BMC Plant Biology heads to Freiburg for the Plant Biology Congress 2012

BMC Plant Biology will be escaping the Olympic madness in London next week for the rather more sedate – but no less exciting – surroundings of beautiful Freiburg, in south-west Germany, for the Plant Biology Congress 2012.

This year’s congress is jointly organized by The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biologists (FESPB) and the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO), and is the first time that the two independent organizations have come together to host a joint congress.

It promises to be an exciting week of lively discussion, with topics focused around global climate change and the problems of feeding an ever growing global population. Other sessions include systems biology and bioinformatics, green biotechnology, and a special satellite symposium organised by the International SpaceLife Sciences WorkingGroup (ISLSW) on “Plant Biology in Space”.

BMC Plant Biology is delighted to be able to attend what should prove to be an interesting few days of talks. If you would like to meet up to discuss any aspect of Open Access publishing in plant biology or related subjects, please feel free to contact the Senior Managing Editor of the BMC-series, Diana Marshall ( BioMed Central will also be represented at the congress at Booth #17 of the exhibition hall, so please do stop by to find out more about the latest developments in Open Access publishing.

The BMC-series will also be following all the latest developments throughout the conference as they happen on Twitter – you can follows us and the congress via @BMC_series using the hashtag #PBCFreiburg2012

We look forward to meeting you!

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