The 3rd meeting of the ISPMF is scheduled


The next ISPMF meeting will be June 11.-14. 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.   


Please mark your calendars with these important dates:

15th March, 2018          Submission deadline for oral presentations

16th April, 2018            Notification of oral presentation acceptance

23rd April, 2018            Deadline for applying ISPMF bursaries

4th May, 2018               Deadline for submission of poster abstracts only

November Newsletter available


The current ISPMF Newsletter (November 2017) is now available. We hope you will enjoy reading. Many thanks to all members who have contributed to this issue. If you would like to contribute to our next newsletter please contact Penny Hundleby or Inga Hitzeroth with details by January 31st 2018.


Newsletter May 2017 available


Dear members (and those who want to become members),

please find here the current Newsletter of the society.

Newsletter February 2017 available


Dear ISPMF members,

please find here the latest Newsletter.


Newsletter October 2016 available


Dear members

I am delighted to forward the latest ISPMF Newsletter which has been produced by Penny Hundleby. I hope you find it interesting. I would like to echo Penny’s request for items for the next newsletter – I think this can a very useful forum for the exchange of information and ideas.


Best wishes

George Lomonossoff

Obituary - Heike Mikschofsky


We are sad to announce that suddenly and unexpectedly, Dr. Heike Mikschofsky, who many of you will remember from the 2013 COST Action meeting in Rostock, passed away on the 8th of September 2016. Heike studied Biology at the University of Rostock and did her PhD at the Agricultural faculty where she was introduced to molecular farming. She dedicated most of her time to this topic for many years and made important contributions to plant made vaccines.

Newsletter June 2016


The newsletter for June 2016 is now available

Program and Book of Abstracts Ghent 2016 available


2nd annual meeting of the ISPMF in Ghent

For those who missed the great event, the programme and the book of abstracts are now available for download.

New president elected


During the ISPMF annual general meeting in Ghent, the members of the society elected George Lomonosoff as new president. 

Congratulations to George (left) and many thanks to Julian Ma (past president, right) for all his work during the last two years.


Plant Biotech 2016


Plant Biotech 2016, a joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists and the Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology, will be held on June 19-21, 2016 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  Among others, three sessions will be dedicated to Molecular Farming and Crop Biotech. ISPMF is sponsoring the featured talk presented by Dr. Dominique Michaud for the first Molecular Farming session and entitled: “Targeted alteration of host cell functions for improved expression of biopharmaceuticals in plants”.