International Summer School

Plant-based approaches to clean up contaminated environments

Exploring plant-microbe interactions

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20th – 22nd July, 2022 

University of Milano-Bicocca

Dept. Earth and Environmental Sciences – DISAT

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The identification and proper implementation of suitable technologies for remediation of contaminated sites is a prerequisite for sustainable development.

The International Summer School organized by the Working Groups in “Cell and Molecular Biology” and “Biotechnology and Differentiationof the Italian Botanical Society intends to provide updated insights in modern approaches of phytoremediation with a major focus on the biological aspects underling plant-microbe interactions, as well as basic knowledge on the modern techniques for the analysis of the structure of endophytic and rhizosphere bacterial and fungal communities.

Nowadays, one of the most concerning issues that the word is facing is environmental contamination which is endangering human health and the ecosystem.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the most important advances  in the field and update your know-how in these technologies.

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Restricted number

The Summer School is open, on a selective basis, to max. 20 young Italian/foreigner scientists (PhD students, PostDoc, rtdA/B) with training in basic or applied plant biology.

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The Summer School is a non-profit initiative, thus the tuition fee for the 3-day course is only € 100 for each participant (including: lessons, laboratories, visits to areas of intervention, course materials and coffee breaks).

Covid 19 restrictions

All the activities will be held in accordance with the COVI-19 pandemic containment measures and requirements in force on the Italian territory. For updated info on travel policies to and from Italy


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