We are looking for a new picture for the welcome site

Posted on 12. Juni 2014 By

New endophytic species(Kabatiella bupleuri) emerging from a surface-sterilized leaf of the plant Bupleurum gibraltarium © Gerald Bills
Please send your picture in wide format to webmaster(at)endophytes.eu with a short explanation and your Copyright.

(Kabatiella bupleuri) © Gerald Bills


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

Posted on 20. Februar 2017 By

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) eager to acquire expertise in visualization of plant-microbe associations. We look forward to spending an inspiring week together and exploring microbes on and within plant tissues with you.

The training is limited to 16 participants. Early bird deadline is July 1st 2017.

Interested applicants should send a CV and a motivation letter explaining why they want to attend the training and workshop and which skills they would like to acquire before May 1st 2017 to microscopy@ait.ac.at. Selected candidates will be contacted before the early bird deadline.

more information

2017-02-17 Workshop Folder Tulln-Vienna (PDF)
2017-02-17 Workshop Program Tulln-Vienna (PDF)
2017-02-17 Venue Tulln-Vienna (PDF)

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miCROPe 2017 symposium *4 – 7 Dec 2017*

Posted on 9. Januar 2017 By


„We are happy to announce the international miCROPe 2017 symposium – „Microbe-assisted crop production – opportunities, challenges & needs“, which will take place in Vienna, Austria, 4 – 7 December 2017.
miCROPe 2017 will address key issues related to the application of microbial products in crop production and encompass aspects ranging from basic understanding to commercial application. We welcome participants from academia, industry as well as from the public and farming sector and look forward to discuss latest developments in this field.

Enjoy the miCROPe 2017 symposium and the unique Vienna Christmas atmosphere!

We look forward to welcome you in Vienna,
Angela Sessitsch, Birgit Mitter and Alexandra Khassidov

International miCROPe Symposium 2017
from December 4 to 7, 2017
Vienna, Austria

(mehr …)

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

Posted on 14. November 2016 By


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

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SUSTAIN – Endophytes for a Growing World

Posted on 10. Oktober 2016 By

International conference on manipulating the plant microbiome for sustainable plant production in a changing world.

Early bird registration

Trinity College Dublin, 28 – 29th August 2017

more Information:
PDF Flyer
Conference website

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Band 3: Application Techniques of Endophytes

Posted on 1. September 2015 By

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: 2196-6192

Download the PDF on fh-bielefeld.de


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

Posted on 2. Juni 2015 By

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 all ongoing COST

Given COST great leverage and high impact on the European Research and
Innovation capacities, the Committee of Senior Officials has therefore made a
statement pleading for a conservation of COST budget. This statement, published
yesterday, has been shared with the European Commission (COST_Association_statement).
read more


New Cost Action FA1405

Posted on 21. Januar 2015 By

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 signed the MoU – if not, you may get in contact with your COST National Coordinator (you’ll find them here) to support the process by showing your interest.
3. In case your country is participating, you may contact the proposer Arjen Biere to get one of the seats in Management Committee, if still possible. If not, contact Arjen as well to be an Action Member and get on the mailing list once the Action has started.


New research topic

Posted on 29. September 2013 By

Emerging tools for emerging symbioses – using genomics applications to studying endophytes.

for more information read here


COST Action FA1103: European scientists investigating endophytic microrganisms and fungi

Posted on 3. Juni 2013 By

See the article from Marc Stadler in the IMA FUNGUS:



COST Newsletter

Posted on 3. Juni 2013 By

The latest issue of the COST Newsletter is now online:

Get it here (as well as the older ones)