• 1st March, 2019 Abstract submission deadline
  • 18th April, 2019 Abstract decisions notification
  • 1st May, 2019 Deadline for Early Bird Registration

Delegates may choose their lodging from a selection of hotels and inns in Olomouc by tourism.olomouc.eu.

Venue bulding

  • PYFF6 Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
  • PYFF5 Montpellier, France, 2013
  • PYFF4 Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2010
  • PYFF3 Helsinki, Finland, 2007
  • PYFF2 Anglet, France, 2004
  • PYFF1 Middelfart, Denmark, 2001

Monday 10th June

12:00 20:00 Registration
13:00 15:30 Meeting
Scientific Board

Opening session
16:00 16:30 Welcome
16:30 17:15
17:15 18:00
18:00 21:00Welcome party


Tuesday 11th June

08:30 12:30 Registration
Crop biotechnology
Chair: I. Dodd
09:00 09:40 To be announced
09:40 10:00 To be announced
10:00 10:20 To be announced
10:20 10:40 To be announced
10:40 11:00 Coffee break
Plant-microorganism interactions
Chair: S. Wendeborn
11:00 11:40 To be announced
11:40 12:00 To be announced
12:00 12:20 To be announced
12:20 12:40 To be announced
12:40 14:00 Lunch
Plant genetics and genomics
Chair: G. Hensel
14:00 14:40 To be announced
14:40 15:00 To be announced
15:00 15:20 To be announced
15:20 15:40 To be announced
15:40 16:00 To be announced
16:00 17:00 Flash poster talks
17:00 19:00 Poster session


Wednesday 12th June

08:30 12:30 Registration
Molecular farming
Ivo Frébort
09:00 09:40
09:40 10:00To be announced
10:00 10:20To be announced
10:20 10:40To be announced
10:40 11:00Coffee break
Improvement of food and feed
A. Pečinka
11:00 11:40 To be announced
11:40 12:00 To be announced
12:00 12:20 To be announced
12:20 12:40 To be announced
12:40 14:00 Lunch
Publication and grant workshop
14:00 14:20
14:20 14:40To be announced
14:40 15:00To be announced
15:00 16:00Flash poster talks
15:40 16:00To be announced
16:00 16:20Coffee Break
16:20 17:30Coffee Break
19:00 22:00Networking event

Thursday 13th June

08:30 12:30 Registration
Sustainable Environmental Technologies
In cooperation with RCPTM Olomouc: Rajender Varma (U.S. – EPA)
09:00 09:40 To be announced
09:40 10:10 To be announced
10:10 10:30 To be announced
10:30 10:50 Coffee break
Plant Environmental Interactions
10:50 11:30 To be announced
11:30 11:50 To be announced
11:50 12:10 To be announced
Closing session
12:10 12:50 To be announced
12:50 13:10 Closing remarks
Poster awards
13:10 Final adjournment



    Name of the sessions (Subtopics):

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Crop Biotechnology

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Plant-Microorganism Interactions

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Plant Genetics and Genomics

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Molecular Farming

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Improvement of Food and Feed

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Publication and Grant Workshop

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Sustainable Environmental Technologies

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Plant Environmental Interactions


EFB Team

Parc Cientific Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac 4-8 08028 Barcelona
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Phone: 00 34 93 4020599


Michaela Holecová
CRH Olomouc
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A range of sponsorship opportunities are available and the organisers are happy to discuss these with potential sponsors / exhibitors.


Michaela Holecová

CRH Olomouc
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The registration fee includes:

Meeting registration

Lunches and coffee breaks

Conference banquet

Welcome cocktail

Early Registration - before 1st May, 2019

€ 350


€ 250

Full Registration(subject to capacity)

€ 400


€ 250

Please note: If you have already registered and need to make changes to your registration or proceed with payment, please, log in by using your username and password.

