Mechanisms in Plant Development

Please note: Vermont Academy is in the process of unexpected renovations of a few dormitory houses. Because of this, FASEB will have less housing for the Science Research Conferences, so you may be asked to move to a double, triple room or you may choose to go off-site.
Please refer to the Offsite Accomodations for for off-site housing options

Conference Summary

This SRC is an important and unique conference at the intersection of plant development, signaling, cell biology, modeling and genomics. This conference, which has been held every 2-3 years for the past 2 decades is the only meeting entirely dedicated to plant development. Plant growth and development are at the core of agricultural productivity and important for human survival. In addition, because plants evolved multicellularity independently from animals they provide insight into common and unique solutions to coordination of the behavior of cells and tissues. At this SRC, outstanding researchers from around the world present cutting edge research directed towards understanding how different aspects of plant growth and development are controlled in response to intrinsic and extrinsic cues and how those mechanisms are conserved or modified over evolutionary time. The conference format includes invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts, lots of time for poster viewing and intensive scientific discussions. Special sessions foster interactions between established scientists and young investigators. The small size of the meeting as well as the secluded location enable discussions of new ideas and emerging concepts in the rapidly moving field of plant development.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 18, 2017         Last Day to Register: June 29, 2017



  • Outstanding opportunities for interactions across career stages
  • Many talks selected from abstracts
  • Lightning round for poster advertisement
  • Meet the expert lunches for trainees

Keynote Speakers

Philip Benfey
Duke University

Conference Organizers

Doris Wagner
University of Pennsylvania

Marja Timmermans
University of Tuebingen

Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Coordinator

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 30-August 4, 2017
Horowitz Performing Arts Hall and Nita Choukas Theater
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont is 130 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts and 110 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford, Connecticut.

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Official Conference Lodging

Vermont Academy
10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154-0500

The sleeping rooms at Vermont Academy are dormitory style rooms with shared bathrooms. The rooms are not air conditioned, but fans are provided. You may request a key for your room; however, a $20 refundable deposit is required.

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