IX Cell Wall

Research Conference
Cell wall research for new fundamental discoveries and applications in plant biology
Dance Party
Conference Awards
Local Organizing Committee
  • Federica Brandizzi (Chair)
  • Melissa Borrusch
  • Linda Danhof
  • Sang-Jin Kim
  • Amber Wise

  • Email Us at ixcwrc22@msu.edu

We look forward to welcoming you to the IXCWRC
in East Lansing, MI!

This conference will be entirely dedicated to the plant cell wall.

The IXCWRC should have taken place in East Lansing, Michigan, in 2021. However, because of the COVID19 pandemic, the Asian Plant Cell Wall Biology meeting scheduled for 2020 was cancelled and postponed to a virtual setting in 2021. Therefore, the IXCWRC has been rescheduled for 2022.

The focus of the IXCWRC is to cover the latest discoveries in basic biology and biotechnological applications of the plant cell wall. The conference will provide the opportunity to network in person, discuss and share research findings as well as establish new national and international collaborations to study the cell wall of model plant species and crops.

For this conference, there will be awards to offset costs for early career investigators. Stay tuned for more updates!

Why Join Us

  • Meet scientists from all over the world!
  • Grow your network and establish international collaborations
  • Learn about cutting-edge discoveries in plant cell wall biology
  • Early Investigator Lecture Award
  • Early Investigator Poster and Talk Awards
  • Sponsored workshops focused on professional development of early career investigators
  • Community led sessions
  • Sponsored networking events for early career investigators
  • Social events to network and have fun

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Virtual registration is still available. Abstracts are not being accepted at this time. Please contact us at ixcwrc22@msu.edu if you have any questions.


Conference Center

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is located on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University. The hotel has a unique atmosphere, with cultural and other activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium, multi-function meeting rooms and hotel accommodations.

All conference meals will be provided at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Meals begin with dinner on Monday, June 13, 2022. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for Tuesday, June 14, 2022 through Thursday, June 16, 2022. Meal service will conclude with breakfast on Friday, June 17, 2022.


There are two convenient lodging options for the IX Cell Wall Research Conference.


The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is offering a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $122-$128 per night plus tax. Guestrooms at the Kellogg Center include Wi-Fi, covered parking, fitness center, and Lansing Capital City Airport shuttle service. At the Kellogg Center Hotel, you are just an elevator ride away from all the conference meeting rooms and meal locations.

For more information: https://kelloggcenter.com

Participants may also stay in the Brody Neighborhood dormitory complex directly across the street from the conference center. During this conference all rooms in the Brody Neighborhood must be occupied as single occupancy rooms even if they have multiple beds; they have community-style bathrooms and are co-ed by wing. Dorm room pricing for the IX Cell Wall Research Conference is $50 per night and must be paid at the time of your registration. In every room there will be a linen pack which includes: a fitted sheet, a top sheet, a pillowcase, and bath towel. On the bed there will be a pillow, mattress pad, and blanket. All rooms have air conditioning and include free Wi-Fi.

Transportation & Parking

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is located 8 miles from Capital City Airport and shuttle service is available.

Transportation from Detroit Metropolitan Airport is available through the Michigan Flyer. The Michigan Flyer is reliable bus transportation between East Lansing and Detroit Metropolitan Airport at affordable rates.

Parking at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is free at the connecting ramp for guests staying at the Kellogg Hotel. The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center parking ramp will be made available, at a discounted rate, for conference attendees staying at the Brody Neighborhood Dorms located across the street.

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