Dear colleagues and friends,

a bit more than one year passed since the last Xylem International Meeting, and a bit less than a year we have to wait for the next edition. The 4th Xylem International Meeting will cross the Alps, moving from France to Italy, and will be hosted at the Botanical Garden of the University of Padua on 25-27 September 2019 ( We are happy to announce the confirmation for the keynote presentations of Sean Gleason (USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, CO, USA), Andrea Carminati (University of Bayreuth, Germany), Markus Riederer (University of Würzburg, Germany) and Maciej Zwieniecki (University of California Davis, USA). As commonly done for the previous editions, the participation to the XIM4 will be restricted to 100 people. Details on registration procedures and abstract submission will be announced at the end of October/beginning of November via email, official website and Twitter. Stay tuned! And please forward this announcement to anyone you think may be interested. We look forward to see you in Padua!     Best wishes The Organizing Committee