Plant Microbe Interactions Series - Part 1

7 October 2020 3pm – 5pm BST + Add to calendar

Plant microbe series

Join us for one or both parts of this two part webinar series on Plant-Microbe Interactions.  

Brief overview of programme and event

Plants interact in a variety of ways with microorganisms, whether through symbiotic associations leading to environmentally specific fitness benefits or biotic insults orchestrated by pathogens. Plants have evolved a myriad of complex and highly coordinated mechanisms to deal with such interactions, which will be the focal point of the 2020 Plant-Microbe Interactions meeting.

This event will take a comprehensive view of the multi-disciplinary field of plant-microbe interactions, to demonstrate how it offers solutions to fundamental questions in biology and provides potential applications in agriculture, biotechnology, and conservation.

Who will the event be of interest to?

This two part series will be of interest to microbiologists and plant-scientists addressing questions relating to the plant microbiome, co-evolution, or the improvement of plant traits through microbial-mediated means, in either an academic or industrial setting.


Part 1 - 7 October 2020, 15:00-16:45

Part 2 - 14 October 2020, 15:00-16:45

Programme - Part 1, 7 October

15:00-15:05 – Introduction, Jake Bell, Royal Holloway -  University of London

15:05-15:40 – Plant-fungal partnerships in a changing world, Martin Bidartondo - Imperial College London & Royal Botanic Gardens 

15:40-16:15 – Rhizobium from rhizosphere to root nodule , Phillip Poole - University of Oxford

16:15-16:45 – Networking


This booking is for Part 1 on 7 October only, please book Part 2 taking place on 14 October separately.