Global Plant Council/SEB Plant Section Symposium on Stress Resilience


Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Start Date:

Friday 23rd October


23-25 October 2015, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil


In collaboration with the Global Plant Council (GPC), this SEB Symposium aims to bring together experts from across the world to discuss current research efforts in plant stress resilience, showcase new approaches and technologies and build new networks and collaborations that will contribute to global efforts to develop crops that are better able to deal with fluctuating and stressful environmental conditions.


Achieving food security in a changing and unpredictable climate urgently requires a better understanding of the mechanisms by which plants interact with and respond to their environments. FAO predicts that the world population is estimated to rise to 9.6 billion by 2050.In order to feed an expanding global population in the next decades, it is crucial to increase food production in a sustainable manner, and to improve crop resilience to the stresses generated by reduced inputs and changes in climate.


The Society for Experimental Biology are offering four travel bursaries (up to £500 each) to help students and early career scientists attend and present their work at the SEB/GPC Stress Resilience Forum. To apply, please complete and return the application form to o.kingham@sebiology.org or fax on +44 (0)207 685 2601. The deadline for application submission is Thursday 3rd September 2015. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted.


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