This is the joint conference by EPSO and FESPB. EPSO members can register as full member. Poster abstracts have to be submitted until April 30 too.

Preliminary program, registration details and deadlines, and abstract submission information is available on the Congress website .

Please disseminate through your networks to make this a unique meeting for exchange of ideas for the future of plant sciences in Europe and a springboard for the junior scientists to build their networks.

 Science themes include for example: Plant performance under abiotic stress (incl. adaptation to climate change), Cell signaling in plants, Plant Metabolism and bioactive compounds (incl. crop improvement for healthy diet), Plants in extreme environments, Plant evolution and development, Trafficking and transport in plants, Chloroplast biology (incl. molecular and cellular organization of the photosynthetic systems), Carbon fixation and productivity, From plant defense to plant immunity, Plant epigenetics, The plant microbiome, Plant nutrition, Translating plant research from lab to field, Genomics and genome editing for crop design.

In addition, the two EPSO Young Plant Scientists Awardees, Ann-Katrin Beuel (on applied plant research) and Apolonio Huerta (on fundamental plant research) will present their work. EPSO is inviting you to the science and policy session ‘Plant Research – European Green Deal – Global Future’ discussing with you contributions of plant science to the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme. The European Commission and EPSO will hold the session on ‘The ERC – European funding for frontier research in plant’ and the GPC and EPSO invite you to their workshop on the Nagoya Protocol.

Looking forward to welcoming you there

Alan, Andrea and Karin

Alan Schulman (EPSO President), Andrea Schubert (Conference Organiser) and Karin Metzlaff (EPSO Executive Director)