Slovenian Society of Plant Biology

The Slovenian Society of Plant Biology (former Slovenian Society of Plant Physiology) has been active since 1982 as voluntary scientific and professional association gathering researchers who investigate physiological processes in plants, and interactions of plants with their biotic and abiotic environments. The members of the society are experts in the fields of biology, agronomy, forestry, plant pathology, chemistry, pharmacy and other associated disciplines. They come from different institutions: the University of Ljubljana (Biotechnical Faculty, Faculty of Pharmacy), the University of Maribor, the National Institute of Biology, the Jozef Stefan Institute, the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, the Forestry Institute of Slovenia, the Institute of Physical Biology, Institute ERICo, the Slovenian Institute for Hop Research and Brewing and others. The members of the society exhibit our expertise and scientific excellence in Slovenian and abroad.

Throughout the year, SDBR is organising lectures of invited foreign and Slovenian lecturers, covering topics from the field of plant physiology or related to it.

The society is also the national organizer and coordinator of the Fascination of Plants Day (in slovene Dan očarljivih rastlin). This event was first launched in 2012 under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.

Scientific meetings with international participation are also organised by SDBR. The aim of our meetings is to inform the members of SDBR and community about the results of our scientific work and to present the latest world achievements in plant physiology.