Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic on travel, the previously announced collaboration between ISRR11 and ROOTING2021 will now be a joint, entirely virtual meeting – “Root Biology Never Sleeps”.
The joint meeting is being co-organized by the Interdisciplinary Plant Group at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, and the University of Nottingham, UK.
This joint meeting will bring together the global root research community to foster exchange and discuss new discoveries, developments, and challenges in root biology. The meeting will address root research across different scales from the molecular- to the ecosystem-level in agricultural and natural systems.
An updated schedule for the joint meeting has been arranged to maximize opportunities for live engagement by participants from around the world. The provisional program presents the schedule in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), British Summer Time (BST), and US Central Daylight Time (CDT), with each also referenced to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). All talks will be pre-recorded, but will be presented according to the scheduled times and followed by a live Q&A session with the speaker. The session in its entirety will be available for on-demand viewing shortly after the session is complete.
Similarly, multiple poster sessions have been arranged to accommodate the different time zones of participants from around the globe. Posters will be accompanied by short pre-recorded talks, and the poster sessions will include opportunities for live interaction with presenters.