In a Nutshell

WHAT THIS CONFERENCE IS ABOUT

The growing plant is a fascinating system involving multiple fields. Biologically, it is a multi-cellular system controlled by complex bio-chemical networks. Physically, it is an example of an "active solid" – an extended solid system, whose element (cells) are active, performing mechanical work to drive the evolving geometry. Computationally, it acts as a distributed system, processing a multitude of local inputs into a coordinated developmental response. The goal of this meeting is to provide a rare opportunity to bring together researchers from these different but complementary disciplines, and study the plant as a living, information-processing organism, which uses physical laws and biological mechanisms to alter its own shape, and negotiate its environment.

The Organizers

Tel Aviv University
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Technion Israel Institute of Technology
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Confirmed Speakers

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY LINEUP

Technical University of Denmark
ENS de Lyon
UCLA
Paris Diderot University
Aix-Marseille University
Tel Aviv University
McGill University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
Sorbonne Université
University of Silesia in Katowice
Harvard University
Heidelberg University
Tel Aviv University
INRA Clermont-Ferrand
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Paris Diderot University
University of Melbourne
Université de Montréal
John Innes Centre
University of Freiburg
University of Zurich
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Schedule

TENTATIVE, WILL BE UPDATED

MARCH 30

14:00

arrival 

17:00

greetings

17:15

talks

18:45

beers & wine

20:00

dinner

MARCH 31

Morning session

09:00

talks

10:15

coffee break

10:45

talks

12:30

lunch break

Afternoon session

14:00

talks

15:15

coffee break

15:45

talks

17:30

poster session

19:00

dinner

APRIL 1

Morning session

Trip to Massada and the Dead Sea

Afternoon session

14:00

talks

15:15

coffee break

15:45

talks

17:30

poster session

19:00

dinner

APRIL 2

Morning session

09:00

talks

10:15

coffee break

10:45

talks

12:30

lunch break

Afternoon session

14:00

talks

15:15

coffee break

16:15

talks

16:45

farewell & departure

The Venue

EIN GEDI, THE DEAD SEA, ISRAEL

The Ein Gedi Hotel is located in the land of Genesis - between the Dead Sea, flowing rivers and green gardens. Here guests enjoy natural springs, a modern spa, a beautiful swimming pool, tours throughout the year, and wild, exotic nature. The hotel is situated within a luxuriant botanical garden that encompasses the paths of the compound, and offers participants the following activities free of charge:

  • Entrance and transportation to the

       Ein Gedi Hot Springs.

  • Tour of the Ein Gedi Botanical Garden

  • Entrance to the hotel's Synergy Spa

 

Conference participants are offered discounted room prices - available at registration. 

Getting Here

From Ben Gurion International Airport take the train to Beer-Sheva station (schedules can be found here). 

From there, as well as from big cities such as Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, you can reach by bus (schedules can be found here).

You can reserve a taxi to the hotel: Transportation Yossi Tz`hnobr: 050-4085000, deadsea_taxi@walla.com.

Transportation from will be arranged from central locations - stay tuned.

 
 

Registration

OPEN NOW

Deadline for registration and abstract submission: March 1st  2020

The registration page will also allow to book accommodation on site.

* Travel scholarships are available for students, please apply at registration.

Places are limited, we encourage to register soon.

PI

$100

student / postdoc

free

Our Sponsors

MAKING IT HAPPEN

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SEE YOU IN ISRAEL!