On behalf of the organizing committee you are cordially invited to participate in the Third International Rubiaceae Conference.
The Conference will be held at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) from 18-21 September 2006.
Since the previous Rubiaceae conference in 1995, many new morphological and molecular data have been published. These data partly confirm previous classifications, but also provide new insights into the evolution and biogeography of this large family. The short Rubiaceae symposium during the XVIIth International Botanical Congress in Vienna made the need for a more prolonged meeting very evident. With the Third Rubiaceae Conference, we want to offer a forum to all Rubiaceae scientists to present the results they achieved in the last decade. The conference is also open to scientists working on other families of the order Gentianales.
The conference will consist of thematic sessions of lectures and a poster session. The proceedings will be published as a special volume of the Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
We hope that you will be able to attend the conference.
Erik Smets, Elmar Robbrecht, Suzy Huysmans, Helga Ochoterena, Steven Dessein & Petra De Block
National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Domein van Bouchout, 1860 Meise