EPSO is pleased to announce the publication of its 58th newsletter. The shorter public version of the Newsletter is available here. EPSO members can log in and read the full version available in the Members’ Only section. The next edition of the EPSO newsletter will be published in spring 2024. Please send us your articles by mid April. Happy reading!

Content of the full version


  • SLU’s Jens Sundström, as co-chair of EPSO’s Agricultural Technologies Working Group, sets out EPSO’s response to the EC’s legal proposal on NGTs

EPSO activities

  • EPSO’s Executive Director Dr Karin Metzlaff reports back on the EPSO General Meeting held at HHU in Düsseldorf last June
  • The Initiative for Science in Europe makes its recommendations on Horizon Europe & FP10
  • Call launched for the EPSO Young Plant Scientist 2024 – deadline 31 January
  • Read about EPSO’s involvement in the EC’s Expert group on Forest & Forestry Stakeholder Platform, Green Era Hub, & Crop XR Stakeholder Board
  • The successful monthly EPSO Plant Science Seminar series continues attracting healthy audiences into its third year & provides a platform for experienced and talented young plant scientists to showcase their research
  • Prepare your interactive event for the seventh edition of the globally successful Fascination of Plants Day taking place around 18 May 2024
  • ERA-Net SusCrop publishes its White Paper on future research needs in sustainable agriculture & the winners of the video contest on ‘What does sustainable development mean to you?’ are announced!
  • EPSO’s Working Groups report back on their activities over the past six months and what is in the pipeline for the coming months.

Members’ news 

  • the InnCoCells project reports on its progress at the half-way stage
  • KU Leuven Plant Institute joins EPSO as a new member
  • Hutton’s Root2Res project addresses root traits for breeders & geneticists
  • CRAG’s project on bioluminescent bacteria and algae for illuminating cities
  • Happy 80th IPK Gatersleben!
  • ****SAVE THE DATE**** 18th symposium on insect-plant relationships, Bielefeld DE
  • TSL researchers report on Investing in Wheat Pathogens’ Surveillance: Wheat DEWAS
  • PlantLink Day 2023 highlighted sustainable solutions for resilient agrifood systems
  • Read CNR’s article on getting a little help from the baker’s yeast
  • Jülich’s AgroServ project will launch further transnational access calls in 2024
  • PSC anniversary symposium, 8th December: highlighting the impact of plant sciences on our lives
  • In Utrecht, the Crop XR initiative is about making crops more resilient, sustainable & climate adaptive
  • SLU report on NordPlant & UPSCALE’s advice to the Nordic Council of Ministers

 National, European and global funding

  • National Research Funding Opportunities in France & UK
  • Updates on the Horizon Europe work programme 2024 & Life programme, WEAVE webinar
  • Bayer Foundation’s Science Fellowship Programme

 Career opportunities and upcoming events

  • find the latest career opportunities & events in plant science

 About EPSO


Karin Metzlaff, EPSO

John Fitzgibbon, EPSO