Phytobiomes Alliance Newsletter – December 2022

In this newsletter issue we put the focus on several events of interest for the Phytobiomes community.

The Alliance is organizing two workshops at the upcoming Plant and Animal Genome Conference (San Diego, CA, USA, 13-18 January 2023) and is currently putting together the webinar schedule for the first months of 2023.

We also secured exclusive discounts for participation at several international events (virtual, hybrid or in person) bringing together industry and academics experts in ag-tech innovation, indoor farming and biologics products. Do not hesitate to take advantage of those discounts.

Alliance Workshops

The alliance will organize two workshops during the Plant and Animal Genome Conference that will take place in San Diego, CA, USA, from 13 to 18 January 2023. We put together an exciting line-up of multidisciplinary speakers and talks and are looking forward to seeing you there.

The Alliance will organize a workshop during the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Conference that will take place in Birmingham, UK, from 28 to 30 March 2023.

Alliance Webinar Series

We are currently putting together the webinar schedule for the first months of 2023. If you would like to present your work or suggest topics or speakers for upcoming webinars, please contact us.

All webinars are free to attend and are scheduled at 11am Eastern, U.S. Time. Recordings are posted subsequently to the Alliance YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel to never miss an upload.

Past webinars (since the last issue of the newsletter):

International Phytobiomes Conference 2022

Thank you to all who attended the International Phytobiomes Conference in Denver (CO, USA) in September 2022.

The full abstract book, as well as slides of several presentations are now available on the website.

Stay tuned for news about the next edition in 2024!

Upcoming phytobiome-related events

For updates, check the event calendar on the website.
If you are aware of an event on phytobiome-related topics and if that event is not listed on the website, please let us know.
We developed a set of standards slides about phytobiomes, the Alliance, its goals and priorities. Contact us if you wish to receive those slides in PowerPoint format to add to your presentations.

Media Partnership

5th Annual CRISPR AgBio Congress

14-16 February 2023 | San Diego, CA, USA

The plant genome editing community is a truly global one, which is why I am delighted to share that the 5th Annual CRISPR AgBio Congress (February 14-16, 2023) is currently set to gather genome editing experts from 40+ organizations across 9+ countries!

This event will unite research heads, molecular biologists, regulatory experts, and product developers from large Ag companies, innovative AgBiotechs, academic groups, and regulatory bodies to share the challenges and opportunities of translating cutting-edge CRISPR technology into a tangible product.

Across 3 days, make sure you don’t miss out on some of the latest work our 20+ first-class speaking faculty will be presenting on. Topic highlights include:

  • Global regulatory updates
  • Latest applications of genome-editing technology
  • Leveraging CRISPR for niche crop products
  • … and much more!

Download the full agenda to view all the sessions.

Don’t forget that when you register before Friday 16 December you can save $900 on your ticketon top of that, as a Phytobiomes Alliance member you get an additional 10% off when you use this code at checkout: 31990PA10.

Media Partnership

7th Microbiome Movement AgBioTech Summit

28 February – 2 March 2023 | Raleigh, NC, USA

Featuring a line-up of 30+ expert speakers and attendees from the full ecosystem of agbiologic development, the 7th Microbiome Movement AgBioTech Summit is a crucial opportunity to connect with industry leaders!

It is your chance to discuss the next steps for maximizing grower adoption of novel agbiologics that are conducive to scaled up fermentation, optimizing soil health and transforming commercial outcomes.

Download the full event program

Secure your place today using code 30446MPPA10 for an exclusive 10% discount as a Phytobiomes Alliance member!

Our early bird rates expire on Friday, December 9 so don’t miss out on the cheapest rates!

Media Partnership

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

14-15 March 2023 | San Francisco, CA, USA

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is back on March 14-15, 2023, bringing together founders, corporates, investors and experts from the agri-food community to move transformational agricultural technologies out of the lab and into the field.

Come for two full days of panels, roundtable debates, interactive breakout sessions and start-up discovery, with a whole floor dedicated to start-up talent. Don’t miss out on the biggest deal-making event of the year as the international agri-food community converges on San Francisco.

Ticket price will increase after December 21, use promo code PHYTOFRIEND to get the best value for money:

Media Partnership

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

29-30 June 2023 | New York, USA

Make sure the dates are in your diary for the upcoming Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit taking place in New York on June 29-30, 2023.

Over 700 CEA industry leaders will gather at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square to sample delicious indoor grown produce, discover emerging new crop varieties and enjoy dynamic debates, high-level networking and a cocktail reception.


Receive 10% discount on the in-person registration rate by using the code PBA10.

Our Sponsors

The Phytobiomes Alliance is sponsored by Eversole Associates, INRAE, Valent BioSciences, Colorado State University, IRD, Joyn Bio, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NewLeaf Symbiotics, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Pivot Bio, Trace Genomics, the Waterloo Centre for Microbial Research, Aphea.Bio and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.

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