Greetings from University of Calicut!

It is an immense pleasure for the organizing committee to inform you all that XVI Conference of the Indian Fern Society and International Symposium on Research in Pteridology: Priorities and Challenges to be held on February 17-19, 2022 is hosted by the Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Kerala. This is the first time a conference of IFS is being hosted by the University. It has been two years since the last conference was held. After the difficulties faced by the pandemic, the conference awaits all pteridologists and fern enthusiasts for a refreshing experience here at Calicut!

This time, we are holding two exciting contests - Young Pteridologist Award and Future Scientist Award, 2022, aimed to attract young scholars, graduate and under-graduate students. We encourage all participants to present their works based on the various themes mentioned.

The entire symposium is going to be an enlightening platform for all pteridologists to discuss the recent advancements in the field of pteridology.

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The last date for registration and submission of abstracts is 31st December 2021. We look forward to your positive response and active participation at the conference.

To know more details, please click on XVI Conference of the Indian Fern Society and International Symposium

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