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IPG co-organizes ISRR11 and Rooting2021 Virtual Meeting


The IPG recently hosted the 11th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research - ISRR11. This virtual meeting was combined and co-hosted with the Ninth International Symposium on Root Development - Rooting2021 (postponed from 2020), organized by the University of Nottingham as “Root Biology Never Sleeps!”.

The nearly round the clock symposium, with sessions from 3AM CDT until 10PM CDT, attracted over 700 participants from 52 countries and featured 74 talks, including 10 plenary lectures, 16 keynote speakers, and 48 selected talks, in 16 scientific session and nearly 300 posters.

“The joint meeting brought together the global root research community to foster exchange and discuss new discoveries, developments and challenges in root biology,” said Bob Sharp, Curators’ Distinguished Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences and director of the IPG. “The scientific sessions addressed root research across different scales from the molecular- to the ecosystem-level in agricultural and natural systems.”

You can read more about the meeting in this article from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.