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14. International Symposium

Microelements in agriculture and in the environment

 associated with the jubilee of Professor Zofia Spiak

 organized by

Institute of Soil Science, Plant Nutrition and Environmental Protection,

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

under the patronage 

of Rector of Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Professor Jarosław Bosy

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in cooperation with

Soil Science Society of Poland - Wrocław Division

and Leading Research Group AgrEn  

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

June 22-25, 2022 
Scientific issues 
Scientific topics of the Symposium cover both the issues of micronutrient deficiencies and plant nutrition, as well as the wide range of problems related to biogeochemistry of trace elements in the environment, soil and plant contamination with potentially toxic trace elements, and related aspects of ecotoxicity, ecological risk, and remediation of polluted sites. The main conference language will be English.
  1. The importance of micronutrients for plants and their phytoavailability
  2. Agrotechnical aspects of micronutrient fertilization (including precision agriculture and foliar plant nutrition)
  3. Micronutrient fertilizers – production and properties
  4. Biogeochemistry of trace elements, their mobility, phyto- and ecotoxicity, environmental risk assessment
  5. Remediation of soils contaminated with potentially toxic elements
  6. Micronutrients and potentially toxic elements in feed and food - deficiencies and excesses
Keynote lectures
  • Ismail Cakmak: Hidden hunger still persists worldwide in human populations: now is the time for a micronutrient fertilizer strategy
  • Malcolm Hawkesford: Genetics and physiology of micronutrient capture by crops
  • Thomas Eichert: Foliar uptake of micronutrients
  • Beata Rutkowska: Agrotechnical biofortification as a method to increase selenium content in cultivated plants
  • Łukasz Skoczylas: Biofortification of plants with iodine, plant homologues of thyroid hormones. Processing of iodine enriched vegetables
  • Ewelina Klem-Marciniak: Chelate micronutrient fertilizers- current problems and prospects for new technologies of their production
  • Filip Tack: Controlling the uptake of Cd in leafy vegetables
  • Vladislav Chrastný: Stable metal isotopes as a tool to trace soil contamination  
  • Michel Mench: Phytomanagement of metal(loid)-contaminated soils: from the concept to the real world.
Scientific Committee
Prof. Zofia Spiak – Honorary Chair 
Prof. Anna Karczewska – Chair
Prof. Jacek Antonkiewicz, UR Kraków
Prof. Aleksandra Badora, UP Lublin
Prof. Ismail Cakmak, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Vladislav Chrastný, University of Life Sciences Prague, Czechia
Prof. Bożena Dębska,  Bydgoszcz
Prof. Jean Diatta, UP Poznań
Prof. Thomas Eichert, Erfurt University of Applied Science, Germany
Prof. Barbara Filipek-Mazur, UR Kraków
Prof. Renata Gaj, UP Poznań,
Prof. Florian Gambuś, UR Kraków
Prof. Barbara Gworek,  IOŚ-PIB, Warszawa
Prof. Malcolm Hawkesford, Rothamsted Research, UK
Prof. Józef Hoffmann, Wrocław University of Technology
Prof. Janusz Igras, INSC Puławy, Łukasiewicz Research Network
Prof. Jolanta Korzeniowska, IUNG-PIB, Wrocław Division
Prof. Michel Mench, INRA, University of Bordeaux, Pessac, France
Prof. Beata Rutkowska,  SGGW, Warszawa
Prof. Stanisław Sienkiewicz,  UWM, Olsztyn
Prof. Ewa Spychaj –Fabisiak,  Bydgoszcz 
Prof. Barbara Symanowicz, UPH Siedlce
Prof. Wiesław Szulc, SGGW, Warszawa
Prof. Filip Tack, Ghent University, Belgium
Prof. Jadwiga Wyszkowska, UWM, Olsztyn
Organizing Committee
Prof. Grzegorz Kulczycki – Chair
Dr.  Aldona Płaczek – Secretary
Prof. Cezary Kabała
Prof. Anna Karczewska
Prof. Katarzyna Szopka 
Prof. Bernard Gałka 
Dr. hab. Urszula Piszcz
Dr. Krzysztof Gediga
Dr. Dorota Kawałko 
Dr. Elżbieta Sacała 
Dr. Piotr Stępień 
M.Sc. Małgorzata Wilusz-Nogueira
M.Sc. Andżelika Paterak
M.Sc. Agata Olejnik
Teresa Rafalska
Dr. Aldona Płaczek:    (preferred way of contact)
