The DFG research unit FOR2581 organised Sept 9th-11th 2019 an international symposium on plant quantitative morphodynamics.

Our goal is to provide a platform to discuss the most recent advances in our  understanding of how plants grow and shape their organs and how these shapes adapt and evolve.

The symposium featured presentations by invited speakers and speakers selected from the abstracts on the following topics:

  • Mechanics and patterning of plants growth
  • Quantifying cell and tissue growth
  • Modelling plant growth
  • Evolution of plant form

The symposium featured keynotes lectures by Dominique Bergmann and Enrico Coen.


More than 120 participants took part to the Plant Growth & Form Symposium in Heidelberg, from September 9-11th.


  • 15.08.2019: Twitter hashtag is #plantgrowthform2019
  • 14.08.2019: Final programme is available. Instructions for presenters too.
  • 08.08.2019: Final programme will be available before August 15th.
  • 07.08.2019: 8 Talks and 8 Flash talks were selected from the abstracts and participants notified. Participants who submitted an abstract for a talk but were not selected, should present a poster.
  • 18.07.2019: Selection of the talks from the abstracts will take place in the coming 3 weeks.
  • 17.07.2019: Registration for the symposium is now closed and the meeting is full.