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Plant Microbiomes

Workshop organized by Prof. Dr. Caroline Gutjahr (TUM) and Prof. Dr. Martin Parniske (LMU).

11.07.2019 – 12.07.2019

Plant leaves and roots are colonized by complex microbial communities that occur on the surface of plant organs as well as inside tissues, and can comprise bacteria, fungi, oomycetes, viruses and protozoa. The plant microbiota can increase fitness of their hosts through nutrient supply, release of signalling substances or by controlling pathogenic organisms. Because of these beneficial effects, there is an increasing interest in applying designed beneficial microbial communities in agriculture. This workshop aims at highlighting the importance of microbiota-plant interactions for plant function and growth.

Participants among others: Ruben Garrido-Oter (MPI für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung, Köln), Eric Kemen (MPI für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung, Köln), Giannis Stringlis (Utrecht), Detlef Weigel (MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen).

Keynote Lecture on 11 July at 6:30 p.m.:

Prof. Philip Poole, Ph.D. – "Root Colonisation and the Role of the Microbiome"

Philip Poole is Professor of Microbiology of Plants at the University of Oxford.

Location and Registration

CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München

Registration is required. If you are interested in participating, please contact us: