XVIII National Congress of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Welcome

We cordially invite you to attend the XVIII National Congress of Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology join with the XI Symposium Mexico-USA and the ASPB Mexican Section Meeting to be held in the Hotel Holiday Inn Mérida, México between 28 (Registration day) to 31 October (Final talk & Closure), 2019.

Following the vision of promoting and strengthen collaboration between Mexican and USA Investigators, hold for 22 years, in this occasion we join for the first time as part of the ASPB regional section.

The conference will include Keynote and Plenary lectures from prestigious academic leaders in the Plant Field that will address the state of the art in selected scientific topics. It is highly gratifying to have the valuable participation of distinguished colleagues from Mexico and USA interested to meet and interact with their peers, particular young investigators and students.

This conference encourages the participation of young scientists, motivated students and postdocs to submit their abstracts to be considered for oral presentations by the scientific committee.

Selected abstracts will be chosen for a prize and distinctions and the “Federico Sanchez” prize that honors our funder member.

Mérida, “The White City” was founded by Francisco de Montejo in 1542 over the ruins of T-hò, an ancient Mayan settlement. During the colonial period, stones taken from the Mayan temples were used to build several churches and convents that can be seen in Mérida today, Merida, located in the Yucatán peninsula, is also close to gorgeous archeological and beautiful natural places.

¡See you in Merida 2019!

Sincerely,

The organizing committee

  • Patricia León
  • Luis Cardenas
  • Teresa Hernández Sotomayor
  • Alfredo Herrera- Estrella
  • Tzvetanka Dimitrova Dinkova
  • Joseph Dubrovsky

USA

  • Rubén Rellán Álvarez
  • Sally Mackenzie

Deadlines to Keep in Mind

August 30: Abstract submission to be considered for talks

August 30: Early registration ends

September 30: Last day for Abstract submission to be included in the Conference memories.

September 30: Last day to ensure a Hotel reservation

Important dates

August 30: Early registration ends

August 30: Abstract submission to considered for oral presentations

September 30: Abstract submission to be included in the conference program

September 30: Last day for secure reservation in the venue hotel

September 30: Last day for online registration.

Committee contacts

México

Patricia León
Instituto de Biotecnología UNAM
[email protected]

Luis Cárdenas
Instituto de Biotecnología UNAM
[email protected]

Teresa Hernández Sotomayor
Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán
[email protected]

Alfredo Herrera Estrella
LANGEBIO CINVESTAV
[email protected]

Tzvetanka Dimitrova Dinkova
Fac. Química UNAM
[email protected]

Joseph Dubrovsky
Instituto de Biotecnología UNAM
[email protected]

USA

Rubén Rellán Álvarez
North Carolina State University
[email protected]

Sally Mackenzie
Penn State University
[email protected]

Abstract and Poster Submission

Deadline 30 September 2019

We invited you to submit electronic abstracts for oral or poster presentations on one of the main topics of the conference.

To be considered for oral presentation the deadline for abstract submission is 30 August 2019. Authors will be notified of their acceptance. Thereafter, abstracts will be reviewed for poster presentation depending on space availability until September 30th.

The contact information included on the abstract form must be that of the presenting author. All correspondence (primarily by e-mail) will be sent to the presenting author.

Conference registration by at least one author is essential.

Guidelines for submission:

I. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
II. The submission of abstracts will be made once at least one author has registered. Authors will be notified by e-mail of acceptance.
III. Include the scientific topic your abstract must be included
IV. Mention if the poster should be consider for oral presentation.
V. Abstract may not exceed 2000 characters, including spaces (excluding title, authors and affiliations). Type Arial 12 points, single space.
VI. Abbreviations must be defined in the first use of the word. Standard abbreviations must be used without definition.
VII. No charts or graphics should be included in the abstract
IX. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be published as typed by the author.

Submitted abstracts can be re-opened for revision at any time before the deadline.

Abstracts can be submitted in the following subjects:

  1. Plant stress responses
  2. Plant response to the environment challenges and climate change
  3. Secondary metabolism
  4. Plant-Microbe interaction
  5. Phenomics
  6. Development
  7. Regulation of gene expression
  8. Signal Transduction
  9. Genetic improvement technologies
  10. Natural variation and genome evolution
  11. Epigenetics

Poster session

  • Poster dimensions should not exceed 91.5cm (36″ in) width x 122 cm (48″) height. Text and illustrations should be large enough to be read from a distance of two meters (six feet).
  • All posters will be assigned a number in agreement with the scientific subject selected.
  • You will find the number and presentation day of your poster in the Program in the second week of October.
  • Use the board with the same number.
  • It is forbidden to take photographs or videos of the posters without authorization of the authors.
  • Utilities to display the poster will be provided.

