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  Applied Vegetable Genomics    

(February 19-20, 2014, Vienna, Austria)                                     Jump to: 

The importance of vegetables cannot be overemphasized, since they should ideally be included in basically every health-related diet. Thus, vegetables play a vital role on food front as they are cheapest-sources of natural foods and can admirably supplement the main cereals. Key challenges in vegetable breeding are a) To assure the continued development of improved vegetable breeding lines and varieties to meet future needs of the vegetable industry and the general public and b) To encourage the transition of basic and applied research findings into usable germplasm and methodologies for use by private sector plant breeders. Genomes of several vegetable crops are being sequenced, a large number of DNA markers are discovered, high throughput genotyping and phenotyping platforms are established and new tools – linkage mapping, association mapping, family based QTL mapping, functional genomics etc. are upcoming, and integration of genomics in plant breeding is the way forward.

Vienna is located in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Danube River, and considered as one of the most important economic, cultural and touristic large cities of central Europe. Apart from providing top science, the Conference will capture the spirit of the city thanks to the central location of the venue offering a multitude of cultural events.

This two-day event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “Applied Vegetable Genomics” and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaborations.
The International Conference “Applied Vegetable Genomics“ will cover the following research topics:
•  Model Systems in Vegetables
•  Epigenetics and Evolution of Vegetable Genome
•  Natural Resources & Genetic Variation
•  Vegetable “Omics” (Genomics, Proteomics & Metabolomics etc)
•  Sequencing & Bioinformatics of Vegetable Genome
•  Genetics & Molecular Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci
•  Molecular Markers, Marker Assisted Selection
•  Genomic Selection & Molecular Breeding
•  Mutant Resources (TILLING, ECOTILLING, DART etc.)
•  Vegetable Doubled Haploids
•  Heterosis and Genomic Breeding
•  Genomics & Breeding for Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance
•  Genomics & Breeding for Flavor Improvement
•  Genomics & Breeding for Nutritional, Dietetic and Nutraceutical Value
Amongst the invited speakers are internationally known names such as:
Y. Bai (The Netherlands), G. Giuliano (Italy),  J. Prohens (Spain), A. Bendahmane (France), L. Mueller (USA), D. Zamir (Israel), H. Klee (USA), J. Blanca (Spain), I. Paran (Israel),  H. Ezura (Japan), A. Bus (Germany), J. McCallum (New Zealand), R. Finkers (The Netherlands), C. Gebhardt (Germany), X. Wang (China), M. Causse (France), B. Vosman (The Netherlands), B. Bohanec (Slovenia), A. Touraev (Austria) 
This exciting scientific forum will include almost 40 lectures delivered by worldwide known invited speakers and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, a unique Conference Dinner Party and sightseeing tours of Vienna.
We are looking forward to see you in Vienna in February 19-20th, 2014!

Dr. Yuling Bai  (Co-Chair, Scientific Programme)
Prof. Alisher Touraev (Conference Chair)

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