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7th Plant Biomechanics International Conference (20-24 August 2012)

20-24 August 2012
Centre Diocésain 133 Avenue République 63051 Clermont-Ferrand, France

What is Plant Biomechanics ?
Plant Biomechanics is the study of the structures and functions of biological systems from the plant phylum (Plantae) with the help of concepts and methods of mechanics [1-5] (....)  Read more  ( into a pdf file)

The Plant Biomechanics International Conferences :
Plant biomechanics is an expanding interdisciplinary field, at the interfaces of biology, mechanics, physics and engineering. Despite its broad range of studies, it has long been felt that the researchers dealing with biomechanics have a lot to share. The first Plant Biomechanics International Conference was organized in Montpellier (France) in 1994. The 2nd PBMIC was held in 1997 in Reading (UK), the 3rd in 2000, in Badenweiler (Germany), the 4th in 2003 was in Lansing (MI USA), the 5th in 2006 was in Stockholm (Sweden), the 6th in 2009 was in Cayenne (FG) in South America  Over the years, the Plant Biomechanics International Conference has become the central event of the Plant Biomechanics research community, as well as a unique place for interdisciplinary exchanges around the amazing features that Plants have evolved to sense, acclimate and adapt to the mechanical challenges they have been submitted to.
Welcome to Plant-BioMech 2012 in Clermont–Ferrand !
On behalf of all the French Plant Biomechanics community and of our International Board , Scientific and Organizing Committees, we are thus pleased to invite you to Clermont-Ferrand (France) to participate in the 7th Plant Biomechanics International Conference. In the centre of Europe's largest regional nature park (the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park) and in the historic and active city of Clermont-Ferrand, you will enjoy the interactive overview over the research on plant biomechanics and mechanobiology from all over the world. We are really looking forward to meet you there!  
Dr Bruno Moulia, Dr Meriem Fournier
Chairs of PBMC 2012


Poster award

All the posters have been reviewed and rated by an award committee (members of IAB and session organizers). Each day, the two highest scoring posters according to the following criteria have been awarded.

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Important Facts

The REGISTRATION is CLOSED since July 15 2012 . To see the FINAL PROGRAM go to Program/Guideline

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Pour les Francophones et le Grand Public

La Biomécanique traite des effets physiques et biologiques des sollicitations mécaniques externes (vent, courants aquatiques) et internes (turgescence, pressions tissulaires) sur le développement et le fonctionnement des plantes

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