The WPRS working group “GMOs in integrated plant production” of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control (IOBC) cordially invites you to its upcoming 8th meeting from 4 to 6 September 2017 at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of the Ghent University. The theme of the meeting will be:


Modern Biotechnology
in Integrated Crop Management



The following topics will be covered by the meeting:


Modern biotechnology in integrated crop management

Risk assessment of GM plants including products from the public sector

Plant protection products produced by GMOs, including microbials and microorganisms

Plants using RNAi technology to provide pathogen or insect resistance

New plants derived from biotechnology (including genome editing) and their potential for IPM

Insect resistance management strategies of GM crops

GM insects for agriculture



We encourage participants to apply for oral and poster presentations by submitting an abstract. The conference language will be English. In case that you have any suggestions regarding the organization or programme of the meeting or any further question please contact us.

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Important Dates
23 July 2017Deadline for (1) submission of abstracts, (2) application of student support and (3) early registration
20 Aug. 2017Deadline for late registration
4-6 Sept. 2017Meeting
30 Sept.  2017Deadline for submission of proceeding papers (IOBC-WPRS Bulletin)




We encourage in particular students to participate actively at the meeting by submitting abstracts. For a limited number of students, IOBC-WPRS will provide financial support to enable them to attend the meeting. More information on the registration page.


The working group

The working group “GMOs in Integrated Plant Production” aims to present a platform for exchange of research results and to stimulate collaborative projects dealing with genetically modified organisms in agriculture, their potential for integrated production systems, and their impact on the environment. More information on the working group can be found on the IOBC-WPRS website.

The working group organizes a meeting every second year and the proceedings are published in the IOBC-WPRS Bulletin:


2003      Prague (CZ)IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 27(3), 2004
2005Lleida (ES)IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 29(5), 2006
2007Warsaw (PL)IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 33, 2008
2009Rostock (DE)IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 52, 2010*
2011České Budějovice (CZ)IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 73, 2012*
2013Berlin (DE)IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 97, 2013*
2015Sofia (BG)IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 114, 2016*
*online access restricted to IOBC-WPRS members

The meetings are usually attended by 50-100 scientists from the public sector, regulatory agencies, and the private sector. Attendants from Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East, and the rest of the world are welcome. Each presenting attendant is encouraged to contribute to the meeting proceedings, either by publishing an extended abstract or a short paper.




Organizing committee:

Michael Meissle (Convenor)
Guy Smagghe
Godelieve Gheysen
Patrick Rudelsheim
Adinda De Schrijver
Piet van der Meer
Sylvie de Buck
René Custers
Geert Angenon
Bart Van Droogenbroeck
Salvatore Arpaia

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Host institution:

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

8th meeting of the
IOBC-WPRS working group
"GMOs in Integrated Plant Production"

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