EPSO is pleased to announce the publication of its 57th 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 autumn 2023. Please send us your articles by early November. Happy reading!

Content of the full version


  • New EPSO President Odd Arne Rognli pens his first editorial article and sets out some of the major challenges facing the plant science world.

EPSO activities

  • EPSO’s Executive Director Dr Karin Metzlaff reports on EPSO’s response to the Horizon Europe consultation on Europe’s Research and Innovation Framework Programmes 2014-27.
  • The successful monthly EPSO Plant Science Seminar series enters its third year providing a platform for experienced and talented young plant scientists to showcase their research. This month’s seminar on 25th May will be the 23rd in the series.
  • Düsseldorf’s Heinrich Heine University is the host for this year’s EPSO General Meeting taking place from 28-30 June.
  • Winners of the EPSO Young Plant Scientist 2023 award are announced.
  • Read about some of the success stories from the over 800 events held as part of the 2022 version of the globally successful Fascination of Plants Day; find out about what has happened in this gap year of 2023 and read about plans for the next official edition taking place around 18 May 2024.
  • Follow EPSO on LinkedIN
  • ERA-Net SusCrop outreach seminar in Ghent, workshop in Berlin & the deadline arrives for entries to the video contest on ‘What does sustainable development mean to you?’
  • 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 Horizon 2020 InnCoCells project on cosmetic ingredients from sustainable plant sources reports strong progress in its second year.
  • A fifth European Maize meeting will take place in Bologna in June
  • Applying a molecular-metabiomic approach to beta-D glucan in Slovakia
  • Celebrations start the year at The James Hutton Institute in the UK
  • Learn about MPIB Tübingen’s work on herbicide resistance caused by pre-existing genetic variation
  • Read about the Swiss PhD programme addressing education for the Science-Policy dialogue
  • Find out about The Sainsbury Laboratory MSc in Global Plant Health

 Career opportunities and upcoming events

 National, European and global funding

  • National Research Funding Opportunities in Germany
  • Update on the Horizon Europe work programmes 2023-24
  • UK’s association to Horizon Europe draws nearer?

 About EPSO


Karin Metzlaff, EPSO

John Fitzgibbon, EPSO