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UCC and MTU to host Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting

10 May 2024

The School of BEES, UCC in collaboration with colleagues at MTU will host the Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting this year.

*New* Information for Delegates:

You can download the IPSAM 2024 Programme here.

Download the IPSAM 2024 Book of Abstracts here.


When: Monday June 17 and Tuesday June 18, 2024.

Where: University College Cork

The focus of IPSAM is to provide a platform for Plant Science research especially for early career researchers and to foster a culture/future collaborations with industry stakeholders.  


-Plant Diversity – From wildflowers to weeds 

-Systematics Conservation and Evolution 

-Plant Development and Phenology 

-Plant Biotechnology 

-Plant Stress (abiotic and biotic) 

-Applied Plant Science – From horticulture to soil 

-Science Communication


Abstract submission (for full oral presentation, flash talks or posters):

Closing date for abstract submission was Monday  13th May.

Abstract submission is now closed.


Conference registration

Regular registration is now closed. Late registration is still possible via this link.

Registration fee includes tea/coffee breaks and the welcome reception held on the evening of Monday 17th June. See the registration link for full details.

Registration Type Cost
Student €70
Post Docs €90
Academics €110
Professionals €110

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IPSAM Committee Members and Scientific Review Committee: 

Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich (Conference Chair)
Prof Astrid Wingler
Dr Rossana Henriques
Dr Deirdre Hennessy
Dr Eoin Lettice
Dr James Richardson
Dr Israel Ikoyi
Mr Callum Myers
Mr Joe Croke (MTU)


Further Details: Please contact Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich (Conference Chair): 

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or having an exhibition stand at IPSAM please contact Barbara ( for more details.

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