Modern Physics, CAS
Liu Zhaopu, Nanjing Agricultural University
6. Registration and accommodation
For general participants, registration fee will be RMB¥600. The registration fee includes refreshments (coffee breaks), lunches on 30, 31 May and dinners on 29, 30 May, 2011. For foreigners, Hefei “Grand Hotel Overseas Traders Club” will be recommended. The organizers can book accommodation for the attendance. Please note that travel and accommodation costs will not be covered by the organizers.
7. Executive Secretary and Contacts
Qiu Guannan,Tel:86-551-5592270,15155977189(cell phone);E-mail:guannanq@ipp.ac.cn
Tang Mingli, Tel:86-551-5595672,13956038115(cell phone);E-mail:tangmingli65@126.com
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