Invited speakers and Academic Program

Mario Arteaga Universidad Veracruzana
Dan Chitwood Michigan State
Patricia Coello Facultad de Química, UNAM
Alejandra Covarrubias Instituto de Biotecnología, UNAM
Cesar Cuevas Stanford University
Christine Queitsch University of Washington
Katayoon Dehesh University of California, Riverside
Stephan de Folter LANGEBIO IPN
David Jakcson Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Argelia Lorence Arkansas State University
Blake Meyers Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Donald Ort University of Illinois
Cesar Petroli CIMMYT
Ulises Rosas Jardín Botánico, UNAM
Mario Serrano Centro de Ciencias Genómicas, UNAM
Jen Sheen Harvard University
Michael Scanlon Cornell University
June Simpson CINVESTAV Irapuato, IPN
Virginia Walbot Stanford University

 

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Registration fees

Until August 30th After August 30th
Professor (non-member SMB/ASPB) $3,500.00 MNX $4,000.00 MNX
Professor (member SMB/ASPB) $3,000.00 MNX $3,500.00 MNX
Student (nonmember SMB/ASPB) $2,300.00 MNX $2,600.00 MNX
Student (member SMB/ASPB) $2,000.00 MNX $2,300.00 MNX

These fees may be paid by bank deposit to:

  • Bank name: BBVA/Bancomer Oasis Coyoacán CR 0368
  • Account number: 0110108286
  • Interbank code (CLABE) for other Banks and for international transferences:  0121 8000 1101 082863
  • Swift: BCMRMXMMPYM
  • Name of beneficiary: Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica, A.C.

Please note, the invoices only will be sent in the same month paid your registration fee.

Payment through Paypal to be announced

You should attach your abstract and bank deposit form, when you fill the register form. Please indicate which person or institution your invoice should be addressed.
Further questions? Please send an email to: [email protected]

Accomodation & Transport

Conference venue: Holiday Inn Mérida
Av. Colón 498, Mérida, Yucatán 97000 México

Located one block from the beautiful Paseo de Montejo Avenue and within walking distance of the historic center.

Traveling to Mérida Tips: Merida city is located in the northwestern region of the Yucatán Peninsula. It has an international airport (Manuel Crecencio Rejón) with daily direct departures and arrivals from Houston, Miami, México City and Cancún.

Hotel Sede Holiday Inn Mérida (Ubicado en Av. Colón)

Código de Reserva: GCY (Sólo disponible en el Call Center – 01 800 009 9900 / Es indispensable mencionar el Código de Reserva para acceder a las tarifas preferenciales)

Obtén descuentos con la siguientes aerolíneas:

  • ¿Viajas con Interjet? Haz click aquí para consultar términos y condiciones.
  • ¿Viajas con Aeromexico? Haz click aquí para consultar términos y condiciones.

TARIFAS PAQUETE CON DESAYUNO

  • Habitación sencilla $2,564.35 pesos
  • Habitación doble $2,887.20 pesos (Ocupación triple por $250.00 pesos adicionales, más impuestos – Sólo 2 camas)

Tarifas en moneda nacional, por habitación por noche, en base a ocupación sencilla o doble, con tarifa paquete e impuestos incluidos (actualmente es del 16% de IVA y 03% de Impuesto de Hospedaje). No se aceptarán habitaciones cuádruples. Máximo dos niños menores de 12 años sin cargo compartiendo la misma habitación que sus Padres.

El Paquete Incluye:

  • Hospedaje en habitación sencilla o doble.
  • Desayuno Buffet.
  • Propinas a Botones y Camaristas.
  • Impuestos y servicio de los alimentos incluidos en este paquete.

¿Necesitas realizar el pago por anticipado?

Solicítalo mencionando el mismo código de reserva (GCY) al siguiente contacto:
Sr. Oscar Tzun
[email protected]
Tel: +52 (999) 942 8800 Ext. 626

Sponsors

Logo Centro de Ciencias Genómicas
Logo UNAM IBT
Logo UNAM
Instituto de Ecología UNAM
Cinvestav
Secretaría de Desarrollo Institucional
Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica
American Society Plant Biologists
CICY
The Company of Biologists
yucatan meetings
Interjet

Yucatán meetings

 

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Further questions?

Please send an email to: [email protected]

 

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