6th International Plant Dormancy Symposium

Date(s) - 23/10/2018 - 26/10/2018
All Day



Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce the meeting: “6th International Plant Dormancy Symposium” that will be held in Kyoto, Japan, on 23-26th October, 2018.


This symposium is an excellent opportunity to bring together scientists working on various aspects of seed, bud and other meristematic dormancy, and will focus on recent advances on the regulatory mechanisms, its role in plant growth and development, weed management and crop production, as well as impact of seasonal environmental change and climate change on dormancy. The overall goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on dormancy in plants and the development of new scientific collaborations. It will encompass the latest findings in dormancy from a variety of plant systems ranging from model plants to wild, agronomic and tree crops.


Important Dates:

Early bird registration and oral abstract submission deadline: 31 July

Late registration deadline: 15 August


Covered Topics include:

Genetic and Epigenetic regulation

Ecology (including climate change)


Hormonal regulation

Environmental control and Signaling (inter- and intra-cellular)

Applied aspects of dormancy


For information, registration and abstract submission:



If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact to



We hope you will take this opportunity to visit the shrines and temples of Kyoto both before and after the symposium. The end of October, meanwhile, is a wonderful time to see the foliage turn a magnificent crimson color.


For information about autumn in Kyoto:




We look forward to welcoming you and any other acquaintances who may be interested.


Organizing Committee

Naoto Kawakami, Meiji University (Chair)

Hisayo Yamane, Kyoto University (Co-Chair)

Kimitsune Ishizaki, Kobe University
Akiko Ito, Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, NARO
Takanori Saito, Chiba University
Kazuhiko Sugimoto, Institute of Crop Science, NARO
Mitsunori Seo, CSRS, RIKEN
Toshihito Yoshioka, Fukui Prefectural University
Shigeo Toh, Meiji University


Scientific Committee

Janice Cooke, University of Alberta, Canada
David Horvath, USDA in North Dakota, USA
Akiko Ito, Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science NARO, Japan
Naoto Kawakami, Meiji University, Japan
Junko Kyozuka, Tohoku University, Japan
Gerhard Leubner-Metzger, Royal Holloway University, UK
Annie Marion-Poll, INRA, France
Hiroyuki Nonogaki, Oregon State University, USA
Etti Or, Volcani Center, Israel
Steven Penfield, John Innes Centre, UK
Steven Smith, University of Western Australia, Australia
Christiaan van der School, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Jeffrey Walck, Middle Tennessee State University, USA