The Mechanism of Plant Development Conference

July 24–29, 2022
Saxtons River, VT


July 24-29, 2022

This FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) is focused on exploring the mechanisms of plant development, including plant morphogenesis, cell biology, embryogenesis, juvenile-adult and vegetative-reproductive phase transitions, and flowering.

The conference will bring together the international plant development community, comprising PIs, postdocs, and graduate students.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: June 13, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: June 23, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: July 3, 2022
Registration Closing Deadline: July 20, 2022


The meeting’s main themes are: 1) The role of hormones and mechanical signals in organizing the plant body plan; 2) Molecular mechanisms that lead to asymmetry at the cell and organ level; 3) Pathways that mediate cellular specialization.  

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Tissue Patterning
  • Developmental Plasticity
  • Cellular Response to Environment
  • Mechanisms in Cell Polarity
  • Cellular Specialization
  • Establishing and Elaborating Body Plan
  • Signaling and Crosstalk
  • Mediating Indeterminate Growth
  • Cell-Cell Communication
The conference covers six sessions, 12 abstract presentations, two keynote sessions, and three topic session. Poster presenters will give two-minute video presentations at the end of the conference. Additionally, a “Meet the Experts” session will include a series of breakout rooms, allowing PIs to meet with postdocs, graduate students, and young faculty to offer advice about starting a lab, securing funding, broader outreach, and balancing research and teaching.



Michael Scanlon, PhD

Professor of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Kimberly Gallagher, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Teva Vernoux, PhD

CNRS Research Director in Plant Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France

Registration Fees

Early registration is available until June 23, 2022*
$1300 (single bed)/$1200 (double beds)
Students: $1150 (single bed)/$1050 (double beds)
Invited Speakers: $1300 (single bed)/$1200 (double beds)

​​​​​​​*This location includes lodging with registration.

Regular registration fees start on June 24, 2022*
$1450 (single bed)/$1350 (double beds)
Students: $1300 (single bed)/ $1200 (double beds)
Invited Speakers: $1300 (single bed)/$1200 (double beds)

​​​​​​​*This location includes lodging with registration.

Travel and Lodging

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

Conferences meeting at the Vermont Academy are unique and have dormitory housing included in the registration rate. Attendees can choose from single or double occupancy rooms during the registration process.

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here for LEB and here for BDL. The average cost of a taxi from this airport to the conference location is approximately $80-$130 for LEB and RUT and $120-$200 for BDL.

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