Workshop “Trends in microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture”

13 – 15 September 2023, Belgrade, Serbia

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.


Ivica Dimkic (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, Serbia)


Djordje Fira (University of Belgrade – Faculty of Biology, Serbia), Vittorio Venturi (ICGEB Trieste, Italy)and Slavoljub Vukićević (Fertico D.O.O., Inđija, Serbia)

In collaboration with:

“In loving memory of Dr. Djordje Fira, a great scientist and friend – your presence we miss, your memories we treasure”

Deadline for receipt of applications:
31 May 2023
Deadline for receipt of registrations:
30 June 2023
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED – from 1st to 30th June it is only possible to submit an abstract and register to participate at your own cost

Extensive microbiome research in the field of structure and function of the plant microbiome, the pivotal role of plant-associated microbes on plant health and productivity, and the “state of the art” new methodologies nowadays, should provide a positive longer-term influence on agricultural production in developing countries and facilitate movement from the laboratory data to practical applications in sustainable agriculture.


Microbial products for sustainable agriculture; Plant microbiome and soil health; Biopesticides, biofertilizers, biostimulants.


Criteria for selection of non-supported participants –Scientists who are currently involved in Life Science research. Any level scientists in microbiology are welcome. There will be a selection process according to submitted abstracts, while geographical and gender balance will also be considered.

The registration fee for the non-supported participants will be €100 and will include: Coffee & Snacks breaks; Lunches and a Get-together in the Botanical Garden; Workshop dinner; Visit the FERTICO Company (free buses); Certificate of attendance and E-book of Abstracts. A cancellation is possible no later than one month before the Workshop and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50.

If you wish to share your work, please upload to your registration the abstract using this sample linked here

From 1st to 30th June it is only possible to submit an abstract and register to participate at your own cost.


All participants are expected to cover their travel costs. A limited number of grants will be available for selected Ph.D. students and Early Career Scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States; this grant will cover workshop registration fee, travel cost (for participants from LDCs through a partial contribution), and accommodation for the period of the workshop.

Criteria for selection of ICGEB supported participants Scientists currently involved in R&D activities or studies related to sustainable agriculture, plant microbiome, soil health, biopesticides, biofertilizers, biostimulants and/or related applications. Selection will be based on applicants’ CV, the Motivation Letter (ensure you upload it if you apply for financial support) and potential benefit for their research; priority will be given to Ph.D. students and Early Career Scientists (maximum 7 years after obtaining Ph.D.).

From 1st to 30th June it is only possible to submit an abstract and register to participate at your own cost.

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