• ISRR12

    The 12th Symposium of the ISRR Roots [& Roads] to a sustainable future will be held at UFZ | Leipziger KUBUS from 2 to 7 June 2024. Visit the website for more details.

  • Dundee Root Medal Lecture and Workshop

    The 2022 Dundee Medal Lecture was given by Prof Malcolm Bennett on "A novel plant water sensing mechanism: Hydraulic flux responsive hormone redistribution determines root branching" and the accompanying workshop recorded can be found hereLink.

  • Exposing the hidden half

    Plant and Soil published their special issue on the 10th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research. The twelve contributions of participants can be found at the  journal webside.

  • New ISRR president and executive secretary

    At the 10th ISRR meeting 2018 the new president, Michelle Watt, was elected as well as the new executive secretary, Ulrike Mathesius. More information can be found here.

  • Welcome to the International Society of Root Research

    The Society’s aim is to promote cooperation and communication between root researchers around the world.

  • Join the ISRR

    Interested in contributing and joining our international team of researchers?


What is the ISRR?

Wendy Silk recieving the lifetime award during the online ISRR11 conference

The Society’s aim is to promote cooperation and communication between root researchers around the world. Hopefully you will join us in this endeavour.
The main activity of the International Society of Root Research is to hold regular scientific meetings at which the latest root research can be presented. Our meetings in Scotland,  Australia, and Israel each attracted over 300 participants on site. The ISRR10 was also featured on twitter  and youtube. The latest meeting, ISRR11, organized by University of Missouri (USA), was held as an online conference in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2015 the Lifetime Award prize was initiated; presented to Margaret McCully (2015), Hans Lambers (2018), and Wendy Silk (2021) for their significant contributions to root research.

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News & ISRR Newsletter

Student Ambassador programme being part of the online ISRR11 conference

Since the ISRR9 meeting regular student ambassador programs are taking place accompanying ISRR symposia. The last one, for ISRR11, has prepared a conference report including a phenotyping activity survey which will soon be published.

Since beginning of 2017 we publish a roughly quarterly newsletter summarizing information about the upcoming ISRR meetings, featured articles from ISRR members, intersting new publications, and more.
In our news section we also frequently update you on recent developments including open positions.  News can be found here.

ISRR activities are visible on Twitter and other networks. 


News & Newsletter

Latest Meeting of the ISRR

Bob Sharp opening the online ISRR11 conference

ISRR 11th International Symposium 
online, 24-28th May 2021

Follow tweets of participants while the meeting is ongoing on Twitter at Root Scientiests, #ISRR11, #ISRR2021, #Clubisrr.
We are also giving updates on the prizes awared during the meeting and other activities such as the Student Ambassador program or the General Meeting here.

For detailed information on the conference programme, the revenue, or other organizational matters please visit the Conference website.

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