The International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research (IASPRR) hosts an international congress (ICSPR) once every two years to discuss the major advances in and to foster collaborations in the field of plant reproduction. Nearly 200-300 researchers from around the world who work on various aspects of plant reproduction typically attend this international congress.
To achieve similar goals, a parallel conference series (Frontiers of Sexual Plant Reproduction -FSPR) was held once in four years in the USA. In 2016, these two organizations are hosting a joint conference in Tucson, Arizona, USA, bringing the international congress to the USA for the first time since 1992. Please visit this site to learn about the past congresses.
An exciting program is in store for Plant Reproduction 2016 (please access the complete conference program here) . This conference aims to bring together researchers working in all areas of plant reproduction, ranging from flowering towards seed and fruit development, for an in-depth discussion. Plant Reproduction 2016 will encompass 9 non-overlapping sessions, allowing all attendees to attend all sessions:
- Floral Induction and Floral Organ Development
- Sporogenesis, Meiosis & Apomixis
- Pollen-Pistil Interactions
- Gametophyte Interactions and Fertilization
- Endosperm Development
- Regulation of parental genome expression
- Fruit & Seed Development