▪ COST-Action “Endophytes in Biotechnology and Agriculture” – Vienna, Austria

The “miCROPe 2015” symposium was the final conference of the COST Action FA1103 (Endophytes for Biotechnology and Agriculture), covered mechanistic understanding of beneficial plant-microbe interactions, microbiome interactions, transfer of microbial applications from lab to field, formulations and registration issues. In addition, a roundtable discussion, with stakeholders from different sectors, was held to discuss registration and farmer-relevant issues. MEDINA joined the 250 participants from 47 countries, in a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to compare protocols and technologies for the analysis and utilization of bacterial and fungal endophytes, mainly for plant production, but also as sources for other applications. The “miCROPe 2015” symposium successfully combined basis and applied aspects of beneficial plant-microbe interactions.

http://endophytes.eu/; http://www.micrope.org/