Abstract submission

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Abstracts submitted for oral presentation (contributed talk, 20 min including discussion) as well as posters must be attributed to particular symposia. For oral presentation, only one abstract per author can be submitted. Members of the scientific committee will evaluate these abstracts, and participants will be notified about the decision within 4-6 weeks after the abstract submission deadline. If an abstract is rejected for oral presentation, it will be automatically converted into a poster. All oral presentations will be plenary lectures.

Heredity plans to publish a special issue with full papers of selected invited and contributed talks. Authors can indicate their interest to submit a full paper based on their talk during abstract submission. Manuscripts will go through the normal review process. The deadline for manuscript submission is 31 May, 2012. Online publication will be 4-6 months later, and print publication will follow as soon as possible thereafter.

In order to encourage young scientists, there will be a competition for the best three student posters. The poster awards will be sponsored by AoB PLANTS and PARTEC (together 1800 EUR - to be divided according to ranking). Eligible are posters of undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students who are first as well as presenting authors. Members of the scientific committee will evaluate these posters. Criteria will be scientific impact, originality, and quality of the presentation (please see details to check in advance if your poster has a reasonable chance).

Abstract texts can have up to 2500 characters including spaces and should be as informative as possible. Do not use references and provide 3-5 keywords that best describe the content (avoid 'polyploid' or 'ploidy'). Abstracts that do not fit the conference scope or are of too poor quality may be rejected, even as posters. Those that have been rejected for oral presentation may still participate in the competition for the best student poster award (if eligible).

Please note that abstracts of submitting authors who fail to pay the registration fee will not be included in the abstract booklet.