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International Symposium on Photosynthesis Research in Honor of Eva-Mari Aro 2024

Registration & abstracts

Call for abstract and registration

Abstract submission and registration for the symposium has ended. If you would like to participate in the symposium, please contact the organisers:

Call for abstracts for EMA2024 Symposium

Researchers interested in participating in the EMA2024 Symposium are invited to submit an abstract before registering for the event.

Please submit your abstract by 31 May 2024 using the submission link. Following abstract submission, you will receive the registration link via email from within five working days.

EMA2024 symposium participants are expected to be experts in relevant research fields, and successful registration requires an accepted abstract and payment of the participation fee.

We have already chosen all posters to be presented in the symposium, but abstract is required for the registration nevertheless. Some posters will be chosen to be presented as flash talks in the event. We will contact the chosen speakers separately during summer 2024.

If you have already registered for the EMA2024 symposium as an invited guest, you will be contacted later regarding your abstract submission.

Please note that we have limited seats available, and registration will close once capacity is reached.

The abstract needs to

  • be maximum one page in length, A4 or letter, .docx or equivalent
  • be written with 12 points text, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing, standard margins
  • be named as follows: Surname_Firstname.docx
  • contain title, names of the authors with presenter underlined, affiliations
  • contain only results suitable for inclusion in a congress handout

If you have any questions regarding the abstract submission, please contact the event organizers at

Registration information

Registration fees

The registration fee covers attendance in the scientific program, symposium materials, lunch, and coffee during the symposium days. Additionally, it includes admission to the Welcome Reception on Sunday, September 8th, and the Symposium Gala Dinner on Tuesday, September 10th.

Ticket for the evening program on Wednesday, September 11th, is available for purchase separately (60 EUR).

The final registration deadline is 31 May 2024.

Registration feesEarly bird fee
(by 30 April)
Late fee
(from 1 May)
Participant: SPPS member fee375 EUR525 EUR
Participant: Non SPPS member500 EUR700 EUR
Social programme tickets
Wrap-up event with a Finnish sauna experience and dinner60 EUR60 EUR

The registration fees are not subject to VAT, except for social programme tickets where VAT 24 % is applied.

Important dates

  • 27 March 2024
    Abstract submission & registration opens
  • 30 April 2024
    Abstract submission deadline for poster presentations
  • 30 April 2024
    Early bird registration deadline
  • 31 May 2024
    Final registration & abstract submission deadline
  • 8-11 September 2024
    Symposium dates


If you have questions regarding the abstract submission, please contact the event organizers:

If you have any questions regarding registration or payments, please contact Aboa Events:

Methods of payment

1) Credit card payment
On the registration form, choose the credit card payment and fill in the payment card details. Payment service provider Paytrail Plc*

2) Online bank payment (for Finnish/Nordic banks only)
On the registration form, choose your bank, and you will be forwarded to the payment service. Payment service provider Paytrail Plc*

3) PDF invoice (payment with bank transfer).
An invoicing fee of 15 EUR will be added.
The PDF invoice will be sent to your e-mail address after you have submitted your registration. In case you are not paying the invoice yourself, please forward it to the right person.

4) E-invoice (for Finnish organisations only).
An invoicing fee of 10 EUR will be added.
The e-invoice will be sent directly to the e-invoicing address provided.

Please make sure to give the correct invoicing address. An extra invoicing charge of 10 EUR will be added if a new invoice is processed (revised PDF or e-invoice due to a wrong address, or otherwise modified).

*Paytrail Plc (FI2122839-7) acts as a collecting payment service provider in cooperation with Finnish banks and credit institutions. Paytrail Plc is an authorized payment institution. Paytrail Plc appears as the payee on the bank statement or card invoice and forwards the payment to the event organiser. In case of reclamations, please contact the event organiser.

The registration fees are invoiced by Certia Oy, Aboa Events (VAT FI23274223) on behalf of the local organiser University of Turku, VAT  FI02458963).

All payments must be made in euros (EUR).

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of registration must be made in writing (email) to before 15 July 2024. No fees will be refunded after this date.  A processing fee of EUR 50 will be deducted from all refunds.

In the event that the meeting is cancelled by the Meeting Organisers, or cannot take place for any reason outside the control of the Meeting Organisers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the Meeting Organiser shall be limited to that refund.

Change of the participant

At any time after registration, in case you will be unable to attend for any reason, you will have the opportunity to send a colleague in your place with no additional cost. In such case, please contact Aboa Events at as soon as possible.


Please note that the meeting participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Meeting Organisers. The Meeting Organisers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or another person during travel to and from the meeting or during the meeting. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.