08 Jan 2021

MBP2021 Programme

The tentative programme of the upcoming Molecular Biology of Plants Symposium on 4th March 2021 is ready for download.

Please remind the approaching registration deadline, which is on 17th January 2021.

Read all titles of three keynotes and twelve presentations:

01 Dec 2020

Poster MBP2021

Conference Poster for the digital Symposium Molecular Biology of Plants on 4th March 2021:

You are welcome to use the conference poster to inform other scientists interested in our conference MBP2021. If you intend to use it for other reasons, please ask the organising scientists beforehand.

18 Nov 2020

Programme and Speakers

Keynote speakers: Jane Parker, Salome Prat, and Jiri Friml (f.l.t.r.)

Confirmed keynotes speakers for the digital symposium Molecular Biology of Plants on 4th March 2021 are:

  • Jane Parker, MPI Köln, GER
  • Salome Prat, CRAG Barcelona, ESP
  • Jiri Friml, IST Vienna, AUT

Invited speakers are:

  • Katharina Bürstenbinder, Leibniz-IPB Halle
  • Marion Eisenhut, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Farid El Kasmi, ZMBP Tübingen University
  • Stéphane Hacquard, MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
  • Sabine Müller, ZMBP Tübingen University
  • Michael Raissig, COS Heidelberg University
  • Mareike Schallenberg-Rüdinger, Bonn University
  • Serena Schwenkert, Ludwigs-Maximilian University Munich
  • Markus Stetter, Köln University
  • Suayb Üstün, ZMBP Tübingen University
  • Vanessa Wahl, MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) Golm
  • Michael Wrzaczek, Helsinki University 
15 Oct 2020

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers of the 34th Conference Molecular Biology of Plants (#MBP2021) will be Salome Prat, Jane Parker and Jiri Friml


25 Mar 2020 · Conference Gleanings

Molecular Biology of Plants 2020

Participants discussed latest plant research results on the Section's annual meeting. Photo: Pavlína Miklankova

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Die 33. Tagung unserer Sektion fand vom 11. bis 14. Februar 2020 in Dabringhausen im Bergischen Land statt. Organisator Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hell berichtet über die Themenschwerpunkte der von Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft (DBG) und Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM) geförderten Tagung und nennt die ausgezeichneten Preisträger*innen der Reinhold von Sengbusch Poster- und Vortragspreise.

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2020: Reinhold von Sengbusch Prize for presentations

Reinhold von Sengbusch Award for best talks. Photo: Pavlína Miklankova (please click to enlarge)

Elena Lesch (Bonn): Function and evolution of mitochondrial C‐to‐U RNA editing factor PPR78 elucidated with recombinant approaches in Physcomitrella patens and Escherichia coli

Rabea Meyberg (Marburg): Characterization of evolutionarily conserved key players affecting eukaryotic flagellar motility and fertility using a moss model

Christina Martins Rodriguez (Kaiserslautern): Chilling lessons: Teaching the sugar beet how to cope with cold

2020: Reinhold von Sengbusch Prize for posters

Reinhold von Sengbusch Award for best posters. Photo: Pavlína Miklankova (please click to enlarge)

Alexander Beesley (Aachen): Engineering coumarin biosynthesis providing disease resistance in crops

Hannah Krawczyk (Göttingen): Identification of a putative plant lipid droplet tethering complex involved in cellular organisation

Isabelle Metzen (Köln): The effect of plant genetic factors on the spatial heterogeneity of microbiota in the maize mycorrhizosphere 

10 Nov 2019

Extended Deadline for Travel Allowances

Applications for our Travel grants will be accepted until November 14th.


34th Conference

The next Conference Molecular Biology of Plants of the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology of the DBG will take place virtually on 4th March 2021. It will be organized by Prof. Dr. Marcel Quint (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hell (Heidelberg University), Prof. Dr. Ute Höcker (Köln University) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer (Bonn University).


  • Salome Prat (Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics, Barcelona Spain):
    Mathematical modelling of thermoelongation reveals a critical role of COP1 in temperature signaling during daytime
  • Jane Parker (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Köln, Germany):
    Architecture of immune signalling pathways across seed plant species
  • Jiri Friml (Institute of Science and Technology, Vienna/Klosterneuburg, Austria):
    Auxin-mediated self-organizing plant development

Do not hesitate to contact the conference office if you have any questions.