18.03.2021 15:00 16:30 – Virtual

Inaugural EPSO Plant Science Seminar

EPSO launches on 18 March a new European-wide seminar series on a hot and/or emerging topic in plant science aimed at the Plant Science community and its stakeholders.

We start with two senior scientists exploring the role Genome Editing has to play in modern plant sciences and its potential to help tackle some of the most pressing global issues facing people today.

TTT: The seminar will be held online each third Thursday of the month at three (CET).


In the coming months we will be on the lookout for talented plant scientists among the EPSO membership to present their findings and perspectives to the EPSO seminar series. If we approach you to talk, we hope you will be happy to support the initiative. This is a fantastic opportunity for both eminent world leaders and talented up-and-coming early career researchers to present their research to an international audience and to network with potential collaborators. If you wish to nominate yourself or one of your colleagues to give a seminar, we most welcome your suggestions. Please contact Tim George (tim.george@hutton.ac.uk) to provide your name and potential talk title.


In the inaugural seminar we will present talks from

o Prof. Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany (link) “Applying CRISPR/Cas to Plants: From Gene Editing to Chromosome Engineering”

o Dr. René Smulders, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands (link) “Opportunities of gene editing for breeding crop varieties that fit in sustainable agriculture”


The seminars will be hosted on Zoom and last approximately 1.5 hours. Numbers will be limited to 300 attendees and therefore please register early if you would like to join. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and join the debate. So please join us to support this new and exciting initiative for European Plant Science by following this link just prior to the start of the seminar.


EPSO members can register in advance for this meeting: https://helsinki.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Mrdu6oqTssGtydAcONLhkSdoTAA400iU5F

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Pls find the full announcement at https://bit.ly/3qtnbmq .


We look forward to seeing you all for the inaugural EPSO seminar on the 18th March 2021


Tim, Alan and Emily (EPSO Plant Science Seminar Series Organising Committee)


Tim George, Hutton / UK & EPSO Board

Alan Schulman, LUKE / FI & EPSO President

Emily Breeze, Warwick University / UK & EPSO Representative


EPPN2020 has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731013