iMOSS - international molecular moss science society Propelling Flagellated Plant Research
The international molecular moss science society (iMOSS) aims to foster research on and scientific ex-change about non-seed plants. Historically, the annual MOSS meeting started out as a meeting of the Physcomitrella community. However, iMOSS emphasizes a broad interest in "mosses", including liverworts and hornworts, other non-seed plants such as lycophytes and ferns, and also streptophyte algae because of the rising interest in comparing them to land plants. In essence, iMOSS nurtures research and discussion on flagellated plants, i.e. photosynthetic eukaryotes that have not lost (sperm) motility. The concept of the Japanese word "Koke", applied to tiny plants and plant-like organisms, is what we see as "moss".
|President||Aruna Kilaru||(executive board)|
|Vice president||Laura Moody||(executive board)|
|Representative for Europe||Stefanie Müller-Schüssele|
|Representative for Asia||Tomomichi Fujita|
|Representative for the Americas||Alison Roberts|
|Student/postdoc representative||Jenna Ekwealor Baughman|
|Head of Prize committee||Magdalena Bezanilla|
iMOSS was founded Sep 3rd 2016 at the meeting in Leeds and is a non-profit (charity) organization registered in Germany.