Important news and updates

  • Detailed program and abstract book is posted
  • *BOTH early registration and abstract submission for posters are now extended to April 30th. After April 30, the registration fee goes up and abstracts are not guaranteed in the program book.
  • Network lunch will be organized by chair(s) of each session. Trainees and early career participants are welcome.
  • ** Graduate students and post docs who register and submit an abstract for a poster are eligible to compete for a limited number of ‘registration’ awards. Moreover, there will be several awards for best poster presentations. Awards include support for partial hotel accommodation (at Loews Hotel).
  • April 23: There are still room subsidies available for graduate students (available to those staying at the Loews Annapolis Hotel Meeting Venue).
  • Oral presentations will be made within the poster sessions. Prizes will be awarded for each poster session.
  • Poster size: 36 in wide x 48 in long (Portrait), or 90 cm wide x 120 cm long.
  • Poster presenters click here for session #-abstract # (e.g. p4-5)



Workshop Overview

The International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology (IWPMB) is the premier international conference for researchers interested in plant membrane function. Over the last 16 meetings, IWPMB has provided an excellent forum for scientific discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers from leaders in the field to graduate students.

The next meeting will be the 17th in the series and will be held June 5th-10th 2016 in Annapolis Maryland, USA at Loew's Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland.

The IWPMB meetings are not connected to any society and are purely community driven. Therefore, the meeting is financed by registration fees and sponsoring. We are in the process of approaching potential sponsors. We welcome other parties to support and engage with this vibrant plant membrane biology community, through sponsoring this exciting meeting. Various sponsoring options are possible. Please contact the organizers to explore these.

Organizing committee at the University of Maryland: Angus Murphy (chair), Heven Sze (co-chair), Jianhua Zhu, Shunyuan Xiao, Wendy Peer and Hua Lu.