Welcome to the 26th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR)
It is a great
pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the organizing committees, to join
us in Paris, for this exciting meeting, which includes an outstanding
scientific program and terrific social event!
is the largest annual international conference focusing on cutting-edge
plant research. It will highlight not only recent advances in
Arabidopsis research, but also translational research emphasizing the
importance and usefulness of Arabidopsis as a biological model and its
impact on other systems.
The conference is
held under the auspices of the French Society of Plant Biology (SFBV)
with the operational and executive assistance of the Saclay Plant
Sciences Laboratory network of Excellence (SPS LabEx).
Loïc Lepiniec (Head of the SPS Network of Excellence)
On behalf of the Organizing committees
The president, Dr Anis Limanis, and members of the
administrative council of the French Society of Plant Biologists (SFBV)
are delighted to co-organize the International Conference on Arabidopsis
Research, ICAR 2015 and wish all the participants a pleasant and
International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) is an important
community-organized venue, convened regularly since 1987 and annually
since 1995. Its main purpose, along with partner conferences like this, is to gather the entire scientific
community interested in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, to
improve the knowledge of basic biological processes, but also to target
major issues related to crop production in the context of fluctuating
environmental constraints, including climate change. By
providing the opportunity for international colleagues to meet and
share cutting-edge results concerning basic plant biology, and fostering
interactions between young scientists and more established researchers,
ICAR has become a key global event.
international coordination of ICAR is managed by the "Multinational
Arabidopsis Steering Committee" (MASC), an international committee
composed of national representatives of the Arabidopsis scientific
community. Each year, MASC invites a country to organize the ICAR
edition to be held two years later and then leaves the local organizing
committee to manage the event. In 2015, the ICAR will take place in
France for the first time.