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@ICAR 2012: Introductory Workshop on the Mechanics of Plant Growth

Posted by , on 26 June 2012

Please join us on the first day of ICAR 2012  (Tuesday 2nd July 16.00-17.30) for a series of short topical introductions to the field and discussions. Find out how mechanics could enrich your everyday view of plants, and your research!

The mechanics of plant growth is a historically rich field, which has provided great insight into how plants grow. The field is undergoing a recent resurgence due to the development of new experimental methods, new modeling techniques, and the application of new technologies (e.g. micro- and nano-indentation, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, advanced imaging and quantification tools, Finite Element modeling).

This Workshop aims at two vital purposes:

  1. to (re)introduce the idea of growth mechanics to the plant community
  2. to provide a forum for imperative discussions regarding the application of a mechanical lens to the study of plant growth.

With short informative talks from:

Siobhan Braybrook (University of Bern, CH)
Arezki Boudaoud (ENS Lyon, FR)
Alexis Peaucelle (Universite de Paris VII, FR)
Daniel Kierzkowski (University of Bern, CH)     

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