The 49th Annual Meeting of the Working Group Phytomedicine in the Tropics & Subtropics will be held as part of the Tropentag on 11–13 September 2024 in Vienna, Austria. Registrations are made via the Tropentag homepage.

Despite the fact that our working group meetings reach back half a century, there is no stable group of researchers within the DPG today that is engaged in the field of phytomedicine in the tropics and subtopics. Instead we have combined our efforts and cooperate with our partner organization "Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research (ATSAF)" and present our topic with the general framework of agricultural research.
Bi-annualy we provide the option of a meeting during the "Tropentag"-conference. After having registered for the "Tropentag"-Conference, a separate registration for the meeting is not required.

Dr. Stephan Winter
Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH
Messeweg 11/12 - 38104 Braunschweig



  • Intensifying the exchange of knowledge and experience between development researchers
  • Presentation and distribution of current research results
  • Preserving existing documentation materials (e.g. slide collections)
  • Participating in topic-specific conferences and meetings (e.g. German Plant Protection Conference; “Tropentage” [Days of the Tropics])
  • Technical cooperation to preserve and improve plant health
  • Current strategies for plant protection in the tropics and subtropics
  • New pathogens and pests
  • Natural substances as plant protection remedies
  • Biodiversity of pests and beneficial organisms
  • Stored product protection – storage pests and storage decay
  • Biotechnology – options for farmers and consumers in the tropics and subtropics
  • Participative research
  • Education and trainings

As part of the annual Tropentag organized by its partner organization ATSAF the working group Phytomedicine in the Tropics and Subtropics arranges a session on “Plant Protection”.

In addition we cooperate with "Löwe für Löwe e.V. (Lion for Lion r.s.)", Enactus-Mannheim r.s., and Njala-University Sierra Leone.