Conference Announcements


International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 – Fri, 29 Jun 2018

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR) which will be held on 25-29 June 2018 in Turku, Finland.

The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research is a yearly conference rotating between North America, Australasia and Europe.  The ICAR2016 was held in South Korea and is followed by ICAR2017 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The conference is centered on all aspects of modern plant biology using thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) as a model system. The conference regularly brings together over 800 scientists from all corners of the world for five days to discuss all aspects of molecular plant science from research on plant growth and development to improving plant tolerance to adverse environmental conditions. 

ICAR has so far has not been organized in northern Europe. Thus, bringing ICAR2018 to Turku in Finland will be a premiere for the Nordic Countries. Finland traditionally has strong molecular plant biology with teams in Helsinki concentrating on plant development and plant responses to the environment, Oulu focusing on population studies, while Turku is leading in research on photosynthesis. The organization team for ICAR2018 consists of scientists from University of Helsinki and Turku as well as Oulu.

The strong plant research communities at
theUniversites of Helsinki, Turku and Oulu as organizers together with the unique location at the Baltic coast surrounded by numerous small islands makes Turku a memorable location for a scientific conference. With Logomo, Turku also features a conference center, which combines industrial heritage with state-of-the art technology and facilities.

Important dates

31 March 2018

Deadline for abstract submission

31 March 2018

Deadline for workshop applications

15 April  2018

Early registration deadline

15 May 2018

Deadline for submission of posters

Keynote speakers

Alison Smith

John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

Dominique Bergmann

Stanford University, USA

Tetsuya Higashiyama

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University, Japan

The International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Conference Website:

Köydenpunojankatu 14 20100 Turku
Turku, Turku

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