10th Japan-US Seminar:
Genome-Enabled Integration of Research in Plant Pathogen Systems
In a joint communiqué issued in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy and Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda, a cooperative program was established to broaden the scope of scientific cooperation between the two countries.
The Japan-US Seminar on Plant-Pathogen Interactions resulted from this communiqué and has provided a recurring forum for the assembly of a diverse group of research leaders from both countries for the purpose of fostering scientific collaborations, exchanging ideas and materials, and critically discussing research on molecular aspects of plant/pathogen interactions.
The theme for this, the tenth seminar in the series, is: Genome-enabled integration of
research in plant-pathogen systems. The workshop will focus on how continually-expanding genomic resources are enabling research in plant pathogen interactions and the challenges associated with the transition to systems-level integrative research.
The workshop is being jointly organized by scholars from both Japan and the US. Japanese organizers include Dr. Tomonori Shiraishi from the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology at Okayama University and Dr. Kazuya Akimitsu from the Faculty of Agriculture at Kagawa University. US organizers include Dr. Alan Collmer from Cornell University, Dr. Jane Glazebrook from the University of Minnesota and Dr. Tom Wolpert from Oregon State University. The meeting is currently planned for January 25-28th, 2010. The proceedings of the Seminar will be published and available through APS press.
Registration Now Open:
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Opportunity for Post Doctorates and Graduate Students to Participate in the 10th US-Japan Seminar
Travel & Airports:
Portland International Airport (PDX) is the nearest international airport. It is about 2 hours from Corvallis via shuttle.
Eugene is the closest airport. Airport code is EUG. You can make convenient connections to Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver. It is about a 45 minute drive from Corvallis.
Links to Shuttle Service:
PDX to OSU Shuttle - HUT Shuttle
Eugene to OSU Shuttle - OmniShuttle
Corvallis is located off of Interstate 5. If you plan to rent a car at either Portland International Airport (PDX) or the Eugene Airport (EUG), driving directions to OSU's meeting facilities can be found here.
Visiting Corvallis, Oregon:
The 10th Japan-US Seminar is being hosted in the beautiful college town of Corvallis Oregon, on the campus of Oregon State University. Corvallis is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s beautiful and historic agriculture country. Just one hour to the West visit the Pacific Ocean with Oregon's pristine coastline. To the east visit mountains and forests that feature world class fishing and hiking. The area's natural wonders make it ideal for sightseers and outdoor enthusiasts.
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Hotel & Lodging:
A select number of rooms are available at Oregon State University’s headquarter hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, at a special group rate.
The Hilton Garden Inn is located just across the street from the OSU Conference Center where the meeting is taking place. Parking is free for guests in the Hilton lot.
Call the Hilton Garden Inn directly by dialing 541-752-5000. Please mention that you are with the Japan 2010 Seminar when booking.
Hilton Garden Inn - Corvallis
2500 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
If you have questions about registration please contact OSU Conference Services by calling
1-800-678-6311 or 1-541-737-9300, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.