Attending the meeting? Want to see more of the beautiful Lancashire countryside?

We’re lucky with our location in Lancaster, with a historic city a few mins away from the university, and only a little further to Morecambe Bay. And perhaps the most well known attraction nearby, the beautiful Lake District, recently listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

If you want to take advantage of being in Lancaster for Plastid Preview and see some more, why not check out these handy guides:
Visit Lancaster

Lancaster Nature Guide

Morecambe Bay Nature Guide


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Meeting info update!


Plastid Preview is an annual meeting for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), including PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, working in any area of chloroplast biology. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for ECRs to meet and foster networks with their peer ECRs and some senior scientists.

Topics include photosynthesis, algal biofuels, food security and biotechnology, as well as fundamental research on plastid biology and biochemistry.

The two-day conference is FREE TO ATTEND and is aimed specifically at providing a welcoming environment for ECRs to present their work. There are typically 40-65 attendees and the quality of the talks is extremely high. Everyone is welcome to present either a talk or a poster, with talks being selected from the Abstracts.

This year’s Plastid Preview is being hosted by the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, at the beginning of September 2018, starting Monday after lunch and finishing on Tuesday afternoon:
Monday, 3rd Sept (2-5 pm, followed by Conference Dinner)
Tuesday, 4th Sept (9 am – 4 pm)

Venue: Lancaster University Conference Centre


We are currently adding information to the website, so please stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks.