The Fernand Lambein Fund is delighted to announce the first International Lathyrus Day, scheduled for June 3, 2024, in the lively city of Ghent, Belgium. Honoring the legacy of Fernand Lambein, a distinguished researcher in the field of Lathyrus sativus, this event extends a warm invitation to academics and professionals alike, encouraging the convergence of minds to foster connections, share knowledge, and cultivate collaborations across the globe.

Esteemed Keynote Speakers, including Dr. Peter Emmrich from the Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development and Dr. Shiv Kumar Agrawal from ICARDA, will present their latest work on Lathyrus sativus. Their profound expertise ensures attendees gain valuable insights into grass pea research and its practical applications. In addition, this event will be the platform for further contributions. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts. This is the opportunity to actively shape the Lathyrus Day program, enriching the event with insights, research findings, and innovative ideas.

What to expect:

  • Inspiring Talks: Internationally acclaimed scientists and experts will share their groundbreaking research and discoveries related to grass pea. Topics include biodiversity, conservation efforts, genetic studies, and the cultural significance of Lathyrus sativus.


  • Poster Presentations: Discover the cutting-edge work of the newest generation of scientists.


  • Networking Opportunities: The Lathyrus Day aims to create a vibrant network of scientists passionate about Lathyrus sativus. Connect with fellow enthusiasts, researchers, and professionals.

Want to be part of the Lathyrus Day?
Submit your abstract to contribute your insights and showcase your research through a poster presentation or a flash talk.
Limited travel grants available: stand your chance of being selected for the grant by applying here upon abstract submission.

Ticket sale is officially open!
Secure your spot by purchasing early bird tickets before April 22, 2024.

For more information, detailed schedules, and registration, visit the official event page.


Early bird registration

Early bird tickets are availalbe before 22 April 2024



Abstract submission

Submit your abstract here


More information

More information on the International Lathyrus Day can be found here