The ICRISAT’s Center of Excellence (CoE) in Genomics (CEG, http://ceg.icrisat.org/) as a part of Critical Focus area-Molecular Breeding is organizing the 5th International Conference on Next Generation Genomics and Integrated Breeding (NGGIBCI-2015) for Crop Improvement at ICRISAT Campus, Greater Hyderabad, India on February 18-20, 2015.

This Conference is being organized in continuation of the earlier four meetings/workshops on NGS data analysis (http://ceg.icrisat.org/1-ngs.htm; http://ceg.icrisat.org/2-ngs.htm; http://ceg.icrisat.org/3-ngs.htm and http://www.icrisat.org/gt-bt/NGGIBCI/home.htm). Better communication and sharing of the ideas among scientists and stakeholders is the key to achieve the goal of global food security. This conference will provide a platform for scientists to interact with each other and present their work and discuss different aspects of modern genomics and breeding for crop improvement.

Speakers

Eminent speakers in the fields of genetics, genomics, breeding and allied sciences will be invited. A poster session will also be arranged to encourage participation of young researchers in the conference.

Conference Themes Registration
Next generation genomics Early Bird (before 15 December, 2014) Regular Student
Novel mapping approaches and QTLs Indian National INR 12,000 INR 8,000
Advances in phenotyping and trait mapping Foreigh National US$ 400 US$ 300
Marker-assisted selection/backcrossing Late (Before 15 January, 2015)
Genomic selection Indian National INR 14,000 INR 10,000
Decision support tools for breeding Foreigh National US$ 500 US$ 400
New horizons for crop improvement

Industry participants are requested to contact organizers!

Registration will be managed through the conference website(http://ceg.icrisat.org/v-nggibci/Registration.asp). It will be possible to pay by credit card, bank transfer or cheque. There are two different levels of participation, each with a different fee (Regular & Students)

Abstract Submission

The Conference will be organized under well-structured technical sessions that will include invited lectures by eminent speakers in the fields of genetics, genomics, breeding and allied sciences. A poster session will also be arranged to encourage participation of young researchers in the conference. V NGGIBCI-2015 will accept online abstract submissions upto January 25, 2015. Take advantage of this opportunity to submit your abstract at http://www.ceg.icrisat.org/v-nggibci/abstract.htm for consideration in the conference.

Important Dates

Online registration through conference website is mandatory for everyone.

Deadline for Early bird registration is Jan 10, 2015

Deadline for Abstract submission is Jan 25, 2015

Accommodation booking closes from Jan 25, 2015

Please also note that there WILL NOT BE ANY extension for date of registration

Accommodation

Special negotiations are being made with a range of budget hotels in the vicinity of ICRISAT. Details about booking accommodation will be available on the website starting from November 1, 2014 (www.vnggibci.icrisat.org)

Travel
For most people, travelling to the conference will involve flying to Hyderabad and then reach to the Conference venue or your accommodation. The main train station (called Secunderabad Station) is a good orientation point situated right in the centre of the city and there are normally lots of taxis available there.

For further information, please contact: Rajeev K Varshney, Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG), ICRISAT, Hyderabad-502324, India, Tel: +91 40 30713305, +91 40 30713387, Email: nggib2015@gmail.com, Web: www.vnggibci.icrisat.org

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