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Meetings of the minds on things that matter


As had been expected, February was an intense month at GCP, with three critical meetings running back-to-back. First was a workshop to officially launch the Molecular Breeding Platform (MBP) in Hyderabad India (17–20 February). The launch was immediately followed by an Informatics workshop, at the same venue from 20–22 February, in which the MBP users and developers reviewed and began to develop concrete information strategies for each use case. From the MBP, attention then turned to the GCP Wheat Challenge Initiative, with twin meetings taking place to launch a joint China–India research initiative to breed heat- and drought-tolerant wheat. The India launch was on 22–23 February in New Delhi, while the China launch was 25–26 February in Beijing.

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