The Americas region meeting will be coordinated with Plant Biology 18, the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biology being held jointly with the Canadian Society for Plant Biology to be held in Montreal, Canada from July 14 to 18, 2018 at the Montreal Convention Center (Palais des congrès de Montréal). The ISPR meeting will overlap with Plant Biology 18 for 1.5 days and continue for a further two days in the Westin Hotel across the street for a total for ISPR of 3.5 days from July 17 to July 20, 2018.

Participants in the ISPR-only meeting are encouraged to arrive Monday evening. Tuesday morning will see joint concurrent sessions between ISPR, ASPB and CSPB. Sessions will cover CO2 sensing and ion channels in stomata and photosynthesis and light reactions and light harvesting.

Tuesday Afternoon will have a joint ASPB/CSPB/ISPR Plenary Session on “Ecophysiology: Leaf to Global Scale” featuring Elizabete Carmo-Silva, Joy Ward, Bev Law, and Joe Berry.

A career workshop for students and post-docs will be held Wednesday over lunch

ISPR Poster sessions will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 19:00. Awards for best posters by students and post-docs will be announced Friday at the coffee break.

The meeting will conclude Friday at 12:15.

Confirmed speakers and topics

  • Lisa Ainsworth
    Lisa Ainsworth Photosynthesis in a changing world
  • Barry Bruce
    Barry Bruce Artificial and Synthetic Photosynthesis
  • Gary Brudvig
    Gary Brudvig Light Reactions/Light Harvesting
  • Tom Brutnell/John Cushman
    Tom Brutnell/John Cushman C4, CAM
  • Asaph Cousins
    Asaph Cousins CO2 supply - gs and gm
  • Julian Schroeder
    Julian Schroeder Ion Channels/signaling
  • Steve Theg
    Steve Theg Structural Cell Biology of Photosyn
  • Greg Vanlerberghe
    Greg Vanlerberghe Organellar support for photosynthesis
  • Dani Way
    Dani Way Global Change and Photosynthesis
  • Dave Kramer
    Dave Kramer Photoprotection and stress