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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 on a ‚first come, first serve‘ principle.
To register or submit, please visit the website:
Registration and Abstract Submission now open
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 pages 35-36.
Seven STSM are available. The selection criteria, approved by the MC members, are in the following order:
1- Accordance/relevance to the COST action scientific scope and how the application can support the Action
2- Excellence of the application
3- Young scientists will be favored over older ones
4- The origin of the applicant (inclusiveness target countries) and gender balance will be taken into account.
5- As far as possible a balance between the different Working Groups will be applied
In the case we receive too many applications, the selection will be made by the core group members.
Remember that the STSM has to be finished (including the scientific report) before the end of the 1st year of the COST i.e. March 30th 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected candidates will be contacted before the early bird deadline.
„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
SAVE THE DATE for the
International miCROPe Symposium 2017
„MICROBE-ASSISTED CROP PRODUCTION – OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES & NEEDS„,
from December 4 to 7, 2017
in *Ljubljana,* Slovenia
hosted by the Slovenian National Institute of Biology
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
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).
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.
Emerging tools for emerging symbioses – using genomics applications to studying endophytes.
See the article from Marc Stadler in the IMA FUNGUS:
The latest issue of the COST Newsletter is now online: