Due to concerns around Covid19, the Southern Section leadership has decided to cancel the meeting. We know this will come as a disappointment for all those who look forward to the opportunities provided by this meeting, but it was determined that the safety of our speakers and attendees was more important. We will send information about any possible rescheduling of the meeting as those decisions are made.

Shoshana Kronfeld, who has been handling the registration, will be processing refunds for all those who have paid the fee for registration. Please allow up to a week to see your refund come into your account as each registration cancellation and refund must be handled individually.  Section memberships are not refundable, so only your registration fee will be refunded. Any questions regarding this can be directed to Shoshana at

Please make sure to contact your hotels and any airlines or other travel reservations you have to cancel.


2020 Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists Meeting

The meeting will take place in Birmingham, Alabama on March 14-16, 2020.

Conference Center: Address: 1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294

Hilton: Address: 808 South 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205

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Application for Travel funds is available through the abstract submission, for graduate and undergraduate applicants who apply early.

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This year’s Kriton Hatzios Symposium’s theme is “Evolution of Signaling Mechanisms in Plants” with an outstanding lineup of internationally renowned speakers including:

Pradeep Kachroo

Simon Gilroy

Alan Jones

Jennifer Nemhauser

Pradeep Kachroo,University of Kentucky (Plant immunity signaling)

Simon Gilroy, University of Wisconsin Madison (Calcium signaling)

Alan Jones, University of North Carolina (G protein signaling)

Jennifer Nemhauser, University of Washington (Auxin signaling)