Important information

Registration will only be accepted once full payment of registration fee has been received.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st March 2019

Abstract submission

Scientists from academia and industry are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations describing original research in any of the conference scientific topics. The scientific committee will select the type of contribution (oral or posters) based on the review of abstracts.

Guidelines and instructions

Please use the abstract form to prepare your submission:

  1. Complete the registration form (you will not be required to pay immediately).
  2. Follow the link to the abstract submission form.
  3. Login by using the username and password employed at the registration form.
  4. Follow the instructions and submit your abstract.

The abstract title should be less than 160 characters and must not be written in capital letters. Non-standard abbreviations should be avoided in titles, but may be used in the text if they are defined at first usage. The abstract should include the name of the presenting author underlined and affiliations of all authors. The body of the abstract should not exceed 1600 characters. Standard abbreviations and SI units must be used. Please ensure that your abstract does not include tables, charts or figures.

The scientific committee will select the type of contribution (oral or posters) based on the review of abstracts.




Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st March, 2019

The corresponding author will receive an e-mail confirming the successful submission of the abstract. Authors submitting abstracts and bursary applications will be notified by the 21th March about final acceptance. Please note: Once your abstract has been accepted by the scientific committee, it is subject to payment of the registration fee for the meeting, otherwise your abstract will not be included.

Once the abstract has been submitted, changes, corrections or rewording will be possible until the 26th February, 2019. After this date changes will not be possible. Careful typing and proofreading are essential, as the abstract will be published as submitted.

Authors will be asked to indicate to which of the programme’s streams their abstract should be submitted.

A number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in the programme. All other qualifying abstracts will be selected for poster presentations.



Important Submitting an abstract for presentation does not constitute registration for the conference. Abstract presenters must register to attend the conference by following the instructions for registration.

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Oral presentations and other events – main auditorium (2nd floor), poster session – adjacent lecture rooms.

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Conference room

Opening lecture

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Nils Stein

Head research group Genomics of Genetic Resources, IPK Gatersleben, Germany.

Plenary lecture

  Miltos Tsiantis image

Miltos Tsiantis

managing director MPI Cologne, Germany


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Eva Stöger

BOKU, Austria


  Asa Frostegard image

Asa Frostegard

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway


  Lieven De Veylder image

Lieven De Veylder

VIB Gent, Belgium


  Claude Becker image

Claude Becker

GMI Vienna, Austria


  José Jiménez-Gómez image

José Jiménez-Gómez

INRA Versailles, France




Ivo Frébort

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.


Jeff A. Cole

EFB Vice-President, University of Birmingham, UK.


Ervin Balázs

Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary.



Sebastian Wendeborn

FHNW Basel, Switzerland’.



Jozef Šamaj

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.



Ian Dodd

Lancaster University, UK.



Goetz Hensel

IPK Gatersleben, Germany.



Eva Stöger

BOKU, Austria.



Wen-Chien Lee

National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, China.



Pascal Gantet

University of Montpellier, France.



Aleš Pečinka

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.



Michaela Holecová

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.


Karsten Zimny

European Federation of Biotechnology


Marta Ruiz de Velasco

European Federation of Biotechnology


Karolina Zavoralová

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.


Lucie Pavlovičová

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.


Romana Kotulková

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.


Martina Šaradínová

CRH Olomouc, Czech Republic.

The city of Olomouc is reachable from Prague or Vienna in 2 – 3 hours by express trains (http://en.cd.cz/).

Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc
17. listopadu 12, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49.592687, 17.263266

Public transport

Bus number 13 or tram number 1: 7 bus stops from main train station (Hlavní Nádraží - Olomouc Hl.N.) to “Envelopa” (bus timetables at http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/olomouc/spojeni/). Tickets can be bought from the driver at 20 CZK (0.72 € ) or in yellow vending machines 14 CZK (0,5 € )

Taxi from anywhere in Olomouc for about 100 CZK (4 € ).



Organised by

European Federation of Biotechnology

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