Oct 5, 2021

Angela Sessitsch on microbe-assisted crop production

We are delighted to announce that the coming NCCR Microbiomes Seminar will be given by Angela Sessitsch, who heads the Bioresources Unit at the Austrian Institute of Technology.

All plants and crops are colonized by a wide diversity of microorganisms (especially bacteria and fungi) that have important consequences for plant health and productivity. The team of Angela Sessitsch explores the molecular mechanisms of beneficial plant-microbe interactions and their potential use in new microbiome applications for sustainable agriculture and soil remediation. Since 2015, Angela Sessitsch organizes the bi-yearly miCROPe international symposium in Vienna, which discusses the opportunities and challenges of microbe-assisted crop production.

Angela Sessitsch is the Coordinator of the EU-funded programme Microbiome Support, which aims at advancing the development of a sustainable, microbiome-based bioeconomy. Microbiome Support engages with the scientific community, the public, the industry, and policy makers.

On 5 October 2021, Dr. Sessitsch will give an NCCR talk entitled: ‘The plant microbiome: from rhizosphere to seeds and applications to improve crop performance’. The seminar will take place from 12h00 to 13h00 CEST. You can access this public seminar through this Zoom link.