IJPB Symposium – May 13-15 2024 @ Versailles

The Jean-Pierre Bourgin Institute, a major laboratory for plant science research is organising the international symposium “Plant modeling: opportunities and challenges”, from the 13th to 15th of May 2024 at the INRAE Centre in Versailles.


The symposium will comprise three plenary conferences and four thematic sessions dealing with modeling at  different scales, from the intra-cellular to the macroscopic level.


The aim of this exciting meeting is to foster collaborations and facilitate knowledge exchange among participants by bringing together renowned specialists in the field.


Abstracts will be selected for short talks, and the other applicants will be invited to present posters, thus favoring exciting discussions.


Practical information are presented on the website https://ijpb-plant-sciences.symposium.inrae.fr/

Registrations are open from February 14th to April 15th 2024.

14th International Conference of the French Society of Plant Biology, 2024 June 12-14 @ Bordeaux

The primary objective of the 14th International Conference organized by the French Society of Plant Biology (SFBV) is to unite individuals with a keen interest in the biological characteristics of photosynthetic organisms, with a particular focus on plants. The conference will explore the practical applications of this knowledge in agriculture and bioenergy, addressing crucial issues such as global climate change and environmental preservation. At its core, the event aims to champion the comprehensive field of plant biology, encompassing both fundamental and applied aspects, while celebrating its diverse facets.
Throughout the conference, there will be a deliberate examination of plants within their environments and their intricate interactions with the surroundings. Recent advancements in:

•    Session introduction: Olivier Hamant « The 1972 Meadows report: A wake-up call for plant science » Round table animated by Olivier le Gall

•    Session 1 : Plant Imaging – Martine Pastuglia (IJPB, Versailles)

•    Session 2 : Genome structure & expression – Frédy Barnèche (IBENS, Paris)

•    Session 3 : Agricultural systems in the agroecological transition – Marie-Laure Fauconnier (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, U. Liège)

•    Session 4 : Intra- and inter-cellular communications in plants – Fahrah Assaad (TUM, München)

 •    Session 5:  Plant and pathogen interactions – Christine Faulkner (JIC, Norwich)

•    Session 6 : Plant and beneficial microorganism interactions, microbiome – Sofie Goormachtig (VIB, Ghent)

•    Session 7 : Plant development and nutrition – Bruno Guillotin (NYU, New York)

•    Session 8 : Environmental stresses – Petra Marhava (UPSC, Umeå)

•    Session 9 : Genomics, genetics and breeding – Alain Charcosset (GQE Le Moulon, Saclay)

•    Session 10 : Plant and algae metabolism – Mark Stitt (MPI, Golm)

Importantly, this gathering also seeks to initiate or uphold scientific collaborations, facilitate interactions among diverse stakeholders in the realm of plant biology research, and forge connections between public research institutions and private enterprises. Prioritizing the involvement of emerging scientists in such events is a key focus of the SFBV. In line with this commitment, scholarships will be extended to students for their participation in the 14th International Conference of the French Society of Plant Biology, with recognition through awards for outstanding oral presentations and posters.


Registrations are open on the congress website.

Early bird prices are available until March 30th 

2nd Workshop Carbon Allocation in Plants – Nov 20-21, Versailles

Plant biomass and the quality of plant products depends on the carbon allocation from photosynthetic organs to harvested organs. This process reflects a balance between consumption, storage and long-distance transport of carbohydrates, regulated at multiscale cellular, tissular and organ levels. It depends on the central and energetic metabolisms together with sugar homeostasis in subcellular compartments and sugar transport and signalling mechanisms. The workshop, Carbon Allocation in Plants, will address molecular physiology, modelling and ecophysiology approaches to study carbon allocation. It aims to bring together European scientists working in this field to discuss the latest advances and their applications. Five sessions are planned: 1) Sugar transport in the plant, 2) Modelling and source-sink relationships, 3) Sugar homeostasis in contrasting environments, 4) Sugar allocations and interactions of plants with microorganisms and pests, 5) Ecophysiology of the carbon cycle. It will be held in Versailles.


The international scientific committee will be composed of

Nathalie Pourtau (Ecology and Biology of Interactions Unit (EBI), CNRS/the University of Poitiers),

John Lunn (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany),

Ekkehard Neuhaus (Department of Plant Physiology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany),

Ruth Stadler (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurenberg, Molecular Plant Physiology, Erlangen, Germany),

Sylvie Dinant (Institut Jean Pierre Bourgin (IJPB) – INRAE Versailles).