Monday September 14th 2015

CAMO from molecules to modeling

The aim is to provide an overview of research on three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods (CAMo) that is going on at the institutes involved in the COST Action and to start discussions between Academia and SME about opportunities, challenges and bottlenecks in utilizing CAMo interactions in applications.

Wednesday February 10th 2016

First Annual Meeting of COST FA1405

COST FA1405 Annual Meeting, Malaga, Spain, February 10-12, 2016

Registration is now open!
For venue, programme and registration see 

Keynote speakers: Julia Koricheva, Mike Kolomiets, Carlos Ballaré and Anant Patel.

Wednesday September 14th 2016

Plant-mediated communication between above and belowground foodwebs

The workshop will promote a multidisciplinary approach to study the impact of root-associated organisms on plant-insect interactions at different trophic levels by inviting twenty contributors from different sub-disciplines. 

Thursday September 29th 2016

Utilization of crop-microbe-arthropod interactions

Tritrophic interactions between crops, microbes and arthropods are highly diverse and not fully understood. Unravelling the underlying mechanisms is of primary importance for the development of novel products. For instance, beneficial plant microbes can protect crops from insect herbivores and microbial plant pathogens by triggering the plant’s defense system and can enhance the attraction of the natural enemies of its herbivores, thus enhancing the efficacy of biological control.

Tuesday January 31st 2017

Second Annual Meeting COST FA1405

The second Annual Meeting of COST Action FA1405 took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) at the Best Western Premier Hotel, Slon, hosted by the National Institute of Biology.

Friday February 3rd 2017

Training School COST FA1405 “Systems biology approaches to multi-way interactions”

The Training school will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) right after the COST FA1405 Annual Meeting, and is  jointly organized by the National Institute of Biology and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

Sunday July 2nd 2017

Sessions at the 16th International Symposium on Insect Plant interactions (SIP 2017)

Two sessions at SIP 2017 co-organized by COST FA1405

Monday September 11th 2017

Training School: Plant hormones and metabolites: Techniques and data processing

This Training School will be held in the Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
For more information please also view the official announcement

Note that the deadline to sign up for the Training school is 13 July 2017 

Monday October 30th 2017

Training School: Beginners course in ecological network analysis of multi-species interactions

Organizers: Paula Baptista and Alison Bennett
Trainers: Darren M. Evans, U.Newcastle, UK and Michael J.O. Pocock, CEH, UK
Target audience: MSc, PhD students and post-PhD researchers from Ecology, Biology, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Mathematical Modelling and others who aim to acquire broad understanding of the conceptual description of ecological networks.
Number of trainees: maximum 12

Wednesday January 24th 2018

Third Annual Meeting of COST Action FA1405: “Three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods: impacts, mechanisms and utilization”

For more information on the meeting, please visit the website. An outline for the program can be found here. 

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2017