Plant Breeding and Biotechnology symposium

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Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 June 2019

 Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Deadline for registration: 31 May 2019


A symposium to get to know colleagues and their research areas from another international university, to exchange ideas, and to establish new cooperations. During the symposium we will get inspired by four invited speakers within the following four themes: plant breeding for a circular bio-economy, improving plants for sustainable intensification of agriculture under a changing climate, from field phenotyping to phenomics and speed breeding, and knowledge-intensive breeding in the omics era.


The symposium will consist of four sessions. Each session will start with an inspirational talk within the theme of the session. Speed talks, oral presentations and poster presentations by the participants will give us insight into each other’s work and stimulate fruitful group discussions. In the group discussion we will come up with ideas for future collaborations, research questions or potential for joint publications, among others, which will be documented and sent out to the participants after the symposium.

Four invited speakers will inspire the audience at the symposium within the following themes:

General information

This symposium is only meant for staff, postdocs and PhDs of SLU and Wageningen University and Research and non-Wageningen PhDs of the Graduate Schools PE&RC and EPS.

For detailed information about this symposium click here, but note that the participants of Wageningen University and Research and non-Wageningen PhD candidates of PE&RC or EPS need to register through the online form below.

Fees 1
PE&RC  /  EPS  PhD candidates with an approved TSP € 75,-
All others € 150,-

1 The course fee includes coffee/tea + snacks, simple snack (day 1), lunch (day 2 and 3) and dinner (day 2). It does not include accommodation



This symposium is organised by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) - Platform Plant Breeding and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) - Plant Breeding 

More information

Katja Fedrowitz
Phone: +46 18 67 21 96

Claudius van de Vijver
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116


To register, please enter your details below and click "Register". Note: Deadline for registration has been extended to the 31'st of May 2019!

Please click HERE for more information on submitting an abstract for oral presentations, speed talks or poster presentations