PLANTS AND MICROBIOMES

Chairs:

Angela Sessitsch – AIT, AT & Paul Schulze-Lefert – MPIZ, DE  & Corne Pieterse, Utrecht Univ, NL

 

 

Activities:

The WG helps create a science community on plants and microbiomes, fosters collaborations and develops advice to policy makers.

Meetings:

The 5th Workshop of the Working Group took place in Vienna on 11-12.12.2023.

The second workshop “Implementing a Plants and Microbiomes Strategy in Europe” (Announcement 31.5.2018) took place in Cologne on 12 October 2018. The aim of this second workshop was to define the needs of and provide advice to the EU Horizon 2020, Work programme 2020, and its successor Horizon Europe (Framework Programme 9). The meeting increased collaborations between the working group members (via e.g. COST action, Coordination & Support Actions, initiated more collaborations both bi-and multi-lateral). At the end of the meeting, a workshop report was drafted with status, goals and next steps in plants and microbiomes research and provided as science advice to policy to the European Commission.

In 2017, the group held its first workshop to define a strategy for plant microbiome research in Europe and beyond having a vision on the understanding and application of plant microbiomes in a multidisciplinary manner (linkage to plant research, soil / ecosystem, functioning, agronomy, human/animal health, conservation of biological / genetic resources) and well-integrated in the EPSO network. We defined the needs regarding joint efforts in plant microbiome research and reflect on the needs to achieve major understanding and enable innovations in crop production and ecosystem conservation. The outcome of this meeting, published in the 23.3.2017 report, will provide the basis for further activities planned within this WG and will be provided as science advice to policy to the European Commission.

EPSO news developed by this WG:

Members:

Isabel Abreu, ITQB, PT

Hanna-Leena Alakomi, – VTT, FI

Benoit Alunni – INRAE, FR

Raffaella Maria Balestrini – CNR, IT

Elisa Bellucci – UNIVPM, IT

Carmen Bianco – CNR, IT

Ton Bisseling – WUR, NL

Sylvia Blümel – BoKu, AT

Paola Bonfante – Univ. Torino, IT

Harro Bouwmeester – Univ. Amsterdam, NL 

Giovanni Nicola Bubici –  CNR, IT

Marc Buée – INRAE Nancy-Lorraine, FR

Soumitra Chowdhury – Helmholtz Munich, DE

Barbara De Coninck, KU Leuven, BE

Roberto Defez – CNR, IT

Aurélie Deveau – INRAE Nancy-Lorraine, FR

Kerrie Farrar – IBERS, UK

Judith Felten – SLU Umea, SE

Tania Galindo Castaneda – ETH, CH

Sofie Goormachtig – VIB, BE

Rita Grosch – IGZEV, DE

Kristina Gruden – NIB, SI

Martin Hartmann – ETH, CH

Jaime Huerta – CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC), ES

Juan Imperial – Univ. Polit. de Madrid, INIA / CSIC, ES

Robert Koller – Julich Research Centre, DE

Robin MacDiarmid, PFR, NZ

Ainhoa Martinez, IRNASA-CSIC, ES

Karin Metzlaff – EPSO

Liesje Mommer, WUR, NL

Christophe Mougel – INRAE, Centre de Rennes, FR

Laura Nanni – UNIVPM, IT

Joan Narciso, ETHZ, CH

Greta Noelke – IME Aachen, DE

Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey – VTT, FI

Iakovos Pantelides – Univ. Technology, CY

Corné Pieterse – Univ. Utrecht, NL

Christophe Plomion – INRAE Nancy-Lorraine, FR

Marusa Pompe-Novak – NIB, SI

Maria José Pozo- CSIC, ES

Simona RADUTOIU – Univ. Aarhus, DK

Hans Rediers, KU Leuven, BE

Katja Richert-Pöggeler – JKI, DE

Soledad Sacristan – CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC), ES

Michael Schloter – Helmholtz Munich, DE

Peter Schroeder – Helmholtz Munich, DE

Paul Schulze-Lefert, MPIZ, DE

Angela Sessitsch – AIT, AT

Skaidre Suproniene – LAMMC, LT

Chiara Tonelli, Univ. Milano – IT

Corinne Vacher – INRAE Nancy-Lorraine, FR

Joel Vanneste, PFR, NZ

Marcel van der Heijden – Agroscope, CH

Jan Dirk van Elsas – Univ. Groningen, NL

Leo van Overbeek – WUR, NL

Juan Ignácio Vílchez – ITQB NOVA , PT

 

 

Observers:

From academia:

 Gabriele Berg – Graz Univ of Techol., AT

Davide Bulgarelli – Univ. Dundee, UK

Gabriel Castrillo – Univ. Nottingham, UK

Tim Evison –  Univ. Copenhagen, DK

Gabor Kovacs – Univ. Eötvös Lorand, HU

Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen –  Univ. Copenhagen, DK    

Yvan Moenne-Loccoz – Univ. Lyon, FR     

Riitta Nissinen – Univ. Jyväskyla, FI

Silvia Proietti – Univ. Tuscia , IT

Barbara Reinhold-Hurek – Univ. Bremen, DE

Patrick Schäfer – Univ. Giessen, DE

Klaus Schlaeppi – Univ. Basel, CH

Amir Sharon, Univ. Tel Aviv,  IL

Soren Sorensen, – Univ. Copenhagen, DK

Stijn Spaepen – KUL, BE

Sofie Thijs – Univ. Hasselt, BE

Jaco Vangronsveld – Univ. Hasselt, BE

Marc Viñas, IRTA, ES

                            

 

From industry and farming:

Jeanne Kjaer – Novozymes, DK

Harald Mikkelsen – Koppert, NL

Isabel Vercauteren – ApheaBio, BE