10th International Plant Biomechanics Conference – August 21-26 2022, Lyon – France

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The 10th  International Plant Biomechanics Conference will be held in Lyon, France in August 2022 – from Sunday 21nt to Friday 26th. Save the dates!



The conference covers all topics related to plant biomechanics. The list of sessions will be established based on submissions and could include the following:

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Morphogenesis and pattern formation
  • Cell walls, cells, and tissues
  • Mechanosensing and mechanotransduction
  • Applied biomechanics and biomimetics
  • Woods and trees
  • Hydraulics


For more information on the scientific program and registration, visit: https://plantbiomech.sciencesconf.org/

Master 2 internship on Coffea breeding – Nestlé, Indre et Loire

A Master 2 project is is available in the R&D department of Nestlé (Notre Dame D’Oé – Indre et Loire) to work on the molecular breeding of Coffea plants.


For more information on the project contact Sophie Lair.


To apply online, it is here.

Postdoctoral position, Camelina nitrogen use efficiency @ Montana State University

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University-Bozeman, in the lab of Dr. Andreas Fischer (https://plantsciences.montana.edu/directory/faculty/1524080/andreas-fischer).

The successful candidate will conduct research aimed at understanding the physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of nitrogen use efficiency in the biofuel crop Camelina sativa (a close relative of Arabidopsis), within the framework of a 5-year Department of Energy (DOE) project. The candidate will pursue her/his own project in the Fischer lab while interacting with principal investigators, postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students in other participating labs at Montana State University and other institutions to advance the overall goal of the project (https://www.montana.edu/news/20472/msu-researchers-to-lead-11-million-study-to-deepen-understanding-of-camelina)

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. degree in plant physiology, biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology, and strong written and verbal (English) communication skills. Candidates with peer-reviewed publications will be preferred.

Interested candidates should send a single pdf file with the following components:

  1. Cover letter — please briefly explain your background and future goals, and why you think that you would be a good fit for this position;
  2. CV including degrees, publications, and a list of technical skills;
  3. Contact information for three references.

Please e-mail your pdf directly to Dr. Andreas Fischer (fischer@montana.edu) with the subject line: postdoctoral application.

Five tenure-track positions as Assistant professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology of Umeå university

The Faculty of Science and Technology of Umeå university opens five tenure track Assistant Professor positions.

The positions will be for six years. A startup package of 50 k€ will be provided by the faculty and the chosen department can add on top of this based on negotiations.

To be eligible for the positions candidates should have a PhD which is less than five years old, i.e. after October 2015 (parental leave, military service, illness etc. do not count in the five years).

Anyone with an excellent CV can apply. There is no specific profile advertised. The selection will be based on the CV and the proposed project of the candidates, which makes this quite competitive for “plant” people. The Umeå Plant Science Center is an excellent, quite international environment to develop excellent research in Plant Sciences (https://www.upsc.se/) so excellent young plant scientist are encourage to apply.

More information can be find here: https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/up-to-five-tenure-track-positions-as-assistant-professor_339630/

The deadline for application is October 19

Workshop Sugar Allocation in Plants, October 26th-27th, Versailles

Plant biomass production and crop quality is the result of a number of processes. One major process is how sugars are allocated over the different organs after carbon fixation and assimilation in the leaves by photosynthesis. It depends on a steady-state balance between consumption, storage and long-distance transport at the level of the cell and the organ. It is also intricately related to sugar metabolism and homeostasis. It is also characterized by the trade-offs of plant energetic and primary metabolism, therefore plant growth, with the responses to the environment.  The most recent discoveries of key factors acting in the regulation of sugar allocation have recently shed light on the role of sugars transport in plant adaptation to a range of abiotic and biotic stresses. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, students and plant breeders to discuss the latest advances and their applications in this domain.

Organized at Versailles, by IJPB (Institut Jean Pierre Bourgin) – INRAE Versailles and EBI (Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, CNRS/Université de Poitiers) Team SEVE (Laboratory CNRS-University, Transport de sucres et réponses des plantes aux contraintes abiotiques) – University of Poitiers.

This workshop follows up a serie of events that have been organized by the same co-organizers at Poitiers (“Le phloème dans tous ses états”, 2004, 2012), with the support of the SFBV (Société Française de Biologie Végétale).

more information and registrations here.