Gyeongju October-28-2016 10:53 PM / 13.1
ICAR is the largest annual international conference focusing on cutting-edge plant research. It will highlight not only recent advances in basic research on Arabidopsis, but also translational and plant biotech-related research emphasizing the importance and usefulness of Arabidopsis as a biological model and its impact on other systems.
The conference is being organized under the auspices of the Korean Society of Plant Biologists with the operational and executive assistance of the Functional Genomics Center, Pohang University of Science and Technology, and help of generous support from the city government of Gyeong Ju and provincial government of Gyeongsangbuk-do.
The scientific program will include following sessions.
community-organized venue, convened regularly since 1987 and annually since 1995. Its main purpose is to gather the
entire scientific community interested in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, to improve the knowledge of basic
biological processes, but also to target major issues related to crop production in the context of fluctuating environmental
constraints, including climate change.
By providing the opportunity for international colleagues to meet and share cutting-edge results concerning basic plant biology, and fostering interactions between young scientists and more established researchers, ICAR has become a key global event.
The international coordination of ICAR is managed by the "Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee" (MASC), an international committee composed of national representatives of the Arabidopsis scientific community. Each year, MASC invites a country to organize the ICAR edition to be held two years later and then leaves the local organizing committee to manage the event. In 2016, the ICAR will take place inGyeongju, Korea. In 2017, the ICAR will be held in North America.