Dear Colleagues and Friends


We are pleased to announce that registration for PADiBa 2022 is now open!

Registration is open until 15th July 2022.
Early bird registration is open until 15th June 2022.

Cilck here to register for PADiBa 2022


Please submit your abstract for oral or poster presentation. Abstract submission deadline is 1st July 2022.

Cilck here to submit your abstract


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We warmly welcome you to participate in the 5th International Symposium on Plant Apoplastic Barriers (PADiBa), held in Dundee, Scotland from September 13th to 15th, 2022. PADiBa represents a diverse group of researchers who share a fascination in how plants use barriers to survive and thrive. Our symposium will showcase critical biological and chemical processes at these interfaces and explore how their manipulation can help us understand more about plant growth, development and defence, as well as potential avenues to crop improvement. A major objective for PADiBa 2022 is to expand our community and we aim to run an inclusive and diverse programme. Please see below to learn more about our scientific themes, our initial confirmed keynote speakers and about our exciting social programme .


Scientific Themes:
Developmental Events
Microbiome/Biotic Interactions
Diversity and Evolution
Agricultural Applications
Different Avenues
Structure/Metabolism


Initial Confirmed Speakers:
Ohkmae K. Park, Korea University
Bénédicte Bakan, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
Luis Lopez Molina, University of Geneva
Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, University of Leeds
Hugues Renault, University of Strasbourg
Andrea Ramirez, Stanford University
Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge
Tessa Burch-Smith, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Teagen Quilichini, National Research Council Canada
Mikio Nakazono, University of Nagoya

Speaker bio and background information


The symposium will be complemented by an exciting and dynamic social programme of Scottish hospitality, including drinks reception on board the main deck of the iconic ship the RRS Discovery and a conference dinner at the luxurious Malmaison Hotel.


Travel & Accomodation

To help you plan your trip and make your visit to Dundee as easy as possible, please visit our dedicated information page, where you will find a wealth of information including how to get here, discounted flights, booking your accommodation, exploring Scotland and so much more!

Book your accommodation today!

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during the conference, Dundee has a range of accommodation options suitable for all tastes and budgets – with many offering exclusive rates and terms for PADiBa 2022 delegates and all within walking distance to the conference venue, the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.
Book your accommodation now at preferential rates and terms.


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Email: PADiBa2022@dundee.ac.uk Twitter: @padiba2022


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Sarah McKim PI, Division of Plant Sciences University of Dundee