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Rights of FESPB Corporate Member
The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology is pleased to invite you to join FESPB as a Corporate Member. As Europe’s largest and most representative society of professional plant scientists, FESPB offers you unrivalled access to plant biologists from over 30 countries. Please take a few moments to read more about FESPB and how it can help your company target leading Plant Biologists across the whole of Europe and beyond.
The Federation of the European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB) is a not-for-profit organization of Plant Biologists first set-up in 1978 with the aim of promoting basic and applied plant science from the molecular level to whole plant physiology. The current FESPB membership comprises approximately 3200 plant scientists drawn from each of the 30 countries of western, central and eastern Europe as well as from countries outside Europe. Its major activity is to organize a large scientific congress every other year. More than 1000 plant scientists attend these congresses along with major publishers, manufacturers and suppliers, who display their products. The congresses are held in a different European city each time. The last congress in June 2014 was held in Dublin, Ireland with great success. The next one, in 2016, will be co-organized with EPSO and will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.

In addition, FESPB publishes a FESPBNewsletter. This is distributed to all members and is mounted on the FESPB web site ( The web site also carries details of the FESPB organization, useful links, membership list, current activities, and a job vacancy page. The Federation also has important working links with six major plant science journals (Physiologia Plantarum, Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Journal of Experimental Botany, and Plant Biology) that it supports editorially and in other ways. 

FESPB has no professional secretariat and runs entirely on voluntary work by its members. It is therefore a highly cost-effective organization with only 4.3 % of its income being spent on administration.

Advantages of becoming an FESPB Corporate Member
  • Access to names and addresses of 3200 plant scientists across Europe and beyond.
  • Opportunity to purchase pre-printed addressed labels of the membership (€ 0.30).
  • Fifty percent (50%) discount on the cost of exhibition space at the Congress.
  • Opportunity to have information leaflet inserted into congress delegates’ bags at no cost.
  • Opportunity to place job vacancies, find collaborations, announcements of special interest relevant to plant scientists etc., in the FESPBNewsletter.
  • Opportunity to have access to information of the website, which is restricted to FESPB members, such as Agendas and Minutes of the meetings of the FESPB  Executive Committee and  FESPB Council, previews of other journals, FESPB members, Newsletters, other conferences, job vacancies, and new books.


For more information, you may contact FESPB Secretary General, Prof. Christine Foyer at  or the FESPB Treasurer, Prof. Heinz Rennenberg at