January 7, 2005
The proceedings of the conference have finally come out and are in
distribution, most participants should have received their copies.
Editors: E. van Santen and G.D.Hill.
Wild and Cultivated Lupins from the Tropics to the Poles. Proceedings of
the 10th International Lupin Conference, Laugarvatn, Iceland,
19-24 June 2002.
International Lupin Association, P.O.Box 84, Lincoln, University,
Cantebury, New Zealand. ISBN 0-86476-153-8 (ISBN 0-86476-123-6). Printed
in the USA.
The proceedings are XVI + 382 pages, and contain 101 scientific papers
on lupin research presented at the conference, in the fields of Breeding
and Genetics (25), Agronomy (22), Ecology (13), Plant Protection (10),
Physiology (11), Animal Nutrition (13) and Human Nutrition (7).
The proceedings are distributed by the Editor in Chief:
Dept. of Agronomy and Soils
202 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5412
You should contact him if you are interested in buying a copy or have
not received the one you are entitled to.
Borgthor Magnusson, chairman of the organizing committee - (email@example.com)
April 16, 2004
Proceedings are coming out!! Editing of the Proceedings from
the 10th International Lupin Conference has been completed by the editors Edzard van
Santen and George D. Hill. The Proceedings will be printed in the USA and sent to all
participants of the conference in May/June 2004. For further information contact:
photo of participants of the 10th International Lupin Conference, Laugarvatn, Iceland,
We hope that your preparations for the
conference are going well. If you have
questions in the last days before you leave for Iceland, dont hesitate to contact us
( firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We are still getting new registrations. There will be about 100 active participants (85 foreign) at the conference + 15 accompanying
persons, from 22 countries. We have had to do
small changes in the program, as a few of oral presentations were withdrawn. The program has been updated on this webpage.
The summer in Iceland has arrived with mild
weather during the last two weeks. The lupins
are starting to bloom and should look very
nice when you arrive. If you are interested in
the weather in Iceland you can e.g. check the following homepage of the Icelandic
Meteorological Office: http://www.vedur.is/english/index_eng.html?
and look under Weather services.
Some of you will probably find the weather
in Iceland in June rather cool (12 18 °C) so be prepared for it. There is always the possibility of rain. For the field trip in particular you will need to
have raingear at hand and good walking boots.
We want to remind you that there is a good
indoor swimming pool at Laugarvatn with nice warm tubs to relax in. Also that there is an old well-known sauna
built on top of a hot spring right on the shore of the lake in the village. Both are within a 5 min walk from the hotel. So remember to bring your swimming suit.
You are probably all aware of that there is
24 hours daylight in Iceland in June.
We look very much forward to meeting you
all in Iceland in two weeks time. May your
travel to Iceland go well.
May 13th, 2002
ANNOUNCEMENT ON WORKSHOPS AND SUMMARY ROUND
Workshops on the following topics will be
Workshop 1: Anthracnose revisited
(chaired by: Joao Neves-Martins)
Workshop 2: Lupin products, uses and
users (chaired by: Tom Acamovic)
Workshop 3: Molecular breeding
(chaired by: Peter Caligari)
Workshop 4: Nitrogen fixation
(chaired by Janet I. Sprent)
The aim of the workshops is to bring together
participants in the conference that have a special interest in the topics, identify areas
of common interest and discuss challenges that research in the field can address. The
contents for discussion will not be laid down beforehand. It is the role of the chairman
to facilitate the discussion in the group. The first task should be to identify areas of
common interest that the participants want to elaborate on. It is then up to the
participants to develop the discussion further. It is important that the chairman tries to
activate as many as possible in the discussions. Participants are encouraged to prepare
themselves beforehand and have topics ready that they would like to bring into the
discussion. This can be done by a very short presentation of research questions and/or
results (2-4 min., with overheads).
The outcome of the workshop will be presented
at the Round Table at the end of the conference. This will either be done by the chairman
of the workshop or a secretary appointed by the participants at the beginning of the
Summary Round Table
A Round Table discussion will take place at the
end of the conference. The aim is to summarize the contents of the conference by
highlighting important, novel and interesting points that emerged from the presentations
(oral/posters) and discussions in the different sessions and take a forward look in the
field of lupin research. Each session in the programme will be represented by one
The following people have been approached to
lead the SRT:
Session 1: Ecology,
land rehabilitation, plant introductions: Roger del Moral
Session 2: Plant
Session 3: N-fixation
and roots: Janet Sprent
Genetics and breeding:
Session 5: Biochemistry
and physiology: Craig Atkins
Session 6: Agronomy: George Hill
Session 7: Animal
and human nutrition:
The chairman will introduce the Round Table
discussion. Then participants will summarize the outcome of their respective sessions,
including the workshops. For this they will be allowed 5-10 min. Finally the floor will be
open for questions and comments from all conference guests.
submitting manuscripts to the Proceedings
Santen, the editor in chief, has extended the May 1st deadline to May
manuscripts should be sent on email directly to the editor:
van Santen firstname.lastname@example.org
now updated the programme page on the web site!
Titles of papers
offered for the conference kept coming in to us right to the beginning of January. In total 175 titles have been accepted, 28 as oral
(including invited speakers) and 147 as posters. We
have been in contact with around 140 individuals of 26 nationalities sofar. By the end of March we should know approximately
what the turnout for the conference will be.
We want to remind
you that the deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is March 15, 2002.
We have had a
couple of requests from people for financial assistance to attend the conference. Unfortunately we can not offer any aid as our
budget is low. We therefore advise people to
check all possibilities of local or international funding.
The invited speakers,
Moral and Andrea
Pickart from the USA, Eli Fremstad from Noway, and Janet I. Sprent and Keith R. Skene from the U.K., have all
accepted our invitation which we are very pleased with.
We are now updating
the homepage and will be providing more detailed information about the conference and
Iceland in general.
If you have
questions or comments, please contact us, either at :
Iceland Incentives Inc. (Conference office),
email: email@example.com or
Magnusson, chair of organizing committee, email: firstname.lastname@example.org