About CAPB 2018

CAPB 2018 conference registration is now open!   >>> Register Here <<<

From our roots in vitro to the future of plant biotechnology
The organizing committee of the 11th Canadian Plant Biotechnology Conference (CAPB 2018) invites you to join us in Saskatoon, on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, May 15-17, 2018. The theme of the meeting is “From our roots in vitro to the future of plant biotechnology” and we are inviting experts on a range of plant biotechnology topics, including the fields of in vitro biology, gene editing, synthetic biology, epigenetics and molecular farming to give keynote addresses. The conference presents a great opportunity for presentations by Canadian researchers and there will student awards to encourage participation by graduate students.
Registration and abstract submission are open now.

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Praveen Saxena  Professor  University of Guelph
Dr. Stuart Smyth  Assistant Professor  University of Saskatchewan
Neal Carter, P.Eng  President and founder  Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.
Dr. Bing Yang  Associate Professor  Iowa State University
Dr. Robert Laprairie  GlaxoSmithKline Research Chair  University of Saskatchewan/AAFC
Dr. Michael D. McLean  Director of Research  PlantForm Corporation
Dr. Steve Robinson  Research Scientist  AAFC
Dr. Erin Gilchrist  Senior Scientist  Anandia Laboratories
Dr. Jake Stout  Assistant professor  University of Manitoba
 Check Conference Program page for more information >>>



Early Bird Registration– deadline April 10, 2018

  • $300.00   Full Member
  • $225.00   Post-Doctoral Member
  • $150.00   Student
  • $400.00   Non-Member

Registration – After April 11, 2018

  • $400.00   Full Member
  • $325.00   Post-Doctoral Member
  • $200.00   Student
  • $450.00   Non-Member

Abstract Submission – deadline April 7, 2018 

Organizing committee:
Patricia Polowick (NRC), Alison Ferrie (NRC), Pankaj Bhowmik (NRC), Kevin Rozwadowski (AAFC); Gina Feist (WGRF), Wendy Lyzenga (NRC), Shivappa Hukkeri (U of S), Parul Jain (NRC).

CAPB members get significant discounts on registration fees for the conference while receiving additional benefits such as travel bursaries and presentation prizes for students, membership in the International Association for Plant Biotechnology, and access to bi-annual newsletters and other communications. Therefore, please visit our website and take-up a membership at CAPB. A two-year full membership will be $70 instead of $80 for two 1 year memberships, and a student/postdoc/emeritus two-year membership will be $25 and will entitle you to discounts at both CAPB and Plant Canada meetings. Any two-year membership taken up starting today will be valid until the end of December 2019.
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