An industry-academic collaborative initiative
focused on building a phytobiome-based foundation for accelerating the sustainable production
of food, feed, and fiber.



6 June 2017 – Press Release: Penn State Joins Phytobiomes Alliance

19 April 2017 – Press Release: INRA Joins Phytobiomes Alliance

Job Offers

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Microbiome - Western Sydney University, Australia. Applicaiton deadline: 23 July 2017 Long AD Level A Research Fellow in Environmental Microbiome V1.pdfResearch Fellow in Environmental Microbiome.pdf

Faculty Position in Soil Microbiomes - Colorado State University, USA. Application deadline: 8 September
2017 Soil Microbiome_ short add.pdfSoil Microbiome position.pdf

Featured Activities 

NIST-Phytobiomes Alliance Workshop on Standards

A workshop was held on 12 August 2016 in association with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to identify priorities in developing standards, protocols, reference materials and reference data for phytobiomes research. Check out full details.   

Phytobiomes Alliance Met at Keystone Symposia

The Phytobiomes Alliance held its first meeting during the Keystone Symposia on Thursday 10 November 2016 in Santa Fe, NM. 

Upcoming Events​

19-22 Sept 2017
7th European Conference on Prokaryotic and Fungal Genomics, Göttingen, Germany

2-3 Nov 2017
2nd Partnership in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress, Philadelphia, PA, USA

4-7 Dec 2017    Microbe-assisted crop production - opportunities, challenges and needs, Vienna, Austria

15-19 Feb 2018
– Phytobiomes: Fundamential & Applied Science for the Enhanced Agricultural Productivity, AAAS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, USA