PBE is jointly organized by FESBP and EPSO, as a result of a merger between the previous individual EPSO and FESPB conferences.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.Plant Biology Europe is the biggest of its kind in Europe.
PBE is a biennial event, taking place next time in June of 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2018 PBE is hosted and organised by the University of Copenhagen. 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
Why attend Plant Biology Europe 2018
• Hear state-of-the-art science and the latest developments in the field
• Explore the full scope of plant biology
• Build professional connections with associates
• Share your research with a poster and have a chance to give an oral presentation
What to Expect
• 400+ posters bringing you the latest research and developments
• Ten high profile plenary speakers that will educate and inspire you.
• 17 elaborate keynote talks that dives in to your specific field
• Networking events, providing you with opportunities to meet others in your field and share ideas.
The European Plant Science Organization, EPSO, is an independent academic organization, founded in 2000, with 73 institutional members representing 227 research institutes, universities and research departments from 30 countries with over 28 000 people. EPSO has around 3000 Personal Members and collaborates with ten national learned societies. EPSO’s mission is to improve the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe. Top priorities of EPSO are to facilitate the understanding of plant science, to boost funding for basic and applied research and to coordinate research activities at the national and European levels and beyond. EPSO is a well-established organisation for science and science policy at the European level. It is member of several High-Level Groups of the European Commission, Observer to the ERA-CAPS, Founding member of the Initiative for Science in Europe, the Plants for the Future ETP and the Global Plant Council. EPSO is supporting plant science and plant scientists with its conferences, thematic workshops and brainstorm meetings, twelve thematic Working Groups, its website and its bi-monthly newsletter. EPSO initiated and coordinates the International Fascination of Plants Day.
The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (formerly the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology) was founded in 1978 and today it is Europe ‘s largest and most widely representative society of Plant Scientists. The aims of FESPB are to advance research, education, and the exchange of information amongst plant biologists within Europe and beyond, and to support the publication of the results of research through its six affiliated international journals: Journal of Experimental Botany, Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant Biology. In pursuit of these aims, FESPB produces a Newsletter (FESPB Newsletters) that carries information about FESPB and the activities of its members, in addition to job opportunities and studentships and announcements of forthcoming conferences, meetings and workshops arranged by other organizations.
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
UCPH’S Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences has the main responsibility for organizing PBE2018.
With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries.
University of Copenhagen has a high ranking within international academic ranking indexes and do particularly well in among others: Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology: No 8; Biological Sciences: and Ecology: No 15 (http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/facts/rankings/)
At Department of Plant and Environmental the focus is on plants, microorganisms, animals and the environment as a basis for sustainable production of food and other biological products. Research and teaching cover natural resources, agriculture, biotechnology and synthetic biology from the molecular level to the ecosystem scale.