CANCELLED: Finnish Plant Science Days 2020

28.4.2020 9:00–29.4.2020 16:00
Arktikum, Rovaniemi
Pohjoisranta 4
96200 Rovaniemi

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation all meetings have been banned in Luke and Arctic Centre for the time being. This is why we will postpone the congress until the autumn 2020. We will send more detailed information about the new dates later during this spring. Abstract submission remains open until 17th April.

The XII Finnish Plant Science Days 2020 is hosted by Natural Resources Institute Finland and the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland.

The aim of the congress is to assemble students and researchers from all areas of plant biology in order to increase collaboration and networking among researchers and to give an outlook on the current status of plant biology research in Finland.

The program includes invited speakers, a number of selected talks (12 + 3 min) and a poster session. The official language of the symposium is English.

Abstract submission:

Abstracts to propose an oral presentation or a poster to be presented as a part of one of the six sessions:

Session 1: Arctic and plant life
Session 2: Plant-soil microbe interactions
Session 3: Practical applications of plants: from clothes to health
Session 4: Biodiversity
Session 5: New methods: monitoring from cell level to remote sensing
Session 6: Plant stress and function

Proposals should be sent to Dr. Francoise Martz ( latest by 17th April. Notice however that in the selection process we might change the session in which the presentations and posters are presented depending on the number of the abstracts and their actual content (posters are on display during the whole congress but divided to different sections according to their theme).

Abstracts should follow the format of the Word template (that can be found here). Please name the abstract using the session number and the name of the presenting author (e.g. Session1_RautioP).


The organizing committee includes representatives from Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the Arctic Centre of University of Lapland

Pasi Rautio, Luke (chair)
Minna Männistö, Luke
Francoise Martz, Luke
Rainer Peltola, Luke
Sari Stark, Arctic Centre
Minna Turunen, Arctic Centre
Marja Uusitalo, Luke

More information:

Pasi Rautio
Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Institute Finland
+358 29 532 4045, pasi.rautio(at)

Minna Turunen
Senior scientist, Arctic Centre
+358 40 539 1182,  minna.turunen(at)

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