Botanikertagung 2011: a retrospective
About 900 plant scientists from 30 different countries came to Berlin to visit the international Botanikertagung. The motto this time was "diversity makes the difference". Presenting more than 210 talks and 700 scientific posters ranging over all plant science disciplines the meeting provided an excellent update on current research. In the open evening lecture, Professor Wilhelm Gruissem addressed the issue how to feed the world in 2050. He also explained the importance of plant sciences, modern breeding techniques and genetic engineering.
Conference gleanings by Professor Dr. Reinhard Kunze and Professor Dr. Bernhard Grimm