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Special Issue, May, 2017

Shenzhen International Award in Plant Sciences
Call for Nominations now!

The Shenzhen International Award in Plant Sciences was jointly established by the Botanical Society of China, the Botanical Society of Shenzhen, and Shenzhen Techand Ecology and Environment Co., Ltd. The purpose of the Award is to commemorate the IBC 2017, the first International Botanical Congress to be held in China, and is intended to promote the implementation of the Shenzhen Declaration on Plant Sciences. The Award is intended to recognize scientists who have conducted breakthrough research in both basic and applied plant sciences and whose outstanding contributions have impacted our understanding of the plant world. The Award will be given at successive meetings of the International Botanical Congress, starting with the one in Shenzhen; it may be given to one or two plants scientists on the occasion of each Congress. Presented at the closing ceremony of each Congress, the Award will consist of a cup, a prize of RMB 700,000, and travel expenses to the Award ceremony. Financial support for the Award is provided by the Shenzhen Techand Ecology Public Wel-fare Foundation.
Please visit the congress site for more information. The online nomination form is open now.

The Shenzhen declaration on plant sciences
Uniting plant sciences and society to build a green, sustainable Earth

Actions and priorities to connect the global community of plant scientists with the world’s changing societies are today more imperative than ever. Environmental degradation, unsustainable resource use, and biodiversity loss all require integrated, collaborative solutions.
The Shenzhen Declaration Drafting Committee have made the document ready for release. A preliminary pdf version of the document has been put into the downloads in the congress website. Please click the below button for downloading the pdf file of the declaration. Please read the full text of the document and find out what you could help with the declaration.

Last opportunity to book the Congress field trips

The deadline for booking the congress field trips had been extended to June 15th, 2017. Please note that of the 26 trips planned, 11 were canceled due to less interests from delelgates, and 4 were confirmed due to the booking reached the minimum level. The left trips will depend on the number of booking by the extended deadline. We urge participants to book the trips as soon as possible in order to prevent your interested trips being cancelled. For more information on how to book the trips, please click the link field trips brochureto download the pdf file or visit our website at http://ibc2017.cn/Service/?27 for more information.

Getting ready for coming: visa, hotel, and registration fee

As we are very near to the Congress date, please get ready for coming by applying entry visa, booking your hotel, and paying the congress registration fee. All the matters takes time. Please get all the things done as soon as possible.

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