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WPI to Host Meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists May 4-5

May 2, 2012


The 76th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists, including a scientific poster session, scientific talks, and a business meeting. The meeting begins the afternoon of May 4 with a symposium titled, "Plastid Participation in Plant Development and Perception." Scheduled presentations include:

• "New insights into phototropism from experiments in microgravity and fractional gravity on the International Space Station," Richard E. Edelmann, Department of Botany, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
• "How chloroplasts influence leaf development," Patricia Leon, Department of Molecular Biology of Plants, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
• "Light regulation of actin-dependent chloroplast movements in leaf cells," Roger Hangarter, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington


Friday, May 4, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, 8:30 to noon.


Odeum, Campus Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.


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