16th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research

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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 the Universites 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.

Chair of the organizing committee:
Dr. Michael Wrzaczek, Academy Research Fellow
University of Helsinki, Department of Biosciences
Phone: +358 2941 57 773
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I recently returned from this year’s ICPR conference held in Maastricht in the Netherlands. The photosynthesis congress is held every four years and hosts researchers involved in all aspects of photosynthesis research. In what was the largest poster room I have ever seen, I was lucky enough to present a poster on understanding the regulation of photosynthesis during sun-flecks. I was also lucky enough to present two talks on solar induced fluorescence (SIF) at both the main conference and a satellite meeting held in Essex the week prior.

The biodiversity of Brazilian ecosystems represents 10-20% of the total number of species worldwide, and, therefore, Brazil is acknowledged as the most biologically diverse country on the planet. Brazilian Flora is constituted of over 5,000 plant species, representing 22% of World Flora. Protected areas are fundamental for Flora Conservation Strategies, and Brazil has an important legal instrument for protection on private land, known as Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs). These Reserves are included in the Brazilian National Protected Areas System (SNUC), complementing the role of public protected areas and integrated into Protected Area Mosaics. Nowadays, in Brazil, in all states and, specifically, in 650 municipalities, there are 1,351 RPPNs protecting over 715,000 hectares. Brazilian RPPNs are fundamental to the conservation of ecosystems in all Brazilian Biomes: Amazonia - Atlantic Forest - Caatinga (Semi-Arid Vegetation) -Cerrado (Brazilian Savannas)- Pantanal (Wetlands)–Pampa (Natural Grasslands).This Symposium will focus on the Conservation of Flora in the RPPNs in the Atlantic Forest Biome, one of the most important hotspots in the world, where 72% of the RPPNs have been created. Botanical research in the RPPNs has revealed high flora diversity as well as the presence of endangered species populations and discovery of new species. In the Symposium, several case studies and data will be presented on the flora richness in the RPPNs, conservation of endangered species in situ, and new flora species discovered in these reserves, already published in Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve publications and presented in several scientific events, such as Latin American and Brazilian Botanical Congresses.


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