Lucca (Barga), Italy / 30.04.2017 - 05.05.2017

CO2 Assimilation in Plants from Genome to Biome
Gordon Research Conference
Adapting Photosynthesis to Insure Against an Uncertain Future

Advancing and applying our understanding of CO2 assimilation in plants and algae has never been more important to society than today. The world faces the dual challenges of producing adequate food for mid-century sustainably while adapting and mitigating CO2-driven climate change. This meeting addresses these challenges from the gene to the globe in discussing emerging advances in our understanding and their application. Topics include: engineering increased photosynthesis for food security and bioenergy, phenomics in accelerating improvement in CO2 assimilation and yield, overcoming oxygenation at Rubisco, the evo-devo of the CO2 assimilation apparatus, inter-compartmental fluxes, kinetic modeling of CO2 assimilation, what is new in carbon concentrating mechanisms, prospects for modifying stomatal responses and mesophyll conductance, adapting to atmospheric change, quantification of global sinks for CO2, and engineering landscapes to offset climate change.


Planet Earth / 18.05.2017

Fascination of Plants Day

The fourth international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2017 will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science.


Cayo Guillermo, Cuba / 22.05.2017 - 26.05.2017

11th International Congress on Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture

At the congress optimal solutions to problems in the fields of biotechnology and agriculture will be transmitted. They include oral presentations, posters and video.
The official languages of the meeting are: Spanish and English. Will be available simultaneous translation.


Umeå, Sweden / 29.05.2017 - 01.06.2017

Rooting 2017
8th International Symposium on Root Development

The conference aims to bring together scientists in plant developmental biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, ecophysiology and biotechnology, with a common interest in root development. It focuses on the development of adventitious, lateral and primary roots as the outcome of genetic control and the plant's interaction with the environment. Based on the tradition of the earlier symposia held in the US, Israel, The Netherlands, Spain, Canada and Germany, the 8th International Symposium on Root Development aims to exchange recent knowledge and ideas on fundamental and applied aspects of root induction and further development.


Columbia, Missouri, USA / 07.06.2017 - 09.06.2017

34th Annual IPG Symposium on Root Biology

The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) at the University of Missouri will hold its 34th Annual Symposium on "Root Biology", the fourth in this series, 7-9 June 2017. This symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from across the globe to address recent advances in studies of root growth, development, and function as well as root-rhizosphere interactions. The symposium will be held in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri.


Montpellier, France / 12.06.2017 - 16.06.2017

Analyzing and Modelling Phenotypes for Challenging Environments

This session about ecophysiology and phenotyping in Montpellier from 12-16 June will be based on courses, presentations of methods, and computer exercises.  It is open to all PhD students, but priority will be given to French and African students.


Alnarp, Sweden / 18.06.2017 - 22.06.2017

PhD Course: Field-omics and Remote Sensing -- Analysis of '-omics' and Phenotypic Data in FIeld Trials and Controlled Environments

The recent flurry of technological advancements by, e.g., Next-Generation sequencing (NGS) and mass spectrometry (MS), have enabled genome-scale capturing of biological processes at the molecular level. Rather than being limited to a handful of measured compounds, it is now possible to capture thousands of molecular variables. These techniques are being increasingly used also in the field conditions which is a central part of crop science.




St. Louis, Missouri, USA / 19.06.2017 - 23.06.2017

ICAR 2017: The 28th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

The 28th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR 2017) will take place June 19-23, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, organized by NAASC


Palermo, Italy / 19.06.2017 - 23.06.2017

International Symposium on Flowering, Fruit Set, and Alternate Bearing

The objective of the Symposium is to share interdisciplinary knowledge about the combined effects of biotic and abiotic stress on Flowering, Fruit Set and Alternate Bearing in temperate, tropical and subtropical tree crop species with particular references to breeding, genomics, physiological and horticultural technologies plant science areas.


Toulouse, France / 20.06.2017 - 23.06.2017

IX European Plant Science Retreat

The European Plant Science Retreat is the only European Congress organized BY and FOR PhD students working in Plant Biology.

