History

The First International Conference on Growth Substances was held in Paris in 1937. This meeting was organized under the auspices of the League of Nations and the papers were published as a special volume, Etudes et recherches sur les phvtohormones (Paris. 1938). Professor P. Boysen-Jensen was the President at this meeting and Professor V. J. Koningsberger and Dr. G. S. Avery were amongst those attending.

The Second Growth Substance Conference held in Wisconsin in 1949 was almost entirely American, Professor H. Burström being the only representative from Europe to present a paper. The contributions, edited by Professor F. Skoog and published in 1951 under the title Plant Growth Substances, have undoubtedly proved of great value to all workers in the field.

In September 1953, an International Conference on Plant Growth Substances was held at the University of Lund, Sweden organized by Professor H. Burström. Although only an abstract of the proceedings of the Lund Conference (1953) was published, the great success of this meeting must be recorded.

The high level and great value of the papers and discussions led, two years later, to the idea of holding a similar Conference in England. This suggestion was well received, and, as a result, workers from seven countries met at Wve College from 17-22 July 1955. The proceedings of the Wye conference were published in The Chemistry and Mode of Action of Plant Growth Substances Butterworths Scientific Publications, London 1956.

 

Past IPGSA Meetings, Hosts, Presidents and Secretaries

Informal Meetings:

Year

Site

Host

 

 

1937

Paris, France

Boysen-Jensen

 

 

1949

Madison, USA

Skoog

 

 

1953

Lund, Sweden

Burström

 

 

1955

Ashford, UK

Wain

 

 

1959

Yonkers, USA

Vlitos

 

 

1963

Paris, France

Nitsch

 

 

1967

Ottowa, Canada

Wightman

 

 

Official Meetings:

Year

Site

Host

President

Secretary & Treasurer

1970

Canberra, Australia

Carr

 

 

1973

Tokyo, Japan

Sumiki

Thimann

Carr

1976

Lausanne, Switzerland

Pilet

MacMillan

 

1979

Madison, USA

Skoog

Masuda

Leopold

1982

Aberystwyth, UK

Wareing

Skoog

 

1985

Heidelberg, Germany

Bopp

Wareing

Bruinsma

1988

Calgary, Canada

Pharis

Bopp

 

1991

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Karssen

Pharis

Brenner

1995

Minneapolis, USA

Gardner/Phinney

Phinney

 

1998

Tokyo-Makuhari, Japan

Takahashi

Takahashi

Kamiya

2001

Brno, Czech Republic

Procházka

Jones

Rademacher

2004

Canberra, Australia

Jacobsen

Hedden

Rademacher

2007

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Cassab

Yoshida

Sponsel

2010

Tarragona, Spain

Pages

Cohen

Sponsel

2013

Shanghai, China

Zhi-Hong Xu / Jia-Yang Li / Hong-Wei Xue 

Kamiya

Ozga

2016

Toronto, Canada

Nambara

Beveridge

Ozga

 

IPGSA Research Awards

1973 (Tokyo):
Robert L. Wain, Wye College, University of London, Ashford, UK

1976 (Lausanne):
Kenneth V. Thimann, Crown College, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

1979 (Madison):
Mikhail Kh. Chailakhyan, K.A. Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, Russia

1982 (Aberystwyth):
Jake MacMillan, School of Chemistry, The University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Bernard O. Phinney, Department of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

1985 (Heidelberg):
Saburo. Tamura, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Nobutaka Takahashi, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Shang Fa Yang, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis, USA

1988 (Calgary):
Robert S. Bandurski, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

1991 (Amsterdam):
Jan A.D. Zeevaart, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
D.Stuart Letham, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Roger Horgan, Department of Biological Sciences, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK

1995 (Minneapolis):
Jan E. Graebe, Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Physiology, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Hans Kende, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Marten Koornneef, Laboratory of Genetics, Agricultural University of Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands

1998 (Tokyo):
Peter Hedden, IACR - Long Ashton Resaerch Station, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Hiroh Shibaoka, Department of Biology, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

2001 (Brno):
Russell L. Jones, Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
John V. Jacobsen, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia

2004 (Canberra):
Anthony B. Bleecker, Botany Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
Joseph R. Ecker, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California, USA.
Yuji Kamiya, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Yokohama, Japan

2007 (Puerto Vallarta):
Joanne Chory, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California, USA.
Mark Estelle, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Boomington, Indiana, USA
Takao Yokota, Department of Biosciences, Teikyo University, Utsunomiya, Japan

2010 (Tarragona):
Ottoline Leyser, The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Makoto Matsuoka, Bioscience and Biotechnology Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Tai-ping Sun, Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

2013 (Shanghai):
Peter McCourt, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Erwin Grill, Center of Life and Food Sciences, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany
Shinjiro Yamaguchi, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan