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The second announcement of 7th International Triticeae Symposium

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7th International Triticeae Symposium
Second announcement

The 7th International Triticeae Symposium (7ITS), co-organized by Triticeae Research Institute of Sichuan Agricultural University, will be held in Chengdu, People's Republic of China. The Organizing Committee warmly welcomes all colleagues who are interested in the research areas related to Triticeae to participate in the symposium.

I. About the conference

The International Triticeae Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference attended by taxonomists, phylogeneticists, geneticists, molecular biologists, plant breeders, agronomists, and so forth, and has been held for six times in Sweden (1991), U.S.A (1994). Syria (1997), Spain (2001), Czech Republic (2005), Japan (2009). Its primary goal is to bring together the outstanding scientists in the specific areas to exchange new developments and discuss future directions with the common focus –understanding and utilizing Triticeae for the maximum benefits of humankind.

II. General Information

International Triticeae organizing committee

Triticeae Research Institute of Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Symposium working language

Chengdu campus, Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU),
Wenjiang district of Chengdu City, Sichuan province, China. (About 30 kilometers away from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, i.e. approximately 30 minutes driving)

Conference Website

III. Conference Agenda

1. Plenary sessions
The 7th ITS will cover four scientific research topics:
Session I: Systematics and Phylogeny
Session II: Biodiversity and Conservation
Session III: Genetics and Genomics
Session IV: Breeding and Utilization

2. Poster presentation
Posters for exchanging viewpoints with the participants shall be prepared in advance to the size of 120cm (height) × 90cm (width)

IV. Conference Schedule

9th June 2013 Registration on site and check in
10th June 2013 Morning: Opening ceremony and invited lecture
Afternoon: Session I
11th June 2013 Sessions II, III & IV
12th June 2013 Symposium Excursion
(Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and Sanxingdui Museum)
13th June 2013 Session IV & Closing ceremony
14th June 2013 Post-congress tour
(The Post-congress tour is not included in registration fees. If you would like to attend the tour, please get in contact with travel agency when registration on site or check in.)

VII. Registration and Accommodation

Please submit abstract (only the MS word format is acceptable and there is template in the appendix) by sending to the symposium secretary (E-mail: triticeaesc@hotmail.com) or submitting online using the following website: http://xms.sicau.edu.cn/7ITS/. Participants can choose to do oral (20 minutes) or poster presentation. However, abstract submission is necessary for both options when online registration. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is April 30, 2013.

2. Registration fees
Paid before March 31,2013 Paid after April 1, 2013
participant 400 USD 500 USD
Student 300 USD 400 USD

3. Accommodation
The conference organizers of 7ITS will select different leveled hotels offering pre-negotiated prices near the Conference Venue, the Chengdu campus of Sichuan Agricultural University. The range of room rates for single-bed, two-bed room or suite will be from 50 to 200 USD (Price range based on this year’s data) to give participants various options. The conference shuttle buses will be arranged between the hotels and the conference venue during 9-13th June, 2013.
All Conference participants will be kindly asked to pay their hotel rates covering the total period of the stay by themselves. The Congress Secretariat will deliver their reservation information to the hotel and book rooms for the participants in advance. The participants need fix the room reservation form during the online registration.
More information for registration and the hotel booking will be updated at the website.

4. Payment
The registration fees should be remitted in USD or CNY. More information about remittance can be found in the appendix.

VIII. Important Dates

Abstract Submission opens: (Jan. 1st, 2013), deadline: (Apr. 30th, 2013)
Early bird of registration starts: (Nov. 1st, 2012), deadline: (Jun. 5th, 2013)
Hotel reservation begins: (Jan. 1st, 2013), deadline: (May 31st, 2013)
Symposium: June 9-13, 2013

IX. Contact person

Dr. Qing Chen
Triticeae Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University
No. 211 Huimin Road, Wenjiang district, Chengdu city, Sichuan province 611130, China
Tel: 86-028-82650350
Fax: 86-028-82650350
Email: triticeaesc@hotmail.com
For paper abstract, submission, remittance and symposium excursion, please check the appendixes.
Please check the latest announcements and notification on the conference website!