It’s the perfect occasion to present your projects and results in front of other PhD students and rewarded scientists. You will have the opportunity to discuss with other PhDs working in the same field as you, sharing science, discussing technical problems and finding solutions together.


Honolulu, Hawaii, USA / 24.06.2017 - 28.06.2017

Plant Biology 2017

In Hawaii we expect more than 1500 scientists from nearly 40 countries participate in the annual Plant Biology meeting – powered by ASPB.

From grad students to professionals with 20+ years of experience in plant biology—attendees view this conference as a premier science event because of its perfect blend of research, education, and networking opportunities.


Vienna, Austria / 26.06.2017 - 27.06.2017

Plant Cells in Vitro: Fundamentals and Applications II

The 2nd International Conference "Plant Cells In Vitro: Fundamentals and Applications" to be held on June 26–27, 2017, in Vienna, Austria  will discuss wide range of modern in vitro plant cell and organ culture technologies, fundamental aspects of plant cell totipotency, differentiation, regeneration, embryogeneisis, and practical applications of in vitro technologies for crop improvement.


Barcelona, Spain / 26.06.2017 - 29.06.2017

Fisiología Vegetal 2017: The XXII Meeting of the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology and the XV Hispano-Portuguese Congress of Plant Physiology

This biennial conference, sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese Societies of Plant Physiology, is one of the major scientific meetings devoted to basic and applied plant research held in the Iberian Peninsula.

The Congress will be divided into different sessions that will cover the main areas of Plant Physiology (growth and development, biochemistry and metabolism, nutrition and transportation, plant responses to stress, etc.) at different levels of integration (molecular, cellular, organ, whole plant and environment), and will be attended by renowned speakers on the various topics.


Vienna, Austria / 29.06.2017 - 30.06.2017

Plant Transformation & Biotechnology IV

The 4th International Conference “Plant Transformation & Biotechnology” to be held on June 29-30, 2017 in Vienna, Austria will discuss current key objectives of the plant transformation technologies including understanding and control of precise transgene integration, expression and stability in plants, improved transformation systems, address biosafety considerations and develop GM crops for the benefit of developing countries.


Vienna, Austria / 03.07.2017 - 04.07.2017

Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering

The International Conference “Plant Genome Editing & Genome Engineering” to be held on July 3-4, 2017 in Vienna, Austria will discuss the advances in genome editing and engineering, notions, challenges, pros and cons, technologies and methods of applications of the genome editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9, TALENs, ZNFs & AAVs in plants. The case study and sessions will reveal the potential application of Genome editing tools plant biology and crop improvement. Special emphasis on CRISPR system addressing the concept, technology, challenges like off-target effects, efficiency improvement and delivery systems etc.


Gothenberg, Sweden / 03.07.2017 - 06.07.2017

Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting: Scientific Smörgåsbord

Renowned for creating chemistry through ideas, people and scientific theories, SEB’s Annual Meeting will challenge your mind and increase your connections. Network with around 800 colleagues from across the globe and choose from a whole host of stimulating sessions. Listen and debate with world-class experimental biologists and take part in the exciting social events that will be on offer.


Helsinki, Finland / 05.07.2017

NPPN Field Day

Save the date for the  first NPPN Field Day, hosted and arranged by the NPPN partners LUKE and Boreal on July 5th in Viikki near Helsinki. The day will amongst other things include field demonstrations, showcasing facilities in Finland, a lecture on Hyperspectral imaging systems and a joint NPPN dinner in Helsinki during the evening of July 5th.


Wageningen, Netherlands / 10.07.2017 - 14.07.2017

Summer School on Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping

Are you looking for a complete overview of image analysis techniques for automatic plant
phenotyping? The Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) at the university of Nottingham and Wageningen University & Research together organize this special Summer School. The course will provide a mixture of underlying theory and practical hands-on training. During the course you will have the opportunity to work on real plant image analysis problems so you can apply it directly in practice.

 Download the summer school (2017 edition) flyer

The Summer School is given by Dr. Gerrit Polder, Wageningen UR; Rick van de Zedde MSc, Wageningen UR; and Prof. Tony Pridmore, University of Nottingham.

