[Arabidopsis] Invitation to ESF-Wellcome Trust Conference on Crop
Genomics, Trait Analysis and Breeding, 8-11 November 2006
debra darling (JIC)
debra.darling at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Sep 14 07:59:35 EST 2006
> Subject: Invitation to ESF-Wellcome Trust Conference on Crop
> Genomics, Trait Analysis and Breeding, 8-11 November 2006
> Dear Colleague
> The European Science Foundation-Wellcome Trust Crop Genomics and Trait
> Analysis to be held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus at Hinxton,
> near Cambridge UK on Nov 8-11 this year. Registration is open until
> Oct 15 and can be completed at http://www.esf.org/conferences/lc06204
> . Appended find the programme of confirmed speakers and a poster
> advertising the meeting.
> The theme of the meeting is understanding and applying genomic
> information to crop plant improvement. Recent advances in structural,
> comparative and functional genomics are establishing new approaches
> for identifying genes and genotypes in the complex genomes of crop
> plants. This knowledge underpins new approaches to crop plant
> improvement for food and biomass production.
> The meeting will address the following topics:
> * Progress in genome analysis in the major crops
> * Genome dynamics, polyploidy and domestication
> * Population genomics and evolution
> * Marker assisted breeding and trait analysis
> * New approaches to genome sequencing, polymorphism
> detection and informatics
> * Technology priorities in food and renewable resource
> production, sustainable agriculture and the environment
> Travel and accomodation bursaries are available for a limited number
> of students. A significant number of talks will be selected from
> submitted abstracts, so the meeting is a good opportunity to present
> work in progress.
> Hinxton is close to Cambridge and London Stansted airport.
> We look forward to seeing you in Hinxton in November.
> Michael Bevan, John Innes Centre
> Robbie Waugh, Scottish Crop Research Institute
> <<AdvCour_CropGenomAd_08_09LR.pdf>> <<2006-204_fp.doc>>
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