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16th World Petunia Days

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences - University of Amsterdam

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CET)

16th World Petunia Days

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HBO/MSc students
The registration fee includes dinner and drinks on Thu 15/3, lunch on Fri 16/3 and lunch and dinner on Sat 17/3.
Dec 31, 2017 €100.00 €6.04
Academic staff   more info Dec 31, 2017 €200.00 €10.88
Industry   more info Dec 31, 2017 €400.00 €20.56

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World Petunia Days

Petunia has become an important scientific model organism to study many aspects of plant biology: not only in most areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, development and evolution but also for studying interactions with mycorrhiza and pollinators. Recently, the two wild parents of P. hybrida (the garden petunia), P. axillaris and P. inflata have been sequenced, opening up the fields of genome evolution and genome structure as well. Furthermore, topics as transposon activity for forward and reverse genetic screens, plant architecture, floral color and scent, self-incompatibility, interactions with microbes and responses to abiotic stress are also studied with Petunia. See for instance

The World Petunia Days bring together a group of Petunia scientist that discusses the scientific progress made in the fields mentioned above. This occurs in an informal setting through presentations and discussions. Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract on their work and to present their work at the meeting with starts on Thursday evening with dinner and reception. The scientific part of the meeting starts early on Friday morning and continues on Saturday till late afternoon. The meetings ends after the business meeting on Sunday morning to which all participants are invited to discuss common goals and projects for the Petunia scientific community. See



The final program will be assembled upon receiving the abstracts.

Upload your abstract via this link.

Sunday 18 March in the afternoon is reserved for a social event in Amsterdam.


Accommodation 15-18 March 2018

The University of Amsterdam has reserved a limited number of rooms in

Hotel Casa Amsterdam at a special rate. Rooms are € 129,- per night for single use or € 142,50 for two persons. This includes breakfast and tax, excl. 5% tourist tax.

Please use this link for booking your room.

Reservations will be accepted through 09 Jan. 2018, or until the WPD rooms are sold out.




How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send a mail to: (scientific) (practical)

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Hotel Casa Amsterdam
4 Eerste Ringdijkstraat
1097 BC Amsterdam

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM (CET)

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