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Stockholm, Sweden / 13.07.2017 - 14.07.2017

ICAB 2017: 19th International Conference on Agriculture and Biotechnology

The ICAB 2017: 19th International Conference on Agriculture and Biotechnology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Agriculture and Biotechnology. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Agriculture and Biotechnology.


Shenzhen, China / 23.07.2017 - 29.07.2017

IBC 2017: XIX International Botanical Congress

The International Botanical Congress (IBC) is a major convention that brings together scientists from around the world to discuss new research in the plant sciences. The IBC is held once every six years. The Congresses are particularly notable in that they not only bring together scientists from many countries, but also from many disciplines within the broader research fields related to the plant sciences, including botany, mycology, ecology, horticulture, agriculture, and other related fields.


Giessen, Germany / 03.09.2017 - 07.09.2017

4th International Symposium on Genomics of Genetic Resources

Discuss the future of our most important agricultural asset, our plant genetic resources, with world leaders in crop genetics and genomics.


Gatersleben, Germany / 04.09.2017 - 09.09.2017

IPK Summer School of Modern Crop Genetics

The IPK summer school provides a comprehensive overview on how plant genetic resources can be a valuable resource for the discovery of high yielding and stress-resistant varieties in modern agriculture. In order to understand the stages of development, you will get to know various techniques and approaches to dissect the genetic basis of a trait of interest.


Kiel, Germany / 17.09.2017 - 21.09.2017

Botanikertagung 2017

The Botanikertagung is an International Conference on Plant Sciences that will next be held in Kiel, Germany, 2017 from September 17 to 21. The conference comprises four days of exciting presentations, including keynote lectures, poster sessions and workshops. An evening lecture open to the public will address the suitability of our crop plants for feeding the increasing world population.


Siófok, Hungary / 18.09.2017 - 22.09.2017

8th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics

The 8th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG) will be hosted by Hungary between 18-22 September 2017. The venue of the conference is Hotel Azúr, a conference centre and wellness hotel on the southern shore of lake Balaton, in the city of Siófok.

The biannual meetings of ICLGG were launched in 2002 in St. Paul, Minnesota by the initiative of prominent scientists and professionals in the field with the aim to promote the international dissemination and discussion of the most recent research results and achievements of the legume sciences, to support the scientific community, and help the breeders and stakeholders with applications and partnership.


São Carlos, SP, Brazil / 20.09.2017 - 22.09.2017

Second Latin-American Conference on Plant Phenotyping for Plant Breeding

The Second Latin-American Conference on Plant Phenotyping and Phenomics (II LAPhPB) aims to bring scientists from all over the world to discuss the current trends in plant phenotyping and to strengthen the Latin-American Plant Phenomics Network built during the first conference, which took place at the University of Talca (Chile) in 2015. The conference will cover the topics:

  • Field Plant Phenotyping using the precision agriculture tools, elaboration of protocols to improve the yield and plant breeding;
  • Novel Non-Invasive Technologies: instrumentation, automation, optical methods, sensors and biosensors, models, softwares, bioinformatics, images and digital signal processing to plant phenotyping, and high-throughput plant phenotyping;
  • Phenotyping for Crop Improvement and to investigate biotic and abiotic stress.

São Pedro, SP, Brazil / 24.09.2017 - 28.09.2017

XVI Brazilian Congress of Plant Physiology

The congress will feature key note lectures and thematic sessions in which students will have the opportunity to stand side by side with well-known plant physiologists, sharing the same space and enjoying a refreshing and inspiring atmosphere of ideas.


Gatersleben, Germany / 25.09.2017 - 27.09.2017

Plant 2030 Academy: GCBN de.NBI User Training - Summer School 2017

The Summer School in Gatersleben September 25-27 is organized in collaboration with the German Crop BioGreenformatics Network of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (GCBN/de.NBI). The course provides hands-on introduction to useful bioinformatics tools for biologists with little or no previous knowledge. The training will enable biologists to process their own small and large datasets using R and Linux based methods and is entirely computer-based with interspersed lectures.



