- Start of registration: July 1st,2022
- Start of abstract submission: July 1st,2022
- Deadline for abstract submission: September 20th, 2022
- Deadline for registration: September 20th, 2022
Welcome to the International Conference on Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding
On behalf of the Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding (CoE CroP-BioDiv), Zagreb, Croatia, we are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding.
The conference will take place in Novigrad, Croatia, from 2 to 6 October 2022.
The conference will be an excellent opportunity to meet with researchers from all over the world who are working on different aspects of analysis, conservation and use of plant diversity in plant breeding programmes and different approaches in the development and implementation of new technologies in molecular plant breeding.
The Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding (CoE CroP-BioDiv) is a research-oriented network designed to provide both knowledge and results in direct support of agricultural research progress. The research team consists of scientists from three faculties (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture; J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science ) and three institutes (Institute of Agriculture and Tourism Poreč, Agricultural Institute Osijek, Institute for Adriatic Crops and Karst Reclamation Split) and thus includes the leading scientists from all higher education institutions as well as all research institutes in the field of agriculture in Croatia.
The objectives of the CoE include: (a) increasing the benefits derived from the use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, (b) identifying important plant traits through field trials and laboratory analysis and optimising protocols for phenotyping, (c) optimising genotyping protocols by introducing common standardized lab analysis procedures, and (d) introducing new statistical methods. The research is conducted on eight model species representing the most economically important and the most promising crops in Croatia: Maize, Wheat, Soybean, Grapevine, Olive, Brassicas/Alliums, Common bean and Dalmatian pyrethrum/Salvias.
The main objective of the conference is to promote new approaches to plant diversity conservation and molecular plant breeding by providing participants with the opportunity for a stimulating and inspiring exchange of knowledge, skills and experiences.
We look forward to seeing you in Novigrad!