Size control of multi-cellular organisms such as plants poses a longstanding biological question that has fascinated scientists from every time and generation. Currently the question on how size is measured and fixed during growth of an organ or organism is far from resolved, essentially because of its complex, integrated nature of regulation at the cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism level. The state of the art knowledge on the mechanisms that govern plant organ growth and size control was discussed at the symposium in four main topics: shoot growth, reproductive organ growth, root growth, and phenotyping and modeling.
About 180 people subscribed for the 3 day meeting with international speakers. The WIWAM plant phenotyping systems were presented at the exhibition area.