June 2-6, 2018, Chania, Crete, GREECE

About the Symposium

ETHYLENE 2018 Symposium

ETHYLENE meetings are an international affiliation of researchers working on all aspects of ETHYLENE, including investigations spanning from biosynthetic/sensing/transductive/responsive mechanisms to assessing the biological activities of this hormone. This affiliation hosts meetings every 3-4 years that took place in Europe, USA, New Zealand and China for the past two decades. The X meeting (ETHYLENE2015) was held in Chongqing (China) November 2015 and was organized by Professor Zhengguo LI, Chongqing University.

The 2018 meeting is organized by Prof. Angelos Kanellis, Prof. Mondher Bouzayen and Dr. Panagiotis Kalaitzis in close collaboration with the Scientific Organizing committee.

The scientific program of ETHYLENE2018 will cover all aspects of Ethylene research including ethylene biosynthesis, signal transduction and responses, ethylene in growth-development and fruit ripening, cross-talk between ethylene and other hormones, ethylene in flower physiology and senescence of plant organs, in abiotic stresses, in pathogenesis and disease resistance, and postharvest physiology. Talks and poster presentations contributed by investigators from around the world are anticipated to exhibit the most advanced knowledge and pioneering works in the field of ethylene research. In addition to invited speakers, talks will be selected from submitted abstracts to assure complete coverage of the latest breakthroughs and cutting-edge advancements.

The meeting will take place once again in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete, a sort of return to the roots, 22 years after being already organized in this wonderful place June 9-13, 1996. Chania is one of the most attractive destinations of Crete. Travelers are captivated by the eternal beauty of the island, its legendary history, the traditional style of the villages and the purity of the natural environment. The region of Chania, situated in western Crete, occupies a very important place in the history of Crete. According to Homer, Chania occupies the exact location of the ancient Minoan establishment of Kydonia, a flourishing city. After the disappearance of the Minoan civilization, the area declined but flourished again in the 14th century, when it was conquered by the Venetians. Most of the elegant Venetian mansions that can be found in the Old Town of Chania date from that era, while the Venetian lighthouse in the Old Port has become over the years the trademark of the town. Apart from Chania Town, the entire region is also breathtaking. The sandy beaches, the mountains villages, the seaside hamlets, the pure nature, the Byzantine monasteries spread along the inland, all create a fantastic background to explore. If you drive around Chania, you will be amazed by the wild nature that will unfold in front of your eyes. You will have the chance to hike impressive gorges, such as the famous Gorge of Samaria, and see rare endemic flora and fauna. Chania has one of the rarest herb lives in Greece and attracts many nature lovers.

The venue, the Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) is a modern Conference Center, situated in an exceptional location surrounded by old pines trees, citrus and aromatic and medicinal plants. The distance to the city of Chania from the MAICH is 5 km and 15 km to its international airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis.

Full details about the meeting can be found on the linked pages, however, if you have any questions please do contact here.

We look forward to welcoming you in Crete.

Chairman: Angelos K. Kanellis

Co-chairmen: Mondher Bouzayen, Panagiotis Kalaitzis