Plant sciences for the future

Scope and format

The 41st New Phytologist Symposium will provide new insights into the evolutionary forces and molecular mechanisms that govern plant development and physiology, and their interactions with biotic and abiotic cues. Invited speakers from the New Phytologist Editorial Board will highlight emerging topics in plant sciences as well as the application of modern technologies to capture the complex mechanisms driving plant development, physiology, interactions and evolution.


This Symposium will bring early career and senior scientists together to foster a deeper understanding of on-going issues in plant sciences, to highlight critical gaps in global expertise needed to succeed in our collective efforts to ensure the sustainability of agricultural and natural ecosystems, and promote collaborations to facilitate the translational research needed to provide robust solutions to the challenges posed by environmental changes and increased crop needs.