Upcoming Events

Toward a research road map for sustainable N-use in agriculture 

March 28th, 2019

Participation is free. Please RSVP ( and fill out the questionnaire that will help guide the development of the research roadmap.

The 4th International Symposium on the Nitrogen Nutrition of Plants (ISNNP)

September 21 – 25, 2019

Nitrogen 2019 – 1st circular


Past Events

Plant Biology 2017

June 24-28, 2017

A major symposium entitled “Away from the Brink – Towards the Sustainable Use of N and P in Agriculture” was held at the ASPB Plant Biology 2017 conference on June 24-28, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Talks at the symposium included: Nitrogen in agriculture- prospects for balancing the costs of an essential resource (Phil Robertson, Michigan State University); The pivotal role of Phosphorus in a resilient water-energy-food security nexus (Helen Jarvie, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology); Roots of the second green revolution (Jonathan Lynch, Penn State University); Development of synthetic nitrogen-fixing symbioses in grasses (John Peters, Washington State University).


Nitrogen Symposium

Watch all the talks from the Nitrogen Symposium through our Youtube playlist below.

International Nitrogen Workshop Without Walls


EMBO Conference: The Nitrogen Nutrition of Plants

August 22-26, 2016

The EMBO conference ‘The nitrogen nutrition of plants – Nitrogen2016’ will be the third international symposium on the nitroge nutrition of plants, following Nitrogen2013 in Puerto Varas (Chile) and Nitrogen2010 in Inuyama-city (Japan) and the founder meeting Nitrogen2007 in Lancaster (UK).

At a time when improved nitrogen use efficiency by crops is clearly identified as a major issue for sustainable agriculture, the main objective of this conference will be to review recent progress in the understanding of molecular, physiological and developmental processes involved in the nitrogen nutrition of plants. Nitrogen2016 will also aim at fostering exchanges and collaborations within the rapidly expanding scientific community interested in these topics.

The conference will gather many world-leading experts in the field, and will also provide young researchers an opportunity to present their work. Therefore, the conference will feature a mix of invited speakers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences as well as speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The format of the meeting will include seven oral sessions and two poster sessions covering the following topics:

♦ Transport of nitrate and ammonium

♦ Metabolism and organic nitrogen

♦ Nitrogen signaling

♦ Genomics and systems biology

♦ Nitrogen interactions with other nutrients/signals

♦ Bacterial, Algal and Fungal systems and interactions with plants

♦ Nitrogen use efficiency, ecophysiology and agroecology

An additional session, sponsored by the NSF, will include presentations in connection with the PlaNNet coordination network.