Third Edition of Virtual International Conference
"Plant security and food safety: Microbiology, Soil Science, Food Quality and Agricultural Genetics"
26 - 27.09.2023
Our first and second conference on"Plant productivity and food safety: Soil science, Microbiology, Agricultural Genetics and Food quality" event was held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We intended to meet in person in 2023, having previously held multiple online meetings and conferences, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. After careful consideration and evaluation of the format of the 2023 meeting, we have decided to keep it online in order to accommodate a larger group of scientists and PhD students from around the world.
We believe that our noble and distinguished speakers from various parts of the world who have been invited to present fantastic lectures (Keynote Speakers) will captivate you with their vast knowledge and expertise and encourage you to participate in this conference. We also hope that people from all over the world who could not travel to Torun for various reasons will be able to listen to our distinguished guests talks, boast about the results of their own research and engage in discussions about "Plant productivity and food safety." We hope that, despite the fact that the conference will be hosted online, the discussions following the lectures will be as intriguing and active as in previous years.
The conference „Plant productivity and food safety: Soil science, Microbiology, Agricultural Genetics and Food quality” aims to exchange knowledge, views and scientific experience in the study of the bacterial and fungal microbiomes that support plant growth. In addition, the problems related to soil threats and security will be also discussed. Topics also cover fundamental aspects of plant metabolism and signaling, from the molecular mechanisms that control plant physiology to plant biotechnology and plant production.
Three Thematic Sessions:
The conference will be held online at NO EXTRA CHARGE. Online participation in the conference is FREE OF CHARGE. We invite you to present the exciting results of your scientific research and engage in discussions with experts from academia.
We look forward to meeting you online on September 26 - 27, 2023.
on behalf of the Organizing Committee
prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz
dr hab. Agnieszka Zienkiewicz, prof. at NCU
dr hab. Piotr Hulisz, prof. at NCU
dr Mateusz Kwiatkowski
Extended registration and possibility to submit abstracts until 6th of September!
prof. Jiří Friml (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria) “Knowns and Unknowns in auxin signaling”
I. Plant-microbial interactions in agriculture and ecosystem management
dr rer. nat. Katja Witzel (Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany)
prof. Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
1. assoc. prof. Tomislav Cernava (University of Southampton, United Kingdom) "Harnessing beneficial functions of the microbiota to improve plant health"
2. dr rer. nat. Katja Witzel (Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Germany) "Whole-cell mass spectrometric analysis for rapid classification of culturable microbes"
II. Plant metabolism and signaling
dr hab. Agnieszka Zienkiewicz, prof. at NCU (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
dr Mateusz Kwiatkowski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
1. dr Antonio J. Castro (Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Spanish National Research Council - CSIC, Spain) "Deciphering the role of pollen lipid droplet-associated caleosins in oil plants during sexual reproduction"
2. dr hab. Małgorzata Pietrowska-Borek, PULS Prof. (University of Life Sciences, Poland) "Uncommon nucleotides - signalling molecules in plants"
III. Soil threats and security
prof. Masayuki Kawahigashi (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
dr hab. Piotr Hulisz, prof. assoc. at NCU (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
1. prof. Markku Yli-Halla (University of Helsinki, Finlandia) "Sustainable Development Goals and the soil threats in Europe"
2. dr hab. Tibor József Novák, prof. assoc. (University of Debrecen, Hungary) "Anthropization as a threat to soil resources"
Registration is open to 6th of September. For registration please send below completed form to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Form of presentation
- Short 15 minute oral presentation
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make the final selection of presenters. Please send the final presentation in pdf file to 20th of September to the e-mail: email@example.com.
The original size of poster should be A0 (84.1 cm width and 118.9 cm lenght). Poster can be prepared in any grafical program or Microsoft Office Power Point, saved in pdf file and send to 20th of September to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline of abstract submission is on 6st of September. Please prepare abstract according to below form and send its to the e-mail: email@example.com.
The information about the form of presentation will be send on 12th of September by Organizing Committee.
We do not require a conference fee.
Do you have any questions?
Please contact with Organizing Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
The administrator of your personal data will be the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń with its registered office at Gagarina 11, 87-100 Torun.