Dear Friends and Colleagues!
You are cordially invited to the Third International Conference on
Plant Vascular Biology on 26-30 July 2013, in the city of Helsinki,
Finland. The conference will be held at the beautiful Conference Hotel
Rantapuisto, located at the seaside a few kilometers from the city
This will be the third PVB meeting following successful meetings in
Taiwan in 2007 and the USA in 2010. The study of the vascular system,
which connects every organ in the mature plant, spans a wide range of
disciplines, including development, physiology, systems biology and
computational biology. The PVB 2013 meeting will assemble over 200
scientists. Participants will share and discuss their latest findings,
develop collaborations and identify new directions of research. The
meeting will serve as a valuable forum to create bridges between basic
research and applied biology.
The development of vascular tissues was a crucial evolutionary
innovation, enabling plants to colonize land and diversify into the
multiplicity of forms around us. Improving our understanding of
vascular tissues is at the heart of addressing many of the challenges
facing society today, such as improving agricultural and silvicultural
performance, as well as fulfilling the promise of biofuels.