The Gordon Research Seminar on CO2 Assimilation in Plants from Genome to Biome is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
There has been recent major investment towards increasing CO2 assimilation and yield by improving our understanding of assimilation pathways, screening natural and cultivated varieties for elite traits, exploring plant interactions with the environment and quantifying CO2 gas exchange from the leaf to the canopy level. This investment has not only produced exciting discoveries regarding the fundamental function and potential of photosynthesis, but has also inspired a fresh generation of researchers hungry to contribute in unique ways to our future understanding of plant biology. This Gordon Research Seminar is devoted to both reporting advances in "Grand Challenge" efforts focused on re-designing photosynthesis as well as highlighting novel and unexpected directions for future photosynthesis research. Speakers will be selected based on how much the reported work advances "Grand Challenge" goals for increasing photosynthetic efficiency or expands the relevance of photosynthesis in novel and unexpected ways.
Funding Notice: The CO2 Assimilation Chairs are committed to increasing diversity at the GRS and GRC and have therefore set aside funds to support the participation of eligible underrepresented minority students, faculty and scientists. More information including application is available at http://bit.ly/2eL2X4v.