Scientific programme

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS  DEVOTED  TO THE 300-YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOMAROV BOTANICAL INSTITUTE
OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
St. Petersburg, Russia, June 23-27, 2014

JUNE, 23, 2014
14.00–18.00. Registration.
(Hall of the Researach council of the Komarov Botanical institute, Herbarium Building, 1st floor, entrance from the main gate to the Komarov Botanical Institute – corner of the Karpovka embankment and Aptekarsky av.).

12.00. Traditional noon signal by the gun of the Peter and Paul Fortress, devoted to 300-years anniversary of the Komarov Botanical Institute.
(Participants of the ceremony are collected near Naryshkin Bastion of  the Peter and Paul Fortress by 11.45).

14.00. Press-conference.
(Conference hall of the Komarov Botanical Institute, Professor Popov str. 2).

16.00. Opening of the Peter the Great monument.
(North Court of the Botanical Garden of the Komarov Botanical Institute, Professor Popov str. 2).

19.00. City tour for guests (Russian language).
Buses are leaving from the main gate to the Botanical Garden (corner of the Karpovka embankment and Aptekarsky av.).

JUNE, 24, 2014

International conference
“The botany: history, theory, practice”
(Concert hall of the administration of the Petrograd district of the city of St. Petersburg,
Bolshya Monetnaya street, 17–19)

9.00. Registration.
10.00–10.20. Opening remarks.
10.20–10.45. R. V. Kamelin (Komarov Botanical Institute). Floristic zoning of the Earth. Southern Kingdoms.
10.45.–11.10. E. V. Voznesenskaya (Komarov Botanical Institute). Structural bases of C4 photosynthesis.

11.10.–11.40. Coffee, tea.

11.40–12.05. H. W. Lack (Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Germany). Imperial and Royal Botanic Gardens and Botanical Museums in Europe — yesterday, today and tomorrow.
12.05–12.30. Yu. V. Gamalei (Komarov Botanical Institute). Lessons and prospects of plant microscopy.
12.30–12.55. K. Marhold (Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic). Future of taxonomic monographs — what should be done in context of modern research?

12.55–14.30. Lunch.

14.30–14.55. N. V. Matveeva (Komarov Botanical Institute). The plant cover of the Far North: retrospective and prospects of studying.
14.55–15.20. P. Wyse Jackson (Missouri Botanical Garden, USA). International plant conservation and the developing role of botanic gardens.
15.20–15.45. E. M. Arnautova (Komarov Botanical Institute). Botanical Garden of the Peter the Great and the world horticulture.

15.40.–16.15. Coffee, tea.

15.45–16.15. S. P. Wasser (University of Haifa, Israel). Medicinal mushroom science: history, current status, future trends, and unsolved problems.
16.40–17.05. E. V. Bogomolova (Komarov Botanical Institute). Microfungi in the air — friends or enemies?

JUNE, 25, 2014.

The official plenary meeting in honour of the 300th anniversary of Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(concert hall of the administration of Petrograd district of the city of St. Petersburg,
Bolshya Monetnaya street, 17–19)

9.00. Registration
10.00–10.10. V. T. Yarmishko. Opening remarks.
10.10–10.40. D. V. Geltman. Komarov Botanical Institute: three centuries of its history.
10.40–11.10. A. E. Kovalenko. Komarov Botanical Institute: present state and future.

11.10–11.40. Coffee, tea

11.40–14.00. Greetings and congratulations.

14.00–16.00. Lunch.

16.00–17.00. Informal tour to the Botanical Garden and department of the Komarov Botanical Institute

17.00–19.00. Party in the Botanical Garden.

JUNE, 26, 2014

9.00–19.00 – Botanical field excursions.
Buses are leaving from the main gate to the Botanical garden (corner of the Karpovka embankment and Aptekarsky av.).

9.00–18.00. Council meeting of the «World flora online» project.
(Mycology building).

11.00.–17.00. Tours to the collections and laboratories of the Komarov Botanical Institite (the exact schedule will be available at the registration)

19.00. City tour for guests (Russian language).
Buses are leaving from the main gate to the Botanical Garden (corner of the Karpovka embankment and Aptekarsky av.).


JUNE, 27, 2014

9.00–18.00. Council meeting of the «World flora online» project.
(Mycology building).

11.00.–17.00. Tours to the collections and laboratories of the Komarov Botanical Institite (the exact schedule will be available at the registration).

19.00. City tour for guests (English language).
Buses are leaving from the main gate to the Botanical garden (corner of the Karpovka embankment and Aptekarsky av.).