World Soybean Research Conference 11

Soybean research for sustainable development 

18 – 23 June 2023, Vienna, Austria

Organized by:
Danube Soya organization

Conference goals

The aim of the World Soybean Research Conference is to promote soybean research and to encourage the global soybean community to interact and initiate discussions, aiming to give answers and raise new questions on the globally important crop, fundamental for food and feed supply. Soybean plays a key role in the development of environmentally friendly agriculture production.

The XVI International Lupin Conference

The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) and the Julius Kühn Institute – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants are honoured to welcome you as the hosts of the XVI. International Lupin Conference under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).The conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Rostock, Germany from June 19th until June 23rd 2023.

For all info go to the conference website:

ILS webinars are here!

We are proud to announce the very first series of ILS public webinars on topics related to legume cultivation, improvement and crop use. There will be one webinar per month of 1-hour duration (inclusive of discussion) from September 2022 to June 2023, mostly on the first Tuesday of each month in the afternoon.

The opening seminar will be offered by Dr. Christian Huyghe of INRAE on September 6 at 4 PM CET on the topic “Perspectives, opportunities, challenges and burning research issues for legume crops in Europe“.

You can find the complete list of webinars and the links to participate at:

Nelson Nazzicari will host the webinars and will take care of the technical aspects. The webinars will use Microsoft Teams platform and to access you’ll need a link, already available on our website.

We encourage you to disseminate this initiative, which does not require ILS membership for participation. The webinars will be recorded and made available to everyone on the ILS website.

Invitation to free-of-charge publication in Legume Science for young scientists

Legume Science would like to invite manuscripts (research or review papers) from PhD level graduate students or postdoctoral fellows (graduated in the last 3 years), who are working in the area of pre- or post-harvest science and technology of legumes (breeding, genetics, agronomy, physiology, processing, packaging, chemistry, nutrition, starch/protein isolation, industrial applications, biofuels and many more) for submission to the journal. Ten manuscripts will be selected for the competition, and those papers will be published in the open-access journal free of charge (with Publication Fee of USD 2,800 waived). All accepted papers will be published in a special issue for the competitively selected manuscripts.

A certificate of distinction will also be issued by Legume Science. It definitely boosts young scientists’ early career with a huge impact on the global readership, who can access your manuscript freely after acceptance. The manuscript would further increase authors’ citation record.

The procedure for submission is described in the following link:

Registration for the 8th International Legume Root Diseases workshop (ILRD8) are open!

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission for the 8th International Legume Root Diseases workshop (ILRD8), August 23-26th, 2022, are open !

The workshop will be free of charge.

Abstract submission deadline for oral presentation : April 1st, 2022

Registration deadline and abstract submission deadline for poster :  June 15, 2022

Information available on or contact

We look forward to meeting you virtually at the workshop.

Best regards,

The ILRD8 local organizing committee

ILS conference postponed to 2023

[A letter from ILS president Paolo Annicchiarico]

Dear colleagues and friends of the ILS,
first of all, best wishes to you and your closest ones for a healthy and prosperous 2022!

Unfortunately, the last year was more difficult than most people expected with regard to the pandemy. The problems connected to it are still on-going in many countries.

One consequence of this situation will be the postponement of the Fourth ILS Conference from 2022 to 2023. The new date for the Conference is from September 19th to September 22nd, 2023, still in Granada (Spain).

The ILS Executive Committee debated about a postponement and finally agreed on it in consideration of (i) the heavy financial consequences for the Organizing Committee of a possible conference cancellation, and (ii) the much greater perceived interest of a physical meeting relative to an on-line conference held in 2022.

We believe that the one-year postponement and the anticipation of the conference to the late-summer period (when the infection is historically lowest) minimize the risk of a non-physical conference for the new planned date. While assuring that any possible precaution will be taken by the Organizing Committee to ensure a safe participation to the conference, we anticipate that no further postponement will occur. The conference will take place on-line in the unfortunate case that the pandemy prevented a physical conference in 2023.

No ILS membership fee will be due for 2022. The ILS conference participation fees in 2023 will include the ILS membership fees for the 3-year period 2023-2025, amounting to 50 € euro as usual.

The ILS Executive Committee has also decided to organize a cycle of webinars, one per month from September 2022 to June 2023. It will be a way to be in closer contact, looking forward to meeting in person in September 2023. We aim to define the list of speakers by June 2022.

The ILS website will provide information on the postponed ILS conference and the cycle of seminars in due time. Please keep contributing to the development of this website, e.g. by communicating (to information on new events or on-going research projects to post in the website.

With best regards,

Paolo Annicchiarico

(President of ILS)