EPI-CATCH Conference 2023
ECIMA: Epigenetics in Crop Improvement,
from Mechanisms to Applications

May 30th - June 1th, 2023

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
“Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
[Hybrid format]

We are delighted to announce that the third conference on “Epigenetic Mechanisms of Crop Adaptation to Climate Change” (EPI-CATCH) will be held in a hybrid format, physically at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences “Prof. Marin Drinov” Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria, and on-line, from May 30th to June 1th 2023.
EPI-CATCH (CA19125) is a COST action that aims to define, develop, generate and share new breaking knowledge and methodologies for the investigation of epigenetic mechanisms modulating plant adaptation to environmental stresses driven by climate change.
The EPI-CATCH conference will include three topics, according to the three working groups (WG) of the EPI-CATCH consortium:

WG1: Plant epigenetic responses to environmental stresses                                
WG2: Biotechnological approaches to study plant adaptation to climate change                
WG3: Advances and approaches in plant epigenetics for crop improvement

The conference will promote interactions among speakers, poster presenters and participants that are experts and newcomers in the field of plant epigenetics as well as early career researchers from diverse geographical, cultural and scientific backgrounds.
The registration to this meeting is free, registration deadline is May 23rd, 2023.
Abstract submission deadline is  March 30th 2023.

For more information on the COST action please visit our website:

Thank you for your interest in the EPICATCH conference!
Registration is now closed.
For any inquiry, please contact the organizers.

Abstract submission is now closed (March 30th) 
Please contact the organizers for any inquiry

Selected abstracts will be chosen for a 10-20 minutes talks and will grant the presenter with travel costs, according to COST rules.
Other abstracts will be invited to present a poster.

Please make sure to fill the registration form as well, thank you!

Federico Martinelli

Department of Biology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy EPI-CATCH action chair


Valya Vassileva

Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria WG3 leader


Michal Lieberman-Lazarovich

Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel


Stephane Maury

INRA, Université d'Orléans, Orléans, France WG1 leader


Gloira Pinto

University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal


Naama Segal

Oceanographic and Limnological Research, The National Center for Mariculture, Eilat, Israel WG2 leader


Eleni Tani

Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece


Pilar S. Testillano

Centro de Investigacion es Biológicas Margarita Salas-(CIB-CSIC), Madrid, Spain


Sotirios (Akis) Fragkostefanakis

Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany


Velimir Mladenov

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

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Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency
for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives
across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their
peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.