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EMBO Workshop

Molecular responses of plants facing climate change

13 – 17 June 2022 | Montpellier, France

  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 March 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 March 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 March 2022

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About the Workshop

Climate change profoundly alters plant growth and development, presenting a serious threat to food security in the coming decades. Fortunately, considerable research in the plant sciences community focuses on understanding the physiological processes and underlying molecular mechanisms through which plants can adapt to these changes. This recently resulted in significant progress, and even positions plants as a solution to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and associated climate change effects.

This EMBO Workshop will convene scientists with a broad, integrative view of plant science in the context of climate change. It will highlight the molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation to major factors associated with climate change (elevated CO2, temperature, drought and salinity), and identify processes beyond resilience to and memory of climate fluctuations. It will also pinpoint the recent molecular approaches for harnessing plants to mitigate climate change effects, and will highlight examples of adaptation to extreme life conditions to insure food security under ever more constrained environmental conditions.

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 March 2022
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 March 2022
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 March 2022



Registration includes:

  • Access to all speaker talks, poster sessions
  • All conference materials
  • Welcome cocktail and Gala dinner
  • Coffee and/or refreshments during breaks and poster sessions
  • Digital abstract book (in PDF)

Travel and accommodation are at the participants’ expense. Application for travel grants and registration fee waivers can be done during registration.


Payment information is provided on the registration website.

Selection criteria

For practical reasons, the audience of the conference is limited to 250 participants. As a consequence, we advise you to register as soon as possible. Should you receive a message warning you that your registration is pending because we have reached the maximum capacity of 250 attendees, please contact the organizing committee to possibly benefit from cancellations.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be written in Arial 11, justified page layout, and include title, authors (with the presenting author underlined), affiliations and summary, and be less than 250 words (including a limited number of references if necessary).

No illustration or image should be included in abstract.

Poster specifications

Size A0 (84.1cm x 118.9cm).

Travel Grants and

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate on the registration form if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants.

Registration Fee Waivers

A limited number of registration fee waivers are available for participants. Applicants should directly contact organizers before registration if they want to be considered for registration fee waivers.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.



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Montpellier SupAgro

2 place Pierre Viala

34000 Montpellier



Accommodation is at the participants’ expense. A list of suitable hotels is provided in the registration webpage.



Montpellier train stations “Saint-Roch” (city center) or “Sud de France” (15 km in the south of city center).


Montpellier Airport: Tel. : 04 67 20 85 00

From Airport Montpellier Méditerranée, take Shuttle/Bus La Navette, get off at Place de l’Europe stop to connect with city centre by tramway (line 1) and get to Gare Saint-Roch stop where you can take Bus number 6.


Bus number 6 heading to Euromédecine, get off at “Place Viala”

From Montpellier city center

From Jardin du Peyrou located near city centre, go down Boulevard des Arceaux, continue on Avenue de l’Ecole d’Agriculture leading to Place Viala.

About the Area

Information regarding the surrounding area is provided in the registration website.

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