EPSO members can enjoy the recordings and use them for future work and to write competitive proposals for European and other funding calls. Recordings of the EPSO sessions at the Plant Biology Europe 2021 conference are now available on the EPSO members only website [link] for three months. The joint conference of EPSO and FESPB was held 28 June to 1 July and offered an exciting programme.

Science themes included 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.

EPSO was not only involved in the science sessions, but as well in several other sessions we highlight hereafter for you and link the respective recording files:

The two EPSO Young Plant Scientists Awardees, Ann-Katrin Beuel (on applied plant research) and Apolonio Huerta (on fundamental plant research) presented their work (see page 3). In the science and policy session ‘Plant Research – European Green Deal – Global Future’ participants discussed with the panel experts 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 (see page 4). The European Commission and EPSO held the session on ‘The ERC – European funding for frontier research in plant’ and the GPC and EPSO organised a workshop on the Nagoya Protocol.


Tu, 29.6.

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Nagoya Protocol panel discussion on access to genetic resources (GPC & EPSO – Nils Stein; parallel)


We, 30.6.


Enjoy the recordings and use them for your future work and to write competitive proposals for European and other funding calls.


Find full information and the YPSA award announcement and the science policy session in the full news item.


Alan, Andrea and Karin


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


Contacts: Karin Metzlaff, Andrea Schubert