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Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB Congress 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-30 June 2016

We thank all participants, speakers and local organisers who made the 2016 conference in Prague a great success and look forward to meeting you in Copenhagen for Plant Biology Europe 2018!

EPSO Conference report, 14.7.2016

Presentations from the Science Policy Session, 27.6.2016

o    Karin Metzlaff, EPSO

o    Marios Markakis, European Commission

o    Catherine Kistner, ERA-CAPS

o    Ulrich Schurr, Plants for the Future ETP

Scientific Programme

List of invited speakers and main topics are available HERE.

EPSO Poster Awards

Prague, 29.6.2016: EPSO awarded three poster prizes, announced by EPSO Vice-President Cathie Martin at the conference dinner. Congratulations to Katarzyna Gajek from Poland, Neha Vaid from Germany and Katie Wilkins from the UK, who each received a 200 euros prize. We thank our poster jury for selecting the three awardees for the EPSO Poster prices: Cathie Martin (jury chair), Thomas Schmulling, Eva Stoger and Przemyslav Wojtaszek.

EPSO Conference Support Grants

Brussels, 10.2.2016: EPSO selected the recipients of the EPSO Conference Support Grants: 7 PhD students and 3 scientists from 10 countries from EPSO Institutional members have been selected to facilitate participation to the Plant Biology Europe Conference in Prague 26-30.6.2016 from across Europe. The student grants support Antonio Coniglio (IT), Magdolna Gombos (HU), Rim Hanza (ES), Karolina Jarzyniak (PL), Tijana Martinovic (SV), Mafalda Rodrigues (PT) and Claire Stoker  (UK), whereas the scientist grants were awarded to Erkki Truve (EE), George Skaracis (GR) and Sonia Socaci (RO).

The Plant Biology 2016 EPSO Conference Support Grant covers 4 nights’ accommodation and registration.

Students and scientists receiving a Plant Biology 2016 EPSO Conference Support Grant are required to submit a poster abstract and to join the social media activity before / during / after the conference led by Calum MacKichan from EPSO.

EPSO Young Plant Scientist Award

EPSO offers two awards to young scientists planning on attending the congress.  The awards will cover registration and travel to the meeting and will include the opportunity to present a lecture on the winner’s research (15 minutes) during a plenary session of the congress; each awardee will receive 200 €. Applications are invited from PhD students working on either fundamental or applied aspects of research on  plants.

EPSO Young Plant Scientist Award – winners Ruie LIU (fundamental plant research) and Malaika K EBERT (applied plant research). EPSO encourages the development of ideas and imaginative thinking in the plant sciences. 18.1.2016; Ruie and Malaika will present their research at the Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB congress in Prague 26th-30th 26-30.6.2016

Call Text, published 5.11.2015

Application Form, submission deadline 30.11.2015


All details and news are on the official Congress website


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