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FESPB Plant Biology Congress 2014 in Dublin

22 - 26 June, 2014


M.Sc. Program in Plant Biology at UCD

Objectives of Plant Research Ireland

Plant Research Ireland is intended to:
  • function as the National Platform for plant research and training in Ireland

  • contribute to the transition to an Irish bio-based economy based on renewables derived from photosynthetic organisms

  • facilitate the development of R & D skills and innovations that contribute to the Irish economy and society

  • apply the findings of basic research and contribute to sustained development in Ireland, EU & internationally

  • promote public and political understanding of the key role that plants play in the economy, society and environment

  • increase our knowledge about plants and the organisms with which they interact, from molecular to ecosystem levels

  • promote scientific exchange and co-operation between participating research groups and institutions

  • promote sharing of research infrastructure between groups and institutions

  • promote vibrant seminar speaker programmes across the participating research institutions

  • organise and host national and international conferences relating to plant research

  • plan and carry out innovative & interdisciplinary projects at a high scientific level

  • guarantee future skills competence in the field of plant science research by means of shared teaching & training of graduate research programs

  • intensify co-operation & visibility of plant research community with business, politics, and government and other stakeholder groups in society

  • encourage dialogue with the public by contributing a scientific point of view to social, economic, and political topics relating to plants