Registration Is Open For Joint Conference Between Canadian Society Plant Biologists and Canadian Association Plant Biology

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Registration is now open for the upcoming Plant Biotech 2016, to be held at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, June 19-21, 2016. This will be a joint meeting between the CSPB/SCBV and the CAPB (Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology), under the theme “Plant Biotech 2016”...  

Plant Biotech 2016

The 2016 theme reflects overlapping interests between these two societies and we encourage participation from all disciplines of plant science. This promises to be a great event with cutting-edge science, great opportunities for networking, and a fun social agenda! For those of you who will attend the meeting, a few items below will be of interest.  Please also see the website for key dates, fees, and relevant information.


Our list of invited plenary speakers includes:

  • Dr. Roger Beachy, Founding Director, World Food Center, University of California at Davis
  • Dr. Clint Chapple, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University
  • Dr. Janice Cooke, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, (CD Nelson Winner, CSPB)
  • Dr. Thomas Greene, Research Director, Agronomic Traits, Trait & Technology Development, DuPont USA
  • Dr. Jiangxin Wan, Director of Research, Performance Plants Inc.
  • Dr. Jin Suk Lee, Department of Biology, Concordia University
  • Dr. Jacqueline Monaghan, Department of Biology, Queen's University
  • Dr. Maurice Moloney, Executive Director and CEO, Global Institute for Food Security, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Barry Shelp, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, (Gold Medal Winner, CSPB)
  • Dr. Jian Kang Zhu, Director, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Shanghai, China. Departments of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture and Biochemistry, Purdue University

Conference Banquet, 2016 CSPB/SCBV & 2016 CAPB Awards Ceremony:

The conference banquet will be held aboard the Island Queen Monday, June 20, during a scenic 3-hour cruise from Kingston’s waterfront into the nearby Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River. Seating is limited to the first 160 banquet registrants so book early!  Awards from CSPB and CAPB will be presented during the banquet cruise.

Registration Instructions:

Conference program and registration information can be found via the websites of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, CSPB/SCBV:  and the Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology, CAPB: