Registration is now open

We are pleased to announce that registration for Plastid Preview 2018 is now open.  Registration is FREE – this includes attendance at the meeting, all refreshments including the conference dinner on Monday evening and lunch on Tuesday, and your accommodation.  Please read the information on the Abstracts and Accommodation pages prior to registering.  Early registration is recommended as this has always proven to be a popular meeting and numbers are limited.

If you request to present a seminar or poster during registration, please email your abstract to the organisers as soon as possible.  A template abstract can be found here.

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.