The 7th European-wide seminar of the new series supported by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) and 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 18th November 2021 at 15:00 (CET) we will present three talks exploring “Use of Diverse Species as Crops”

Assistant Prof Marta Vasconcelos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal

                        “Biodiversity with underutilized crops in Europe: challenges, strategies and benefits”


 Dr Delphine Renard, CEFE CNRS, Montpellier, France

                         “Contributions of crop diversity to food security and resilience”


Prof Zerihun Tadele, University of Bern, Switzerland ,

                          “Promoting productivity of under-researched crop: the case of tef”


 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 new and 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:


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 7th EPSO seminar on the 18th November 2021


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 & EPSO President
  • Marie-Theres Hauser, BoKu / AT & EPSO Representative