Messages from Committee

Dear participants,

We would first like to express our utmost thanks to all of you who attended the symposium. We welcomed 134 individuals from 23 countries, and the meeting was a great success. On behalf of all of us from the Local Organizing Committee, thank you.

Moving forward, we have two announcements to make.

1. Publication of the Symposium output

If you want to contribute to a Special Issue of Tree Physiology and/or Seed Science Research, please send an email with a very short description of your intended manuscript, and indicate whether it will be a research article, review, short communication, technical update, or other, to Prof. Janice Cooke (Tree Physiology) and Prof. Henk Hilhorst (Seed Science Research)

2. Next symposium

We are delighted to announce that the 7th Plant Dormancy Symposium will be held in Perth, Western Australia, in 2022. It will be hosted by Dr. Michael Considine, University of Western Australia.

Once again thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the next symposium.

Kind regards,

Plant Dormancy Symposium 2018 Local Organizing Committee
Chair: Dr. Naoto Kawakami (Meiji Univ., Japan)
Co-Chair: Dr. Hisayo Yamane (Kyoto Univ., Japan)

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Welcome to 6th Plant Dormancy Symposium in Kyoto

Plant dormancy, with all its complexities, is gradually being teased apart by recent advances in the molecular, physiological and morphological aspects of its biology. This symposium, the sixth in a series - following those in Oregon, USA, 1995; France, 1999; The Netherlands, 2004; Fargo, USA, 2009 and Auckland, New Zealand, 2013 - is an excellent opportunity to bring together international experts and emerging scientists with an interest in this exciting field of plant biology. The overall goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on dormancy in plants and the development of new scientific collaborations. it will encompass the latest findings in the mechanisms of plant dormancy in vegetative buds, seeds and other meristems from a variety of experimental plant systems ranging from agronomic, horticultural and tree crops to model plants.
The host city, Kyoto, is the ancient capital of Japan and is recognized worldwide as the country’s historical, cultural and spiritual heart. The city offers you numerous cultural and unique experiences with its countless shrines, temples, and architectural masterpieces including 17 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. End of October is one of the best season to visit Kyoto. You can enjoy the streets and local sightseeing spots before and after attending the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kyoto, October 2018!

(Local Organizing Committee)

Important Dates

The deadline of abstract submission for poster presentation is 15th 31st August.
Oral presentation will be selected only from abstracts submitted until 31th July

Call for abstract April 27th, 2018
Open early bird registration April 27th, 2018
Deadline of early bird registration July 31st, 2018
Deadline of abstract submission
(entry for oral presentation)
July 31st, 2018
Deadline of abstract submission
(for poster presentation)
August 15th 31st, 2018, extended
Deadline of late registration August 15th 31st, 2018, extended
On-site rate registration from September 1st, 2018

Past Symposium

1st Symposium: 1995 Corvallis, Oregon, USA
2nd Symposium: 1999 Angers, France
3rd Symposium: 2004 Wageningen, Netherland
4th Symposium: 2009 Fargo, North Dakota, USA
5th Symposium: 2013 Auckland, New Zealand