« to the conference website


This conference aims to bring together scientists and researchers in plant developmental biology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biotechnology, with a common interest in roots. It focusses on the development of adventitious, lateral and primary roots as the outcome of genetic control and the plant's interaction with the environment. Oral presentations or posters contributing to a better understanding of the mechanisms controlling induction and formation of new roots are appreciated as well as contributions of applied research on root biology to advanced technologies in production and management of plants. – more information


  • Cell cycle and cell identity determination in root development
  • Genetic control, hormonal regulation and signalling in root development
  • Role of nutrients, carbohydrates and metabolic control in root development
  • Effects of ontogenesis, age, topophysis  and circadian rhythm on root development
  • Environmental control and abiotic stress during root development
  • New tools and system-biological approaches in analysing root development
  • Applied research to improve root development

Hosted by the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ)

Convenor: Uwe Druege