Workshop on “Methodology of iridoids diversity investigation within the genus Nepeta”

Project “Omics-guided disentangling of the iridoid diversity in the genus Nepeta L. for in planta metabolic engineering towards sustainable exploitation” (NEPETOME), supported by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, #Grant No 7749433, organizes a one-day workshop on “Methodology of iridoids diversity investigation within the genus Nepetathat will take place on 6th October 2022 at Botanical garden “Jevremovac” in Belgrade. The workshop is organized for postgraduate and PhD students whose work focuses on plant physiology and molecular biology.

The lectures within the workshop aim to introduce the participants to the biology of different Nepeta species, as well as the possibilities of using the most modern methods of metabolic engineering, thus making the initial steps towards the large-scale production of Nepeta iridoids in plant factories. The participants will have the opportunity to interlink diverse theoretical concepts with cutting-edge methodology for their validation.

Selected speakers are Dr. Uroš Gašić, Dr. Jasmina Nestorović Živković, Dr. Slavica Dmitrović, Dr. Dragana Matekalo, Dr. Branislav Šiler, Dr. Tijana Banjanac, Dr. Jelena Božunović, Dr. Neda Aničić and PhD student Luka Petrović from the Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade.

NEPETOME Workshop 2022 is envisioned to help students in their professional development, as well as their networking opportunities. Students are expected to take an active role in discussions on various topics.

For more details regarding the workshop program, selected teachers, eligibility, application process and deadline please review the descriptions on our website

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

We are pleased to inform you that the deadline for abstract submission for the “4th International Conference on Plant Biology (23rd SPPS Meeting)” is now extended to July 15, 2022. Organizing committee encourages submissions from all interested participants. Abstracts should be prepared according to instructions given at the link

SPPS International Conference 2022

On behalf of the Serbian Society of Plant Physiology (SPPS) and Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, the Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the “4th International Conference on Plant Biology (23rd SPPS Meeting)”, which will take place in Belgrade (Serbia), from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th October 2022.

In the framework of the conference, an important jubilee will be marked, 50 years from the founding of the SPPS.

The Conference will be organized as a “hybrid” meeting, which will convene in a physical location and also allow for virtual participation. All scientific sessions at the SPPS conference will be open to virtual registered attendees through live streaming.

All information related to upcoming conference can be found on link.

Registration for 2nd Training Course Advancements in plant breeding, trial design and analysis

There are few places left for 2nd Training Course Advancements in plant breeding, trial design and analysis. The course, that will be held at Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Novi Sad, Serbia, on May 29-31, 2018, is aimed at professionals who are involved in plant breeding and germplasm improvement. It is an opportunity for breeders to expand their knowledge on new strategies and technologies that are applied in breeding programs, as well as R software and its use in plant breeding. You could find more info at


Program PBA 2018

FESPB Congress 2018

The deadline to apply for the FESPB Awards is March 9th.
Each National Representative from the Federation is asked to propose one candidate to apply for the 2018 Awards.
Winners will receive funds (1,500 Euros) towards their travel, registration and accommodation at the Congress. They will also receive a certificate and present an oral presentation at a plenary session of the Congress.
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