Budapest, Hungary / 06.11.2017 - 09.11.2017

4th Conference of Cereal Biotechnology and Breeding jointly organized by EUCARPIA Cereal Section

The 4th Conference of Cereal Biotechnology and Breeding jointly organized with the EUCARPIA Cereals Section will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 6 to 9 November 2017.


Cape Town, South Africa / 15.01.2018 - 18.01.2018

African Crop Science Society Conference

The Council of the African Crop Science Society (ACSS) invites all researchers, students, farmers and partners in agricultural development in Africa and in other continents to join them in Cape Town in 2018. As in previous ACSS Conferences, the 12th Conference will provide an enriching and engaging environment to foster and promote crop science research towards new and improved livelihood opportunities and sustainable food and nutrition security for farmers in Africa.


Nanjing, China / 23.03.2018 - 25.03.2018

2nd Asia-Pacific Plant Phenotyping Conference

To promote the most advanced research progresses in plant phenotyping, the 2nd Asia-Pacific Plant Phenotyping Conference will be held on 23-25 March 2018 in Nanjing, a beautiful capital city of six dynasties. We warmly welcome all scientists or representatives who are interested in plant phenotyping to participate!


Copenhagen, Denmark / 18.06.2018 - 21.06.2018

Plant Biology Europe

The FESPB/EPSO Congress 2018 will be held at the Bella Center, an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art venue that stages meetings and conferences, congresses, exhibitions, and events of all sizes. It is located less than 5 minutes from Copenhagen International Airport by taxi and just a few Metro stops from the Bella Station to the city center.


Turku, Finland / 25.06.2018 - 29.06.2018

ICAR 2018: The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

The International Conference on Arabidopsis Research is a yearly conference rotating between North America, Australasia and Europe.  The ICAR2016 was held in South Korea and is followed by ICAR2017 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The conference is centered on all aspects of modern plant biology using thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) as a model system. The conference regularly brings together over 800 scientists from all corners of the world for five days to discuss all aspects of molecular plant science from research on plant growth and development to improving plant tolerance to adverse environmental conditions.

ICAR has so far has not been organized in northern Europe. Thus, bringing ICAR2018 to Turku in Finland will be a premiere for the Nordic Countries. Finland traditionally has strong molecular plant biology with teams in Helsinki concentrating on plant development and plant responses to the environment, Oulu focusing on population studies, while Turku is leading in research on photosynthesis. The organization team for ICAR2018 consists of scientists from University of Helsinki and Turku as well as Oulu.


Montreal, Canada / 14.07.2018 - 18.07.2018

ASPB Plant Biology 2018

The annual plant biology meeting has been held for over eight decades and has been dedicated to the fostering of plant scientists in their research and careers. Today the meeting attracts more than 1,300 scientists from 40 countries.

Every year the program features the latest research in plant science with five major symposia, thirty concurrent symposia bringing together young scientists to give talks as well as the top in their fields from around the globe.


Dublin, Ireland / 19.08.2018 - 24.08.2018

IAPB 2018: International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress

Founded in 1963, the International Association for Plant Biotechnology ( is the largest international professional organisation representing the interests of the world-wide plant biotechnology community and has been hosting successful symposia around the world since the early 60’s. It has been almost 25 years since this symposium was last held in Europe and we are excited to be bringing this meeting to a world class venue in the city of Dublin for the 14th IAPB quadrennial symposium from 19-24 August 2018.



Cape Town, South Africa / 05.11.2018 - 06.11.2018

ICAB 2018: 20th International Conference on Agriculture and Biotechnology

The ICAB 2018: 20th International Conference on Agriculture and Biotechnology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Agriculture and Biotechnology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Agriculture and Biotechnology.


San Jose, California, United States / 13.07.2019 - 17.07.2019

Plant Biology 2019

The annual plant biology meeting has been held for over eight decades and has been dedicated to the fostering of plant scientists in their research and careers. Today the meeting attracts more than 1,300 scientists from 40 countries.

Every year the program features the latest research in plant science with five major symposia, thirty concurrent symposia bringing together young scientists to give talks as well as the top in their fields from around the globe.


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