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Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance Symposium, 24–25 June 2010



Following on from our recent announcement on the Plant Breeding for Drought programme to be held at Colorado State University from 14–25 June 2010 – a course primarily targeted at graduate students in the plant sciences, as well as professionals in the public and private sectors – details on the Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance Symposium, an event which is open to the public and due to take place over the final two days of the course on 24–25 June, are now available.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for exchange between plant physiologists, agronomists, and geneticists in order to continue the positive trend towards crop improvement through plant breeding and genetics. The event also aims to build collaborations between the public and private sectors, as well as with graduate students in plant breeding, genetics, and physiology programmes.

The meeting will consist of stimulating presentations by invited speakers and will feature keynote speaker Richard Richards, plant physiologist, from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Canberra, Australia. Other speakers include Rachid Serraj (IRRI), Roberto Tuberosa (University of Bologna, Italy), Renee Lafitte (University of California, USA), and many other top scientists in the field of plant breeding for drought tolerance.

  • Eligibility: Professionals and graduate students with a background and/or interest in plant breeding research.
  • Early registration date (for reduced fees): 1st April 2010

For more details on the event and on how to register, please consult the symposium website.