The 22nd Europe-wide seminar of the series by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) aimed at the Plant Science community and its stakeholders.

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

 On 20th April 2023 at 15:00 (CET) we will present three talks exploring “Frontiers in the Plant Microbiome”

Prof Sofie Goormachtig, University of Ghent, Belgium: “Soybean cultivation with a little help from their microbial friends”

Dr Martin Hartmann, ETH Zürich, Switzerland: “Consequences of soil compaction for the soil microbiome in agroecosystems”

Dr Ruben Garrido-Oter, Max Planck Institute, Germany: “Using microscopic algae to study conserved plant-microbiota interactions”












The seminars are hosted on Zoom and last approximately 1.5 hours. Numbers are 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 exciting 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: Zoom link

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 both eminent world leaders and talented up-and-coming 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 22nd EPSO seminar on the 20th April 2023. 

Tim George, Alan Schulman and Marie-Theres Hauser

EPSO Plant Science Seminar Series Organising Committee 

Click here to read: Full EPSO news item 


Tim George, Hutton / UK & EPSO Board

Alan Schulman, LUKE / FI & Adviser to the EPSO Board

Marie-Theres Hauser BOKU / AT & EPSO Board