Events

miCROPe 2019

The increasing awareness of and interest in plant microbiota is linked to the urgent need to find solutions for current challenges in global crop production such as climate change and global demographic development. Difficulties to be overcome include world-wide population increases, extreme weather events and highly variable weather conditions, emerging pathogens and pests, and diminishing land resources. Furthermore, the use of chemical pesticides pose a threat to human health, animal welfare, and biodiversity. Innovations based on the functioning of plant microbiota have the potential to contribute to combating these challenges.
The symposium “Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges and needs” (miCROPe 2019) addresses basic and applied aspects of applying beneficial microorganisms in crop production. Scientific sessions will address mechanistic understanding of holobiont interactions, functional understanding of microbiomes, plant understanding, microbial control of pests, pathogens and weeds, microbial application to improve nutrition and abiotic stress as well as disruptive approaches in microbiome applications. Our aim is to promote innovation as well as implementation of new technologies and to enable discussions between academia and industry.

The symposium will be held in the newly renovated Apothekertrakt and Orangerie of the famous Schönbrunn castle, easy to reach from the Vienna city center and with one of the most beautiful Christmas markets close by. We invite you to present exciting results, engage in discussions with experts from academia and industry and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere of Vienna.

Event Name: miCROPe 2019

Date: 02 - 05 Dec 2019

Venue: Vienna,Austria

MAIN TOPICS

- SUCCESSFUL MICROBIAL APPLICATIONS
- MECHANISMS MEDIATING HOLOBIONT AND MULTIPARTITE INTERACTIONS
- PLANT UNDERSTANDING OF INTERACTIONS WITH BENEFICIAL MICROBES
- MICROBIOME UNDERSTANDING BEYOND PROFILING
- MICROBIAL BIOCONTROL OF PESTS, PATHOGENS AND WEEDS
- MICROBIAL APPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVING NUTRITION AND ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

STEVEN LINDOW (KEYNOTE)
Univ. Berkeley, US

JOS RAAIJMAKERS (KEYNOTE)
Netherlands Inst. of Ecology, NL

KAREN BAILEY
Agriculture & Agri-Food, CA

GABRIELE BERG
Graz University of Technology, AT

GÜNTER BRADER
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, AT

TREVOR CHARLES
University of Waterloo, CA

PHILIPP FRANKEN
University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, DE

PAOLINA GARBEVA
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NL

HERIBERT HIRT
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, SA

MICHAEL IONESCO
Evogene, IL

JENNIFER KAO-KNIFFIN
Cornell University, US

ADAM SCHIKORA
JKI Braunschweig, DE

KLAUS SCHLAEPPI
University of Bern, CH

ALGA ZUCCARO
University of Cologne, DE



Share your comments

More Events


Subscribe to newsletter

Sign up with your email to get updates about the most important stories directly into your inbox

Organic Farming Association of India
MRF Farm Tyres