May 2017 Circular

IOP Circular 2017-1 (May)


Dear IOP Members,

Before the next regular IOP Newsletter will be compiled and issued in June the Executive Committee likes to announce some important news.

First of all, we have the painful duty to inform you that the renowned palaeobotanist from India, Prof. Manju Banerjee, FNASc., former professor of botany at the University of Calcutta, passed away May 1st. IOP grieves about her together with her family and the palaeobotanical community of India.

IOP Executive Committee is happy to announce the IOP Social Dinner during the International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, China, will be held on 25 July 2017 (19-22 PM). Our informal associated meeting is organised by Dr. Xiaoyan Liu - many, many thanks to her! Please find more information about the IOP event on the congress website ( We will convene at the Foo Restaurant, Fourseasons Hotel Shenzhen, which is within walking distance of the IBC venues. Our IOP group will meet at the registration desk and walk together to the restaurant. For planning purposes we need a listing of those who wish to join us for this event. Please email a note of your intention to participate to Xiaoyan Liu ( and indicate whether you are IOP member, IOP student member or non IOP member (accompanying person). Deadline for participation statements is July 7th. Based on your registrations she will book the tables in the restaurant and pay a fee/deposit to the restaurant in advance. The latter means that your registration should be definite. Looking forward to meet you in Shenzhen!

Costs for IOP Social Dinner: Due to excessive bank charges for international credit card and check processing, each participant is requested to pay for the dinner in cash on-site, unless prior arrangements are made for payment with your regional representative. The costs are 495 Yuan (about 70 USD) for regular IOP members, 550 Yuan for non IOP members, and 250 Yuan for IOP student members. IOP secretary will provide receipts on-site for those who have the opportunity for reimbursements by their institutions.

Our next IOP newsletter is planned for distribution to the membership mid of June. Please submit potential content for the newsletterto Lutz Kunzmann [] by May 31, 2017.


Lutz Kunzmann & Steve Manchester May 11th, 2017

International Organisation of Palaeobotany



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