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Insight Out event for women in exact, technical and natural sciences.

1, 8, 15 and 22 of March 2021
Insight Out – Inspiring women in STEM is a career event for women in exact, technical and natural sciences. The third edition will take place online in March 2021. During four afternoons we offer inspiring talks, workshops, panel discussions and networking activities. Insight Out is organised by NWO, with input from LNVH, ECHO, KNAW de Jonge Akademie, PNN, PostdocNL and Young Academy Europe. The theme of this year is ‘Learning from and inspiring each other’. The programme offers inspiring stories and workshops on how to create impact, choose your challenges, enhance your visibility and build a professional network.

Insect-Plant Interactions (IPI) lunch meeting

Tuesday 2 March 2021 (12:30h)
Ids willemsen will present his BSc thesis titled: "The effects of diversified crop cultures to increase abundance and family richness in spiders".

Virtual Global Launch of Tools4seedsystems

Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Special invitation: Please join us for the virtual "Global Launch of Tools4seedsystems" on Tuesday 2nd March. There will be simultaneous translation in French and Spanish.

Working on your PhD research in times of crisis (online)

Tuesday 2, Friday 5 and Thursday 11 March 2021 (09:00 - 12:30h)
In this training, you will jointly discuss experiences, identify new or amplified challenges as well as means and methods to tackle these to finally translate this in a (SMART) plan of action to get you (back) on track.

4th International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe

Tuesday 9- Friday 11 March 2021
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the IV. International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE), the V. International Humulus Symposium (IHS), the VIII. International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables (FAV Health) and the Annual Convention of the German Society for Horticultural Science that will take place virtual from 9-11 March 2021.

Introduction to LaTeX (Online)

Tuesday 13 April 2021 (12:00 - 14:00h)
LaTeX is a document preparation system and markup language which can be used as an alternative to text processors like MS-WORD. This is a free introductory workshop especially aimed at those who have little or no experience working with LaTeX. There will be a theoretical and a hands-on practical part.

Call for abstracts for the Second International Agrobiodiversity Congress

Deadline 18 April 2021
The Congress, which is jointly organized by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will be held in Rome (either in person or virtual mode) during the 3rd week of October 2021. We welcome your submissions and would be grateful if you could distribute the call widely among your networks.

Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology (NLSEB) - call for abstracts now open!

Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 April 2021
During this online NLSEB conference, scientists from all disciplines working on evolutionary questions will be brought together, and build a broad community of evolutionary biologists based in the Netherlands. Therefore, the conference offers a broad overview of the topics and questions within evolutionary biology.

Life2021: Networks in Life

Tuesday 27 - Wednesday 28 May 2021
Life is a unique, inspiring, annual national congress covering all disciplines and scales in the Dutch Life Sciences, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life2020 will be the second edition.

EMBO Workshop - Plant Genome Stability and Change 2021

Sunday 6- Wednesday 9 June 2021
The aim of this meeting is to bring together the scientific community working with plants on subjects around genome stability and modification: DNA recombination and repair, chromosome stability, meiosis, replication, epigenetics and applications in plant breeding and genome engineering.

Plant Science for Climate Emergency-virtual

Monday 7 - Tuesday 8 June 2021
Climate change is one of the most serious threats humanity has ever faced. Developing crops that are more resilient to rapidly changing and harsher environments will be crucial for tomorrow’s food production. Green biotechnology offers solutions to maintain high food productivity while preserving the earth’s valuable ecosystems. In addition, plants may also play an important role in mitigating the rising levels of greenhouse gases.

BioBusiness Summer School 2021

Monday 28 June – Friday 2 July 2021
The summer school is an introductory course for academics who are contemplating a career switch to industry and young professionals in their first industry jobs. During the five day programme, taking place from 28 June – 2 July 2021 in Amsterdam, participants will learn the basics of the main business topics, gain insight into the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business people and expand their international network.

Plant Biology Europe 2021

Monday 28 June – Thursday 1 July 2021
Plant Biology Europe 2021 focuses on delivering the latest scientific developments in plant biology, following an inclusive approach where long-standing research sectors and novel breakthrough topics are showcased, including aspects of science policy and ethics, and fostering participation of young scientists

World Recreational Fisheries Conference

Sunday 4 July - Thursday 8 July 2021
Our world is changing rapidly. We humans are changing. Urbanization, overfishing and animal welfare are tough and well known issues. The sport fishing sector will have to deal with these challenges. During this conference science and knowledge on these subjects will be presented and discussed.

