Plant Microbiome 2018

Course "Translational aspects of plant microbiome research"

With the contribution of


Trieste, Italy

26-30 November 2018


Meeting Location

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology - ICGEB
Padriciano 99
I-34149 Trieste, Italy


Scientific Organiser

Vittorio Venturi (ICGEB Trieste, Italy)


Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Padriciano 99
I-34149 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39-040-3757333, Fax: +39-040-226555


Microbiome research has explosed recently and one question that needs to be addressed is how can this data and approach be used for practical solutions for a more sustainable agriculture.

The course will provide knowledge on the generation and analysis of plant microbiome data. Lectures will describe the pivotal role of plant-associated bacteria on plant health and productivity and the “state of the art” in this field, together with the description of different approaches to move from the laboratory data to practical applications in agriculture.



Most lectures will be under the following general topics:

  • The plant microbiome: structure and function
  • The plant microbiome and sustainable agriculture

The practical component will cover approaches and methodologies to plant microbiome studies, including:

  • DNA isolation
  • 16S amplicon library construction
  • OTU table analysis
  • Identification of beneficial versus pathogenic microorganisms


Meeting Announcement


Major Sponsors

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With the support of

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Meetings&CoursesUnit 20/11/2018

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