Fees & Fellowships

Registration fee:

1200 CHF (approx. 975US$)

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Registration fee includes attendance to all lectures, poster sessions and accommodation, i.e. a room for 5 nights (single or double), breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning and evening breaks, the conference dinner as well as a half day excursion.

Registration fee for accompanying persons who do not attend the meeting:

1100 CHF (approx. 830 US$)

Registration fee for accompanying persons includes accommodation, food and board.

We can offer a limited number of fellowships for students (fee reduced by 25%). Please send an e-mail to Ueli Grossniklaus (grossnik@botinst.unizh.ch) before April 15th, 2003. Mention in your e-mail why a reduction is requested and include a brief CV, a letter of recommendation from the person's mentor and an abstract.

Deep Gene student travel awards

The Deep Gene Research Coordination Group exists to integrate green plant phylogenetics and genomics (http://ucjeps.herb.berkeley.edu/bryolab/deepgene/index.html). We want to explore the ways in which comparative phylogenetic studies can inform functional genomic studies, and knowledge of plant genomes can inform the understanding of phylogenetic relationships. With the support of the National Science Foundation (Grant DEB-0090227), the group will offer travel awards on a competitive basis of up to $1250 to attend 'Plant Gametophytes'; eligible are undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. Funds will be paid on a reimbursement basis (requiring original receipts -- due to NSF regulation you need to fly US airlines). You need to be presenting a poster at the meeting that is related to these subjects. To apply, please send the following to Dr. Brent Mishler at bmishler@socrates.berkeley.edu (electronic submissions only) by May 15, 2003: a one-page description of your background, research interests, & plans, a short CV, a copy of your submitted abstract, and have your major professor email a very brief (few sentence) endorsement of your application and need for the financial support.

If you have registered but cannot attend the conference, we would be grateful if you could suggest another person to replace you. Please note that we cannot refund the fees because of our obligations to the conference centre.