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The 2nd International Pan American Light Sources for Agriculture (PALSA 2021) meeting will be held from 14 to 16 April, 2021 and preceded by the 2nd AgroEnviro Workshop on 12 and 13 April, 2021 as a satellite event. Promoted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas, São Paulo-Brazil, the event will be hosted as a fully online meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The theme of PALSA 2021 is “Elucidating Dynamic Processes in Agricultural Systems Using Synchrotron Light”. Invited talks will showcase state-of-the-art synchrotron research aimed at measuring time-dependent physical, chemical and biological processes in soils, plants, the rhizosphere, animals and micro-organisms of relevance to agricultural systems. The conference will also include volunteered oral and poster presentations, as well as open discussions. 

The AgroEnviro Workshop aims to enable both new and experienced users to develop impactful agricultural and environmental research projects that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Sirius synchrotronPresentations and demonstrations will highlight complementary capabilities of Sirius beamlines; preparation of proposals for beamtime; experimental design, sampling, and sample preparation for synchrotron experiments on soils and plants; and collection and processing of data from various synchrotron techniques. 

Important Dates

Actions Date
Registration Period From February 1st to March 1st, 2021
Abstract Submission From February 1st to March 1st, 2021
Notification of Abstract Acceptance From March 19, 2021
Payment of Registration Fee Up to March 22, 2021
AgroEnviro Workshop April 12 and 13, 2021
PALSA 2021 April 14 to 16, 2021

About Whova Platform

Considering the welfare and health of everyone due COVID-19 pandemic, the PALSA 2021 is being prepared to be virtually through a multipurpose platform for online events.

The Whova app will give us the opportunity to maintain the high standards of PALSA’s conferences by connecting the agriculture and environment synchrotron community.

All participants will receive an e-mail giving the access to the event app from April 5, 2021. More details to be released soon.

The platform gather participants and speakers which will be able to:

  • Watch live plenary sessions and talks,
  • Attend to oral communications,
  • Navigate through e-poster sessions,
  • Interact freely with each other on live chats and video meetups,
  • Create many networking opportunities!

Also, partner companies will be sponsoring the conference and will be able to reach out the community, get in touch with the participants and expose their brands.

Invited Keynote Speakers

  • Donald Sparks (University of Delaware, US) – Soil Chemical Processes
  • Johannes Koestel (SLU, SW and Agroscope, CH) – Soil Physical Processes
  • Tiina Roose (University of  Southampton, UK) – Rhizosphere Processes
  • Thorsten Knipfer (University of British Columbia, CA) – Plant Processes
  • Murilo de Carvalho (LNLS/LNBio-CNPEM, Brazil) – Animal Processes
  • Colleen Hansel (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, US) – Microbial Processes
  • Ingrid Pickering (University of Saskatchewan, CA) – Contaminant Processes
  • Anthony van der Ent (University of Queensland, AU) – Sample Preparation and Integrity
  • John Bargar (Stanford University, US) – Integrating Multiple Techniques
  • Yara Yingling (NC State University, US) – Data Integration by Materials Informatics

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