The Easter conference season is over and some of our readers will be planning flights, talks and posters for ICAR, ASPB, MPMI or another summer conference abroad. But if that isn’t you this year, don’t worry – GARNet 2014 is much closer to home! And if you’re a student or post-doc, you might be able to win a bursary to cover all your expenses.
Arabidopsis: The Ongoing Green Revolution is in Bristol, so it doesn’t have the glamour of ICAR 2014 in Vancouver, but Bristol does have a Banksy on nearly every corner and lots of good places to eat and drink (like this bar with in-house magicians!). For two days only the city will also be able to boast our great plenary speakers Rob Martienssen, Maarten Koornneef, Andrew Millar and Paul Schulze-Lefert. Our fifth plenary speaker is Bristolian Alistair Hetherington.
Registration is only £120 for students and post-docs, but we’re offering 10 bursaries for GARNet 2014 to early career researchers. These bursaries will cover the registration fee, reasonable UK travel expenses and one night’s accommodation in Bristol. They will be awarded to 5 students or early career researchers invited to give talks, and 5 students who submit excellent abstracts but are not selected for presentations. To register and/or to apply for a bursary, go to: http://garnet2014.org/call-for-abstracts/
Image: ghostly Banksy graffiti on the Thekla by Libby