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B-Wise Seminar, April 4th: William Scott and Niek de Jonge

4 April 2023 (12:30 - 13:30h)
On Tuesday February 7th, the next B-Wise meeting will take place at 12:30h, in room C0221 in the Forum building. Lunch will be available from 12:00h onwards.

CROP Innovation & Business (CropIB) Conference

16 - 18 April 2023
CropIB, initiated by KeyGene more than twenty years ago, will again bring together 200 R&D managers, CEOs and CSOs of breeding companies, academics, agri-tech providers, and other experts from the international agri-food community to discuss innovation and solutions for the challenges in agriculture. New technologies and possibilities in fields like artificial intelligence, phenotyping, robotics, genotyping, and data science that will contribute to the development of new resilient-, protein-, health-beneficial- and sustainable crops will be discussed.

Annual Meeting Experimental Plant Sciences 2023

17 - 18 April 2023
Each year around 450 representatives of the Dutch plant scientist community meet each other in Hotel De Werelt/ Lunteren for a two day meeting. This year it will take place on Monday April 17 and Tuesday April 18. This meeting welcomes junior and senior research from academics and industry and offers an excellent opportunity to hear the latest scientific developments and to network.

Workshop - Global networks & International collaboration

Friday 21 April 2023
Collaborative ecological research networks exist on every continent, with scientists working together to gather data on everything from viruses to continental carbon flux. But why and how might a researcher get involved in this type of work? This interactive workshop will discuss ways for ecological researchers to tap into research networks, expanding their professional network and placing their project into an international context.

Merging Measurements and Modeling in Soil Physics

8 – 13 May 2023
This course will present accepted and emerging concepts of key processes of water flow in unsaturated porous media. These concepts will be presented together with standard and novel methods to make the measurements necessary to describe these processes. The focus of the course is the need for a unified treatment of measurement and modelling in quantitative soil physics. Specifically, we will discuss how advancements in our understanding of soil physics should guide the design of measurement and monitoring efforts. Similarly, we will discuss how the interpretation of measurements made with emerging indirect methods should be made in the context of the soil physical model of interest.

Life Sciences with Industry

8 - 12 May 2023
Life Sciences with Industry is a workshop that focuses on devising innovative solutions for scientifically challenging, commercial business cases.NWO has been organising the Life Sciences with Industry workshop together with the Lorentz Center since 2013. The workshop is intended to encourage cooperation and exchange of knowledge between academia and industry.

EMBO / EMBL Symposium "The organism and its environment

9 - 12 May 2023
This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually. We are at the dawn of a new era of biology where we will start to understand how organisms function together and react or adapt to changes at different molecular levels. This includes the multitude of stressors that organisms are exposed to, from malnutrition and adverse climate events to many other biological, chemical and physical insults.

Early Career Plant Researcher Network Meeting

10 and 11 May 2023
This meeting is targeted towards experienced PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with passion for plant research. The program includes scientific presentations and workshops focused on career development in both academia and industry, funding opportunities and grant writing, as well as job applications. Additionally, the meeting aims to provide a platform for collaboration among ECRs in the field of plant research.

WGS PhD Workshop Carousel 2023

Friday 12 May 2023
Every year, Wageningen Graduate Schools (WGS) organises a one-day event for PhD candidates consisting of a carousel of 4 sessions with 6 workshops per session. The 1.5 hour workshops deal with all sorts of elements important for PhDs and the PhD track. Workshops are either stand-alone workshops or teasers that give a taste of more elaborate courses and workshops organised by Wageningen Graduate Schools.

10th International Symposium on Root Development

15 - 18 May 2023
Rooting 2023 aims to bring together scientists in plant developmental biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, ecophysiology and biotechnology, with a common interest in root development. It focuses on the development of adventitious, lateral and primary roots as the outcome of genetic control and the plant's interaction with the environment. Based on the tradition of the earlier symposia held in the US, Israel, The Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Germany, Sweden and the UK, the 10th International Symposium on Root Development organized in Ghent, Belgium in 2023 aims to exchange recent knowledge and ideas on fundamental and applied aspects of root induction and further development.

NLSEB 2023 meeting

16 May 2023
The main NLSEB meeting 2023 will take place on Tuesday, May 16th at Akoesticum in Ede! Registration is open until Friday March 24th.We have already secured 3 amazing keynote speakers: Felicity Jones (Friedrich Miescher Lab, Tübingen) who works on molecular mechanisms of speciation and adaptation in sticklebacks, Franjo Weissing (U Groningen) who works on evolvability, phenotypic plasticity, game theory and behavior, and Colin Russell (U Amsterdam), who studies pathogen evolution, particularly of viruses.

Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Environmental Sciences

22 - 26 May 2023
This course aims to help the participant explore and understand the ease and benefit of combining the complex (spatial) data science and AI methods and techniques with the powerful capabilities of ArcGIS platform (Esri). This course explores state-of-the-art principles, methods, and techniques related to data science and artificial intelligence applications in relation to the Environmental Sciences’ major topics. We intend to train the participants in open science and towards integrated solutions of data science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), using different types of spatial and non-spatial data relevant to solving environmental and societal problems.

NWO Life2023

23 – 24 May 2023
It is now possible to register and submit an abstract for NWO Life2023. This conference is a breeding place for wild ideas. A place for life scientists of all scale levels to explore, connect, discuss and get inspired. NWO Life2023 takes place in Hotel Zuiderduin at Egmond aan Zee, on 23 and 24 May 2023. The overarching theme for this edition is ‘Diversity of Life’.

