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Future Events > Regulation of Fertilization and Early Seed Development

Regulation of Fertilization and Early Seed Development

11—13 September 2013

University of Bath, UK

A Biochemical Society Focused Meeting in collaboration with European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) and the Society of Biology


Meeting Background

The meeting will bring together labs at the cutting edge of plant reproduction research and will focus on the processes that regulate successful gamete delivery to the embryo sac and the complexity of post-fertilization regulation of early seed development. The meeting will encompass aspects of reproductive cell biology, biochemistry and developmental genetics to provide in-depth coverage of this intricate feat of nature. 



Pollen tube growth & self-incompatibility

Cell-cell communication in gamete delivery

Fertilization mechanisms

Role of small regulatory RNAs 

Cell specification & embryonic pattern formation 

Regulation of seed size

Epigenetics & imprinting



Oral communication slots are available at this meeting. All attendees, particularly researchers in the early stages of their career, are invited to submit a poster abstract for consideration as an oral communication.


Reviews by the speakers, based on their presentations at this major international meeting, and few selected oral communications have been published exclusively in Biochemical Society Transactions.


The Biochemical Journal will be offering a £150 prize for the best poster. 


The Biochemical Society will be offering a £150 prize for best poster and £150 for best Oral Communication talk.


The winner of the Biochemical Journal poster prize: 

Ludi Wang, Univeristy of Bath, United Kingdom - Role of Arabidopsis pollen coat CRPs in reproductive signalling 


The winner of the Biochemical Society poster prize:

Zongcheng Yi, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom - Functional analysis of Papaver rhoeas Stigma S-determinant, PrsS, in self-compatible A. thaliana

The winner of the Biochemical Society Oral Communication prize: 


Abstract Submission is now CLOSED.


Please note: Residential Registration is now FULLY booked.


Student Bursaries are available for this meeting.


Members of the Biochemical Society and the Society of Biology will qualify for reduced member registration fees.


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