Correspondent Profile

National Correspondent Name: Pedro Alfonso Sansberro
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Country: Argentina
Organisation: Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). Northeast Botanical Institute (IBONE).
Number of Members: Staff IBONE: 52 researchers, 48 doctoral and postdoctoral students, 28 technicians
IAPB related activities if any that you organise within your country/region e.g local meetings:-
Conferences/events/meetings that you plan on attending this year or early next year: - IAPB Congress. Ireland. 19-24 August 2018. - IUFRO. 5th 2.09.02 Working Party Conference. Coimbra, Portugal. 10-15 September 2018.
A short piece about the plant science sector/industry in your country:
The agricultural activity represents approximately 10% of the GDP. Various state institutions such as universities, the National Research Council (CONICET), the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) and private companies research at different levels of studies. The representative academic societies for plant science are Argentine Society of Genetics (SAG), Argentine Society of Biochemical Research (SAIB), Argentine Association of Microbiology (AAM), Argentine Association of Plant Pathologists (AAF), Argentine Association of Soil Science (AACS), Argentine Network of Biotechnology (REDBIO Argentina) and Argentine Plant Physiology Society (SAFV). The latter is a member of The Global Plant Council (GPC).