2014 Plant Science Annual Meeting

December 13-14, 2014
Innovative Plant Science and Biotechnology
Conference Hall at Humanity and Social Science Building, Academia Sinica
No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nangang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan(Transportation Guide)

I.  Registration

All participants are kindly requested to register in advance by completing and submitting the registration form with membership fees.
The deadline for online registration is
November 13, 2014.

Schedule and Speakers

II.  Membership Fees

Renew annual membership: NTD$300
*New membership application: NTD$500
*New membership should complete the "Membership Application Form"and deliver the hardcopy or electronic file to TSPB office by
email totspbtw@gmail.com

III.  Payment Method

Please pay on the Registration.

IV.  Call for Posters

Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the registration system, and please note your group and which competition (2014 Plant Biology 10 min-English Speech or Poster Presentation Competition, details as below) you are going to participate in.

※The deadlines for abstract submission:
  • 10 min-English Speech Competition: October 20, 2014.
  • Poster Presentation Competition: November 13, 2014.
  • Poster Presentation (ONLY presentation): November 13, 2014.

The competition will be divided in to 4 different groups by academic identity and research area:

For Postdoctoral and PhD students
Group 1: Systematics, Morphology, Ecology, Evolution
Group 2: Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
For Undergraduates, graduates, and undergraduate/ graduate research assistants
Group 3: Systematics, Morphology, Ecology, Evolution
Group 4: Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Please register for our conference before the submission of your abstract.

Abstract Guideline
  • The abstract should be written in English.
  • Margins are 3.18 cm on the sides and 2.54 cm on top and bottom in A4 format.
  • Title should be 16-point Times New Roman, bold and center.
  • Abstract should be written in 12-point Times New Roman, single spaced, and aligned.
  • Abstract should state briefly the problem, the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions, shouldn't exceed 250 words.
  • The document should be submitted as a Word document, a pdf is not acceptable. The name of presenter should be underlined.
  • The name of Word document:
    1. 10 min-English Speech Competition: "O- Group no.- Full name",
      e.g. O- 1- Emilie A. Rennie.doc
    2. Poster Presentation Competition: "Group no. - Full name",
      e.g. 4- Paul Dupree.doc
    3. Poster Presentation (ONLY presentation): "Full name", e.g. Diana Spencer.doc

Abstract Sample:

V.  2014 Plant Biology 10 min-English Speech Competition

2014 Plant Biology 10 min-English Speech Competition is a 2 stage competition.
1st stage will be based on your research abstract on any topic related with plant biology.
The top 12 abstract submitters will be informed on Tuesday, November 4th to prepare for the 2nd stage and the rest of the submitters will rejoin the Poster Presentation Competition.
Each presentation in the Oral Presentation Competition must be delivered in English. The selected students or assistants will present their speech by 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 14th. When delivered, the speech should be between 7 to 8 minutes and audience will have 2 minutes to ask questions.

Judging and Scoring Criteria

The Presentations will be judged in three categories; Delivery and Effectiveness 50%, Content 40%, and Discussion 10%.

Awards and Recognition

Judges will select First, Second and Third Place winners based on the criteria specified in the competition score sheet.

2014 Plant Biology 10 min-English Speech Competition Award
FirstSecondThirdAll 2nd stage participants
11212
NT$5,000NT$3,000NT$2,000Certification

VI.  2014 Plant Biology Poster Presentation Competition

Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the registration system.
Please register for our conference before the submission of your abstract.
All abstracts must be submitted as a word document and followed with our abstract template.

Poster Guidelines

The poster display space is 90 cm high x 140 cm wide. Prepare your poster accordingly. Posters cannot exceed these dimensions.
The poster should be displayed at the exhibit/poster hall before 1:00 p.m. and the oral presentations will be held by 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on December 13, 2014. All posters not removed by 4 p.m. on December 14, 2014 will be discarded. An exact time for the competition will be announced in the conference brochure. A final confirmation on the presentation details will be sent about three weeks in advance of the conference. Again, presenters must be registered for the 2014 Plant Science Annual Conference.

Judging and Scoring Criteria

The Presentations will be judged in three categories; Delivery and Effectiveness 50%, indicates information should be presented in a concise, interesting, and easy to understand format, Content 40%, and Format 10%.
Poster should contain all of the needed elements and each is presented in appropriate detail.

Awards and Recognition

Based on total accumulated points awarded by the judges, a reasonable percentage of the presenters will be awarded and recognized as the 2014 Plant Biology Poster Presentation Competition winners.

2014 Plant Biology Poster Presentation Competition
Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4Prize
Outstanding1111NT$2,000
Excellent2222NT$1,000
All winnersCertification

VII.  2014 Plant Biology Poster Presentation (ONLY Presentation)

Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the registration system.
Please register for our conference before the submission of your abstract.
All abstracts must be submitted as a word document and followed with our abstract template.

Poster Guidelines

The poster display space is 90 cm high x 140 cm wide. Prepare your poster accordingly. Posters cannot exceed these dimensions.
The poster should be displayed at the exhibit/poster hall before 1:00 p.m. on December 13, 2014. All posters not removed by 4 p.m. on December 14, 2014 will be discarded. A final confirmation on the presentation details will be sent about three weeks in advance of the conference. Again, presenters must be registered for the 2014 Plant Science Annual Conference.

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