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17
Jun

5th Plant Microbiome Symposium 2024

17 - 21 June 2024
The 5th Plant Microbiome Symposium will continue the tradition of (now) annual meetings of experts on the plant microbiome from all over the world. With these meetings we stimulate the exchange of information and ideas among researchers from around the world and working on a wide spectrum of disciplines and perspectives around the common theme of the plant microbiome. A selection of invited speakers will go beyond a standard conference talk, and will present their most exciting/unpublished results and expand their talk into the broader context of the field. They were invited to present stimulating or even provocative ideas, all of which should provoke lively discussions and the development of new ideas and research directions.
17
Jun

Life is plastic: How phenotypic plasticity makes us rethink central problems in biology

17 - 21 June 2024
The conference “Life is plastic: How phenotypic plasticity makes us rethink central problems in biology” will be a unique forum to identify areas where most progress can be made by embracing the roles of the environment in producing phenotypes, and the consequences for individuals, populations and communities. The conference will gather scientists working with a diversity of approaches and model organisms.
25
Jun

Ritzema Bos Lectures Renewed! Next seminar June 25th

25 June 2024 16.00 - 17.00
We’re excited to welcome you to the seminar Synergizing Environment & Genetics: Effective Strategies for Controlled Settings. Speaker is Prof. Kevin M. Folta, University of Florida, Department of Horticultural Sciences. To ensure we make adequate arrangements for drinks and snacks afterwards, Registration is free of charge!
26
Jun

How Climate Change Shapes the Destiny of Insect Biodiversity. Unveiling Global Trends

26-28 June 2024
Insects are everywhere and have been a dominant species group on Earth for millions of years. To date, we estimate that there are at least 5.5 million species of insects on earth. Out of these, only 1 million species have been described. Moreover, population dynamics studies point to a sharp decline in insects, calling it the insect species apocalypse. Millions of insect species may go extinct in silence; we will not even know they existed. Climate change, forest fragmentation, and pesticides for agriculture interact to devastate insect biodiversity. As the biodiversity crisis escalates, the need for comprehensive data and detailed investigations becomes more pressing. As a participant in this course, you have a crucial role in understanding the intricate relationships between insect and plant interactions and movement within the environment. By comprehending how insects and plants depend on each other and traverse landscapes and how the environment evolves, you can help unravel long-standing ecological mysteries and contribute to preserving our planet's biodiversity.
2
Jul

Young Researchers Symposium on Plant Photobiology

2 - 5 July 2024
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to Utrecht, to the third “Young Researchers Symposium on Plant Photobiology” (YRSPP). YRSPP2024 will be a gathering for early career researchers (ECRs) in the field of plant photobiology. It comes at a crucial juncture in the advancement of our understanding of plant biology. As the world grapples with critical issues such as climate change and food security,
8
Jul

WUR Postdoc Day “Should I stay or should I go”

8 July 2024
The 2nd edtion of the WUR postdoc day will have workshops in the morning and presetation of (non) Alumnies with different career pathways. The chance of getting a permanent position at the University is very small. During the workshops you will learn what kind the big amount of career options there are for postdocs other than staying in academia. We will discuss your ambitions and how you can use them to make a succesful next career step.
14
Jul

ATBC 2024

14 - 18 July 2024
We're thrilled to announce that registration is open for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, taking place from July 14th to 18th, 2024, in Kigali, Rwanda. Under the theme "Achieving Inclusive Science for Effective Conservation, Adaptation, and Resilience in the Tropics," ATBC 2024 will highlight innovative research, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and address pressing challenges in tropical biology and conservation. We welcome senior & early career researchers and practitioners, students, indigenous and local knowledge holders, academics, policymakers, and leaders from various sectors, including non-profit, government, and business, to join us in commemorating 60 years of commitment to the Tropics. Our annual meeting in Kigali will feature diverse activities, including plenary sessions, panels, workshops, oral presentations, poster sessions, cultural programs, and more. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity for networking, learning, and collaboration on both local and global scale
26
Aug

EPS Summer school “Environmental Signaling in Plants”

