The 2017 Plant Cell Dynamics Meeting
will be held in Madison, WI
Tuesday May 30th - Friday June 2nd

** Travel Fellowship Applications now open. Apply Here **

What is the Plant Cell Dynamics meeting?
  • Since 2012, we have organized an annual "plant cell dynamics" meeting with the objective of bringing together plant cell biologists from around the world in a highly interactive forum for presenting the latest advances in plant cell biology and for learning new tools and approaches.

  • The program includes:
    • Keynotes: Tobias Baskin (UMass Amherst) and Jaimie Van Norman (UC Riverside)

    • Panel Discussion with the leaders of the groudbreaking 1997 "Signs and Roadways” cell biology meeting: Richard Cyr (PennState), Peter Hepler (UMass Amherst), Andrew Staehelin (Univ. Colorado-Boulder) and Sue Wick (Univ. Minnesota). Unique perspectives on where we were, where we are and where we are going

    • Oral presentations from the members of the attending labs with an emphasis towards beginning faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students

    • Extensive poster sessions

    • Workshop: "Quantifying orientational order in images with Fit Ellipse" with Tobias Baskin. See fuller description here

    • Plenty of time for informal discussions

    • Check out the 2016 program

    • One poster figure gets voted on to be next year's conference T-shirt design. The winner for the 2016 meeting was from Charlie Anderson's lab at PennState.
      The image is actually a pair of labeled stomatal guard cells but it became affectionately known as "the eye of Sauron" shirt.

    • A favorite is always the amazing food (and drinks) at every poster social.

    • We are also planning an end of meeting party at the Pyle Center on the shores of lake Mendota to end the meeting with a 'bang'

    • The meeting is open to all irrespective of where you are located.

    • The MidWest in our name - well the meeting is organized by a bunch of plant cell biologists who just happen to all live in the MidWest of the USA.......

    • If you haven't attended a meeting where the talks that run over time get faded out to the tune of "Let it Go" from Disney's Frozen...Or Dee Snyder from Twisted Sister with "We're not gonna take it" then you need to talk to one of the meeting participants!

    • Pictures from the 2016 meeting in
      St Louis

The meeting is designed to be "cheap and cheerful"
  • Registration for the meeting is $300 (including breakfast and evening refreshments and reception/party)

  • The accomodation in the student dorms has been around: Single Occupancy-$58/night per person; Double Occupancy-$37/night per person and we anticipate approximately the same costs this year. Plus there are numerous hotels nearby. We will update the 2017 room rates as soon as we have the room block confirmed.

So mark your calendars for May 30th, 2017 and we hope to see you in Madison!

Sponsors of the 2017 meeting
The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of:

NSF padder Monsanto
Plant Physiol padder The Plant Cell

Nature Plants padder Zeiss Microscopy