Rooting 2021

9th International Symposium on Root Development

University of Nottingham

24th to 28th May 2021


Due to the ongoing coronavirus global pandemic Rooting 2020 has been postponed, and we are now Rooting 2021 and have joined with ISRR11 as a virtual meeting because Root Biology Never Sleeps!

Registration is now open at the Joint Meeting website, and be sure to follow us on the Rooting 2021 twitter feed for up to date news on abstract submission and registration deadlines.

Session Themes and invited speakers include
  • Plenary Seminar - Amelia Henry (IRRI, Philippines) - Trends in Plant Science Lecture
  • Hormones and root system architecture - Karin Ljung (SLU Umea) - Frontiers in Plant Science Lecture
  • Root morphogenesis - Bert De Rybel (VIB Ghent) - EMBO Young Investigator Lecture
  • Water and nutrient relations - Anna Amtmann (Glasgow)
  • Food roots - TBA
  • Root stress biology - Melissa Mitchum (US)
  • Root ecosystem services/perennial root systems - Tim Crews (US)
  • Root biotic interactions - Gabriel Castrillo (Nottingham) - The Plant Journal Keynote Lecture
  • Responses to abiotic constraints - Christa Testerink (Netherlands)
  • Modelling of root and rhizosphere processes - Andrea Schnepf (Germany)
  • Technologies to image root functions - Steven Siciliano (Canada)
  • Root-microbe interactions - Yang Bai (China)
  • Root & root system development - Phancita Vejchasarn (Thailand)
  • Root-soil interface - Colleen Iverson (US)
  • Underground communication - Ulrike Mathesius (Australia)
  • Root phenotyping approaches spanning lab to field - Chris Topp (US) - Plant, Cell and Environment Lecture
  • Grafted root systems and intra-plant communication - Charles Melnyk (SLU Uppsala) - Frontiers in Plant Science Lecture
  • ISRR11 Plenary Seminars - Tiina Roose (UK), Jonathan Lynch (US), Joseph Dubrovsky (Mexico), Xavier Draye (Belgium), Ross Sozzani (US), Caroline Gutjahr (Germany), Malcolm Bennett (UK) & Steve Tyerman (Australia)
  • Root Phenomics - ‘Hands on’ demonstrations

We look forward to welcoming you to the Joint 9th International Symposium on Root Development and the 11th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research in May 2021.

Very best wishes on behalf of the local and international organising committees.

Stay safe,

Malcolm Bennett