The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

20th Plant Biology Symposium, 2015

Plant Stress-Omics in a Changing Climate

Event details


May 13, 2015 08:00 AM to 

May 16, 2015 12:00 PM


Life Sciences Building, University Park, PA, USA 


Human population growth and climate change present major challenges to sustainable food production. Plant biologists are developing and applying new integrative Big Data approaches to address these challenges. This symposium, “Plant Stress-Omics in a Changing Climate”, will bring together scientists who are working at various –omics levels to understand impacts of environmental stress on plants and to develop solutions for agricultural systems of the future.


In order to submit an abstract for a poster, you must first register for the symposium. You will receive an email with a link to submit the abstract. See Abstracts for details of preparing your abstract. Please submit your abstract promptly to be insured poster space. Four abstracts will be selected for short talk presentations at the symposium. To be considered for a short talk, check the appropriate box in the abstract submission form. Up to ten travel awards will also be selected from the registrants presenting posters. See below for details.


Scheduled program

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Important dates

Date Deadline
March 30

Deadline for registration and abstract submission to be considered for a short talk

Deadline for registration, abstract submission, and online application to be considered for a travel award

April 6 Deadline for abstract submission to be included in print program
April 6 Deadline for early bird reduced registration fees
May 6 Final deadline for poster abstract submission (not included in print program)

Registration fees

Registrant Register on or before April 6 Register on or after April 7
Professional $275 $325
Postdoctorate $225 $275
Graduate Student $175 $225
Undergraduate Student $150 $175



Travel awards

The symposium is offering 10 travel awards of up to $500 each, plus registration fee waiver, for postdoc, graduate and undergraduate students who will be presenting a research poster at the program. Individuals for under-represented groups are encouraged to apply for travel awards.


In order to apply for a travel award you must first register and then submit a poster abstract. Be sure to upload your poster abstract and complete the travel award questions. Travel award applications are due on or before March 30, 2015. Notifications will be made approximately April 6, 2015.


Registration and additional information

Find more information or register for the Symposium.