International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences

The German Society for Plant Sciences (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG) organizes an international congress, Botanik-Tagung, focusing on all plant science disciplines in the middle of Europe every other year. Members of the DBG usually meet at this conference in the General Assembly.


Our upcoming International Conference of the German Society for Plant Sciences, "Botanik-Tagung", is planned to take place in Bonn, Germany, from 28 August to 1 September 2022.

10. Oct 2019 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG · Internat. Botanikertagung · Conference Gleanings

Botanikertagung: Plant Science is Essential for our Future

Conference chair Prof. Dr. Birgit Piechulla wore the conference t-shirt displaying the conference motto Plant Science for our Future. Photo: Thomas Rahr

More than 400 plant scientists from more than 25 countries came together in September in Rostock, Germany, to exchange and discuss latest research results. Conference chair Prof. Dr. Birgit Piechulla reports about the diversity of plant science disciplines by summarizing the keynote lectures.

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Mehr als 400 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus mehr als zwei Duzend Ländern kamen im September zur Botanikertagung zusammen, um die jüngsten Forschungsergebnisse zu diskutieren. Anhand der Plenarvorträge stellt Tagungspräsidentin, Prof. Dr. Birgit Piechulla, die Vielfalt der pflanzenwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen heraus, die in Rostock besonderes Augenmerk verdienen. Die rasante Entwicklung neuer Züchtungsmethoden u.a. mit CRISPR thematisierte der öffentliche Abendvortrag an der Universität, die dieses Jahr ihre 600-Jahrfeier beging.

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12. Sep 2019 · Actualia (engl.) · Internat. Botanikertagung · Event

Botanikertagung: International Plant Science Conference

DBG looks forward to meet the more than 420 plant scientists, who will come to Rostock, Germany, to participate in our Botanikertagung conference (Follow the Hashtag: #BT2019DBG).

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22. Jan 2019 · Actualia (engl.) · DBG · Internat. Botanikertagung

Botanikertagung 2019: Registration open

Registration for Botanikertagung (Rostock, Germany, 15 - 19 September 2019) is open now. Please note important dates about the international conference:

  • Travel Grant Application deadline: 15 May 2019
  • Early bird registration until 30 May 2019
  • Abstract submission for oral presentations until 30 May 2019
  • Abstract submission for posters until 15 July 2019
  • Sessions from many plant science disciplines: see invitation

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05. Dec 2018 · DBG · Internat. Botanikertagung · Event

Invitation to upcoming Botanikertagung

Flyer Botanikertagung 2019 for download (pdf)

Dear Colleagues,

the Botanikertagung is the largest and most well-known conference on plant sciences in the German speaking countries. It is the essential element of the plant science scene and community and is put forward by the DBG every other year. The conference in Rostock provides a wide scientific program reflecting the huge diversity of plant science related research topics in our scientific Society. The motto of the meeting 2019 ‘Plant life along gradients’ indicates that plants have to cope with a number of different external and internal gradients for survival. Topics of 8 plenary lectures and 21 symposia range from single to multicellular photosynthetic active organisms, from basic to applied science, and from molecular-biochemical to ecological research.

The Rostock scientific committee welcomes all plant scientists!

A document now lists sessions' topics and provides further details of the International Plant Science Conference Botanikertagung in Rostock, Germany, 2019.

29. Jun 2018 · DBG · Internat. Botanikertagung · Event

Botanikertagung 2019

Poster of the Botanikertagung 2019 Conference (pdf)

The next Botanikertagung of the DBG Plant life along gradients is organised by Professor Birgit Piechulla together with her Scientific Board and her organising team at Rostock University from 15–19 September 2019.

Scientific Board:

  • Prof. Dr. Inge Broer
  • Prof. Dr. Bärbel Gerowitt
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Hagemann
  • Prof. Dr. Renate Horn
  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Karsten
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Porembski
  • Prof. Dr. Hendrik Schubert
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Struck

Download conference poster Botanikertagung 2019 (pdf)

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Former Botanikertagung Events

Titel / Title

Präsident / President

Botanikertagung 2019
Rostock University, Germany
15 - 19 September

Prof. Dr.Birgit Piechulla

Botanikertagung 2017
Christian-Albrechts-Universität (CAU) Kiel, Germany
17 - 21 September 2017

Prof. Dr. Karin Krupinska

Botanikertagung 2015
Freising near Munich, Germany
30 Aug - 3 Sept 2015

Prof. Dr. Dario Leister &
Prof. Dr. Erwin Grill

Deutsche Botanikertagung 2013
Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Klaus Harter

"Diversity makes the Difference"; Berlin, Germany, 2011

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kunze & 
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Grimm

"Plants for the Future", Leipzig, Germany, 2009

Prof. Dr. Christian Wilhelm

"125 Jahre Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft", Hamburg, Germany, 2007

Prof. Dr. Michael Böttger