Plant epigenetics: from mechanisms to ecological relevance

40th NPS logoVienna, Austria

12 – 15 September 2017


Download the Symposium programme and abstract book


Please note that there were last minute changes to the programme. View the online programme for updates.


Thank you!


Thank you to all of the delegates, speakers and members of the organising committee who contributed to the 40th New Phytologist Symposium.


Meeting report

Read the Meeting report: Heer, K., Mounger, J., Boquete, M. T., Richards, C. L. and Opgenoorth, L. (2018) The diversifying field of plant epigenetics. New Phytologist 217: 988–992. doi: 10.1111/nph.14985


Poster prizes

The winner of the 40th New Phytologist Symposium poster prize is Sofia van Moorsel, with her poster, 'Evidence for rapid evolution in grasslands'.



The runner up in the poster prize competition was Rebecca Kartzinel, with her poster, 'Ants and plants: specific host epigenetic responses'. Congratulations Sofia and Rebecca!



Helen Pinfield-Wells

Deputy Managing Editor, New Phytologist