EPSO is pleased to announce the publication of its 56th newsletter. The shorter public version of the Newsletter is available here. Please log in as a member and read the full version available in the members’ only section. The next edition of the EPSO newsletter will be spring 2023. Please send us your articles by early March. Happy reading!

Content of the full version


  • Our editorial article focuses on EPSO’s important role at European level of providing science advice to policymakers and how this is different from the lobbying activities performed by many Brussels based intermediary organisations. EPSO’s mission is to share the conclusions of plant science rather than lobby for a particular commercial objective.

EPSO activities

  • EPSO reports on its annual General Meeting held last June in Bordeaux.
  • The successful monthly EPSO Plant Science Seminar series is back after the summer break with a range of interesting topics providing a platform for experienced and talented young plant scientists to showcase their research.
  • EPSO’s Working Groups report back on their activities over the past six months and what is in the pipeline for the coming months.
  • As an official observer in the SusCrop ERA-Net, we report on the exciting SusCrop video contest offering a range of prizes of up to €1,000 in each of four categories on ‘What sustainable crop production means to you?’
  • As the Fascination of Plants Day 2022 draws to a close, we profile just a few of the many examples that make this unique event a truly global affair.

Members’ news

  • Good progress has been made on the Horizon 2020 InnCoCells project on cosmetic ingredients from sustainable plant sources.
  • The CHIC project held a series of final events in Rome to round off the successful five-year Horizon 2020 project on New Plant Breeding Technologies using chicory for example in the development of water-soluble fibre for food products.
  • Find out about the James Hutton Institute’s Root2Res and nitrogen fixing projects
  • Wageningen Plant Sciences has a new General Director
  • CRAG profiles its work on melon fruit ripening using genome editing and its study on the self-sufficiency of the female organ in plants
  • New project launches include Forschungszentrum Julich’s HortiPrimed project and the Econutri project by the Agricultural University of Athens
  • ETH-Zurich reports on interactions between root architecture and anatomy, and beneficial microbial associations
  • A new Master course opens in Plant and Microbial Molecular Biology at the University Paris-Saclay
  • An SLU academic wins the Bertebos Prize

National, European and global funding

  • National Research Funding Opportunities in Portugal
  • The 2023-24 Horizon Europe Work Programme is anticipated any time soon
  • EPSO hosted a webinar on the Life programme with Executive Agency CINEA

Career opportunities and upcoming events

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