Summer School 2021 - Plant sugars

Sunday 4 - Friday 9 July 2021
The SPS Summer School 2021 is a one-week program for outstanding and enthusiastic master and PhD students, as well as post-docs working in plant biology on biological questions related to sugar transport, metabolism and/or signaling. It will provide them with an introduction on several aspects of the molecular and cell biology of sugar metabolism, transport and signaling in relation to global climate changes

Summer School 2021 - Plant cell walls

Sunday 4 - Saturday 10 July 2021
The study of the cell wall is an important research frontier in plant biology. Over the past decade, the field has seen major technological and conceptual advances. In addition, the study of cell wall structure and metabolism has become an integral part of the research on plant development and the adaptation to abiotic and biotic stresses. A better knowledge of the cell wall is also essential for the optimization of lignocellulosic biomass processing procedures in the framework of the emerging bioeconomy.

ATBC 2021

Sunday 11- Thursday 15 July 2021
The 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) will be held in Cartagena, Colombia. The theme is “Conserving Tropical Biodiversity and Achieving Socio-ecological Resilience in the Anthropocene: Opportunities and Challenges”.

17th Symposium on Insect Plant relationships

Sunday 25 - Thursday 29 July 2021
SIP welcomes you warmly to the 17th Symposium on Insect-Plant relationships in Leiden. The latest developments in research on the relationships between plants, insects and associated microorganisms, from physiological mechanisms to ecological and evolutionary processes will be addressed.

European Congress for Conservation Biology 2021: “Biodiversity crisis in a changing world”

Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 August 2021
The current biodiversity crisis have led to a call for transformative change globally and in Europe - a change in how we interact with Nature that reduces pressure on biodiversity and secure Natures’ Benefits to People. This challenges how we perform conservation science, and calls for science-based practices that put humans and nature on a track that takes us out of the current crisis.

SIL2021, the Congress of the International Society of Limnology

Sunday 22 - Friday 27 August 2021
The SIL Congress promotes open discussions on new scholarly findings and pioneer research in the field of limnology to foster knowledge transfer to scientists and researchers worldwide.

21st General Congress Eucarpia | Breeding: the key to innovative solutions | Call for abstracts open

Monday 23 - Friday 27 August 2021
Experts and researchers from all over the world will present and discuss their findings and visions for meeting the great challenges that plant breeding will face in the next decades to integrate the many new technologies, skills and human experience into coherent breeding strategies. This year the event will be online.

GfÖ Annual Meeting 2021

Monday 30 August - Friday 3 September 2021
We are pleased to announce the 50th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which will be held Monday 30 August to Friday 3 September 2021 at the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Thünen-Institut of Biodiversity, Braunschweig in Germany.

Conference Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience (PHAB 2021)

Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 September 2021
The PHAB Conference will foster growth in plant health innovation and sustainability by driving collaborations, business opportunities, investments, and knowledge. It is the ultimate platform for connecting academics and researchers, business leaders and investors, global policymakers, governmental, foundation, and philanthropic funders. An emerging hotspot for agri-tech, ecological and environmental focused companies, the Netherlands is the place to be for the movers and shakers of the plant-health field.

PE&RC Day 2021

Wednesday 6 October 2021
In this year’s edition of the PE&RC day, we will take you on a journey back in time to explore how past species, populations, communities, and whole ecosystems responded to and recovered from large scale change and or recover from previous mass extinction events. How did the extinction elapse? What were the implications to species networks during previous biodiversity decline? What were the responses of species drivers of recovery and speciation? Touching on different ecosystems found around the globe, we will explore these insights gained from the past which serve as an essential repository of knowledge that we can consult to help save our remaining natural heritage.

BioSB course portfolio

2020- 2021 Upcoming Courses
The BioSB education programme covers essential topics of the wide-ranging fields of bioinformatics and systems biology. It offers a wide variety of training courses that enable life scientists to apply modelling and computational approaches in addressing scientific challenges.