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The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (formerly the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology)  was founded in 1978 and today it is Europe 's largest and most widely representative society of Plant Scientists. The aims of FESPB are to advance research, education, and the exchange of information amongst plant biologists within Europe and beyond, and to support the publication of the results of research through its six affiliated international journals: Journal of Experimental Botany, Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant Biology, Functional Plant Biology.  

In pursuit of these aims, FESPB produces a Newsletter (FESPB Newsletters) that carries information about FESPB and the activities of its members, in addition to job opportunities and studentships and announcements of forthcoming conferences, meetings and workshops arranged by other organizations. FESPB Newsletter is mounted on the web site along with a comprehensive range of other items such as a list of members' names and addresses organized by country and details of the various FESPB Committees.

Every two years, FESPB organizes a large international Plant Biology Congress, located in a different European country. The last Congress, in 2010, was held in Valencia, Spain (www.fespb2010.org). The next FESPB2012 Congress will be co-organized with EPSO (European Plant Science Organization), as Plant Biology Congress Freiburg 2012. Information can be found at www.plant-biology-congress2012.de

To submit items to FESPB Newsletter such as job and studentship vacancies, forthcoming conference details, comments about FESPB etc., please e-mail the details to Prof. Maria Dolores Rodrigues (Chair of the Publications Committee) at mdr@usal.es. For open letters please click on to the FESPB Web Forum page.