Phone (+48) 726 222 727
General program 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
18.00-20.00 Get-together
Thursday, June 23, 2022   
Leading topic: Micronutrients in agriculture
9.00-10.45 Session dedicated to the scientific achievements of Professor Zofia Spiak    
10.45-11.15 Coffee break
11.15-13.00 Plenary session – keynote lectures, discussion (1)
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.00 Plenary session – keynote lectures, discussion (2) 
16.00-17.00 Poster session (1)
17.00-18.00 Plenary session – oral presentations
20.00 Banquet
Friday, June 24, 2022  
Leading topic: Trace elements in the environment 
9.00-10.30 Plenary session – keynote lectures, discussion (3)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-13.00 Parallel thematic sessions (1)
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.00 Parallel thematic sessions (2)
16.00-17.00  Poster session (2)
17.00-18.00 Final discussion and conclusions
20.00 Barbecue
Saturday, June 25, 2022   
8.00-9.00 Breakfast.  Closing of Symposium
9.00-19.00 Post-conference trip 
Key topic:
Soil contamination with trace elements and remediation measures applied in the areas affected by copper ore mining and processing
Registration and conference fee
Registration for the Symposium is only possible electronically, via the form on the website
The program of the Symposium includes keynote lectures, oral presentations and posters. The main conference language is English. This applies to all presentations and discussions. Exceptionally, some communications in Polish will be allowed at the sessions in sections, but in such cases, the on-screen presentation will have to include an English translation.
Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2022
An abstract template (in English) is available on the Symposium website.   audio Announcement
The authors will be informed about the classification of contributions as oral communications or posters by April 30, 2022. The detailed program of the Symposium will be published in Announcement II, by April 30, 2022.
Conference fee: 
  • Early bird fee, by February 28, 2022:  PLN 1590 
  • Late fee, beginning from March 1, 2022: PLN 1790
Bank account of the Symposium: 
PKO BP S.A. Wrocław, No: PL 62 1020 5242 0000 2102 0029 2045
with a note D120 / 0012/19 + full name of the participant
The conference fee covers the costs of participation in all sessions, refreshments and additional events included in the Symposium program events (excluding the post-conference trip), conference materials including set of abstracts on the electronic carrier, and the costs of accommodation with breakfast in double rooms at the B&B hotel (Wrocław, ul. Piotra Skargi 24-28).
Additional remarks:
  • Conference fees previously paid remain valid,
  • Until February 28, 2022, you can notify the organizers of the Symposium for accommodation in a single room, for an additional fee of PLN 200,
  • The conference fee does not include the cost of using the hotel parking lot,
  • For participants who decide not to use the B&B hotel, the conference fee is PLN 1390 until February 28, 2022, and PLN 1590 after this date.
Post-conference trip:
The fee for participation in the post-conference trip on June 25, 2022 is PLN 260. People participating in the trip can order an additional overnight stay with breakfast (June 25/26) for an extra fee of 30 EUR / PLN 120 in a double room and PLN 180 in a single room.
The organizers reserve the right to change the terms of the Symposium due to the limitations related to the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Post-conference information:

Certificate of participation in the conference:

Conference participants who would like to receive a certificate confirming their participation in the conference and the presentation of their poster or paper may contact Ms. Margaret Wilusz-Nogueira for this purpose: .

Conference photos:

Participants are provided with a link to a google drive with photos from the conference and the tour.

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