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Online SPPS PhD Student Conference 2020 & details regarding the Blue Bioeconomy session

We are happy to announce that the 11th Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society PhD Student Conference will be held on 2nd-4th of September 2020 as an online conference. The theme of the conference is “From Basics to Bioeconomy” and aims to gather young scientists from the Nordic countries. For further info please visit:

We teamed up with the organizing committee of conference and decided to organize a session called “ Blue Bioeconomy” in collaboration with NordAqua. We are happy to inform that the invited speaker of the Blue Bioeconomy session is Professor Maria Barbosa, Director of AlgaePARC, Netherlands ( ), a large multidisciplinary research program which integrates the entire microalgae and cyanobacteria process chain.

4 oral presentations are outlined for the Blue Bioeconomy session and registration fees of the chosen presentations for the Blue Bioeconomy session will be sponsored by NordAqua.

Please note that abstract submission is open and the deadline for submitting abstracts for oral presentation is untill  7 July 2020.Notification of accepted oral presentations is 24 July 2020.

Abstract deadline for poster presentations is 17 August 2020. The late registration deadline for the conference is 31 August 2020. For abstract submission details :

We strongly encourage all NordAqua young researchers to submit their abstracts to the student conference!

SPPS PhD Student Conference 2020 will be moved online!

The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone’s lives and unfortunately our conference is no exception.

In the light of the current situation, we have decided to move the conference online. We are currently working on figuring out the best way to arrange the conference in this new format and will keep you updated about the progress here and on our Twitter (@sppsphd) and Instagram (@spps_phD).

The registration to the conference is temporarily closed while we figure out the details. For further details pls check conference web:  SPPS PhD Conference homepage

Stay safe!

Welcome to the 11th Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society PhD Student Conference!

The SPPS PhD Student Conference 2020 will take place 2-4 September in the beautiful Ruissalo island (Turku, Finland) to talk science, network and enjoy the stunning nature.

With the theme “From Basics to Bioeconomy” the conference aims to cover a broad range of topics from basic plant/algal science to their applications in a more sustainable economy and bring together young scientists from the Nordic countries with the upcoming top names in the field.

NordAqua promotes the "Blue Bioeconomy" session of the conference. We are pleased to announce the invited speaker of the session will be Maria Barbosa from Wageningen University, Netherlands. 

The conference registration is now open! For details please see:  SPPS PhD Conference homepage

Register early to take advantage of the lower registration fee! Early registration deadline: 30 May 2020.

We look forward to seeing you in Turku in September!