Welcome to Nitrogen 2023, a meeting of minds and good people with an interest in plant nitrogen regulation, metabolism and transport. After a four year break, we will meet again in Sydney Australia on November 6-9, 2023. The meeting will be held at the University of Sydney in the inner suburb of Camperdown which sits just outside the central business district. The symposium will be held in a university conference facility commonly known as 'The Refectory' located on Science Road.
Sydney is a wonderful city to visit and get a taste of a rich Australian life through its famous beaches, modern city-landscapes, bohemian suburbs and its rich social tapestry of diverse cultures that make it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Sydney is also a great first stop to an extended visit to other parts of Australia if your travels permit. The climate in November is very pleasant, that should allow for a diversity of activities (beaches, swimming, hiking, shopping, city tours, cycling, outdoor beer gardens and relaxed walks).
The Fifth International Symposium on the Nitrogen Nutrition of Plants (Nitrogen 2023) brings together those with a keen interest in plant nitrogen and how best this important nutrient can be used to support plant growth and ultimately produce food, fibre and oil. With looming global protein shortages expected by 2050, there has never been a more important period in plant science research to better understand the processes controlling N accessibility, N metabolism and the delivery of amino acids and proteins to an increasingly hungry planet. Our ability to meet many of the UN Sustainability Development Goals is intimately linked to improved N fertiliser use and the expansion in availability of protein-enriched foods sourced predominantly from plant inputs. It's time to get to work and help solve these problems.
The research program is currently under development. When complete it will provide a rich and stimulating expose of leading plant nitrogen research. This meeting always delivers an exciting selection of talks and posters that generate discussion and advances in the field.
The conference site is now open and ready to receive your registration details. Please mark these dates in your calendar and get your travel plans in motion for a well-deserved trip to Sydney for Nitrogen 2023.
Professor Brent N. Kaiser