Plant Genetics & Breeding Technologies IV

(July 12-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria)

Welcome to the 4th International Conference “Plant Genetics & Breeding Technologies”!

Modern Plant Genetics and Breeding are important factors for ensuring food security by developing new varieties that are higher-yielding, resistant to pests and diseases, drought-resistant or regionally adapted to different environments and growing conditions. Advances in Genetics and Genomics, Genome Editing and Engineering, Molecular biology, DNA sequencing and Information Technologies have transformed our ability to track genetic variation and plant performance, making the process of plant breeding radically faster and cheaper than ever before. New, innovative and robust technologies are emerging faster than ever before making plant breeding a high tech discipline.

The 4th International Conference “Plant Genetics & Breeding Technologies” to be held on July 12-13, 2018, in Vienna, Austria will bring together academy and industry to highlight and evaluate modern Plant Genetics and Breeding Tools and Technologies, define perspectives and establish strong bridge between academy and industry and multilateral collaborations.

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-days event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “Plant Genetics & Breeding Technologies”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

The 4th International Conference “Plant Genetics & Breeding Technologies” will cover the following research topics:

  • Plant Genetic Resources & Natural Diversity
  • Plant Mutagenesis
  • Plant “OMICS”
  • Molecular Markers,
  • Mapping & Map Based Cloning
  • Genomic Selection & Molecular Breeding
  • Genetics & Breeding of QTL and Useful Traits
  • Genome Editing & Engineering
  • Biotechnology in Plant Breeding

Among the invited speakers are internationally known names such as*:

David Edwards (Australia), Ben Vosman (The Netherlands), Katrien M. Devos (Belgium), Friedrich Longin (Germany), Roberto Tuberosa (Italy), Hermann Bürstmayr (Austria), Ryohei Terauchi (Japan), Magdy Mahfouz (Saudia Arabia), Richard G. F. Visser (The Netherlands) and others.

*The list of invited speakers has yet to be confirmed.

Approximately 350 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum including 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.

Early Bird Registration Deadline is April 15, 2018.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna on July 12-13, 2018!

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)

Prof. Roberto Tuberosa (University of Bologna, Co-Chair, Italy)