Society

Societas physiologiae plantarum Scandinavica, Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society in english, is a scientific society that promotes all aspects of experimental plant biology from molecular cell biology and biochemistry to ecophysiology. A significant part of the members come from countries outside of Scandinavia and membership is open to everyone interested in plant biology.

Societas physiologiae plantarum Scandinavica is a registered charity in Sweden.

Activities

The main activities of the society are to arrange the SPPS congresses and to publish the journal Physiologia Plantarum. The society also publishes a Newsletter and supports other congresses and initiatives within the field of plant science. In addition the society gives out travel grants for junior members to participate in the SPPS congresses and travel support for members to visit and to do research in another Nordic laboratory (from Scandinavia to Scandinavia).

SPPS awards are given out to persons with merrits on the field of plant science. The society also promotes teaching of plant biology and has established an Education Committee for that purpose.

Administration

The General assembly of SPPS is held in connection with the SPPS congress. The General assembly elects a Council and other officials to govern the society between the assemblies. The location of assemblies alternates between the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden which are represented in the Council. The office of SPPS is located in Lund, Sweden.

International connections

SPPS is a member of these international organisations:

  • FESPB, The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology
  • GPC, The Global Plant Council

SPPS participates in the activities of the organisations and members of SPPS can enjoy the benefits of membership like discounts in congeress fees.