lathyrus day

The Fernand Lambein Fund proudly announces the first International Lathyrus Day, which will take place on the 3rd of June, 2024, in Ghent (Belgium).

We chose the birthday of Fernand Lambein (Ghent University) to organize this special occasion, to bring the grass pea community together, network, share knowledge, and foster collaborations between the north and the south.

What to expect?

Keynote Speakers: We are honored to have Dr. Peter Emmrich (Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development) and Dr. Shiv Kumar Agrawal (ICARDA) as keynote speakers. Their expertise in the field will undoubtedly provide valuable insights into grass pea research and its applications.


Additional Speakers: We will be selecting additional speakers based on abstract submissions. This is your chance to contribute your insights, research, and ideas to the Lathyrus Day program. Stay tuned for the submission guidelines and deadlines.


Travel Funding Available: To ensure this event is accessible to as many members of the grass pea community as possible, we are pleased to offer travel funding opportunities. Further details on how to apply will be provided on our website.

Save the date, 3rd of June 2024, for this exciting event. We look forward to your participation and hope to see you there to celebrate and advance the field of grass pea research.