7th EPSO Conference – Porto Heli, Greece
7th and last EPSO Conference was held from 1st to 4th September 2013 in Porto Heli, Greece. The conference brought together a diverse group of researchers from across the world who presented, discussed, and exchanged a broad range of plant science topics: from pollen to politics, from bioeconomy to biodiversity, from epigenetics to the environment.
Science Policy Session Presentations:
Heribert Hirt – INRA, Evry, FR, President of the European Plant Science Organisation:
“Plant Sciences Research Priorities in the 21st Century”
Nikiforos Sivenas – Brussels, BE, Principal Advisor to the Director General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission:
“Agricultural Research and Innovation under HORIZON 2020 and EIP”
Juli Mylona – Brussels, BE, Directorate FAFB, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission:
“Bioconomy – plant science and agriculture. Future funding under Horizon 2020”
Peter Hedden – Rothamsted Research, UK, Deputy Chair, ERC LS9 panel for Starting Grants:
“ERC support for life sciences – An opportunity for the plant science research community in Europe”
Wilhelm Gruissem – Zurich, CH, President of the Global Plant Council:
“Global Plant Council: A coalition of plant and crop societies across the globe, Global needs and contributions from plant science”
We had over 220 posters. Our poster jury, Jose Pio Beltran, Jacek Hennig and Tomas Vanek, selected three awardees for the EPSO Poster awards. A Poster Prize of 200 euros was awarded to the following three participants listed below:
- Christine Lelandais-Brieve, Institute for Plant Science CNRS Gif sur Ivette, France, for her poster entitled “Micro RNA networks involved in root architecture and biotic interactions in the model legume Medicago truncatula“.
- Henrietta Pal-Gabor, Dept. Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, for her poster entitled “Transcriptomic analysis of plants growing on the western slopes of the Andes in the Atacama Desert“.
- Dimitrios Fanourakis, Plant Science Institute for Bio and Geo Sciences Julich, GermaNy, for his poster entitled “Hyperspectral reflectance-based detection of nutritional deficiency“.