Seed World

June Date for Plant Biology Europe

The biennial Plant Biology Europe conference is being held at Denmark’s University of Copenhagen from June 18 to 21, offering the chance to learn from 10 high-profile plenary speakers in addition to 17 keynote talks and more than 500 posters.

The event is jointly organised by the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESBP) and the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO) and they note: “With a multidisciplinary approach to plant science in a global context, the conference aims to collect speakers and presentations that cover wide ranging scientific and policy related themes within plant science, thereby showcasing state-of-the-art scientific developments and contributions to policy shaping towards plants science at the European and national levels.”

PBE2018 will focus on the following themes:

  • Phenotyping on different scales
  • Photosynthetic diversity
  • New breeding technologies/Genome based breeding
  • Seeds for the future
  • Niche crops
  • Plant Microbiome/Biotic Interactions
  • Natural Products
  • Environmental Resilience
  • Genome evolution