About the 3rd Plant Microbiome Symposium
The 3rd Plant Microbiome Symposium to be held in Dundee, from 10 - 12 June 2020. In analogy with the role played by the human microbiome in personalised medicine, the plant microbiome gained centre stage in the agro-biotech sector as an untapped resource for sustainable crop production. This international Symposium will welcome academics, professionals and stakeholders to discuss recent scientific achievements in the field and laid the foundations for future collaborative efforts. Presentations will encompass insights from cutting-edge discovery science, translational applications and national initiatives coordinating microbiome research. To continue the camaraderie enshrined in the first two editions of the Symposium, and foster more direct interactions among participants, we aim at gathering around 100 delegates from the UK and the rest of the world who are at the forefront of their disciplines. Alongside leading speakers, we will value and encourage the participation of students and early career researchers and professionals in the discussions to increase their skills and future employability in this thriving sector.
We are delighted and looking forward to hearing from our keynote speakers:
- Prof. Dr. Claudia Knief, University of Bonn
- Dr. Maggie Wagner, University of Kansas
- Prof. Anne Osborne, John Innes Centre
- Laura Lehtovirta-Morley, University of East Anglia
- Prof. Dr Jos Raaijmakers, Leiden University
- Dr. Gabriel Castrillo, University of Nottingham
- Dr. Tim Mauchline, Rothamsted Research
- Matthew Ryan, CABI
- Nicola Holden, James Hutton Institute
- Dr. Jacob Malone, John Innes Centre
Conference & Social Venues
The 3rd Plant Microbiome Symposium is being held at the award winning Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee.
The Lord Provost looks forward to welcoming you to the city at the Civic Reception on Wednesday 10 June 2020.
Book your tickets to join us at the Symposium BBQ Dinner at Discovery Point & RRS Discovery on the evening of Thursday 11 June 2020.
Call for Abstracts - Deadline date Friday 8 May 2020
We invite submissions for abstracts for the 3rd Plant Microbiome Symposium. View topics and how to submit an abstract here. Please ensure you have registered as a delegate before submitting your abstract.
Deadline date for submissions: Email your completed abstract by Friday 8 May 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please book at Loganair.co.uk before 14 June 2020, quoting promotional code MICROBIOME at the time of booking, for travel between 8 June 2020 and 14 June 2020.
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