Welcome to The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology

The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology 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 affiliated international journals: Journal of Experimental Botany, Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and BiochemistryPhysiologia Plantarum, and Plant Biology.

Contribute to the strengthening of the family of Plant Biologists in Europe and become a member of FESPB.

What are the benefits?

FESPB aims to support plant biology research and education in Europe by building and supporting a community of researchers and societies. We produce a Newsletter carrying information about FESPB and the activities of its members and societies, as well as job opportunities and studentships and announcements of forthcoming conferences, meetings and workshops arranged by other organisations. FESPB is part of the Global Plant Council, bringing the benefits of membership to the world.

What do we support?

Every two years, FESPB organises a large international Plant Biology Congress, located in a different European country. The next joint FESPB-EPSO Congress, will be held in Turin, Italy, from 29th June - 2nd July, 2020. FESPB supports students and early career researchers to bring their work to the widest possible audience at Congress with support grants and our most prestigious award - the FESPB Plant Scientist. FESPB also offers financial support (a) to the organisers of international conferences held in FESPB member countries for the participation of early career scientists, (b) to early career scientists from FESPB member countries for participation in international conferences and workshops held in Europe and (c) to early career scientists from FESPB member countries for research visits to other institutions in FESPB member countries.