Participants wishing to present a lecture or poster at the meeting are invited to submit an abstract ELECTRONICALLY, as a WORD file, via email till May 31, 2011, to the following address:

Topics for Abstracts:

1. Emerging technologies in root biology

2. Root anatomy and morphology

3. Root growth and development

4. Uptake and translocation of essential and beneficial elements

5. Environment and root


Abstract format (download a pre-formatted template):

  • File format should be either Microsoft word (*.DOC or *.DOCX) or Rich Text Format (*.RTF) file only.
  • Abstracts should be written in English to a maximum length of two A4 pages, single-spaced.
    If contributors are considering submitting an extended abstract, please contact the organizers
  • Abstracts should include: objectives, methods, results and conclusions. Only standard abbreviations may be used. Do not include tables, graphs, endnotes, footnotes, or frames.
  • Page margins should be 2.5 cm (1 inch) on all sides.
  • Abstract title should be centered, typed in 14 point in BOLD.
  • Leave one line space and then list authors' full names, centered, size 12, in bold. Underline the name of the presenting author. In the next line list the affiliations of all authors.
  • Content: Leave two lines space and then begin the text, Times New Roman, size 12, single-spaced. Use superscripts and subscripts for chemical formulas and Greek symbols from "insert symbol… (normal text).
  • Keywords: Include maximum of 5 keywords in Times New Roman, size 12, bold font; arrange keywords alphabetically and separate them with a comma.

Please note:

The receipt of your abstract submission will be acknowledged by return e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgment within one week, please contact local organizers at:

Required poster dimensions: 90 cm (width) x 120 cm (height).