5th annual meeting of the UK Plant Sciences Federation

Dr. Alan G. Jones has informed us of a conference of interest to our Association’s members: Dear UV4 Plant Secretary, I would be grateful if you could forward information to your members about the 5th annual meeting of the UK Plant Sciences Federation in UK 11-12th April 2016. The theme this year is ‘Plants in a changing world: molecule to ecosystem’. This year we also have a British Ecological Society sponsored session on ‘Ecological Resilience’ Abstract submission closes on 22nd Feb. For further details please go to the meeting website: http://plantsci2016.org.uk/ Best wishes, Alan Dr Alan G. Jones, MRSB

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UV4Plants News (2015-10-01)

Dear UV4Plants members, It has been a long time since I last wrote to you. My apologies for this long period of silence. Yet, despite the silence, lots of things have happened behind the screens, and the association for plant UV Research, UV4Plants, is now firmly established. Administrative hurdles were more cumbersome than anticipated. I never thought that opening a bank account for an association, without attracting tax liabilities, would be so difficult. However, now that “administrative aspects” are finalised, the focus is shifting to scientific activities (Thanks to Matthew Robson and Gyula Czégény). In this sense I want to emphasise that the association very much welcomes ideas from members for future activities. The association strongly encourages members to take advantage of UV4Plants when initiating activities such as lab-exchanges, training schools, and Europe (or world?)-wide joint experiments, similar to the wine-leaf, Arabidopsis and Lolium experiments, which were such highlights of COST Action UV4Growth. Ultimately, the association will be what the members make of it! Please feel free to use the UV4Plants linkedin group (https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=6961083) to share and explore ideas. Also, members of the management committee (see UV4Plants website) will be very happy to hear from you! Here a flavour of…

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