The PB2021 is a biannual congress sponsored by the Spanish Society of Plant Biology (old Spanish Society of Plant Physiology – SEFV) and the Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology which, on its seventh edition, will held 12 scientific sessions that cover several fields related to the functioning of plants and their interaction with other organisms in the ecosystem. Each session will focus not only basic and applied aspects of plant biology, but also approach the main challenges we face from the study of plants in today’s society.


This edition will be held online. We count with your participation on the platform we are preparing, in…

Book of abstracts



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Our emotional, sentimental and institutional venue for this edition continues to be the Universidade de Vigo


7th – 9th July 2021


April 2021 – Deadline to request fellowship


May 2021 – deadline to submit your abstracts for oral communications


May 2021 – Deadline to submit your abstracts for poster communications

Special Issues//


Plant Physiology Challenges! This Research Topic of Frontiers focuses on the Plant Biology sessions in this online meeting.


The Luis de Camoens Chair will award two prizes: one for the best oral communication and the other for the best poster communication, for researchers under 35 years of age.

Morning, 7th July

7th July, 8:30 – 9:00

Opening Ceremony

7th July, 9:00 – 10:00

Plenary conference – Helena Freitas

7th July, 10:00 – 11:00

Oral sessions 1 and 2

7th July, 11:30 – 12:30

Oral sessions 3 and 4

7th July, 12:30 – 14:30

Poster session

Afternoon, 7th July

7th July, 15:30 – 16:30

“Women in Science” and “Publications in Science”

7th July, 16:30 – 17:30

Plenary Conference – Leslie Weston

7th July, 17:30 – 18:30

Oral sessions 5 and 6

7th July, 18:30

General Assembly SSPB

Morning, 8th July

8th July, 9:00 – 10:00

Planetary Conference – Jonathan Gershenzon

8th July, 10:00 – 11:00

Oral sessions 7 and 8

8th July, 11:30 – 12:30

Oral sessions 9 and 10

8th July, 12:30 – 14:30

Poster session

Afternoon, 8th July

8th July, 15:30 – 16:30

Teaching innovation and Scientific Dissemination

8th July, 16:30 – 17:30

Planetary conference – Frank Dayan

8th July, 17:30 – 18:30

Oral sessions 11 and 12

8th July, 18:30

Closure Conference (Sabater Award)

Morning, 9th July

9th July, 9:30 – 10:30

Webinar: “The what, who, why and how of preprints”

9th July, 10:30 – 11:30

Webinar: “The FAIR Data Principles”

9th July, 11:30 – 12:30

Round table: “Science communication on social media”

Plenary Conferences//


Streaming via Zoom

Helena Freitas


Centre for Functional Ecology

University of Coimbra (Portugal)


“Plant-microbe interaction and climate change”


Wednesday, 7th July at 09:00h

Leslie Weston


Plant Interactions Research Group

Charles Sturt University (Australia)


“Applications of metabolomics and metabolic profiling to study biosynthetic pathways and stress responses in crops, weeds and livestock”


Wednesday, 7th July at 16:30h

Jonathan Gershenzon


Department of Biochemistry

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. Jena (Germany)


“Cabbage plants and cabbage pests: Plant protection after 100 million years of evolution”


Thursday, 8th July at 09:00h

Frank Dayan


College of Agricultural Sciences

Colorado State University


“Current and future prospects in herbicide discovery”


Thursday, 8th July at 16:30h

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