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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of plant and crop science societies from across the globe. GPC seeks to bring plant scientists together to work synergistically toward solving the pressing problems we face.

The central focus of the GPC is to define and engage in coordinated strategies and projects that will have impact on the most critical global issues: world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.


ICT-AGRI Call 2015: Enabling Precision Farming

Public and private institutions and companies are invited to submit pre-proposal applications for participating in transnational projects, which will contribute to enabling Precision farming in practice. National funding agencies from 13 European countries are offering €5,660,000 in total to applicants.

UK & EU wheat research funding opportunity: 4th round now open

The Community Resource for Wheat Transformation provides capacity for 50 genes to be transformed into wheat free of charge. Half of this resource is reserved for researchers working on model crops, to encourage early testing of novel genes in wheat. The remaining half of the resource is reserved for researchers working on UK cereal crops, wheat and barley. More information on previous accepted genes is here. This project has been funded for 5 years by the BBSRC Bioinformatics & Biological Resources fund.


EPPN Spring School on Plant Phenotyping

Aberystwyth, UK

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences is hosting this EPPN training school, on March 9-13th 2015, bringing together researchers and students for a series of talks, discussions and practical exercises on different aspects of plant phenotyping.

The 56th Annual Meeting of JSPP

Tokyo, Japan

The 56th JSPP Annual Meeting to be held at the Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA) Setagaya campus on March 16~18, 2015. The organizing committee of this year’s meeting is composed of the JSPP members from TUA and the University of Tokyo. The JSPP annual meeting has gained prominence with every passing year by advancing the scientific knowledge in plant physiology. We hope that this year will be just as successful as the previous meetings.