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The topic Healthy Soils is a key element of the European Soil Strategy. This first edition of the European Healthy Soils Conference Series will address the relevance of healthy soils and soil fertility as prerequisite for a functioning society, environment, economy, and climate.
The 3-day conference aims to bring together soil scientists, along with stakeholders from industry, agriculture, and the public sector, to discuss the maintenance of and opportunities in healthy soils. The event is co-organized by the FHNW School of Life Sciences and Agroscope, under the umbrella of the European Federation of Biotechnology divisions of Plant, Agriculture & Food and Environmental Biotechnology.


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2022-12-15 Abstract submission and registration open
2023-04-14 Abstract submission deadline: Speakers and workshops
2023-05-05 Notification of acceptance: Speakers and workshops
2023-05-31 Early-bird registration deadline
2023-06-30 Flash poster presentation and poster submission deadline
2023-09-08 Registration deadline
2023-09-13 First day of the conference
2023-09-15 Last day of the conference

Please be aware that by registering, you are committing to attend the conference. In case of cancellation up to July 31, 2023, you will be charged 50% of the conference fee. Starting August 1, 2023, you will be charged 100% of the conference fee. Requests for cancellation or substitution must be made in writing.


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Catia Bastioli

Novamont. IT.

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Axel Don

Thünen Institute. DE.

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Sebastian Dötterl

ETH Zürich. CH.

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Katie Field

University of Sheffield. UK.

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Niels Halberg

Aarhus University. DK

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Matthias Rillig

Freie Universität Berlin. DE.

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Peter Schad

TUM School of Life Sciences. DE.

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Natalia Rodriguez

Global Soil Partnership - FAO


The online registration is now open.
Register online before 31 May 2023 to receive the early bird registration rate.


The European Healthy Soils conference invites participants from academia and industry to submit abstracts describing original research in one of the conference scientific topics.

Deadlines for abstract submission:

  • For talks and workshops EXTENDED to 14 April 2023
  • June 30, 2023 for flash poster presentations and poster display

  • Abstract guidelines and instructions


    The European Healthy Soils Conference, 1st Edition, Soil Fertility will be hosted by the School of Life Sciences at the FHNW Campus Muttenz.
    Muttenz is 7 minutes by train from Basel Main Station (Basel SBB) and the Campus is a 6-minute walk from the Muttenz train station.
    The modern FHNW Campus Muttenz hosts the School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, the School of Life Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Social Work and School of Engineering. This new state of the art building offers excellent amenities for a successful Symposium. We are looking forward to welcoming you here!

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    When you register for the European Healthy Soils Conference Series, 1st Edition on Soil Fertility, you will receive a CODE to book your hotel room at one of the following hotels near the Basel SBB train station. This code allows you to obtain the preferrential rates listed below.

    To reserve accomodation, please send an email to the hotel using the addresses below, and mention the code in your message.

    Hotel Euler
    Centralbahnplatz 14, 4002 Basel
    Reservations: [email protected]
    Single room: 185.00 CHF per night
    Double room (1 person): 205.00 CHF per night
    Double room (2 persons) : 235.00 CHF per night
    Hotel City Inn
    Centralbahnplatz 14, 4002 Basel
    Reservations: [email protected]
    Single room: 155.00 CHF per night
    Double room: 180.00 CHF per night
    Hotel Gaia
    Centralbahnplatz 13-15, 4002 Basel
    Reservations: [email protected]
    Smart Double Room (1 person): 229.00 CHF per night


    • Guest tax: 4.00 CHF per person/night
    • Payment on site – booking with credit card as guarantee.
    • Cancellation policy:
      • Free cancellation 30 days or more before arrival
      • 29-8 days before arrival: 50%
      • 7 days or less before arrival: 100%

    Reaching the FHNW Campus by train:
    Take the train from Basel SBB train station to Muttenz train station (7 minutes). From the Muttenz train station to FHNW Campus, walk 6 minutes.


    A range of sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in supporting the meeting, please contact [email protected]

    We extend warm thanks to our sponsors for their generous support of European Healthy Soils 2023.

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    Conference Chairs
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    Sebastian Wendeborn

    FHNW School of Life Sciences

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    Reto Meuli


    Thomas Gross Image
    Thomas Gross


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    Alexander Wissemeier

    Leibniz Universität Hannover

    Workshop Co-Organizers
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    Bettina Hitzfeld

    Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU)

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    Natalia Rodriguez Eugenio

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN)

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    Sonia Thomson

    FHNW School of Life Sciences

    FHNW School of Life Sciences. Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics
    Hofackerstrasse 30. 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland
    [email protected]