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The Global Plant Council (GPC) is a coalition of national, regional and international societies and affiliates representing plant, crop and agricultural and environmental sciences across the globe.

The GPC seeks to bring together all those involved in plant and crop research, education and training, to facilitate the development of plant science for global challenges such as world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability and environmental protection.

The GPC supports the principles of open science and the free dissemination of information around the world, particularly to those in countries without access to research media.


Scientists identify mechanism that controls leaf growth and shape

In autumn, it is not only the colours that catch the eye, but also the different sizes and shapes of leaves. But what makes leaves of different plants differ so much in their shapes? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have now discovered how a protein called LMI1 can control leaf growth and shape.

Scientists find great diversity, novel molecules in microbiome of tree roots

Researchers with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered that communities of microbes living in and around poplar tree roots are ten times more diverse than the human microbiome and produce a cornucopia of novel molecules that could be useful as antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, or for agricultural applications.


Learn2Engage course for botanic garden and museum educators - Module 3: Science Communication

Online, with on-site learning in Trento, Italy

LearnToEngage is an exciting new suite of professional development modules for botanic garden and museum educators in Italy, Portugal and the UK. These blended learning modules (a mixture of online and on-site learning) will enhance engagement of your audiences, and support the vital educational role of botanic gardens and museums. LearnToEngage is funded through the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme and provides an interactive, collaborative experience with both online and on-site provision.

XXXII Argentinian Meeting of Plant Physiology (RAFV) and XV Latin American Congress of Plant Physiology

City of Córdoba, Argentina

The Argentinian Meeting of Plant Physiology (RAFV) and the Latin American Congress of Plant Physiology are organized biennially by the Argentinian Society of Plant Physiology, bringing together the local and regional scientific community (South America), with the aim of promoting, exchanging and disseminating scientific advances within the different areas, which make up the discipline of Plant Physiology. Researchers, professionals, technicians and students related to the discipline will enjoy a high level scientific program. It will be covering the state of the art and recent discoveries of the main areas of plant growth, development and productivity, and the interaction with the environment in a context of global climate change, which generates increasingly stressful conditions for both agricultural and natural systems.