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2013 Pollen RCN Meeting Page

The Third RCN meeting was held in Tucson between March 1-3, 2013.

Please see the program and abstracts here.


Third RCN meeting announcement in January 2013:

The third pollen RCN meeting will be held in Tucson, Arizona between March 1-3, 2013 (starting at 7 PM on Friday, Mar. 1 and ending at 10:30 AM on Sunday, Mar. 3).


All participants MUST register using the form available in this link: Pollen RCN Workshop Registration Form

To promote interactions and discussions, the entire meeting will be held under one roof in the Residence Inn at Marriott, which is conveniently located ~0.5 miles from the Tucson International Airport.

The meeting organizers will provide lunch, AM and PM coffee breaks, and dinners on Friday and Saturday; breakfast is complimentary to those who stay in the Residence Inn (please see below).

There is a small registration fee of $50 to off-set some of the costs of this workshop (especially food). Please pay the registration fees in cash or check at the meeting site.

Hotel room reservation:

Online room reservations at the Residence Inn by Marriott Tucson Airport can be made with ResLink! Please use this link to get the discounted price of $119.00 (plus tax)/room and quickly make your reservation. For this price, the Residence Inn provides complimentary hot breakfast each morning, complimentary high speed internet access in your suite and all of the hotel's public area, and free parking.

Questions related to room reservation should be directed to:
Hilary Bass
Director of Sales
Residence Inn by Marriott Tucson Airport


An exciting program is being planned for this workshop. Poster sessions and several break out sessions for enhanced discussions will be part of the program. The program on Saturday morning session will be centered around NSF-funded iPlant Collaborative. They have agreed to give presentations (1 hour) and provide hands on training (1 hour) on various cyber infrastructure currently available for biology projects. In addition, during this session, at least two presentations will be on collaborations between members of the pollen community and iPlant Collaborative. Between 12:30 -3:30 PM on Saturday afternoon, a hike in the Saguaro National Park (East) has been planned to foster and allow continued interactions among members in a unique, natural, and a balmy setting (temperature will be favorable in Tucson in early March, a welcome break from the long dreary winter weather in other parts of the country).

A partial list of participating labs:

Alice Cheung
Hen-ming Wu
Sheila McCormick
Jeff Harper
Mark Johnson
Ravi Palanivelu
Ann Loraine
Joe Williams
Chris Staiger
Andy McCubbin
Rob Swanson
Anna Edlund
Anke Reinders
Heather Owen
Anya Dobritsa
Members of Jose Feijo, Weihua Tang, and Bruce McClure labs

Please bookmark this page and check back for complete program.

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