Funds are requested to support the attendance of junior scientists at two international conferences: the International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes (ISPP) and the International Conference on Microbial Photosynthesis (ICMP). Both will be held on the campus of the University of British Colombia in Vancouver in August of 2018. The primary goal of the ISPP is to provide a forum for students and senior investigators to gather in an informal setting to share new scientific findings on all aspects of bacterial phototrophs (both anoxygenic and oxygenic). The ICMP will appeal to those working on photosynthetic processes in these organisms as well as in eukaryotic phototrophs for other reasons (e.g. as major producers in the oceans, as models for marine phytoplankton, as biofuel-producing systems, etc.). The ICMP was designed to follow the ISPP such that students and postdocs could attend two conferences for the travel costs of one. The funds will be used to defray the registration costs of graduate student and postdoctoral attendees to make it even more affordable for junior scientists.
|Effective start/end date||8/1/18 → 7/31/19|
- DOE: Office of Science (OS): $9,990.00