Plant dormancy, with all its complexities, is gradually being teased apart by recent advances in the molecular, physiological and morphological aspects of its biology. This symposium, the sixth in a series - following those in Oregon, USA, 1995; France, 1999; The Netherlands, 2004; Fargo, USA, 2009 and Auckland, New Zealand, 2013 - is an excellent opportunity to bring together international experts and emerging scientists with an interest in this exciting field of plant biology. The overall goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on dormancy in plants and the development of new scientific collaborations. it will encompass the latest findings in the mechanisms of plant dormancy in vegetative buds, seeds and other meristems from a variety of experimental plant systems ranging from agronomic, horticultural and tree crops to model plants.
The host city, Kyoto, is the ancient capital of Japan and is recognized worldwide as the country’s historical, cultural and spiritual heart. The city offers you numerous cultural and unique experiences with its countless shrines, temples, and architectural masterpieces including 17 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. End of October is one of the best season to visit Kyoto. You can enjoy the streets and local sightseeing spots before and after attending the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kyoto, October 2018!

(Local Organizing Committee)

Important Dates

The deadline of abstract submission for poster presentation is 15th 31st August.
Oral presentation will be selected only from abstracts submitted until 31th July

Call for abstract April 27th, 2018
Open early bird registration April 27th, 2018
Deadline of early bird registration July 31st, 2018
Deadline of abstract submission
(entry for oral presentation)
July 31st, 2018
Deadline of abstract submission
(for poster presentation)
August 15th 31st, 2018, extended
Deadline of late registration August 15th 31th, 2018, extended
On-site rate registration from September 1st, 2018

Past Symposium

1st Symposium: 1995 Corvallis, Oregon, USA
2nd Symposium: 1999 Angers, France
3rd Symposium: 2004 Wageningen, Netherland
4th Symposium: 2009 Fargo, North Dakota, USA
5th Symposium: 2013 Auckland, New Zealand