CryoSymp 2021 - Oslo, Norway, from 7th until 10th June 2021

We warmly invite you to participate in CryoSymp 2021, the IV International Symposium on Plant Cryopreservation, to be held in Asker close to Oslo, Norway, from 7th until 10th June 2021. CryoSymp 2021 will be organized by the Norwegian institute of Bioeconomy Research, together with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).

The conference will focus on sharing expertise on cryopreservation in relation to plant genetic resources and plant health, basic and applied research in cryobiology and plant gene banking.

There will be with sessions on:

  • Crop biodiversity and plant genetic resources
  • Advances in fundamental cryobiology and applied cryobiology in plant preservation
  • Cryo genebank of germplasm
  • Healthy plant materials in plant cryopreservation

Oral and poster presentations will be invited to cover the full spectrum of research, from theory to implementation within relevant theme.

Finally, our social program will allow you to meet colleagues from all over the world, enjoying a relaxed afternoon at the Oslo fjord.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Norway in 2021!


Dag-Ragnar Blystad, Convenor

We open for registration November 1st 2020


  • 7. June 2021

    Arrival and registration

    Simple meal and get-together

  • 8. June 2021

    Oral and poster presentation

  • 9. June 2021

    Oral and poster presentation

    Social activity

    Conference dinner

  • 10. June 2021

    ISHS business meeting

    Oral and poster presentation



All symposium activities are at Holmen fjordhotel. We strongly suggest all participants to book their accomdation at this hotel. Bookings before May 17. 2021 will be at reduced price, using this conference code: NIBIO


How to get to Holmen Fjordhotell:

From Oslo Lufthavn (Gardermoen) to Sandvika directly:

Take the Airport Express train (F2, direction Drammen) to Sandvika station (39 min).

Alternatively, you can take the NSB trains R10 direction Drammen, R11 direction Skien or L12 direction Kongsberg. This is cheaper and takes only 40 min.

You have to buy tickets in advance.

All trains go via Oslo Central Station.

From Sandvika station - It takes about 8 minutes by taxi.

Alternatively: Leave the train at Skøyen or Lysaker station and take bus number 250(E), direction Slemmestad/Sætre, to Grønlia in Asker. The bus stop is right by the hotel.

Return from Sandvika station to Oslo Lufthavn (Gardermoen):

Take the Airport Express train (F2) to Oslo Lufthavn (Gardermoen).

Alternatively, you can take the NSB trains R10 direction Lillehammer, R11 direction Eidsvoll or L12 direction Eidsvoll. This is cheaper and takes only 40 min.


Links to travel apps:,


Parking There is free parking at the 2 top parking lots, and down the road to the hotel. The hotel garage is subject to a fee of NOK 8 per hour / NOK 150 for 2 days.

El-car charge In the garage there are 2 loading areas (type2 charger). Charging is included in the parking fee.

If you want to contact the arrangment comitee:

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Registration fee: (preliminary prices)

  Early bird  before 1 February After 1 February
Regular participant 7900 NOK 8900 NOK
ISHS member 7000 NOK 8000 NOK
Students 5000 NOK 5000 NOK
Attends 1 day 2700 NOK 2700 NOK

Due to uncertainty related to Covid-19, final prices will come after November 1st

Registration fee includes a copy of the symposium proceedings that will be published as a volume of Acta Horticulturae


All abstracts and papers must be submitted through ROSA (Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission and review) at

Start abstract submission: 15 December  2020

Deadline abstract submission:  1 February 2021 

Deadline abstract modification: 15 February 2021

Deadline fulltext paper submission: 1 June 2021

Deadline fulltext paper modification: 1 September 2021


Info on ISHS membership:

Info on ISHS Young Minds Awards,