7ITS Organizing Committee
11th July, 2012

Appendix 1: Remittance Address
Appendix 2: Research Paper Abstract (Template)
Appendix 3: Symposium Excursion

Appendix 1: Remittance Address

Basic Deposit Account
ACCOUNT NO.:2319614409026404195
ACCOUNT NAME:Sichuan Agricultural University
TEL NO.:86-835-2223294

Important Notice
1. Bank transfers must be for the net amount due and exclusive of any banking charges.
2. Participants making payment by bank transfer are kindly requested to state clearly on the bank order which items these charges include: Purpose (Registration fees for 7ITS) and Participant’s information (name&institute).

Appendix 2: Research Paper Abstract (Template)

Format of Abstracts

1. One page (237mm × 170mm) with margins: 20mm/12mm and 25mm/25mm (left/right and top/bottom)
2. Single space, Times New Roman font, 10 point
3. Title in bold lower case
4. A single-line space after the title
5. Author(s)' name(s) in lower case, underlying the name of the author presenting the work
6. A single-line space after the author(s)' name(s)
7. The authors' institutional affiliations in lower case, including department, institution, and city, state or province, country
8. A single-line space after the address
9. Main text: the text of abstracts should not exceed 350 words, and should not contain tables or figures
10. A single-line space after the main text of abstract
11. Indicate preferred session for presentation and type of presentation (poster or oral)

Morphological identification of genomic genera in the Triticeae

Mary E. Barkworth1), D. Richard Cutler2), Jeffrey S. Rollo1), Surrey W.L. Jacobs3) and Abdur Rashid4)

1) Intermountain Herbarium, Department of Biology, Utah State University
2) Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University
3) National Herbarium of New South Wales
4) University of Peshawar Botanic Garden, University of Peshawar

Our goal was to determine whether the genomic groups of perennial species Triticeae having solitary spikelets could be identified morphologically and, if so, to construct identification keys that could be used for this purpose. If so, it would strengthen the argument for recognizing such groups as genera. We conducted Discriminant and Random Forest® analyses of 61 characters scored on 218 herbarium specimens representing 13 genomic groups. In addition, we closely examined some additional characters that came to our attention, evaluating our findings on specimens not scored for the two kinds of analysis. Random Forest® analysis was almost always more successful in distinguishing the genomic groups, whether separating all 13 groups or a subset of the 13. The results suggest that it is usually possible to identify the genomic group to which a specimen of perennial Triticeae with solitary spikelets belongs on the basis of its morphology but that doing so will require examination of characters that have not been considered particularly important in the past. Among these are the length of the middle inflorescence internodes, the width of the palea tip, and the morphology of the glumes. Generic descriptions and keys have been posted to the web (see http://herbarium.usu.edu/triticeae). They include all the genera that we recognize in the tribe, not just those included in the analyses, and will be improved as additional information becomes available.

Appendix 3: Symposium Excursion

Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
( http://www.panda.org.cn/english/index.htm )
The giant pandas are not only a Chinese national treasure but are also beloved by people the world over. They are found only in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. In total there are fewer than 1000, of which 80% are distributed within the territory of Sichuan province. Therefore, when visitors from home and abroad come to Chengdu, Sichuan Province one of their main objectives will be to see the giant pandas for themselves.
Located just 10km (6miles) away from downtown Chengdu, the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center has been created and imitated the pandas' natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. The Center cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals. The Research Center covers an area of 560 mus (92 acres), 96% of which is verdure. Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year. Verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, a natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial view are merged ingeniously at the base.

Sanxingdui Museum
The unique Sanxingdui Museum is located in the northeast of the Sanxingdui remains, near the Duck River. It is situated in the north part of the Chengdu Plain, 22km from Chengdu. It is a museum equipped with modern facilities, covering 200,000 square meters,
It is believed that Sanxingdui was capital of the ancient "Shu culture". This particular discovery, would rewrite Chinese history by unearthing a culture contemporary with the first civilizations of China but that had left no clues in historical records, that seemingly disappeared without a trace and which left artifacts never before discovered elsewhere in China.
The first Sanxingdui relics were discovered by a farmer in 1929 and excavation has continued ever since. During this period, generations of archaeologists have worked on the discovery and research of the Sanxingdui culture. In 1986, two major sacrificial pits were found and they aroused widespread academic attention around the world.