FESPB/EPSO 2018, Copenhagen, Denkmark

Plant Biology Europe

18.06.2018 - 21.06.2018

Plant research has become a high profile research area in Denmark and has been made an area of strategic focus at University of Copenhagen resulting in the investment of 2 new buildings and research facilities called Copenhagen Plant Science Center which will be ready by 2018. At Aarhus University strong competences in both crop genetics and biotechnology and basic plant molecular biology including a Center of Excellence have been merged in one Department.Several cross national activities have been and will be initiated such as the public private partnership “Crop Innovation Denmark” which is a partnership between breeders and plant scientists at universities. Similarly, the innovation partnership “Intelligent, sustainable and efficient plant production” will be funded and initiated as one of 5 high-profiled public private innovation partnerships in the beginning of 2015.

It is the hope that hosting the Plant Biology conference will be of mutual inspiration and benefit for the ongoing initiatives and the conference.