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SOILGUARD at the International miCROPe Symposium

Our Work Package 3 team is participating in the International Microbe-assisted crop production–opportunities, challenges and needs (miCROPe) Symposium 2024! 

This prestigious event, taking place at the stunning Apothekertrakt of the renowned Schönbrunn Castle in Vienna, Austria, will bring together scientists from academia and industry to explore the fascinating world of plant microbiomes and their potential to revolutionise crop production.

Check out the full scientific program here:


Markus Gorfer from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology will be presenting his research on the “Effects of management and climate change scenarios on microbial communities in rhizosphere and root endosphere of major European crops.” This insightful talk will be held on Monday July 15th, 2024 at 4:30 PM CEST in the Climate change, plant microbiomes and plant abiotic stress tolerance session.

Moreover, Tania Galindo Castañeda from ETH Zürich  will also be sharing her expertise, presenting on the topic of “Interactions of root anatomical and architectural phenotypes with root microbiomes in maize under low nitrogen fertilization.” Catch her presentation on Tuesday July 16th, 2024 at 10:05 PM CEST in the Microbes and plant nutrition session.

About miCROPe 2024

miCROPe 2024 aims to bridge the gap between fundamental research and practical application in the field of plant microbiomes. The symposium will explore a wide range of topics, including:

  • The diverse functions of microorganisms in crop production, from biocontrol to nutrient acquisition and stress tolerance
  • Plant mechanisms and microbiome interactions
  • Multipartite interactions within the plant-microbe system
  • Translating microbiome research into practical applications for agriculture

Join the SOILGUARD team at miCROPe 2024!

We invite you to attend our presentations, engage in discussions with leading experts, and be part of the exciting movement towards a future of sustainable agriculture powered by the potential of plant microbiomes.

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

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