BCF Career Event NL

24 May 2023
BCF Career Event is the largest career event for the Life Sciences. It is the meeting place for everyone who is or wants to be active in Bio/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food or Pharma. BCF Career Event offers you the opportunity to get into direct contact with a broad range of employers in the sector, but also with other organisations that can help you further in your career..

Evolution, development and plasticity in a changing world: celebrating 150 years of zoology in the Netherlands

30 - 31 May, 2023
ZOOLOGY 2023, Evolution, Development and Plasticity in a changing world: celebrating 150 years of Zoology in The Netherlands. We are pleased to invite you to attend our 150th anniversary congress “Zoology 2023” held in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The 33rd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research

5 - 9 June 2023
It is our greatest pleasure to invite you to participate in the 33rd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR2023), which will be held as a hybrid event on June 5-9, 2023 in Chiba, Japan. ICAR is an annual conference rotating among North America, Asia-Oceania and Europe. The conference covers all aspects of plant biology research on Arabidopsis as well as other plant species, generally attracting more than 800 scientists worldwide to present and discuss their new discoveries.

Biology of Vector-borne Diseases course

12-17 June 2023
The UI Institute for Health in the Human Ecosystem (IHHE) is hosting its annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course, Monday through Saturday, June 12-17, 2023, on the UI campus in Moscow, Idaho. This course provides accessible, condensed training and "knowledge networking" for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty, and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology and cutting-edge knowledge for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals, and humans. With the support of 30+ internationally recognized faculty, we seek to train the next generation of scientists and professionals to think about vector-borne diseases as interconnected pathosystems and help them to develop effective solutions to current and emerging vector-borne disease threats in complex human ecosystems.

Calls open for interactive sessions TRED conference 2023 "Co-creating space for collaborative research and learning to inspire, interact and integrate"

12 - 14 June 2023
We are happy to announce the first TRED (Transdisciplinary Research, Education and Dialogue) conference will take place on June 12-14th, 2023 in Wageningen (the 12th is online). During these three interactive days, we will co-create a space to discuss, experience, and reflect on collaborative research and learning.

TRED conference 2023: Co-creating space for collaborativeresearch

12 - 14 June 2023
We are happy to announce this first TRED conference that will take place on June 12-14th, 2023 in Wageningen (the 12th is online). In this interactive conference, we will not just discuss inter- and transdisciplinarity, we will also dig deeper into the fundamentals of inter- and transdisciplinary science, create a safe space for dialogue, make time for hands-on explorations of different approaches, and experiment with transdisciplinary processes through mini-hackathons.

SPS Summer School 2023 - Seeds as a keystone for the transition to agroecology

25 June - 1 July 2023
The SPS Summer School 2023 will focus on the challenges of ensuring seed protection while meeting demands for a more environmentally respectful agriculture, reducing risks for humans and maintaining ecosystem health. Sessions will address the genetic and physiological traits required to deal with fluctuating abiotic conditions and ecological communities of commensal and pathogenic microorganisms. Innovative strategies being developed to improve seed quality through plant breeding and post-harvest technologies will be presented and economic and social factors as well as the legal framework for implementation will be considered.

59ᵗʰ Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

2 - 6 July 2023
The 2023 ATBC annual meeting will be held in Coimbatore, India. They are receiving now calls for symposia (deadline January 15th, 2023).

10th European Symposium on Plant Lipids

9 - 12 July 2023
The European Symposium on Plant Lipids (ESPL) is an international conference, showcasing roles of lipids in Green Life Sciences and Biotechnology. With a history of over 20 years, it is the best and most renown European conference dedicated on plant lipid biology. Among world experts, the latest results in various areas will be discussed, typically involving ~120 scientists from all over the world, including PhD students and post-docs

2023 IS-MPMI Cong​ress

16 - 20 July 2023
The 2023 Congress will start off with a special session focused on emerging threats to crop production in Bangladesh, East Africa, and Brazil and show ways MPMI research is addressing these challenges. The plenary program will then cover major advances made over the last four years in our understanding of molecular plant-microbe interactions, spanning from the structural biology of plant immune receptors to how healthy plant microbiomes are established and maintained, and everything in between.

12th International Congress of Plant Pathology

20 - 25 August 2023
Plant pathologists and plant health researchers from around the world will meet to discuss their latest research as well as current and future issues facing plant health experts. Our host, the French Phytopathological Society, has set an exciting and challenging theme for the congress, “One Health for all plants, crops and trees”. This topic promises to provide a broad platform for talks, posters, and discussions that consider the integral nature of plant health with human, animal and environmental health.

Leafy Vegetable Conference 2023

28 - 31 August 2023
We kindly invite you to the 10th EUCARPIA Leafy Vegetable International Conference, taking place at Utrecht University from August 28 to 31, 2023. This event is part of a series of conferences organized by the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA), and welcomes the participation of researchers, practitioners, administrators, professionals, and their organizations.

ECE2023 - XII European Congress of Entomology

16 - 20 October 2023
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the ECE 2023 and the Hellenic Entomological Society, we are delighted to invite entomologists from around the globe to the XII European Congress of Entomology (ECE 2023), which will be held in Heraklion, Crete, on 16-20 October 2023. Deadline for abstract submission is Monday 27 February 2023