26 - 28 August 2024
In this summer school, an attractive programme is provided in which experts in the field will highlight different aspects of environmental signaling in plants. Additional speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts. Moreover, there will be ample opportunity for discussions during lunch and the poster viewing sessions. The meeting is especially attractive for PhD students, but the programme will definitely also be of interest to post-docs and senior scientists.
26
Aug

Course Climate Change

26 - 30 August 2024
This course is about one of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change. What are the latest insights of the science of economics into its causes and potential solutions? How large are the costs of climate change? Should we tax carbon, cap-and-trade emission rights, or subsidize solar and wind power? Why is it so difficult to stick to environmental agreements such as ‘Paris’, despite the evident benefits to all? How can we prevent our industry from moving abroad if we take a leading role and ‘go it alone’ in taking environmental action? What is the role of economic growth and development? Should we stop it to avert a climate catastrophe and biodiversity loss, or can we pin our hopes on green growth?
10
Sep

NWO vidi grant course

10 September 2024
Candidates who are seriously considering applying in the coming vidi round (pre proposal deadline 5 November 2024) and who want to prepare themselves can follow a vidi grant course, given by Yellow Research. The next course will be given on September 10th 2024, from 9.30 till 4, in Wageningen.
12
Sep

Symposium Insects as sustainable feed: an interdisciplinary approach

12 September 2024
Sustainable food production is a major challenge. Can insects feature in sustainable feed production to support the growing world population without transgressing the planetary boundaries? That is the central question during this interdisciplinary symposium on the 12th of September 2024!
14
Sep

Grounding carbon farming course

We are very excited to announce the first edition of the Grounding carbon farming course which will take place from 14-20 September on site on a dairy farm in France. This is an all-included, immersive course where fundamental issues around carbon sequestration in agricultural lands are treated from different perspectives, including that of farmers. Highly relevant to anyone working from close or far with soil carbon and land-based climate change mitigation, from biological, environmental, social, or economic perspectives!
24
Oct

Interdisciplinary Skills Training

24 - 25 October 2024
Future generations face unprecedented challenges; climate change, resource depletion, socio-economic and health inequalities. To address these challenges researchers will need to push us outside their disciplinary comfort zones to think differently about problems and possibly solutions. In other words, researchers have to work together in inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations. This new way of working requires a different skill set than those taught in disciplinary courses. Therefore, in this training participants will learn and experience the different phases of these complex collaborations. The course is designed for participants to go through the different phases of these complex collaborations: disciplinary grounding, perspective taking, finding common ground and integration. We combine both theory and practise to train collaborative skills.
24
Oct

WIAS Course: Simulation of breeding programs with the Modular Breeding Program Simulator (MoBPS)

24 & 25 October 2024
he course will include a general introduction to the MoBPS framework and breeding programs, as well as a series of exercises on how to use MoBPSweb (www.mobps.de) and the MoBPS R-package. In addition, there will be room for open discussion and specific questions regarding own breeding programs. After completion of the course, participants should be able to simulate common breeding programs in both plant and animal breeding.
28
Oct

Genetics of resilience and trade-offs

28 October – 3 November, 2024
Within the framework of the EU project RUMIGEN (https://www.rumigen.eu/), we offer a 5-day course on “Genetics of resilience and trade-offs” with hands-on training, at Wageningen Campus. The course will review state-of-the-art theory and application of the concepts of resilience, robustness and trade-offs, with a focus on their implementation in breeding programs. Experts in animal breeding and systemic modelling and guest speakers will teach the latest theory and examples related to the concepts of resilience, robustness and trade-offs. Implementation of related traits in breeding programs and important challenges faced in these processes, will be discussed based on real use cases.
30
Oct

Genotype by Environment by Management (GxExM) Symposium III

Wednesday 30 - Thusrday 31 October 2024
After successful symposia in Brisbane (Australia, 2022) and Gainesville (USA, 2023), we are organizing the third symposium to offer a worldwide podium for presentations and discussions around modelling and prediction of GxExM data and interactions. A symposium to share understanding and approaches to predict cropperformance, accounting for Genotype by Environment by Management(GxExM) Interactions