Plant Ecology and Diversity Special Issue

“The Guest Editors of Plant Ecology and Diversity invite you to submit your originial manuscript to this Special Issue on ‘Endophyte Ecology, Diversity and Utilisation’ ( The Special Issue will comprise of papers that report on or synthesise the state-of-the-art of specialist fields that individual contributors presented at the ‘SUSTAIN: Endophytes for a Growing World’ conference, held at the University…

10th International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses

Salamanca 18-21 June 2018 (Spain)

2nd Plant Microbiome Symposium 19-21 February 2018

The 2nd Plant Microbiome Symposium will take place at the Barbizon Palace Hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 19-21 February 2018. You can now submit an abstract and register for the symposium. The deadline for abstract submission and registration is 17 November 2017. Please note that the registration limit is set at 200 participants based…

1st STSM call of the COST HUPLANTcontrol CA16110

We are pleased to announce you the 1st STSM call of the COST HUPLANTcontrol CA16110. The deadline for application is september 15th. You will find enclosed the Short Term Scientific Mission User Guide that will help you to apply on the eCOST website. All the rules are detailed in the COST vademecum (also attached) on…

Training and Workshop. Vienna/Tulln, Austria. Nov 27 – Dec 2, 2017

Advanced microscopy techniques for plant-microbe interaction analysis. AIT Austrian Institute of Technology: We offer a one-week training course and workshop during which you will be exposed to cutting edge technologies and acquire know-how on various microscopy methods applied in plant-microbe interaction research. The workshop is open to an international audience (young scientists, Post-Docs, PhD students)…

Second Annual Meeting of COST Action FA1405 *Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2017*

Crop-Arthropod-Microorganism interactions in *Ljubljana,* Slovenia hosted by the Slovenian National Institute of Biology COST FA1405 Annual Meeting PDF COST FA1405 Training School PDF

Band 3: Application Techniques of Endophytes

Desiree Jakobs-Schönwandt, Matthias Döring and Anant Patel (eds.), Juli 2015 Proceedings of a meeting held at the FH Bielefeld, Germany, 14-15 July 2014, organized by the working group “Fermentation and Formulation of biologicals and chemicals” Within the scope of the COST Action FA1103: Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture WG3 Development of new mircobial inocula ISSN:…

Strong concerns about potential future budget cuts in the context of EFSI

Dear COST Action Chairs, In context of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), drawing budget from Horizon 2020, the COST Association is facing a potential 7% budget cut for operating the COST Framework. Not only would this impact the future number of COST Actions to be funded but most likely lower the funds of…

New Cost Action FA1405

Using three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods to enhance crop protection and production. COST Action FA1405 It will start working this year. 1. You can read a summary on the first page of the link and find more details under “Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)”. 2. You may check under “parties” if your country already…

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Please send your picture in wide format to webmaster(at) with a short explanation and your Copyright. (Kabatiella bupleuri) © Gerald Bills

New research topic

Emerging tools for emerging symbioses – using genomics applications to studying endophytes. for more information read here

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COST Action FA1103: European scientists investigating endophytic microrganisms and fungi

See the article from Marc Stadler in the IMA FUNGUS: PDF

COST Newsletter

The latest issue of the COST Newsletter is now online: Get it here (as well as the older ones)