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.

Organiser:

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

Co-organisers:

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
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN SOON

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.

Topics

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

Participants

Criteria for selection of non-supported participants –Scientists which 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.

Funding

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 fellows – Scientist 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 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.).

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