International Conference of 100 Years on Boron Research in Plants


Boron celebrates its 100th Birthday as an essential mineral nutrient for plants. The Boron2023 conference will take place in Hohenheim (University of Hohenheim) from 22-23 September 2023.

Contact: For all questions regarding the Boron2023 conference, please use the following e-mail:

Please check the conference flyer here. Further information will follow soon on this page.


Opening of Registration: 15.April.2023
Early bird registration until: 1.July.2023
Abstract submission deadline: 1.July.2023
Notification of acceptance (poster / oral talk): 31.July.2023
End of registration: 31.August.2023
End of hotel “reservations” by organizers: 15.July.2023


Please register using the registration form below. Kindly note that registration will be available starting from 15 April 2023.

Early bird (until July 1st, 2023)
Student: 200 €
Non-students: 250 €
Dinner on September 22nd: 50 € (optional)

Regular Registration (from July 2nd, 2023)
Student: 300 €
Non-students: 350 €
Dinner on September 22nd: 50 € (optional)

Registration includes

– HappyBoron bag
– Electronic abstract book or hardcopy
– Welcome reception (21.09.2023)
– Beverages and snacks during coffee breaks (22.+23.09.23)
– Lunch (22.+23.09.23)

Registration Fee waivers (please check later)

Participants also attending the annual meeting of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP) from September 25th to 27th:

The DGP meeting in English Language will take place in Hohenheim from September 25-27, 2023. Scientists who wish to participate in both conferences should register for each meeting individually, using the respective link on the website.

For those participants, a range of touristic attractions in and around Stuttgart as well as small guided tours (organized by the Tourist Office Stuttgart) will be available on September 24. In addition, a visit of the Hohenheim vineyard with a small tasting of the Hohenheim wines is envisaged for the late afternoon of September 24, 2023, followed by a get together with the early arrivals of the DFG meeting in the evening of September 24 (details to be announced).

Abstract Submission and Presentations (Poster / Oral talk)

Abstract submission

Abstracts (not exceeding 300 words and 1 page) can only be submitted after registration for the meeting via the website. After receiving the registration confirmation, please send your abstract by e-mail to

Abstracts need to be submitted before 1.7.2023. After this date, it will not be possible to submit or change any abstract. During the registration process you can choose to apply for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Participants will be notified by July 31st, 2023, whether their abstract has been selected for poster or oral presentation.

Abstracts are automatically withdrawn if the submitter fails to register and pay the registration fee for the conference by the indicated deadline.

Abstract format

All abstracts should be formatted according to the template which can be downloaded here. Your abstract must be prepared in English, which is the official conference language.

Oral Presentations

Please pass your presentation file to our staffs at least 3 hours before your session in a Power Point format. The slide size 4:3 is recommended.

For 20 min short talk speakers, the presentation time is 15 mins talk + 5 mins discussion.

Poster Presentations

We recommend that posters are 84.1 cm wide x 118.9 cm high (i.e., A0 size).

Posters can be mounted starting on September 21st, 5pm. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the entire conference. Presenters should be available at their posters during the assigned poster hours (to be announced). Depending on the final number of posters, a 1 min oral presentation of posters might be organized in session 1.

Best posters will be awarded a poster prize (to be announced).

Program (preliminary)
Thursday 21. September 2023

Registration open

“get-together” Schloß (Brezeln & Snacks)

Friday 22. September 2023
8:00 Registration desk open; poster mounting
9:00-9:15 Welcome:
Patrick Bienert, Ismail Cakmak & Monika Wimmer

Keynote Opening Speech: Prof. Heiner Goldbach (University of Bonn)

„100 years of boron research from a personal view“

Session 1: Boron Deficiency & Toxicity Responses
9:45-10:45 3 selected Oral Presentations
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break & Poster Session

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Michaela Matthes (University of Bonn)

“Cell wall & beyond: Early boron deficiency responses in maize meristems”

11:50-12:50 3 selected Oral Presentations
13:00-14:30 Lunch and stroll through the Bot. Garden
Session 2: Boron Fertilizers and Management, Soil Boron Chemistry

Keynote Lecture: Prof. Mike McLaughlin (University of Adelaide)

“Designing novel boron fertilisers to match plant nutrient demand”

15:00-16:00 3 selected Oral Presentations
16:00-17:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
17:00-18:40 5 selected Oral Presentations
18:40-22:00 Dinner (optional) & Poster Session
Saturday 23. September 2023
Session 3: Boron Uptake & Transport
9:00-9:30 Keynote Lecture: Prof. Junpei Takano (Osaka Metropolitan University) “Boron transport and sensing by a borate transceptor AtBOR1”
9:30-10:10 2 selected Oral Presentations
10:10-11:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session
11:30-12:50 4 selected Oral Presentations
12:50-14:00 Light lunch & time to mingle in the park of the castle – breakout sessions
Session 4:  Boron Functions & other Topics

Keynote Lecture: Prof. Stephen Fry (University of Edinburgh)

„Boron-acting ‘enzymes’ produce pectic dimers and tetramers“

14:30-15:30 3 selected Oral Presentations
15:30-16:15 Coffee break & Poster Session
16:15-17:15 3 selected Oral Presentations

Keynote Closing Speech: Prof. Patrick Brown (University of California, Davis)

“The quintessential plant nutrient”

17:45-18:10 Poster Prize
18:10-18:30 Wrap-up & End of Meeting
18:30-21:00 Get-together & Dinner (optional)



A certain amount of rooms has been blocked in several hotels nearby the meeting location. Booking should be done individually by contacting the hotel and indicating “Boron2023” when making reservations. Costs are paid individually.

Rooms are blocked and rates are guaranteed until July 15, 2023 – thereafter accommodation has to be done individually and room rates may be increasing.

The hotels are within walking distance to the University (Garbe, Tagungszentrum Hohenheim, Tagungsstätte Birkach) or directly connected by a short bus ride (Traube, Apart, Hotel Filder).


Price € per night


Romantisches Hotel Traube
Brabandtgasse 2
70599 Stuttgart-Plieningen


single room
double room
breakfast included

Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Tagungszentrum Hohenheim
Paracelsusstraße 91
70599 Stuttgart


single room
breakfast included


Evangelische Tagungsstätte Birkach
Grüninger Str. 25
70599 Stuttgart



single room
breakfast included
no TV in room

Wirtshaus Garbe
Filderhauptstr. 136
70599 Stuttgart-Plieningen


single room
double room
breakfast included

Apart Business Hotel
Scharnhauser Str. 4
70599 Stuttgart-Plieningen


single room without breakfast
single room with breakfast

Airport Hotel Filder Post
Schoellstraße 4-6

70599 Stuttgart Plieningen


single room without breakfast
single room with breakfast

Paracelsusstraße 89
70599 Stuttgart-Plieningen


rooms available, but no rooms blocked

Directions and contact

The University of Hohenheim is in the south of Stuttgart – only a few minutes away from the airport, the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, and the Autobahn. The University is around 10 km away from the city center and can be reached within 30 minutes using public transportation.

Detailed information on arrival by train, car or plane can be found on the University website