Plant Anatomy: traditions and perspectives
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Organizing committee: Prof. Dmitry D. Sokoloff (Co-chair), Prof. Alexander C. Timonin (Co-chair), Prof. Rimma P. Barykina, Prof. Vladimir V. Choob, Prof. Igor P. Ermakov, Prof. Viktor B. Ivanov, Dr. Dmitry F. Lyskov (Secretary), Dr. Maja V. Nilova, Dr. Alexei A. Oskolski, Prof. Anatoly A. Pautov.

Program committee: Prof. Dmitry D. Sokoloff (Co-chair), Prof. Alexander C. Timonin (Co-chair), Dr. Alexei A. Oskolski, Prof. Anatoly A. Pautov, Dr. Selena Y. Smith.


Main topics of the Symposium:

  • Comparative anatomy of vegetative and reproductive organs;
  • Plant anatomy in taxonomy;
  • Functional plant anatomy;
  • Ecological plant anatomy;
  • Structure as manifestation of development;
  • Anatomy of fossil plants;
  • Evolution of anatomical traits;
  • Use of anatomical characters for plant identification in science and practice. Applications of plant anatomy in genetics and selection of useful plants.


The Symposium will include oral presentations and poster session. The working language is English. A Proceedings book will be published prior to the Symposium.


Second circular and Symposium program (updated 15/06/2019)


Abstracts and registration forms must be submitted electronically through the following form:  

Abstracts must be in English. Extended abstracts are welcome, but should not exceed 12000 characters with spaces (including title, authors, references and figure captions). The name of the presenting author should be underlined. Use Times New Roman, 12 pt, spacing 1.5. Only plant names should be italicized. Files should be saved in Microsoft Word compatible format and named according to surname of the presenting author. Figures (when necessary) should not be inserted in the manuscript. Each figure should be sent as a separate file in TIFF format, resolution 600 dpi (for grayscale images) or 1200 dpi (for black and white images), LZW compression, named according to surname of the presenting author and the figure number. Color figures will not be accepted.

Abstract sample.doc


The Organizing Committee will decide whether to accept or reject the submitted abstracts and the selected presentation type by April 1, 2019. The Symposium Fee is expected to be around 1500 Russian Rubles (ca. €20 or $25 US). Full information regarding the Symposium Fee and payment details will be provided in the Second Circular. 

Further distribution of this information is greatly appreciated.


The first circular (English).doc

The first circular (Russian).doc


If you have any questions, contact the secretariat by e-mail: 



September 16–21, 2019, Moscow, Russia.

The Symposium “Plant anatomy: traditions and perspectives” is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Prof. Ludmila Ivanovna Lotova (1929-2017), an outstanding Russian plant anatomist. The Symposium will be held from 16-21 September 2019 at the Biological Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. The meeting will be focused on research fields related to comparative anatomy of vegetative and reproductive plant organs (including systematic, functional, ecological and developmental plant anatomy as well as the evolution of anatomical traits and their use for plant identification in science and practice). Honoring Prof. L.I. Lotova’s great contribution in bark anatomy and anatomy of cultivated plants, we especially encourage specialists in these fields to attend the Symposium.