1. Nikolay Vavilov in the context of history, society and world science (topics of reports: contribution of Nikolay Vavilov to the development of Russian and world science; personality phenomenon of Nikolay Vavilov; little-known pages of the biography of Nikolay Vavilov, his students and associates).
2. Basic research in the field of the study of plants and microorganisms (topics of reports: problems and achievements of modern genetics and breeding, genomics, molecular and cellular engineering of plants and micro-organisms, the study of plant genetic resources, environmental problems of plant biodiversity)
3. Modern agrobiotechnologies for sustainable development of agriculture (reports: soil fertility enhancement technologies, agricultural agrocenosis resistance, plant protection against diseases and pests, plant-microbial symbioses, associative interactions of plants and microorganisms in vivo and in vitro, the role of biotic and abiotic factors)