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International symposium miCROPe2024 "Microbe-assisted crop production - opportunities, challenges and needs", July 15-18, 2024, Vienna, Austria


25.06.24 The registration deadlines for several worskhops and social events have been extended.


Outline of steps to do for participants:

  1. Register in the online registration system. At this step your personal data will be requested. You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail with login instructions after your registration is completed. The further steps will require you to login to the registration system (login box at the right of the top navigation menu).
  2. Pay any open registration fee and book & pay optional workshops and social events in the registration system (optional events can also be booked and paid later until the deadline of the event).
  3. (Optional) Submit your Scientific Abstract for your session of interest in the registration system. This step requires prior payment of any open registration fees (see step2).


Following completion of your online registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail including your login data for the further steps such as registration fee payment, abstract submission, and grant applications.

Please note that your registration & abstract submission is only valid after payment of any open registration fees.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Opening of registration and abstract submission - January 10, 2024
  • Deadline for abstract submissions eligible for oral presentations - Extended until April 8, 2024
  • Deadline early registration with reduced fees - April 8, 2024*
  • Notification of acceptance for oral or poster presentation - April 26, 2024
  • The application for a FEMS ECS Grant must be submitted in the registration system until May 5, 2024 (Extended)
  • Notification on FEMS ECS Grant application status - April 26, 2024
  • Plant-microbe microscopy workshop: Early registration - May 15,2024
  • EUCARPIA satelltite workshop: Abstract submission§ - May 17, 2024
  • Deadline for hotel bookings in the registration system - May 20, 2024
  • Late-breaking poster abstract submission - Extended June 16
  • EUCARPIA satelltite workshop registration - June 21, 2024
  • Biostimulants & Biocontrol satellite workshops registration - June 30, 2024
  • Zoo Night tour booking - July 1, 2024
  • Imperial Vienna Tour booking - July 2, 2024
  • Conference Dinner @ Heurigen booking- July 7, 2024
  • Deadline late registration fee payment and closure of online registration - July 8, 2024**

* If full payment has not been received until April 9, 2024, the late fee will automatically be applied.
** After the closure of the online registration only onsite registrations are possible (an additional 100 EUR onsite handling fee will be charged)
$ Abstract submissions for the EUCARPIA satelltite workshop are separate and must be sent directly to the workshop organizer by e-mail.

Registration Fees:


A confirmation of your enrollment as student or a corresponding letter from your supervisor needs to be uploaded in PDF format during the registration process.

Early € 485,- | ÖGMBT member € 455,- *
Late € 585,- | ÖGMBT member € 555,- *


Early € 730,- | ÖGMBT member € 700,- *
Late € 830,- | ÖGMBT member € 800,- *


Early € 990,- | ÖGMBT member € 960,- *
Late € 1190,- | ÖGMBT member € 1160,- *

Last-minute onsite registrations are also possible but will incur a 100 EUR onsite handling fee in addition to the registration fee listed above.

* For ÖGMBT members with an active and paid membership a member discount voucher code is available after login at the ÖGMBT website and can be entered during the payment process. AIT members can request a discount code from the AIT organizers.

All prices are in Euro. ÖGMBT is exempted from tax, so no sales tax is accounted.

The registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Welcome reception
  • Congress bag with program book
  • Electronic version of the full abstract book with participants list
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • Lunches and coffee breaks

Conference Dinner & Social Events

More information on these events will be announced in due time.

Satellite workshops

More information on the satellite workshops can be found on the Satellite Workshops page.


All cancellation and refund requests must be sent to the symposium office at office@micrope.org.

The following cancellation terms apply to registration fees:

  • until May 13, 2024: 80% reimbursement
  • until June 13, 2024: 50% reimbursement
  • after June 13, 2024: no refund possible, however substitutions of attendees can be made.

Payments for social events or satellites are not eligible for any refunds. Some social events and satellites will only be held if a minimum number of participants are reached. Cancelled social events and satellites will be refunded with a 5% handling fee.


We offer several options for online payment (available options may depend on country) via our new payment processor Mollie which can be selected when placing an order:

EPS EPS SOFORT SOFORT Maestro Maestro ApplePay Apple Pay*
VISA VISA AmericanExpress American Express MasterCard MasterCard  

* Apple Pay will only be available as an option on the payment screen if a supported device is used.

Registration will only be valid upon receipt of the full payment according to the deadline indicated. A letter of invitation can only be issued upon request after the registration fee has been paid.

Symposium Travel Grants

FEMSThis meeting is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for congress participation for Early Career Scientists*.


To apply for this grant, you would need to meet following requirements:

  • be a member of a FEMS Member Society* or be recommended by such a member
  • be an Early Career Scientist**
  • be an Active Microbiologist 
  • be presenting author at the meeting (oral or poster)

* Find out if your society is a FEMS Member at https://fems-microbiology.org/member-societies/ 
** These are active microbiologists who obtained the highest academic degree - Bachelor, Master or PhD - less than five years prior to the application deadline date, or are a Master or PhD student. Periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition.

Application process

To be able to apply for the grant the registration fee must first be paid in full and an abstract must be submitted. The application for a FEMS ECS Grant is available in the registration system. A maximum of up to 500 EUR will be granted to successful applicants to assist with travel and accommodation (Registration fees are not included). Successful applicants will be reimbursed after attending the meeting.


The application for a FEMS ECS Grant must submitted in the registration system until the extended date of May 5, 2024. The decision about the awarding of a grant will be communicated on April 26, 2024.

Additional benefits 

As a FEMS Member Society member, you can:

  • benefit from the grant provided for this meeting (see Eligibility above)
  • apply for FEMS Grants
  • benefits/discounts off the registration fee for FEMS Congresses/Conferences
  • benefit a 25% discount off a selection of Oxford University Press books


After completion of your registration you can login to the online registration system (login box at top right of the top navigation menu) with the instructions from your registration confirmation e-mail and submit an abstract for the symposium. All abstracts must be submitted using the online registration system and require payment of the registration fee before submission.

Please prepare an abstract consisting of a title (250 characters max.), up to 14 authors and an abstract body (2500 characters max.) . In the online editor you may use simple formatting elements such as bold, italic, underline, super & subscript and special characters in both the title and abstract.

Abstract Evaluation: Submitted abstracts will be considered for either poster or oral presentation (short talk or science flash) by the scientific committee and all participants will be automatically notified via e-mail on April 26 of the acceptance of their abstract and the type of presentation. The acceptance and selection status of your abstract is also available via the registration system.



Please submit your presentation on a USB-Stick in PDF or MS Office format to the technician in the lecture hall at the latest in the break 2 hours before your session. Presentations will be played from a windows presentation laptop provided by the organizers. The beamer resolution is 1920x1080 and the projection screen has 16:9 format.

Short Talks will be 12 minutes talk and 3 minutes discussion.

Science Flash Talks are a mixed format with a short oral presentation and a poster. Science flashes will be 5 minutes talk and the discussion will take place at the poster during the respective poster session.


Poster presentations: Please prepare a printed poster max. size DIN A0 (841 x 1189 mm), portrait format (upright). The number of your poster can be found in the poster table within the program book or on the scientific program page.


Each young scientist who has submitted an abstract has the chance to win one of the prizes for Best Talk or Best Poster.

From all talks and poster the chairs will nominate award winners.

Awards will be bestowed in the following categories: 

  1. Best Talk: 1 prize à € 500.- Sponsored by e-nema Logo
  2. Best Posters: 2 prizes à € 250.- Sponsored by KWS Logo

The prize giving will take place during the Closing Ceremony.