Students from various fields related to agrisciences will come together to share their knowledge and insights, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. The conference serves as a platform for students to showcase their research findings, exchange ideas with peers and mentors, and gain valuable experience, presenting their work.

As we reflect on the past 30 years of Mendelnet´s existence, we celebrate the achievements of our student community and look forward to its continued growth and success in the future. During this event there will be a competitive element, some awards are on offer for participants’ performance. Active participation in the conference will be confirmed through a Certificate of participation. The condition for its issuance is the completion of the registration form, including the contribution annotation and oral presentation in English language (15 minutes; it consists of a 10-minute talk followed by a 5-minute discussion).

Term: November 8, 2023 
Venue: Mendel university in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno
Registration: July 1 to September 30, 2023
Official language: English

Open sections

There will be a number of different sessions on offer covering a range of topics, but for organisational purposes in the case that it becomes necessary, you might find yourself in a slightly different topic group than the one you signed up for. This will obviously be avoided wherever possible but might be necessary to provide a smooth and efficient grouping process.

This section is focused at the problematics of breeding, growing, plants’ fertilization and plant protection (field crops, medicinal, aromatic and spice herbs, fruit and vegetable, ornamental plants, permanent cultures). The proceedings are expected from the fields of: growing technologies (soil processing, long-term experiments, monocultures, precision farming etc.), pedology, quality of plant production, phytopathology, entomology, herbology, growing models, monitoring, soil organic matter, diagnostic methods etc.

The Animal Production section is predominantly focused on the research of breeding, nutrition, reproduction, and sustainable production systems for farm animals, pets and wildlife in captivity. The relevance and importance of this section is enhanced through the inclusion of animal health and welfare studies, natural resource management and value added enterprises.

In the section Fisheries and Hydrobiology reports from the whole area of freshwater fisheries are expected, from ichthyology and hydrobiology, through the fish farming and nutrition, fish management, to the quality of the fish meat, fish diseases and ecotoxicology. Additionally, data will be presented on water quality and environmental pollution. Furthermore, aquatic communities’ research results and effects of climate change on water ecosystems will also be discussed.

The section covers a problematic of wildlife in context of agriculture, forestry and biological conservation. There will be presented different studies dealing with biology, ethology and biodiversity of all animals including the most modern methodological approaches. Multidisciplinary studies (ecology, conservation, multi-taxa approach) are welcome.

The section of Agroecology and Rural Development focuses on ecological and environmental problems related to cultural and rural landscape. It covers the topics of landscape planning, land remediation, protection against erosion or water systems revitalization, changes of structure and use of rural landscape and their consequences for biodiversity and ecological stability. Besides that, it covers climate change topic, soil water balance, water quality and crop modelling, drought and desertification, water and wind erosion (erosion models) and problems of irrigation and its perspective. Part of the section is devoted to all aspects of waste management. Rural development segment is aimed at multifunctional utilization of the countryside including small towns, the peripheral regions and to the problems connected with suburbanization process.

The section is aimed on presentation of the advances in the quality food production. This includes the preparation of high quality and technologically suitable raw materials of both plant and animal origin, the development of suitable technological processing methods and, last but not least, the quality assessment of the final product, whether in terms of sensory, microbiological or hygienic parameters.

The scope of contributions in the Plant Biology section includes the field of experimental morphology, physiology, taxonomy and biodiversity of plants. Methods used in experiments range from basic phenotypic analysis through image analysis and high-resolution confocal microscopy or electron microscopy for molecular and cellular studies, modern molecular biology and biotechnology approaches, genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic analysis, gene cloning and genome editing, etc.

The section Animal Biology is focused on the molecular and cellular bases of animal cytology, genetics, biotechnology, biodiversity and molecular taxonomy, cell biology, physiology, development biology and immunology. High-quality contributions using new methodological approaches are welcomed: these include new molecular biology approaches for genomic and proteomic analysis, high-resolution confocal microscopy and image analysis, electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, and single-cell and patch-clamp recording for electrophysiology studies.

The section is devoted to the advancement and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge concerning: Automotive Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Energy Engineering and Power Technology; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanics of Materials, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment.

The section covers all chemical and biochemical topics including analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, (bio)sensing, inorganic and organic synthesis, applied molecular biology as well as nanotechnologies and nanomedicine, biocompatibility and toxicity testing, omics, and other related ones.

Registration Fee:

There is no fee to sign up for any of the sessions, or the event in general, however of course this does not include food or accommodation, which participants will need to organise themselves, as they wish. 

Registration form:

If you want to apply to be a presenter during the conference you need to apply via the registration link. Registration will be open from the 1st July to the 30th September 2023 and the event itself will be held on the 8th November.

On behalf of the organisation team, we would like to inform that in case you cannot find an important detail regarding the conference, that we are available to help at the following email address: