3rd international plant-microbe-microscopy training and workshop

The training is limited to 20 participants. Early bird deadline is August 15th 2019. Fees include training, workshop, course materials, lunches, coffee breaks, and conference dinner, but not flights and accommodations. For more information and registration, please visit our website:

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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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New research topic

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

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

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