We would like to announce the seventeenth of our Europe-wide seminar series by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) and aimed at the Plant Science community and its stakeholders. In our second year, we continue to provide a stimulating set of seminars once a month on a hot and/or emerging topic in plant science, giving the floor to both eminent world leaders and talented up-and-coming early career researchers.

TTT: The seminar will be held online each third Thursday of the month at three (CET).

On 17th November 2022 at 15:00 (CET) we will present three talks exploring Using algae to diversify production systems

Dr. Anna Fricke, Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Großbeeren, Germany : “Use of algal biology to diversify production systems and sustainability



Prof Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne, University of Turku, Finland: Photosynthetic bio-manufacturing: From wastewater treatment to biocatalytic solar chemicals production



Dr Yonghua Li-Beisson, CEA – CNRS – Université Aix Marseille, France: Exploring algal lipid metabolism for a sustainable economy



The seminars will be hosted on Zoom and last approximately 1.5 hours. Numbers will be limited to 300 attendees and therefore please register early if you would like to join. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and join the debate. So please join us to support this initiative for European Plant Science by following this link just prior to the start of the seminar.

EPSO Members register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In the coming months we will be on the lookout for talented plant scientists among the EPSO membership to present their findings and perspectives to the EPSO seminar series. If we approach you to talk, we hope you will be happy to support the initiative. This is a fantastic opportunity for senior as well as early career researchers to present their research to an international audience and to network with potential collaborators. If you wish to suggest a theme for one of the spring seminars and / or nominate yourself or one of your colleagues to give a seminar, we most welcome your suggestions. Please contact Tim George ([email protected]) to provide your name and potential talk title.

We look forward to seeing you all for the next EPSO seminar on the 17th November 2022 

Read the full news item here

Tim George, Alan Schulman and Marie-Theres Hauser

EPSO Plant Science Seminar Series Organising Committee 


Tim George, Hutton / UK & EPSO Board, [email protected]

Alan Schulman, LUKE / FI & EPSO President, [email protected]

Marie-Theres Hauser BOKU / AUT & EPSO Board, [email protected]