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XI Meeting of the Specialized Group of Plant Microbiology
Grenade. February 19, 20 and 21, 2025

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Dear colleagues and colleagues:

We are pleased to inform you of the celebration of the XI Meeting of the Specialized Group of Plant Microbiology of the Spanish Society of Microbiology on February 19, 20 and 21, 2025 in Granada. The meeting will take place in the Auditorium of the Casa Zayas Congress and Convention Center.

Since the first meeting was held in Cercedilla in 2005, the group has continued to organize biannual scientific meetings in a relaxed atmosphere and promoting the participation of young researchers in an oral communication format.

Registration is open and you can submit your abstracts here.

We are waiting for you in Granada!

A cordial greeting,

The organizing committee


About us

The Group's Board of Directors is currently made up of:

  • President : Emilia López Solanilla (Center for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP) UPM-INIA)

  • Vice President: Rafael Rivilla Palma (Department of Biology. Faculty of Sciences. Autonomous University of Madrid)

  • Secretary: Patricia Bernal Guzmán (Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Seville)

  • Treasurer: Dolores Fernández Ortuño (Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Málaga)

  • Members: Francisco Javier López Baena (Department of Microbiology. Faculty of Biology. University of Seville) and Víctor J. Carrión Bravo (Department of Microbiology, University of Málaga, IHSM La Mayora - Teatinos Campus (UMA-CSIC)

The Plant Microbiology Group (MiP) was created within the Spanish Society of Microbiology with the main objective of promoting communication between research groups in the area of interactions between plants and microorganisms.

In recent years, the extraordinary complexity of the interactions between plants and microorganisms has been revealed, and the similarity between the strategies and mechanisms used to establish these interactions by various phylogenetically distant microorganisms. One of the most notable examples has been the discovery that various epiphytic, symbiotic and pathogenic bacteria possess a sophisticated secretion system that allows them to transfer proteins into plant cells and modify the host's physiology for their own benefit. Understanding the mechanisms that allow this communication and the development of strategies that allow it to be manipulated are scientific challenges that will have a great impact in the near future and that have currently already sparked the interest and dedication of a good number of research groups in the global scope.

In Spain there are also various research groups dedicated to the study of different aspects of the interactions between plants and microorganisms. The membership of these groups to diverse disciplines, together with the use of different study models, limits communication and scientific exchange. The Plant Microbiology Group was born with the aim of promoting the development of this area in Spain, as well as serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas and scientific collaboration between the various members that constitute it.

The MiP promotes the holding of a biennial meeting, which is held in odd years, and facilitates contact between its members.

Organizing and Scientific Committee

  • Miguel A. Matilla. Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Zaidín Experimental Station (CSIC)

  • Immaculate Sampedro. Department of Microbiology, University of Granada

  • Daniel Pérez Mendoza. Department of Soil and Plant Microbiology, Zaidín Experimental Station (CSIC)

  • Amalia Roca. Department of Microbiology, University of Granada

Preliminary program

Day I (Wednesday, February 19)

12:00-15:30 - Registration and delivery of accreditations
15:45-20:00 - Inauguration, Sessions I and II
Welcome cocktail

Day II (Thursday, February 20)

09:00 - 14:00 - Sessions III, IV and V

14:00 - 15:30 - Lunch
15:30 - 18:30 - Sessions VI and VII
18:30 - 19:00 - MIP General Assembly
19:15 - Sightseeing tour

21:00 - Closing dinner

Day III (Friday, February 21)

09:00 - 14:00 - Sessions VIII, IX and X
14:00 - Closing


Submission of abstracts



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The congress will take place at the CASA ZAYAS Congress and Convention Center, which is located in the historic center of Granada, a few meters from the main monuments and facilities of the city. The Zayas House is made up of two main buildings, the 'Casa Palacio de los Zayas', dating from the 16th century. XVII, completely rehabilitated in 1996, and a newly built building, completed in 2008.

How to get to Granada?

Federico García Lorca Airport (GRANADA):Federico García Lorca Airport is currently connected by multiple daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona. It is located 15 km from the city center, with buses to and from each flight . Check here all air connections with Granada.

Pablo Picasso Airport (MALAGA): Pablo Picasso International Airport is located about 130 km from Granada, connected to all European cities with regular daily flights and can be reached in just over an hour by car or bus. A direct bus to Granada leaves directly from the terminal. Information on buses to/from Granada and Malaga airports:

Train:Granada can be reached by high-speed and medium-distance trains.For information, schedules and destinations:

Bus: Granada can be easily reached by bus. For information, schedules and destinations:





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