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Date: June 24 to 26, 2015

Venue: Alte Akademie 8, Technische Universität München (TUM), Weihenstephan

New: Second announcement of the Eucrarpia Workshop on implementing plant – microbe interaction in plant breeding (333.5 KB), to take place on June 25 and 26, 2015

New: Overall programme of the COBRA-ECO-PB-Eucarpia Event (280.2 KB)

New: Registration form

About - Important dates - Registration - Programme - Travel information - Organizers - Contact


From June 24 to 26, 2015, we are organising three different events related to plant breeding at the TUM Weihenstephan near Munich in Germany (Overall programme of the COBRA-ECO-PB-Eucarpia event (280.2 KB)).

  • On June 24 to 25, 2015, there will be meetings of different work package groups of the European Project COBRA, with the possibility of attending one of the two field tours.
  • On June 25 and 26, 2015 we will inaugurate a new EUCARPIA Working Group on Plant Microbe Interaction. This working group should stimulate the exchange between new research in plant microbe interaction and potential applications in plant breeding. We hope for extensive exchange among the participants. Abstracts are most welcome till 15th May.
  • On  June 26, 2015 there will a working group meeting of the European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding (ECO-PB).  


Please register for the event through the FiBL registration service.

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Important dates

  • 27 April 2015: Registration opening and Second announcement of the workshop on implementing plant – microbe interaction in plant breeding (333.5 KB))
  • 15 May 2015: Deadline for abstract submission: Plesae consult the instructions for authors participating in the Workshop on implementing plant–microbe interaction in plant breeding: Instructions  (92.8 KB)- Example (128.9 KB)
  • 30 May 2015: Deadline for providing the information sheet of participants / research groups
  • 10 June 2015: Confirmation of registrations 
  • 30 May 2015: Publication of final program
  • 25 - 26 June 2015: Workshop in Weihenstephan

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Wednesday 24th June 2015

  • 12:00 – 13:00: Registration & Lunch
  • 13:30 – 16:00: Two alternative field tours:
    • Field Visit Tour A: TUM_Cereal trials (composite cross) and legume cover crops  
    • Field Visit Tour B:LfL_Cereal trials for Tilletia controversa resistance screening
  • 17:00 – 19:00: COBRA WP2 meeting
  • 19:30: Common dinner & COBRA Board meeting

Thursday 25th June 2015

Friday 26th June 2015

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COBRA: Core Organic Project Co-ordinating Organic plant BReeding Activities– for diversity

EUCARPIA, the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding, Section of Organic and Low-Input Agriculture, Working Group Plant Microbe Interaction 

  • www.eucarpia.org/organisation/sections.html
  • Contact persons
    • Monika Messmer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Frick, Switzerland
    • Maria Finckh, Kassel University, Witzenhausen, Germany
    • Edith Lammerts van Bueren. Louis Bolk Institute (LBI)/Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands

ECO-PB, the European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding


Dr. Jörg Peter Baresel
Technische Universität München
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
Department Pflanzenwissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Pflanzenernährung
Emil-Ramann-Straße 2
85350 Freising
Tel.: +49 8161 71-3738
Fax: + 49 8161 71-4500

Dr. Monika Messmer
Deprtment of Plant Sciences
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick
Tel. +41 (0)62 865-0443
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273

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